The tree is up! I haven’t had time to fluff the tree, not one ornament is hung with care, and the price tag might still be attached. BUT, the tree is up, and I am a happy camper. Christmas is MY time of year! I love all of the celebrations, the decorations, the Christmas joy, and especially the Christmas music. I think that I might be related to Buddy the Elf! Lol!
Now that the kids are no longer under my roof, a tiny bit of my Christmas cheer has left. I used to have large trees in every room of the house, even the bathrooms. We made homemade ornaments, spice oranges, hot cocoa, snow cream, candy and listened to Christmas music all day long. Now that it is just Joe and me, most of those festivities don’t happen. Thankfully, the grandchildren do allow me to participate with them in building snowmen and drinking hot cocoa.
Today, I am joining Jennifer from A Well Styled Life and Cindy from Cindy Hattersley Design to bring you a Holiday outfit post. We decided to style an outfit that we would wear for Thanksgiving or Christmas, whether it was a party or a stay-at-home look.
Most years, we stay at home for Christmas instead of attending parties. Even when we go to a party at our friend’s house, it isn’t fancy, so a dressy holiday outfit isn’t required. In the past, I have been known to go overboard in my Christmas fashion. I’m not sure if I have ever shared that I love to paint, but I hardly ever have time anymore. But, I painted sweatshirts for Christmas, and I wore one almost every day. Lol! I might not have been the most fashionable back then.
I ran across this photo from 2010, so I would have been 50 in this photo. I still like this outfit; I love the vintage rhinestone snowflake pin, and who doesn’t love a velour Santa hat? I’m not sure what hair color phase I was going through, but it sure was dark.
Fast-forward eleven years and a lot of things have stayed the same, and some things have changed. I no longer wear hand-painted sweatshirts, but I still love bling. The next time I go to Grundy, I’m bringing that vintage rhinestone pin back with me so that I can enjoy it this winter.
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My holiday outfit will probably be a mix between party and loungewear. Lol! If you are confused by that, you’re probably not by yourself. I like to be “festive” looking, so for me, that means fancy. A sequin dress is fancy and festive, but it would be too much for an evening at the house. Instead, I look to fabrics for my “festive” fix.
This merino wool/cashmere blend cable knit sweater is the perfect mix between loungewear and festive attire. It is soft, cozy, and feels fantastic, but it looks so luxurious that you could wear it to a fancy party. The intricate details of the cable knit design are beautiful; in fact, everything about this sweater is special. I am wearing a medium in this sweater, and it is still oversized, which is the look that I wanted.
Whether you decide to dress up or be more casual in your holiday outfit, these black velvet leggings are perfect. These leggings are one of those items that can be worn in several ways, making them so versatile. I can see myself wearing these with a denim jacket and boots this fall.
I ended up going with a large, and I am glad that I did. There isn’t an inch of fabric to spare, but I wouldn’t want them to be baggy either. Now I am wondering if I should get a pair in burgundy also. What do you think?
I dressed these velvet leggings up with a red cashmere turtleneck. This look is elegant, semi-dressy, and I think the red turtleneck makes it perfect for Christmas. This outfit looks festive without having a snowman, reindeer, or flashing lights. If I had that vintage snowflake pin, it would make the outfit perfect.
I usually try to buy several cashmere sweaters a year, and I try to wait until they go on sale. This one is $40 off, and it comes in a LOT of other colors. I am wearing a medium, and the fit is great.
I am wearing my usual Large hoop AVI earrings and the Layton Gold Statement Necklace from Kendra Scott. I’m also wearing a David Yurman cable loop bracelet and my Apple Watch. I need to buy a fancier band for the watch if I want to wear it to parties. Lol!
You might have noticed that my shoes are casual. I love these glittery faux-fur-lined house slippers, and I have also been known to wear them outside the house. Once, I forgot that I had these on, and I went to the grocery store in them. No one said a word, but I bet that someone noticed and was scratching their heads.
I threw on a pair of black ankle boots today. Most of my shoes and boots are at my other house, so I have to make do with what I have with me. I do love these boots, and I wear them a lot. The leather toe and the suede upper give the boots a unique look because of the different textures.
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