Since in Canada Thanksgiving holiday is in mid-October, it doesn’t signal the “Start of the Holiday Season” like it does in the United States. In fact, I remember when Black Friday didn’t even exist for us (or at the very least, not like it does now), we had our own crazy shopping day (Boxing Day, which is in fact a statutory holiday up here). Growing up, holiday fun started in our family on December 1st when we started our advent calendars! But, as an adult most of my friends start getting in the holiday spirit sometime after observing Remembrance Day. I start as soon as my schedule allows after November 11th now that I live on my own, because Christmas is my favorite season of the year!
I also love the holidays because of the fashion. I know it sounds weird but nothing feels more “holiday” to me than going out Christmas shopping in a fuzzy sweater with a red lip and looking at all of the displays. I love seeing what everyone wears to holiday parties and on Christmas Day (jammies!). December on the Broke Girl Blog will be a month of easy and affordable meals so that you don’t have to worry about that, fashion ideas that are actually affordable, gift giving ideas on a dime and loads of gift guides and holiday decor! I hope you are as excited as I am.
This is an outfit I wore recently to do some holiday shopping and knew I needed to get some photos of to share. Nothing says holiday to me more than a cosy knit and a red lip. The leggings keep it realistic- I wore this out shopping with moccasins but as you can see, it can be dressed up easily with heels for a dinner or casual event. Below I’ve included a little “shop the post” section where you can see similar sweaters, but I’m sure you all have a favorite pair of black pants! I hope this helps with inspiration for a quick and easy holiday inspired outfit.
Shop the Post:
Karen Scott Turtleneck Sweater • Jeanne Pierre Cable-Knit Fisherman Tunic Sweater • Noisy May Cropped Knit Sweater • Fashion Union Oversized Sweater In Chunky Knit • Fashion Union • BB Dakota Aries Chenille Cable Sweater • BB Dakota • BP. Cable Knit Dolman Sweater • BP • Woven Heart Marled Knit Sweater • Love By Design Marled Cable Knit Pullover • Fylo Hi-Lo Turtleneck • BP. Turtleneck Sweater • BP • Style & Co. Mock-Neck Bell-Sleeve Sweater, Only at Macy’s • Style&Co. • BP. Fluffy Knit Mock Neck Pullover • BP • BP. Ribbed Mock Neck Pullover • BP •