How to Go Glam for the Holidays Without Sacrificing Comfort


Originally published in December 2014, this post has been updated for Holiday Season 2015.   We’re still loving sequin leggings this year, so this article is as relevant as ever.  We’ve updated it with all new links, shoppable boutique and even a few new pics.  Enjoy! 


I’m still loving the sequin leggings.  And the GOOD news is that this year they’re available ALL over the place.  Last year they were definitely harder to come by but this year they seem to be everywhere. (Along with sequin pants for those of us who’d like a little more room.)  I saw this pair at Forever 21 and could not pass up the sparkle.  Since I don’t have to worry about nursing at all as much as last year, I can wear the sequins with a soft comfy turtleneck and added burgundy boots for some color.  Throw in a feather clutch and you’re festive but still comfy enough to run around after your toddler.  (Mine is learning to RUN now . . . should be interesting.)





Sequin Pants

Turtleneck Sweater

Burgundy Boots (similar)

Feather Clutch (similar)

**Side note: I’m contemplating getting a tattoo from our friend Dan Pemble, owner of Sacred Tattoo Studio in Marquette.  He’s an amazing artist and his shop is a great place to check out if you’re ever in the area . . . if you’re interested in a tattoo, his work is absolutely worth the trip!


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 Photo Credit: J. Birdie Photography 

The Ore Dock Brewing Company is one of our favorite places to go in our lovely town of Marquette, Michigan.  They have a tasty selection of micro-brewed beer, some of the coolest interior design you’ll see, friendly and knowledgeable bartenders and offer live music and events like yoga & beer nights.  On top of all that, they have this awesome swing . . . my favorite place to sit and sip my beer.  When we go to the Ore Dock I want to look a little glam but I want to be comfortable.  Enter sequin leggings.  Sequins are always fun and festive for the holidays and leggings are just.  So.  Comfortable.  Put them together, add my favorite Free People sweater and you have a comfy glam look for the holidays.

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Top: Free People Sweater

Leggings: Similar sequin leggings here (available in black, gold AND maternity!)

Boots: Similar here (with a memory foam bottom – what!?) and with a fun gold heel here

Necklace: Similar personalized alpha pendant here

Bag: Similar sparkly gold clutch from Etsy, a Metallic Envelope Clutch or Ruched Gold Bag (I find that a fun gold bag goes with almost everything . . . from ripped jeans to a LBD and adds a little something extra to any outfit . . . and can be thrown in my diaper bag!)

Rings: Similar here (available in silver, gold and rose-gold)






  1. Love this! But seriously nosy question. What to wear underneath? This mama needs a bra, and I haven’t found a strapless one yet that can do the job. Any suggestions? Or a future post idea, underpinnings 🙂

    • We’re working on a post! For this one, however, I just wore my strapless bra. Since I have a nursing cover, I just fold down the top when Greenlea nurses . . . granted I’m not “blessed” in the chest area . . . I agree with Rachel, though, maybe a bralette-type top that is lacy that you wouldn’t mid poking through? I also wear a long tank underneath sometimes when I want a little more coverage . . . so it totally depends on the look you’re going for! 🙂

    • I recently invested in nice nursing bras in cute colors and have completely embraced straps showing and the front showing under a V-neck (the style I have looks like a cami in the front). If it’s a color other than nude, it looks intentional and not like a wardrobe malfunction. 😉 Pretty, functional bras are money well spent!

    • I’m actually in love with the pair I have . . . I’ve worn them the past two days running errands! They don’t fit like normal leggings . . . I’m usually a medium in leggings so that’s the size I bought. They almost fit a little more like jogger pants? They’re a little baggy . . . I probably could have gone with a small but I really like the way they look. They’re super comfy and can be dressed down. They say the color is “true black,” but they’re more like a dark navy . . . I wore them with an oversize grey sweater one day and a graphic t with a hoodie the other day. The bottoms are looser . . . unlike most leggings . . . hope this helps! (plus you can’t beat the sale price!)

  2. As Scotti’s mom, I can corroborate the fact that she indeed has worn these over the last couple of days and finds them so comfortable. She wants to buy me a pair . . .

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