Monday, December 17, 2018

The Holiday Series: Christmas Outfit Inspiration with Five Girls Fashion

 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! The countdown in our home continues with 2 exceedingly hyper boys and two mildly excited young men.  That persnickety, invaluable resource called time, sneakily slips through my fingers as I busy myself with new traditions, plans for next year and preparing for family to arrive. Yes! My in-laws are coming to us and we couldn't be more excited for this special addition to our new traditions. Meanwhile, the weather in Florida heats up and cools down, challenging my fashion choices (AND HAIR!!!) each day! So planning my actual Christmas outfit sits on the back burner, but I couldn't resist joining Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood in this collaboration for Christmas Inspiration.

So today I bring you my "Navajo Christmas Look". Whatever, I'm not even going to pretend that this is a thing, but I like it sooo...

Anyway, I wish I could say this duster vest is available somewhere, but my MIL found it while boutique shopping and I've not seen the like of it since. However, let me share this adorable top, "Bountiful Buttons V-Neck", sent to me by Five Girls Fashion. Already, another look takes up space in my overly crowded mind so I better share it soon.   Until then, look how cute the details are!
Shoes and Leggings Shopped from My Closet 

The top hangs just below your bottom (say with British accent) in the back, but is cut slightly higher in the front, which gives me a nice shape. There are cute buttons on the sleeves and neckline, a soft waffle texture and extra detail via the seams in the back.   This cutie comes in black as well! Use code: GRANOLAANDGRACE20 for an extra 20% off! FYI: Five Girls Fashion has new inventory every week and pieces sell out quick.

Alright, looking for more inspiration? Hop on over to these lovely ladies and see what they have up their fashion sleeves. ;)

Big hugs!

SHELBEE Shelbee on the Edge "This Christmas I am feeling a bit of a “Bah, Humbug” so when Charlotte Russe offered all of their employees a sweater of their choosing for $10, this cute “Bah, HumPug” sweater seemed perfectly appropriate for my holiday mood lately. Ironically, however, the sweater has cheered me up immensely! I paired it with a mixed plaid scarf in Christmas colors (from Target last year) and my fuzzy camouflage coat (also from Charlotte Russe). Tan skinny jeans (Target) and dark green sock booties (Burlington Coat Factory) finish the outfit. But it wouldn't be Christmas without my red pom pom earrings (Rosegal) and my favorite knit hat made by my grandmother circa 1950’s. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and blessed holiday season!"
MAUREEN A Pocketful of Polka Dots "I don’t know about you, but my family get togethers are very casual.  Even during the holidays, we like to keep things low key and most of our time is spent indoors.  So, when it comes to dressing for the holidays, there’s only one thing that comes to mind - a good Christmas sweater or better known as an ugly sweater.  Personally, I am a sucker for an ugly sweater and believe everyone should own at least one in their wardrobe."
CHRISSY Granola and Grace "Christmas will be In Florida for is this year so the temps may be in the 50’s, but the temps may be high 70’s so there’s no preplanning on the outfit for me. However, I’m looking forward to making new memories with our little family!"
AMBER Avec Amber "Christmas is a time to gather together to celebrate the year’s highs, reflect on the lows, and appreciate each other as we look ahead to another new year. My family keeps it casual, so this cozy plaid wrap, sweater, and jeans combo is an ideal Christmas outfit choice."
CHERYL Cheryl Shops "Merry Christmas, Ada! While I live in San Francisco, I was born and raised in Chicago, which is where I spend Christmas with my family. I'm always excited about going home for the holidays, because I get to break out all of my wintry things: cashmere sweaters, leather skirts, and wool coats. This look encapsulates all of those elements, plus a fun pair of shoes for a little holiday sparkle. If it's snowing, however, I might have to change out the shoes for some Uggs! "
JENNIE A Pocketful of Polka Dots "This year for Christmas I thought I would step outside my norm and wear a fun holiday sweater! I usually like to dress up a bit, but liked the idea of doing a cute and casual look. My red Hunter boots add to this festive look."

