I am now onto my seventh golden year of residing in this beautiful city but it happens to be my very first Christmas in New York. Christmas for me usually means traveling--either to my hometown in Los Angeles, spending it in Paris with my little brother, or venturing off to Korea to spend with the relatives, so I wasn't so keen to remaining in the crowded city at first. But I must say, it's been feeling a lot like Christmas these past few weeks--the lights, the music, the smiles...the holiday spirit is alive and well here and the odds are it'll get to you. Just drop by the Rockefeller Center for five minutes during the Christmas season and you'll forget anything else existed. Like I did, as I walked over to the scene dressed in what I decided to call, my take on SantaCon, aka only the worst event of the year where a bunch of hooligans run around New York City drunk dressed like poor Santa, although that's besides the point of today's post.
To properly chime in the Christmas bells, I felt it was the right time to bring out this lovely knit cardigan which has a tweed look and a jacquard feel with dramatic fringes. Thanks to Stoll Knitwear's seasonal showroom sample sales, I found myself the perfect Christmas red knit jacket. The only problem that needed to be resolved was how oversized it was on me and perhaps one too many fringes for my liking, which I solved by hiding the front fringes with my wool scarf and then belting it shut for better dimension. It's also warmer than it looks and works as a great alternative to the day-to-day winter coat. Warm it up with soft woolen pieces, ie. the skirt, the beret, the scarf...and well, the christmas lights.
And to all loved ones, have a merry MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!
fully fashioned tweed look cardigan w/ knitted on intarsia fringes: by Stoll Fashion & Technology
l/s draped top: by & Other Stories
wool skirt: by Topshop (old)
wool scarf: by COS (similar here)
belt: by COS (similar here)
tights: by DKNY
boots: by dusica dusica
beret: by NY & Company (old)
bag: by Balenciaga