Packing for the Holiday Weekend

December 23, 2011

Hello all, I’m Mae. I’m 1/2 of the photo-duo Bryan and Mae. I was excited when Kate asked me to share a post with you all this week. We met Kate over two years ago when she and Zach were planning their wedding and we were honored to photograph their day for them. We’ve been friends since and now we’re neighbors, so that’s pretty awesome.

I’ve been spending much of this week prepping to be out of town this weekend for Christmas. Baking, crafting, wrapping my little creations for friends and family…so fun! Bryan (my husband) and I are excited to spend a long weekend with both of our families, stuffing ourselves full of good food and staying up late reveling in the season. I wanted to share with you today two outfits I’m taking on our holiday travels, each filled with staples that can be mixed in a million combinations (okay, that’s an exaggeration). I’m a relatively simple girl (though I do love my red lipstick and a really good chai latte with soy), so if I can create multiple outfits with minimal clothing, I am happy. I’m also a cheap girl, so again, multiple outfits with minimal pieces makes me smile from ear to ear.

My go-to outfit is typically pants or a flowy skirt, a v-neck and a cardigan. For this weekend, I’m mixing it up with a denim button-down and a chunky sweater, both of which are perfect for drinking tea and eating my mom’s sugar cookies while curling up on the couch.

1. chunky sweater, thrifted
2. glasses
3. necklace, a gift (from Kate Lainey!)
4. denim button-down, Forever 21
5. charcoal chinos, Target
6. moleskin notebook
7. No One Writes To The Colonel, short story collection to read over the weekend
8. flannel duck boots
9. warm & cozy socks

Not only will I spend my weekend relaxing, but we’ve also got some great holiday parties to attend. To add a bit of festive cheer to my wardrobe, I recently purchased a sequin skirt. If you know me, this may come as a shock. Sequins are not something that fits into my daily wardrobe but hey, that’s the fun of them! I’m excited to pair the sparkle with a cotton v-neck, tights and my trusty ole-loafers for a bit of casual glam. Oh right, and there will also be a cardigan. There is always a cardigan.
1. grey v-neck t-shirt
2. arrowhead necklace
3. brown braided belt
4. black 3/4 sleeve cardigan, thrifted
5. bronze sequin skirt, Forever 21
6. black opaque tights
7. brown loafers, Modcloth
8. brown purse
9. glasses

So there you have it– all the clothes that I will be wearing this weekend. If you see me, you now know what to expect.

Hope that you all have a wonderful weekend celebrating Christmas with friends and family! Be sure to take the time to slow down and just soak in the goodness of this lovely season.

Thanks, Kate for having me over to your blog!

4 thoughts on “Packing for the Holiday Weekend

  1. Jill

    Great post Mae! I tried to talk my sister into getting that exact same sequin skirt just a few days ago– I LOVE it- and I love what you put with it. I should have bought it for myself! 🙂 And I am with you on the cardigans — there is always a cardigan. Merry Christmas!

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