Holiday Party Time!

It is that time of year when everyone gets to dress up and attend holiday parties! I personally love being able to get dressed up and enjoy festivities with friends, family, or co-workers.

If you are like me and have multiple parties to attend, thinking you need to buy an outfit for each one can be daunting.  Last year I got a white Tux Blazer from H&M and used it twice!  Once for a holiday party at work and once for Christmas itself!

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I had already owned the other elements to the outfits.

Also, you don’t have to feel married to red and green!  Feel free to change it up and wear whatever you wish!

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I always tend to go the fancy path.  However, nothing says holidays like sweaters!

16a38113efdcf8e4a3b10f5c5a001846This one from ModCloth is cute, traditional, and comes in sizes S-4X.

cc374ba495b3e65b3c53ca7379dfce26If you actually hate the holidays, and want to subtly show it, this sweater from ModCloth is amazing!  Sizes XS-4X

cn12234690Sometimes a simple sweater, like this Gap snowflake one, is also just as fun. Sizes XS-XL.

 

Also, for an added bit of fun, you can go non-traditional with your nails and try painting the inside portion as well, like I did here.

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Do you have a favorite outfit for your holiday parties?  Comment below and let me know.  Cheers to a great season!

 

Winter; What to buy to stay warm

Ah, Winter.  Time for mittens, scarfs, big old boots, hot cocoa and marshmallows. Winter can be hard to dress cute and still remain warm.  Luckily, the fashion world has been paying attention and the cuteness abounds!

Snow Boots:

157006_6_1400x1400If you live someplace that snows, you know snow shoes are essential.  SOREL is my absolute favorite, but they can be so expensive!  Fortunately Payless has an excellent option! These come in black, red, and white. Warm feet in the snow is really the key I think to happy thoughts.

 

Warm Jackets:

3592423_fpx-tifOnce again, snow can destroy your cute ensemble.  Big puffy jackets can tend to make us all look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.  This is why I like to make sure to get a warm puff jacket that cinches at the waist like this Micheal Kors jacket from Macy’s. A nice winter jacket is one place where you can justify investing in a good coat.  A good puff jacket can last you a decade! Now, weather or not it is $500 like this J.Crew Jacket, or $80 for this Old Navy jacket, make sure that when you try it on you love it, can still move in it, and that none of the stuffing is poking you! And if you want to make sure your coat is animal friendly, here is a great list of jackets to get!

Fleece Lined Leggings:

50988558I never thought I could ever wear skirts and dressed in the winter without freezing.  That is until I discovered fleece lined leggings! I can wear tights, these leggings, and some socks under my boots and I am a happy toasty and cute winter wonder woman! These ones are from Target, there are many options from Atheta, Victoria Secret, and you can even get them in plus size from companies like Lane Bryant! Long legged ladies, we still struggle. Fortunately Long Tall Sally has us covered to.

 

With these items you can basically wear whatever you want underneath and be a happy warm human being.  Then together we can complain in the middle of February that it’s too dang cold. 😉