Casual Festive Outfits Try-On Session

Happy Friday, ladies. I’ve come across a lot of holiday clothes over the last few days. The stores are loaded with them! I thought it would be fun to try on and style some casual festive outfits from Talbots and J. Jill for you.

casual festive outfit with red plaid poncho

If you’re new here, welcome. A dressing room diary is when I go into a store and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25, and get a few styling notes. For reference, I’m 5’4″ and weigh around 137 lbs. I have an inverted triangle silhouette with broad shoulders, straight hips, and very few curves. I have a long torso and arms and often wear one size larger on the top than the bottom.

Both Talbots and J.Jill carry petite, regular, and plus, and plus petite. As always, you can click the red text for more info and to shop the item.

casual festive sweater and jeans outfit from talbots
WEARING –  FAIR ISLE CREWNECK PULLOVER  –  STRETCH CORDUROY LUREX JEGGINGS  –  PEARL BUTTON V-NECK CARDIGAN NO SHOW SOCKS

The sweater is described as a puff sleeve, but not so that I noticed so it must be very subtle. It’s in shades of soft gray heather and ivory. I am wearing misses small. The corduroy jeggings are in alloy silver color and have a subtle sheen all over them. They are only in misses and petite, I am wearing a 6 in misses with the bottom folded under.

I tossed on this pearl button v-neck cardigan. It’s a great wardrobe staple that also comes in black, ivory, or red. I am wearing a misses medium which is too large, so it runs true to size. I would likely go with the petite on this because the sleeves are nice and long.

casual festive outfits
WEARING –  RAGLAN FUNNEL NECK SWEATER  –  TARTAN SOHO LEGGINGSNON-SHOW SOCKS

I’m showing a closeup of the colors to give you a more accurate comparison. The festive plaid will go with so many things because it combines the blue of this sweater, along with navy, deep green, and a tiny bit of paler blue. These leggings fit beautifully and would be fun with a long blazer as well as a tunic sweater. I am wearing 6 misses.

Green seemed predictable so I paired them with this blue sweater. It comes in 6 colors, including a green to coordinate with the leggings:) I am wearing a misses small so it runs true to size.

festive outfit of snowflake top and plaid poncho from talbots
WEARING –  STRETCH VELVETEEN STRAIGHT-LEG PANTS  –  EMBROIDERED SNOWFLAKE SWEATSHIRT  –  COWL NECK PLAID PONCHO

These pants are a jeans style and come in 5 colors. They make these pants every year and they’re always popular. I am wearing a misses 6 and have the bottom folded under. (I do this often to get the highest rise possible). The embroidered sweatshirt (navy version here) has a deep pleat at the wrist so the sleeves are quite full. I’m wearing small in misses and it feels a bit large. The plaid poncho has a fabulous cowl neck and is a great cozy layer for the season. It comes in XS/S or M/XL/ I am wearing the XS/S and think it’s plenty large.

festive check pants from talbots
WEARING –  BUTTON CUFF TURTLENECK  –  STRETCH VELVETEEN JEANS 

The velveteen jeans are selling like hotcakes with good reason…they’re awesome…this from a woman who loves to wear neutrals:) They’re soft, high-rise, and fit like a dream. The holiday plaid is bright, cheery, and perfect to dress up or down. I am wearing a 6 regular. The sweater is a great basic that comes in 8 colors. I’m wearing a misses medium and I like the longer sleeves for my long arms:)

Here are a few things I found at J. Jill
buffalo plaid festive outfit with from j jill
WEARING –  BUFFALO PLAID HOODED SWEATER JACKET  –  LUXE SILK-BLEND TURTLENECK  –  AUTHENTIC FIT SLIM ANKLE JEANS

The turtleneck is a super soft silk blend that would be a workhorse in your wardrobe through the cooler months. It comes in 4 colors, including charcoal, and it’s also available in tall! I am wearing a misses in medium because they were selling like crazy in this color. This one is too large for me so it runs true to size.

The authentic fit jeans come in 5 colors. They sit just below the waist so if you have a short torso they may hit at your waist. I am wearing a misses 6 with the bottoms folded under. My long torso would prevent me from wearing these in petite.

The buffalo plaid sweater jacket is super cute. It has large snaps to close the front and patch pockets. I’m wearing a misses in small which feels too large on me so I could go down to the petite because the sleeves are nice and long.


WEARING –  ESSENTIAL PONTE PANTS  –  CHENILLE MOCK NECK SWEATER

This chenille sweater comes in 3 colors, I’m wearing the bordeaux. It’s softer and less saturated than the other reds I’m finding. It still has that holiday feel and will be more flattering on women with softer personal coloring or who want something less intense. I’m wearing a misses small. It’s super cozy. The body runs large so you could easily size down. These checked ponte pants are what enticed me to try on clothes. The pattern is subtle and the shape is flattering. J. Jill’s ponte pants are well made and stretchy enough that they make a nice polished alternative to leggings.


WEARING –  WASHABLE SILK CHARMEUSE TOP  –  FAIR ISLE CARDIGAN  –  HIGH-RISE STRAIGHT JEANS IN ‘LIGHT FLINT’

The washable silk blouse comes in 3 colors, I’m wearing spruce in misses small. I love 100% silk that’s machine washable and the sheen is low, which I also prefer to mirror finishes. The jeans are a classic high rise with a straight leg. They also come in blue, I am wearing a misses in 6 with the bottoms folded under. The cardigan is in shades of blue, peacock, cream, and gray so it will coordinate with many things. I am wearing a misses in small and the sleeves are long so I could go with the petite version.

Are you a fan of holiday-inspired outfits this time of year?

Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

 


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