OK, so this outfit isn’t exactly “casual” in the true sense of the word – and I suspect some people might not consider it sufficiently “festive”, either.
I don’t know, though – for me there’s something about tartan that just says “Christmas”, and while I wouldn’t wear it to a party, obviously, it’s totally the kind of thing I might wear on Christmas Eve, say. No, I mean that literally: I might wear this on Christmas Eve, to drink
mulled wine and pretend I’m in a black and white movie or something. It’s basically what I wore on Christmas Eve LAST year, after all, and ya gotta love a completely random tradition, don’t you? Don’t answer that…
Actually, my newfound love of tartan pencil skirts has come as a surprise even to me, because up until the last couple of years or so, you wouldn’t have gotten me into ANYTHING tartan at all. Ever. I think when you live in Scotland you get so used to people assuming you wear a kilt all the time, and walk around with a haggis under one arm and a set of bagpipes under the other, that you really don’t want to do anything to encourage the stereotypes, do you?
Let the record show, then, that Scottish people don’t wear tartan all the time, but I HAVE worn it for the last two winters in a row, so I should probably just go and buy myself a set of bagpipes already. GOD.
The cardigan, meanwhile, is also from Collectif, and gets worn fairly often, given my love of anything with a cherry print on it. It’s sold out in cream now, but you can still buy it in black: no, I haven’t yet, but yes, there’s a good chance I probably will at some point, knowing me…
Skirt c/o Collectif Collectif cardigan Christian Louboutin shoes