Style Collaboration: Holiday Wear 3 ways, 3 bloggers

December 15, 2014


I am excited to bring to you today another style collaboration (see my last one here) with two lovely ladies, moms, and fashionistas that I have had the honor of getting to know better through the wonderful world of blogging.

I had wanted to come up with some collaborations for some time and contacted these two ladies as they had been interested in collaborating with me. Melissa was awesome enough to come up with the theme- holiday wear with the holidays coming up and I thought it was a brilliant idea.
Through collaborating with these ladies it has been nice to be real with each other and share in the love of totally different holiday outfits. Our outfits are all pretty casual with a touch of elegance and style for those holiday gatherings that we all know can either be dressed up or down or in between. As all three of us are moms I believe it is important to look nice and have some fun as well so I hope you will stay a bit and check these ladies out, visit their pages and enjoy meeting one another.

Susan of shows us today that you don’t have to wear heels or nice slacks and dress to celebrate the holidays but that it is just as fun in converse sneakers, boyfriend distressed jeans and layered tops and vest. Susan is a wife and mom to her 13 year old daughter and is a dog lover, here lab dog just had leg surgery.  If you could keep her family in your thoughts in prayers for their pups healing. You can visit her styled holiday post here.



Melissa of added a dressier outfit. I adore the chiffon pleated skirt paired with a graphic tee. The cardigan touch brings it all together to create a elegant formal outfit.  No doubt about it Melissa will be the talk (in a good way) of the party in her cute outfit. Melissa is a wife and mom to a 2 in a half year old son. You can view her outfit post here.

For this collaboration I am including photos taken from our personal friend and photographer Cary Elizabeth Photography. She has done 3 photo shoots for us now and because we were doing Christmas photos I asked if she could do some portraits and outfit shots for the blog and here are the results:

For this photo shoot and collaboration I choose to go with this dress I bought the night before the shoot for 50% on clearance at Old Navy. Because the dress was a bit tight and smug on me I wish I had shopped for a vest to go over it (we are our worst critics though) and the leggings were needed as the length of the dress was a bit short on me but for the price of the dress I was glad to make do and make it work for the photos that day.
I added a thrifted gold accent necklace and some golden bangles to give the outfit more personality and festive feel. I couldn’t decide on shoes that would do with the dress so I went with my leopard print shoes as leopard goes with everything.
So far I know this look would be perfect for holiday dinners and church events coming up and so I couldn’t wait to show it to you before hand. Check out below how I have also styled this dress and enter a Christmas wear challenge.

Outfit details-Dress: Old Navy (clearance)//Leggings (Old Navy)//Flats: via Plato’s Closet//Necklace: thrifted//Bracelets: Charlotte Russe// Lipstick: Maybelline//Nail Polish: Rimmel London, Red, Set, Go…

How else have I styled this dress: As a shirt, with a skirt.
It wasn’t until recently that I found a lovely white faux fur vest and so I have recently styled this same dress as a shirt under a skirt with a faux fur vest that you can see in this post here and by the photos below:


Sometimes I like to remix my closet and make more with what I have.

What about you? What will you be wearing this holiday season?

***The Winner of the $25 Target Giftcard and $25 Groopdealz Giftcard and more is Jessica W. Congratulations! Teressa should have e-mailed you to claim your prize*****

Linking up with:
Whitney with Personal Style Monday.

God Life Happy Wife

InDuffinitely Me

pleated poppy

Shopping My Closet

still being molly

Andrea of Friday Favorites at

Stylin' In St. Louis

The Fashion Canvas
Bless Her Heart Y'all

The Fashionista Momma
Style Honestly

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Rhea for #styletoinspire


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  • jeffriestyke December 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    This was such a fun collaboration. Thank you so much Rachel! And I love that shade of red on you! Merry Christmas! susan

  • Missy G December 15, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    You’re looking awesome, Rachel! I can never resist a sale at Old Navy either, haha. Thank you for your sweet comments on my outfit, as well. Your look has definitely inspired me to try a red and leopard look later on this week. Fabulous!

  • eirinipapadopoulou December 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    great collab! beautiful ideas!
    you all look stunning!


  • Ada December 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    What a wonderful Holiday Collaboration, Rachel. All 3 of you look great. Susan’s layered look with the herringbone vest is too cute. I am also glad to discovered another fashionable blogger like Melissa. And I love you in red, like I mentioned the last time you wore that tunic also. Love how simple yet dressy it looks with the tortoise ballet flats and gold statement necklace. Great idea pairing it with those pieces. Come link up this pretty look with me, today. If you do, please include a link back to my blog. Thanks. =)

  • Becky @ bybmg December 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    What a fun collaboration! It’s always great to get some more ideas to wear for the holidays!

  • Shauna December 15, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    You look so pretty! red is definitely your color 🙂


  • Gina @ On the Daily Express December 15, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Your photographer did such a great job with your outfit photos! Love the way you styled your dress with leggings here. Looks perfectly cozy and cute with just the right amount of holiday flair!
    Gina – On the Daily Express

  • Amy Fashion Blog December 15, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    you look awesome. You totally rocking that fur vest. I need to bring my out for a spin.

  • Ginny December 15, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Red is such a great color on you, fun collaboration too!

  • Shannon December 16, 2014 at 12:45 am

    You all look gorgeous! I love holiday wear! Your flats are too cute!

    <3 Shannon

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom December 16, 2014 at 3:19 am

    Red looks great on you and I love wearing leggings with a dress… I think it would look lovely with your white fur vest, too!

  • My Rose Colored Shades December 16, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Love that red sweater with the gold necklace. Great look for the holidays! ~Cynthia

  • Maria December 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    This is such a fun collaboration! You look gorgeous! I love the red and gold together- perfect colors for a Christmas Party!

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    Cute looks! All so different!

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