Holiday Style Part 2

As a creative person, I am always, always searching for inspiration. And one of the easiest times of the year for me to feel inspired is Christmas! Last week, I shared a few holiday outfit ideas to inspire you. This week, I’m going to share a few holiday photos that have inspired me.

 

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This (non-fashion but still very festive nonetheless) photo was taken just this week at the Hale Farm and Village in a part of Ohio I have yet to explore, but it just made my list!

 

 

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Statement necklaces like this are worth a small investment because they can make any outfit stunning. The rose gold is especially gorgeous and the mixture of pearls and diamonds add even more interest. P.S. is it too late to add this to my Christmas list?? 

 

 

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It is literally 0 degrees as I type this. Socks are no longer a boring childhood stocking stuffer, they are everything – and they’re essential.

 

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Want to choose a holiday item that you’ll be able to wear for several Christmases to come? Choose a classic, elegant style with a holiday twist – like this velour circle skirt, sure to be in style for years.

 

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Dressing up booties and bulky coats with a bright plaid scarf is probably the easiest way to be festive while staying warm – and something I currently do pretty much daily!

 

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While all black may not be as festive as red or green, for example, on the surface level, its transitional ability from the holidays to the rest of the winter is unparalleled. Silver or gold accents help to create a more festive and formal look.

 

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A bright holiday plaid – not to be confused with a fall flannel – is a classic staple and can be worn for years and years to come.

 

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Red boots that are both snow and rainproof?! Why not.

 

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Let me publicly admit it here: I love glitter. Now that that is out, let’s move on, shall we? Glitter accessories are the perfect compliment to all sorts of outfits, whether it’s just a sweater and jeans, or a more dressed up holiday party ensemble.

 

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Fact: an outfit becomes 40% more festive when paired with a Starbucks red cup.

 

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The off-the-shoulder/ cold shoulder trend has transitioned nicely into the colder months in the form of sweaters, casual enough for shopping and dressy enough for social gatherings.

 

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Another fun form of glittery accessories – glitter heels!

Holiday Style Part 1

As mentioned in my previous post, I don’t love winter but I do love Christmas. It’s not only the most wonderful time of the year, it’s the most festive time of the year! As fun as it is wrapping gifts and decorating my home, I also enjoy adding some festive additions to my outfits. Do not read into this and think I am suggesting full-blown Christmas sweaters, light bulb earrings, and bows all day long. I am suggesting more subtle touches, and usually just one per outfit – for example, a sparkly sweater, red nails, or festive jewelry. Here are a few of my favorites – most of which are classic holiday styles I find myself wearing year after year.

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Currently Wearing: Scarves

Come, Thou Long-Awaited Blog Post? Okay, bad joke. But I am seriously so thankful to have some time to finally write a new post after over a month! Look for my weekly posts to return from now till the beginning of the year, including some holiday-themed posts beginning next week!

 

This week I want to discuss a wardrobe staple and popular fashion topic: scarves. If you’re a female American, you really can’t live without them (at least I wouldn’t try it). More than a cold weather accessory, they are a cold weather essential and they are everywhere when fall and winter roll around. And if you’re fortunate enough to live somewhere where it’s chilly roughly 60% of the year, you’ll see them around in the spring too. As I have voiced several times before, I am really not a fan of winter. I love summer. That being said, I try to look at the bright side of things during the colder months and find things that I am thankful for – like Christmas (in 23 days!!) and scarves. I wear a scarf nearly every day. It is a great way to complete my look and can also dress up any basic winter coat, while also serving the function of keeping my neck warm. Currently I’m loving what also happens to be most popular right now: plaid blanket scarves. They are just so cozy and I love the classic colors and pattern.

Before I decide on what scarf to wear, I make sure it fits these three requirements:

1. It matches my outerwear (i.e. no black scarf with brown boots or a brown coat)

2. It matches my outfit underneath (so that I can still decide to wear it inside after I’ve taken my coat off)

3. It’s something I like and boosts my confidence (because why wear something if I don’t even like it?)

 

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