Get Holiday Ready In No Time!

December 22, 2016
*This post is sponsored by Payless. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Sunflowers and Stilettos possible. As always, all opinions are my own.

Holiday Outfit, J Crew Jacket, Velvet Pencil Skirt

Kendra Scott Isadora Earrings

Velvet Pencil Skirt, All Black Holiday Look

Clare Vivier Leopard Clutch

Payless black strap heel

J Crew City Coat in Jade

Coat  //  Turtleneck  //  Velvet Pencil Skirt  //  Heels c/o  //  Bag  //  Earrings

Dressing for holiday parties or Christmas Eve dinner should be fun and stress free! But we all know this time of year can be extremely busy for lots of people in both their personal and professional lives, and sometimes outfit planning is not a priority. I’m here to show you how to get holiday ready in no time!

Wear All Black: As much as I love holiday sparkle and metallics, all black looks will always be appropriate, chic, and in style. Perhaps it’s the New Yorker in me, but you can do no wrong in all black. Consider a jumpsuit or a long sleeve lace LBD, or even a pair of well fitted pants with a pretty blouse. For this look, I’m wearing a cotton turtleneck tucked into a velvet pencil skirt…two pieces that will definitely be worn time and time again. Velvet has been the “it” material this season and I just love it! It looks so rich and luxurious.

Red Lipstick: I rarely wear a red lip, but I just love it this time of year. Especially with an all black look, red lipstick is bold and beautiful. I used to hate red lipstick on me, but once I learned that all reds are not created equal and figured out which ones looked best with my skin color, it was a complete game changer. If you are looking for a lipstick that doesn’t smudge and smear easily, this is the one I swear by. It comes in a variety of gorgeous hues.

Statement Accessories: Ummmm, can we discuss these earrings for a second?! They are a WOW piece for sure. And this clutch has been a go to favorite of mine since the second I owned it. They’re both perfect examples of what I mean by statement accessories. You don’t have to go crazy over doing it, but it’s the holiday season, so why not have some fun and bring out the bling bling!! Most of the accessories below can be here by Christmas Eve if you order today:

Sexy Shoes: Whether it’s a metallic pump, a lace up red sandal, OTK boots, or a simple, yet sophisticated ankle strap heel [like these Payless ones], wear a shoe that makes you feel confident and beautiful. Shoes are often the first item in my outfit picked out, and then I figure out the rest of my ensemble. These particular heels go with everything! The block heel makes it a little more comfortable than a stiletto, without sacrificing style in any way. They’re also on sale for $29.99 and come in three other colors. Don’t think you’ll find better than these!!

And that’s it you guys! Four easy ways to get holiday ready in no time!! As I said before, you probably own everything mentioned above already, so no need to panic if you don’t have time to run to the mall or rush order something. Hope you liked these tips and I’d love to hear how you get holiday ready in the comments below!

photos by Andi Perullo de Ledesma

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  • candy December 22, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Plain black dress paired with jacket makes a statement. Love the bling and sparkle of earrings. Shoes are great and I love Payless shoes.

  • Amanda December 22, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    You look stunning! That coat and those earrings with those classic shoes – I love all the details!

    xo, Amanda

  • Crystal Marie December 22, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Great outfit. I love the color of that jacket!

  • Kasey December 22, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I am so with you on the all black color scheme! And so perfect with a red lip!

  • Ashley December 22, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    This is a perfect holiday look! I love those earrings and those shoes! I can’t believe that are from Payless!!

    xo Ashley

  • Taylor Aube December 23, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I love your holiday style! You are so festive and chic 🙂 Happy holidays babe!

  • Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels December 23, 2016 at 11:04 am

    You look gorgeous Jaime! Love this pretty coat and those heels!

  • Michele Shapiro December 23, 2016 at 11:22 am

    You look gorgeous as always! I love those heels (such a staple!) and your accessories are perfect. P.S.- totally wanted that coat in the camel color but I may have to go with the green instead!

    Michele |

  • Ruthie Ridley December 23, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Ok I love this look!! Every detail goes together so flawlessly!! Those earrings, the shoes, the coat…. just stunning!! I need a pair of shoes just like these!! Perfect style!! XO

  • Jenna Colgrove December 23, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    That green coat is absolutely amazing!!

    Jenna from

  • Syama December 23, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Gorgeous earrings !!! Love that you a did black ensemble . All the accessories just look extra special against it .

  • Jnellie December 23, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Lovely outfit! I love that green coat! It’s so pretty

  • Kelsey December 23, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Those earrings are absolutely gorgeous!! I love this holiday outfit!

    xo Kelsey |

  • Linda Quinones December 23, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Love the pop of color from your coat! Those shoes are amazing and what a great price point!! Happy Holidays!

  • Mary December 23, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    love this teal blue coat and your earrings!

  • Greta December 24, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Those shoes are so great and neutral. I bet they go with everything year-round!

    Greta |

  • Angelle Marix December 24, 2016 at 11:13 am

    That emerald coat is fabulous on you!!! You are Gorgeous!!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!


  • Brooke December 25, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Such a simple yet classy look and I love those Payless block heels…such a steal! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.


    Brooke ||

  • Anna English December 26, 2016 at 10:21 am

    The perfect amount of glam for any festive occasion!

  • Nina December 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Great tips! You look absolutely beautiful and classic!

    Xx Nina

  • Jenny Hall December 28, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Love this look especially the black paired with leopard and teal! You look gorgeous for the holidays!

  • Sarah Lindner December 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Love your festive style! That green jacket is such a nice addition!

    Sarah Lindner

  • Ashley Zeal December 28, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Obsessed with those sandals! They are the perfect for all holiday outfits!

  • Maggie December 30, 2016 at 9:52 am

    These are the best tips! I love those pumps – they really are perfect for any occasion! and you can never go wrong with a red lip!


  • Melissa December 31, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Gorgeous from head to toes! Love Payless!!

  • Lexi Kritzer January 1, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Oh wow, I absolutely LOVE those heels! Go, Payless! Happy New Year to you. <3

  • Audrey Stowe January 1, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Cutest holiday look! Those heels pair perfectly with it and LOVE the earrings. Perfect amount of sparkle!

  • Nina January 2, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Those heels are the perfect going out shoe! I’m in love with the style and you paired it perfectly with that outfit!

    Xo, Nina
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  • Living in Color January 4, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    What an amazing look on you! I need this coat!


  • Sara January 6, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    You are so stunning! I love your block heels and those earrings are gorg!

    xo, Sara