Happy Monday guys! It was another busy weekend in the Boere household, complete with birthday party, secret Santa exchange and (still) taking off corn. If all goes well, we’ll be done today- hallelujah!! That will be a huge relief considering how jam packed our calendar already is this time of year. If your weekends are looking anything like mine from here on out, it’s family Christmases galore! So I thought I would try and help out with a casual but festive looking outfit for all your upcoming get-togethers!


The informal ‘dress code’ for our family get-togethers is casual - but since it’s Christmas, you still want to look polished and maybe even a little festive! Tip: dark denim is your saviour for any given situation. Whether it’s dressy or casual (or dressy casual- yikes, too many options!) dark denim can take you there. It can be easily dressed up or down and can look casual but polished at the same time.

This pair is from American Eagle and the stretch is out of this world! It’s the perfect pair of dark denim to go with anything and everything, and the denim is super soft, making the comfort level is ahhhhmazing. I also love that AE jeans come in up to 4 different lengths - tall girls rejoice! (AE Denim is also on sale right now- 30% off, last day is today!!)

AE Ne(X)t Level High-Waisted Jegging in ‘Deep Sea Blue’

If your size isn’t there, here are some other pairs that are SUPER comfy that I love as well:

The Dream Jean High-Waisted Jegging in ‘Deepest Azure’

The Dream Jean High-Waisted Jegging in ‘Worn Out Blue’


I am notorious for pairing jeans (or just about anything) with black- a flowy black top is usually my go-to. But since it’s the holidays, pick the flowy top in a Christmas RED instead! I absolutely love this one because it’s light and flowy, and has gorgeous lace inserts all the way around as well. I especially love it because it goes longer at the back. As an added bonus, it’ll hide the inevitable food baby that appears LOL.

This gorgeous red top is from American Eagle as well, also comes in white, and is currently 40% off! I’m wearing the XL for reference.

Lace Inset Long Sleeve Top


Finally, some accessories love! I am obsessed with this booties from Aldo, I have a very similar pair in a cognac brown as well and they are absolutely the most comfortable booties I own. They’re a 3.25” block heel, making them super sturdy and comfortable! I chased around a three year old and one year old for an entire afternoon in these and didn’t flinch!

Emely Beige Ankle Boots

Add a classic plaid scarf and some of your favourite jewelry (I’m obsessedddd with these necklaces) and you’re ready to hit that get-together in easy comfort and style!

‘Aura’ and ‘Luna’ Disc Necklaces from Lise’s Pieces Jewelry

Lightweight Check Wool and Silk Scarf in ‘Camel’