Happy Friday, everyone! The holidays are upon us and with them parties big and small. Whether you already know what you’ll be wearing to your Thanksgiving celebration or you’re still in a quandary about what to put on, I’m here to tell you that this is the perfect time of year to take liberties with your look. Step out of your comfort zone and surprise everyone, especially yourself, by wearing something unexpected and fun. I’m not talking about donning one of those horrible Christmas sweaters (though, if that’s your thing, go for it!). I’m simply talking about changing things up.
If you’re the one that always wears pants, head to the party, instead, wearing a fabulous maxi skirt and sweater with a great pair of heels. If you typically wear a skirt or dress, try my look on for size – a pair of cropped trousers and a classic tuxedo shirt juxtaposed by a beautiful bustier and sexy heels, because really, there’s no time like the holidays to make a splash and have fun doing it.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend wherever you happen to be in the world! Make it a good one! xox-M
Pant // Shirt (great option) // Bustier (similar) // Heels // Bag: Neiman Marcus
Linking up with: Jennie // Rachel // Lauren // Heather // Adi & Jessica // Jolynne // Christie // Tara // Vicki // Dawn Lucy // Allison
Great suggestions. It is a fun time of year to try something new. This outfit looks amazing on you! I love how you changed things up by adding the bustier.
Straight A Style
Thanks, Amy Ann! Always looking for new and different ways to style pieces that have been in my closet for a while.
Have a great weekend!
I love stepping out of my comfort zone too (for fashion only, to be honest!). Love this look. So unexpected & fun -xx
Ha, you made me laugh, Shauna! You sound like me – for fashion only :) Thanks for the kind words! Have a great weekend!
I love how you styled this! You look so pretty!
Thanks so much, Brittany!
This is so chic, and so perfect for the holidays! And what beautiful photos! Thanks for some unique style inspiration!
You are so welcome, Ginger! Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
Love this look! You look great. Nice styling of the bustier :)
Thanks so much, Sagan! It’s fun to mix things up once and a while :)
Your bustier is fantastic. I love how you added it with this simple outfit and made it look amazing. I also love the pop of red with your handbag. You look fantastic. I love your great suggestions for mixing things up. I’m going out with some friends tonight and haven’t decided what to wear just yet. I will have to use some of these suggestions. Have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks, Kathy! It was a fun way to reinvent a bustier. Loved all your Thanksgiving day attire ideas, as well!
Enjoy your evening with friends!
What a great idea to layer the bustier over the top! This is such a fantastic look! Very pretty and chic!
Doused In Pink
Another super fantastic and creative look… Love the handbag as well..,perfect..
It’s definitely fun to change up styles sometimes for a sense of novelty as well as creativity, love your idea! Very classy monochrome outfit you have on too, thanks for sharing!
That bustier styled with a white blouse looks so good, love the whole look Mary! Much love your way, Kirsten xx
Love this edgy look for a holiday get-together! Thanks for linking up,
This reminds me of the holidays, classic black and white. Love the top!
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Oh my gosh! This is so cool! You style things so effortlessly–or at least so they appear. I just think this whole idea is exquisite! What a great idea.
Thank you for coming and linking up to the Kremb de la Kremb Style Stories Link Up. It’s really a pleasure to have you there.
Great ideas, it’s always fun to try something new! I love how you’ve styled this look with the bustier, it’s edgy but still so chic and elegant! Hope you have a great thanksgiving!
Love the black and white..just gorgeous!! The tie up detail is so feminine…lovely . The design and layout of your blog is fabulous!
Fashion and Travel
This is such an interesting look. I agree fashion & especially dressing up are all about taking risks & having fun. I think this risk paid off