I Feel Pretty | Merry and Bright

Most of the holiday gatherings that our family is attending this year are pretty casual.  Which is great because I can just add a little sparkle to what I already have in my closet to be party ready.  Take this outfit that I wore to a Christmas party over the weekend for example.  I already had the cashmere sweater, plaid blouse and black jeans.  All that was needed to infuse a little holiday cheer was a sparkly necklace and some beautiful earrings from Zocorra.

Christmas Outfit Half

Christmas Earring Zocorra

Christmas Outfit Necklace

Christmas Outfit Purse

Christmas Outfit Close[Cashmere Sweater:  Halogen/Jeans:  Similar/Earrings:  c/o Zocorra/Necklace:  Target/Plaid Shirt:  Similar/Purse:  c/o Fossil/Boots:  DSW]


Christmas Earrings Zocorra Graphic[Zocorra Citrine & Diamond Earrings]

These gorgeous 14K gold citrine and diamond earrings I’m wearing are courtesy of premium jewelry retailer Zocorra. Zocorra began three generations ago designing and hand-making luxury jewelry products in one of New York City’s five boroughs. Their engagement rings, wedding bands and other exquisitely designed pieces are sophisticated, elegant and pure luxury.

Zocorra is offering $200 to shop their exquisite designs to one lucky reader. Just select any or all of the easy ways to enter below. A winner will be selected on December 24th.

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If you saw last Friday’s post, you know that cashmere sweaters make the perfect gift.  Stock up now for yourself and all of the women on your gift list!


[Halogen Crewneck Cashmere Sweater



[Gold Cluster Necklace] [Wit & Wisdom Skinny Jeans]


Due to Christmas and New Years’ Day falling on the next two Wednesdays, the I Feel Pretty link party will be taking a holiday hiatus until January 8th.  In the meantime, get your beauty posts ready because I’m excited to announce that an all new Tuesday beauty link up will be starting on January 7th.  I’m teaming up with the lovely ladies at MomTrends, Simply Lulu Style and Mama in Heels to co-host this link up.  Save the date and join in the fun!


I’m so excited to introduce you to this week’s I Feel Pretty co-host Whitney! She’s the thrifty and inspirational blogger behind the blog Whitney Nic James. Whitney combines her love of curvy girl fashion and thrifting while exploring her own personal style.  Be sure to stop by and say hi!

Follow Whitney Nic James on Bloglovin’ HERE.

Interested in co-hosting the I Feel Pretty Link up? E-mail me HERE for more information! Whitney Nic James[Whitney ‘Nic’ James]

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 us what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

I Feel Pretty
There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin‘)

2. Follow my co-host Whitney ‘Nic’ James (Bloglovin’)

3. Link up your pretty post.

4. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

5. Visit other pretty peeps. ‘); // ]]>

Getting my pretty on with The Pleated Poppy, Shanna, Totally Posted Tuesday and Style Sessions.




  1. ADA

    I am glad you are showing this entire outfit I admired earlier. It is so pretty & urban. I also love the jewelry so much. Beautiful Earrings & Necklace. The Red Handbag is Beautiful & looks Rich. It adds to the Bright & Merry theme. I, too, feel Bright & Merry in the Outfit I linked up today. =)

    Happy Wednesday, Ada!e3

  2. Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife}

    I love it. Such a simple, classy look. I love those Halogen sweaters, they’re usually priced reasonably, and they’re so scrumptiously soft. Have a lovely holiday!

  3. Susan Jeffries

    I am loving all things plaid right now! This outfit is perfect for Christmas parties. And your hair looks amazing!! Susan

  4. Suzanne

    That necklace is lovely!


  5. Lulu Soler

    Beautiful jewels! Have the most wonderful Christmas Alison!


  6. Sheaffer

    That necklace is GORGEOUS! Never heard of this boutique, so I’m going to have to check them out! Thanks for the introduction!

  7. April

    So pretty! This is totally a holiday outfit – I love that necklace, too!!

  8. Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    I absolutely love that necklace! I always forget to wesr headbands but I love yours. I think I need to try a pretty one for the holidays. Hope you have a great week Alison!

  9. Sarah Tucker

    Those earrings are gorgeous! They look so similar to the KS ones we were looking at the other night.

  10. Laura

    Gorgeous earrings! I absolutely love this whole outfit! Your necklace is the perfect touch!

  11. Lauren

    I love those dainty little earrings! So pretty! Your necklace is stunning too!

  12. Kim N.

    Love the outfits and jewelry.

  13. Antionette Blake

    Sparkles and bling bling can definitely turn an outfit from drab to fab and you looked wonderful. Happy Holidays and thanks for hosting another week.

  14. Amy Johnson

    I love how the jewelry glams up the outfit!

  15. Bethany

    I love the cashmere sweater with plaid underneath! I might have to dig in my closet and try this..

  16. susan

    Just stunning! Love the plaid and LOVE the earrings!

  17. mark

    you look so pretty!

  18. Tarnished Royalty

    Loving the plaid, love the simplicity. Merry Christmas! ~Ann

  19. Mo

    Loving the clustered necklace! I’m currently folowing Whitney. 🙂

  20. Kara

    Gorgeous earrings!! Merry Christmas pretty lady!!

  21. hl

    That necklace is everything. I die. =) I like how it puts a little more oomph in the look.

  22. Michael

    That jewelry is great! It really adds the needed sparkle. Being comfy is my #1 thing over the holidays. We’re a super casual family so Christmas eve will find me in jeans, boots and a lightweight sweater.

  23. Ginny

    Love the jewelry, it’s perfect with your outfit to make it even more special.

  24. Silvergirl

    Well I am loving the Target necklace myself!

  25. WE

    Such simple classiness!! You always nail these outfits Alison!!

  26. Stephanie

    Lovely earrings! The color is so pretty, and I like how they are sparkly yet subdued. Have a great day!

  27. Lisa

    Pretty look – I like how you added the statement necklace. Plaid is becoming my new favorite trend !

    Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

  28. Abby

    I love that necklace… the sparkle is so perfect for Christmas! You’re making me want to break out my red handbag for the holidays… I almost forgot I have it! 😉

    xo Always, Abby

  29. Danielle @ The-Lifestyle-Project

    A cashmere sweater is definitely on my wishlist. It’s such a beautiful yet subtle way to add some luxury to your look! Those earrings are so delicate and lovely, what a perfect complement to your statement necklace.

  30. Cous Cous and Cork Wedges

    I love that necklace! I wear my checked shirt with one & it finishes the look off perfectly! You look fab Alison! Ax



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