Shorts with tights is my new favorite combo lately. It’s so difficult to get creative with my wardrobe during the winter months because I get discouraged by the frigid temps. This outfit includes two Christmas gifts and you can be certain that clothing gifts are my absolute favorite. It’s clear that these gift-givers knew my style so I decided to create a look with both. The metallic Banana Republic peplum top is a new staple for me considering it can be worn casually with denim or dressed up with a skirt and/or trouser shorts. I decided to layer it over a white button-down, although if the weather permits it’s perfectly acceptable to wear it solo. And instead of my typical sheer black tights, I incorporated my other Christmas gift, these Anne Klein polka dot tights. I’ve been searching for tights like these since last New Year’s so you can imagine how excited I was to get these in my stocking this year. To top this look off, I slipped on my ONE and ONLY Black Friday purchase, these black laced booties. I can’t explain how comfortable they are and not to mention the added edge they give any outfit is undeniable.