Last Minute Outfit Inspiration

This morning, I woke up early and couldn’t fall back asleep.  Since the rest of the family is still sound asleep, I decided to write a last-minute post.  The last few weeks I have been bringing in holiday style into my daily looks.  I have loved playing with the colors red and green!  Here are a few of my looks over the last few weeks.  If you are looking for some outfit inspiration for the next few days hopefully you can find some here!  There are may different looks from casual to dressy.  Most of our gatherings are casual so I will be leaning more towards those looks.  It is always fun though to dress up a casual look with a little bling!  What will you be wearing for your holiday gatherings?

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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Cardigan: c/o Outer Grace Boutique

 

 

 

 

Necklace: c/o Scarlet of Eden

 

 

 

 

Cardigan: c/o Outer Grace Boutique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work Wear Wednesday 11.18.17: Buffalo Plaid

Outfit Details || Dress: c/o Shein || Scarf: Similar || Leggings: Loft || Boots: Amazon || Earrings:  Kendra Scott ||

 

This holiday season I seem to be drawn to red and green!  I have looked back at my Instagram feed over the last few weeks, and it is all I have worn!  I think this is the first holiday season I have worn these colors as much as I have!  In keeping with my red theme I decided to see if I could style this buffalo plaid dress from Shein for work.  Nothing says Christmas more as buffalo plaid!

 

Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Shein and contain affiliate links.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

I absolutely fell in love with this dress when I received it from Shein.  The fabric is thicker which is perfect for our cold winter.  The quality of this dress is really well done, and the fit is perfect.  For reference I got a medium in this dress.

 

To mix up the look of this dress I decided to try some pattern mixing.  I could have gone with my normal mix of leopard and buffalo plaid, but I decided to try mixing two different plaids.  I liked how the larger window pane pattern mixed with the smaller buffalo plaid.  What made this work was the difference size of patterns and colors.  The black tied the whole look together, but the white helped make it stand out.  I cut this scarf in half to make sure that it did not feel so overwhelming.  You can read here how I cut my blanket scarves.

To finish off this look, I wanted to wear these fun boots by Same Edelman that I got last year.  I love the fun pattern on the back along with the studded design.  It helps create an edge to any look, plus they always get me so many compliments!  I have also received a few snide remarks if they are used as a weapon.

I definitely want to try this dress again with leopard pieces since it is such an easy way to pattern mix.  How would you wear this dress?

 

Holiday Sparkle

Outfit Details || Top: Similar || Skirt: Ann Taylor || Necklace: Similar || Shoes: Clarks via Amazon ||

There is something about a gold sequined skirt that screams holidays to me!  I have been on the search for the perfect one for the last few years, but haven’t been able to find one.  I order a sequined pencil skirt from Loft earlier this year, but unfortunately my body shape is not meant for pencil skirts.  I have a little too much in the hip section to be able to pull it off.  I ordered this olive-green one and loved the color!

 

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One evening I saw that Ann Taylor had half off and free shipping I decided to take a look around online.  Thankfully I did, because I found this gorgeous sequined skirt.  I don’t normally shop online at Ann Taylor since the prices are a bit above what I normally spend, but this was too good to pass up.

I also liked that this skirt was made in a regular and curvy fit.  I decided to go with the curvy fit, because of my hips in a size 4.  After trying the size 4 I think I could have sized down to a 2 in this fit.  This skirt has a zipper in the back, but has a bit of an elastic waist that has some give.  In the regular cut a 4, I am sure would have been perfect.

I had so many ideas on how I wanted to style this skirt, that I had troubles choosing which look I wanted to start wear first.    With the holidays though I decided to wear buffalo plaid first.  I loved how this look turned out!  The buffalo plaid helped make this look a little more casual.  As a teacher I can get away with looks like this at work.  The kids love when you wear fun pieces like this skirt.   One of my favorite part of my days is lunch duty and the kids tell me what they love about my outfit.  It is fun to talk fashion with all the mini fashionistas!

For Christmas Eve dinner I am going to try to style this skirt with this lace top from Target.  I think the high waist of this skirt will work with the crop top look.  I haven’t tried it together to see if it works, but if not I will have plenty of other options.  How would you style this skirt?

 

Christmas Bucket List and Simple Holiday Style

Outfit Details || Coat: c/o Shein || Necklace: Similar || Top: Similar || Boots: Similar || Pants:  Similar || 

 

This past fall, I was at a friend’s house for a get together.  I noticed she had made a fall bucket list with her boys, and there were so many fun things listed.  I loved the idea of listing out what we wanted to do so we didn’t forget them!  Yesterday, I sat down with the boys and asked them what they wanted to make sure to do during the Christmas Season.  Here is their list:

  1.  Make Christmas Cookies
  2. Build a Snowman
  3. Go see the Christmas Lights at the Zoo
  4. Have a sleepover
  5. Go see a movie
  6. Christmas Shopping for the other brother

Our list is nothing special, but I want to make sure that the boys get to do all of these things.  Today, we made Christmas cookies so we can now mark this one-off of our list.  What is on your Christmas Bucket list?

 

 

 

I’ve been on a huge holiday kick lately when it comes to my outfits.  I think I am drawn more this year than any other year to red and green.  I have been trying to find new ways to bring these colors into my daily looks.  I got this grided coat from Shein and I couldn’t wait to style it.

 

The quality of this coat is really nice.  I really like the weight of the fabric.  It is perfect for layering and worn all day long on a cold winter day.  It would also work well as coat in the cooler spring and fall months.  This coat fits tts, for reference I got a medium.

 

 

I wanted to go for a monochromatic pattern mixing since it is such an easy way to mix prints. I decided to go with a pop of color with my pants for a bolder look.  I also liked that the red brought in a holiday vibe that wasn’t over the top.  To finish off this look I decided to add gold accessories and a belt.  I love how the belt helps define my waist and gives it some structure.

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Tulle for Christmas

Outfit Details: Top: similar || Necklace: similar || Skirt: Target ||

Dressing for the holidays is one of my favorite times of year to outfit plan for!  I normally have more outfits than I have places to go too!  One of my favorite things to wear for Christmas is are tulle skirts. Last year I wore a gorgeous gray tulle skirt from StyleWe.  You can see that look here.  I’ve been looking for a black tulle skirt that I love as much as the gray one, and I finally found it at Target!

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This tulle skirt from A New Day was super affordable!  At less than $25 I knew that I needed to add it to my closet.  For reference I got a size medium, but probably could have sized down to a small.  I loved the subtle beading detail at the hem.  It added just enough detail to make a subtle impact.

 

 

To keep with the Christmas theme, I paired this skirt with my Loft top from last year.  They have another one this year that is similar as does Old Navy!  The black and red plaid is the perfect subtle nod towards the holidays.  You can see how I styled it last year here.

 

For any holiday look sparkle is a must!  I love this necklace from Loft. Again it is from last year, but they brought back a similar version.  It is such a versatile piece.  It is perfect for any dressy look or for dressing up a casual look with a little bling.