HOLIDAY OUTFITS THAT LOOK EXPENSIVE BUT AREN’T

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a charcoal sequined top, distressed ankle jeans, a crushed velvet blazer, and black ankle boots

Yesterday I showed you four outfits from Walmart that looked great but were budget-friendly. These outfits were great for every day, but none of them were what I would call a Holiday outfit. Today I am showing you two holiday outfits that look expensive but aren’t.

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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gold metallic sweater and skirt with black and gold jewelry

Holidays outfits can range from casual to black-tie and everything in between. You can wear rhinestones and fur, or fuzzy slippers and a Santa Hat. Many people love wearing tacky sweaters and entering contests to see who is the craziest. Some people love celebrating in a pair of Holiday pajamas while sipping hot chocolate in front of the fire.

There is no right or wrong way to dress for the Holidays. But, since Thanksgiving and Christmas only roll around once a year, you probably don’t want to spend a ton of money on outfits that you won’t wear again until next year.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a charcoal sequined top, distressed ankle jeans, and black ankle boots

This is my style when it comes to wearing a Holiday outfit. It is casual and festive. I would wear this to a Holiday party at a friend’s house where I want to be comfortable. Most of my friends have informal parties, so I wouldn’t wear a dress. But I would like to wear some bling to look festive, so this outfit works for me.

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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a charcoal sequined top for the Holidays

This charcoal wide neck sequin top is so festive looking, and it is perfect for the Holidays. You could dress this up as much as you want, but I prefer to wear it with jeans for a casual look. The inside of the top is lined, so you don’t have to worry about the sequins being scratchy. I found this top to be comfortable and not heavy or stiff, and I also just ordered the Rose Gold one to wear for New Year’s Eve. I am wearing a large and it is roomy and relaxed, but not too big.

Once again, you gurls have managed to sell out an item. It was in stock last night and is almost completely sold out this morning. So, here are some similar tops that you might like.


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing the back of a charcoal sequined top

This is not a long top, so leggings might not be the look you are going after. However, with a pair of jeans, pants, or a skirt, this top is fabulous.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a charcoal sequined top and a black crushed velvet blaze

Adding this black crushed velvet blazer to my outfit upped the festive look. I love wearing velvet and crushed velvet for the Holidays; I think it adds a touch of elegance even when worn with jeans. You could even wear this blazer with a white button-down and jeans, and still, look festive for the Holidays. I am wearing a medium in the blazer, and it fits me great.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a charcoal sequined top, ankle jeans, and black ankle boots

I am totally OBSESSED with these high-rise straight-leg ankle jeans!!! These jeans fit me great; they have just a touch of distressing, I love ankle-length jeans, and the frayed hem detail is perfect! I think these jeans look great with ankle boots, but they will look just as cute this spring and summer with flats. I am wearing my usual size 10, and they are a great fit. The jeans also come in black without distressing or a frayed hem if you are not a fan of those features.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing black ankle boots from Walmart

I’ve had these black pointy-toed faux-suede boots since last year, and I am still loving them. The pointy toe elongates your legs, and I think they look great with ankle jeans. I am wearing my usual size 9, and they run true to size.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gold metallic sweater and skirt, black and gold jewelry, and metallic ankle boots

Now, for an outfit that is for those “dressy” events. Occasionally, there are office parties or Holiday parties that call for you to get fancy. If fancy is not your usual attire, then who wants to spend a ton of money for something that you’ll only wear a couple of times?

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gold metallic sweater and black and gold jewelry

A metallic gold sweater and skirt are perfect for the Holidays and VERY festive looking. This metallic turtleneck sweater is slightly oversized, which is a good thing. I love the fit of the sweater and the statement sleeves. The long, large sleeve ribbing looks fantastic with the flowy balloon sleeve. I am wearing a size medium, and the fit is excellent.

The statement jewelry that I am wearing is from Chico’s. Chico’s has fabulous statement jewelry, and the quality is fantastic.

GOLDTONE AND BLACK TASSEL PENDANT // BLACK & GOLDTONE TASSEL EARRINGS // BLACK AND GOLDTONE CLASP BRACELET //

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gold metallic sweater and skirt, black and gold jewelry, and metallic ankle boots from Walmart

The matching metallic skirt is not oversized like the sweater. When I took it out of the packaging, I thought that there was no way that it was going to fit me. This is a body-conscious fit, so it is made to fit snugly to your body. I am wearing a medium and was pleasantly surprised that it fit as well as it did.

The Michael Kors handbag looks great with this outfit. The colors go great together, and you can carry this handbag with jeans also. It is a great neutral that will go with almost anything. The color that I’m carrying is called Luggage, and it is a nice medium-sized handbag.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gold metallic sweater skirt and metallic ankle boots

These ankle boots are soooo cute! You can see the snake print metallic sheen on the heel of these boots, and it looks great with this outfit. The color will be fabulous for fall, and I can see myself wearing these a lot this year. They are a faux-suede material, and they run true to size. If you are between sizes, I would size up a 1/2 size to make sure that they fit.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a charcoal sequined top, distressed ankle jeans, a black crushed velvet blazer, and ankle boots

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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a gold metallic sweater and skirt set, black and gold jewelry, and metallic ankle boots

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  1. Joy M. wrote:

    Love the crushed velvet blazer with the sequin top and jeans. Comfy and wow!

    Posted 11.18.21 Reply
  2. Diane Schulert wrote:

    Gorgeous, simply stunning!

    Posted 11.18.21 Reply
  3. Sharolyn wrote:

    Love the blazer!

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  4. Erika M Adams wrote:

    I love your hair color and when i saw that older photo of you with darker hair, I was inspired to ask my hairdresser if I could go as light as you. I feel like my current color is in between what you used to have and what you have now. Any chance your colorist would share the formula? So I could pass along to mine? Bless you and your daily inspiration, it brings a smile to my face everyday.

    Posted 11.18.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Erika, the darker color wasn’t my natural color, I just had her color it darker for a while. I’ve tried to get her to tell me the formula for years, but it is all gibberish to me. Lol!

      Posted 11.18.21 Reply
  5. Janet H. wrote:

    Both outfits look great on you, but I prefer the more casual look. Those are some nice things you found at Wal-Mart.

    Posted 11.18.21 Reply
  6. Jane wrote:

    Love these holiday outfits! Great combinations for several different looks for any occasion.

    Posted 11.18.21 Reply
  7. Rita wrote:

    I love the gold outfit on you. You love fantastic!

    Posted 11.18.21 Reply
  8. RORY wrote:

    LOVE that crushed velvet blazer. Thanks for the great ideas.

    Posted 11.18.21 Reply
  9. Kathleen wrote:

    Great ideas!

    Posted 11.18.21 Reply
  10. Jenniffer wrote:

    I am so sad that many of your amazing picks from yesterday and today are sold out. Hoping they come back soon!!!!

    Posted 11.18.21 Reply
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