A graphic sweater adds rainbow hues to an outfit and can make even an ordinary ensemble feel festive ! Combined with older ultra suede leggings, and my sister’s color blocked heels, – seen here last- a festive mood is clearly on display !
Of course the Gucci box adds to the festive feels! This box contains a gift for my hubby. Patience, please, you will see it in no time!
The graphic sweater is always a popular choice this time of year. Often festooned with Jolly Santas and Christmas themes, I am choosing one that is more in accordance with my mood.
I AM QUIETLY CELEBRATING DIVERSITY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! LET ANOTHER BLOGGER GIVE YOU THE LOWDOWN ON WHERE TO BUY THE BEST GRAPHIC SWEATER FOR CHRISTMAS . NOT POKING FUN , AS THESE SWEATERS ARE OFTEN FABULOUS TO WEAR! MY MOOD IS BIT MORE GLOBAL TODAY.
It is cozy inside, especially as it is drizzling outside. Nature has been tossing around slush, rain and snow quite liberally.
A genuine smile brightens my face. My cool Ruth Eads collar is a bit crooked below. Oops!
Bright colorful lights adorn the city this time of year and I truly enjoy the spectacle! Even unexpected places are colorful.
COLOR and LIGHTS ARE EVERYWHERE. I ESPECIALLY LOVE THE STOREFRONTS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD GIFT SHOPS, WHERE I OFTEN BUY MANY OF MY HAND SELECTED GIFTS.
Clearly I am a person who loves color. Need a refresh? Check out this post here, and this one too.
Such a pretty tree is displayed below!
Oh honey, you shouldn’t have!
By this, I mean I am so glad you did!
Fresh flowers are always perfect for any holiday !
SINCE I HAVE BEEN OBSERVING THE #STYLINGNOTSHOPPING MOTTO THIS MONTH, I AM NOT SHARING SHOPPING LINKS. I have not been perfect though! But I have not bought anything for myself !
PLEASE SHOP YOUR CLOSET FIRST THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.
Also, when possible shop small and local.
The graphic sweater for Christmas, do you say Yay or Nay?
Will you buy second-hand this year? Do you also reuse ribbons and use plain paper that can be safely recycled ?
Sorry that my graphic sweater post went to such a preachy place. I have but one voice, and this earth is precious.
Merry, and Happy!!
—— XOXO, Elle ——
I have to agree so much Elle. It seems like so many sites are pushing, pushing and pushing more to buy. Granted, I’m not immune, but I already have so many wonderful things in my closet!!
Happy New Year!!
Yes, you do ! I have enjoyed seeing them.
happy and healthy 2019 friend!!
That is such a fun knit, and I definitely don’t think you need to by something Christmas themed to feel festive! 🙂 I do have one novelty Santa tee – my sister bought us all Christmas tees a few years back! But it gets worn every year without fail! 🙂 I’ve never needed another one! 🙂 Hope that you had a wonderful Christmas 🙂 It was a busy but fun one here as I hosted it this year for my family. Now we are enjoying some quiet time at home and eating lots of delicious leftovers, and I’m doing a… Read more »
Always good to have a break Mica! Love that tee and so pleased you wear it every year ! Yay, YOU!
Happy 2019 !!!
Such gorgeous boots Elle! I didn t buy a dress for the holiday s, but I let one makel I wish you a most wonderful NewYears Eve and a beautiful 2019!
That is wonderful ! More people should learn to sew!
Have a wonderful 2019!!!
Cute outfit. I’m admiring the lamp, too. Happy holidays.
Ah, you have a good eye, as it is only partially visible.
Thanks! Wishing you the very best for 2019!
I prefer shopping my closet and/or buying second hand every time, Elle. And I love colour too, no, I embrace it. Colour is good for the soul, especially this time of year, when it’s cold and dark outside. Although I’m not really a fan of graphic sweaters, that’s to say, I’m not wearing them myself, I do like yours, as it displays one of my favourite words: colour! Love those ultra suede leggings and your sister’s booties: oh my! Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a fabulous 2019, Elle xxx
I know and admire that Ann!
This is the only graphic sweater I have liked !
And it is wool, so it will last.
I wish you the very best for 2019!
I really wish more people would stop to think globally. Secondhand shopping not only a love of mine but also as you know, my business. I’m always amazed at the incredible pieces I find. We have started to change our grocery shopping habits as well as our other buying habits. I’m choosing to buy at Bulk Barn with my own glass containers to avoid additional food packaging. Reducing my waste is an on going effort. Every step I take feels like I’m heading in the right direction. Wishing you and yours loads of health, love and happiness for 2019! Suzanne… Read more »
I think there is a growing awareness. I, too, am shopping differently, buying less plastic, going back to bars of soap for instance, and not soda, I can make it at home now!
Happy 2019 Suzanne, I hope it is very fulfilling and joyous !
Merry and happy to you as well! Yes, I reuse ribbons and usually wrap my gifts in plain tissue paper or cut up paper grocery bags (using the reverse side, of course). Then I decorate them with the previous year’s cut up Christmas cards. They turn out to be quite festive! I do buy some of my clothes from consignment but confess to having some favorite brands that I buy consistently because I like the style, quality and fit. I observe the one- in, one-out rule and always have a bag of clothes and shoes ready for the next pickup… Read more »
It is good to support brands too, as fast fashion stores copy them and everyone loses.
I would love to see photos of your wrapped presents if you feel like sharing to my email address !
I am so glad you are here!
Your leggings are amazing Elle. Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2019! Love, Lieske
They are so soft and many years old! Happy and healthy 2019 ! xo, xo
Elle, for sure yes to such a graphic sweater during Christmas – especially if one combines a sweater as wonderfully than you did! Now I’m curious what is inside the Gucci box 🙂 The Christmas tree is a dream and so sweet of your husband to gift you flowers! Thanks for all the wonderful pictures and I see your sister as obviously a as good taste than you 🙂
Have a healthy and wonderful New Year!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
Happy Holidays dear Rena! It is a Gucci scarf, you wills see it soon.
I bought for others this year, but did stick to my closet for my holiday outfits. I love your colorful graphic sweater Elle, with the printed collar. Those boots are fabulous too! I miss the decorated windows in the storefront of our hometown department store, ( Kaufmanns, when it was in business) as it was a favorite childhood memory, looking in the festive windows. Love what you shared, and am wishing you a healthy and happy 2019, friend!
so sad to see our favorite stores close. Happy and a healthy New Year friend !
Apparently I am trendy by not shopping haha. That would be a first. Love your suede leggings/trousers. I have such leggings in grey. Will be on the blog next Sunday. Sweater, trousers and especially boots are very nice.
Cannot wait to see what’s in the box.
You are always on point and I cant wait to see the grey leggings on you! You always look so cool in them with your gazelle legs!
Its a Gucci scarf… a friend gave it to hubby, but it is now in my closet..lol!
Late to the party, but look at you in your “color”! I love this fun but casual look. Those booties are to die for!
Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Elle!
I am late to the party often these days! I am just glad you are here !
I do love this sweater, it is sort of trendy but I do love the message, and it was thrifted too!
Elle, this is Susan again. I would be happy to send you a photo of my wrapped Christmas packages but I cannot find your email address. It is probably perfectly obvious but I am not technologically proficient. Can you please help? Thank you!
I love you photo and appreciate you sending it to me.
I will feature it in a post one day soon.
I appreciate your reading along and sharing my journey !
Such a cute Holiday outfit.
Hope you’re having a wonderful start to the New Year!
I am and I wish you a wonderful 2019!!