Holiday Outfit Guide: What to Wear and Where to Shop

Fall Outfit

The holidays have come upon us once again, and although I am always excited for the unwinding, food, football and family, I haven’t planned too much for gifts yet.  Food has been the main thing on my mind.  Gift lists are starting to creep into my mind though, they always do!  How are you doing with your gifts? Are you big on Black Friday and CyberMonday? A lot of stores have started publishing in ads the items that they’ll be selling this Black Friday, which is kind of a misnomer now that the stores actually open doors a day or two (or three) before black Friday actually comes.  I personally don’t think they should do anything on Thanksgiving day, as most people in my family are in a total food coma and not ready to think about anything stressful.  

Cyber Monday


With Black Friday sales being the biggest of the year for most stores it is fun to pick out the deals and see what’s coming out.  I must say though that I enjoy online shopping more than ever because I don’t have to deal with the long lines, the crazy commotion and wrestling matches that take place right in-front of my face over things like Barbie dolls.  I have found more awesome deals online than in stores, which really surprised me the first year or two. Online shopping has since become a part of my life year-round. I even order some toiletries, diapers and food online. The convenience of online shopping is amazing and allows me to become a smart consumer.  Speaking of smart shopping it’s great to have a hub for all the best sales going on this time of year, and is just that. They have sales from all the top retailers (over 800 of them) in one place, which in-turn saves me a lot of time and energy. also has the latest updates on coupons and other promotional offers, such as Free shipping, Gift Card offers, gift guides and more.  I have been following a few stores in particular very closely, as we are a bit dated on some electronic items and need some things around the home. 

cyber monday

I also took advantage of great CyberMonday deals on clothing, such as the day-to-night outfit that’s pictured.  Black pants are a must in every woman’s wardrobe and this pair looks great and fits me perfectly.  The vibrant red top has nice lines, perfect for layering.  Also shown is a coat, not too heavy (and perfect for where I live).  If all of your coats for this time are black this is a nice one to add into the rotation.  I can also keep warm and stylish wth the high heel boots.

Holiday Outfit Guide: What to Wear and Where to Shop

BCBGMAXAZRIA Double Face Wool Blend Wrap Coat {nordstrom}
Topshop ‘Milo’ Split Back Sleeveless Top {nordstrom}
Christian Louboutin Sweet Charity Small Egypt Laser-Cut Shoulder Bag {Neiman Marcus}
Kenneth Jay Lane Wide Cuff Bracelet {Saks Fifth Avenue}
By Terry Bleu Paradis Eau de Parfum/3.38 oz {Saks Fifth Avenue}
Calvin Klein ‘Laneige’ Lace-Up Lugged Bootie, 4 1/2″ heel {Saks Fifth Avenue}

I definitely use this site most often around this time of year, but it’s actually live and update year-round.  You can set up alerts, see recommended gifts and they even have a Deal of the Hour where they feature different retail promotions every 60 minutes.  I have had shopping experiences where I had to drive all over town, running to 5 different stores and being stressed out the whole day.  Usually when it is all said and done I have either forgotten a crucial item, or by the time I get home I am just exhausted and frustrated.  Then I’ve had days when I can go to one place and get all of my shopping done there, and it is 10x as enjoyable experience. gives that same enjoyment and convenience, it’s so organized and easy.    Good luck on your shopping this holiday season, and don’t forget to spoil yourself with a gift or two!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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    Nov 21, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    These are great picks.The purse looks so elegant. Thanks for all these tips.

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    Elizabeth O.
    Nov 22, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Can’t wait for the sale. I am in love with the boots on top, does that come in black too? It looks so nice!

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    Nov 22, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    You’re outfit suggestions are adorable! And thanks for the inside scoop on where to shop! I need to get my list together and get ready so I can pick up some great deals.

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    Nicole Haas Etolen
    Nov 22, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    What a great resources, I’m an early bird so I bought all Christmas and some stuff last September. I would like to spread this to my friends.

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    katrina g
    Nov 23, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Your outfit ideas are so cute I’ll have to get them, They are so unique and elegant.

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    Clo Nevaeh
    Nov 23, 2015 at 2:09 am

    This is perfect! We already did lots of shopping! Just going to get some last minute stuff.

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    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:31 am

    These are all great picks! I am really excited for the sale. Thanks for sharing this tips

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    Cindy (Prime Beauty)
    Nov 23, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Love the coat and the bag!!

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    Holly @ Woman Tribune
    Nov 23, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    I don’t do Black Friday shopping, since waiting in line and wading through crowds is literally the last thing I want to do after Thanksgiving dinner. Cyber Monday, on the other hand, I am all about, and your outfit picks are so cute!

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    Nov 23, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    I love this! I just did a post similar last week. I love Black Friday shopping and love dressing up for Thanksgiving! Such cute outfits : )

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    Shanéy Maharaj
    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I’m all about colour so I loooove that top! Works so well with the boots.

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    Marie's Travels
    Dec 14, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Looks super nice! 🙂 I love the top and the coat!

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    Dec 16, 2015 at 10:31 am

    These are great picks. I could use some for myself and pick up a few things for last minute gift ideas!

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