Nothing says Happy Holidays like a handbag. I'm steering away from the oversized Mary Poppins bags and falling for styles that are a bit more manageable. Let's be honest, I don't need to carry around that much crap.

3.1 Phillip Lim Edie Bow-Embellished Leather Bag at Net-a-Porter ($725)

Mayle Billie 68 Bag at Barneys ($695)

Alexander Wang Daria Small Duffle Bag at Garconne (on sale for $595)

Alexander Wang Fitted Miniskirt with Tailcoat Detail at shopbop ($565)

Helmut Lang Shaped Blazer at shopbop ($575)

Made Her Think Lee Handbag
at Acrimony ($663)

Spend the day home sick in your old college sweats and you'll be wishing for some more stylish duds too...

Viva Vena! Cadillac S/S Sweatshirt in Grey at SHE Boutique ($130, top only)

Part of me thinks these are the coolest pants on the planet. Another part worries that everyone at the party will be inquiring under their breath, "does that girl know her pants are ripped?"

Cynthia Rowley Slashed Ribbon Pant in Navy at Forward (on sale for $197)

Okay, it's probably the weather talking, or the fact that I woke up with that scratchy-throat-on-a-cold-morning thing today. But I can't think of a more necessary purchase than one of these native-inspired blanket coats.

Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Blanket Sweater at shopbop ($455)

Elizabeth and James Double-Chevron Diamond Ring at Neiman Marcus ($175)

Elizabeth and James Cluster Ring at Neiman Marcus ($395)

Elizabeth and James Chevron Hoop Earrings at Neiman Marcus ($195)

Vena Cava Sinew Blouse at Ssense ($325)

Shoes pretty enough to put on display, courtesy of Jean-Michel Cazabat...

Jean-Michel Cazabat Penny Suede Wedge Heels
at shopbop ($395)

Jean-Michel Cazabat Petra Suede Wedge Booties at shopbop (on sale for $325.50)

Jean-Michel Cazabat Giselle Lug Platform Heels at shopbop (on sale for $276.50)

I don't know what I love more - the name, or the skirt.

sass & bide Face The Dan Long Skirt at shopbop ($170)

That grey Berkley will be mine, by hook or by crook...

Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Folli Studded Cross Body Bag at shopbop ($195)

Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Berkley Bag at shopbop ($450)

Holiday party season is around the corner! I'm starting feet first this year...

Flapper Fringe Peep-Toes at Anthropologie ($268)

Willow The Eclipse Wool-Blend Dress at net-a-porter ($765)

J needs a new pair of tall fall boots - a few of my favorites here:

Frye Shirley Over the Knee Riding Boots at shopbop ($448)

Obey Fieldhouse Jacket in Black at Revolve Clothing ($105)

Always Skinny Zipper Pocket Jeans (destructed indigo wash) at The Gap ($79.50)

The Metallic Leather City Flat at The Gap ($39.50)

Green With Envy Stand-Collar Plaid Coat at Lord & Taylor (on sale for $111.99)

L.A.M.B. GW4048 at Zappos Couture ($444)

Craftsmanship Capelet at Anthropologie ($118)
(My personal favorite and new fall coat)

A.L.C. Baxter Dress in Nude at Forward ($448)