winter solstice

It may be the first day of winter, but with rain in the DC forecast for the next few days, it feels more like April than three days before Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, any other chronic last-minute shoppers out there? I always have the best intentions when the season starts out ("Oh, I'll totally get all my shopping done by Thanksgiving!"), but somehow I end up running the equivalent of a marathon on Christmas Eve trying to get my life together. Before I venture out into the white rainy winterland, can we talk about this fabulously festive plaid checkered jacket from Ivy Kollection? I paired it with a plain white top and a fun, printed skirt for a look that's perfect for hitting up all those holiday parties -- or, if you're like me, jetting from store to store with your shopping list in tow.

Coat: Ivy Kollection (c/o)

Top: Zara (similar)

Skirt: Express

Tights: Gap

Shoes: Steve Madden (similar)

Handbag: Kate Spade (similar)

Headband: J. Crew Factory

Mekita Rivas