A Holiday Shopping Marathon: Hit Your Style Sweet Spot

A Holiday Shopping Marathon: Hit Your Style Sweet Spot

Every year it feels like the holidays sneak up faster and faster. This year I’m unprepared and have to do some marathon shopping to catch up. It’s fun to see all the over-the-top store decorations. They help get me in the holiday spirit. I shop with a list, but also like to keep my eye out for unexpected treasures!

A Holiday Shopping Marathon: Hit Your Style Sweet Spot


This week Pam and I continue our series on Hitting Your Style Sweet Spot. This Sunday it’s a holiday shopping marathon. Your Style Sweet Spot is where your appearance and confidence meet. It’s when you know you look your best and are sending the message you want with your appearance.

You need to look nice, so you’re treated well by store clerks. I’m not talking about dressing up. But if you go shopping looking shabby, you won’t get the service you would, if you looked better. It’s just a fact.

I also have to be comfortable. I’ll be on my feet all afternoon so my shoes are critical. They have to be cushioned and supportive. If my feet are miserable that quickly puts an end to the shopping.

A Holiday Shopping Marathon: Hit Your Style Sweet Spot

I chose a pair of Eileen Fisher shoes. Almost any of her shoes I own would work, but I chose these because of their thick, rubber soles. The extra cushion is better for my hip and my feet never get tired.

Since I live in Northern California, I can get by without a coat. I know how bulky and cumbersome coats become once you enter the mall. It’s no fun to be racing around, getting warm and stuck with your coat to carry! If you live in a colder climate, see if your nicer department store has a coat check.


A Holiday Shopping Marathon: Hit Your Style Sweet Spot

My everyday purse is a satchel, but it’s awkward to juggle with shopping bags. I take my cross body bag so my hands are free.

A Holiday Shopping Marathon: Hit Your Style Sweet Spot


Simple clothes and accessories that are comfortable. The pants and top are knit so they have stretch. If I get warm while shopping the white cardigan is light enough to toss into a shopping bag.

A Holiday Shopping Marathon: Hit Your Style Sweet Spot

This is where I hit my style Sweet Spot for a holiday shopping marathon.

Now lets see what Pam is wearing to go shopping and why she chose what she did.


Style Your Day Beautifully,


Eileen Fisher shoes- here,  Kate Spade bag- similar,   Coolibar wrap- here, Alembika pants- here

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  1. December 6, 2015 / 5:25 am

    Great shopping outfit! The white & black looks great on you!

    I love my cross body bag for shopping!

  2. December 6, 2015 / 6:01 am

    I love your funky, stylish pants. I’m with you on carrying a hands-free purse and leaving the coat in the car. I’ll do whatever I have to ahead of time to get myself to the mall (like I had to last Wednesday) right at opening. I get a great parking space and I’m leaving by the time the crowds start thickening. It made for a festive, comfortably paced experience.

  3. December 6, 2015 / 6:46 am

    Luckily, I’m not doing any marathon Christmas shopping, but you look comfortable and elegant for the adventure. Good luck in those crowds!

  4. Donna
    December 6, 2015 / 7:03 am

    You look very chic for a shopping marathon! Comfortable shoes are definitely a must. If the feet hurt, might as well go home.

  5. December 6, 2015 / 7:39 am

    You look great and comfortable for shopping or a quick lunch with the girls Jennifer!! Love those Eileen Fisher shoes!!

    The Arts by Karena

  6. December 6, 2015 / 8:39 am

    Oh my, those are some shopping shoes if I ever saw any. Totally agree with all your wisdoms and advice on shopping attire.
    And isn’t it the truth how you dress makes such a huge impact on how well you are served. I must admit there are times I purposely run into the mall on my way home from the gym just so I can really look and not be bothered by a sales associates (ha), it works every time. Really loving this series.

  7. December 6, 2015 / 9:19 am

    love the outfit. the best formula for everyday life … practical + stylish = all day comfort

  8. Connie*
    December 6, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Perfection! I love those shoes!

  9. Deborah Montgomery
    December 6, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    Great look Jennifer. Love the shoes, too. You’re so right about a bulky coat in the mall; I’ll have to check out your coat check idea.

  10. December 7, 2015 / 6:00 am

    I love the contrast in this outfit. But for me it’s all about the shoes!

  11. Carla
    December 7, 2015 / 8:32 am

    How did I not know that Eileen Fisher made shoes???

  12. December 7, 2015 / 10:01 am

    Totally chic! Love the pants especially..oh and the shoes…ohlala!

  13. December 7, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    Great choices, comfortable, versatile. Love the look. Beth

  14. December 7, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    It’s definitely all about the shoes for me. If they aren’t comfortable I won’t wear them. My martyr days are over.

  15. December 7, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Those shoes do look comfy! I agree…when my feet aren’t happy I’m miserable.


  16. December 8, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    Wow! Everything but a gas mask!
    Those shoes are perfect for your raiding and pillaging.

  17. December 8, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    Perfect advice! Shopping is fun, especially if you are well dressed. Your outfit is comfortable, and stylish. Love the pants, Jennifer.

  18. December 8, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    Such great suggestions. Those shoes are great. I just sent two pairs of boots back…I agree…at my age I have to be comfortable. Great post!!

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