That’s A Wrap + A Casual Christmas Outfit Idea

Ralph Lauren Duck Boots, Local Wreath from Spruce Goose Christmas Tree Farm - A Casual Christmas Outfit Idea by Washington DC fashion blogger Alicia Tenise

Shop My Casual Christmas Outfit:
Welp, folks: here’s my very last outfit post for 2017!

Next week, I’ll have a couple of posts rounding up my favorite after Christmas sales and a few 2017 highlights, but today I wanted to share a quick, super casual Christmas outfit idea just in case you’re packing to head home for the holidays at the moment. I also wanted to share what I’ll be up to on winter break because a lot of you all asked for more personal posts when I conducted my reader survey this fall!
J.Crew Field Jacket, Casual Christmas Outfit Idea - A Casual Christmas Outfit Idea by Washington DC fashion blogger Alicia Tenise

D.C., Philly or Charlottesville?

Some of you guys have asked me where I’m spending the holiday this year. Since I moved to Philly, I think some of you guys think that my family lives here, but that’s not the case. I grew up with my mom in the D.C. suburbs, and I couldn’t imagine spending this weekend with any other person on the planet.

As for the rest of next week? Well, as I’m typing this, I’m incredibly sick at the moment. I was hoping to squeeze a quick Charlottesville trip in next week since I haven’t visited all month, but my immune system is ultimately going to dictate how much traveling I’ll be doing over break. My BF and I also have no clue where we’re celebrating New Year’s Eve. I have friends in Philly who are doing something low-key, and he has buddies in C’Ville that are throwing a small shindig as well, so I guess we’ll see what we feel like doing!

Aerie Pom Beanie in Red - A Casual Christmas Outfit Idea by Washington DC fashion blogger Alicia Tenise

My Goals for Winter Break

Aside from the handful of posts going live next week, I want to relax and recharge during break. I had a hectic holiday season over on the blog, and I think I slightly overdid it regarding blog partnerships this season. To be perfectly candid, I earn most of my yearly revenue for the blog during the holiday season, so that’s why I kicked everything into overdrive this season.

At the moment, I am creatively burned out. I have a couple of shoots left to do for some very last minute partnerships, but at the moment, I’m running on E. I’m planning on doing a total of ZERO blog photoshoots next week. Unfortunately, I will have to pop in and check a few emails for a few ongoing partnerships, but I have an out of office up and only plan on answering urgent emails.

I’m hoping to read more this winter break — does anyone have any good book suggestions? I’d love to knock out a couple of books next week.

Laid Back Christmas Outfit Idea - A Casual Christmas Outfit Idea by Washington DC fashion blogger Alicia Tenise

What I Want to Spend My Christmas Gift Cards On

I think I enjoy shopping on December 26th way more than I enjoy Black Friday shopping. Everything is on major sale, and I’ve been to the mall on December 26th at 6 am before in previous years, and it isn’t super crowded. Here are a few picks that I’m eyeing, just in case I don’t see some of these under my tree this year!


Shop my Casual Christmas Outfit: Jacket | Similar Sweater | Jeans | Shoes | Hat

Photos by Tom McGovern

Leave a Comment


  1. Such a cute casual look for Christmas!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    Posted 12.22.17 Reply
  2. You look comfy and so put together. I love the shirt peaking out from the other shirt.

    Posted 12.22.17 Reply
    • Thanks Elise! It’s actually an all in one sweater, no layering required! <3

      Posted 12.28.17 Reply
  3. Shannon Paige wrote:

    I hope the break recharges you and you feel more creatively re-charged! I honestly slacked on my blog a lot until like 2 weeks ago because I was in school and all of my spare time was spent on homework. It is a really hard struggle. Balance is so important. Love these shots, they really are great and the green really pops- you look adorable! Happy Holidays!

    Posted 12.22.17 Reply
    • Thank you so much Shannon! Blogging while I was in school was so, so hard, so I can only imagine how difficult these last few weeks must have been for you. I hope you get to relax and recharge as well, happy holidays! 🙂

      Posted 12.28.17 Reply
  4. Jenni L. wrote:

    I love your red hat! It’s such a fun pop of color for a cold holiday season. Great photos too, the light looks lovely!

    Posted 12.22.17 Reply
  5. Amanda K wrote:

    Such a cute outfit for Christmas! I love the pop of color with that red hat!

    Amanda ||

    Posted 12.23.17 Reply
  6. Mary Gui wrote:

    perfect casual look, so cozy!

    Posted 12.23.17 Reply
  7. Narhee wrote:

    Love your outfit! I hope you have a restful holiday!

    Narhee | Made in Mauve

    Posted 12.23.17 Reply
    • Thank you Narhee! Trying my best to relax!

      Posted 12.28.17 Reply
  8. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    LOVE this casual look and love that you’re taking a break! I feel like I should do the same too!
    Also, every year Matt and I switch back and forth between friend groups for New Year’s Eve — I feel like it’s a good system 😉 Enjoy your Christmas! xx

    Pink Champagne Problems

    Posted 12.23.17 Reply
    • Girl…you deserve the biggest break. I don’t know how you’re balancing everything and still creating amazing content! And that’s a great idea with switching friend groups — this year I think we decided that we’ll go with his friends and head to Charlottesville! Happy early New Year!

      Posted 12.28.17 Reply
  9. Aww dont you look so festive! Absolutely love your big red beanie…that color is just awesome.

    Posted 12.24.17 Reply
    • Thank you Jennifer! You really can’t beat a red beanie!

      Posted 12.28.17 Reply