Merry Christmas Eve to those of you that celebrate! If you were reading along last Friday, I mentioned that I was heading out of town to where I grew up for my brother and sister-in-law’s annual holiday party. The attire is casual, but everyone always adds a touch of glam since it is around the holidays…and who doesn’t like an excuse to dress up a bit? The Bella Dress by Cynthia Steffe was the most comfortable (and affordable) sweater dress I have tried to date. The elastic waistband transitions into a pleated skirt which gives this dress a more feminine feel. Since I knew I would be playing (ok, chasing) my nieces non-stop, I kept my accessories simple with an over the knee boot, chunky infinity scarf and a stacked braid! If you haven’t checked out Barefoot Blonde yet, do yourself a favor and watch some of her hair tutorials, you will never settle for a simple braid again in your life. They look tricky, but trust me the videos are easy to follow and the braids always turn out. I warn you though, only click through to her site if you have hours to waste, it is so addicting!