Here’s What I’m Wearing for the Holidays…
Do you like to be dressed up and fancy for the holidays? Or do you prefer a more casual and relaxed look for the holidays? Those of you that know me well know that I’m pretty much always fancy and it doesn’t require a holiday or special occasion! At work this past week, I was asked if I was going somewhere afterwards…No! Being overly dressed for any event I attend is almost always a given; but I don’t mind as that is how I feel most comfortable!
SUPER CASUAL HOLIDAY LOOK:
Think pjs! I actually convinced my entire family to wear matching family pjs last year! My son-in-law was a trooper and at least put them on long enough for a photo! Of course it became necessary to add silly headwear and a flashing Christmas Bulb Necklace!
Our matching pajamas came from Pajama Gram! Don’t forget your fury loves! Pajama Gram carries pjs for your pooch and for your cat!
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CASUAL HOLIDAY LOOKS:
Think sweaters, embellished jeans (is that considered fancy? – not for me!), leggings and booties! Stars seem to be a current trend as I’ve seen them on almost everything! Both sweaters have sparkly stars! I think this look will also transition well into the winter!
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CONSERVATIVE HOLIDAY LOOK:
Perhaps you’re not into sparkle and glitz! Maybe plaid, button downs and puff vests are more your thing! I used to have a different Christmas sweater for every day in December when I was still in the classroom teaching. I kept some of my favorites and have purchased some not so “classroom” looking sweaters!
How cute is this French Bulldog Sweater from Dress Barn? The snowflake has rhinestones! It spoke to me and I had to have it! The red pants are from Chico’s. The puffy vest is Michael Kors (similar here) from Carson’s. The buffalo plaid button down is also from Carson’s. Check out our previous blog post on how to style puffy vests!
The black patent lace up shoes are from DSW. This look wouldn’t be complete without some holiday socks!
The back of the cardigan is braided, which is such a fun detail and allows the plaid to peek through!
Red patten booties from Asos.
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FANCIER HOLIDAY LOOKS:
What’s trending for winter you ask? FAUX FUR! I’ve seen faux fur jackets, scarfs, vests and in a multitude of colors! I’m a big fan of this trend!
Recently, I went out to dinner with my Auntie. She surprised me with a gift that’s beyond priceless! She gave me what was once my great-grandma’s fur shrug/wrap. My aunt believes that it was once a coat and cut down. Initially, I thought where would I wear it and how would I style it. Then I decided I could wear it where ever and when ever I wanted especially since it’s so trendy right now. Plus I think it’s perfect for the holidays!
Do you have a special vintage piece of clothing that holds fond memories? Are you a fan of the faux fur trend?
I have the fondest memories of my Great-Grandma Benesky! (We are pictured below.) She used to call me draga, which is Romanian for dear! She also called me scumpa (not sure if I’m spelling it right), which we think means sweatheart in Romanian! When I put on her shrug, I feel as though she is giving me a big hug!
How about a faux fur leopard jacket with an embellished top?! Shopped my closet for this look. I actually bought the jacket at an outlet center and the top at JCP last Christmas. Paired with black pants, leopard pumps, red lips and you’re holiday ready! Super simple to put together!
Is it wrong to match your home decor? LOL Speaking of which, my Christmas decorations were looking old and tired. Some are sentimental and I’ll always keep them. However, it was time to go for the others. I had sooooo much fun shopping at At Home! They have such a great selection and such great prices! All their Christmas decorations are now 50% off. I love to decorate my house as much as I like to decorate myself – no surprise I’m sure! LOL
Our neighbors host a Christmas party every year! It’s sooooo much fun! We are blessed to have amazing neighbors so I look forward to this yearly event! Wondering what to wear to a house party? How about a sequin lace top, cute jeans, chandelier earrings and pumps?!
This Karen Kane top is from Macy’s. It was a bit of a splurge (this coupon queen got the Cyber Monday sale and used a coupon!) but it’s so lacey, blingy, and the cut is perfect – so swingy! The jeans are embellished at the cuff and are from Chico’s. My sparkley black pumps are Bandolino from Shoe Carnival. I got them on sale for $14.00! Did you see my Facebook Post on Monday? I talked about my current obsession with tulle socks! Can’t wait to get them to style them with this outfit! Tulle socks from Etsy.
Velvet at Christmas is a no brainer! I’m loving that you can get velvet is almost every color! This embroidered velvet jacket and the velvet tank are from Chico’s. The jacket is nice and warm! The long length hides my flaws and creates a longer leaner appearance! That’s a win in my book! Here I’ve paired the jacket with the same jeans and pumps as my outfit above. You could easily wear black dress pants or leggings.
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Which look is your favorite? What will you be wearing for the holiday? Leave us a comment!
As the year comes to an end, I reflect on all my good fortunate! I’m blessed to be with the love of my life for 30 plus years and that we are able to celebrate him as a cancer survivor! I’m surrounded by wonderful family and friends and you our followers! These are the most important things to me…gifts of the heart to be opened up daily and appreciated! I have a job I truly love; and I get to blog and talk fashion (my passion) with my gal pals Cindy and Lori! These are truly my gifts of the season and all year long!
FASHION TRENDS AND FRIENDS wish you and yours a
very Merry Christmas!