Holiday Tour 2016

I didn’t go all out this year.  And to be honest, most of my house has been taken over by gift bags and packages and I feel fairly drowning in Christmas.

But I did snap a few photos of a few little nooks that make our house feel festive.  This year’s theme was gold and silver, neutral and blue.

Enjoy!

Piano

Piano

Front Tree

Front Tree

Fyi, every tree had a light mishap. They all kept going out long after the tree was decorated. I just gave up after awhile!

Chalkboard Window, Decorated with Kids Help

Chalkboard Window, Decorated with Kids Help

Table Top Display

Table Top Display

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

Pencil Tree

Pencil Tree

Holiday Prints

Holiday Prints

Sleigh Bells on Antlers

Sleigh Bells on Antlers

Flocked Tree

Flocked Tree

Mantle

Mantle

LIttle House

LIttle House

Reindeer

Reindeer

Downstairs is where all my red plaid went.  And the fireplace is currently under repair, so I only took a few shots.

Mantle

Mantle

Fiberoptic Tree

Fiberoptic Tree

 

Holiday Looks- Tulle Skirt

Holiday Looks- Tulle Skirt

Here is my Christmas Eve headed to church look. I say this often, but I will say it again, if you have nice clothes in your closet waiting to be worn…what are you waiting for Christmas? 

Break out your finery for the holiday. Your closet shouldn’t be the only one that gets to see them.

Merry Christmas!

Holiday Looks- Tulle Skirt by stylefromthesticks featuring black d orsay pumps



Pure Collection wool cashmere sweater
$85 - johnlewis.com

WithChic fur collar coat
$67 - withchic.com

Topshop high waisted tutu
$48 - topshop.com

Imagine by Vince Camuto black d orsay pumps
zappos.com

Marc Jacobs pin jewelry
$26 - saksfifthavenue.com

Felony Case tech accessory
felonycase.com

Chloe isabel
chloeandisabel.com

Boohoo braided waist belt
boohoo.com

Holiday Looks- Sherpa Vest

Holiday Looks- Sherpa Vest

This is a look I wore both caroling and traveling. I love these sherpa vests. They add so much pow to otherwise plain jane outfits.

Who says you can wear too many buffalo prints? If you need to be warmer, layer the look with a jacket underneath the vest.

Tomorrow are my Christmas Eve look ideas and on Christmas Day, I will give you our holiday house tour. 

Hope you stop by!

Holiday Looks- Sherpa Vest by stylefromthesticks featuring black bootie boots



Tartan flannel shirt
hm.com

Coco Main red buffalo plaid vest
zulily.com

H m jacket
hm.com

Apt. 9 5 pocket jeans
kohls.com

Dorothy Perkins black bootie boots
dorothyperkins.com

Steven by steve madden handbag
amazon.com

Metal chain necklace
genuine-people.com

Rolled brim hat
luxurydivas.com

Sorel Joan Of Arctic Knit II Boot
backcountry.com

Holiday Looks- Velvet Pants

Holiday Looks- Velvet Pants

Here is a look that I have worn from church to a work Christmas party and also may be a great option for New Year’s Eve. 

This time of year, I love velvet and these cute little ankle pants from Old Navy won’t break the budget, but pack lots of style.

Pair them with something equal to the richess of the velvet- a satin top or a sequin blouse. Add a statement necklace that brings in color and some sparkly heels.

Ready for whatever!

Holiday Looks- Velvet Pants by stylefromthesticks featuring high heel shoes



French Connection white blouse
$46 - yoox.com

WearAll womens plus top
wearall.com

Old Navy skinny pants
oldnavy.gap.com

Shirò high heel shoes
lulus.com

Nine West high heel shoes
ninewest.com

Statement necklace
silkfred.com

Kate Spade flower necklace
lordandtaylor.com

Holiday Looks- Knit Dress

Holiday Looks- Knit Dress

I wore a similar look to this knit dress during the day recently and turned it into a night look as well for our children’s Christmas program at church.

This knit is fine and lightweight. And it’s subzero temperatures. Which explains the leggings….

For day, a very trendy thing to do is pair your dress with… sneakers! It sure made running errands much easier! 

For both day and night, it needs a little something to look at around the neck. A blanket scarf is perfect for day and a statement necklace is sassy for night.

Brave the cold, wear the dress!

