Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

Hello December!  Yay — the holiday season is finally here (!!).  There’s a lovely feeling  in the air and I’m totally obsessed with the gorgeous foliage surrounding our beautiful City.  And lucky for me, the holiday plan this  year is to be a tourist right here in Vancouver!  I want to kick it with my friends and family, just like we used to back in the day, and enjoy great food, nice drinks and good company.  I hope to celebrate the festivities in a simple and stress-free way by popping in to see friends at home and going for walks in their various neighbourhoods.  I’d really like to enjoy some of the local hidden gems in and around the lower mainland and the Valley; all while looking “casual-chic” in my cozy sweaters and boots!

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Blog, December, Zara, JBrand Jeans, Winners, Jeweliette, Louis Vuitton,

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Blog, December, Zara, JBrand Jeans, Winners, Jeweliette, Louis Vuitton,

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Blog, December, Zara, JBrand Jeans, Winners, Jeweliette, Louis Vuitton,

Outfit Details:

My December go-to “uniform” will definitely include this new oversized wool cardigan sweater from Zara!  It was a recent purchase and it’s been a wardrobe staple.  It’s seriously been on repeat and I love the way it looks with this classic black and white ensemble!  The black jeans I’m wearing are by J Brand and I got them at Winners on the sale rack for $49.  JBrand are a favorite of mine for fit and feel (ie. medium rise, contours the body, and stretch denim fabric).  They have many styles and colors to choose from but if you’re looking to elevate your casual holiday look this year, opt for black because it always looks more chic.

I don’t know about you but I own a lot of white shirts in many different styles — tailored, asymmetrical, short-sleeve, long-sleeve etc.  White simply adds a crispness and brightness to an outfit, as well as contrast and balance.  The “boyfriend” shirt is a casual relaxed fit that floats away from the body and feel super comfy.  I accessorized it with my vintage broach, for a little sparkle, and of course my custom “NadittudeTM” hashtag necklace, which I got from our friends at Jeweliette.

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Blog, December, Zara, JBrand Jeans, Winners, Jeweliette, Louis Vuitton,

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Blog, December, Zara, JBrand Jeans, Winners, Jeweliette, Louis Vuitton,

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Blog, December, Zara, JBrand Jeans, Winners, Jeweliette, Louis Vuitton,

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Blog, December, Zara, JBrand Jeans, Winners, Jeweliette, Louis Vuitton,

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Blog, December, Zara, JBrand Jeans, Winners, Jeweliette, Louis Vuitton,

This Louis Vuitton Damier  Ebene “Eva Clutch” has been in my collection for almost 10 years now.  I got it at Holt Renfrew and I absolutely love it.  It’s is a classic and timeless piece that works with just about any outfit.  It’s extremely versatile and has a long removable, cross-body leather strap; which comes in handy if you want to be hands free.  Alternatively, you can wear it without the strap as a simple evening clutch.

And don’t even get me started on these spectacular gold leather Buttero boots (made in Italy!!).  They’re another one of my Winners fab finds and are going to make regular appearances this season!

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Blog, December, Zara, JBrand Jeans, Winners, Jeweliette, Louis Vuitton,

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Blog, December, Zara, JBrand Jeans, Winners, Jeweliette, Louis Vuitton,

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Blog, December, Zara, JBrand Jeans, Winners, Jeweliette, Louis Vuitton,

So, what ever it is that you’re doing over the holidays, I hope you enjoy it simply and stylishly with the people you love!  And if you happen to be out and about shopping, be sure to pop into Zara and grab this wool cardigan; it’s seriously the coziest!

Have a great weekend, everyone.  Get out and enjoy the sunny weather (fingers crossed!)

Reference:

Black Jeans: JBrand Jeans at Winners | White Shirt: Winners | Wool Cardigan: Zara | Purse: Louis Vuitton | Gold Boots: Buttero, Winners | Accessories: Vintage and Jeweliette Jewellery| Lipstick: MAC “Ruby Woo”