A Cheerful Visit

A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to Alli's blog The Cheerful Closet and shared how you can take a plain fall outfit and make it way more put-together. Today, Alli is joining us here and sharing a beautiful holiday look. Please welcome Alli! :) ---

Hey y'all! I'm so excited to be hanging out at The Modern Austen today!

Let me introduce myself: I'm Alli from The Cheerful Closet blog. I write mostly about fashion, but I also share recipes, DIY projects, and pretty much anything else that catches my fancy! I love reading The Modern Austen with Marissa's witty and honest posts. Her style of writing really inspires me. The Modern Austen also had a part in the start of my blog when I read Marissa's Blogging for Beginners Series.

As I've been on this adventure in the fashion/lifestyle blogging world, I've really seen my sense of style take off. Having to write several outfit posts a week has challenged me to broadened my wardrobe and think outside the box when putting together outfits (which is one of the goals for my blog!). During this holiday season I've really been trying to think outside of the box when it comes to wearing festive outfits, so today I'm sharing one of my latest holiday looks.

Formal Holiday Outfit Top: Old Navy (thrifted) Pants: Express (thrifted) Boots: Beaty's Shoe Store Necklace: Target Earrings: Target

Formal Holiday Outfits

When putting this outfit together, I knew I wanted to wear something that had that "Christmas" look, but I was determined to stay away from a red or green sweater. I had just picked up this brand new red top at a thrift store and decided it would be the perfect thing to wear. It wasn't a sweater and it would still look festive after I added some sparkly touches to it. I paired the top with my gray wool dress pants, pointy-toed boots, and a sparkly necklace. The result was the perfect holiday outfit that didn't look too original.

Formal Holiday Outfit Up Close

I will definitely wear this again during these Christmas festivities!

What are you planning on wearing to your holiday parties and such? If you would like to see more of my outfit ideas you can check them out here. I'm so glad I was able to share my inspiration with y'all today! Thanks to Marissa!

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Thanks Alli! I love this look and hope to recreate it in the future :) What is your favorite part of this look? What are you wearing this holiday?