Holiday Looks- Knit Dress by stylefromthesticks featuring crystal jewelry



Slimming dress
luxurydivas.com

Red leg warmer
kalolia.com

Catherine Catherine Malandrino square toe boots
nordstromrack.com

Adidas lace up shoes
barneys.com

John Lewis statement necklace
$30 - johnlewis.com

Tasha crystal jewelry
nordstrom.com

Katydid Collection gray scarve
zulily.com

Holiday Looks- Red Sweaterdress

It might be my favorite time of year, at least my favorite time to be a blogger. I love helping people get ready for their holiday functions because there are so many!

For the next few weeks, I’ll do my best to give you two different outfit options on things you may have in your closet – because they are in mine!  I’ll try to cover all of your holiday activities- work parties, programs, church services, shopping, even volunteering!

Here is the first look in this series-

Holiday Looks- Red Sweaterdress

Here is a little red sweaterdress I have in my closet.  You may not have red, but I bet you have a sweaterdress.  I wore this dress for both volunteering during the day and to a dress down work party at night- in a snowstorm.

I wore the same tall boots for both, I swapped out the plain black leggings from the day for velvet leggings for the party.  And instead of just a watch for day, I added some fun bangles for night.

It was a warm and cozy look!

Holiday Looks- Red Sweaterdress by stylefromthesticks featuring a bangle bracelet

Gracia
bluefly.com

Maurices wrap watch
maurices.com

Five Year Anniversary

It’s my five year blogiversary!  I can’t believe it’s been this long!  I have so enjoyed sharing many milestones with you.  A move, a new baby, a fixer upper and all of the ups and downs in between!

Five Years

Five Years

While the styles have changed since I first started blogging, my commitment to bringing you affordable, real mom style, sharing in my parenting sagas, showing you updates on my house and in the fixer upper, and whatever crazy project idea I have next has not.  Thank you for sticking through with me through long periods of craziness- summers and juggling a new baby with three others, beginning new writing venues, etc.

I love sharing my life with you and I hope to keep my readers stylish- even from the sticks!

Fall Sports Series- Soccer

Here’s my last fall sports look- soccer.  Soccer can be just as cold as football, maybe wet and miserable.  Or it can be absolutely perfect.  Come prepared.  Many times once you’re on the soccer fields, you are chillier than you are normally.  Lots of layers with this look, including a team color jacket and tshirt.  The terrain is often times rough so tennies are helpful.  It could also be buggy- keep that in mind when choosing what to cover up in.  I also included a hat to keep out the sun or rain.  And don’t forget your chair!

I hope you enjoyed some fall sports looks.  Just because it’s a sporting event doesn’t mean you need to look like you’re one of the players!  Wear something a little out of the “school spirit” box!

Fall Sports Series- Soccer

 

Fall Sports Series- Soccer by stylefromthesticks featuring blue jeans

Cole Haan red coat
nordstrom.com

White House Black Market blue jeans
whitehouseblackmarket.com

Propét dog shoes
shoemall.com

Fall Sports Series- Football

Football season can get a little…chilly.  So it’s best to be prepared.  This outfit has lots of layers for watching your player in even the worse conditions.  Here I’ve paired a team winter coat with a cape in your school colors. Remember that anything in your teams colors works as spirit clothes!  (Did you notice the maroon jeans?) The two combined work just like a blanket and yet so much more stylish than actually having to wear the blanket.  Don’t forget warm gloves and a cute hat.  You’re going to need it!  And this look also has some cute little boots with fringe!  Cute and functional.  Tomorrow, soccer!!Fall Sports Series- Football

 

Fall Sports Series- Football by stylefromthesticks featuring black heel booties

Paige Denim stretch denim jeans
$295 - harrods.com

Halogen cashmere hat
nordstrom.com

Fall Sports Series- Volleyball

The great thing about volleyball is… it’s indoors!  So if it’s hot or cold or raining, no worries.  And there are no bugs!  Here’s an outfit with a few layers incase you go from hot to cold in the gym.  Take your simple school shirt and add a fun little duster in your school’s colors.  Add a little interest with a fun headband and toss the tennies!  Add a little more sass by wearing a pair of cute booties!Fall Sports Series- Volleyball

 

Fall Sports Series- Volleyball by stylefromthesticks featuring bootie boots

White House Black Market red top
whitehouseblackmarket.com

Dorothy Perkins stretch jeans
dorothyperkins.com

Sole Society bootie boots
solesociety.com

Stud earrings
$10 - rosmari-jewellery.co.uk

Turban headband
etsy.com

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