Holiday Inspiration: InStyle + People StyleWatch

11.25.2013

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Thanksgiving is this week and after that we role full force into Christmas. And with the holiday season comes all the parties and get togethers. Over the next few weeks I have a Ladies Night Out, a Christmas party at church, a holiday celebration at work, cocoa chats with my friends, plus my Agnes and Dora leggings party (which you are all invited to - more on that later) - aka... lots going on. Which means lots of outfits to celebrate the season.

One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to grab a few magazines to see all the DIY ideas, gifts under $20 - I am a sucker for a deal, and of course all the holiday style inspiration. This weekend I headed to Target to pick up two magazines - the December issues of People StyleWatch and InStyle magazine. And this week, when you pick up those two magazines at Target together you can get a $5 gift card! Score! A friendly reminder to the cashier if you don't get it is recommended. It also didn't hurt that my two fave celebs, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Lawrence, were on the cover.


The magazine was full of great holiday outfits and ideas for shopping on a budget, which is something I really appreciate as budgeting has been a constant discussion in our house as we are ending out the year. My favorite trends in People StyleWatch was the menswear turned feminine and sequins. My favorite trends in InStyle magazine was the classified top-knot and bold lip color. I have been trying to figure out an outfit I can put together that can translate from holiday party to night out with the friends. And I think I finally found a compromise that incorporates my favorite trends.
 
Top: Maurices \\ Skirt: Downeast Basics \\ Shoes: DSW \\ Bracelet: Forever21

I paired my sequin skirt with a fun pair of shoes and a more relaxed tee to help cover all my basis. To class it up a little I tied in a bold plum lipstick and a sleek updo. When I am out with my friends and at more casual parties the stripes alone make a bold statement. But at a company or church party you can add a cardigan or blazer to take your outfit to the next level. I kept my jewelry simple because the sequins are enough sparkle. Head to Target and pick up your copies of People StyleWatch and InStyle magazine + a $5 gift card to Target for your own holiday style inspiration!  What parties do you need a holiday outfit for? What holiday trends are you loving?

trinketsandtalmud said...

loving the sequin skirt and less formal shirt, such a good combo!

amber.m said...

I love this outfit!!

Charlene Maugeri said...

I absolutely LOVE the outfit! I can't get myself to wear sequins. I am too chicken. But it looks great on you and most people I see wear it! Also, you're the second blogger I've seen talk about buying those magazines and getting a Target gift card so I might just be making a target run later today!

Abigail said...

Love that sequin skirt! Your accessories are very well coordinated too :) And that top bun -adorable!!

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Jessica Lindstrom said...

LOVE the skirt!

Nancy said...

such a great outfit! I am dying over that skirt! It's so gorgeous!
xo,
nancy

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Rachel Porter said...

that skiiiirrrrt!!! I want a sequined skirt so bad!

Rachel Porter said...

that skiiiirrrrt!!! I want a sequined skirt so bad!

Patty Woodland said...

I love anything that sparkles - and that sequinned skirt does that. You look party ready!

Jennie Grange said...

ummm. how darling are you??! I love that skirt. so in right now.

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