holidays 2018

Sparkle and shine in the daytime

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wearing: ivory and silver sparkle earrings / lipstick / sunglasses / sequin sparkle sweater / pink nail polish / green and silver ring / classic black satchel / charcoal bootcut jeans / western style boots /

Let’s face it, I’m a sucker for anything with sparkles. When I spotted this sequin sweater, I knew I needed it for the holiday season! The sequins are festive, and the sweater is soft. Together, they create a festive yet comfy sweater to wear during the day, or evening, throughout the holiday season!

It’s cold outside, don’t try to play like it isn’t. I will never understand how some women can think nothing of wearing a sleeveless dress and strappy shoes with their bare toes exposed to the thirty degree weather. Not even in my college days did I wear clothing for looks rather than function. I don’t like being cold. So, if you don’t mind bearing it all when temperatures fall below freezing; power to you. I, on the other hand, will be cozy and warm and in my sequin sweater.

This sweater is perfect for Christmas day, New Year’s day, New Year’s eve, and any cold wintery day! Nothing brightens up a cold day like sequins. They catch the light and sparkle; making any dark day shine. Love that! It can be paired with jeans for a casual look, like I am wearing, or paired with a skirt for a dressier, evening look. This sweater can do it all!

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How do you handle cold weather during the holidays? Do you care it all, regardless of the temperature outside? Or are you like me, seeking cozy yet festive attire?

Thank you for stopping by, and have a fabulous holiday season!


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Casual holiday party outfit 2018

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Casual holiday party outfit idea: sparkling CZ earrings (old, similar here) / lipstick / metallic scarf / black puff sleeve top / velvet pants (last seen here) / holiday nail polish / blue topaz ring (old, similar here) / Chanel bag (similar here) / pewter suede booties by Donald J Pliner (old, similar here) /

First, I would like to apologize for the quality of these photos. We tried taking pictures inside, after the sun went down, but alas, the artificial light was not our friend. I don’t have fancy camera equipment, so my daughter did her best with our basic dslr camera. I hope you can still see the outfit well enough, in case you are interested in putting together a casual holiday party outfit this season!

I wore this outfit last week to our Jr. League sustainer holiday party. The party was originally going to be held at a member’s home, but unfortunately that fell through. Thankfully our fabulous party planners found an alternate space at Justin’s restaurant in Santa Clara. The decorations were so pretty! You can see one of the beautiful wreaths they had on the walls inside in the photo above.

This is an annual party which is always festive, yet casual. It’s so much fun to be able to socialize with ladies who are active in the community both through volunteerism and fundraising. So many of these women are an inspiration. I am always overjoyed yet humbled in their presence. I wish I had pictures to share, but I was too busy having fun to snap photos. I have to admit, I was quite sad when the evening came to an end. Some of these women I only see once a year at this annual party, so it’s always sad to know it might another year before I see them again.

My casual holiday party outfit worked out perfectly. The boots were comfortable enough for standing and socializing, while the comfortable velvet pants made the night effortless. All black with a pop of sparkle is always a good go-to look for the holidays; and evening looks in general throughout the year!

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I hope you are enjoying the holiday party season, thanks for stopping by!



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