Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Holiday Party Skirt + Link Up

A party look with a pop of hot pink!


I am so in love with this new skirt!  The color combo of olive green with hot pink is just stunning.  I paired it with an all black look so that the skirt really popped!  The fullness of the skirt makes it a flattering fit.  This black fur vest is another great addition to my closet.  It really adds a little something extra to an outfit.  The vest is currently 50% off making it only $62.50.  It's a shorter length than my other favorite fur vest, but I'm really liking that with certain looks.

It's that time of year for parties!!  And that means cocktails, appetizers and desserts (Christmas cookies!)!!!  With our busy holiday schedules there is usually not so much extra time for exercise.  I don't know about you, but one of the reasons I exercise is so that I can indulge every day once in awhile.  It's unrealistic to think that we can loose weight during this time of year, but we can at least maintain where we currently are.  The average American gains 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years.  Here are some strategies to help you get through the final few weeks of the holiday season without this weight gain:

**Always eat a little something healthy at home before a party, like an apple.  Never go starving or you'll end up eating anything in sight.  And don't stand next to the food table, you'll nibble without even thinking about it.

**If you're taking a dish to a party, take something healthy, like a veggie tray, that you know you can fill up on then indulge in a little treat or two.  

**You can still have treats at a party, but take small pieces and choose wisely.  Don't waste your treat on something you don't really like.  I'm not going for the everyday chocolate chip cookie, I'm going for the decadent dessert that I don't normally eat.  

**If you want to drink alcohol, choose wine or light beer.  And drink water instead of sugar-loaded punches.

**Everything in moderation.  One night of treats at a party isn't going to ruin your hard work.  Just get back on your healthy eating routine the next day.  

Holiday time with friends and family is supposed to be enjoyable.  So don't stress about it.
Have fun!








Skirt: Banana Republic // Sweater: J Crew (comes in 6 colors, 30% off with code GETGIFTS) // Vest: J Crew Factory (on sale 50% off) // Tights: Target (the best) // Heels: Nordstrom // Clutch: old, similar here and here // Necklace: LOFT // Watch: Michael Kors







This weeks feature blogger is Lindsay from Sell Eat Love.  We love how girly, flirty and fun she looks in this pink silk blouse.  Lindsay is an apparel sales rep.  Her blog focuses on her travels with her job and all the fabulous fashion, food and cities she encounters.



42 comments:

  1. Great tips for partying in moderation! Your skirt is gorgeous! Love the colors and the vest!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks! I'm in love with the olive green and pink combo!!
      Betsy

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  2. Loving this holiday outfit! Totally glam, but it looks like it's warm too! Perfection in my eyes!

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    1. Thanks, such sweet comments! I think the fur vest really warms the outfit up.
      Betsy

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  3. I absolutely love everything about this outfit!! The vest, the shoes, the tights.. all of it! That skirt is absolutely darling, I love the color combo too:)!!
    Emily

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    1. Thanks Emily! Glad you stopped by the blog!
      Betsy

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  4. Perfect party style - Happy Holidays!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks! I love a good Holiday Party!!!
      Betsy

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  5. Such a pretty skirt and love the vest too!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. Thanks! I love the pattern in the skirt and the fit of it!
      Glad you stopped by.
      Betsy

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  6. I love the flare of this skirt. And the colors are fantastic!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. Yes, I think this fit would work for most people! Thanks
      Glad you stopped by! Happy Holidays.
      Betsy

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  7. Great tips - it's so easy to overindulge this time of the year. I love this look, the jacket is everything. Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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    1. Alice! Glad you stopped by. Its very easy to over indulge! :)
      Thanks for your link up too.
      Betsy

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  8. Great skirt!!!!! :)
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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    1. Thanks Jaymie!! The skirt colors are gorgeous!
      Betsy

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  9. I love this! That pattern is gorgeous :)

    www.maggiealamode.com

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    1. Thanks Maggie! I love the skirt too. The pattern comes in other pieces as well.
      Betsy

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  10. Awesome skirt!! Love how your styled it!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Elise, thats sweet of you to say. I love the all black!
      Betsy

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  11. Such a pretty skirt and holiday outfit!

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  12. Such a pretty skirt, and loving it paired with the fur vest! Also loving these tips!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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    1. Thanks Rachael, I love the fur vest too. Happy Holidays
      Betsy

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  13. Pretty skirt, looks perfect with the fur!

    Amanda @ A Good Hue

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    1. Amanda. Thanks, glad you came by. Happy Holidays
      Betsy

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  14. What a great skirt! So fun. I love your vest too!
    Tea
    www.whatmamawear.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks! I love the skirt with the all black.
      Betsy

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  15. This skirt is so pretty! I love how it pops against the all black outfit. Love that necklace!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks. The hot pink and olive green pair so lovely together.
      Betsy

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  16. Such a pretty outfit, love the skirt. Great tips, I have been trying to bring healthy snacks with me when I can.
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

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    1. Thanks Rachel. It's so easy to fall into bad habits this time of year. Good for you taking healthy snacks on the go.
      Betsy

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  17. I love this holiday look!! That skirt is so beautiful and it looks perfect with your black faux fur jacket. Love!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Christie. The black fur is a fun addition to my closet.
      Happy Holidays.
      Betsy

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  18. What a fun look! That jacket is perfect for holiday parties. Thanks for the linkup! :)
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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    1. Kiki, thanks for joining our link up. Your sweet for saying such nice things.
      Happy Holidays
      Betsy

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  19. I really like this skirt, I find it elegant

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  20. that skirt is amazing. I want it in every possible color!
    x,Abril

    The Color Palette

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    1. Abril, yes it's such a pretty pattern.
      Betsy

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  21. A gorgeous skirt is definitely the best alternative to a holiday dress!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  22. That skirt is divine and the black fur vest is so pretty and rich. I need a black fur vest this year. Such a beautiful fancy yet casual enough look for the Holidays. =)

    Such a pleasure catching up with you two fashionistas. <3 Ada.

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