With only one week until Christmas, I will be sharing tons of last minute gift ideas and holiday outfits on the blog this week. One outfit I finally have nailed down for the upcoming holiday weekend is this sweater and velvet shorts combination from Express. I’ve been looking for the perfect outfit for our family Christmas Eve get together. I wanted something that was dressy but also something that I could sit on the couch and drink wine with my cousins in. Hello perfect outfit!
Christmas Eve is my parents anniversary! This year they will be celebrating 33 years of marriage. They have always been role models to my brother and me and now that we are both married, we couldn’t be more thankful for the example of what marriage should be!
This year, we are going to an early Christmas Eve service (where I will probably wear a dress and coat – still working on what outfit that will be) then we have 5PM dinner reservations. After all of that we will head over to my cousins house for games and cocktails! We have been keeping this tradition for as long as I can remember! Now that we are all grown up and scattered across the country, it’s fun to get together every year and celebrating family and the true meaning of Christmas!
So…back to the original reason you came to my blog today, the outfit! I picked up this cute outfit last week when I was doing some last minute shopping. I’ve been looking for a pair of velvet shorts for the holidays and knew that Express would come through for me! I’m wearing an XS and say they are true to size. They have pockets and look so cute over tights. These tights have the cutest little polka dots on them. Because this look consists of two bold solids, I wanted to added a little pattern to make the outfit pop!
Next, I added relaxed fit, mock neck sweater. I love the dark burgundy color and think it pairs nicely with the black velvet. This sweater does come in a few other colors. I’m wearing XS and it does fit true to size. Sometimes I size up one size in sweaters from Express, but this one fits perfectly.
The best part of this whole blog post is that EVERYTHING is 50% off at Express today!! That means you can get this whole look (minus the boots) for under $120! That price includes the earrings and suede handbag!! You can’t even buy one holiday dress for that at other retailers!! This is great time to stock up on sweaters and any last minute holiday outfits! Plus, they have really good accessories that are great for gifting if you are in need of a few last minute ideas. I know I’ll be ordering another handbag and earrings for my sister in law (fingers crossed she doesn’t see this).
Have you gotten all your holiday outfits picked out yet? I would love to know what you plan to wear!!
Thank you to Express for sponsoring today’s blog post. As always, all opinions are my own.
Photos by KVC Photography