The holiday season is upon us again. First and foremost, this cheerful season is always about gathering together and celebrating love, life & a year well spent. But, between work, family, and friends your December wardrobe is working up a sweat. It’s hard to find the perfect outfit for each occasion while balancing your budget.
It’s no secret that sweaters are my favorite closet staple. Along with being practical in the infinite New England tundra, they are the hug you crave all winter. So, when brainstorming gift ideas, these tangled knots of wool were on the top of everyone’s lists because I wanted to share the joy & warmth that a new, cozy sweater brings me. My mom, adoring the style of the traditional elbow patch, requested a sweater with a personalized touch.
DIY Strappy Black Flat
With uses both casual and professional, this romantic style has frequented storefronts all summer. I found these flats sadly tucked in the land of forgotten shoes, which, as for most, is underneath my bed. Used once for an interview with a boring, black suit, I figured they deserved a second life. On my way out the door, I felt my outfit was missing some delicate details. Luckily, this DIY was quick and rewarding – Up-cycling shoes is not only budget-friendly, but it also can take the work out of breaking in a beautiful shoe, making more happy days together.
While Kate Spade isn’t the only one using the phrase “I am very busy” this season, she is one of my favorite designers simply because her style is sleek, chic, and sassy. The brand’s classy pieces are the ultimate statement, which is the reason other companies desperately seek collaborations. Not being a multimillion dollar business owner, I’ve created a collaboration of my own using her seamless style. This is a great budget friendly way to get the look you want while maintaining the motivation to study.