Call me sensitive but the phrase “holiday sweater” gives me the hebejebes. I wore plenty of them when my kids were little, so it conjures up images of some of my goofier looks. I was also the crazy lady who tied tiny bells onto the laces of her red boots to sound festive all season long. Come to think of it I still have those boots! The bells have long been removed:)
I wore a necklace and earrings in the shape of Christmas lights that I thought were the cat’s meow. Those were the days when everything was fair game and my attire was nothing short of jolly. I’m not sure when my style changed but the thought of wearing those looks now, makes me feel silly.
Ugly Christmas sweaters have become a “thing” and they hold contests to vote for the worst or best. Some of these designers are amazingly talented and it’s fun to see these works of art. This one is hilarious but could get very warm:)
My idea of a holiday sweater today is a soft knit with a touch of sparkle or gleam and possibly some rhinestone or Austrian crystal jewelry.
The Black Friday/ Cyber Monday sales started on Wednesday and are massive. It’s the perfect time to start holiday shopping but also get those things you may have been wanting but didn’t want to pay full price for.
J.Crew is giving 40% off your purchase with the code THANKU. I have been eyeing this coat for several weeks. The blue version is stunning! It’s back ordered until January, but it’ll still be cold then so I’ve put it in my shopping cart and am thinking about it. These wreath earrings are more my holiday style now so, at 40% off, they’ll be my Christmas earrings.
Banana Republic is giving 50% off regular prices no code needed. These velvet slippers (they have rubber soles) have Christmas Eve and day written all over them, so I ordered the gray. They look a little like “old man” slippers and will be cute with jeans.
I also ordered these Italian Velvet sneakers with satin laces. Long days on my feet call for comfy and I want to up my sneaker game in the most elegant way I can.
Anthropologie is giving 30% off everything.
Gap is giving 50% everything with code BLKFRIDAY.
Nordstrom is giving an extra 20% off select sale.
The Dermstore is giving up to 30% off with the code FRIDAY, so I stocked up on skin care and sunscreen plus added a few goodies for my daughters Christmas stocking.
I’m putting together some gift guides for you and would love to know if you have any categories you’re struggling with. Under $50? Men? Stocking stuffers? For the home?
What is your idea of holiday style? Please share in the comments.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
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