Fine Wine - Dressing For The Holidays by @caitlinmiyako

November 09, 2016

If my memory is correct, I've talked (complained) about LA's notoriously warm Fall weather in the past three or four posts. Rest assured, I'll be continuing that trend today. While shooting this look I was simultaneously blinded by the bright 11AM sun, and sweating through this oversized knit dress.

I was recently contacted by Hi Eleven, a brand that believes in simplicity and affordability. Their high-quality leather accessories, ranging from bags to wallets, are timeless and versatile. Trying to brainstorm holiday gifts? Look no further.

With so many color options for this mini bucket bag it was difficult to decide whether to go with the classic black, or expand my horizons. Inspired by the upcoming holiday season I decided on "wine." I am so impressed with this bag. It's beautifully constructed, feels luxe despite the relatively low cost, and is an amazing alternative to the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag I've been coveting for far too long.

My wardrobe is mostly composed of muted and neutral tones, but accessories are where I have fun with color. This bright pop of wine red is the perfect addition to a simple look, like a chunky knit sweater dress. If you wanted to further emphasize that red accent you could add a red lip, or red shoes.

Holiday dressing doesn't have to be stiff or ultra-formal. As I've said before, comfort is key. So the next time you're invited to a holiday party, opt for an oversized knit and some comfy footwear. Will many guests be dressed in black lacy numbers and teetering heels, with clutches that can't actually hold anything at their sides? Yes. But YOU will be comfortable, and YOU will be able to put anything you could possibly want/need into your bucket bag, including those irresistible hors d'oeuvres you already ate ten of but want to take back home to snack on tomorrow. 

Dress - Zara | Mini Bucket Bag - Hi Eleven

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