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Fashion Friday: Simple & Easy Holiday Style (Guest Post by Lydia Lois!)


Today, I have a very special #fashionfriday post for you! Earlier this month, knowing that I’d probably be scrambling to finish my novel by the 30th, I asked the lovely Lydia from Lydia Lois if she’d be interested in doing a guest post for Whatever Bright Things. Lydia shares amazing fashion and style tips, inspiring thoughts about life and faith, as well as great advice for shopping within a budget and making the most out of your closet. If you’re looking for a guide to Simple & Easy Holiday Style this season, keep reading!

I’m so excited to be posting on Haley’s blog! I love how she showcases bright and positive things in her life and I’m excited to be a part of that today, especially on such a crazy day of Black Friday! Phew!

Today I thought I’d take over her Fashion Friday with a little style for this holiday season. Both in a practical and fun way.

I don’t know about you guys, but one of my favorite parts of the holidays are all the parties! Mostly because I love getting to eat a lot of food that I didn’t have to prepare myself! Can I get an amen?

Although being the over thinker that I am, I tend to change a solid seven times before I have settled on an “acceptable” outfit for said parties. While it doesn’t save me time, today I’m going to use those experiences to save you from having the same problem.

So without further ado, here are some tips for looking and feeling your best at the next holiday party.

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O N E // The Hair.

I asked my husband what he thought of this hairstyle and he promptly told me I looked “like Christmas”. Apparently, he says, having my hair like that made it look more “old fashion and fancy”. Which apparently equals Christmas? I’ll take it!

Whether your hair is curly, straight, or turning a little grey like me, this style tends to make the messy look purposeful and beautiful. Just put half of your hair up in a hair tie starting at your ears and moving up. Make sure you’ve got a little poof going in the front, a few loose hairs to frame your face and you have an easy yet stand out hairstyle. One that keeps your hair back without giving you that pony tail head ache we all know so well!

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T W O // The Outfit.

From experience I would say your best bet for your shirt would be to wear a loose fitting, flowy blouse. You are going to be eating a lot of food. The very last thing you want is to feel like your clothes are tight against your now very full stomach or even worse, that you might have to stop eating in order to avoid this! Do yourself a favor and just like when traveling, leave room for what you will get there!

Pair the shirt with your favorite jeans and some booties and you got yourself a classic “I-always-look-this-good” outfit. Those fitted sweater dresses are nice, until they bring out the fudge. Come prepared to look and feel good!

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T H R E E // The Details.

A couple details here and there can add to your look with out a lot of effort. Throwing on red lipstick before any function can make you look like you are ready to party!

Jewelry, like the light weight earnings I am wearing, help to make the look more put together. Maybe adding a long necklace might work for you. Something to fidget with if your aunt is asking again what your plans are for the future. Whatever makes you feel comfortable but also like you didn’t come straight from work.

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Well there you have it! I hope you are all ready to run off to your next holiday function looking and feeling your best! After all, Thanksgiving is just the beginning and Christmas is less than a month away! Yikes!


Lydia, thank you SO much for being my first guest blogger! Everyone be sure to go read Lydia’s Blog  – I’m sure you’ll love it just as much as I do.




Simple & Easy Holiday Style - A Fashion Friday guest post by Lydia Lois on Whatever Bright Things!

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  • Carol

    Lydia, you look absolutely and wonderfully Christmassy with your hair in this style and your cute outfit. Thank you for posting. carol

    November 27, 2015 at 9:49 am Reply
  • sandy

    red lipstick is a party and no one wears it better.

    November 29, 2015 at 9:11 am Reply
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