Velvet and Tweed for Holiday Drinks

Bows & Sequins dressed up for the holidays in Chicago's Gold Coast.

It’s taken me a while this year, but I feel like I’ve finally gotten into the holiday spirit! Once I got back from Asia, I felt like I was sprinting to catch up with everything and didn’t really have time to think about the holidays being right around the corner. Now that I’m settling back into my routine and the winter weather has fully arrived in Chicago, I’m 100% embracing the next few weeks of holiday cheer. Last week (or maybe the week before..) before it got so cold, I wore this simple outfit for drinks in the neighborhood with one of my girlfriends!

Bows & Sequins wearing a simple holiday outfit: a sparkly tweed coat atop a velvet top with black jeans!

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is all of the festive attire and accessories. Velvet, sparkly fabrics, sequins, glitter, and all sorts of other embellishments. The best part of festive clothing is how it can make the simplest of outfits seem fancy without you even having to try! I’m just wearing a cami, jeans, and a jacket, but all of the rich textures make it seem like more.

Bows & Sequins styling a simply holiday outfit: black tweed coat, emerald green velvet top, black pants, and black bow pumps.

I got this velvet cami in both green and black. I love how you can wear it on it’s own for a night out, but can also layer it over the top of a crisp white shirt or a fitted turtleneck for a look that’s more daytime appropriate. I have another blog post that I’ll be publishing next week from when I wore the black velvet cami over the top of a turtleneck.. Stay tuned!

This top isn’t included unfortunately, but just wanted to let you know that J.Crew is running a pretty epic promotion today… 40% off a ton of items (lots of new arrivals, too!) and an extra 40-50% off sale styles! If you’ve still got a few ladies on your list to shop for, now’s the time. The promotion is for today only… Use code 24HOURS!

Bows & Sequins wearing a black tweed coat, green velvet peplum top, and black pants for a casual holiday outfit.

I’m in such a statement earring phase right now! I’ve been opting for bare collarbones and necklines and wanted to add some glitz in the form of flashy earrings instead. I recently got these tassel earrings and these gold earrings and I’ve been wearing both of them constantly. I meant to wear either pair with this outfit, but naturally I was racing out the door and completely forgot! 🙃

PS: Since I love these tassel earrings so much and have been eyeing them in every color, they’ve so generously offered Bows & Sequins readers $10 off a pair of the Metallic Magic earring collection and free shipping with code BOWS&SEQUINS10. Great for gifting or slipping a little extra box under the tree for yourself! 😉

Bows & Sequins wearing a green velvet peplum top from J.Crew.

Get the Look…

Sail to Sable Sparkly Tweed Coat
J.Crew Velvet Peplum Cami (more colors available!)
Express Black Pants
Kate Spade Bow Pumps (a few years old; similar here, here, & here!)
Tommy Hilfiger Black Clutch (old; similar here!)
Dior Sunglasses (last worn here!)

Bows & Sequins styling a green velvet top for the holidays.

Bows & Sequins styling a simply holiday outfit: a Sail to Sable black tweed jacket, a J.Crew emerald green velvet top, black pants, and Kate Spade bow pumps.

Bows & Sequins styling a green velvet peplum cami top.

Bows & Sequins wearing a black tweed coat from Sail to Sable and a green velvet peplum top from J.Crew.

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  1. 12.12.16

    Love the green color!

    Liz @

  2. 12.12.16
    Meghan commented:

    Pretty lady!!

  3. 12.12.16
    abigail commented:

    Aw, cute little puppy came to say hi! Love your jacket <3

    Abigail Alice x

  4. 12.12.16
    Natali commented:

    Classy, elegant and styled to perfection! Love your coat!

  5. 12.12.16
    Kate commented:

    Love the green for the holidays!

  6. 12.14.16
    Sam commented:

    Love that shade of green + all of the little touches of sparkle! (Also, hi puppy!)


  7. 2.14.17
    Nelly commented:

    I adore this jade green top! Do you mind sharing what size you are wearing? I can’t decide if it runs big based on the reviews