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

Today’s Outfit: Rock & Republic Jeans and Sweater

Rock & Republic for Kohl's

Check it out… It’s another pair of Rock & Republic jeans! I saved the best for last…

These Rock & Republic Berlin Skinny Jeans have gold studded R’s on the back pockets that are endlessly cool. I think they go great with this Rock & Republic black cable knit sweater I got on sale for $8.40! It was originally $84.00. What a bargain, right? I love the iridescent sheen on the front. It’s kinda flip-flop color in the sunshine too which is cool.

Rock & Republic

Rock & Republic

I also found this amazing Sonoma brand necklace at Kohl’s, on sale for $4.80 (Originally $24.00). It came in brown leather with gold studs (shown below) and gray leather with silver studs. I decided to get the gold one because all my “eclectic” jewelry is gold tone.

necklace from kohls

My mom actually came across these earrings while we were shopping together in Kohl’s and insisted they were totally “ME”. On sale for $5.60? Yes, I brought them home! I really like them because not only do they go with the necklace, but they go with a lot of other items I already own. Definitively a good investment!

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Urban Decay makeup



Kohl’s provided me with the Rock & Republic Jeans for this review/post.
They also provided me with a gift card to complete my look.
My thoughts and opinions are my own, regardless of monetary compensation.
My opinion is that Kohl’s is pretty, damn awesome.


Today’s Outfit: Rock & Republic Destroyed Denim

Rock & Republic

Today I’m rocking some sweet fitting Rock & Republic Jeans with a cute top I snagged at Kohls last week for just $15.99.

First off, these jeans are amazing. They fit like a glove – as if they were tailored just for me! I’m 5’2″ weigh around 110lbs and the size 2 fits like a dream. They have just enough stretch to them to be comfortable, but not so much that they start looking like leggings. Very flattering cut and the sequins behind the distressed holes are a unique and surprising touch. The style is Rock & Republic Berlin Distressed Skinny jeans and while they retail for $88.00, we all know that you never pay full price at Kohls! Almost everything is always on sale and there are so many ways to save at Kohls, it’s ridiculous.

Rock & Republic Distressed Jeans

My favorite section to shop in Kohls? The jewelry section! I always find so many awesome pieces for insane prices… We’re talking like less than $5 per piece.

The necklace I’m wearing was $3.60, people. How do you beat that?

These two Rock & Republic for Kohl’s bracelets are no exception either. Each one was less than $5 on sale! You’ll have to head into stores to find these pieces because I think the whole Rock & Republic jewelry line is on sale right now. I bought at least 10 pieces… Everything was so cute, I couldn’t resist!

Rock and Republic Jewelry

These Rocket Dog Black Ankle Booties are going to get a LOT of wear this Fall. So many different ways to wear them and they are surprisingly comfortable.

Rocket Dog Ankle Booties

Rock & Republic for Kohls

Stay tuned for two more outfits styled around Rock & Republic jeans! You are going to LOVE the outfits I put together! ;-)

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Kohl’s provided me with the Rock & Republic Jeans for this review/post.
They also provided me with a gift card to complete my look.
My thoughts and opinions are my own, regardless of monetary compensation.
My opinion is that Kohl’s is pretty, damn awesome.


Trendy Denim Styles for Spring 2013

Now that spring is here, it’s time to pack up those well-worn boots and fading tights. As much as we love them, it’s time for a break. We know it’s not shorts and tank top warm yet, so in this interim weather, we’re making sure that there are still trendy clothes for women and options galore. We definitely recommend a few of these stylish trendy jeans for women to get you through the next few months. We promise that by the time summer comes, you’ll be begging for cooler weather just to keep these on!

Take a look:



The sky high jeans are great high-waisted jeans for long legs.These jeans accentuate a little waist and elongate beautiful legs. The high-waisted button-up jeans style adds a unique twist to this already fun trend. Pair these with heels and a flowy top and you’ll be sure to turn heads.



Other trendy jeans for women are the three button skinnies with a somewhat high waists and loops for a unique belt addition. These would go perfectly with a crop top for a warmer night out on the town. This classic style is easy to work with, completely flattering, and always comfortable.



