Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Sparkle

It's time to go into holiday mode!  We just put up lights at the SPG household and we're about to put up the tree.  We have yet to figure out how to prevent our toddler from methodically picking off all the ornaments though...  :)

Nothing says holiday like sparkles and winter white :)  Here I'm wearing a shell with a stripe of sequins and a chiffon overlay paired with wide-legged white trousers.  I look uncharacteristically tall in this ensemble and I LOVE it!

Top:  Simply Vera Vera Wang, Kohl's, Sz XS (old)
Pants:  The Limited, Sz 4 (old)
Belt:  F21
Bracelet:  DIY Leather Wrap Bracelet (tutorial here)
Clutch:  Dillards (old)
Shoes:  Ann Taylor Perfect Suede Pumps

What are your go-to holiday looks?


  1. oh i love this outfit. i love the white and silver combo and sparkles! very festive and yes you do look tall.

  2. Gorgeous dressy holiday outfit! I especially like how you curled your hair for a more glam look. I think anything in sequins/glitter/metallics equals holiday to me, whether dressed up or down.

  3. This is such a pretty Holiday outfit! I like how it's light and bright and not the typical black colors :)

  4. That is a really classy look and I love how it really does make you taller :)

  5. Ouu pretty hair : ) This holiday outfit isn't "typical" .. unexpected, but very nice & classy!

  6. I love this look. So chic and clean. I have to say girl, you have really bounced back well after the baby. You look amazing.

  7. Glamorous! Love the outfit and yes it does make you look tall!

  8. You do look super tall in this outfit!! Love what you put together! :)

  9. these white pants do make you look super tall!! and i love sequins for the holiday season!

    cute & little

  10. I love anything with Sparkles for the holiday! And yup you are right, the belt in my post today has a strong resemblance to gucci, I couldn't believe I found it at the Limited :)

  11. Love the pants. They make you look tall! Could I suggest nude or white shoes to carry the length of your leg even further?? Not like I should be giving advice since I'm pretty boring. I love sparkles! Just bought a sequin tank from Forever21 for a party this Sat!

  12. This outfit is just perfect! I'm missing a sparkly shirt in my closet. Time to hunt for one! :)

  13. I was about to say, did you grow taller after Thanksgiving =) I love sequins and sparkles for the holidays, it just puts you in that cheerful mood. The compilations of these neutral colors are awesome, very different from the traditional black ensemble. Love them!

    I had on a stripe skirt yesterday, still in H&M for %5.95 =)

  14. Wow, I love that shell so much. It's so pretty! I usually wear skirts/dresses for the holiday season but I like what you've done with the pants :)

    xo, alison*elle

  15. This outfit does make you look very long! I've been looking for a pair of white linen pants (are they linen?) for a while now and all I could ever find was either severely overpriced or crap quality.

    Last year I went to my best friend's (family) Christmas party in a bedazzled, bright red shell, a leather skirt, and bedazzled shoes. I thought her conservative Midwestern family would find me repulsive (too much sparkle, Anna; too much leather, Anna) but they actually liked it. Secretly I know they're dying to break through their Pilgrim way of life :)

  16. P.S - I use the automatic focus on the camera. I took about a zillion photos of Numi - the ones you saw were the best. She's impossible as a subject. Doesn't want to sit still, that puppy.

  17. I love wearing white in the winter. Forget about that stupid "no white after Labor Day" rule. Lame! White really sparkles and shines in colder weather.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  18. You are one hot mama SPG! I love this outfit, perfect for the holidays.

  19. That vera wang top.....OMG i am lusting over it!! I love it with the white pants!

  20. Great outfit girl - very sophisticated look. Love the white flared pants!

  21. you DO look super tall here, and i am absolutely in love with this look! your hair is pretty, and the clutch goes really well with the outfit. i am a huge fan of clutches... it gives it the extra "stylish" factor. :)

    hope you have a fab weekend with your babies! :)

  22. I love that Vera Wang top. Very cute outfit.

    I'm having trouble liking her Kohl's collection this year. I haven't found anything I liked. Maybe she change, maybe I changed. Kind of wish she would just put out designs to my taste.

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  24. Gorgeous outfit! I love that top! We are in full Holiday mode as well! The tree and the angels are up!


    Erin @

  25. I love that outfit. Dressy but not over the top.
    When you buy Vera Wang items, do you still have to alter them? I am 5'2, size 00. Do you think extra small will fit?

  26. i love love love winter whites! your pants look great! :)

    <3, Mimi
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  27. What a lovely outfit! ;D

  28. Ping / Annie / Kat / Jessy / Newpetite / Michelle / Kileen / Thu / Petite-size Style / Aney - Thank you! I wanted to try a holiday look sans red or green :) And who knew I could look tall in wide-legged trousers? Maybe it's the pose?

    Cee - Thank you! I do like curling my hair for special occasions - I just hate that the curls fall out very quickly!

    Patience - Aw, thank you so much! I'm almost back to pre-pregnancy weight :)

    Bessie - I agree - sparkles instantly take me to holiday :)

    L - Thank you for the suggestion! I'll have to try nude or white shoes next time and see how it looks :)

    Olyvia - Thank you! I'm actually hunting for another sparkly shirt too, let me know if you find a good one! :)

    Alison / Belle / Interwebs - Thanks for dropping by and commenting!

    Anna - I want to see your outfit from last year!! And LOL, I can only imagine about Numi :) My toddler refuses to stay put as well.

    Bonnie / Mimi - I agree - I love winter whites! :)

    Hi Jen! Aww, thank you for the sweet comment!

    Francesca / Dietingfashions / Erin - Thanks so much! I love that this top has just has a stripe of sparkle :)

    Jasmine - Thank you! I think clutches instantly make a look more stylish too. Something about the compactness brings to mind a dressy or special occasion.

    My Mini Bag - Thank you! XS in Vera Wang from Kohl's are still pretty large on me generally but you can usually mitigate it with belting or tucking if you really love the design. I often find very interesting designs or elements on her items so will purchase based on that rather than perfect fit.


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