Casual Glam for Thanksgiving

holiday glam. metallic fashions

As we gear up for the holiday season, it’s time to add some shine. I was recently able to pick up a new outfit from NYDJ’s latest collection for this holiday-inspired look. I wanted something that would be chic and comfortable for Thanksgiving (which I am hosting). But of course, I wanted the outfit to be stylish too.

What I picked was a sweater and denim combo. The sweater is from the NYDJ Holiday Collection it’s a open-stitch metallic sweater made form Lurex ($98). The pants are also NYDJ a Spanish Moss Darleen Cargo Legging ($120)–note you might need to size up. I did in these. I love the trim fit and the color is a nice break from everyday denim–it’s a bit fancier for the holiday.

booties plus denim, NYDJ

I went for a basic, rugged denim plus a bit of shimmer on top. I didn’t realize NYDJ made such lovely sweaters. This one is sheer enough for night, yet with a less dressy pant, can be worn during the day.

All it took was digging out these suede booties from Sofft (get a similar pair here) and putting on the right accessories and boom! Thanksgiving is done (now I need to buy a turkey).

thanksgiving outfit

Now let’s talk jewelry. The necklace ($25), earrings ($15) and ring ($10) are from Avon from the Paula Abdul FOREVER collection. And speaking of AVON the nails are Brushed Metals–a new collection from the nail line. It’s awesome. Really textured and edgy.

avon jewelry

The bracelets are from Stormy at and yes, I’m obsessed with them and yes again, I’m sharing the wealth! The linky winner this week will be winning a set in mint!

avon nail polish

I hope you’ll share what you’ve been wearing on Monday Mingle. Monday Mingle is a fashionable collaboration between me, Jill from Glamamom and Kristin from BonBonRoseGirls. Each week we post about our personal style and then invite our friends to join in the fun. If you link up you’ve taken the first step towards winning. This week I’m hosting and I’m giving away this fabulous set of leather wraps bangles from–just like the one featured in this fashion shoot!

Linky prize!

mint leather wrap bracelet

All photos by Bellamy Blue our favorite NYC studio

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Momtrends was not paid for this post. As always, we get a lot of free clothing to style. But no one paid me to put any of this together. You must be 18 and a US resident to win. Everyone who enters will be added to the Momtrends monthly newsletter. Giveaway ends on 11/24/13.


  • That sweater is to die for and yes, very holiday glam! I like the subtle shimmer. You look bella as always 🙂 xo

    • momtrends

      Thanks Maria! Fun to sparkle a little at the holidays.

  • Ann Wood

    Ah yes, I have some of these jeans and they do fit beautifully. What a pretty sweater too! Great looking shoe also. I really like your style, perfect for the holiday.

    blue hue wonderland

    • momtrends

      Thanks Ann. The folks at NYDJ really know what they are doing when it comes to designing flattering pants.

  • i am loving these colors. you look gorgeous.

    • momtrends

      Thanks Megan. Fall hues rock!

  • Love your outfit. The metallic sweater is great. Those bangles are adorable. Hope I win. :)Daphne.

    • momtrends

      Good luck! But they are REALLY affordable. If you don’t win, buy some!

  • Happinessatmidlife

    What a great sweater! I have a similar sweater that I purchased from the Loft and would not thought of pairing it with olive pants. Love it!!


  • LOVE your outfit, especially the sweater! The leather wraps bangles look amazing on you!!!

    • momtrends

      Thanks Janise.

  • Love the combo of neutrals, and that sweater is gorgeous!! I’ve never shopped NYDJ – poking around there now. Thanks for the intro!

    • momtrends

      You bet. It’s a great brand and they are really evolving into more than just denim.

  • Not Dressed As Lamb

    Nicole that bronze colour is sooooo gorgeous on you! Plus I am so loving that nail polish, your manicure is beautiful 🙂
    Thanks for hosting as always!

    Catherine x

    • momtrends

      Thanks Catherine. I am always drawn to dramatic nails.

  • Pam@over50feeling40

    Great look, Nicole! I love the booties…you are ready to Christmas shop! Have a great week and thanks for hosting!

  • so understated and beautiful…I woudl rock this for thanksgiving festivities where I like to be comfortable and still stylish! C

    • momtrends

      Thanks Carly. Since I do 90% of the cooking, it’s gotta be comfortable.

  • Love it! And those bracelets are killer!

    • momtrends

      They are awesome and a steal!

  • Love this Nicole. Totally given me inspiration on what to wear for my Thanksgiving!


  • Tanvi

    Loving the hair do (and the outfit of course!)

  • WE

    Love the accessories and your nail paint! Such a cute outfit..thanks for the link up..

    • momtrends

      You are so welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

  • I really love this! It’s a nice twist on the Autumn color palette and really is perfect for a casual Thanksgiving. I hope your gathering is stress-free 😉


    • momtrends

      Thanks Alicia!

  • I love this color pallet with just a bit of shine, and the exposed zips on the pants are such a fun element!

    • momtrends

      Love the zipper too!

  • Jenny @ Babblings of a Mommy

    Love this outfit, Nicole! The shimmer on the sweater is fab!

    • momtrends

      Thanks Jenny. Shine on!

  • biti

    I love the monochrome look with the mix of texture, very cool and perfect for the fall 🙂

  • Susan Jakovina-Liberatore

    Love the sweater Nicole! So pretty.

  • Glamamom®

    What a great sweater! Love a little sparkle!

    • momtrends

      Nothing like a little shimmer.

  • I’m all about comfy chic…for everyday…so why would T-day be any different!!?? I love your metallic pop with the gunmetal nails!

  • Ann Huffman

    Love your nails! Have a great week! ~Ann

    Tarnished Royalty

  • momtrends

    Yay! Happy Turkey day.

  • momtrends

    Thanks Tanvi.

  • momtrends

    Thank you!

  • momtrends

    Thanks Susan!

  • momtrends

    Thanks Morgan.

    • I’m guilty that I’m just reading the post. I’m such a visual person, I usually check out pics, decide what I think and I’m done. Then I saw someone else’s comment about NYDJ and I had to comment. The black coated skinny legging jeans I’m wearing on my post today are also NYDJ and I didn’t expect to love them as much as I do. The fit is amazing and they don’t fall down around my hips like traditional designer denim. I love that the top is from them as well!

  • I really like this outfit– totally fun for the holidays! I had no idea NYDJ made tops, too. I’ve heard the fit of their denim is really good… maybe I’ll try some on the next time I’m out shopping.

  • SabinaSabina Wertes

    Thnx for hosting! Makes me look forward to Mondays:)

  • Nilsa

    I love that entire outfit! And the nails. Just perfection.

  • Wow, I love that sweater!! Nails too. And you look great as always

  • Karen Curtis

    This is a great idea for being festive without being over the top. Your photos are great, BTW!