F is for Festive

12.11.2012

 Why don't you...wear a dress over pants?
 Or spray old. black heels with pink glitter spray?
 
Make a sequin belt for $7?
 Add a faux fur scarf over basic black?
Or mix patterns and add a ribbon bow tie?

Last week I got the chance to guest post over at Krista's blog, Nineteen 93 for her 25 letters of Christmas project she has going on. I chose F for Festive. Clever, right? 

Festive for me as a mom of two and having an (unfortunately) limited budget means using what I have and jazzing it up with simple, inexpensive accessories or DIY projects. Every single outfit above was pulled from my closet on short notice with the intention of going somewhere fun. I love taking a simple black dress and adding glitter heels or a sparkly belt. I honestly think that it is the details that people remember the most and not how much the dress cost. 

One thing I bought recently was this faux fur eternity scarf from Target. It adds a fun element to a festive 'going out" outfit and can be worn belted at the waist or wound around the neck.

I also love mixing unexpected patterns (hearts and leopard!) Throw on some red lipstick, carry a little clutch and you are as festive as it gets without breaking out a Christmas sweater:)

8 comments:

Lindsey A. Turner said...

I love the first one over the leather leggins! All of them are super chic though! I have a giveaway on my blog today if you are interested in entering!

Lindsey
Thriftandshout.blogspot.com

Amy said...

all of these outfit are great, i would wear any in a heart beat!
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Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels said...

Love, love, love! I have the faux fur snood and I haven't worn it yet...I love how you did though!!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

All of these looks are so cute! I love your fur scarf. I haven't seen that at Target...

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Dearest Lou said...

Love all of these looks Meagan (:

Lindsey said...

love all black ensambles with a little fur. xo

Kristen @ KV Confessions said...

You, my friend, are a genius. I love this post - great inspiration!

jackie jade said...

first, love your blog name :) second, just started following you! third, love that fur scarf from target - i need to go look for one for myself!

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