December 22, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Christmas Cheer

Buddy the Elf might tell you the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear - but I think wearing red peplum and sequins takes the cake! I wore the green jeans outfit while hosting a Christmas dinner with my friends last weekend. It was purposely tongue-in-cheek (we joked that I looked like an elf), and I love showing my Christmas cheer throughout the season in over-the-top ensembles like both of these. Do you prefer understated or over-the-top holiday looks?

Red peplum: c/o H.C.B. Boutique, $30 (code "HappyHolidays" for 20% off before midnight)
Red cardigan: H&M, $18 (similarsimilar)
Sequin skirt: New York & Co, $25 (similarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
Black shoes: c/o Chinese Laundry, $99
Clear necklace: Banana Republic, old (similar)
White necklace: c/o Red Dress Boutique, $48
Green jeans: Lauren Conrad c/o Kohl's, $34 (similar, similar)
Red shoes: c/o Express, $30 (similar)

Topshop / Limited / Express
Arden B / Arden B
C. Russe / C. Russe


  1. Understated for me! You found some really great peplum choices! I'm actually a bit hesitant to delve into this trend because of the fit of the peplum. I'm not sure what body type you have but do you find that it enlarges hips? I don't really need any help in that area ;)

    1. Same here, and the other thing sbout peplums is that if you are at all tall or long waisted, it looks kind of maternity. I am 6 ft tall and can't find one that works for me.

  2. I prefer over the top looks only because I find Christmas to be a more jolly and casual holiday spent with those you love the most :)


  3. I love you sequined look the best - classic and understated.

  4. Although some of my friends try to cover up some of their red and/or green;  so that their overall Christmas outfit isn't "too Christmas Tree -y"............ I personally just *LOVE* the red and/or green color combos myself!!    Most particularly, I like how you've styled your classy Red Peplum And Sequins Outfit!!    You have  *S.T.A.R.S.*, (i.e., your New York & Co. sequin skirt!!)............ IN............ your Red Peplum And Sequins Outfit!!    And you have *S.N.O.W.*, (i.e., your white Red Dress Boutique Statement Necklace!!)............ ON............ your  *f.u.n.!!*  Red Peplum And Green Jeans Outfit, J.!!

  5. I love the first one the most) It's really cute and Christmas-y))

  6. LOVE that NY&Co. sequin skirt!!

    merry merry - heather

  7. I LOVE both of these outfits! Gorgeous!

  8. Both looks are great! Merry Christmas!

    XO Nat
    [nat in love]