The Fashion Magpie Hill House Launch

Velvet and Tartan from the Hill House Home Launch + Beyond.

*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.

hill house holiday line sheet

A couple of other fabulous festive velvet and tartan finds…

tartan and velvet holiday 2021 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…

THIS DRAPEY EMERSON FRY VELVET NUMBER IS *CHEF’S KISS*

ANTHRO’S BEST-SELLING SOMERSET DRESS IS NOW AVAILABLE IN VELVET, TOO!

J. CREW HAS A CUTE SMOCKED PLAID DRESS OUT JUST NOW!

THIS VAMPIRE’S WIFE DRESS IS JUST TOO MUCH GOODNESS

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 HAIR CLIP

THIS BURGUNDY VELVET WRAP DRESS IS UNDER $100

VELVET PUMPS ($110!)

THIS MIDNIGHT BLUE SALONI HAS HAUNTED ME FOR TWO SEASONS STRAIGHT…TEMPTING AS IT IS CURRENTLY 25% OFF

EMBELLISHED VELVET MULES

SUPER CUTE TARTAN MINI

SPARKLY MOON STUD MAGIC

VELVET HEADBAND ($27!)

THIS ROGER VIVIER BAG IS THE STUFF OF DREAMS

THESE WIDE-LEG VELVET TROUSERS ARE DREAMY

TWO CARDIGANS THAT BELONG IN THIS CONVERSATION: THIS CINQ A SEPT AND THIS ALICE + OLIVIA

P.S. More festive holiday accessories here, and more holiday finds here.

P.P.S. What are you secretly good at?

P.P.P.S. On watching my sister tie the knot virtually during COVID and remembering what marriage is all about.

6 Comments

  1. I snagged a navy tartan Ellie and I’m v excited about it! Do you have a turtleneck rec? Would a tissue turtleneck ride up/do you prefer a bodysuit? I’ve been on the hunt but not found anything great yet!

    1. Hi Susie! I wore my J. Crew tissue turtlenecks under it all last year in burgundy, white, black, and navy; I did not find that they rode up. I also have a stretchy black turtleneck (not a bodysuit) that I’ve had for years and years (since college) whose tag I cut out but I’m pretty sure it was from Nordstrom BP (!!!). I would focus on finding something that is lightweight and stretchy so you don’t have any added bulk. Honestly, Amazon might be a good spot to look for something inexpensive that you can test — I like the look of this:

      https://bit.ly/2ZdhKQC

      xx

  2. Heart eyes for the RL tartan dress! RL tends to run long on my petite frame. Not sure if hemming would ruin the ruffles. Plus, I snagged HHH both tartan prints in Ellie. (Is there a thing as too much tartan?). I was unfortunately too late for the HHH navy Ollie sweater. Do you have recs for a similar navy sweater?

    1. Hi! Oo you will love those tartan Ellies. I lived in mine last year. Took all of my reserve not to buy another this go around…I also missed out on the Ollie sweater; I think it sold out in under 10 minutes! A few sweaters in a similar vein that are worth considering, thought not all are navy…

      https://bit.ly/3DWKGM0

      https://www.zara.com/us/en/knitwear-pearl-cardigan-p09598178.html

      https://bit.ly/3nfdl87

      https://bit.ly/2Zc5xfy

      https://bit.ly/2ZfwJtV

      https://bit.ly/3jnOMov

      The Reformation is probably the most similar!!

      xx

  3. I ordered the blue Reformation dress the other day, but am now on the hunt for a bra/undergarment solution compatible with that open back. Any suggestions?

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