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Putting Together a Basic Holiday Outfit (& A Giveaway from the Modest Mom)

Posted By Jessica Fisher On November 11, 2011 @ 8:40 pm In Beauty and Fashion,Promotions | Comments Disabled


As you know, I am not a fashionista. Not yet, anyway. But, I am determined not to let my frumpiness get the best of me.

Now that I have cleaned out my closet and streamlined a few things [4], I feel so much better getting ready in the morning. My kids are almost big enough so that the stains and splotches on my clothes are because of my own clumsiness, not theirs. Not sure if that is a good thing seeing how often I have stains and splotches, but there it is.

Honestly, feeling “put together” really helps my mood and my confidence when I head out — even if it’s just Walmart. A girl should always feel like she can walk tall in Walmart. Just saying.

I still make some fashion faux pas, but I feel like I’m figuring things out — just a little.

Having the right clothes to wear as the holidays approach is a comfort to me. Now that I have a hairstyle that really works [5] for me and have streamlined my wardrobe [6], I feel good about whatever event may come our way. Scrolling through Pinterest has taught me that having some basic pieces as well as some great accessories can really make the outfit. It’s like a great soup; you can make something awesome out of practically nothing!

For me a basic holiday outfit is a black skirt, black blouse, black heels, pearls, and a red sweater. It may seem basic, but it feels right. And I have everything already!

But I also know that I have some back-up options. Jeans and my striped sweater with my cute black shoes would work for something more casual. Or, I could do khakis and a blue blouse and navy heels. You probably have a wealth of choices in your closet. Now would be a good time to look!

Find out what little holes are in the ensemble so that you can fill them before you have that big party or event to go to.

A Giveaway from the Modest Mom

This weekend mompreneur, Caroline Allen is offering some great items for giveaway to help YOU get your wardrobe set for the coming holiday season.

Long time readers will remember that I’ve had the opportunity to review Caroline’s products in the past. My long black skirt from the Modest Mom [8] is a fantastic basic in my winter wardrobe. But, it also works for cooler days and nights all year round. All the items in the Modest Mom shop [9] are selected to be fashionable, feminine, and modest.

Lilla Rose hair clips [10] are a beautiful accessory to any wardrobe. You will love the way they stay put. And they are so beautiful! Say goodbye to scrunchies and hello to beautiful hair clips!

This promotion, open to all US residents 18 and older, will gift two Life as MOM readers with the following prize package:

To Enter:

Simply leave a comment on this post.

For an extra entry, “like” The Modest Mom’s facebook page [12] and leave a second comment, telling me you did so.

For a third entry, follow the Modest Mom blog [13] and leave a third comment, telling me you did so.

This promotion is open until Sunday, November 13th, at 8 pm PST. Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize. This post will be updated with the beginning of the winners’ email addresses. The prizes for this promotion are provided by and shipped by the Modest Mom. Life as MOM will not be held responsible for unclaimed or undelivered prizes.  This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: mommastaci33@ & moogan@

Disclosure: I have been compensated for time spent writing and administering this giveaway.

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[5] a hairstyle that really works: http://lifeasmom.com/2011/10/use-pinterest-to-find-a-new-do.html

[6] streamlined my wardrobe: http://lifeasmom.com/2011/10/fall-wardrobe-essentials.html

[7] some shoe polish for those heels: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/02/frugal-friday-shoe-repair-will-save-money-and-your-soles.html

[8] My long black skirt from the Modest Mom: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/07/elegant-skirts-from-the-modest-mom-a-giveaway.html

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