Liz Joy runs the lifestyle blog purejoyhome from Stamford, Connecticut, where she lives with her husband Brian and their two kids, Brian (age 6) and Grace (age 4). They just announced that they’re expecting baby number three. Liz has been blogging for over 10 years on a variety of topics that include motherhood, home decor, fashion, and food and recipes.
The holiday season is here, and with it come exciting times with family and friends. While it’s a busy time, I’m excited about sharing these special moments with my kids and prepping for the new year ahead.
Because running after two kids is no small feat, no matter what we’re doing, I want to be as comfortable as possible yet still look put together. Garnet Hill has many great pieces to help you build the ultimate wardrobe, creating versatile outfits for every occasion.
To help you get inspired, I styled three looks that reflect both comfort and style. These outfits feature items from the Garnet Hill winter collection.
1 | THE LAYERED CLASSIC
This first outfit is great for outdoor festivities like going to cut down the family Christmas tree.
It features a beautiful cashmere cable sweater with intricate knit details around the crew neckline and sleeves. I love this sweater paired with a washed, button-down chambray shirt.
I wore these pieces with ankle-length skinny jeans and Frye lace-up boots. It’s a classic look you can feel good in.
2 | THAT COZY, OVERSIZED VIBE
For the next look, I was immediately drawn to this camel-heather-colored oversized turtleneck. This sweater is so easy to throw on and go, yet it’s so stylish. It’s a great go-to look for running errands, school pick-ups, and even just being cozy at home decorating the tree. This design’s fitted sleeves and kangaroo pockets help give it a flattering shape, and it’s one of the most comfortable sweaters I’ve ever worn. When the weather gets colder, I can see myself wearing it all the time.
Every woman needs a good pair of leggings in her closet, and these Green Cotton Knit Leggings are amazing. They offer the ease and fit of leggings, but their quality makes them appropriate to wear anywhere. The high-performance fabric is soft 95% organic cotton with just enough spandex for comfortable stretch.
To complete the look, I added a stitched cashmere hat with a faux-fur pompom, and matching gloves. These accessories come in a variety of colors, and are soft and cozy for winter.
3 | THE PARTY-READY DRESS
I bet everyone’s calendar is already jam-packed with holiday parties. This bell-sleeve velvet dress is fun and flirty, making it a stunner for any event. It hits right above the knee, so you can pair it with heels (like I did here) or with knee-high black boots. This dress has just the right balance of modesty and flair, making it ideal for office parties and family gatherings.
Which look is your favorite look: The layered classic, the oversized look, or the party-ready dress?