Monday, December 21, 2015

A Black and Gold Holiday Outfit

Did you ever get an idea at one store, only to buy the item somewhere else?  That's what happened with this outfit.  I was shopping for some last minute Christmas gifts last Friday and I parked my car at the Macy's entrance because it was closest to "Bed and Bath" where I needed to go.  While walking through Macy's I saw the most amazing holiday display of mannequins wearing black and gold outfits.  The two colors looked so elegant and beautiful together, and even though I already had a holiday outfit planned, I thought, "I really like that color combo and I'd like to try it out".  

So I pulled a few black and gold outfits off the racks and tried them on but nothing fit really great.   I also realized that I had $30.00 in coupons and rewards from J.C. Penney burning a hole in my pocket, so maybe I should check there before buying something at Macy's, and off I went!  The first item I saw when I stepped into Penney's was this beautiful, shimmery, gold top.  It not only was love at first sight, it was a door buster item for only $17.99!!!!!  Score!  

I already had plenty of black in closet, so I didn't need to buy anything else to complete my new holiday look.  Therefore,  it only cost me $17.99 (or less, considering I used coupons and rewards) for a sparkly, Christmas outfit!

This top is so pretty in real life the pictures both here and on the J.C. Penney website do not do it justice.  It is a very pure gold, with a lovely, intricate design on the neckline, and it is extraordinarily shimmery.

It is a very clingy,  form-fitting top.  I bought a size large when I would normally wear a size small in the Worthington brand because I don't like my tops too form fitting due to my ample bust.  I really like the extra room I have in the stomach area because I sized up.  However, I don't think it was meant to be worn this way.

My pleather, perforated swing skirt was purchased from J.C.P last year and I showed it to you before in THIS POST.

I wore black tights and black suede wedge pumps with my pleather skirt and new gold top.

 For accessories, I debated between a colorful holiday handbag or my leopard clutch.  I settled on the leopard clutch.

Because the neckline was so pretty, I didn't wear a necklace and I just wore gold and diamond earrings instead (not pictured, my hair always covers my earrings up and I forget to tuck my hair behind my ears for photographs) and black and gold bracelets.

How much I actually spent on the top after all the deductions were taken off, I have no idea.  Now you gals should know by now I didn't leave JCP with only one item!  I bought this top, a pair of metallic dress pants, a black fur vest, and another holiday sweater for a whopping total of $44.00 after all my coupons and rewards were taken off.  That averages out to about $10.00 per item!  Yes, JCP, I love you!  You make me look great without having to spend a lot of money.

This will be my last fashion post this week.  I plan on finishing my video series of my home decorated for Christmas tomorrow, then Wednesday I will do a travel post as normal, but after that I will take another blogging break to enjoy the Christmas season with friends and family.  I will resume a normal blogging schedule on Monday, January 4th with a special re-cap of all my favorite fashion outfits of the year on January 1st.

Have a great day!  Amy

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  1. Great outfit!! Merry Christmas! :)

  2. the detailing in that top is so pretty!

  3. This color combo does look festive! I really love that gold top, you have been finding some great items at JCP lately! Enjoy your blogging break and have a Merry Christmas. I am taking some time off from blogging after a couple more posts this week, too.


  4. I'm a big fan of black and gold together, and love how you finished this look with the leopard clutch! So festive and perfect for the holidays. Wishing you a merry Christmas!

  5. This is such a great holiday look! Loving it!

  6. I love how the sweater has a hint of glitter in it. So perfect for the holidays :) Have a wonderful Christmas!


  7. Absolutely love this outfit. Will have to check my local JCP later today to see it I can find the sweater.

  8. Adorable outfit, have a Merry Christmas. Love, Kirsten x

  9. What a great deal! It is not even too sparkly that you can't wear it for other occassions, you have such a good eye!

    Thank you so much for joining #reasonstodress fashion linkup! Cheers, Angie from reasons to dress {fashion + real life in Italy}

  10. I think your outfit looks great! It's perfect for Christmas. I did the same thing with my Christmas outfit (sized up), that way I could wear it kind of as a longer tunic. I don't think it was supposed to be worn that way either, but hey, whatever works, right?! Merry Christmas to you!

  11. Not only do you find the cutest things at JC Penney but at the best prices too. I also love JC Penney. Your sweater is darling. And you look so chic. Girl is that your staircase? It looks so beautiful and nicely done. Please post your Christmas home tour video when it's done. Thanks.

    Merry Christmas!

    Ada :-)

  12. Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style party. Your hair looks awesome!

  13. Adorable look and the leopard clutch is just the perfect touch! So pretty!

    Thanks for joining in the Christmas link up fun!


    Dawn Lucy

  14. Gold & metallics are always perfect for around the holidays. I love wearing sparkle & shine!

  15. This is a beautiful holiday look, it would even be perfect for New Years Eve with all the gold glitter!!! Thanks for stopping by our Link Up.
    Happy New Year

  16. This came together beautifully! I love that top and skirt on you!


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