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Holiday Dress-Up

This year I have two extra events to attend than I normally do so I’ve been trying to plan ahead in terms of outfits I’d like to wear.  Two family Christmas parties, a brunch meetup, and a business dinner.  Another issue is that New York is awfully cold this time of year.  My inspiration began with a cute crewneck sweater with an unexpected type of skirt pairing.  The office holiday party is more formal so I went with another option.  See photos for what I came up with after shopping my closet. 

Family Gathering 1: Talbots Polar Bear Crewneck Sweater + Chicwish’s My Secret Weapon Tulle Maxi Skirt in Glitter Pink + Seychelles Tall Black Wedge Boots (the one pictured is by Frye) + CZ floral earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane? + Rose Gold Vermeil Minimalist Necklace

Family Gathering 2: Talbots Polar Bear Crewneck Sweater + Nearkin’s on Amazon.com Waistband Scallop Floral Laced Midi Pencil Skirt in Beige + Seychelles Tall Black Wedge  Boots (the one pictured is by Frye)+ CZ floral earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane? + Rose Gold Vermeil Minimalist Necklace

Office Holiday Dinner Party: Yoana Baraschi Palais Royal Reversible Sweater Dress + Eileen Fisher Black Shrug + Seychelles Tall Black Wedge Boots (the one pictured is by Frye) + Love Knot Statement Necklace

Brunch Meetup: Catherine Malandrino Crochet Knit Long Sleeve Pullover/Sweater in Black + Anthropologie’s Valora Printed Skirt + Miz Mooz Barcelona Mary Janes in Black + Anthropologie’s Shoreline Necklace


My New Obsession: Athleta

Between Black Friday, Cyber Friday, to Christmas 2014, I gladly took advantage of the generous sales and used eBates where I could (wish all stores participate in eBates).  Anyone who is aware of Athleta’s regular prices especially would understand why I did.  Athleta creates great quality fitwear, but most of the prices are really steep… I guess that could be said of designer sportswear in general.  Remember that you don’t have to necessarily pay full price for good clothing or to build your wardrobe.  I feel no shame to admit that I have accumulated some great casual pieces at Target too; many I wear for yoga or to the gym.  Yayyy to double discounts and free shipping; I was able to purchase the awesome hooded sweater featured below at a much better price than I could have imagined!

*Photocredit: Athleta

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