Even though we haven’t yet reached the official start of winter, many of us are already experiencing significant snowfall & freezing temperatures. This is the time of year when it can get a bit gloomy – even though the snow is beautiful, it’s cloudy almost every day and it gets dark so early now. I don’t know about you, but I tend to dress based on how I feel…which means I end up wearing black more often than not. So, in an effort to help myself avoid this inevitable rut, I’m embracing the softer side of winter today in light neutrals that are so pretty they might even lift your spirits a little (regardless of how it looks outside!).
Everything I’m wearing here is on sale because Macy’s just launched their Friends & Family Event, where you’ll get 30% off select styles with code FRIEND through December 10th! These are, without a doubt, the best prices of the season, because it includes brands that rarely go on sale. As most of you know, I’ve been partnering with Macy’s on a regular basis for the last several months and I’m always amazed by the breadth of their product selections. I never have a hard time finding pieces that I love – in fact, it’s usually the opposite…it’s a struggle to narrow down my choices!
And, rest assured, I don’t just share these sales with you – I shop them too! Items currently in my cart: this bobble-stitch cardigan, these corduroy jeans (in cabernet), these cashmere-lined leather tech gloves (great gift idea!) & I’m also ordering another one of these blankets for a friend because she fell in love with mine – it’s seriously the softest, warmest throw…we fight over it in our house!
What’s exciting about this sale is that they’re also offering 15% off beauty purchases, which makes this a great time to stock up on products you regularly use (or buy gifts for the beauty lover in your family!). A few of my favorites that I use daily: this CC cream (I wear Light), this volumizing mascara (travel size here), this highlighting concealer (I use Radiant Light) & this eyeshadow palette (I’m wearing Rocker, Smokeshow & Funny Girl in the photos below). This brush set would also make a great Christmas present – their brushes are my absolute favorite! And don’t forget my secret to getting free shipping by including any beauty product to your purchase – this $3 lipliner in Peekaboo Natural is the perfect pinkish nude and if you add it to your cart, you’ll get free shipping regardless of your order amount!
I’ve said it before – cashmere is always a good investment and what better time to buy than when it’s on sale?! This vest is super soft & would make an amazing holiday gift – it’s perfect for throwing on over a sweater or long-sleeve tee + it’s surprisingly warm. I paired it with a festive fair isle sweater & faux fur-lined boots for a cozy winter look that’s a nice departure from my usual weekend outfits.
What I’m wearing:
Similar Beanie, c/o Charter Club Cashmere Vest (also in pink),
c/o Lauren Ralph Lauren Fair Isle Sweater (more options here & here),
Similar Jeans, Similar Socks, c/o Kenneth Cole Reaction Boots
MY CASUAL WINTER PICKS
Who says that you have to show skin when you’re heading out for the evening?! I firmly believe that you can still turn heads without wearing something revealing…and this glamorous pairing is proof! Especially in the winter months when I’m perpetually cold, I personally prefer to be a bit more covered up so I don’t freeze & end up miserable all night.
It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for a pretty pleated skirt, but I’ve learned through the years that, depending on the cut, they aren’t always the most flattering. Thanks to the elastic waist and swingy silhouette, this midi skirt cinches in your waist & falls beautifully away from your hips without exaggerating your curves. Originally, I had planned to pair it with this off-the-shoulder sweater but when I saw the embellished sleeves on this one, I fell in love – it’s so unique & looks like a high-end designer style!
Other holiday glam pieces that are worth checking out: this sequin dress, this velvet blazer (saw this at my local store & it’s even more stunning in person!), this fringe dress, this velvet bell-sleeve dress, this chic jumpsuit & this halter sheath dress (very Meghan Markle-esque).
What I’m wearing:
c/o Calvin Klein Faux Fur Coat, c/o Alfani Embellished Sleeve Sweater (also in black),
c/o Lucy Paris Pleated Skirt, c/o Steve Madden Pumps (more options here & here)
c/o INC Beaded Clutch, Similar Tassel Earrings, Nails: Essie Lace Me Up
MY HOLIDAY EVENING PICKS
Thank you to Macy’s & ShopStyle for kindly sponsoring this post.
All opinions are 100% honest & all items were hand-selected by me.