The Northeast Girl: Holiday Red

By Maureen |

Holiday Plaid by The Northeast GirlWith Thanksgiving only days away, I’m in full on planning mode for all things holiday!  And, while I’ve begged my husband more times than he would like to remember to put up our tree, he’s sticking with tradition and waiting until we’re all stuffed with turkey and searching for our sidekick, the Elf on the Shelf to make his first appearance before decking our halls.  I promise I’m not one of those crazed Black Friday shoppers who likes to start Christmas before Halloween but because we always travel over the holidays, I figure if we put the tree up earlier than normal we can enjoy it just as long as if we were staying home for the holidays.Holiday Plaid Look by The Northeast Girl

When Thanksgiving and Christmas start coming around, I always start to feel somewhat nostalgic when it comes to dressing for special occasions.  The beauty of the holidays, too, is that whether it be a formal party or a casual family gathering, everything becomes a special occasion when you’re able to make memories with the ones you love.  That being said, when my sisters and I were growing up, my mother always made sure we were dressed the part and prepping three little girls for holiday festivities was definitely one of her shining moments.  We all had smocked dresses, sweater tights, patent shoes, cable knit cardigans, and even cashmere and wool coats that weighed just as much as we did to polish the whole look off.  I remember those parties just like they were yesterday and I hope we can make these same memories for Ava as she grows up.

Holiday Plaid Look by The Northeast Girl

I guess one of the reasons I love plaid so much in the fall and winter is because we pretty much always wore it when we were little girls.  Slight variations each year always came back around and I’m fairly certain my mom was always making sure we looked like a million bucks until those lovely teenage years struck and we started to take control over anything and everything, starting with the our wardrobe choices.  Of course, as time went on, I made my way back to the classics for the holidays and always look forward to finding that perfect buffalo plaid piece for best times of the year.

Classic Holiday Look with Plaid Skirt by The Northeast Girl

I absolutely adore this skirt because even though I’m wearing it somewhat casually here, it can so easily be made a a bit dressier by switching out the denim for a wool car coat and the booties for some classic black (or cognac!) heels.  It’s so versatile and colors are just begging to be worn all winter long.  When I was putting this look together, I envisioned myself wearing it out to lunch with my girlfriends or on a date to the movies one night with my husband.  I could also see myself dressing this skirt up and wearing it to Christmas Eve service or even to the many celebrations we head off to on Christmas day.  It’s just so perfect for this time of year and I know I’ll be able to wear it again for the many holiday seasons to come!

Classic Holiday Look with Plaid Skirt by The Northeast GirlClassic Holiday Look with Plaid Skirt by The Northeast GirlPlaid Skirt / Denim Jacket, similar here / Black Sweater, similar here / Black Tights / Cognac Booties / Cognac Tote



I am a wife to Curt and a mommy to Ava. Home is where the Air Force sends us but our roots lie deep in the northeast. I have a black belt in shopping and can't wait to share my fashion tips, steals, and deals with you! Thank you so much for following along here and at The Northeast Girl.

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    The whole look is pretty perfect. I love the cognac booties and bag! A great break from basic black.

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      Thank you!!!! I’m such a sucker for all things cognac…it gets me every time! And you’re right, it’s so unexpected and it totally works! Thank you! :)

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      Thank you! I absolutely love pairing black with brown. Thanks, Daphne! :)

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      Hi Jenny! Thank you!!! This is one of my favorite outfits this season!!! :)

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    Such a cute look! Love the booties!

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      Thanks, Kristin! I’m so loving all things plaid this year! :)

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