a holiday suit


Holiday party season is in full swing! What will you be wearing? A velvet smoking suit is such a chic and simple option. I love it as an alternative to dresses, especially in harsh NYC winters when I just can’t bear to expose my legs to the elements or pull on yet another pair of black tights. I love the smokey grey color of this one from Ann Taylor. It feels uber sophisticated and holiday appropriate, yet neutral enough to be warn all winter long. Pair it with a pom pom embellished heel for an extra festive pop.

I also love the pom pom embellishment in the flat version from Ann Taylor. These would make such a great gift!


ANN TAYLOR Velvet Belted Blazer

ANN TAYLOR Velvet Smoking Pants

ANN TAYLOR Shaye Velvet Pom Pom Pumps

ANN TAYLOR Chain Hoop Earrings

Try pairing the velvet blazer with high waist denim and a shimmery top for some laid back holiday vibes. Then layer on the velvet with a clutch in a complementary hue.

Pro tip: Grab this emerald clutch and pair it with just about any look for holiday vibes in a pinch.


ANN TAYLOR Shimmer Puff Sleeve Top

DL1961 Jeans

ANN TAYLOR Velvet Envelope Clutch

ANN TAYLOR Chain Hoop Earrings

ANN TAYLOR Kitt Pom Pom Velvet Slides

Images by DP Jolly


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  1. whit Robbins
    January 25, 2019 / 10:23 pm

    Love your designs (was from Atlanta, now in Florida as my husband passed away) Loooove the black and white blouse in one of your photos in the ad in InStyle magazine.

    Your styles are great and right on target for the trends.

    Good luck.

    Whit Robbins

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