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Cozy Sweaters + 12 Days of Blogmas

December 21, 2016

Forgive me for what might be an unpopular opinion, but I’m not one to get into the ugly Christmas sweater tradition. No offense to anyone who loves a tacky sweater party, but it’s just not me. I can totally support wearing a vintage find, it’s just the new ones made to look overly cheesy that I don’t quite get.  With that said, I can definitely get on board with a COZY sweater and today is a perfect day for it. Our weather at the beach has gone from the 70s three days ago to 40 and will be back to 70 on Christmas day. Give me a chic white knit with cute details like fringe, ruffles or an oversize silhouette any day. There’s something about winter white that I can’t get enough of this season. It’s so easy to to create a festive look by adding red lipstick, a scarlet bag  or crimson heels without giving up any style points. Here are a few that I love right now along with red accessories to inspire you. Be sure to scroll all the way down to enter today’s giveaway!

Fringe Sweater

Carrson Heels

Flutterby Sweater

BITE Lip Crayon

Oversize Sweater

Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody

12 Days of Blogmas Giveaway:

I’ve teamed up with 11 other bloggers to share fun giveaways as we count down to Christmas and it’s officially my turn to host! One lucky reader will win an EOS lip balm set in today’s Blogmas giveaway.  To enter, follow the Rafflecopter prompts below and be sure to check out check out the other bloggers participating in 12 Days of Blogmas:


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7 comments so far.

7 responses to “Cozy Sweaters + 12 Days of Blogmas”

  1. ann says:

    i think it’s a cute and funny tradition

  2. Jane Graikowski says:

    I used to love the ugly sweater parties, but now it’s everywhere and not very special. Sounded like a hipster, but it’s just clothing. It was funny at first, but now it’s a little too much.

  3. Maritess S says:

    I like the “Ugly” sweater tradition because it showcases creativity and I get a few good laughs from it.

  4. Meegan says:

    I think it is a fun tradition, especially when they are homemade sweaters!

  5. Dagmar says:

    Personally I love the tacky christmas tradition!!

  6. Julie says:

    I think it’s super cute 🙂

  7. Beth Minyard says:

    I think it’s a little overdone. It was funny the first few years because you had to go to a thrift store and buy a sweater that wasn’t meant to be tacky, but totally was. Now companies MAKE the ugly sweaters and it takes a little fun out of it, in my opinion 🙂


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