Blush and black lace top from Anne Taylor Loft (last years) I also like this one here and here.
Halogen black leather jacket from Nordstrom (old) - similar here.
J.Crew gold silver sparkle ballet flats - this year's super cute version here.
Black twill leggings - similar here.
Black quilted leather cross body bag - similar here.
When it comes to the holidays, I don't always want to spend money on clothes that I can only wear during the festivities. Unless it's for a specific event that requires a very special outfit, I prefer to choose clothes that I can wear throughout the year but will also fit in well around the holidays. This outfit I wore recently to a holiday gathering with girl friends. It also makes a cute Thanksgiving day outfit, and I've worn each piece when it's had nothing to do with the holiday season. That to me, is a savvy wardrobe!
A leather moto jacket is so versatile. When worn with feminine pieces like this blush and lace top and the sparkly shoes, it really turns itself into a "glamour puss", but when paired with jeans and a t-shirt, it takes on a whole new sporty look.
The blouse I wear either with leggings, or black jeans, but I've also paired it with dressy black shorts and studded sandals in the summer which was really fun.
The J.Crew ballet flats are probably the most festive piece of this whole outfit. When they are hit by indoor lighting, they really turn on the bling thing! They're a real eye catcher, and it's hard to stop looking down at them. They're also very comfortable because they're soft and flexible, really great quality, everything you'd expect from J.Crew. I bought these last year around the holiday time, this year they have a new style of sparkle flats which I've linked at the top of this post, equally as festive and they have super cute ankle straps.
My handbag is a Louis Feraud which I've had for almost 30 years. I guess therefore it's a vintage! I made several classic style purchases when I was young, and thank goodness, because I love this bag and use it sooooo much. This bag is my lesson that a classic style never really goes out of fashion, so there you will find a worthy investment.
Have a truly wonderful Thanksgiving
Karen Serino is a life and style blogger, sharing fashion, fitness and fun for youthful women in their forties, fifties and beyond.
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