Today I went for the second version of the Faux Fur Vest Holiday Ensemble, this time in color, as the first version on Friday was all dark neutrals. The outfit was built around one of my Black Friday scores, a burgundy mixed media (faux fur and heavy knit) long vest by Limited.

Since I love blush and burgundy together, I decided to wear the vest over a column of blush: perforated cashmere H&M sweater, cropped flare J.Crew Teddie pants, TopShop Marilyn booties and House of Harlow pendant necklace. For the outside, I added a blush cocoon Express coat and knit hat, a burgundy Esprit scarf, burgundy Steve Madden satchel and (not shown) burgundy leather gloves. It might have been a bit over the top but I had fun with it. The blush pieces are not all the same color: the pants, coat and hat are more true cool pale pink, while the sweater and the booties are sightly lighter nude-blush. It worked together to my eye, and hope it does to yours as well.

I have decided to give myself a fun little challenge in dressing in (more or less) festive holiday outfits till mid-Janaury, so 5 weeks total. The middle week, between Christmas and New Year's will be light as I will doing another stay-cation. I am going till mid-January as we celebrate Orthodox Christmas on January 7th according to the Julian calendar, and simply for fun, a second, old calendar New Year on January 14th. I suspect most of the outfits will be inspired by Angie's holiday ensembles from past years and most will be some kind of lightly bling-ed up jeans. I invite everyone who is in the mood to join me and post there festive every-day outfits on the forum.

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