So the holiday season is just around the corner. While we're still 11 days out from Halloween, people are beginning to think about everything from Thanksgiving dinner to what they're doing for New Year's along with what they're going to wear to all of these occasions. In a surprise announcement on her Instagram, Mary Lee of Happily Grey revealed her holiday collection in collaboration with AQUA that's dropping exclusively at Bloomingdale's on November 8. This is just the latest in a string of blogger collabs that have included big names like Chriselle Lim, Blair Eadie and Danielle Bernstein, along with others, like Arielle Charnas, who are working on their own clothing lines.
As of right now, all 12 pieces in the collection are available for pre-order on the Bloomingdale's app (and they're having a buy more, save more sale right now) so you can begin to curate your holiday wardrobe. These are the pieces from the collab that really caught my eye and would be perfect for all of your holiday events.
This velvet double-breasted blazer paired with the velvet pants from the line would be the perfect look for the office holiday party — just throw on a fun silk tank underneath, slide on some gold or silver accessories and you're ready to go.
Dresses are a real focal point in this collection. I think this marigold wrap dress would be perfect for a formal Thanksgiving dinner with friends or family. You'll look festive but polished in this velvet piece.
Flowing slip dresses are the perfect option for the holiday season. You can be bold with the one on the left, or you can keep it more reserved with the option on the right. Both dresses offer the opportunity for creative layering to take them to and from multiple events throughout the holidays. Try a chunky sweater underneath for a Christmas party but then lose that and add a leather jacket or faux fur coat for a New Year's night out.
This green mini dress is sure to be a hit among shoppers. It's the perfect fun and flirty piece for New Year's Eve and requires minimal to no styling to make it look chic for the last night of the year. If I had someplace to go on NYE, this dress would definitely be my look of choice for the big night.
Again, all of these pieces are exclusively available for pre-order on the Bloomingdale's app and will drop in all Bloomingdale's stores and online on November 8. What do you think of this latest blogger collab? Are there any pieces you're loving? Let me know in the comments!
Photos courtesy of the Bloomingdale's app
We are only days away from baby Kal, so why not get some photos of just the two of us before we add a baby to the mix? Nolan and I went for a mini photo session with Susan Athens Photography — based in Naperville — to get some pictures of us/maternity photos at the moment when I am feeling probably the worst about myself during this entire 40-week journey. But this great dress from the new Chriselle Lim Collection at Nordstrom totally makes up for it.
Photos by Susan Athens Photography, https://www.susanathensphotography.com/