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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.

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