December 18, 2013 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

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 full

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.

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  • 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

  • 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!

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

  • Love this classy outfit, and the necklace is the right amount of sparkle.


  • That necklace is lovely!


  • Beautiful jewels! Have the most wonderful Christmas Alison!


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

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

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  • 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!

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

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  • Great Audrey Hepburn-ish look ….& you carry it soooooooo well Alison!!


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

  • Looking casually festive! I love it. Hope you are having a wonderful week!


    P.S. I am hosting a Kensie giveaway, I hope you will stop by and enter.

  • You look lovely! Festive + super chic! 🙂


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

  • Kim N.

    Love the outfits and jewelry.

  • 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.

  • I love how the jewelry glams up the outfit!

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

  • Just stunning! Love the plaid and LOVE the earrings!

  • I love the plaid peeking out and that gorgeous necklace!! You’re so festive 🙂

  • mark

    you look so pretty!

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

  • Mo

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

  • Gorgeous earrings!! Merry Christmas pretty lady!!

  • hl

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

  • Rachel

    That necklace is so GORGEOUS! It makes your outfit so feminine and you’re right– “merry” 🙂

  • 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.

  • Red plaid is my favorite this time of year. 🙂 Love your whole outfit! You are so very gorgeous!

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

  • Well I am loving the Target necklace myself!

  • WE

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

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

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

    Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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