December 2016 archive

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