Comfortable Holiday Outfit Idea

Free People top (similar) | cabi Marathon joggers | Johhny Was scarf (similar) | Leopard mules (similar) | Pearl earrings (similar)

The Challenge
This outfit was born out of the desire to be comfortable, warm, and cute.  It all started when about a half hour or so before we were to leave for Thanksgiving dinner, I stood and stared in the closet.  Can I get an "Amen"?  

I had the opportunity to "dress up" more than in the past as our daughters were the hostesses--the girls have a table and chairs and we don't(!).  After 19 years of hosting Thanksgiving, I didn't mind passing the baton, for a year anyway.  The girls made a vegan meatloaf, which was really good.  They made an exception eating some egg and milk in the sweet potato and stuffing recipes.  Steve and I also brought smoked turkey from the Honey Baked store #delish 😋.  This year is the first time I made cornbread stuffing (I wanted to fully embrace a southern tradition) using Paula Dean's Traditional recipe and it was a huge hit.  (Except with Darling Husband who doesn't care for stuffing--I know!)  I will be making it again for Christmas!  My youngest daughter invited a friend (who's a boy) over, my older daughter's "friend who's a boy" was out of the country visiting his family.  I'm of the opinion "the more the merrier" when hosting holidays, so was happy to have at least one extra guest.

The Details
The first item I chose was the top, it was overcast and cool, and this off white textured Free People top has a dressed up casual feel with some warmth.  I was going to pull jeans, but didn't want to be fussing with a belt if the mid rise or boyfriend cuts decided to have a mind of their own and start sliding down.  My cabi Marathon joggers came to the rescue.  They are tencel, so the fabric is a bit "dressed up", plus there's knit panels giving them some stretch.  Next, I decided the shirt was too much of a solid color, so added my much-loved Johnny Was scarf.  The fuzzy leopard mules added to the cute and comfort vibe.  For jewelry, I added my smaller pearl drop earrings to avoid catching on the scarf.  To add some layering, a made-by-me necklace was added.  It's fun adding necklaces with scarves because it adds an unexpected layer.  

While this is the outfit that was worn for Thanksgiving, it is a versatile look to which you could add red or sparkles, giving it extra Christmas/holiday flare.  

The Takeaway
Don't forget your joggers!  Solid colors work really well as a backdrop for dressing up (if it's colder where you are, swap out the shirt for a sweater)--if you're not a scarf-person, you could replace it with a necklace.  Footwear can switch up the mood of an outfit, as we all know.  These mules are part dressy with the calf hair and part fun with the faux fur.  Do you have a pair of joggers or other easy-wear bottoms that you could dress up?  

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(Haha--the photos turned out best in the stairwell because of the diffused lighting!)

Free People top (similar) | cabi Marathon joggers | Johhny Was scarf (similar) | Leopard mules (similar) | Pearl earrings (similar)

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