Welcome to the LAST Daily Mom Style post of 2014! I’ve worn nothing but pajamas and yoga pants for the past few days, but I did manage to get some pictures before I came down with the plague.
For Christmas Eve, I wore this familiar outfit. I didn’t bother to try to photograph it again. Pardon my squint. The sun was really bright that day! I am so glad I took the plunge with both of those pieces — the embellished sweater (sadly, no longer available) and the coated denim jeans (40% off in remaining sizes!!) I wore both a lot this holiday season, and I’m sure I’ll continue to wear them for the next few months.
On Christmas Day, I decided to break out this Trina Turk blouse I received from Cakestyle, a personal shopping service which is no longer in business. At any rate, the blouse is one that I wear once a year at most, although every time I wear it, I feel great in it, so I should really start wearing it more often. I’m just not usually a blouse girl, but this one fits well. I love the split seams on the sides and the way it hangs longer in the back. I picked up the handbag on the Rebecca Minkoff sale (25% sale prices with code BYE2014 — there’s one day left!!!)
This is what I wore the day AFTER Christmas, hanging out at home and recuperating from all the festivities. The Winter Wonder Sweatshirt Jacket was a Christmas present from my husband. I wish I’d read the reviews before adding it to my wish list. It looks super cute on the model, but it’s pretty frumpy-dump on me.
I debated sending it back for a smaller size or a different style sweatshirt, but I decided to keep it for the comfort factor alone. It is soooo cozy, which is primarily why I was drawn to it. It’s my first Zella piece, and while I feel like this one is a bit over-priced, I’ll definitely try their apparel again sometime. Like, this Pretty Moon Dust Hooded Jacket is priced more affordably AND is 25% off right now!
I wore this outfit one evening to go out to eat. I wanted to wear the green cargo pants so I was looking for something grey or black to go with them. I came across this sweater that I’d sort of forgotten about. It was a mild day so the sleeve length wasn’t an issue. Then the next question was the shoes . . . I’m so tired of being so limited with my shoes. I decided to see if I could fit my brace into these moto boots . . . and lo and behold! They worked!
I often wear a scarf with this sweater because it provides a nice canvas, but I decided to opt for a necklace instead. A long pendant works well over a plain top like this because it breaks up the expanse of black, and I needed something silver because I wanted to wear my new bracelet (Christmas present from my husband.) So! This “vintage” Stella & Dot pendant won, lol. (Most of my longer necklaces are gold.)
The components of this outfit are old, but they aren’t unique. I find the dolman sleeve to be particularly flattering — and forgiving for those times when you may have eaten a little bit too much Christmas goose. Ahem. (I wish someone had told me to freshen up my lipstick before taking these pictures!!)
Finally, I wore this outfit to attend a play with my family on Saturday before the plague took hold. I joke, but I’m actually feeling MUCH better already. So much better, in fact, that I’m questioning the flu diagnosis altogether. I guess I’ll never know… This is that purple tunic sweater that shows up at least every other week. Rather than pairing it with leggings, I wore my ponte knit pants. And for something new, I tried it with this gray animal-print scarf. I really like the combination!
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