Thursday, December 16, 2021

"Holiday Wear for the Whole Family" with Ageless Style

 Ageless Style is a monthly style challenge and link up for women "over a certain age".  Each month we pick a different theme and style an outfit based on that theme.  This month's theme is "Holiday Wear" and was picked by Carrie.

As I stated on Monday, both styling groups I belong to picked the same theme "Holiday Wear", so I had to come up with not one, but two outfits.  On Monday's post, I shared how you could take ordinary dress up clothes from your closet and with accessories instantly turn them into holiday wear.  Today, I am showing off my grandchildren and holiday wear for the whole family!

On Monday I mentioned that I don't like to buy clothes specifically for a holiday that can only be worn one day out of the year.  But I was shopping at JCPenney with a friend and she spotted this beautiful, winter white bejeweled sweater for only $17 and she tempted me to try it on.  I was hesitant, as I didn't think the raglan sleeve style would look good on me, but when I tried it on, we both loved it!  And to an even greater surprise when I got to the register it rang up for only $13.00.  Score!  I guess I don't mind buying holiday clothes if they are that cheap.  Plus, I think I could wear this all winter long and not just at Christmas.  

I paired the sweater with bright cherry red pants I already owned and black suede booties.

The sweater has a nice length and is so soft and cozy.  And guess what?  It's still available HERE!  I'm wearing a size Medium for reference.  

I love the mock turtle neck and the jewel embellishment.  To complement the rhinestones in the sweater, I wore pearl and silver earrings.

And now as promised here are my little ragamuffins.  I know I say it every year, but they are my favorite gifts around the Christmas tree.

This is my oldest, Alethea, who's four.  She is looking darling in her red taffeta dress, white stockings, and silver shoes.

Alethea's Christmas dress is second hand.  There is no need to buy a brand new dress from the store every Christmas.  There are always plenty of friends, and relatives who have old dresses from when their kids were little that they would happily give away.  My daughter also found lots of great formal used clothing for very inexpensive prices on her local "Mom's Group" page.

The newest member of the family is Elisha.  Isn't he handsome in his black trousers, gingham dress shirt, and red Christmas vest?

And finally, my little man Atticus, who is two.  My, has his personality come out!  He used to be so shy and it would take 24-48 hours for him to warm up to us every time we saw each other again.  But now he's very out-going, talks a mile a minute, and we don't need to get re-acquainted every new visit anymore.  He's as handsome as ever in his dark trousers and red plaid shirt.  

The boys outfits came right out of their closet.  Again, you don't need to buy special Christmas clothes.  Just find something they already own in a Christmas color and build an outfit around that.  Every year, I decorate the tree a different color.  For our annual Christmas photos,  I tell my daughter what the color of the tree is and we put together a color theme to match the tree.  I love how cheerful the red and white looks and the black is the perfect accent color.

And now, lets see what the rest of the ladies in my group are wearing this Christmas and be sure to link up your outfits with us below too!

Amy ~ Amy’s Creative Pursuits

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Bo ~ Bo's Bodacious Blog

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Carrie ~ A Simple Lovely Life

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Daenel ~ Living Outside the Stacks

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Marsha~ Marsha in the Middle

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  1. Perfect! Just like my outfit: you can be festive just by choosing particular colors and textures. Your sweater was a great find and I love those pants!

  2. The white sweater really was such a great find! Love the rhinestone accents, it's perfect for the holidays but also for the rest of the season. And gorgeous pants, they really do match the ribbon on the tree so well.
    So nice the grand babies got to dress up in coordinating outfits too! They are so cute and look like they are enjoying the little photo session!

  3. I just love that you included your grandkids Amy. And I do think that sweater will work all winter long. It's absolutely beautiful.

  4. You and your grandkiddos are a beautiful team, Amy! Merry Christmas!

  5. Such a beautiful sweater and I love it against those red pants! You look so pretty by the tree and by your grandkids. Merry Christmas!


  6. I love your sweater and red pants! They are very festive! Your grandchildren are adorable!

  7. Amy, that is a lovely sweater. I'm glad you found it and what a great deal. Beautiful family holiday wear for sure!

  8. I love the red and cream combination in this outfit. It's simple, classic and elegant. Happy holidays!

  9. Hey great blog! I really like this post. You look great!! <33
    I am following you and I invite you to my place :)

    1. Thank you! I will sure and stop by "your place" after Christmas. Have a Merry Christmas.

  10. I don't know what is more cute in this post. Your Christmas Tree, your outfits or children. Everything is so beautiful. Enjoy in this Chimistmas time.

  11. This is a simple yet super chic outfit. It's something I would wear if I had a party to go too! I love the embellishment on your sweater and the red pants makes it festive. Your grandkids are adorable and love that their outfits coordinate with yours. I also agree that you don't need to buy new clothes each Christmas or for each event. In my case, my son is growing at his pace and a bit more slower than what most parents describe like a weed, so I am still having him wear his Christmas sweaters from the last two years because why not, right? I hope your week is going well so far and happy Monday!

    Maureen |

    1. Thank you Maureen! And yes, if it still fits, we should wear it! Who would remember the same Christmas sweater anyway?

  12. I love your beautiful sweater with the rhinestones and those fun red pants! You have a beautiful family!

  13. Amy,
    The whole family looks lovely!!Merry Christmas!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments through out the Season!!! Stay safe, healthy and Happy!!

  14. Happy Holidays and New Year! Safe travels and fun blogging too.

  15. The matching red outfits are so adorable! I really need to wear more red at Christmas time, it's so festive but as you pointed out it's a colour that works year-round too! :) We haven't bought anything new for our Christmas outfits this year either, making do with what we have in our wardrobes - although for Christmas eve my mum did make us some matching tees to wear I'm excited to wear again!

    Thanks for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope that you have a wonderful Christmas :)

    Away From The Blue

  16. Another lovely holiday outfit, Amy! You’re right, the sweater could be worn all season. And your grandchildren are adorable.


  17. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

  18. Such a beautiful holiday outfit! Your family is precious! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    1. Thanks Jill. Yes, we are. It was a beautiful Christmas.

  19. So very delinquent in getting around to everyone's post. Yay for JCP to have such a lovely sweater. I shop there online quite a bit but don't get into the store much. Was shocked when I ventured into the JCP in KY near my mom's and the shelves were practically bare. I worry that it is going to go by way of Sears and other big name stores. Even Macy's and Dillard's are struggling, I think.

    Your grandchildren are always precious. Sounds like Atticus has come into his own personality. I am sure having had them living with you for a time helped create very special bonds between you and the children. I try to maintain a close relationship with my sweet 11 year-old granddaughter on Facetime and messaging and talking on the phone so when we are together, we don't have an adjustment period. But it is harder with little ones. Now that baby Declan is here, I worry that he will have to get to know me all over again each visit.

    1. When I was at JCP before Christmas I thought they were very well stocked, but I just went there this week again and I felt the shelves were bare. As for grandchildren, yes, we have to work extra hard to maintain a relationship with them when we live long distances apart.


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