Skip to main content

Festive AF Holiday Style

WooHoo!!!! It's December and I couldn't be more excited. Every year I set a goal to do 25 Christmas festive things from Dec 1st to 25th and every year I wind up missing a few days but this year I feel more prepared than ever so I've decided to increased the challenge and not only do 25 festive things this month but to wear 25 festive outfits to go with those activities.
 
This month we'll be doing Christmas activities from holiday concerts to light displays to making our own gingerbread house and of course going to Church on Christmas Eve. Some outfits might have just a touch of festiveness while on others I plan on going all out but be prepared for lots of sparkle, plaid, tulle, fur and bling for the next 25 days on my Instagram feed. I'll also post each outfit here with links to the items or similar styles if it's something from a previous collection, I mean let's not get crazy, y'all don't think I'm going out and buying 25 new outfits do you? Also, I plan on taking a lot of pieces and showing them in both dressy and casual holiday style so I hope you'll find lots of inspiration for your own holiday fun.
 
Look 1 - Sequins and Fur
Friday night we started the weekend and holiday season off at The Memphis Symphony Holiday concert. You don't have to get this dressed up for the symphony but I always think it's nice.
 
 
The Cha Cha Tassel Earring (Charming Charlie) - get $10 off a Charming Charlie here
Plaid Chiffon Green Blouse - Plus and Straight Size - it's on sale for under $10!
Mink Stole - Buy vintage! I recommend Sugar Plum Consignments for great pieces
Sequin Skirt Plus and Straight Size
 
Look 2 - Tiger Blue Christmas
Saturday was the AAC Championship game Memphis vs UCF - it was a great game for football fans period but a sad end for Tiger fans as Memphis lost in the 2nd overtime. I've had my eye on this sweater tee for the past year and was super excited to snap it up during Black Friday. I think this is so great because right now it's just to warm to wear an actual sweater. If you're not cool enough to be a Tiger fan it is available for most larger southern universities; oh and it's on sale for under $20.

 
 
Collegiate Sweater Tee (Lauren James) - get $10 off here
Vera Quilted Velvet Bag (Charming Charlie) -get $10 off a Charming Charlie purchase here
Rockstar Jeans - Plus and Straight Size
 
 Look 3: Christmas Jammies
Oh course the holidays wouldn't be the same without a great pair of Christmas jammies. I got my set from my Monobox subscription but since they are not the fastest shippers I've linked a similar pair below so you could get yours in time. If you really want them monogramed I find it pretty easy to find a local monogramer.
 
 
 
 
Look 4: Casual Party Style
I've blogged a lot here about how much I enjoy our membership at The Dixon Gallery and Garden and over the weekend we had fun attending the annual member holiday party. It's always fun to see entrance decorated for the holidays and catch up with friends. This year I decided to keep my outfit casual and am wearing items featured in the outfits above - the top I wore to the symphony didn't really get to have the fun details shown with the sequin skirt and mink stole so I really wanted one outfit where it could stand out on it's own.
 
Plaid Chiffon Green Blouse - Plus and Straight Size - it's on sale for under $10!
Vera Quilted Velvet Bag (Charming Charlie) -get $10 off a Charming Charlie purchase here
Rockstar Jeans - Plus and Straight Size
 
Look 5: Velvet Skirt and Tee
So, this was actually my Thanksgiving outfit but I think this tee is something you could wear any day and I LOVE this velvet skirt so I plan on wearing it a lot this winter. Before the weather turned cool I repeated this outfit to the office
 
Necklace and Tee - Prep Obsessed
Belt: similar
 
Look 6: Holiday Shopping Cuteness
Last week I had the crazy idea to five 5 hours away and then back in one day for the Lauren James warehouse sale - so of course I had to wear Lauren James! I'm in love the the Christmas sweater tees and have four of them so this is only the 2nd on you'll see here. Although all the LJ tees in my size were gone by the time we got there I loaded up on tees in the Lake Dad brand where are the same super soft material, Shaun got a ton of tees and we got stuff for the whole family for gift giving so the trip was still a win!
 
Hat and Christmas Sweater Tee Lauren James - - get $10 off here
Rockstar Jeans - Plus and Straight Size
Black Boots Similar
 
Look 7: Faux Fur and Flannel
 
Over the weekend we then went on another road trip to Jackson, MS so I could attend the Mississippi Planner Addicts meet up, which was a lot of fun! Before heading home we stopped by the city of Canton for their light display and dinner - it was super pretty and I had some amazing Shrimp and Grits so all and all a really great stop. During the day it was quite cold enough for a coat so I decided to pair a faux fur vest with my flannel top - I get so many compliments on this top both in this print and others whenever I wear them.
 