.LAURA I Do deClaire We celebrate Christmas by going to church on Christmas Eve as a family, all dressed up. My daughters get a Christmas dress each year. I like to wear something festive for the occasion that has some red in it so this skirt is perfect! On Christmas we enjoy opening stockings and presents as a family in the morning and then in the evening we celebrate our oldest daughter's birthday! 
MONICA Jersey Girl, Texan Heart "Happy Holidays y'all!  I hope you enjoy every minute of this holiday season with your families and friends.  I can't wait for Christmas because I love giving gifts and seeing reactions, and of course the food that my mom makes!"
ADA Elegance and Mommyhood "Nothing says Christmas to me more than Plaid. So this year, Vivian and I will be wearing matching plaid tunics (from Old Navy) for our Christmas celebration. We even dressed up our button-downs with pretty necklaces. But truly I cannot wait to see her face on Christmas morning as she opens presents - she is so excited! From our Christmas tree with love "Gëzuar Krishtlindjet!" That means "Merry Christmas" in Albanian - my native language."
CHRISTINE Bon and Chic Style “This Christmas’s Eve I’m going for a minimalist look with this chic black velvet slip dress layered with a simple white turtleneck underneath. We always go to Christmas Eve midnight mass and I like to wear a simple dress for the occasion. The sock booties complete this effortless chic outfit and will keep me warm too! Joyeux Noël."
DEBBIE Fashion Fairy Dust "Holidays at our house are super casual. Honestly, this look is dressier than what I'd be wearing; you'd be more likely to find me in this flannel shirt, but paired with boyfriend jeans and my Bearpaw boots. I did kick it up a notch for the Holiday Series though by swapping in my black pants and red suede pumps. The look is still casual and comfortable, but the pumps and pants makes it a little more special."


  1. Chrissy, I love your Navajo Christmas look! And it is totally thing because you just made it a thing! And on that topic, my very favorite Christmas cookies that I make are Native American Christmas cookies. They are made with cornmeal and cranberries and they are so delicious! So there. Now I should probably go bake something since I have baked nothing yet this holiday season!


  2. The details on that vest is fabulous! It is unique and beautiful. I love that it adds extra warmth but can also be taken off if need be. California is the same way with weather and it gets hard to know what to wear some days. Lately, it has been cold so I suppose it's finally gotten the memo that winter is just around the corner. I can't believe Christmas is next week. Time does seem to just fly by these days. I hope your Monday is going well so far!

    Maureen |

  3. I dig your "Navajo Christmas Look, " Friend! Merry Christmas, Chrissy!

  4. You look super cute and you know how much I LOVE that duster! I swear when I come visit you, you had better lock it up because I may take it home with me!!!
    The tunic is perfect on you and those shoes are sassy! My gorgeous friend you are rockin' the Navajo Christmas Style!!!

  5. Your Navajo Christmas look is so cute! That vest is fabulous and i'm loving those heels! You look gorgeous!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  6. Your MIL sounds like a gem. She finds you the best stuff. Girl, I love those pumps with this outfit too. Super cute (& sassy/sexy). XOXO

  7. That vest is so cute! And I love your snakeskin heels that you paired with it! You are rocking this look girl!

  8. You've picked out a fabulous outfit - I especially like the v-neck neutral top and those fabulous snake heels! Merry Christmas lovely xx Maria

  9. This is such a fun layered look--your vest is such a great piece!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  10. This is such a fab casual look dear. Love the vest, so chic with the sweater. And those snakeskin heels are just gorgeous on you!
    Jessica |

  11. That shrug has all my heart. So pretty!

  12. Love the unique print and style of this kimono! I think its great to wear pieces that are one of a kind. Love those shoes too!
    Merry Christmas Chrissy!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  13. Really love how the v-neck top and lengging work together. Great job.
    So pretty! Merry Xmas!


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