Fashionistas and style sistas, welcome to My Fashion Haus 12.2020. Even though I haven’t shared a fashion post for some time I promise I have been wearing clothes around here. Most days those clothes look a whole lot like sweat pants, tees and tennies but at least I’m not running ’round ‘naked as a jay bird’ as my mom would say.
So when do I get dressed? Really dressed in real clothes? Just about any time I am leaving the house. To go grocery shopping or over the mountain to help with my babies or for doctor appointments, which seem to be the sum total of my social activities lately. Here’s what those outfits look like.
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My Fashion Haus 12.2020: What I’m Wearing When I’m Not in Sweats
Some of the clothes I am wearing are items from the fall and winter capsule wardrobes put together by Alison at Get Your Pretty On. If you haven’t registered for the winter capsule wardrobe (click to register) or the winter work wear capsule wardrobe (click to register), please consider using my affiliate links to do so!! It’s not too late to join us. Make new friends in the (optional) private Facebook page while refreshing your winter wardrobe.
Over the Mountain Outfit #1
This is the outfit I wore most recently on a trip over the mountain to help with my granddaughters. Used this color block cardigan from Target as the starting place for putting this look together. I chose the orange, gray and maroon cardi but it comes in several other color combos. Also picked up this color block sweater from Old Navy as a color block sweater is one of the pieces in the winter capsule wardrobe.
My top looks purple but it is really maroon. Old Navy Rockstar super skinny gray jeans. Maroon suede booties. My pendant is a wire and gemstone tree of life that my PC gave me. And my gray hair coordinates well with my gray jeans!!
Do you find yourself matching your mask to your outfit? I do! Completed this look with an orange and rust plaid mask from Old Navy. Have you checked out their masks? Very cute with sizes, colors and prints for everyone in the fam.
Over the Mountain Outfit #2
Wore the outfit below to help tend babies on another day when I went over the mountain. My new SO plaid flannel shirt from Kohl’s was the piece I styled this look around. I like the colors. Not the traditional colors found in a lot of flannel shirts. Makes it more girly, I think.
Paired the shirt with my Old Navy high-waisted Rockstar super skinny cords and Merona olive utility vest from Target. The vest has a drawstring waist that makes it a little more fitted and feminine. My olive loafers are really comfy and kind to my feet. Before heading out the door, I added my olive utility jacket because the morning was brisk. Wound up taking it off once I got to the kids’ house.
While we do have winter weather in El Paso, the sun is almost always shining and warm. Vests and cardigans are usually enough of a wrap most days. Camel-colored wool overcoats like this one from Old Navy are popular this year. I would love to have one because I think they look really classy with jeans and pants. But I can hardly justify the purchase with our milder climate.
Post-Op Appointment Outfit
This next look made me happy!! I felt put together but comfortable. Had to go for my second post-op appointment after my parathyroid surgery in November. My incision is still a little swollen but the doctor decided not to drain the fluid-filled seroma. We will just see how it looks after 6 months. The surgery was successful…my parathyroid hormone and calcium levels are both within in normal ranges for the first time in years. My kidneys are happy!!
The centerpiece of this outfit was this festive plaid vest from Kohl’s. I rarely wear monochromatic looks but on this day, I started with one. Black H&M turtleneck and Loft Outlet (oh, I miss that store) black denim. Couldn’t decided whether to add color with one of my plaid blanket scarves or my new plaid vest. The vest won.
If you only check out one of the links I have provided, I hope it is this one for the vest. As of this writing, the vest is on sale, comes in 18 print/colors and 6 sizes. It is lightweight and not the least bit bulky. And has earned a 4.5 stars out of 5 from customers who purchased the vest. It can be cinched in the back to give the vest a narrower, waistier, hour-glass fit. I love mine and think I might need another one or two…the houndstooth is adorable!! Took my new DSW Abella Chloe peep toe booties out for their first spin, too.
Added a blingy statement necklace and Stella and Dot faux diamond stud earrings. And Fly Girl red lip color by Lipsense.
Just Getting Plain Crazy
On the morning of my doctor’s appointment, something crazy happened. Not sure if it was a full moon or what. But I was dressed and ready to go early!! Girls, that never happens. I am either right on time or fashionably late to everything. Decided to take advantage of the extra time and tried on several different options with my monochromatic black on black. Just couldn’t be early to my appointment.
Knew I was going to wear the vest for the day but wanted to try other pieces to keep in mind for future outfits.
Like Buffalo Plaid
Or a Plaid Blazer
Maybe a Little Leopard Kimono
An Aztec Print Poncho
Or a Boucle Tweed Jacket
Had to quit there before I missed my appointment completely. But discovered what a great foundation look a monochromatic outfit can provide.
What are you wearing these days when you aren’t wearing sweats? Do you wear monochromatic outfits often? Which of the looks above do you like best?
Beginning to think about what blogging at Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After will look like in 2021. Hope to get back (back??) to a schedule for blogging. Would like to do more book reviews. Continue 10 on the 10th, Sentence a Day and my seasonal bucket lists. Will be teaming up with the ladies for another year of Where Bloggers Live. And have some new collaborations in the works that I am super excited about.
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Thank you for taking time to do that!! And for coming by to visit today. If you have suggestions for posts or series for 2021, please leave them in a comment below.
One Last Thing…
Before you go, in the spirit of the season, I am sponsoring a fundraiser for my friend and NICU nurse Kathryn. She creates amazing photo booths and costumes for her tiny patients each season all out of the goodness of her heart and own pocketbook. Many of these babies live in the NICU for months, and proud parents don’t have same opportunities for first photos that parents with healthy babies have. I was so blessed to have 2 healthy babies, and now 3 healthy grandbabies. I am honored to help Kathryn bring some holiday happiness to these less fortunate families.
Won’t you help me, too? Click here to access the Go Fund Me page for your donation. Thank you so much!
Holiday hugs and kisses,