Just last week, I was overwhelmed with excitement when I found a package on my doorstep from Rugby by Ralph Lauren sent through the Vogue Influencer Network! After hoping that it was one of their gorgeous holiday sweaters inside, I was delightfully surprised to find it was a floor-length tiered floral skirt- the Georgette skirt to be exact. Full of brightly colored posies, it’s different and oh-so-romantic. And, it’s absolutely perfect to add some variety to a holiday wardrobe this season. With the touches of red and green, it’s festive without being too forward. I loved pairing it with the Georgiana Glam Lace Top from Rugby and a beautiful burnt velvet scarf I picked up on a trip to Aspen.
After being rained out on a scheduled trip to a local farm, I came up with the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas as the new location for this holiday photo shoot. The backdrop could not have been more perfect. I was so thankful I was able to convince my best friend, Sarah Ludwig, into participating in this holiday shoot as well. We decided it would be a lot more fun to photograph more than one Rugby piece and it was the perfect excuse to shop Rugby’s holiday sale. She found the cutest pieces at the Highland Park Village store in Dallas!
Sarah Ludwig – vintage mink stole, Rugby by Ralph Lauren: Norris Plaid Tunic
Sarah paired the Rugby Norris Plaid Tunic with a belt of her own, a vintage mink stole, flat riding boots, and a pair of tights. “The piece is extremely comfortable,” Sarah said, “I love how you are able to dress it up and dress it down. I can wear it with boots or a pair of suede heels.” Sarah is a teacher, so I’m sure it will fit in quite well in her classroom too. I could also see this dress paired with a furry vest or this Gaelia Shearling jacket from Rugby. And, it’s definitely perfect for a casual holiday party. Plaid is always festive.
I had so much fun wearing this Jamie-Puff Sleeve Shirt from Rugby. It will be so perfect for family gatherings at home and it pairs just as well with black pants as it does with my favorite jeans and Ralph Lauren Isella Calfskin riding boots! And, the puff sleeves certainly do add the perfect touch of flair.
Sarah paired her plaid tunic with a pair of textured navy tights. I think they certainly add a nice touch. And, how fun is the vintage mink hat? Sarah said this look would be perfect for one of her holiday parties at school and even for one of her family events at home.
For this look, I added a vintage ivory Yves Saint Laurent blazer to the mix. It certainly dresses up the outfit and adds a bit of polish. I would definitely wear this to a more formal holiday party with coworkers or even a holiday dinner.
Sarah picked up the Jadyn Plaid Ruffle Top from Rugby. She plans to pair this with jeans over the holidays at home. I love how she wore it today with a simple gray cashmere sweater. It could easily be paired with a sleek pencil skirt and blazer for more formal occasions.
I think this outfit is perfect for a friend’s party or an evening event over the holidays. What is more romantic than a Georgian lace top matched with a floaty layered skirt? Pair it with your favorite scarf or stole for a pop of color or an added bit of texture. Shop the holiday gift boutique on Rugby Ralph Lauren here- or at least add a few pieces to your last minute wish list! From plaids, to flowers, and furs – it’s true that Rugby offers the perfect mix of pieces for holiday party dressing with a twist. After all, if you can’t have fun with style during the holiday season – why bother?
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*all photography (sans three clothing pieces above) by: Sarah Ludwig & Haley Schultheis