Fashion Beauty Friend Friday: Rocking around the Christmas tree

This week, Fashion Beauty Friend Friday members are sharing their holiday wear! With busy calendars packed full of office parties, cookie exchanges, family gatherings and evenings with friends, the holidays are a fun time of year to dress up and break out special items we don't get the opportunity to wear frequently.


Every year, my husband gets invited to an office holiday party, and most years I dread it. I cringe at the thought of making small talk with people I haven't met before and probably won't see again until the next office Christmas party. It doesn't help that my husband works for an extremely conservative company, and my tattoos and bright red hair make me stick out like a whore in church.

However, this year's party will be different from the typical droll events of the past. This year, the theme is ugly Christmas sweaters. This is my chance to shine. I'm not sure when the ugly Christmas sweater party became popular, but it's become so mainstream that ABC ran a segment covering the trend this morning and ugly Christmas sweater inventory in thrift stores is getting wiped out.

I was lucky to thrift two ugly sweaters this year, for $4 each. I'm trying to decide which is worse. I'm leaning towards the navy version, with it's mock turtleneck, beading, sequins and 3D presents beneath the tree. But the 1950's green sweater is horrifyingly appealing as well. Which one would you wear? I'm planning to pair one of these sweaters with black leather skinny pants, my new Jeffrey Campbell splatter Lita booties and a black leather vintage clutch.

As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Have you been invited to holiday parties this year? What are you planning to wear? How do you celebrate the holidays?

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12 comments:

  1. What a funny trend! I don't think I"ll be buying any ugly Christmas sweaters, but I will keep a look out for ugly Christmas socks.

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  2. The green one! Santa has a RED FACE!

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  3. Oh, definitely the 3-D tree. Too perfect! Velma

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  4. Who are we linking up with this week? I couldn't find it! Just tweet me :)

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  5. Maybe it looks worse in person, but I think the navy one is kind of cute, so if you're looking for ugly I'd go with the green one...preferably with red pants!

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  6. I know you were trying to focus on the ugly sweaters, but can we talk about those SHOES?!? They are amazing times a million and a half! I'm suffering from a pretty severe case of shoe envy here!

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  7. The green one is just perfect for your party! It's like Christmas tic tac toe!

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  8. Thanks, Gracie! Those are my first pair of Jeffrey Campbell's and I'm super excited to wear them. They're really really tall. I'm a little scared. But I'll definitely post pics of the final outfit.

    (I'm leaning green sweater myself!)

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  9. Definitely the green one. Hideous. The navy one would be worse if we didn't have the green one to which to compare it.

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  10. Raaahhh they're both amazing! And what a great party theme :)

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  11. They're both pretty bad!!! in a very stylish ugly sweater way....hehehe
    I'd probably pick the least itchy one

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  12. Love it! Such a great idea!
    www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

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