Today’s Gold & Black outfit and a few other festive casuals for December

The blogger’s outfit that Inge posted today reminded me of a favorite for this time of year. It is an outfit that I wear often in December. My pants are gold metallic fabric but not sequins. They are black on the underside so I like to wear them with black. I do not have a bag anything g like the one that the blogger is using. On my screen the black top and topper look more like a deep navy blue. I wonder if navy would also work with the gold pants. I would certainly wear this to a casual get-together or even to open gifts when one is on the floor with little ones who need help with ties and packaging. I would add gold sparkly jewelry and my bag would probably be gold metallic. The last few photos show a similar outfit in silver, which could be worn with black, white or grey.
Photos1-3: gold and black.
4-6: white/bone With puffer vest
7/8: red, with puffer vest. Which bag do you prefer?
9-11: silver

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  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    sweet Joy, YOU ARE ADORABLE AND FABULOUS. Always positive, fun, festive, and getting on with it. A role model to me. All soooo stinking cute, and hitting all the right notes and buttons! WELL DONE :)

    I prefer the bag in #7, but both are good. 

    YES to navy with the gold pants!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Angie, you are always so gratitude. I can’t wait to try navy with the gold pants for a way to change it. Sorry about the long shapeless Covid hair.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Joy, your COVID hair looks dramatic and wonderful :)

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thanks, Angie. I will try to see it that way.

  • Nikki replied 1 year ago

    Gold pants are spectacular! Snow queen essence with the white outfit. Super cool hair. Space age vibe with the silver ensemble. Great fun!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Nikki. I will be repeating versions of these this month as I am trying to stay at 20 wardrobe items or less for the month.

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    I like the silver, but also the cream.  You look like a snow princess.  I like your hair, too.  It’s gorgeous.

  • replied 1 year ago

    The gold jeans are SO flattering and chic . Love them - and your hair does look great !

  • Runcarla replied 1 year ago

    OMG!  You look so glamorous in your tonal outfits.  The white and silver combinations are knock outs!  Your hair looks graceful and deliberate.  

  • Jaime replied 1 year ago

    Love the black blazer and gold jeans and you are just fabulous in all white! And red. And silver!

  • slim cat replied 1 year ago

    Just wonderful! Love all the outfits - special mention of all white - snow queen look :) !
    I like the bag in #8 just a smidge more - but all good.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, JAileen, slim cat, Shevia, and Runcarla. I like to dress in tonal white and/or silver, so I do feel like a snow queen. Especially with snowflake jewelry.
    Lisa, Runcarla, and JAileen, not being able to wash my hair with shampoo is a mixed blessing. I use cream rinse instead which also helps the hair lie smoothly without static in our very dry air. The trade off is loss of body. I am so glad you like it and that it does not look too witchy.
    Your comments are very helpful and a huge boost.

  • kellygirl replied 1 year ago

    The metallics are just gorgeous on you, Joy. You look so pretty in all. Your gold pants remind me of my metallic BR pants I got last year--must get those into rotation soon!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Kellygirl, thank you, and yes, this is the best time to wear those metallics. Get yours into rotation. But watch out for the old geezers they attract and who want to chat. A simple neutral top is all you need.

  • kellygirl replied 1 year ago

    Haha. Thanks for the advice! I will be vigilant when I wear my metallic pants. 

  • Liesbeth replied 1 year ago

    You look so great and seem sorted for the holidays! I'm going to try and make do with what I have as well, even if the holidays won't look anything like usual here.

  • MsMaven replied 1 year ago

    Wow wow wow! I expected something great when I looked at the photos, but this is fabulous and gives me some hope. 

    I really like the way you have styled the pants, but when I 
    looked at the “snow princess” outfit was struck with awe. Then came the red, and I always love red. The last look is so chic. 

    Sorry for the gushing, but Joy, you look wonderful. It’s a struggle to stay upbeat these days. You are inspirational. And I love your hair. 

  • Minaminu replied 1 year ago

    Joy, I love how you wear metallics! You look festive and stylish, your outfits are always very inspirational to me :)

    I think your hairstyle is perfect, the lenght frames your face beautifully!

  • suntiger replied 1 year ago

    Wow! I definitely like your rendition more than the inspiration cause it's cohesive. Love the white outfit too! And yes to the bag in 7.

  • nemosmom replied 1 year ago

    All of these are so festive!!  Both bags are great, but I like 7 slightly more, because of how the light stripe echoes your hair.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Liesbeth. If you wear color and sparkle now, you wil
    be so ready for neurals In January..

  • Star replied 1 year ago

    I love your gold pants, and your silver outfit is really good. Once again, you have fabulous style!

  • Cardiff girl replied 1 year ago

    Well ,what a lovely treat on a dark December night.From snow queen to glittery bauble I think that you have definitely managed to capture the Christmas vibe here.

  • Inge replied 1 year ago

    Oh WOW Joy!! Your gold and silver outfits look absolutely amazing!! Very festive, lots of visual interest and fun sparkle without being over the top. Love them both equally!
    Gorgeous red dress too. I think I like that outfit best with the first bag because it adds a bit of pattern and contrasting colour to the look.

    Thanks so much for sharing these!

  • Jenn replied 1 year ago

    So glam!

  • Synne replied 1 year ago

    Wow!! The white-out and metallic outfit are the best, but these are all good! What a joy to see, thanks for the inspo!

  • Brooklyn replied 1 year ago

    Whiz bang Joy. The gold and silver outfits are AMAZING! You are so stylish. I want gold jeans! Love it all! I prefer the bag in 8 but both look good.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Brooklyn, you would rock gold jeans. You could wear them with your Renaissance pieces.

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