Making Merry with Christopher & Banks

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Today I have teamed up with Christopher and Banks to bring you a fun post about holiday wardrobe style.  The holiday party invitations are going to be rolling in soon and you don't want to be caught looking at your closet saying, “What do I wear?” So, in thinking ahead, I'm going to give you 5 tips on choosing the perfect holiday outfit that is suitable for any celebration. Whether it's an office party or a Friendsgiving, you will be ready for any event by following these tips.

Holiday Outfit Styling Tips

1. Choose separates

Separates provide you the versatility to wear the items again styled in a whole different way.  Here I have paired dressy black pants with a velvet top.  Both the top and bottoms can be worn again to create whole new looks.  Using separates gives you endless possibilities for mixing and matching post- holiday.

2. Add fun accessories

This is your opportunity to sparkle!  Add that statement necklace, sequined pumps, or glittery handbag to your outfit.  These little touches add a festive and chic touch to your look.

3. Pick items with color or texture

Fur, velvet, metallic, and sequins are all glamorous and speak to the celebration of the season. Don't shy away from incorporating them into your outfit.  A fur coat, velvet top or sequined skirt are bold and beautiful.  Not a huge fan of black?  Don't worry because rich colors like red, magenta, emerald, and royal blue are just as beautiful.

4. Don't sacrifice comfort

If you are like me, I do not have as much fun if I am uncomfortable in the outfit I choose.  Don't like heels?  Choose a patent leather wedge like these from Christopher and Banks.  They are just as dressy as heels, and you'll be much more comfortable on your feet all evening.

5. Think about your activity

Will your party be inside? Outside? A casual affair?  Black tie?

Your sleeveless dress may still work for that cold evening, but make sure to have a bolero, wrap, or matching coat to wear over your outfit.  If your event is casual, think jeans, heels and your sequined top and glittery purse.

The possibilities are endless.  Most of all, holiday outfits are the perfect opportunity to stretch your style, show your personality and incorporate unique and fun pieces.

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To kick off the season of giving, Christopher & Banks is hosting their Making Merry event, Saturday, November 5 from 11 am to 4pm in all of their stores!

The Making Merry event is the perfect time to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping while supporting a cause that is near and dear to Christopher & Banks’ heart – St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. With a $5 donation, you’ll receive a coupon book with $25 in savings and with a $10 donation to St Jude, you’ll receive the coupon book and a holiday sweater ornament, exclusively designed by a St Jude patient. Christopher & Banks is partnered with St Jude throughout the holiday season, collecting donations and raising awareness for the fight against childhood cancer.  Join them today and make your holiday season a little merrier!

In addition, there will be a #MakingMerry Photo frame to share your St Jude support, an opportunity to sign the #MakingMerry banner to wish the kids of St Jude a happy holiday and refreshments to enjoy!

Christopher and Banks wants to kick off your holidays in style by giving 1 lucky reader a $75 gift card!

 
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This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. 18 years or older. The winner will be chosen at random on November 12, 2016. Gift card will be sent by mail to the winner.

To life feeling like home!

XO,

  1. Hi Amy, you are looking awesome and dashing in this outfit. I like your style to wear dresses. And also all the accessories are suiting on this dress up style. Thanks for sharing this blog.

  2. Dawn Lucy says:

    Looking lovely! And please come and wrap presents for me! 😉

    Thanks so much for joining the Fun Fashion Friday link up party!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

  3. Rachel Garay says:

    Gorgeous outfit and sounds like a fun event.
    Rachel xo
    http://www.garaytreasures.com

  4. Kati says:

    I love your tips! The am more of a separates girl too, so I can wear the same items in many ways.

  5. Lanae Bond says:

    Excellent tips especially about the having separates. I found seperates are easier to style especially when you have to travel but don’t desire to pack a lot of clothing.

  6. Ada says:

    What a polished all-black look Amy. I love the velvet and that present looks so pretty!

    I welcome you to stop by to linkup with me, pretty lady. I run a style linkup on Thursdays. Come share your awesome style with me and my readers! Thanks and have a great Thursday! <3 Ada.

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/11/thursday-moda-37-and-thanksgiving.html

  7. This is a perfect example of how you don’t need to spend a lot of money to look great for the holiday parties.
    The different textures work fabulously!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  8. Sarah Bell says:

    Loving this look – so classy!

    Sarah Bell
    http://www.trendyandtidy.com

  9. Sarah says:

    Your outfit is beautiful – love that velvet top and necklace!

  10. Roxanne says:

    Beautiful outfit, great giveaway!

  11. Emily says:

    Love your velvet top! Wedges are my shoe of choice, especially this time of the year! Thanks for the giveway – I hope I win!

  12. Amanda says:

    I love that outfit! I’m always a huge fan of texture and sparkle during the holiday season. 🙂

  13. Ariel says:

    YES to that top! I need all the velour I can get in my life. Fab find!

  14. BonBon says:

    Love the outfit. Looks so stylist and pretty while be comfortable at the same time. Just what I look for in clothing. The layered look necklace is really nice.

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