On the First, Second and Third Days of Christmas....

Happy Tuesday! Hope you’re all enjoying the countdown to Christmas, spending time with family and friends and getting that holiday shopping done (I’m definitely a little behind but slowly making progress)! Of course, I also hope you’re enjoying the start of my holiday outfit series (I know I am!).

So I was trying to figure out how to show you all of these 12 looks without bombarding you with a daily blog post for each individual outfit (I mean, we’re all busy right?? It’s hard to make time to have a coffee date these days, much less read a whole blog post every day without fail) so I’ve decided to split this series up into outfit groups of three, so basically a quarterly rundown over these 12 days….Does that work for you?

So here we go with the first installment!

Look #1

Candy Cane Graphic Tee (Pam & Gela from Garbarini in Denver – I’ve also linked it here:  http://rstyle.me/~9gZ2b

Tulle Skirt (Patterns & Pops in Denver – Linked a similar version here: http://rstyle.me/~9hMSX

This is quite possibly my favorite look of them all! I think, above all else, fashion should be fun and should express your personality and this look totally encompasses that for me. I love a quirky graphic tee and this cute holiday one certainly fits the bill. And being a girly girl, I love a feminine skirt and you can’t get much more girly or feminine than tulle, am I right? And finally, to add an extra fun pop of color, I had to throw in my favorite red suede ankle boots (I’ve literally had these for probably 8-10 years and they just never get old)! All in all, a fun and festive holiday look that’s perfect party style!


Look #2

Sequin Tank (My own p&p design sample, never produced, but here’s a similar option: http://rstyle.me/~9kM5N)

Black Paige Jeans (picked these up at TJMaxx here in Denver – one of the best finds ever! – but I’ve linked an AG pair that’s pretty close: http://rstyle.me/~9gVaf)

Fur Bomber Jacket (Forever 21 – linked this exact jacket here: http://rstyle.me/~9gYV9)

Here’s a fun date night or girl’s night look that combines casual denim with sparkles and fur for sassy, edgy holiday style. I love the pairing of something casual like ripped jeans with a luxe top half that includes sequins and a super-soft gorgeous colored fur jacket (and this color is one of my very faves!)! Plus this jacket is super affordable ($50) and seriously the softest, coziest thing I own! Finally, I added a fun top knot and my go-to Christian Louboutin heels (a gift from the hubs 10 years ago) to complete the look.


Look #3

White Beaded V-Neck Top (Found this one at Saks Off Fifth in Castle Rock years ago, but I’ve linked another option here: http://rstyle.me/~9l6Ob)

Black Paige Jeans (see above… http://rstyle.me/~9gVaf)

Black Leather Moto Jacket (This one is a few years old, from the CUSP dept at Neiman’s, but I’ve linked a similar style leather jacket here: http://rstyle.me/~9l6Tq)

 This is my casual coffee-date and Christmas shopping look (but it’s really perfect for anytime)….easy black & white pairing with a little pop of red thrown in for good measure! I love this simple white beaded v-neck top that adds a little sparkle and festivity to an otherwise super casual outfit, plus this moto-jacket is an absolute go-to (I wear it probably 3 times a week). Then throw in my fave black denim, red booties and a red beanie and it just takes an easy look up a notch if you ask me. Don’t be surprised if you see me out and about in this look!

So there you have it….my first three of my Twelve Outfits of Christmas!  Would love to hear what you think of them and if you have any favorite holiday styles you’ve been sporting this season!






FashionAllison Ruchaber