Holiday Rose Petals

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Dressing in your holiday best doesn't have to mean suffering in ill-fitted dresses, itchy blouses, or uncomfortable skirts for the sake of looking festive and glamorous. Your weekend denim staple can easily serve as appropriate holiday getup - just follow some simple styling tips!
Start off with a great top - one that is comfortable yet still has "wow" power. A shell in a holiday color is preferable; one with detailing and intricacy. Next, throw on a casual blazer. 
Killer heels are a must but that doesn't mean they have to kill your feet. A two inch heel is perfectly acceptable. Use your footwear as an opportunity to play with patterns and color and throw something unexpected into your ensemble. 
And don't forget the main attraction - your jeans! Choose a dark wash with a sleek and flattering fit. 
Layered jewelry gives your outfit much needed holiday sparkle. 
Don't be shy to take off your blazer! If you've chosen a great top, you won't even need it. 
Photos by Erin Valentine 
[top: Ann Taylor, jeans: William Rast, heels: Target, necklace: Ann Taylor, belt: Forever21, watch: Fossil, blazer: Lauren Conrad]

Take on a fresh look this holiday season without sacrificing comfort or style - it's easy! Looks like you can have your Christmas cookies and eat them too. 

49 comments:

  1. love love love

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  2. this top is so pretty, I really love it!

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  3. Love that top!! Looking gorgeous as always. :)

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  6. Wow the top is definitely the prettiest garment I have seen today! :) It is very romantic and flirty & I love that kind of style to bits! :) You look really beautiful, Kat! :) And you definitely chose the right accessories- nice! :)

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  7. Lovely post dear! Great pics! love the top!
    Happy holidays,
    Borka
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  8. U are looking very beautiful in this dress...
    I love Your top and jeans!!!

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  9. Lovely top! You look great!

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  10. Love the top and the shoes are just drop dead awesome !

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  11. Right on the money...... This top is so lovely and the color is so pretty on you. It gives the jeans a more sophisticated vibe. Also can't hurt to have a leopard pumps that i think goes with everything. You look so pretty. The jewelry are so appropriate as well.

    xo
    Sam
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  12. aww, this pink top is so so pretty and fits you so nicely! I've got to say this radiant fuchsia pink color matches your hair an eyes perfectly well, you look just great;) Those photographs are adorable!
    Wish you a blessed day ahead, dear Kat!

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  13. Lovely! The top is beautiful. You always look great in colors like this. I think the leopard gives it a fun twist.

    Best,
    CD
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  14. What a pretty top and I love the color. You look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  15. Hello beauty
    I’m in love with this look!
    You look so pretty with it!
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  16. love that top is so romantic and to pair it with those leopard shoes is amazing!!!!!

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  17. Those jeans fit you perfectly and I LOVE those shoes!!!

    x
    Rachel

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  18. What a pretty top! The color is super-flattering on you!

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  19. Stunning look,love this cute top. ;-)
    Lovely greets Vanessa <3

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  20. Girl...I am totally about having my christmas cookies and eating them too lollll!!! Music to my ears haha!!!! That top looks so pretty on you! So soft and feminine! Love how you belted it too! Looks fab with the jeans and leopard pumps! Perfect for the holidays:)!

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  21. I like your top :)
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  22. Wow you shine bright like a diamond!! That's the perfect festive and comfy outfit. Love the beautiful top and the leo heels.

    xx Mira

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  23. This pink top looks amazing on you! You have a beautiful face and hair!! Thank you for stopping by!

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  24. very very pretty...adorable outfit and blouse...very very good!!

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  25. Kat, that is one lovely top! I love it and you look stunning in that color!

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  26. Glad your computer is up and running again! I missed you! :)
    The second I saw this top I was like 'I want it!' It is truly perfect for any holiday event! I love that you styled it with jeans which makes this outfit comfy yet chic! And those leopard shoes are a wonderful unexpected choice! Great tips!

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  27. Wow. You look so pretty! Your make-up is perfect and pink is really a color that suits you. That top is just brilliant.

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  28. This top is spectacular! Love your hair. Just followed you back dear.
    Hugs from New York,
    xx
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  29. you look gorgeous!! followed <3
    hope u follow back

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  30. Like the shoes! the top is so cute, have a nice weekend dear!

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  31. I totally agree with you dear, holiday outfits can be comfortable and still so chic! Gorgeous top and love the pop of leopard print by your heels.x Love the accessories you added! So pretty.x
    xxxx
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    lets follow each other?

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  34. As usual phenomenal post! You are a champion!
    I can see that you love what you are doing!
    Thanks for posting! I love you :-*

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  35. Already told you I'm loving this ;)
    Such a nice post sugar!!

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  36. That unique top is so gorgeous and perfect with the leopard and pearls! Thank you so much for linking up!
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  38. Beautiful photos and outfit. love the top!!!

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  39. OMG I adore this top on you! And I love how you paired it with leopard heels! Gorgeous!

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