Add a Little Sparkle to Your Christmas Outfit

similar sequined shirt / similar pleated skirt / heels / earrings / wreath

Now that Christmas is only a WEEK away (how did that happen?!) I am starting to think about what I am going to wear for Christmas Eve to church and my Christmas outfit. What a better excuse to wear a little sparkle than at Christmastime! Pairing this sequined shirt with a pleated skirt makes for the perfect Christmas outfit. It is such a cute ensemble, plus everything can be remixed into other outfits. Can you tell I like items that have a lot of bang for their buck?! (Remember how I wore this pleated skirt here in the summer?). The silhouette is so flattering and the extra bling for winter is perfect.

My skirt and shirt are old, but I found some really similar options below.

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Nordstrom Black Friday Picks


Nordstrom’s Black Friday sale is insane! A lot of items I chose I either own or have tried on are. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites to make shopping a little easier! I tried to choose items that have more sizes available, but they are going quick! Scroll through and let me know which are your favorite.

First up, clothes!

Here’s what I selected for accessories. Keep in mind that I have quite a few of these, so these are great items!

And last but not least, shoes!

What do you think? Which are your picks? The sale ends Sunday night so don’t delay!

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Great (& Inexpensive!) Blanket Scarf Roundup

Blanket scarves are something that initially overwhelmed me, until I tried it out for myself.  Once I figured out how to wear them, they quickly became one of my favorite cold weather accessories! For someone who runs cold but also has to chase around (aka keep from committing suicide) three toddlers, sometimes heavy layers aren’t ideal. Blanket scarves are a great way to add some texture and color to an outfit!

There are a lot of tutorials to show you how to wrap them if it is a new item for you (see here and here – also total sidenote, but these girls are also great ones to follow!). Most of these are under $10 and I own (and love!) one of them! Now to choose which one to add to my collection…

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Top Left This looks so cozy! And the colors could be tied into so many outfits.

Top Center I love the colors on this! The maroon is perfect for fall/winter wardrobes.

Top Right Sometimes simple is better! I love the texture on this and this is a perfect neutral.

Middle Left This is the one I have and love and wear all the time!

Middle Center I reeeally love this one! I love the camel and black combo.

Middle Right This is really similar to another blanket scarf that I have and wear all the time! The pale ocean blue is gorgeous.

Lower Left Another good, simple scarf! This would be so great with a holiday outfit. Great texture!

Lower Center No, this one I need! The colors in this are amazing!

Lower Right OK. This one. I definitely need this one. A plaid doesn’t get much better than this!

Have you tried the blanket scarf trend? Do you love them as much as I do? Which one of these is your favorite? Share with me below!

 

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Summer Fades to Fall – Transitioning Your Wardrobe

summer fades to fall

transitioning your wardrobe

Here in New England, we are in that weird time of year where we will have a super hot 80-degree day, and the next is 55 and cold. Even on those hot days, the mornings are chilly and it is hard to dress appropriately. I also don’t like to spend a ton of money on my wardrobe. I mean, of course I like to shop, but due to the whole budget thing (see husband, I do try and be frugal!), I also try and maximize what I already have. Going from summer to fall makes it easy to borrow clothes from one season to the next!

how to do double duty

When transitioning into the next season, make your clothes do double duty! A simple way I make my clothes work for me is by layering on top of my summer tops. By adding the extra layer, it helps ward off the chills on those cool mornings. And then I have a layer I can remove in the afternoon (because chasing little kids around= immediately overheating). This basic tank is my go-to in the summer, and I don’t think I will stop wearing it any time soon! Just switch out your shorts for some jeans, add some cute booties and a statement necklace and you have a simple yet stylish outfit.

I need to mention these jeans specifically too- they are all I’ve worn lately! They are so comfortable and fit great. They look more expensive than they really are. Go try them on; you’ll thank me! I have them in the distressed version too. (Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for direct links to these items or similar ones!).

 

If you ever wonder who I am laughing at in my pictures, usually it is my friend Jenn at From the Family with Love. I am not totally comfortable being in front of the camera, and she helps me not take myself too seriously  😉 Here she is!

Gorgeous, isn’t she?

 

 

Tory Burch Fall 2017—a modern take on Tory's Philadelphia heritage—now at NORDSTROM.

Recreate the look here:

Similar top here

Similar booties (Mine are the same brand)

Pictures by Jenn and Bekah

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