What I’m Wearing on Christmas: Plaid + Pearls

Bows & Sequins styling an outfit perfect for a casual holiday party or Christmas with family! Green chenille sweater layered over a plaid dress with heels and pearls!

I seriously can’t believe Christmas is THIS WEEKEND! Where has the time gone?! It’s been quite a few years since I’ve celebrated Christmas in Illinois (we’ve been going to Florida every year for a while now!), but I’ll be spending the weekend in my hometown this year. When we’re in town, we typically do Christmas Eve with my mom’s side and Christmas Day with my dad’s… And some crossover in between since everyone lives so close! My aunt that lives in DC will be flying in to Chicago on Friday (I haven’t seen her in two years!!) and then we’ll be making the 3.5 hour drive south to spend the long weekend. I don’t know which day I’ll be wearing this outfit, but I set it aside in my closet to pack. I love how it’s festive and slightly dressy, but super relaxed and comfortable… Just how the holidays should be!

Bows & Sequins styling an outfit perfect for a casual holiday party or Christmas with family! Green chenille sweater over a plaid dress with pearls! Gifts and champagne help, too.

This is the same dress that I styled on the blog earlier this week… Did you catch that post? Instead of layering a turtleneck underneath, I slipped this chenille sweater over the top and added a pearl necklace and strappy black heels… Done! Zero fuss, incredibly comfy, but still pulled together. I wish my family had one of those PJ traditions, but this is basically the same thing. 😂

Bows & Sequins wearing an outfit perfect for a casual holiday party or Christmas with family! Green chenille sweater layered over a plaid dress with heels and pearls.

Melissa and I swung by South Loop Loft a few weeks ago to shoot a few projects and I just can’t get enough of that place. (Remember these photos from last year?) The showroom/shop is open on Saturdays from 11-5 if you live in the Chicagoland area… 308 N Leavitt! There are so many amazing decor and furniture finds if you’re in the market, but it’s great for inspiration, too. Beth is so talented! And, you know, Instagrams for days… 📸

Bows & Sequins wearing a green chenille sweater over a plaid dress with strappy heels and a bottle of Chandon bubbly.

Get the Look…

Zara Plaid Dress (similar hereherehere, & here!)
Zara Green Chenille Sweater (similar here, here, here, & here!)
Vince Camuto Heels (now 40% off!)
J.Crew Pearl Necklace (similar here!)

Bows & Sequins styling an outfit perfect for a casual holiday party or Christmas with family! Green chenille sweater layered over a plaid dress with heels and pearls!

Bows & Sequins styling an outfit perfect for a casual holiday party or Christmas with family! Green chenille sweater over a plaid dress with pearls! Gifts and champagne help, too.

Bows & Sequins styling an outfit perfect for a casual holiday party or Christmas with family! Green chenille sweater layered over a plaid dress with pearls!

Bows & Sequins wearing an outfit perfect for a casual holiday party or Christmas with family! Green chenille sweater layered over a plaid dress with heels and pearls.

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12 Comments

  1. 12.21.16
    Tracy Schwartz commented:

    Gorgeous!

    Have a Merry Christmas, Jess!

  2. 12.21.16
    caroline commented:

    I love this whole look! The plaid midi is amazing!
    x0x0 Caroline http://thecarolove.com/

  3. 12.21.16
    Natali commented:

    Such a glamorous and festive outfit!

    https://lartoffashion.com

  4. 12.21.16
    Sam commented:

    LOVE both ways that you styled this dress! So chic, but it looks comfy too. Enjoy Christmas with the fam!

    xx
    Sam

  5. 12.21.16

    Looking cozy and chic!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  6. 12.21.16
    Ann commented:

    I love this outfit! I hope your holidays are full of smiles. The Loftus’ are wishing you peace and happiness for the holidays. Ann and Pat

  7. 12.21.16
    Kate commented:

    Love how you changed the look of the dress by throwing a sweater on top
    -Kate
    katekoutures.blogspot.com

  8. 12.21.16
    Jen commented:

    Great comfortable but dressy outfit! Gorgeous setting behind you, too. Have a happy Christmas, Jess! x

    Jen | affecionada

  9. 12.21.16
    Olivia commented:

    Just bought that necklace at J Crew factory

    https://factory.jcrew.com/womens-clothing/jewelry/necklaces/PRDOVR~27531/27531.jsp?color_name=pearl&un_jtt_v_pdp=yes

    Super great deal! Especially if you also have your college ID for the student discount. Definitely a staple piece that every girl needs to have!

    Happy holidays!

  10. 12.21.16
    Katie commented:

    I love the layered look. I always forget that’s an easy way to restyle dresses/skirts!

  11. 12.21.16

    I love this outfit! Chic AND comfy?! Perfect mix. That showroom is gorg!

    Xo,

    Megan at Lush to Blush

  12. 12.30.16
    Emily Piskulick commented:

    this skirt/dress is amazing! xo

    http://www.dearserendipity.com/