Flannel Top - Old Navy
Faux Fur Vest Similar it's under $20 which is less than what I paid for mine
Rockstar Jeans - Plus and Straight Size
Duck Boots similar
 
 
 
 
There's still lots of festiveness to come! Check back here all month and follow me on Instagram to see more festive holiday style.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Sensible Portions

I'm Sometimes you have to recognize your strengths and when it's time to outsource . For me a healthy lifestyle is not a strength. I love the idea of eating small healthy meals and working out everyday but then I get hangry and eat anything in sight. Or I have a busy weekend and don't have time to meal prep, and then I'm screwed for the week and one bad week turns into a bad month, and a bad year and a decade of gaining weight. So, when a sorority sister posted a meal plan she had found success with I was very interested. Shaun and I tried a similar program last year but it was very expensive ($170 for one person for 5 days) That's a great investment if you need to lose 10 or 20 lbs but when you have a lot to lose you need a long term plan that is viable from a time, nutrition and financial aspect. 
Long term it's still pricey but I was very impressed with the value and results of sensible portions and decided to give it a try. Like most meal plans the plan is …

20 Rules for Modern Feminine Style

One of the things I love about the digital age is the ability to connect with others! I recently got a great idea from a youtuber I follow to make a list of 20 "rules" that define my lifestyle and I really loved this idea and thought not only would this be a good exercise for myself but a good topic to share with y'all. So, obviously you do you and wear whatever you want but these are my guidelines for my modern feminine without breaking the bank aesthetic.
1. Focus on pieces with wear ability beyond one season, don't get sucked into too many trends. For example, gingham will always be wearable for summer, plaid for fall, sweaters for winter and floral for spring - but get pieces with classic cuts so you can wear them year after year. For example, a gingham shirt dress is classic, a gingham top with bell sleeves will look dated the second that shape is out. 2. Don't be afraid to spend a little more for quality timeless pieces - a cashmere sweater, a great blac…

Lauren James Warehouse Sale Haul

Hello Friends! I know many of y'all kept up with my Lauren James warehouse sale journey over the weekend and if you're anything like me you like following along even if you couldn't make it yourself. When Lauren James announced the warehouse sale I was super excited but not sure I could make it work - it was short notice, a five hour drive and I'd already spent my June spending money. Luckily I have a good hubby who recognizes that sometimes you just need something fun in your life and was ok not only making the trip but with me borrowing from ourselves against my July spending money. Since this is the last warehouse sale Lauren James plans on holding I really didn't want the opportunity to slip by.
Warehouse sales can serve many purposes for a business - as a way to move excess inventory, create buzz and excitement for the brand, reward the most loyal brand fans by giving them access to great deal (which also puts more product into the hands of those most excite…

Wedding Guest PSA

Over the weekend my husband and I packed up all of the wedding gifts we received and moved them into storage in preparation of our anticipated move later this year and it was a wonderful reminder of all the love and support we received during our wedding. Because I personally enjoyed hearing from recent brides in wedding chats prior to our wedding I am still in a wedding chat and from time to time will comment when something similar to something we experienced pops up in my newsfeed. One thing that I see a common frustration with is guest lists and as a recent bride I  have a few thoughts on this. Since it's almost time for the 2017 wedding season to begin which means invites for spring weddings have already gone out I figure now is a good time for a little PSA when it comes to wedding invites. Our wedding invite Not only from my own wedding but from my numerous conversations with fellow brides I can say with certainty that the guest list is one of the biggest considerations a c…

Lane Bryant Best Fitting Denim

Ask 100 women what is the most versatile items in their closet and I bet 98% will say a pair of jeans. As I mentioned in my 2019 wardrobe goals getting another pair of jeans is on my closet to do this year since right now I only have one pair. And wouldn't you know it but the folks at Lane Bryant must have read my mind since they're offering the Best Fitting Denim event this upcoming weekend and they have asked me to be their special guest so not only I could find my own perfect fitting jeans but help y'all do the same. Lane Bryant offers a good variety of jeans not only in shape but in color, wash and fun details. Before showing the perfect pair for me here's a look at just a few of the options. It was really nice to be able to play around with the wash, length and fit so see what I liked about each.


Although I LOVE the fun ruffle and ribbon embellishments I felt like a traditional pair of jeans matches my lifestyle. I tried on the straight leg and boot cut three ti…