Friday, December 16, 2016

Sparkles For The Holidays

I am back with another holiday outfit.  Last week Friday I shared a cozy warm yet elegant holiday look HERE.  This week I wanted to show a holiday look that was a bit more dressy and not quite as warm;  although you could add black tights or a patterned hose to this look if you didn't want to go bare legged.


I don't know about you, but I don't like to go out and buy all new clothes for a holiday party.  Most items are only worn once a year, so why not wear it again next year?  Who is going to remember what you wore anyway?  Thus, everything I have on is old.  But the good news is I was shopping at JCPenney last week and I saw this sweater!  They brought it back for the holidays!

The last time I showed you this sweater was in this post HERE.  For whatever reason,  that post was one of my most popular posts ever.  I can't figure out why because the pictures in that post were terrible due to bad  hotel lighting.  Maybe it got so many hits because people to wonder "What to Wear to a Casino". :)


 This is a classic holiday sweater, I can see why JCP brought it back for the holidays.  It comes in burgundy, blue, and white but only the white is available on-line.  However, I did see the other colors in the store.


This sweater is just a beautiful jewel toned color, and it is covered in sequins!  It also has a unique keyhole opening in the back with a ribbon tie closure.


I kept my jewelry simple because I had enough sparkle going on with the sweater.  I wore a simple velvet choker from Forever 21.


The choker has a simple blue rhinestone in the center which matches the color of my sweater.


I carried a vintage black velvet bags of my mother's.


I could have worn sparkly, open-toe heels, but I chose these black suede wedges because they are more practical for my climate.

I also went bare-legged for the photography shoot, but normally in winter I would have to wear panty hose (even though I know they are out) because being bare-legged in winter in our state isn't possible.


My skirt is actually a pencil skirt.  The last time I showed it to you was HERE.  The blue in the skirt was the exact color of blue in the sweater, so I was able to combine the two successfully.  


a.n.a Long-Sleeve Sequin Sweater - JCPenney:  HERE,  Navy Blue Pencil Skirt, no longer available, similar:   HERE,  Fergalicious Tiny Too Black Suede Wedges - Famous Footwear:  HERE,  Velvet Choker, no longer available, similar:  HERE,  and Vintage Velvet Clutch, no longer available, similar HERE and HERE.

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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32 comments:

  1. I love wearing blue around the holidays!!
    In fact, I'm taking my blue dress to Vegas for Christmas (although I'll be wearing it with tights)!!
    This is absolutely lovely, Amy!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie! Have fun in Vegas, I'm sure it will be beautiful. I can't even imagine how they decorate for the holidays. I will have to think about going there for Christmas myself someday just to see the decorations!

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  2. Love the sweater, gorgeous color! Might have to throw all the plans I had this morning away (wrapping presents) and go check at JCP if they have it. It would be perfect for my daughter's dance performance tonight, although I already have an outfit picked out. But really loving that shade of blue! Maybe I'll find it here in town :-)

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    1. Thanks Elli! I hope you can find this sweater in your store! I will definitely be wearing this Christmas Eve/Day...but since I will just be at home, I will wear it with leggings!

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  3. You just can't go wrong with a little bit of sparkle for the holidays! This is such a stunning dress! And you wear it so well. Beautiful color on you!
    XOX
    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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    1. Thank you! I like wearing something other than the traditional red or green!

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  4. Cute look! Dark blue is a great alternative to the typical green or red for the Holidays! I love your little choker as well!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  5. If I had legs like yours, Amy, I'd go with a short skirt too :) given that I don't, I'd probably pair that glorious sweater with leather pants or, if a skirt, complete it with OTK boots. Neatly getting away without having to wear hose which I hate because they're itchy GRIN you look gorgeous!!!

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    1. Aww, thanks Sheela. I'm always told I'm over fifty so I shouldn't wear short skirts anymore. Which I find pretty funny as my legs are the only part of my body that still looks good, why would I cover them up? :)

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  6. You look so pretty Amy! I love this blue on you!! I agree about not wanting to buy an item just for one time use.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  7. Bring on the sparkles! I really love the color of this dress, something different other than the traditional holiday colors. I try to shop my closet before buying anything new, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  8. Hottie! Looking sparkly and beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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  9. Love this sparkle and what a great setting for christmas pics! You look wonderful, thanks for linking, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  10. fabulous look for the holidays. that shade of blue is very flattering on you and I like that it's not the typical red or black often seen at this time of year. thank you for sharing this favorite of yours on my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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  11. Glitter and sparkles?? Yes please! Love this, perfect holiday look!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Elise! I love glitter and sparkles for the holidays!

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  12. You're a braver woman than I am to go completely bare legged! Tights or at minimum hose are required for me between November and March!

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    1. Oh of course, you must not have read further down in the post where I stated that going bare-legged in my state in the winter isn't possible. I do my fashion photos on the weekends when my husband is home, and frankly, I was just too lazy to put hose on just to take a picture. That is why I mentioned you could add a black or patterned hose, or wear pantyhose if you didn't want to go bare-legged. My readers come from all different climate zones, and many women can and do go bare-legged all winter long; this was just one option I showed and I mentioned others. Thanks for visiting!

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  13. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Happy holidays and a happy New Year. The colors are flattering on you. I like your tree. Very nicely decorated.

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  14. Ohhh I just love the navy sparkles! Beautiful!

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  15. The sweater shines. It is so beautiful in royal blue. I love that color. And your skirt is also amazing. Very beautiful outfit.
    http://uk.millybridal.org/browse/a-line-prom-dresses-c-144/

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    1. Thanks so much! I wore this sweater on Christmas Day to church, except this time with burgundy cords. The church we attend is pretty casual.

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  16. You, my friend, look spanki-licious in this outfit. Your legs are amazing and you are sassy, coming and going!!

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    1. Ha-ha! You are so funny! Happy New Year!

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