Huge thanks to macy’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post
Holiday prep is in full swing, and today I’m partnering with macy’s and ShopStyle to share two easy outfits for holiday gatherings along with more gift ideas that you can save huge on! Plus, macy’s is running their Black Friday early access deals starting now until 11/23!
I love how macy’s makes it so easy to do all of your holiday shopping, carrying everything under the sun, from women’s clothing, men’s clothing, kids’ clothing, and shoes to home goods, furniture, toys, kitchenware, and more. They have been a staple of the holidays in my family since I can remember! My family and I would spend a few hours in the store and buy literally every gift we needed for every person on the list, and at HUGE savings with all of their awesome deals! Now, of course, I love that I can shop all those deals online, from the ease and comfort of my home. 😊 🙌🏽
I have a bunch of gift ideas to share with you, but before we get there, let’s talk through a couple of easy holiday outfits you can wear. I often say that great, easy style starts with having the right pieces in place, and once you have what you need, whipping up outfits is a breeze. I found a top that is perfect for the holidays, and having it in your wardrobe will make holiday dressing effortless!
SIZING INFO: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.
When I saw this top, I loved how easily and effortlessly it dresses up an outfit, thanks to its puff sleeve details and sparkly stripes. It is sophisticated and easygoing at the same time—such a good balance that makes it really versatile. It’s also fairly thick and smooths over lumps and bumps better than thinner tops. Sparkle goes a looong way this time of year, and the details on this top make it the kind of top that you can just throw on with jeans and look instantly festive. Pieces like this make it so easy to look stylish that you almost feel like you’re cheating!
One note is that the cuffs around the forearm are a tad tight and don’t have a ton of stretch. Overall they are okay for me, but it is not easy to push up the sleeves. But, the torso has stretch and give and otherwise, it’s fairly comfortable to wear. This top comes in 4 colors, including a bold bright red! I’m wearing it in Antique White. See all 4 colors HERE. I wear size S.
For a more casual look, pair the white and silver one with your favorite pair of jeans. I went with distressed medium wash jeans to add some character to the outfit and keep it feeling pretty casual. These jeans have some stretch and give. They are on the thicker side, so even though they have a little stretch, you feel pretty secure in them. The leg opening isn’t super narrow, so if you have been looking for skinny jeans that aren’t super skinny, try these. I personally like a narrower leg opening, so I cuffed the jeans, which worked out well. These are just $39.99 and they’re available in 7 washes (the other 6 washes are *not* distressed) and a broad range of sizes from 24 to 34, HERE. I’m wearing size 8/29 in the Hawaii Ocean wash. (Be sure to click “See more sizes” and “See more colors”!)
I thought this top was so great for holiday looks that I wanted to show it in a second color! For a bit of a dressier look, try the black and silver version of this top. Paired with black jeans or pants, this top works well in an evening look.
Here I’m wearing black straight leg jeans. I know some of you have been looking for straight leg jeans that don’t have a raw hem, and this pair is a great full-length option with a finished hem. The denim is not thick or stiff, rather it’s thin and therefore very flexible, has stretch through the legs, and feels easy to move around in! This pair comes in 15 colors (!!) and a range of sizes from 4 to 18 in both short and regular lengths! And they’re only $24.99! Check them out HERE. I’m wearing size 4. (Make sure to click “See all colors” and “See all sizes”!!)
For shoes, showed two options. One is with maroon pumps to add a splash of color. Several colors would work here, like bright red, cobalt blue, and green.
The second is with a close-toed shoe. You can also wear these jeans with booties that have a higher shaft like I mentioned in my post How to Wear Straight Leg Jeans. While I talked about ankle length straight leg jeans in that post, the same higher shaft booties work well with full length jeans as well. Look for booties with a shaft that is high enough and narrow enough to fit under the leg opening of your jeans like THIS pair, which is the pair I’m wearing above, or THIS pair.
Doesn’t this top make some easy and effortless holiday outfits?
Remember, you can grab these pieces ON SALE during macy’s Black Friday early access event through 11/23!
Gift Ideas & Deals
Now, here are some gift ideas that you can also get during the Black Friday early access event! Check my comments under some of the products for more info and details on the item.
These are some kitchen items that are REALLY good deals with REALLY, really good reviews!
Cozy & Home
For more gift ideas, check out the PMT Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide! It’s full of over 150 gift ideas, including some of my family’s and my favorite tried & true items that we’ve loved for YEARS. Check it out for gift ideas for friends, sisters, husbands, brothers, parents, kids, teachers, and more!
We’ll be adding new items regularly under Fresh Finds throughout the holiday season. So, check out our favorites, then come back in a few days to see the new gifts we found! Find it all HERE.