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TWO AFFORDABLE OUTFITS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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When it comes to any holiday, I have two different styles of dressing. I either want to be dressy, and a little on the glamorous side, or I want to be soft, casual, and cozy. Today I’m styling one outfit both ways to give you an idea of how to switch things up depending on your mood.

Soft, Casual, and Cozy

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The holidays can get stressful, especially if you burn the bread or forget to buy a turkey. 🙄 Cooking and juggling 85 things at once can sure stress me out. I like to wear an outfit that is comfy, so when those moments happen, I take a break, sit on the couch, and enjoy a cup of tea. If that doesn’t work, then a short catnap will take off the edge. Lol!

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I enjoy all the food that is associated with a holiday such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I try to dress in clothing that expands with the size of my plate. This black  Sweater Tank Top and Wide Leg Pants 2-Piece Set is perfect for when you might indulge a little more than normal. I was impressed with this set, especially since the pants are longer than most sweater pants I’ve bought. The inseam isn’t listed, but I would guess it to be 32″ since that is what I normally wear. I’m wearing a medium, but I’m sending it back for a large. It fits me fine, but I don’t want my bumps and bulges showing, so I’ll be more comfortable in a larger size. I like the black, but I think I’m going to get the Mocha-colored set instead. I wear a lot of camel and brown during fall, so I think I’ll get more wear from it.

A black and brown striped cardigan from Walmart

I have this striped open cardigan on order, and I think it would look great with either color of the sweater set.

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This Shawl Collar Cardigan is the softest sweater I’ve ever worn, with the exception of Barefoot Dreams. For the difference in price, I could buy every color in this cardigan for the price of one Barefoot Dreams. I wore this Saturday night when Joe and I went out for a date night, and it kept me warm and I loved how it looked with my outfit. I’m wearing a medium, and it fits me great.

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Here is the length of the cardigan from the back. It will be great to throw on over a pair of leggings since it covers all your assets.

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I’ve had several messages about my large cross charm. I recently purchased this cross charm (it doesn’t come with the chain), and I like that it is larger than the other one I usually wear. My smaller cross is 18Kt Gold Vermeil, so it has never tarnished or turned. I’m not sure how well this one will hold up; I guess only time will tell. Since this one is 18k gold-plated, I’m hoping it holds up as well as my smaller one. I’m wearing Maya Hoop Earrings from Kendra Scott and the Stone & Sequin Mini Cuff from Victoria Emerson.

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This structured faux fur crossbody bag in burgundy adds a touch of color to this neutral outfit. I keep seeing faux fur and sherpa-style handbags everywhere, and I couldn’t resist this cute one. Here are a few more that I found, and one of them came home with me. I wonder if you can guess which other one I bought.


Dressy and Glamorous

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If “I’m” not doing the cooking or hosting, then I like to dress up for the holidays.

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I ordered this Plaid Double Breasted Blazer from Kohl’s, and it is perfect for a glamorous look. This blazer doesn’t show up as nice in photos as it looks in person. The gold color in this blazer is a metallic lurex, and it shimmers and shines as you walk. I have a pair of gold pants I bought last year from Chico’s, and I can’t wait to pair those two items together. I’m wearing a medium, and it fits me perfectly!

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These adorable Champagne Drop Earrings are the perfect accessory for any celebration. I can see wearing these for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but they will also look nice for birthdays and anniversaries.

Champagne Drop Earrings

Here is a better view of the earrings. They have a 3 1/8″ drop, a bunch of pearls, and a titanium postback.

Champagne Glass Drop Earrings

These Champagne Glass Drop Earrings are similar but not as flashy. They are 2.4″ long and have a fish hook instead of a postback. They are 1/3 of the price of the first pair, so you have options on the amount of money you want to spend.

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Here is the Plaid Lurex Blazer buttoned so you can see how it looks.

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I love the look of this Faux Leather Bucket Bag! The pleating design of the bag, the gold chain, and the push-release drawstring closure give the bag a high-end look. This bag is under $65, but it looks way more expensive.

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I’m wearing a pair of black faux suede ankle boots; they are a favorite of mine. I like the dressy look, and they are easy to pull on and off. I’ve worn these with a few dresses, as well as jeans. The boots run true to size; I’m wearing my usual size 9.

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Which is your style for the holidays? Do you prefer to look dressy, or does casual and comfy win out?

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