overcoats, sweaters, and wide-leg pants

how to dress stylishly during the holidays?  that’s our theme for this week. each day, we’re focusing on a different holiday.  specifically, i’m giving you fashion ideas as well as decorating tips and tricks.

yesterday, i modeled my first true winter outfit. it was all about cashmere, cashmere, and more cashmere. it’s the perfect fabric to get the winter started off right.  i started with a beautiful cashmere sweater and cashmere sweater-blazer and paired them both with a pair of cropped wide-leg pants.

as promised, i’m taking the same pair of wide-leg pants and styling it a different way:  with a mockneck sweater,  tailored coat, and razzle-dazzle holiday glitter pumps. i need a little midweek pick-me-up and figured maybe you do to. so join me today as we jump straight into Christmas.  i know you’re going to love it.  

another way to wear wide-legged pants

yesterday on the blog, i showed you how to wear cropped, wide-legged pants with flats. today, i’m taking the same pair of wide-leg pants and pairing them with a pair of glitter pumps. as you can see, these pants are very versatile and will work for you in both casual and formal settings. 

if it’s particularly cold where you are, but you’re still looking to invest in a wide-legged pant, head over to this post for an example.  there i show you how to style a full-length pair of wide-leg pants from Nordstrom

tailored coat | glitter pumps | wide-leg pants | mockneck sweater 

tailored coat | glitter pumps | wide-leg pants | mockneck sweater 

home for the holidays

do you have your Thanksgiving menu set? are you already thinking about Christmas cookies? have you even thought about a New Year’s platter for college bowl season?  i hope not:  too much too soon.  but i’ve got you covered. all this week, we’re featuring holiday tablescapes and decorating ideas over here on the blog.

every week on fridays with oscar, we try to give you tablescape ideas.  we decided to blow that out this week by giving you one everyday corresponding to a different holiday. yesterday was Thanksgiving. today is Christmas. so make sure to scroll down to see our ideas! 

tailored coat | glitter pumps | wide-leg pants | mockneck sweater | bracelet | earrings

ugly christmas sweaters?  not this year.  

are you going to an ugly sweater party this year?  i have to admit they’re pretty find.  and if nothing more, they remind us ’tis the season for… sweaters.  

today, i’ve got a decisively not ugly mockneck sweater from J.Crew.  as i mentioned yesterday, i’m all about J.Crew this winter season.  i’m really enjoying their lineup, and they’ve got a fantastic 50% off sale going on right.  let me know if you find anything that you’d like to see over on the blog in the comment section below. 

tailored coat | glitter pumps | wide-leg pants | mockneck sweater | bracelet | earrings

christmas kitchen tablescape 

like yesterday, we’re breaking out our tablescapes into two.  we’re starting with a less formal kitchen one.  i’m really loving the minimalist plaid runner paired with my trademark color pop:  red plaid and green Christmas wreaths.  how are you decorating this holiday season?  let me know in the comments below.  

white plates | christmas salad plates | bee glasses | plaid napkins | silver jingle bells | bottle brush trees

christmas dining tablescape 

if you’re hosting a larger crowd this year and have to move to a larger table, then this tablescape is for you.  i’ve pulled out my traditional Spode Christmas tree dinnerware set.  i’ve been collecting it for years, and i bring it out every year without fail.  do you have any holiday decorating traditions?  have you been collecting something for years—a Christmas village, dinnerware, ornaments?  i’d love to hear any and lll family traditions you may have.

spode plates | wood charger | similar red glasses| flocked pinecones | ceramic houses | red bead garland | bottle brush trees

christmas gift guide

we’re continuing with our gift guides today.  below, i’ve put together a little collection of fun Christmas knickknacks.  if you love to entertain as much as i do, check out the cheeseboard and charcuterie sets i’ve found.  and if you’re a wine lover like me, you’re going to want to scroll through—i’ve found some really fun stemless wine glasses.  

shoe gift guide

and if you liked my holiday pumps, you’re going to love this alternative selection i’ve compiled.  take a look and tell me what you’re planning on wearing to your holiday parties this year.  keep staying tuned this week for more tips on how to dress stylishly during the holidays, as well as gift guides that will carry you straight through the holidays.  



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  1. Barb wrote:

    The colors in today’s outfit are very flattering on you!

    Posted 11.19.19
  2. Dana wrote:

    I love the sweater and outfit, and best of all…you always have the coolest shoes!

    Posted 11.19.19
  3. Linda L wrote:

    In my move from NY to CA there were just a few things to make the cut. Going from a house to a condo forced me to be selective. I brought my Lenox Country Holly dishes. In 1977 my mother started buying me nutcrackers; not expensive ones, mainly ones that caught her eye. Some classic, some whimsical; small, tall & in between. My mother in law made us a ceramic nativity set & father in law made the crèche. It’s on the larger size but we always find a place for it to remind us the reason for the season. I’ll buy new linens to freshen up the table & probably add a few things for the grandchildren. Love your table! No coats for me in the beautiful California desert!

    Posted 11.19.19
  4. Diane wrote:

    What a happy surprise. I ordered this sweater yesterday from J. Crew

    Posted 11.19.19
  5. Ilona wrote:

    J crew lace pans. Great sale, how to style??

    Posted 11.19.19
  6. Yvonne wrote:

    Best outfit ever! Gorgeous, classic, flattering and just plain wonderful. The SHOES!

    Posted 11.19.19
  7. Julie Mycock wrote:

    Hi Beth, your tablescapes look lovely. We live around 3 miles from where the Spode factory used to be, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton were very close to us as well. Sadly the factories are no longer there, apparently they found it was cheaper to out source abroad, places like Thailand. Stoke on Trent or The Potteries as we are known as were well known for its China and Dinner service sets. As you can imagine we have a couple of Dinner Services that we have inherited then from family so we treasure them xoxo Julie from England

    Posted 11.19.19
  8. Suzanne M Smith wrote:

    I’ve also been looking at the J Crew site–they have some wonderful things this year. I love the navy and grey in the sweater and picked up in the shoes hue. Very pretty. You remind me of myself with all the holiday table options–my mom always set a beautiful table, and if there’s one thing I’ve amassed over time it’s lots of pretty dishes/linens, etc. I have a Williams Sonoma set of “12 Days of Christmas” dishes that I bought a number of years ago after the holidays in a great sale, that people always ask about–I get them out every year. I love them. They’re definitely part of our tradition. You look very festive in this outfit.

    Posted 11.19.19
  9. Elisabeth wrote:

    Hello Beth. I love your mockneck sweater, perfect for the season. Your table is beautiful ! Xo Xo !

    Posted 11.19.19
  10. shirley simkus wrote:

    where did you get the Be Merry Plate?
    love the decor…..

    Posted 11.20.19
  11. Deb wrote:

    I love the fabric in your dining room chairs…do you know who the manufacturer is and also the name of blue paint on the wall. My taste is very similar to yours.
    I enjoy your post and YouTube.
    Thank you

    Posted 11.21.19
  12. Jennifer wrote:

    I love how you have made Spode Christmas Tree look fresh and modern! I have been collecting it for more than 20 years! My mother would by me a few pieces each year since before I was married, and I add a few items to my collection each year. It’s my favorite decoration! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

    Posted 11.23.19

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