Shop Your Closet for Holiday Looks

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Hand on hip AT ALL TIMES

 

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I have a resolution and I haven’t even eaten a single Christmas cookie. Although I can’t say I’ve laid off the egg nog – YUMMO!

My resolution at the start of December was to not buy a single new sequin. Not one little round disk sewed in multiples to any garment. I have so much I’ve accumulated through the years and really this is the only time of year I break any of it out.

Which means no one would remember any of it. And if I freshen it all up by wearing it differently, it’s like I have a whole new holiday closet.

Except for the fact that I’m writing it about it right now for all of you to read. Don’t tell anyone else, other than the five people you’ve shared this link with things like, “You have to check out this blog”, “the funniest thing I’ve read all year,” cozied up around it.

I bought this dress from Forever21 six years ago for the first corporate Christmas party I planned. It was perfect because it’s sleeveless, but has a great underlayer that makes it super comfortable to wear without revealing a lot. That underlayer is edged in lace scallops, if you look closely you can see it (sorry for the lack of close ups – how about this scenery, though, right!?)

Let’s talk about how you can translate this look in your own closet. The goal is to take a sequin dress down just a few notches so it doesn’t look like you’re headed to a evening party. A long cozy sweater like this or a dark jean jacket would also have the same effect.

I love mixing high and low pieces like this, to create a totally balanced look. Keep the jewelry quiet (I just added a necklace that was super fun and textured from The Limited).

What can you re-purpose in your own closet! It’s fun to shop what you have, especially pieces you haven’t pulled out since last December. Try it! It will save some cash too, which is always nice.

I hope this inspires you this Christmas. Here’s another totally flattering look for any parties you may have jammin’ this weekend.

Merry Christmas, Everybody!

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