Holiday Outfits + Express Giveaway!

Today Carylee and I are celebrating the one year anniversary of our linkup with a BIG giveaway to the store that brought us together, and I decided to re-visit our first ever collaboration theme of Casual Holiday Get Together Outfits.

Back then, I shared five celebrity-inspired outfit options. In the past year I've found that my own go-to outfit for most dressy/casual gatherings (holiday or not) consists of a cami, blazer and pants, like this:
Sources: OneTwo / Three / Four

One of my favorite products Express released this year is the Barcelona Cami, and it's the perfect piece for re-creating this type of look. Carylee and I both loved this Kendall Jenner outfit enough to re-create it with our Barcelona Camis, and I thought Kate Moss's similar version with black pants was also a great option, maybe slightly dressier:
Outfits Details:  Barcelona Cami: Express / Blazer: H&M (Similar) / Bag: Forever 21 / Shoes: DV Safia (Similar) / Kendall Jenner / Carylee / Kate Moss

The white version is probably my most-worn color since it goes with just about everything, and it also works great with the easy dressy/casual blazer + cami + pants formula:
Outfits Details:  Barcelona Cami: Express / Black Blazer: Express / Grey Blazer: Piperlime (Similar) / Jeans, Bracelet, Necklace: Express / Black Wedge Pumps: Sole Society / Leopard Lace Up Heels: DV Safia / Carylee / Claire Danes /

And good news! These camis and everything else at Express are 50% off today for Cyber Monday - with free shipping on every order)! For a review of the Best of Express, check out my posts from last week of the Top 15 products (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) and my recent Collector's Favorites list.

But if you're already broke from Black Friday and on a spending freeze (like me), I still have one more piece of good news! This one has me excited at Jessie Spano levels:

Carylee and I are collaborating with a group of some of the nicest bloggers on the block to giveaway $650 to EXPRESS! And truly, this is a great group of authentic, supportive women who have made the blogging experience so much better for me personally.  I couldn't be happier to be working with them to make one of our readers a very lucky lady! (Or gentleman!)

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents, however, the total of the e-gift card will be based on $650 US dollars. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 10th, so be sure to enter using the Rafflecopter below!

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  1. I so love that you went back to our original theme that started this all! I should have done that, too!
    The white blazer look is one of my all time favorite inspiration outfits - I'm kind of sad I didn't get proper photos of it! Guess I shall need to wear it again!!
    Happy 1-year! <3 #andithoughtilovedyouthen
    Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

  2. As I read this post, I have cheesy sitcom songs running through my head LOL!

    Thanks for asking me to join your holiday link-up - it was definitely the start of a fun friendship :-)

    Also - I've REALLY gotten into blazers and tanks this year too...it's really a "can't fail" outfit...I'll be pinning some looks from this page for future inspiration :-)

    MY BLOG: ♥♥♥ Ella Pretty ♥♥♥

  3. I love the back then post, I need to check them out one day. Happy one year to you both, this is the best giveaway ever :)


  4. Cami's, blazers and a pair of awesome perfect fit jeans is always the perfect go-to look! Happy 1 yr anniversary doll, I'm honored to be apart of the celebration with this amazing giveaway!


  5. Great Outfit inspirations <3


  6. Congrats on your 1 year linkup anniversary! I love the back then post! Thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway! Fingers crossed!


  7. Congratulations on the linkup anniversary! Seriously, Manic Monday is one of my favorite linkups because you guys make it great. Love the white blazer and black cami look from both you and Carylee. I may have to copy that look one of these days. Thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway and have a great week, Gina! ~Cynthia

  8. You can never go wrong with a blazer and jeans. I love Jesse! You always manage to make me laugh. Congrats on the one year, and thank you for letting me be part of it! Hooray for giveaways!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  9. Love the classic look of the denim with a great blazer! I need to work on getting a better selection of blazers in my closet...love the white (both the blazer & barcelona)!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  10. Kendal look is the perfect mix of classy and casual, love it! The Barcelona cami is the perfect go-to piece for a night out or simple NYE look. It will probably be my go-to this year if all else fails lol

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

  11. I love the Barcelona tank paired with a blazer! Such a classic look and perfect for the holidays! Not only am I so excited about your giveaway but 50% off at Express today is extra good too! Hope you had a great Turkey Day!

  12. A blazer and jeans is such a staple look now days, you can go from day to night so easily!

  13. I'm sooooo happy to be a part of Manic Monday - more power to you ladies!!! CHEERS!!!!


  14. Great and interesting post as always. One thing for sure, you never do a boring post. I now need a white blazer lol. Great giveaway by the way!!!

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  15. I own sooo many of the barcelona camis! They are definitely a big favorite of mine, and they come in so many different patterns/colors. I need to get myself a few more nice blazers. I only have 2 right now and they are both black. lol!

  16. What a great giveaway and I NEED that white blazer!!!!!

  17. Congrats on the one year anniversary!! I love Manic Monday's and am honoured to be co-hosting with you two amazing ladies!! And lol that Jessi Spano reference is hilarious;-)

  18. Woop woop!! Congrats on your one year MM milestone! I am happy to be a part of it and this fab giveaway!

  19. Congrats on your 1st year together! So exciting! I'm so happy to participate in such an amazing giveaway with great bloggers. Cheers!

  20. Congrats! Love the black cami/white blazer look.

    Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

  21. Holy moly $650??! thats insane! i feel silly in blazers but they look great on everyone else!

  22. One combo you didn't show that I love is a white top with a white blazer!! This with black pants and some pearls is so classic!
    xo, Lee

  23. Congrats on a year of Manic Monday! LOVE that Jessie Spano pic -- too good:)

  24. Thank You SO Much for doing this giveaway! All of the looks you put together are amaze!

    1. Thank you for stopping by Brittany and good luck on the giveaway!!

  25. I am so happy that I "met" you and Carylee this past year. Thank you so much for organizing the giveaway and for hosting the weekly link-up. I think you guys have the best one out there ;-)

  26. Yayyyy! Such an awesome giveaway! I'm pumped for this. :)
    Also pumped you worked in a Saved By The Bell reference. Atta girl!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  27. Awesome look and inspirations!! Really great!

    ♘ www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

  28. what gorgeous holiday casual outfits! I love this time of year!

    xo ClassToCloset

  29. Love these outfits, Seriously I live for my white blazer I use it soooooo much!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  30. What a fabulous giveaway! I really love the white blazer!

  31. I too am obsessed with the Barcelona camis. They go with everything! Love reading your blog too!

  32. Obsessed with my Barcelona cami! Fingers, toes and eyeballs crossed for this giveaway!
    ~ Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

  33. I love all the looks. Thanks for sharing buddy and enjoy!

    Eye See Euphoria : http://eyeseeeuphoria.com/post/unrivaled-creations


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