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December 2016

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Glam It Up

18 December 2016

The holidays are  just around the corner, y’all!!
We are in full-Christmas preparation here at the Zwijnenburg Casa.
Christmas music is basically on 24/7 and that Netflix crackling fireplace keeps our humble abode quite cozy (or gezellig for any of you Dutchies reading 🙂 ).

Have you thought about what you’ll be wearing during the holidays? Around our house Christmas Eve tends to be the night we dress up followed by a comfy, more casual Christmas.

So this year I am thinking about my options ahead of time as we will be on a plane to Texas come Thursday morning.

*cue Hallelujah chorus*

So, without further ado, I give you: Glam It Up

Metallics are always an easy way to dress up basic black without having to buy an entire outfit (not that I don’t enjoy buying an entirely new outfit 😉 ).

This year all you’ll need to spice up your look is:
-A pleated metallic skirt (my obsession with pleated skirts continues)
-Basic black top with trumpet sleeves  (if you’re in charge of Christmas Eve dinner I would like to mention trumpet sleeves are not very practical for cooking purposes)
-Black tights 
-Black booties
-Metallic statement necklace
-Your go-to leather jacket (mine may or may not be from Santa and I may or may not officially be able to wear it yet 😉 Man, Santa has such good taste).

You can find my look at:
Skirt: H&M (runs big, size down – also in gold and black)
Top: Zara
Leather Jacket: Zara, I mean Santa
Booties: Dolce Vita
Necklace: Old, Forever 21

Enjoy your Christmas preparations, friends!

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Holiday No-Brainer

4 December 2016


So Christmas is just around the corner (22 days if any of you aren’t counting out there) and that means the coming month will be filled with giving, Christmas music and FOOD.

I love this time of the year for a lot of reasons, but one of the top reasons would have to be all the yummy treats and holiday sweets at every social event.

But what’s a girl to do when you just can’t pass up Christmas cookies & Hot Chocolate?

Buy a bigger sweater. 🙂

Dressing up for the holidays can be really fun, but there’s nothing quite as comfy as leggings and an oversized sweater to keep you cozy.

I love these leather leggings because they make me feel one step up from normal leggings yet ike I’m still wearing my yoga pants.

Oversized sweaters come in a variety of styles, so whether you’re 14 or 40, there’s one for your shape. Make sure you find a sweater that is long enough to cover your tush, because as we all (should) know:

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Bree’s Look:
Sweater: Stradivarius (size up)
Leggings: Alden B (old)
Boots: &Other Stories
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

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Happy shopping, friends!
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