Christmas is almost here & one of my most favorite things about the holidays, or any special moment really, is selecting my outfit! There’s just something so fun to me about knowing what you’re going to be wearing ahead of time, putting some thought into the look & feel of it, setting it aside, & feeling fancy for a day. I am all about comfort, class, trends, & personal style whenever I dress up, & thanks to Macy’s found the perfect holiday outfit that has all of those elements! Every great outfit has a beginning, so let’s start there!
Earlier this week I went to my local Macy’s & met with Suzi Royls who works in the Macy’s Mysylist personal shopping center. I have worked with Suzi quite a few times this past year in order to pick out outfits for collabs like Go Red For Women last winter, & Summer Into Fall transitional pieces just a few months ago. She is always so kind & helpful & knows where all the brands are located. Best part? Now that we’ve worked together for over a year, she knows my style, the brands I will or won’t wear, & my size too! Together we walk around the Women’s Department at Macy’s discussing & looking for the perfect look that we both have in mind. This go round was no different!
When I came in this past summer we honestly had a hard time finding items & I was worried that would happen again. The only reason last time was so difficult was mainly because the summer trends that were on display & the sizes on the floor just weren’t working with my body. It was hard to find pieces I loved & ones that looked good on me, but after two hours (no joke), we did it. This time though I was more confident in finding itms that worked because winter & sweaters are a best friend to girl like me….hello baggy sweater trends! I was set on picking out a new seater for my holiday look & so once we found a Free People one that I liked in two colors we were set on trying to find some flared or stretchy pants that I could feel comfortable in. And just before we headed into the private fitting rooms that the Mystylist center offers, we found the most perfect velvet ones…
I headed to try on the first look, & we were sold. It was perfect! Everything fit, it all looked good, & even though I was slightly unsure about the pants, I knew we wouldn’t find anything better! We ended up getting this Free People Bell Sleeve Sweater in light grey. It also comes in a pretty forest green that I really loved, & of course black, which I’m surprised I didn’t select. The dreamy I.N.C. Velvet Ruffled Slit Pants looked absolutely perfect on my body & they went with the crop length of the sweater so well. I knew the pants were a bit unlike anything I had worn before, but I also know that I’m not afraid to rock new things & that the style would grow on me. Suzi & I were so stoked that we found this holiday outfit in literally minutes! I’d be pairing the duo with my black velvet booties that I got earlier this year, & one of my handheld brown leather clutches from my bag collection.
Not sure about these pants of this sweater combo? No worries. I’ve got some similar ideas for what else you can find & wear from Macy’s this holiday season. Velvet is a perfect fabric to wear during the holidays. It’s comfortable, yet it looks expensive & chic. Try these Red Velvet Pajama Pants I would totally rock during the day. Just because there is a label telling you what the item is, or when to wear it, doesn’t you have to follow their rules! Fashion is rebellious, there are no real rules. I’d pair those pants with this Free People Fluffy Turtleneck Sweater in black & tuck it in on one side on the front. Tucking shirts fully o half way in or tying them in knots on the side totally transform a look & help to define your waist that your shape doesn’t get lost in the fabric.
For the holidays, you can never go wrong with adding a black booties to your collection of shoes & these Michael Kors Black Boots would go perfect with either look above. And if you’re feeling a little more fancy then these Rhinestone Booties are exactly what you need. I’m a weirdo & refuse to wear open toe shoes, flats, or any shoe that exposes the foot even just a bit during the winter months so I always wear boots with my holiday looks, but you could wear a cute stiletto with these velvet pants too! And no matter whether your holiday outfit is worn in the morning, during the day, or at night, I think a handheld clutch is a must. My favorite one’s from Macy’s is this Bow Hand Clutch or this Envelope Clutch that both come in black.
Macy’s has so many great options & brands to choose from when you’re looking for the perfect holiday look. They always have great sale sections, & even better deals for their card holders. The staff is always so friendly & helpful & I love working with their Mystylist personal shopping center that is a FREE service in order to help me find exactly what I’m looking for. The Mystylist personal shopping center is located on the first floor of the Women’s Department tucked in the corner. You can call ahead to schedule an appointment, or ask them to pull items that you are interested in buying to help make shopping easier for you. Again, it’s a free of charge service & costs you absolutely nothing! The ladies who work there & Suzi are so helpful & nice, & it makes my shopping experience at Macy’s so much easier & more enjoyable especially on the days where I can’t seem to find pieces that I love or even fit! If you have a hard time knowing what to buy, where to find items, grabbing your size, or don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, check out the Macy’s Mystylist personal shopping center. I promise it feels so natural & like you’re shopping with a good friend!
Thanks so much Macy’s for letting me shop with you this holiday season to find my holiday outfit! I can’t wait to wear it to my upcoming family events & transition the pieces into other looks too.
Always know that no matter your body type, size, or shape, you can find trendy pieces, wear them, & look good & be confident while doing it!
– abbey kay
*brought to you by a girl who is in love with this holiday look
This post is sponsored by Macy’s. The opinions & item selections are all by Abbey Kay.
Cover photo & outfit photos are by Abbey Kay Photo. The other images found in this blog post have been selected & pulled from the Macy’s website.