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Holiday Outfit Ideas!

When people think about holiday outfit ideas, festive cocktail dresses and touches of sparkle come to mind. But in analyzing the events on my calendar this busy season, I realize that NONE are actually full-on cocktail attire. I see lots of “festive attire” and “holiday chic,” but many are actually very casual (but not Lululemon stretch pants-casual). Here are some outfit ideas to create on-trend looks that are appropriate for all your holiday get togethers!

Outfit #1: Holiday coffee.

This long Theory vest with fur collar is a splurge but it is instantly makes every outfit look put together! And it is perfect for Houston where most of the time you don’t need a coat with actual sleeves.

The removable fur collar makes the outfit dressed up yet effortless. I paired it with a simple black turtleneck, this floppy hat I got from Forever 21, and these awesome lace up flats (ugh mine sold out, these are similar) also from Forever 21 (which I’m not sure how I ever lived without!) Wearing my favorite jeans I’ve ever owned, Rag & Bone Tomboy.

Outfit #2: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

OK, you probably wouldn’t wear sunglasses to your neighborhood’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony– but this is actually the outfit I wore last night when I went to the one in West U here in Houston. And no, there were no graffiti walls there. Anyway, this is basically a more casual version of Outfit #1 with chunky white sneakers (which are in competition with the aforementioned lace-up flat for the must-have shoe of the season). A black and white striped tee and rolled-up jeans paired with the Theory vest looks casual but put together.

Chunky white sneaks are a thing, by the way. My husband says they look like nurse’s shoes, but what does he know.

Outfit #3: That Saturday Date Night where you hit three holiday parties.

This LBD has to be the steal of the season! It is $21 from Target! Not even on sale– that’s just how much it costs. It is very similar to a mesh-looking dress from Maje I *almost* bought last year.

Paired with fun fringed sandals and a leather jacket, all in trusty black, this outfit will get you through a busy night of holiday parties with different dress codes. Similar leopard clutch and Ray Ban Wayfarers.

Outfit #4: Girls’ Ornament Exchange.

Totally transforming the amazing cheapo little black dress from Target from Outfit #3 with the black turtleneck over it. What an easy trick!

My sunglasses are Ray Ban Clubmasters, Forever 21 lace-up flats, Mossimo black dress, Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayon in Aubergine.

And don’t forget to check out my last post about my beauty prep routine for a holiday party or big event!



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