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Holiday Wrapping

A Ruby wrap coat

Talbots Christmas loafers

A Ruby wrap fleece

Daniel Wellington Petite Melrose 28

A Ruby fleece

JoJo Loves You Topaz earrings

Sugarfix by Baublebar Tassel necklace

Ann Taylor embellished hat

Daniel Wellington Classic Cuff

A Ruby Boston

Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays, but this time of the year can be...exhausting. With a million items on my to-do list, travel, events and wrapping up work, I need getting dressed in the morning to be easy and uncomplicated. And for that, I turn to local Boston brand A Ruby. I've written about A Ruby before - they make simple, versatile pieces that are perfect for travel, or moving seamlessly from last-minute errands to a holiday party. I checked in with Avra Myers, the designer behind A Ruby, about her advice for looking chic during the stressful holiday season:

What is your advice for women with crazy hectic mornings - how can they make it easier to get dressed? 
  • Organize your closet by color hues, so you can find your clothes quickly!
  • Check the weather forecast the night before, so you can be cozy, comfortable and chic. (Ed. note: I made the mistake of not doing this the other day and ran out the door in cute little flats. It was 20 degrees outside. I was miserable all day!)
  • Keep in mind your schedule for the day, so you don’t have to worry about coming home to change.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast, so you have energy throughout the morning.
  • Always make time to read a spiritual tip of the day! 

We women are all so very busy, and we have a lot of moving parts to our days. What are some of your favorite "go anywhere" pieces, and how do you style them? 
  • Because A Ruby is a ‘Live In Leggings” brand, I always start my outfit with a legging.
  • Right now we have new Riding Leggings in new heather colors that I especially love - navy heather, taupe heather and grey heather.
  • If I am doing yoga before work, I start with my AV-RA Performance Legging in black, grey heather, navy or silver.
  • I build my outfit from the bottom up, so then I think about which sweater I want to wear with my leggings: at this time of year it is almost always a turtleneck, so our newest is the Cotton Tissue Turtleneck Sweater.
  • If it is very cold, I will add our Luxe Poncho to wear as a second layer.
  • The Polar Fleece Wrap Coat is my go to outfit completer - always cozy, comfortable and CHIC!

It's the holiday season, which means a lot of people will be traveling. How do you dress comfortably for the airport, without wearing pajama pants (ugh!)? 

          I wear nice quality leggings, layers that cover the bum, chic comfortable sneakers and the A Ruby Wrap Coat that doubles as a blanket on the plane! 

Check out other looks by A Ruby here, herehere, and here, and my earlier interview with Avra here. There will be sales (online and in store at the Derby Street Shoppes in Hingham) throughout the holiday season at A Ruby, so check in or sign up at for updates. And! Pants always ship free at A Ruby with code pantsshipfree, as well as every day free shipping for purchases over $100. 
COAT & LEGGINGS: A Ruby (c/o) SHOES: Talbots (c/o) NECKLACE: Sugarfix by Baublebar via Target (c/o) EARRINGS: JoJo Loves You (c/o) HAT & GLOVES: Ann Taylor (Get 50% off with code NICELIST! c/o)  WATCH & CUFF: Daniel Wellington (See here; Available in a gift set, get 15% off gift sets with code BOSFASHIONISTA) PHOTOS: Catherine Threlkeld

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