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JC Penney 2018 Holiday Collection
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Getting Glam for the Holidays with JCPenney

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JC Penney 2018 Holiday Collection{LIZ CLAIBORNE Wedge Heels and Faux Fur Coat, R&K ORIGINALS Fit & Flare Dress – all products c/o JCPenney}

You guys know I never need an excuse to get dressed up. But I especially love to amp up the glam factor this time of year. Silky satin gowns, luscious faux fur, and glittery gold accents… Bring it all on – the more, the merrier!

For this festive holiday look, I’ve partnered up with JCPenney and InStyle. Over the years, I’ve always had a strong association with JCPenney and the holidays, so  I was especially stoked to work with them. Growing up, my grandmother had a JCPenney’s credit card. And every year without fail, she’d give me a store gift card. My mom would always take me out on the day after Christmas to help me shop for the perfect outfit.

JC Penney 2018 Holiday Collection
JC Penney 2018 Holiday Collection

When I saw this cute little faux fur jacket on JCPenney’s website, I knew I had to have it. There’s nothing worse than ruining your glamorous evening attire with a bulky, oversized down jacket. Not only does this jacket look good, it’s also super cozy and warm. And the deep merlot color is so rich and goes with just about everything. I also love how it can be dressed up with a cute cocktail dress (like the one I’m wearing here) or dressed down with jeans and a pair of chic heels for a quick cocktail run with the girls after work.

Speaking of heels…

JC Penney 2018 Holiday Collection
JC Penney 2018 Holiday Collection

These wedges are absolutely amazing. My days of running around the city in 4-inch stilettos are few and far between as of late, but I still love the height and elongated look that heels provide. So what’s a girl to do? I think I’ve found the answer in these majorly comfy wedge heels. The next time I need a pair of cute dancing shoes, these will definitely be the ones I reach for.

JC Penney 2018 Holiday Collection

And because my shopping mantra is and always has been: Life is short, buy the damn dress – I’ve rounded up a few of my favs from JCPenney below for your shopping pleasure. JCPenney always has great prices, so you can pick up two (or three!) fancy frocks without breaking the bank.

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Full Disclosure: This post is brought to you in partnership with InSTYLE and JC Penney. Although I have been compensated, rest assured that every product and recommendation has been fully vetted by me, and all opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for your trust and for supporting the brands that help make this blog possible.

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Caped Crusader {Shein Houndstooth Cape}

Business Casual, My Style

houndstooth cape, closet confections, nyc fashion blogger, fashionable mom blogger, shein{SHEIN Cape Dress, VINTAGE Beret, VALENTINO Sunglasses, H&M Tassel Earrings, J. CREW ‘Harper’ Mini Satchel, MICHAEL KORS Ankle Boots}

 

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‘Tis the season for stepping out in style! Truth be told, I never really need an excuse to dress up. But I still find myself getting a little more festive with my outfit choices this time of year. Fire engine red accessories added the perfect burst of color to this houndstooth cape dress – which is the perfect transitional piece from a day at the office to a holiday cocktail party afterward.

Speaking of this cape dress… ISN’T SHE LOVELY?!

Seriously, as soon as I saw it online, I knew I had to have it. It’s such a unique piece and very versatile. I love that I can also layer it with a sleek black turtleneck underneath when the temps dip below freezing. I felt so ladylike while wearing it, and it gives off a definite vintage vibe while still being quite modern.

ABOUT THE FIT:
This dress runs true-to-size (and comes in plus size!). I went up a size, but I actually wish that I hadn’t because the waist is a bit too big for me. I had an event in mind for this dress, so I decided to just keep and cinch the belt a little tighter around the waist. I love it so much that I may even shell out a few bucks to have it taken in.

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houndstooth cape, closet confections, nyc fashion blogger, fashionable mom blogger, shein, jcrew satchel, jcrew crossbody bag, jcrew harper satchel

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#BlackWatchFriday

Everyday Outfits, My Style

black watch friday, #blackwatchfriday, black watch tartan, black watch plaid, retro holiday outfit, vintage christmas outfit, retro christmas outfit, vintage holiday outfit{UNIQUE VINTAGE Black Watch Plaid Dress, VINTAGE Coat & Gloves, J. CREW Black Watch Plaid Flats (also love these), ASOS Beret}

They say the fifth time’s the charm! Every year, on the day after Thanksgiving, I indulge my husband by donning an ensemble in his favorite plaid and taking pictures to commemorate the occasion (as evidenced here, here, here, and here). I’ve amassed quite the little black watch plaid collection over the years, and this dress just might be my favorite. I decided to play up the retro flair with a jaunty beret and vintage coat. We wound up liking our looks so much, that we made the bottom family pic our official holiday card!

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black watch friday, #blackwatchfriday, black watch tartan, black watch plaid, retro holiday outfit, vintage christmas outfit, retro christmas outfit, vintage holiday outfit

black watch friday, #blackwatchfriday, black watch tartan, black watch plaid, retro holiday outfit, vintage christmas outfit, retro christmas outfit, vintage holiday outfit

black watch friday, #blackwatchfriday, black watch tartan, black watch plaid, retro holiday outfit, vintage christmas outfit, retro christmas outfit, vintage holiday outfit

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