December 24, 2012

A Purple, Gold, & Leopard Print Outfit for Christmas Festivities

I tend to dress in clear holiday colors when those times roll around because I can get away with it. Since I have three Christmas events to attend this year I decided to branch out. I'm even thinking about wearing pink on Christmas day! As long as there's some sparkle or bows, it's Christmas-y in my book. I will, however, be wearing green for the Christmas Eve party tonight. I won't be wearing red with the green dress (even though that idea lingered in my mind for a few minutes). 

I wore this outfit yesterday for a Christmas get-together at my grandparents' house. I thought the rich purple  sweater paired with the gold skirt was still pretty festive. I also got to wear my new cape! You might have seen my post about it on Instagram, but it was 50% off and I couldn't resist. It's so pretty! There's a lace bow and sequins. It's wonderful.

cape: prabal gurung - target | gold bow skirt: forever 21 | purple cashmere sweater: ann taylor - thrifted | leopard blouse: lord & taylor - thrifted | ankle boots: xhileration - target | tights: kmart | bow earrings: from Mom | harp pin: from Grandma

It was another bouffant day! I just can't get enough of them. It's really nice having Mom around while I'm on break. She can throw my hair into one of these so much faster than I can and it always looks much better than my attempts. I love it! She's the best.

I just thrifted this cashmere sweater for $10 the other day. There's a great thrift store we visit each time we're up in Illinois and I don't think I've ever walked out empty-handed. I thought it was a great deal for a classic sweater in a very pretty color. Plus it's super soft and warm. I've never owned a 100% cashmere sweater before. Thrifting enables me to wear luxury fabrics without living on the street. Hooray for thrifting!

I hope you're having a nice Christmas Eve if that's what you're into, and a nice Monday if not! I plan on sleeping in, getting dressed in my pretty new eShakti dress, and going to party with Mom's side of the family. It should be fun. I enjoy getting to spend time with my family over the holidays. Family is hands-down the most important part of Christmas-time to me.

Merry Christmas!


Laura said...

Such a lovely and festive outfit! I'm definitely swooning over that sweater - it looks so cozy! I really like that skirt too!

Hope that you have a wonderful Christmas!


Meg Eileen Carroll said...

this outfit is so enviable. I love how antique-styled the cape looks, very 'Little Women.' You look so elegant and the colours are perfect with your skin and hair. And your gorgeous smile is just beaming with christmas spirit :D (merry xmas as it is already past midnight in Australia, should be in bed or santa won't come)

Nicole Brown said...

Hooray for thrifting indeed! Great score on the sweater. It doesn't even look like it's piling which is usually what i encounter with the sweaters at my thrift stores. :( Once again these colors look stunning with your hair!


JennaStevie said...

Absolutely gorgeous outfit, so chic!! I love the leopard print top underneath that sweater. And the skirt is so lovely, such a great sheen to it
Merry Christmas!! Have a wonderful one!

Frannie Pantz said...

This is so cute and festive without being too over the top. I love your skirt soooo much and the cape and the sweater! Have a merry Christmas!

Dilan Dilir said...

such a pretty look!

Z said...

I love this! I've been meaning to find a good sweater/button up combination to wear over jeans or skirts, but I'm real picky so it'll take awhile. Great find with the sweater! Everything looks so happy and festive. :]

Anonymous said...

You look so cute! I like that it's a festive outfit without being red and green, lol...the leopard and purple and cape...couldn't be cuter :)

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Ali Hval said...

Your hair looks amazing! I really need to learn how to do more cute updos. Your hair is such a lovely color as well.

And all your gold accessories... so gorgeous! I love how this is such a holidayriffic look without using red or green. Impressive lady. :)

Ice Pandora said...

You look absolutely amazing!
Very cute as well, lovelove
the cape and the 10 bucks
cashmere sweater!


Anonymous said...

You look very glamorous here!! Lovely!

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