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Sunday, November 25, 2012

How to Dress for the Holidays and SAVE!

Hi! My name's Danielle! I'm so excited to be guest blogging (for the 1st time!) here at Blissful and Domestic! I blog over at Goodwillista- a blog dedicated to inspiring you that you don't have to spend much to look great! On my blog I show off my thrift store and bargain finds! 

Soooo, Christmas is coming up! I wanted to show you some holiday party outfits that I put together many from thrift stores, because I think you should SAVE your money on gifts and not worry about spending a fortune to look good for all those family members and friends you haven't seen in a while!

This outfit is SO simple! Just put on your favorite LBD (little black dress), throw on some tights and a cardigan, and belt it! I'm sure everyone has these items in their closet, but if not, just head on over to your local thrift store where I bet you could find em'!
Dress: Plato's Closet $6.99
Cardigan: Goodwill $3.49
Belt: TJ Maxx Clearance $0.70 (yepp, you read that right!)
Tights: Old
Booties: Rack Room Shoes BOGO $35.00 
Total Outfit Cost: $46.18

Blouse: Goodwill 3.49
Skirt: Goodwill $3.49
Tights: Old
Belt: TJ Maxx Clearance $0.70
Flats: Goodwill $3.49
Total Outfit Cost: $11.17
Here's a close up so you can see the scalloped collar detail! 

So, maybe you're thinking, "A dress? A skirt? My family is way too casual for all that!" Mine too, haha. Except for me, I'm usually all dressed up! But, here's an option for you if you don't want to be too dressy.
Cardigan: Walmart $10.00
Blouse: Goodwill $3.49
Jeans: Express Clearance $11.00
Boots: Random website that I don't remember $40.00
Pearl Necklace: Goodwill $1.99
Pearl Earrings: Forever 21 Old
Total Outfit Cost: $66.48

Thanks for reading! I hope you'll stop by! Happy Holidays :)


  1. You look great! I also am a thrift store junkie....and our town has just opened up a new Goodwill.....thanks for the post...I just went and followed your blog.

  2. These outfits are great Danielle!! Thanks for sharing - I LOVE thrifting for clothes but have the bad tendency of choosing stuff that doesn't quite fit:( I need to stop bringing the kids so I can focus:) New follower here also!

    Thanks Danielle W. for hosting - great guest post!! -Lindsey @ If I Had a Million Hours

  3. Wow! I love all those outfits! I love going to thrift stores but I usually don't look at the clothes because I don't think I'll find anything good. But you inspired me to search until I find some cute stuff! You look like you're wearing an expensive outfit from like Ann Taylor :)

  4. I'm obsessed with the Goodwill and thrift stores, so naturally I had to go to your blog and become a follower. Cute post!

    Blessings from Oklahoma City,
    Meredith at

  5. I've been wanting to thrift more! I am honestly excited to follow Goodwillista! ;] Love her ideas already.

  6. I'm sure you are not a human you are an angel
    You look so cute with your read hair hhhhh
    I wish you always be happy
    GOD keep safe you and your family I talking about your daughters and husband :)


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