I Feel Pretty Festive: Leopard and Plaid Holiday Looks

Hey pretties!  It’s officially December and the rush is on!  Holiday parties have already started kicking off for Craig and me. I swear they start earlier every year. But I don’t really mind, it’s kind of nice to have them spread out instead of all falling around the same time.  We’re taking a slow approach to Christmas this year and trying to enjoy everything instead of rushing through it just to check an item off a to-do list.  Which would explain why our outside lights have been a “work in progress” for the past two weeks.  Sorry neighbors!  🙂

For me, leopard and plaid has always felt really festive and special so I knew I was going to build my two new holiday party looks around this festive pattern mix.  Since all of the parties we are going to are somewhat casual, Loft ended up being the perfect solution for finding a few new pieces.  Here are the two outfits I’ll be wearing to all of our Christmas parties this year.

Outfit #1

Plaid Blouse + Pearl Necklace + Gray Jeans + Leopard Booties

My plaid blouse is running low on stock, but this ruffled one is adorable and on sale, so is this bell sleeved plaid top and this off the shoulder version.

If you don’t want to make the investment into my leopard calf hair bootiesthis pair is a bit more budget friendly, especially if these are an occasional wear item. P.S. I don’t regret the investment at all because I’ve worn the heck out of mine already!

Get the Look


Outfit #2

Buffalo Plaid Cape + Bar Back Tee + Pendant Necklace + Velvet Pants + Leopard Booties

I especially LOVE that this buffalo plaid is reversible.  Here it is with the smaller plaid check turned out.

This bar back tee is a piece that stands on it’s own.  You can remove the cape and still have a perfectly chic outfit!

Buffalo plaid is a winter staple!  You can try it out in other ways like this buffalo plaid ruffle shirt or a basic buffalo plaid button down.

Get the Look




Have you joined the Winter 2017 GYPO Style Challenge yet?  Registration is NOW OPEN!  We’ll be styling plaid and leopard, faux fur, patterned sweaters, riding boots, sweater dresses, cozy leggings, tunic sweaters and more in our 34 days of winter outfits. This makes getting dressed the easiest thing you’ll do all day during this busy time of the year!  You get your winter trends shopping list, first week of outfits and three BONUS holiday looks immediately upon sign up.

This is shaping up to be our best challenge yet!  Here’s some of the feedback from our private Facebook group:

“I am blown away! So many helpful features!! The outfits in calendar form are wonderful and all those shopping links!!”

“Love everything Alison! You have worked so hard to incorporate all the feedback. Thank you for being open to so many suggestions and for being creative to make each challenge even better! It’s not just the outfits but the format, the crazy number of shopping options, the calendar, the multiple color palettes…Wow!!! I’m sure that when I go back and look again I will find even more amazing things!”

“You outdid yourself with all the links, the calendar, the color palettes, and the outfits themselves! I can tell this will be my favorite challenge!”

“Wow! Amazing amount of outfits plus extras including holiday & bonus. The sheer number of shopping links is amazing including the various options in regular, petite, plus and investment. Just wow!! Thank you Alison & team!!”

Registration is open now through December 15th and it’s RISK FREE!  Click the button below to sign up now.

Getting my pretty on with A Little Bit of Everything and Style Elixir.

I Feel Pretty Link Up

It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell me what made you feel pretty this week in the comments.

There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Bloglovin‘, FacebookInstagram or Pinterest)
2. Link up your pretty post.
3. Link back to GYPO.
4. Visit other pretties.