*Image above via Hill House Home.
OK, I’m all in on holiday dressing. I literally stopped in my tracks when I caught sight of this spectacular navy velvet dress from Reformation earlier this week (the sleeves! the back! the color! the length! — imagine with these shoes and these hair slides and earrings like this, this, or this) and now Hill House Home’s holiday launch is upon us (today at 12 noon EST today) and — wheee! Off we go! Holiday parties, here we come!
Hill House’s line sheet is below. I am trying my hardest to ignore all of the tartan this go around as I have THREE tartan nap dresses already (one Caroline, one Ellie I love to wear layered over turtlenecks, and one Nesli that is a dream beneath a statement cardigan and I ADORE them all), but goodness does this brand have my number. I think the Caroline in the tartan is a Christmas morning miracle — it is a really soft, brushed cotton that is truly comfortable to wear. (It is so soft and comfortable, I wear this as an actual nightgown, whereas the other nap dresses I tend to reserve for daytime.) I have another poplin Caroline for summertime that I find myself less inclined to reach for, and I’m not sure if that’s because in the summer I’m already hot and it feels like a lot of fabric? Not sure — anyhow, the Caroline in the winter fabrics is where it’s at. So comfortable and perfect to wear with Vibi Venezia slippers (<<on sale with code 25OFF). This would also make a great gift for a stylish mom or MIL, and is also breast-feeding-compatible for a new mama! Truly a great gift for yourself or a loved one. But if you don’t yet have a Nesli or an Ellie in tartan — these are winter classics! I wore them at least once a week all last winter.
This launch, I am heavily tempted by the velvet beauties. I have never owned one of the Akilah style dresses and I’m intrigued by the new Jasmine fit, too — I really think I need one or the other in that burgundy velvet for Thanksgiving, and mini can wear this velvet trim La Coqueta to tie us together, and maybe I can center micro’s look around these burgundy cords? I would swoon to wear this dress with matching, blinged-out velvet Choos.
A couple of other fabulous festive velvet and tartan finds…
BROCK COLLECTION DRESS // NICOLA BATHIE EARRINGS // HEADBAND // RALPH LAUREN TARTAN DRESS // VELVET PUMPS // SALONI BOW DRESS // ETSY HAIR SLIDES // REBECCA DE RAVENEL MOON EARRINGS // VELVET WRAP DRESS // VELVET HAIR CLIP (AMAZON STEAL!) // HILL HOUSE NAP DRESS // VIBI VENEZIA SLIPPERS // KATE SPADE MULES // ZARA STEAL // ALICE + OLIVIA CARDIGAN // TALBOTS BOW PUMPS
These and other fabulous velvet and tartan finds below…
ANTHRO’S BEST-SELLING SOMERSET DRESS IS NOW AVAILABLE IN VELVET, TOO!
J. CREW HAS A CUTE SMOCKED PLAID DRESS OUT JUST NOW!
KIND OF TRIPPING OVER MYSELF WITH THIS RL VELVET AND TARTAN GOWN — FOR A WINTER WEDDING?! OMG…HOW CHARLOTTE YORK
…BUT I THINK I AM GOING TO NEED TO BUY THIS RL TARTAN DRESS FOR CHRISTMAS MYSELF!
PEARL AND VELVET DROP EARRINGS (CURRENTLY WEARING AS I TYPE)
THIS ZARA STEAL (!!!)
THESE BLACK VELVET PUMPS HAVE BOWS ON THE BACK AND ARE CURRENTLY ONLY $112 WITH CODE
THIS CHANNELED VELVET JACKET IS PERFECT FOR LAYERING OVER HOLIDAY DRESSES
CAN’T UNSEE THIS SPECTACULAR BROCK COLLECTION INVESTMENT
VELVET PUMPS ($110!)
THIS MIDNIGHT BLUE SALONI HAS HAUNTED ME FOR TWO SEASONS STRAIGHT…TEMPTING AS IT IS CURRENTLY 25% OFF
EMBELLISHED VELVET MULES
VELVET HEADBAND ($27!)
THIS ROGER VIVIER BAG IS THE STUFF OF DREAMS
THESE WIDE-LEG VELVET TROUSERS ARE DREAMY
P.P.P.S. On watching my sister tie the knot virtually during COVID and remembering what marriage is all about.