Sunday, December 16, 2012

Festive Casual



The other day over at Une Femme, Deja Pseu was discussing the "festive casual" dressing that is a lot more likely to take place for us baby boomers for the holidays.  With this thought in mind, I shopped my closet, and chose some my more festive items.  (pictured above)  

What I would do for "festive casual" is use one of the above "fun/festive" items, and then pair it with my regular wear.  Festive may be something glittery, a little shorter skirt or maybe even red tights.

the glittery sweater and the little, almost too short skirt!  And it was getting dark!  
and holiday cheer with my best friend, Katie!  
And to all of those from Visible Monday, Happy Holidays! 

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  1. Well done! The sweater works really well with the rest of the ensemble.

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    1. Thanks for the inspiration to dig thru my closet deja pseu

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  2. Wonderful glittery sweater! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. It does tend to add lbs tho--hence the pose!

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  3. You achieved the festive/casual look VERY well, I think!

    I wore a shorter-than-normal dress today! I posted a picture of it and decided (after seeing it) to wear black tights. THAT made it better, I think. I had fun wearing it and received several compliments!

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    1. Yes, and I was one who posted how much better I liked it!

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  4. What a cute skirt, and I don't think it's too short. With tights and great legs like yours, it looks great!

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    1. Skirt is knit and so comfortable!
      well, the legs are the last to go,they say.....

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  5. Not too short at all! I love your festive casual look - it's what I wore to our office party last night, combination of sparkly and everyday pieces. Thanks for sharing your fabulous-ness with Visible Monday.

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    1. Thanks patti for creating this great forum!

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  6. Those are smiles!! You and your friend are radiant.
    Festive casual - I see bling everywhere this year, paillettes sewn onto anything wearable or to be carried. I must say I like it but I have never seen anyone wearing it. You OWN that short skirt so it's definitely not too short. You look stunning.

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  7. You wear that skirt really well. That whole outfit looks so cute on you. It's comfy, yet you could wear that to a holiday party. I love it.

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  8. Your look so youthful. And those pretty shoes would indeed make any outfit festive!

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  9. I love your festive casual outfit!!! Plus you can wear the pieces with other items so you don't have something in your closet that is an orphan!

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  10. Hi Paula!

    I am certain you will look great in your festive outfit, i have to think of mine quick! but i have a pretty good idea!

    I'm going to get Lucky's january issue when i get back from physio - looks great

    Arianexxx

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    1. Ariane--we will be in the minority I'm afraid! So many people do Not like the issue--too over the top!

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  11. I like your smiling pictures. I agree the legs are the last to go and why I like skinny jeans and tights and also A SMILE is the last to go if we use it like you do!!!!!!

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  12. cute pictures and i love the idea of having festive casuals. ohmygosh, watch for a post from me after christmas regarding some cool boots i got yesterday! eeeeeek they are hot!

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  13. You look fabulous in short skirts, and the touch of glitter in your sweater make this outfit a perfect example of 'festive casual.' Along with your gorgeous smile!

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  14. Sweet! You do know, don't you, that with your figure and joie de vivre, you can wear anything and have it look good? Well, you can!
    Happy, happy Holidays!

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    1. Thanks so much Jan! and I am following your blog now too!

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  15. What a great outfit! I love the way you've mixed it up. Very inspiring--thanks!

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  16. You look festive but mostly because of your smiles!Glittery clothes help ,too.

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