Fashion

Four Affordable and Festive Holiday Outfits

Now that Christmas is just around the corner, I wanted to share a few holiday friendly outfits with you guys. They range from casual to more dressy looks to fit any occasion you might have this holiday season! Earlier this week I shared a few holiday makeup looks that would be perfect to pair with these also. For these, I really only kept Christmas/holiday parties in mind, and I’ll do a separate post with New Years Eve outfits. So keep on reading to see what I came up with!

Outfit 1:

I have had this sparkly striped top for quite a few years now and it usually always makes an appearance for me right around the holidays. Of course mine is old, but luckily during this time of year, tops like this are not hard to find with retailers like Zara around! I kept this simple but just doing black pants on the bottom and some black booties.

Top: BCBC MaxAzria / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Something Navy
Top: BCBC MaxAzria / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Something Navy
Top: BCBC MaxAzria / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Something Navy

Outfit 2:

For this one, I was really trying to do something that was comfortable, but looked cute and could be dressed up if we needed to. I found these satin overalls from Target and thought they would be a perfect casual holiday look. I paired a thick sweater under for warmth, but you can wear a lighter turtleneck or t-shirt for something less cozy looking. Hey, you can even throw on a crop top if you’re up for it! They would all look super cute paired under this little one piece.

Sweater: Something Navy / Overalls: Target / Shoes: Something Navy
Sweater: Something Navy / Overalls: Target / Shoes: Something Navy
Sweater: Something Navy / Overalls: Target / Shoes: Something Navy

Outfit 3:

This is my favorite outfit of all time. I saw this pretty pleated skirt at Target and just about fell over. It is absolutely perfect for holiday party season! I paired it with this pretty white sweater and boots, but you can really do so much with this skirt. You can wear a bright cami and throw a moto jacket over for a more grungey-meets-feminine look or a plain turtle neck to give you a little bit more shape. I can’t wait to keep wearing this skirt for the rest of the season and into the spring too! It’s linked here for you and also comes in red!

Sweater: Something Navy / Skirt: Target / Boots: Zara
Sweater: Something Navy / Skirt: Target / Boots: Zara
Sweater: Something Navy / Skirt: Target / Boots: Zara

Outfit 4:

This is my best shot at dressy, but not too sexy holiday party look. I think jumpsuits are great because they are just dang comfy and you don’t have to worry too much about it being too short to sit down. This one is a stretchy material so it’s also great for eating all the appetizers and cookies, linked here to shop. I went for a more grunge look by putting the moto jacket over, but I think it would be so cute to just put a turtleneck underneath to dress it down!

Jacket: Nasty Gal / Jumpsuit: Target / Shoes: Something Navy
Jacket: Nasty Gal / Jumpsuit: Target / Shoes: Something Navy
Jacket: Nasty Gal / Jumpsuit: Target / Shoes: Something Navy

Finally, another big thank you to my friend Eric Dulmovits for his awesome work shooting these photos. I was so happy to work with him again on these photos because they come out so good every time! If you are in the Long Island area and looking for a photographer, please reach out to him! Send him an email for bookings at eric.dulmovits@gmail.com and check out his Instagram @ecdulmo to see more of his work!

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What I Wore This Week: 11/10/19 – 11/15/19

I wanted to share a new series on here because 1) I like to be consistent and 2) I don’t feel like I share enough fashion content which is the whole point of this blog. So I decided every Monday, I’m going to share a round up of what I wore the week before. It’s nothing fancy, no professional photos or anything. It’s just going to be a casual way to show what I wore and a little summary of my week. If you want to see what I wore and did last week, then keep on reading!

Sunday

This night I went out to dinner with my family to a hibachi restaurant and it was so yummy. Hibachi is one of those things that is usually a treat once or twice a year (if that) for me, so I was really excited about this dinner. I was also really excited about my outfit because I had just gotten this leopard suede jacket in the mail that morning and knew I wanted to style it. I kept it simple with just a turtleneck and jeans, but this was probably my favorite outfit of the week.

