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French Holiday Chic Look & Our Christmas Tradition

French Holiday Chic Look & Our Christmas Tradition

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away!

With our son in college at UVA, this Christmas will be extra special having him at home for about a month!

For a few years now, our Christmas tradition is going on a family vacation right before Christmas. With the kids being older now, we feel that it’s more important to share an unique experience like traveling than giving toys.

Plus traveling is a great way for the kids to learn new cultures and we get to create memories that will last a lifetime!

Last Christmas, we discovered Toronto and we loved Canada so much that we decided to explore Montréal this year.

We’ll be staying in Old Montréal which dates back to the 17th century and is reminiscent of a European City. The best part of course is the heavy French influence and a chance for the kids to practice their French! You can follow me on Instagram where I’ll be sharing our daily adventures!

We’ll be back just in time to celebrate Christmas’s Eve at our house and Christmas Day at my parent’s house on the Eastern shore in Maryland.

Our holiday family get togethers are pretty casual and this romantic Victorian inspired outfit is perfect for a casual Chic Christmas. I absolutely love this delicate ecru lace blouse from White House Black Market worn under this black velvet blazer from Macy’s. The velvet blazer look is a chic alternative to any holiday dress outfit. You can just throw on a pair of jeans or a metallic skinny jeans. Unfortunately this pair from 7 For All Mankind is no longer available but I’ve linked a similar style from Old Navy. Scroll down this post to see the full outfit.

For more inspiration, check out the Holiday Series: What to Wear for Christmas, in collaboration with Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood.

The Holiday Series: What to Wear for Christmas, the biggest Multi-Blogger Collaboration.

15 Fashion Bloggers talk about their Christmas Outfits + Traditions!


Ada: “Christmas is my favorite holiday – as if you didn’t guess by how I decorate – so of course I had to wear an outfit that says Christmas. Fair isle and red buffalo plaid do that for me. The red gloves are a bonus. I had to be comfortable too for all the yummy food we will eat and since I will be spending Christmas at home this year with my immediate family, I chose a simple+casual look. Gëzuar Krishtlindjet!! That means «Merry Christmas» in Albanian.”


Christine: “This romantic Victorian inspired outfit is perfect for a casual Chic Christmas. I absolutely love the delicate écru lace blouse and black velvet combination. It’s a chic alternative to any holiday dress outfit. Joyeux Noël! “


Whitney: “This year I’ll be sharing double the love since I will be spending Christmas Day with my boyfriend’s family as well as my own!  We will be hopping from family party to family party so I need something to wear that is festive, comfy (for all that eating) and practical for braving the Michigan elements. “


Kimberly: “On Christmas Eve I go out to dinner with my family I would wear this basic, classic outfit. As a coat I will be wearing this leopard coat. It’s the warmest coat I have and it was a great buy. It’s about 20 years old. On Christmas I go for a more casual look and like to be comfy.”


Roxanne: “I am going to be away in Munich during Christmas, but here is a festive look that I will be posting on Glass of Glam soon! I am Jewish so I don’t celebrate Christmas, but I like to partake in festive outfits and go to holiday parties! This red coat screams “holiday” to me!”


Kellyann: “I host Christmas Day at our house so not only do I want to be comfortable but I want to look good as well.  Since I have no idea what the weather will really be like that day – it could be 80 or it could be 50, welcome to Florida – I chose a lightweight sweater with fun sleeves and faux leather leggings.”


Jennie: “Over the years I always dressed up for Christmas to make the event even more special, especially as there were multiple family events over the day. The past couple of years I have been drawn to more comfortable looks as I now host the family celebrations in my home. My cranberry polka dot vest and plaid scarf bring some festivity to my comfortable jeans and boots.”


Shelbee: “I never was a fan of holiday-themed clothing at all, but this year I decided to go outside of my comfort zone for my Christmas outfit.  I chose this adorable black and green dress from Rosegal which features a festive winter scene on the skirt.  It is short sleeved so I layered a long sleeve back tee under it for extra warmth and my  silver velvet booties completely the look perfectly.  Happy Holidays to everyone!”


Kristin: “Our last two years in Germany we have had friends and family come visit us for Christmas. This year my husband and I will be enjoying the holiday by ourselves (along with our pup) so we will make a nice dinner at home and pop some champagne. That’s why I’m keeping it casual with a bell sleeve sweater, jeans, and red heels. Happy Holidays, everyone!”


Michelle: “I love this layered look for picking a Christmas tree, Christmas caroling, walking around the neighborhood to see the Christmas lights or any other outdoor activity around the holidays. This look is casual but still festive thanks to my plaid vest, cozy hat and red lip! Finish it off with a hot cocoa to keep warm!”


Linda: “This has been my Christmas Day outfit for the last three years. A skirt I found at Winners ( TJMaxx equiv) over a decade ago but on that is timeless.  Sometimes I wear it with a black cashmere sweater or with a white lace sweater. I love the festive yet fun look of Santa and the skateboards.

Merry Christmas from my home to yours ( and from Lou too).”


Lizzie: “I love untraditional holiday looks and think this look would be perfect for Christmas Eve! I adore the velvet and sparkle with the unexpected color combo and print.”


Lee: “This year we are spending Christmas at the beach.  I am packing light with comfortable clothing.  This outfit is perfect for any occasion.  I love leather front leggings and this faux fur coat paired together!”


Monica: “Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate!  Christmas is such a special time for me because growing up we had a lot of traditions in our household and some of those traditions I’ve taken with me in my own home with my fiance and fur babies.  I hope everyone has a great Christmas!”


Chrissy: Christmas morning starts at home in our pjs, but we’ve been known to drop in on family and friends as the day wears on.” 



LINDA from A Labour of Life

 LEE from Wine and Couture

ADA from Elegance and Mommyhood

SHELBEE from Shelbee on the Edge





Hope you enjoyed all these holiday outfits. I’d love to hear about your holiday traditions!

A bientôt ♥

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