Pink windownpane sweater and jeans

Well, friends, we’ve come to the end of the Holiday Party Outfits week. And just like my week of berry and navy and my week of gift ideas, I’ve loved having a themed week. What’s next for next week? I have one idea but no clue when I’ll have a chance to take photos! Ken and I are headed to Brooklyn this weekend to go to my brother and his girlfriend’s holiday party… but hey, at least I have 5 outfits to choose from!

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I went much much simpler and casual for this last look. And decided to pair it on Friday because, you know, casual Friday and all. I absolutely love this sweater. It reminds me of my Grandmom and I’ve been realizing more and more how much my style is like her’s. Which is cool because Francine was always a snappy dresser.

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I wanted to be sure to include an outfit that didn’t scream CHRISTMAS or HANUKKAH (not that any of my outfits screamed Hanukkah) and this sweater fit the bill perfectly. The sparkly pink is fun and adds a hint of celebration to the outfit. Jeans and flats keep the look simple. I paired it with a pearl necklace doubled but I’m not really loving it. I wanted that chunky pearl necklace look but girlfriend don’t got one of those! So I tried to make do with what I had.

If you want your casual sweater look to scream WINTER might I suggest this number. If pink isn’t your thing but you still want some sparkle, this navy blue (also in white) sweater might work for you. But if you want your sweater to invoke feelings of snowy nights and new year’s eve balls, then this is the one for you.

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To see a burgundy sweater and black skirt holiday outfit click here. And 6 ways to wear a colored skirt, including for holiday parties, can be found here! For a lovely green lace dress option, click here. A green sweater over a plaid shirt perfect for work can be found here.

I am pumped to be teaming up with 15 other bloggers to giveaway a Canon EOS Rebel T5 with two lenses. We decided to mix things up this holiday season. With so many other cash giveaways we decided to get a giveaway going that was a special gift just for one of you! Because we know the cash is going to all your other holiday gifts we decided to find a way to treat one of our lucky readers to a gift for themselves. And just in time for the holidays and the new year! You can check out all the ladies joining me on this giveaway by clicking on their image below.

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So what’re you waiting for? It is your chance to make some photo magic with your family. The giveaway will run from December 5th to the 19th and it is open to US and Canada only. All entries will be validated and if there are any issues with your entry all will be voided. So you better be honest because we are going to be like Santa and check it all twice. Good luck! And happy holidays!

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Holiday Party Outfit: Green Sweater, plaid top, black ankle pants

Okay, I have to admit something to you. I stole this outfit off of Pinterest. I pinned the outfit a loooong time ago and when it came time to decide on my Fall Capsule Wardrobe I was going through all my pins and this one stood out. I had all the pieces necessary and I’m not afraid to tell you I have worn it least every other week. It’s a favorite around these parts. But it wasn’t until actually photographing the outfit that I realized I have never worn it in any other combination. Never with jeans, never with a black skirt, never with anything but these exact pieces. So I think next week I’ll switch it up.

(after I write my posts I preview them to make sure it all looks good and that’s when I noticed I chose a picture for the collage where I am doing pretty much the same pose… totally not on purpose)

I just realized she has a metallic heel on, but hey my black ones work perfectly. And one other thing to admit to you (that makes three now if you’re counting). I actually never wear heels with this. Only flats. I pretty much only wear flats now so I’m really not to sure why I put heels on for the photo. And here’s a fourth thing to admit: it’s been so long since I’ve worn flats that I wobbled a little in them!

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Sweater, Forever 21 (seriously, I’ve had this sweater for at least 5 years and it is the only thing that has ever survived more than a month from that store)
Top, JCrew Factory (similar)
Pants, Loft
Shoes, Michael Kors

Since this is a pretty rad outfit I took some time to find you some options. Ready?
Green Sweater: least, middle, most
Plaid Top: least, middle, most

One of my favorite thing about this outfit is that it is made entirely of pieces I already had in my closet. I found a new way to wear them by being inspired from this pin. So thank you random headless girl.

