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Christmas Holiday Fashion: Red Lipstick and Ankle Boots

I am a big believer in wearing red and green to Christmas gatherings. It’s just against my own personal moral code  not to. I’ve thrown in black, gold, or silver with just a touch of red or green sometimes, but you will never see me wear teal, orange, pink, or even turquoise to a Christmas event–even though I love those colors. I am LOVING the trend of hot pink and turquoise at Christmas, I even got those colors to decorate the tree in my girls room. But I just can’t do it in my holiday dress or in my main Christmas decor in my home.

Today I’m sharing a little “round up” if you will of the Christmas holiday fashion I’ve shared in the past two years, with links to the full posts.

Christmas Holiday Fashion

But first, what I wore the other day, coordinating with my daughters. Starting with the red lipstick–if nothing else, try a little red lipstick at Christmas time. Add it to all black and you’re festive!!

I found this adorable dress at It may be in stores also, but I saw it online. I am obsessed with the Peter Pan collar. And this dress LOOKED long enough for my liking, and I figured I could return it to my local Target if it didn’t fit right. (If you order over $50 you get free shipping, and I ordered a handful of things that I was trying out). It’s actually short sleeved, but it was FRIGID in Texas, so I put a long sleeved black shirt underneath, and I couldn’t even tell I had to do a make shift situation.

peter pan collar

When I was trying to decide what shoes to wear with it, the idea popped into my head to finally buckle down and get some ankle boots. I pretty much hated them when they came out. I thought they looked weird, and was pretty sure I wasn’t going to follow that trend. But they’ve been growing on me, and I found this black pair at Target in store. I was texting my friend McKenzie from Girl Loves Glam, asking her 20 questions about ankle boots while I was out shopping. Next up–trying them with pants! Watch for it…

Once I decided on that, I knew I needed some tights, and the gold polka dot pair from Old Navy just SPOKE TO ME! I couldn’t find the exact pair online, but this is similar. I just found them in my local store last week. I wore this outfit to church, which starts at 8:00 AM. I woke up early and washed my hair, blew it dry, and threw hot rollers in it, pulling them out as we drove to church (and I ate my oatmeal at the same time). It was QUITE curly (maybe too much?) and these pictures are 3 hours later after we got home.

polka dot tights

I found these fabulous dresses for my girls at Forever 21 for $7.90 each!!!! I and was going to save them for Christmas, but I decided to bust them out early to coordinate with me. I always love a good mother/daughter coordination;)

mother daughter coordination

I just love these girls, and that they like to get fancy with me!

mother daughter

black and white

Ok, so do you want to see other ideas for dressing up for Christmas parties? Check out full posts here:

Christmas Fashion Part I

Christmas Fashion Part II

One Red Sweater, THREE ways

Black Leather Pants

 You can see basics such as my red scarf, red necklace, red flats, gold flats, black boots, and RED lipstick being used over and over in different ways.

Christmas Party Fashion

Do you have a favorite??

Kristen Duke

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  1. What cute Christmas outfits! I’m glad you’ve come to like the ankle boots…yay! They look so cute with that dress! I will be looking for your Christmas attire tonight!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      you know, I read this comment just before i ran out the door and changed my pants from mint green to Christmas green just to uphold my own personal standards!

  2. Love the outfit!! You look so beautiful!! Love the tights and black boots. They look great with the dress. Beautiful!!

  3. You look FANTASTIC! I love the ankle booties! Thanks for the shout out. You are a babe.
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