OOTD: Festive Frock

Wearing red and green, even around the holidays- can often be a risky fashion move given that the color combination walks a thin line between festive and chic and “ugly Christmas sweater” territory. It’s one of the main reasons I mix things like red and gold or green and silver, instead- so I can feel like I’m ready for the holidays without looking like I’m trying to be one of Santa’s elves.

But when I stumble across something like a lovely red and green plaid mini-dress (with pockets!) that is both comfortable and classy with it’s seasonal color mix- I wear it with pride and confidence in and around downtown Northampton while I’m doing some holiday shopping!

This long-sleeved, scoop-neck dress from MIROL was a recent find while putting together an ensemble for this year’s Christmas card photos, but has since become what I’m sure will be a favorite holiday go-to piece for some upcoming gatherings and get-togethers I have lined up in the coming weeks ahead.

I paired this dress with some black, fleece-lined leggings (because it’s been chilly out!) and my trusted olive green booties. I also threw on a heavy and hooded, dark red button-up coat when I was outside- but this dress is one that can definitely be worn without tights/leggings or outerwear in warmer climates since the material is pretty lightweight and gives a good amount of stretch.

I got a couple of compliments on this one while out and about the other night- which means I didn’t look like too much like an elf at the North Pole! I have a feeling this one is going to make a some more appearances both here on the blog and my social media in the days leading up to Christmas- which isn’t bad for a piece that costs less than $30!

It’s definitely a great deal!

[ Photos by Dan Little ]


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Hi! I'm Ashley. I'm a blogger and a radio personality with a makeup and shoe addiction based out of Boston and the Pioneer Valley. These are my (mis)adventures.

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