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To see a burgundy sweater and black skirt holiday outfit click here. And 6 ways to wear a colored skirt, including for holiday parties, can be found here! For a lovely green lace dress option, click here.

I am pumped to be teaming up with 15 other bloggers to giveaway a Canon EOS Rebel T5 with two lenses. We decided to mix things up this holiday season. With so many other cash giveaways we decided to get a giveaway going that was a special gift just for one of you! Because we know the cash is going to all your other holiday gifts we decided to find a way to treat one of our lucky readers to a gift for themselves. And just in time for the holidays and the new year! You can check out all the ladies joining me on this giveaway by clicking on their image below.

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So what’re you waiting for? It is your chance to make some photo magic with your family. The giveaway will run from December 5th to the 19th and it is open to US and Canada only. All entries will be validated and if there are any issues with your entry all will be voided. So you better be honest because we are going to be like Santa and check it all twice. Good luck! And happy holidays!

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Disclaimer: This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents only. This blog and any participating blogs did not receive compensation for the published material in this post. No purchase required to enter this giveaway and there is a limit of one entrant per household. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning are determined by the number of valid entries received. Entries will be verified. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be emailed via the email address used to enter the contest. New winner(s) will be chosen if original winner(s) has not responded within 48 hours of email notification. This giveaway is not administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or other social media outlet. Disclaimer is posted in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. I

Holiday Party Outfit: Green Lace Dress

Day 3 of holiday party outfit ideas and this is one of my favorite things I bought this year. It’s intended purpose is my bff’s wedding on December 27 (and I got Ken this totally cool tie to sort of coordinate). When I was deciding on outfits for this week I realized this dress also works perfectly for a holiday party.

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I paired it with black tights and shoes, which is how I plan to wear it to the wedding, but I think it would also look great with nude tights and shoes. Or red shoes if you have them. Or green. Or pretty much anything.

The neckline and back are one of my favorite things about the dress so I kept things simple with my hair up and black earrings. I think I’ll go with pearls for the wedding though. Another great part of the dress? I bought it on sale so it was half the price! Score!

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Dress, Loft
(it’s in limited sizes so here are a few other options I think would work well for wedding/ holiday party.
One, two (this was another one I tried on for the wedding), three (love that it’s a discreet plaid!), four (not a color that looks good on me but so many of you totally pull it off), five (I love it’s simplicity and green color).

While I was at Loft I also tried on this dress and this one. I wanted to love both of them, but I just didn’t. Something is up with my body shape right now that is making dresses fit funky so I’m pretty sure I need to get back on the gym train.

To see a burgundy sweater and black skirt holiday outfit click here. And 6 ways to wear a colored skirt, including for holiday parties, can be found here!

I am pumped to be teaming up with 15 other bloggers to giveaway a Canon EOS Rebel T5 with two lenses. We decided to mix things up this holiday season. With so many other cash giveaways we decided to get a giveaway going that was a special gift just for one of you! Because we know the cash is going to all your other holiday gifts we decided to find a way to treat one of our lucky readers to a gift for themselves. And just in time for the holidays and the new year! You can check out all the ladies joining me on this giveaway by clicking on their image below.

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So what’re you waiting for? It is your chance to make some photo magic with your family. The giveaway will run from December 5th to the 19th and it is open to US and Canada only. All entries will be validated and if there are any issues with your entry all will be voided. So you better be honest because we are going to be like Santa and check it all twice. Good luck! And happy holidays!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents only. This blog and any participating blogs did not receive compensation for the published material in this post. No purchase required to enter this giveaway and there is a limit of one entrant per household. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning are determined by the number of valid entries received. Entries will be verified. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be emailed via the email address used to enter the contest. New winner(s) will be chosen if original winner(s) has not responded within 48 hours of email notification. This giveaway is not administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or other social media outlet. Disclaimer is posted in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. I

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