Dear Santa, Here’s My List!

Dear Santa,

I don’t want a lot this year. Just a few select accessories, some comfy maternity pajamas for my growing belly and a nice pair of slippers.

Dear Santa

Lastly, I would like a Dodge Caravan Minivan for my growing family.


The Fashionable Housewife

What To Wear While Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping Housewife

It’s that time of year again! Everyone is desperately trying to get their Christmas shopping done in time. Who can be bothered with what they look like right now? Well, please… I beg of you! Don’t go out of the house in sneakers and pajama pants. I’ve seen WAY too many ladies out shopping wearing the most absurd and unacceptable outfits this month. Don’t be one of them! Just because you are distracted by holiday shopping doesn’t mean you have to scare people while you are doing it. It’s just as easy to be comfortable AND fashionable. That’s what we are ALL ABOUT here at The Fashionable Housewife.

So we’ve compiled a few tips on what to wear as well as some outfit ideas to get you inspired for dressing up this holiday season!

Things to keep in mind when you get dressed to go out Christmas shopping…

  1. COMFORT! Nobody cares if you are rocking your 4 inch stilettos in the mall. Really. Find your most comfortable, yet STYLISH jeans, like these Lee Perfect Fit Skinny Jeans, and strut your stuff. Don’t head our in pajama pants and sneakers! You will scare the other shoppers and make a spectacle of yourself.
  2. WARMTH! I don’t like lugging my coat around the stores, so I dress with many layers that I can peel off one at a time as I get overheated. Start with a tank top or cami, followed by a long sleeve shirt, a sweater that is easy to get on and off, and top it off with a vest, bulky knot sweater or light jacket.
  3. ACCESSORIZE! Just because you are comfy doesn’t mean you can’t look glam! Don your most sparkly jewels, like these sparkly Penguin Studs from Fossil, and get into the festive spirit of the season.
  4. FOCUS! It’s easy to get distracted while doing your Christmas shopping but try to stay focused! Only one week left before Christmas so now is the time to buckle down and get things done! Try apps for your iPhone like Retale to help get things done faster and cheaper.
  5. TIME! Keep track of time by wearing a stylish watch like this Decker Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch from Fossil so you don’t have to keep pulling your iPhone out of your pocket all day.

Wondering how all that translates into real life? See below…

christmas shopping

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It all started with the desire for the perfect vintage-inspired bag. It had to be classic, of course, but remarkable in its design. With this in mind, Fossil created the Vintage Revival collection. Crafted from hand-burnished Heirloom leather (the richest, most coveted leather to date), this collection draws inspiration from the iconic vintage silhouettes and styling details of the past to create a timeless look that transcends the ages in an intense way. This fall, Fossil updated all of their favorite and best-selling styles in an exotic crocodile-embossed leather, stunning giraffe-printed hair calf, and rich colors, like spruce green and a warm rust color.

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The covetable details include the timeless design, heirloom leather and the gorgeous Fall colors like soft yellow, rust, pecan, spruce green and giraffe hair calf.

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I can think of so many outfits I could pair with these gorgeous bags. I think my favorite is the Small Flap Handbag that comes in red, navy, brown and my favorite… the Metallic embossed leather. Here are three outfits I would wear with this gorgeous bag…


French Bulldog Sweater Set Outfit

Moto Jacket & Polka Dot Sweater Blouse

Bow Dress with Green Suede Boots


I could come up with so many more outfits to go with this adorable handbagm but now it's YOUR turn!


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Spring Florals, Yes Please!

Spring is all around us and Florals were abound on the runways… this is a trend that we can really make work in our everyday lives because it’s fresh, romantic and very feminine; any gal can pull off a little or a lot… it’s up to you!

For us?


ASOS HERO T-Bar Peep Toe Slingback Sandals, AE Floral Chiffon Tank , Fossil Morgan Messenger Bag, Steve Madden Gabreyla Sandals, Tara Jarmon FloralEmbroidered Skirt, Santi Clutch



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Spring 2011 Sassy Accessories Trends

At this stage of the game, us ladies are just chomping at the bit to get out of our Winter drudgery and get into our Spring best! It is surely much easier to incorporate Spring prints and sassy accessories into our wardrobes when the sun is shining more and the temperature is rising! I’ve highlighted some of my favorite Spring accessories for your viewing pleasure. What are you waiting for? Let’s start planning our Spring wardrobes now!

Corso Como Women’s Spring, $78.00, Spring Step Breezy, $99.00, Karrie Platform Bow Wedge, $24.99

Harajuku Lovers Toffee Carryall, $118.00, Call it Spring Albonese Crossbody, $24.99, Fossil Keyper Printed Satchel, $78.00

Cara Accessories ‘Critter’ Blowfish Crystal Stretch Ring, $42.00, Cara Accessories ‘Critter’ Bee  Stretch Ring, $38.00, Cara Accessories ‘Critter’ Butterfly Crystal Stretch Ring, $68.00

Jewelry for Trees 14k Gold Pendant, $167.99, Damask Cutout Bracelet, $7.80, Tiered Teardrop Earrings, $3.80

Bold Red Accessories to Brighten Your Day

I’m feeling very red today – perhaps because I was seeing red in the parking lot at the mall this afternoon – but anyway I was thinking about bold accessories, and red accessoires, and holiday accessories and I managed to come up with my holiday wish list…all red…all great for the holidays and well beyond:

I’m lusting after this Rebecca Minkoff  bag.  I love the shape and the design.  It looks like it would wrok with a variety of moods and styles and I could use it for a long time.

Enamored Drawstring Bag available at

In case Santa isn’t feeling quite so generous I love this bag from Fossil as well:

Fossil Modern Cargo Tote $168 at

And what goes better with a bold red purse than bold red shoes or boots:

Burt Red Carson Boot $348 at

These red Frye Carson boots are great.  I could live in them!  And imagine how bold and bright your attitude would be wearing them!  To complete your redness, slick on the perfect shade of red lip sitck and have the brightest, boldest day ever!