A Feast of Holiday Inspiration: Loving These Christmas Blog Posts: & Holiday Outfit

"So when it's everly Christmastime & you're under your Christmas trees Simply tinkle a bell & have a trinkle & think of me...Eloise."--Eloise at Christmastime 

When the holidays near, I think of two things {that you can say are dear}. One is The tale of The Nutcracker & The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy.

Second, is Eloise at Christmastime {both book & movie}.

Each holiday season, a bit of my inspiration comes from them/that. However, this year, I was inspired a lot by Jillian Harris' blog post where she debuted her Etsy Christmas Collection as well as some old posts by one of my favorite blogger's Tezza.

Plaid Christmas Dress 

With those two bloggers & blogs in mind, I wanted to share a few posts that just really got me inspired/motivated for the holiday season.

A Feast of Holiday Inspiration: Loving These Christmas Blog Posts:

1. Jillian Harris x Etsy Holiday Collection is Here {Jillian Harris}
I was so inspired by Jillian's beautiful product photos as well as her sparkly shoes!

2. Humble Dwellings {By Tezza}
I just really love the cozy/hygge vibes of Tezza's low-key holiday decorated apartment & the casualness of it all.

 3. We Love Christmas a Latte {Classy Girls Wear Pearls}
Again, I was super-inspired by Sarah's sparkling shoes! Also, I am/wrote an article for Coastal Living about the best New England Christmas towns & this just gave me all the right holiday feels.

4. Get Lit, Decorate for the Holidays, & Get Inspired {By Tezza}
I keep going back to this post it's not new, but the fun, glitzy, and small apartment Xmas vibes are just so fun & I love all the creative product shots. 

5. How I Decorate Our Home for Christmas {Jillian Harris}
Aside from the beautiful decor, I love reading {& Pinning} all the holiday decor Jillian photographed as well as seeing how everything was styled, shot, & presented---really got me feeling festive!

Outfit Information:

Basically, the vision in my mind for this was a grown-Eloise meets Clara from The Nutcracker aesthetic. My dress isn't new but from Vera Wang's junior Kohl's collection. However, I did add a gray turtleneck, bow {a al Amazon} & glittery shoes to spiff things up.

Shoes aside, my clutch is from Classic Prep Monograms & you've probably already seen it on my gift guides?! But it's beautiful & all beaded.

Classic Prep Monogram Clutch {c/o} Similar

I hope you enjoy this post & holiday outfit as much as I enjoyed creating it. Follow me on Instagram @katelynchef for more holiday magic.

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  1. I'll have to check these posts out, I've been reading so many Christmas blogs and I couldn't be more excited for the season!

  2. Hand down - my favorite look of yours ever!! Beyond Christmas chic