Amanda’s Go-To Holiday Outfit


It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s definitely the busiest! It seems every weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas is booked solid – we’ve got gingerbread house decorating, casual get-togethers at friends’ houses, school holiday concerts and a bunch more that I’m forgetting. With all that to keep straight, I don’t have time to think of a new holiday outfit for every event, so I’m going to do what I do every year – pick one versatile go-to outfit that can cover all the bases.

This year, it’s a mod mini swing dress, warm tights or leggings (depending on how dressy/grown-up the event), booties and a cute, cozy jacket. It’s virtually foolproof and is a great option for postpartum mamas or those with “gentle” bellies (saw that in a reader comment & loved!). I started early this year and wore it to a friend’s outdoor October wedding – the faux fur jacket was a big hit among my friends who were freezing in their sleeveless dresses! It’s the ultimate holiday outfit formula for minimal effort and maximum comfort, just my style.

Mod Dress + Jacket + Booties







Holiday Outfit Details

Mod mini dress – Smock Neck & Cuff Print Shift Dress So easy, comfy & cute and under $30! (Juniors sizing, so runs a tad small) More sizes here & also in a gorgeous violet solid

Faux fur jacketBB Dakota Jada Jacket This was definitely a lucky find, I’ve worn it a million times already.  It’s the perfect neutral (sometimes the more colorful faux fur jackets make me feel like a muppet) and an open moto-style that you can wear over anything.

Tights –  Spanx Luxe Leg Blackout Tights, Very Black Thick & lovely, these are regular waist but also come in a high waist version. They are pitch black, not see-through whatsoever, so they’re almost like leggings since the dress is on the shorter side.

BootiesAurora Bootie (similar) Super versatile & 40% off!

Earrings – (Rebecca Minkoff, old) Similar & gorgeous Melanie Auld

Here are some other pieces I rounded up so you can easily copy my holiday outfit formula for lazy ladies that value comfort over everything!

Mod Dresses, Tights, Faux-Fur Jackets & Booties


Photos by the lovely Nancy Thepmanivong.

Also, short stack is in love with this cute little quilted jacket Joules sent over – it’s perfect for the November-but-not-really weather we’ve been having in the Northeast lately. (And they sent along a 20% off coupon good through 11/30 for our readers, if you’re interested it’s MOMED20). These cheerful wellies are a perfect match for the lining, which is absolutely adorable. No struggle to get a fickle toddler to put on a jacket makes mama happy (so do the tiny elbow patches! eee!)





  1. In LOVE with the jacket. Looks like its sold out everywhere…only size I can find is L. Dying to get my hands on it…any idea where to find it in a S? Thanks for a wonderful inspiring blogg!

    • Hi Rebecca! It’s *definitely* a short dress, so not sure how much length you’d gain by going with XL, it might just be swingier. But if you definitely want to wear with tights, worth a try!

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