Jacket: Zara / Top: Target / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Something Navy

Monday

Monday was pretty uneventful, but I really wanted to wear these new shoes I got in from Nordstrom. They are so so comfortable and I love the way the front is cut. I also have them in a pretty green suede that I have yet to wear, but promise I will soon!

Sweater: American Eagle / Jeans: Abercrombie / Shoes: Naturalizer

Tuesday

I was feeling brown today obviously. Shades of brown is my favorite kind of outfit to wear, especially now that it’s fall. I may have gone a little overboard with it, but I just really loved this one. I try to wear whatever I want (at least to work) and this made me happy, so that’s what I wore.

Top: Target / Pants: Topshop / Shoes: Something Navy

Wednesday

It was about 32 degrees this day and not saying I regretted my outfit choice, but I feel like I could have done better. I wish I thought to wear tall boots cause my little legs were so cold! I love this purple sweater because it’s so thick that I was pretty warm on top, but these jeans are such a light cotton denim that the air just went straight through them.

Sweater & Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Urban Outfitters

Thursday

I decided not to make the same mistake as yesterday and wore some gray OTK boots and it was definitely the right choice. These don’t have a super high heel, maybe 2.5 inches so they are really comfy but run pretty small. I love that the top is elastic because they don’t fall down which is what I hate about most OTK boots.

Sweater: American Eagle / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Goodnight Macaroon

Friday

Ahh friday. I was feeling super casual and was really excited about wearing my new brown loafers from Target, so I designed my outfit around the shoes. I was feeling a little uninspired though, so I went to find some inspiration from Instagram and put this outfit together! It’s so simple but is truly reflective of my personal style.

Sweater: Something Navy / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Target

I hope you enjoyed my little weekly outfit recap and if you want to keep seeing these be sure to follow my blog and leave a comment down below letting me know you enjoyed it! Follow my Instagram below to see my daily outfits on my stories also!

P.S. Keep up with me on Instagram: @karenmauritzenn

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My Last Minute Labor Day Weekend Outfit Ideas 2019

Labor Day is quickly approaching so I wanted to drop by and share a few last minute outfit ideas for you! These are all super simple and basic so that you can easily find these in stores. Everything that is still available is linked for you. I hope you enjoy! xx

Outfit #1

I got this super cute tropical print romper a few weeks ago and fell in love with it. It’s beyond comfortable, super easy to throw on, and a great transition piece for summer to fall. It’s by the brand superdown at Revolve, so it’s also affordable. I paired it with this jacket from Free People that I got a few years ago and some white sneakers from Superga that I got at Nordstrom.

Romper: Revolve / Jacket: Free People / Sneakers: Superga
Romper: Revolve / Jacket: Free People / Sneakers: Superga
Romper: Revolve / Jacket: Free People / Sneakers: Superga

Outfit #2

I wanted to brighten things up a bit so I decided to pair these yellow trousers from Something Navy with a red and white striped button up top from American Eagle. I tied up the top for an added detail, and so I didn’t look like I just came from the office! Again, I paired it with the same white sneakers from Superga.

Top: American Eagle / Pants: Something Navy / Sneakers: Superga
Top: American Eagle / Pants: Something Navy / Sneakers: Superga
Top: American Eagle / Pants: Something Navy / Sneakers: Superga

Outfit #3

To keep things as similar as possible, I decided to do regular jean shorts and a body suit because everyone owns these items. These shorts are some of my favorites denim mom shorts from Topshop, but I got them at Nordstrom also. The bodysuit is from forever 21 from a few years ago but this one is similar. They have tons of bodysuits for less than $20! Again, same sneakers from Superga!

Jacket: Free People / Bodysuit: Forever 21 / Shorts: Topshop / Sneakers: Superga
Jacket: Free People / Bodysuit: Forever 21 / Shorts: Topshop / Sneakers: Superga
Jacket: Free People / Bodysuit: Forever 21 / Shorts: Topshop / Sneakers: Superga

The blog post includes affiliate links from Nordstrom.com

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