Tied with a Red Bow

In my family dressing up is primarily reserved for two major holidays, Easter and Christmas day. Its a tradition that is easily traceable in the family albums and continues to this day. (Though thankfully my brother and I do not dress the same anymore…at least not on purpose.) Recently I turned to these albums to get me into the Christmas mood, but I ended up getting some holiday fashion inspiration from my younger self instead. So for this second holiday look, I aged up one of my favorite childhood holiday outfits.


Christmas 1994

First I replaced the ruffled white blouse with this striped off the shoulder ribbed sweater.  My favorite things about this sweater is the fact that not only can it be dressed up or down, but  it is thick enough to keep you warm while yet also light enough that you won’t over heat while singing keyboard karaoke at your office party. What you can’t see too well in the above photo is the gold medallion on the toe of my Mary Janes, but I made sure to incorporate that into this look as well with a thin gold belt. I also traded up to my suede wedges that  gave me the height and sophistication that  I wanted. 20161213_095341

20161213_095717220161213_0952462As for the pop of red, I added that with my lipstick and clutch.  My brother, the best blog supporter ever, got me this bow clutch as an early Christmas present, saying that I needed a festive accessory for my holiday fashion.  He was right, this clutch is a great accent to any holiday outfit, especially if it is monochromatic like mine. The bow just gives it a more elegant festive look that isn’t too cutesy, though it is a soft red compared to the shade of my NYX chaos red lipstick20161213_09570520161213_0953562

~Get the look~

Bria Wrap Front Stripe Top (Size 1) | Fashion to Figure (old, similar herehere and here)
Tulle Full Midi Skirt (2X) | Charlotte Russe (old, similar here and here)
Suede Wedges | ALDO (sold out, similar here and here)
Bow Clutch | Banana Republic

What are some of your favorite family holiday traditions?  Do you remember what your childhood holiday fashions were like?

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