Do you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a fun challenge. Class to Night Out focuses on one piece per week, and aims to help you take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.
Kids of the ’90s, rejoice! Everything that we wore (and loved) in those days is back in style, and here at CF, we couldn’t be more excited about it. Leggings, overalls, flannel, and plaids of all forms are chic once more.
The most surprising addition to this trend? Turtleneck sweaters. I remember hating these back in the day – fidgety kids just do not like having their necks covered. But nowadays, I think they’re totally awesome. Perfect for those chilly days where you’re feeling a little moody.
This week, I’ll be showing you how to style a ’90s classic - a black turtleneck – for both a day of class and a night out. Read on if you’re ready for a little wardrobe inspiration!
(Sidenote: if you’re looking for more ways to wear a turtleneck, we recently wrote a whole post on the subject, so be sure to check that out for more outfit ideas!)
Black Turtleneck: Class
For a chic-yet-studious daytime ensemble, ditch the denim and pair your sweater with a pair of olive green knit jeggings. Next, add a pair of black-and-brown Chelsea boots for a super cozy winter look that incorporates mixed neutrals. Accessorize with a sturdy brown hobo bag and a pair of fleur-de-lis earrings for a girly vibe, then complete the outfit with a blinged-out leopard cuff.
Black Turtleneck: Night Out
Create a super glamorous nighttime look by pairing your sweater with a beaded mini skirt. I’m obsessed with these skirts – they add so much drama to your ensemble and minimize the need for jewelry! Add a little more sparkle with a black-and-gold statement necklace and matching amber studs. Complete this getup with classic accessories: a chic black clutch and ankle booties make this outfit truly sophisticated.
What do you think of the turtleneck trend? How would you style this sweater? Be sure to let me know what you think of the outfits in the comments, and what other pieces you’d like to see featured on Class to Night Out!
Holiday/New Year’s Eve party season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start looking for a fabulous holiday dress (or two!).
Personally, I’ve always had an issue finding the perfect dress, but I’ve come up with a list of my top five trusty stores that I know I can always count on to snag cute plus-size holiday dresses that are still fairly budget-friendly. Read on to check out all five of my picks:
1 & 2. Modcloth & ASOS Curve
ModCloth has a more vintage style while ASOS carries trendy and modern frocks, but what I love the most is that a majority of the dresses at both stores can be dressed up or down to fit the occasion.
Moreover, if you’re looking for an adorable daytime party dress, I would suggest picking one from ModCloth, but if you’re looking for an edgy and cool nighttime party dress, go for one from ASOS.
3. Lane Bryant
Is it any surprise that Lane Bryant is on this list? Probably not.
While some of their dresses are crazy expensive, they do have some really cute and decently priced ones. I think LB does a fantastic variety of short, fancy, and sparkly dresses that are festive without being too over-the-top.
That said, their selection is usually extremely limited, especially in stores. However, if you can grab a holiday dress from LB, go for it! The quality is great, so you’ll have a dress that you can wear for years to come.
From floral to stripes to polka dots, Torrid tends to carry a wide variety of prints since their target audience is a younger crowd. Because of that, if you’re looking for a fun holiday dress, Torrid is the place for you.
If you’re looking for a dress for a work/internship holiday party or even a daytime party, I’d highly suggest Avenue. Since they tend to cater to an older audience most of their dresses are on the more conservative side, but these frocks are still stylish and cute
Here’s a tip: jazz up one of the Avenue dresses with glam accessories and maybe even a headband for a fancier look! Accessories are everything.
What do you think?
Which are your favorite stores to find plus-size holiday dresses? Which one of the holiday dresses pictured above is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
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Art.com has a new promo code that’s good from now through 12/31: Enter SNOW25 at checkout to receive 25% off your entire order.
ASOS has extended their Cyber Monday deal through 3AM EST on 12/7. Get 30% off everything with code MOREMOREMORE. Offer excludes certain brands, so check the site for full details.
Banana Republic has the following offer: Starting 12/6, 40% off two full-priced items. Use code BRTWICE. Ends 12/8. Restrictions apply. Restrictions: Offer valid online and in stores through 12/8/2013 in the US and Puerto Rico. Additional restrictions and exclusions apply. Click here for complete details.
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The Body Shop is offering 50% off sitewide through 12/23. Use code SAVE50 at checkout. Offer excludes gift sets.
Calvin Klein has select items 50% off through 12/8.
Charlotte Russe is having a Blowout Sale, with select items marked down to $5, $10, or $15. Plus, dresses buy one get one for $12.50. These deals are good through today, 12/6, only.
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Express will give you $25 off for every $75 you spend. Enter code 9609 at checkout through 12/8. Plus check out their Best of Winter Sale to get 40% off select styles through 12/12.
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The Limited is offering 50% off full-priced sweaters and accessories, and 40% off all other full-priced items. No code needed. This deal is good through 12/7.
Lord & Taylor will give you 20% off regular, sale, and clearance items. Use code READY through 12/9.
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Tory Burch is offering free express shipping and free returns on all orders through 12/18.
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