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Holiday Attire- Casual and Festive

Hi everyone! I am going to keep with the holiday theme for the next few posts. This week I want to chat briefly about casual holiday themed outfits. Next week, I’ll talk about more dressy occasions. I was at Target the other day, you know…for fun and to “just look”. As per usual, I found myself in their clothing section and I spotted the cutest holiday tops! They inspired me to do this casual and fun holiday outfit post. And, no, I am not talking about those fun holiday sweaters…Let’s focus on having more subtle holiday spirit. 

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First up…this top from Target, find it here. I love this t-shirt, for its simplicity, and funny play on words. It’s got holiday attitude, and I like it!  I decided to style this top mulitple different ways, to show how versatile and easy it is to wear. I think it works well with skirts or jeans, I of course, played up the attitudiness (is that a word?!?) of it; these are my favorite looks.  Of course you can substitute jeans for the skirts in any of these and still look amazing. Even try layering a plaid button down over top…even better, a buffalo plaid cardigan or button down. A tip: if you add buffalo plaid (the red and black block pattern) to an outfit, it will look instantly more festive.  

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Starting from the left, the Target shirt, here:  I paired it with my black Aqua tulle skirt, found on ThredUp, but similar here (that one is more puffy though, I have it in white), and a faux suede dark green motto jacket from T.J.Maxx.  My shoes are the buffalo plaid pattern that I talked about above, and are from DSW last year, similar here.  Next, I chaged out my jacket for a leopard print cardigan by Express from ThredUP, similar here. And, since it was a nicer day I could even wear it without anything over top (or for you warm weather folks).  Then the only thing I changed in the next two images was my skirt.  I switched to a faux leather pencil skirt by TOBI from ThredUp, similar here, and tights with black booties.  I wish I had worn more opague tights (like the ones in the last photo…I prefer opague tights by HUE).  The skirt in the last photo is probably my favorite LulaRoe skirt. It’s like wearing a mermaid tail…except there’s no tail…. Black cardigan is from Loft, similar here.  Black opague tights from HUE ( I buy mine at Marshalls).  

 

Remember how I mentioned that adding buffalo plaid to an outfit makes it instantly more festive? Actually, maybe I should have just titled this post “Ode to Buffalo Plaid” LOL.  But, really, case in point…this next sweatshirt style top that I found at Target, here, is a perfect example.  It’s super soft, ya’ll and yes you need one. It is also generic in its saying…”grateful” is perfect all year long, not just during the holidays.  By adding the buffalo plaid to it, I made it look more festive…

 

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Ok, well, never mind that I am wearing a Santa hat…LOL. The plaid is what we makes the outfit. My bag is from Target; it’s a Mossimo bag, but I found this beauty at Goodwill! The buffalo plaid adds a festive touch…OK OK, so does the Santa hat, but the Santa hat is optional…lol.   Either way, this top is cute in its simplicity, it is fitted and soft, and easily goes with jeans…or even possibly a pencil skirt! I will try that next time.

 

Last but not least, I’d like to give a shout out to this cute sweatshirt.  It is by H&M, but I found it on Thredup. Sometimes, my husband doesn’t think I’m funny…but I like the attitudiness of this top too…

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He’d probably prefer that no one wrap me up… but the shirt refers to him, sooooo.  I love the top because it is cute, sparkly, and comfy…a trifecta of joy! I mean who doesn’t love sparkles…and gift wrap? LOL. And what’s gift wrap without a bow? Get it… on my bag…the big bow…. Ok OK but for real, this entire outfit is actually from Thredup, including my bag which is by Betsey Johnson, similar here, and my shoes (which also have bows on the back).  My jeans are by my favorite J Brand, I get mine from ThredUP.  Nordstrom carries them, here, but they are pricey at full retail (check ThredUP, always check ThredUP!)  I love that this outfit doesn’t use the typical holiday colors.  I adore having alternatives to the norm, don’t you?

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So, what do you think? Ready to try some festive outfits? Head on out to Target and pick up the ones that I just got…they also had a few other cute ones!  Stay tuned next week when I go from casual holiday attire to a little bit more fancy.  

 

-xo  

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