December 3, 2014 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

I Feel Pretty | Ready for Christmas Shopping

December is one of my favorite months for many reasons, but mostly because of the traditions we have around Christmas.  One of those traditions is, of course, shopping for gifts.  My husband Craig and I make an event out of it every year.  He usually takes a few Fridays off for us to finish up shopping for anything we haven’t gotten online.  We start early in the morning, have a nice, relaxing lunch while reviewing our list and finish up in the afternoon before we have to pick the girls up from school.

On those days, I like to wear outfits that are comfortable and put together, but feel a little festive and fun.  This outfit fits the bill perfectly – comfy flats, festive plaid and just the right amount of sparkle.






[Sweater:  Loft/Jeans:  Loft/Plaid Shirt:  Similar/Necklace:  Similar/Tote Bag:  c/o Barrington Gifts/Flats:  Sam & Libby]

It’s Your Turn:  What does your ideal shopping outfit consist of?  Tell me in the comments!


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4. Visit other pretties. That’s it, now go have some fun!


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  • Love the blend of the plaid shirt with the pattern in your handbag. The statement necklace is gorgeous!

    • Thank you! I love plaid shirts in the winter season!

  • This is the perfect shopping look, cute and easy to wear,


    • Thanks Rachelle.. The outfit is comfy too! 🙂

  • Ada

    Your sweater and plaid top pair so well together Alison and that sparkly necklace is so pretty. You look casual but great!

    • You are too sweet Ada.

  • Yep! Perfect shopping look. I am such a big fan of leopard, so I absolutely love incorporating that pattern into a look. You look fabulous!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • I can wear something with leopard everyday! It’s such a beautiful look!

  • Love that plaid and your blingy necklace!

  • Alison you always get it right! I love the mix of patterns and the pop of bling. I hope you are enjoying this season with your family! Susan

    • Thank you Susan. Have a beautiful holiday season with your family!

  • This is the perfect shopping outfit! Love the plaid peeking out of the sweater and your statement necklace!


    • Thank you JIll. I enjoy feeling a little festive with the sparkle!

  • Amy Ann

    Perfect shopping outfit! I love looks like this that are comfortable yet totally put together.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • I agree with you Amy Ann. It’s always important to feel comfortable, but put together! 😉

  • This is the perfect outfit for shopping. Looks comfy but also very stylish. Love the plaid peaking out of the sweater and pretty necklace! Hope you’re enjoying your week! ~Cynthia

    • Thank you Cynthia. Have a great week!

  • Cute outfit! I love the necklace with the plaid shirt. My shopping outfit would be very similar except I would have change the cute flats out for boots since we already have snow here in Wisconsin.

    • Snow!? I bet it looks beautiful out there Amy! Stay warm.

  • Love this pretty but so cozy mix so perfect for holiday shopping!!


  • Love the subtle pattern mixing and perfect amount of bling.


    P.S. Stop by & enter for a blanket scarf & an amazing mascara giveaway.

    • Thanks Alice. Love adding a little bling!

  • You look so cute, and definitely ready to shop! Love the layering. I hope all is well on your end, Alison…XO!


  • Becky

    That sweater is so pretty and looks so warm! I love the layered look too!

    • It’s one of my favorite sweaters! I love the texture. 🙂

  • Your layers in this look are complete perfection…and you have amazing hair to boot. 🙂

    • Why thank you Kenzie!

  • I would wear something similar to go shopping! Add a winter coat, hat and gloves in Ohio 🙂

    • That sounds perfect for Ohio, Vanessa. 🙂

  • Love the way you incorporated 3 different patterns into the look. And I currently have a frey skinnies crush, I’ve been wearing mine almost around the clock.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Frey skinnies are the best, Alex! There’s nothing wrong with that. Do you have more in your closet? 🙂

  • Love the look Allison. I have what is probably a really silly question but here it goes: how do you put on your necklace under your collared shirt? The first (and last time) I attempted this I put my necklace on then tried to slip my collar over the chain. The necklace snapped and I have yet to repair it and hence have never tried the look again. Suggestions?


    • My statement necklace is a little bit longer. Was it too late to return to the store? 🙁 🙁

  • I love this outfit! What great, soft colours. And the pattern mixing is perfection. Really nice!

    • Thank you! Pattern mixing is so fun!