This year I actually planned ahead and bought some pieces to create outfits for the holidays ahead of time. We have several holiday occasions and I like to dress up for them. It has been great to have a nice assortment of pieces to wear to these occasions and get dressed without stress, and also know what I plan to wear in advance but have options for weight fluctuation or mood. So I added 6 new pieces to cover 8 full holiday outfits- velvet pants, sweater, satin skirt, dress, sparkly heels, animal print top.

1. Thanksgiving - new black velvet pants with old floral blouse
2. Annual holiday dinner with friends - black velvet pants with old black blouse,
3. Theater/ballet - new satin midi skirt with new animal print top
4. Work holiday party- new mesh midi dress with new sparkly heels
5. Friend's holiday party - black velvet pants with animal print top, pumps
6. Christmas Eve - satin skirt with new off-the-shoulder sweater
7. Christmas Day- black velvet pants with blouse and heels
8. New Year's Eve- satin skirt with old dressy cami and heels

I already had a silver dress handbag and pair of sparkly earrings, just replacing hoisery. Now that I realize how many occasions we actually attend this time of year I am definitely going to continue this mix and match strategy next year.

Do you have a holiday capsule and if so what's in it?
ETA: I wear the animal print top with a nude bra a little bit looser so it doesn't show through like it is in the picture.

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