I don't know what got into me, but a couple of days I decided to combine 2 of my favorite things: Christmas trees and clothes. I think the trees are reflective of my style and there is some variety so my goal was to find an outfit that coordinated with each tree. Big props and respect to content creators who constantly put out new reels or TikToks featuring multiple styles and transitions. The amount of time and volume of *stuff* needed to put it together is unreal. Still, I'm happy with how it all turned out and enjoyed the challenge of putting together the outfits!
Tree 1: Glitter and Gold Magnolias
I'm nearly 6 ft with these shoes on if that gives you any sense of scale for how huge this tree is! I knew immediately what dress from my closet needed to pair with this tree – an old favorite gold sequin wrap dress from ELOQUII. I got it in 2017 for New Years Eve and knew it'd be in my closet for a long time. It's unique and I love the fit. While ELOQUII no longer has this particular style, they have many sequin options on their site right now. The earrings and bracelet were purchased recently from Anthropologie, but both are already sold out. They have a lot of pretty jewelry styles right now.
Tree 2: Animal Print
This animal print Christmas tree is a favorite every year.
I have a lot of animal print clothing options in my closet, so I went with something a little different than what I usually wear – a slip dress. It came in my Nuuly rental this week and is Hutch brand. I can't find it anywhere for sale online in plus sizes, unfortunately. I will say that the fit of this is very tricky for me as a size 28. It doesn't stretch and the lining is super short. I added another slip underneath for coverage, but it's not something I would have kept if it wasn't a rental, even though I felt extra spicy in it! I wore it with my favorite strapless bra from Lane Bryant and old heels (these are similar, just a lower heel) also from Lane Bryant.
Tree 3: Blue, white, and green
This tree in my dining room was a new addition last year, and I really love how it turned out. I tried out 2 variations of outfits with this, and ended up going with the cream and blue version with a gold chain accent. The top is from ELOQUII and the pants are from Torrid.
Tree 4: Silver tinsel and pink
This fun tree is in my office, and I love the colorful baubles and silver tinsel sparkle. I can't ever seem to photograph this in a way that shows the true colors and brilliance (this is true for all my trees), so just take my word for it! I knew exactly what I wanted to wear: a sparkling pink blazer I purchased before Premme went out of business. I haven't ever had an occasion to wear it, so it's been hanging in my closet since July 2019. I paired it with my favorite Universal Standard Joni Curve High Rise Jeans.
Tree 5: Regal burgundy, plum, and gold
Again, another tree that is spectacularly hard to capture on video or photos because of the lighting situation, but the bold burgundy and plum colors in this tree warranted a bold sequin dress, from Amazon of all places! I wore this to our holiday gathering a couple of weeks ago and it was really comfortable, even if the sequins do stick to themselves… and others you may hug that are also wearing sequins! This dress is available in many colors, up to a size 32. I'm wearing the 32 because I was worried anything smaller would be too short and a little more bodycon than I preferred. It was a great fit. I'm normally a size 28 and if I wanted it to fit like the photos on Amazon, that size would have worked.
Tree 6: Simple silver and white
This tree in our bedroom is new for this year, and I love it so much. It's slim, simple, and has microdot lights that provide the perfect twinkle. The only decorations are some glass ornaments in various shapes in clear, white, mercury silver, and regular silver. A cream turtleneck sweater and my favorite jeans were accented with a pair of silver earrings. The sweater is actually a dress, but it's much too short for me to wear as a dress! It's old from ELOQUII. The booties are from Torrid.
Tree 7: Sentimental family tree
I usually get asked what I do with my “regular” ornaments when I share all of the other more elaborate trees, and this is the answer – they get their own tree! This one has ornaments we have collected throughout the years, funny ones, gifted ones, travel-themed, and more. As much as I love designing the other trees, this one is always the most fun to put up since I get to remember the story behind each ornament. For this tree, I went with a classic holiday pajama set! I got this set when I did a Lane Bryant Instagram Story Takeover about a month ago, and love wearing them around the house. The slippers are also old from Lane Bryant, but they have similar ones right now.
I hope you enjoyed this. I'll be back a little later to share a holiday home tour.