The zip front jeans are great for an edgier look. A great pair of high-waisted jeans in black, these have one single zipper at the front for closure.The slight wash adds a funky faded color, and the elastic band creates optimal comfort. These would look super cool with a leather jacket and combat boots or pumps.



These retro Saved By the Bell jeans are reminiscent of everyone’s favorite TV show from the nineties. The funky styles were fresh, young, and so distinct. These cute denim jeans are remarkably similar to those worn by Lisa, Kelly, and Jessie. Step out in these and you’ll feel as cool as your childhood idols.


destroyed jeans

The sweet slice jeans are the perfect acid wash skinny jeans that should be in every woman’s closet!The faded wash shows off tan skin or illuminates light complexions with the peak-a-boo rips of the distressed style. The funky feel of these jeans can be enhanced with a beanie and a loose shirt. Ripped skinny jeans for women are no longer hipster or off-beat – they’re essential!


To reward yourself for the spring cleaning you’ve done, go out and buy these awesome steals. You’ll be sure to look great in all of these styles!

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Outfit Ideas: Skinny Jeans with Wedge Pumps

If you entered for a chance to win a pair of Tsubo Lindara Wedge Pumps you might be wondering what to wear with pumps or how to wear skinny jeans. Well I think I found an Outfit Idea you’re going to like!

wedge pumps

wood pumps

I got this sweater on Zulily.com for only $15.99 and it retails for $59.00! It’s soft, warm and goes great with skinny jeans. I’m wearing it with Liverpool Jeans Company ‘Abby’ Skinny Supersoft Stretch Jeans and let me tell you, these jeans are SOOOOFT! A buttery suede like softness that feels amazing against your skin and get has a stretch to it too. I’m in love with these…

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dENiZEN Totally Shaping Pull On Skinny Jeans Review

Before I get totally ready for the day and finish getting dressed, I wanted to snap a few pics of my dENiZEN Totally Shaping Pull On Skinny Jeans

skinny jeans front

I’m no model but I think these jeans fit my mom-of-two body absolutely perfect. The rise in the front and back are perfect for me and as you can see. They cover my mommy tummy and there is no gaping in the waist in the back like the other dENiZEN jeans. The length is a little too long for me, but I can just roll them up, which is a really trendy way to wear jeans right now anyway.

skinny jeans back

These are a size 2 regular (they come in long and short lengths too!) and I couldn’t ask for a better fit or feel. My measurements are currently: 24? waist, 31? hips. Hopefully that will give you an idea of the sizing and how they might fit you.

They are almost like wearing Denim Leggings! The pull on style makes the front flat so your shirts look smooth instead of bumping out where the button closure and zipper usually are. I would not wear these with a shirt tucked in, but they are perfect for wearing with shirts that lay on top and are long enough to cover the waist band.

Overall, I absolutely LOVE these jeans and have been wearing them a lot recently. Easy to throw on, very comfortable, stretchy yet hold their shape and I have found they are also fairly stain resistant. (Thank you to my two year old for that part of the test!)

I think you’re going to love my Today’s Outfit to stay tuned and I will show you the pics in a moment!

Women’s dENiZEN Jeans are available only at Target and Target.com for around $28 per pair. I recommend that you try them on in the store to find which style fits you perfectly. (I also noticed they also have their totally shaping skinny jeans available in red, pink, purple and teal! click here)

* The product for this review was provided to us free of charge for the purpose of product testing. This does not effect our opinion of the products in any way. We only write about products we personally like and use, regardless of how they were acquired.

dENiZEN Totally Shaping Skinny Jeans Review

Last Thursday, January 31st, before I dressed up in my with the purple Waterproof Ahnu Laguna Boots that we’re giving away (Last chance to enter is Feb 16th at 11:59 PM), I had the hubs take a pic of the dENiZEN Totally Shaping Skinny Jeans that I received to review.


As you can see above, they look pretty great from the front. The thighs and hips fit well, they are a little long for me (I’m 5’2″) but overall they are great.

Just one little problem that I seem to have with a lot of jeans… A large gap in the waist in the back.


I have no yet figured out why some jeans fit perfect and why some are enormously huge in the waist and gaping in the back. They fit perfect everywhere else! I couldn’t size down because then the hips and thighs would be too tight. These are another pair of jeans that I will end up always wearing with a belt or will put into my “bring to a tailor someday” pile that is getting quick large…

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