Celebrating the Season with my Sister and Banana Republic

Banana Republic recently reached out to me to do something really fun – plan a celebration with someone who embodies the spirit of the holidays year round. The first person I thought of is my sister Heather. She’s always ready to host a family gathering or get together at the drop of a hat. No matter how busy life gets, she makes it a priority to call, get together and stay connected (which is great because I’m kind of bad about that!)

Heather recently moved into a new house and asked for my help with choosing some new Christmas decorations for her home. Everyone in my family knows how crazy I am for Christmas so I’m the designated go-to when it comes to advice on all things decorating. We both styled our outfits from Banana Republic and met up at the shopping center near her home to browse decorations and get inspiration.

I wore this gorgeous Italian melton military coat with metallic pinstriped pants and silver patent brogue oxfords.

These shoes are definitely the star of the outfit. I get compliments on them every time I wear them! They add a little bit of shine to holiday outfits but are equally as great paired up casually with cuffed skinny jeans and a slouchy sweater.


Even though it was just shopping and dinner we both took advantage of the opportunity to get gussied up. Heather wore this pleated metallic faux wrap dress from Banana Republic with these gorgeous sparkly heels that are perfectly party ready.



No holiday gathering is complete without the perfect tablescape! We got plenty of inspiration for creating hers.

Our shopping trip was capped off with drinks and some tapas at Heather’s favorite Spanish restaurant. Cheers to the holiday season!

Big thanks to Banana Republic for sponsoring this post and our day of shopping and togetherness!