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Five Looks: A Christmas Cookie Exchange


December didn’t kick off exactly as I had hoped–on my second day back at work after Thanksgiving, a bad illness sent me home, and I spent the next three days in bed with a fever. No fun! I’m happy to report that I’m feeling much better, and am now trying to get caught up on the festivities that I love about this time of year. I’m putting the finishing touches on my fall capsule wardrobe recap and hope to share it with y’all on Thursday, but in the meantime, I thought I’d round up a few outfit ideas for one of the (literally) sweetest holiday traditions: a cookie exchange! I love the way cookie exchanges are often on the┬ácasual side, but they’re still super festive. My outfit recipe (pun intended :)) for a cookie exchange?┬áCozy layers, sparkly accessories, and, of course, a bright red lip–my go-to shade is this one.

red pantsRed pants and sparkly flats by Style Within Reach

mckenna bleuA knit sweater, full skirt, and blanket scarf by McKenna Bleu

sequinsandstripesA neutral sweater with a statement necklace by Sequins and Stripes

pink peoniesA bright sweater, leather leggings, and a statement clutch by Pink Peonies

gal meets glamA neutral sweater with red lips and nails by Gal Meets Glam

What are your favorite holiday party themes? I’m also a big fan of Christmas cocktail parties and anything with a hot chocolate bar :)






  1. Kelly says:

    I’m hosting my first cookie exchange next week! So excited! I’ll be rocking my new Christmas sweater, purchased of course from Cracker Barrel. hehe

  2. Kristina says:

    So sorry to hear you were sick, Lisa! But I’m sure you’ll enjoy the remaining weeks of holiday fun even more now. I love cookie exchanges as well, who would not? But actually my favorite Christmas party tradition is a girls dinner that I do with my best friends from college each year. We cook together and do a white elephant gift exchange. I’m really sad to miss it this year due to studying in England.

  3. Dana says:

    A cookie exchange sounds fun! Cute outfit roundup!


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