A Bit Holiday

I wanted to be a bit festive over the weekend so I pulled out some very old pieces, this beaded antler tee from J.Crew, and this velvet blazer from Urban Outfitters. I often feel like the best way to wear a very old piece is to pair it with a very new piece, so I'm wearing a new pair of girlfriend jeans from Gap.

I swear I've been trying so hard to not shop for myself this month, but I'll admit a couple pieces may have slipped into my cart. Mostly from Gap and their family of brands, partly because I have a credit card which gives such good rewards, and partly because time and again, Gap proves to have some of the best customer service I've ever received. I ended up needing to call them three times this month and each time they not only helped me with what I needed, but were so kind and friendly, I ended each call with a smile on my face. I can't say that is something I've experienced from too many other realtors, particularly during the busiest shopping season of the year, so if a pair of gap jeans ends up in my cart and they are under $30, I'm just going to let it slide.

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The Rundown
Velvet Blazer Urban Outfitters similar
Beaded Antler Tee J.Crew eBay
Distressed Girlfriend Jeans Gap
Nude Pumps "Natalie" Naturalizer
Bag "Lewis Drive Michela" Kate Spade similar
Leather Pom Matine
Watch "Classic Sheffield" c/o Daniel Wellington
Diamond Chip Ring c/o Crown Jewelry
Nail Color "Bubbles Only" Essie
Gold Ball Earrings Kohl's


  1. I am a committed closet purger, as you know, and for the most part, I have no regrets about that. But it does mean that pulling out very old pieces is not an option for me and every once in a while, when I see someone style something they've had for a long time really well, I am sorry about that. Your outfit is a great example of that. (I am also sometimes over-hasty in getting rid of things; I still kick myself for parting with a pair of black kick flare jeans. They didn't fit well but I could have tailored them rather than getting rid of them, but I was convinced I would simply find a replacement pair with a better fit. Sadly, I never have.)

  2. What a lovely holiday outfit Lydia! I loft the soft, but sparkly tee with those jeans. I get the kids so much from Gap and should really revisit it for myself!

  3. That antler tee is so unique! Also I love your denim!

  4. I do love that antler tee! And so true, sometimes good customer service deserves a few more dollars spent, haha! We punish companies with poor service so we should celebrate those with great service!
    I've almost pulled the trigger on new clothes a few times this month but each time I've felt guilty and left my cart hanging

  5. Love that you pulled out old pieces! It shows you don't constantly need to buy new pieces. But I also slipped up this holiday season and bought a few things for myself as well. It's so hard when it's something you know you'll wear all the time and affordable.


  6. It's always so hard not to make purchases in December for yourself! I do love this antler tee - festive without being crazy:)

    Black Coffee Beautiful

  7. I love your shoes! They look great with jeans :-)

    Mira Audrey’s

  8. I have that same rewards card, and I always find some great deals with it. Just lately I bought the fleece sweatshirt at Banana Republic, and with all the discounts, I ended up getting it free!!

  9. That antler tee is so much fun! It's festive, but not in-your-face which I love. And your velvet blazer is a gorgeous topper for it! Love this casual, chic look!

  10. It's great when you find a company that has really exceptional customer service, isn't it? And it seems like it's becoming more and more of a rarity so it makes perfect sense to have some consumer loyalty to those that do offer it. Also, side note, I adore that festive t-shirt.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  11. I love how you styled this whole look and especially love that velvet blazer!

  12. Love the festive pops to this outfit!

  13. I love the subtle holiday vibes of the tee! It looks so cute with the tasseled bag too!

    District of Chic

  14. I am loving the gold touches with this - the fun antler tee, the tassel on your bag and the gold heels! :)

    I've also bought a couple of things for myself this month, haha! I tried to be good but a few purchases snuck in while buying for other people!

    Hope that you are having a nice week so far! We took the kids out to a special snow event yesterday, it was a lot of fun, but so strange with the humidity here in Brisbane, haha! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  15. That is such a cute outfit! I always love digging in my closet for clothes when I need some inspiration.

  16. Gap has the best rewards and I can always find a great deal! Love this chic look! Your antler tee is so fun!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  17. I love mixing old and new pieces. I think you totally nailed it with bringing those older pieces out and pairing them with a trendy piece. Definitely makes it a yes!


  18. I love those jeans!! Super cute with that top!

  19. This tee is so adorable! I love how you paired it with a blazer for a bit more of a dressed up look!

  20. That's a lovely blazer you have there dear! So cute with the shirt underneath too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  21. I love the blazer and shirt combo! The heels really dress up this look!

  22. I love that blazer!! I’ve been on the hunt for a velvet one. I also struggled with not shopping for myself oops

  23. Love that little bag with the tassel- so cute!

    xo, Kristina

  24. I had no idea Gap gave such good customer service. We had Gap and BR here but only briefly they went out of business about 3 years ago. But they were so overpriced!
    As someone who also sticks to keeping around older garments and re wearing them you know i appreciate this look and what you have done : wear old with new in a totally different way is what i aspire to.
    Hope you have a great Christmas.