Holiday Outfit, Fresh Start: Try A Beautiful Ivory Top

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This post is sponsored by Saks.

There’s something special about the holidays. Of course, that sounds cliché, and we’ve all heard it before…every year, really. But this year — this year really does feel special. There’s something about being able to be out and about with loved ones among the hustle + bustle that feels…exciting again.

I’m ready to swap my fancy at-home party sweatpants for more inspired, swoon-worthy, elevated pieces that say, “I am celebrating the crap out of the holidays this year.” Pieces that bring me joy every time I wear them…like this amazingly gorgeous silk bodysuit from Cami NYC. Swoon.

An Outfit With Holiday Joy: Plunging Ivory Bodysuits & Skinny Flare Jeans

I love everything about the ivory bodysuit from Cami NYC: the puffed chiffon sleeves, the plunging neckline, the drape of the fabric...

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I thought this ivory silk bodysuit was absolutely beautiful when I first saw it online. The puffed chiffon sleeves, the plunging neckline, the drape of the fabric…so I ordered it, despite the fact that it’s somewhat out of the typical price range I’d consider for a bodysuit. But when it came in? Stunning. It’s even better in person (New Year’s Eve top??). For one, I had no idea that what I thought was a scalloped trim along the neckline is actually made up of faux pearls. 😍 Talk about holiday vibes.

What I thought was a scalloped trim along the neckline of the Cami NYC silk bodysuit is actually made up of faux pearls.

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Although I usually have to size up to a M so the bottoms don't dig in (I've got a size 6 booty but size 4 shoulders), I'm wearing a S in the Cami NYC silk bodysuit, /7 it was perfect.

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And speaking of getting what you pay for…you guys. THESE JEANS. I love these Veronica Beard flares so much, I recently shared another article about how amazing they are, but suffice it to say, these jeans are my idea of perfection. High-rise, skinny through the leg and flared at the bottom, these are the jeans of my dreams.

They’re perfect to pair with these pretty bodysuits for the holiday festivities — they keep the focus on the details but highlight shape in a beautiful way. (These flare jeans are stretchy, but they do run about one size too small. I’m typically a 28 and went up to a 29 in these. And just FYI, the ones I’m wearing have been hemmed. They were a 34-inch inseam, and I took them down to between 31 and 32 inches).

Keep in mind: These Veronica Beard flare jeans are stretchy, but they do run about 1 size too small.

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Not Into The Splurge? Try This Free People Bodysuit Instead

So the Cami NYC silk bodysuit is amazing, but if you don’t want to splurge on that one, the same look can be achieved for less with a little help from Free People. Its Turnt long-sleeve bodysuit has that same dramatic plunging neckline and incredible drape but is under $70.

Free People's Turnt bodysuit has the same dramatic plunging neckline & gorg drape as the Cami NYC silk bodysuit but is under $70.

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The fabric is nice and stretchy, and I love the longer sleeves and shoulder details. The neckline does plunge a bit more, though, and I found myself having to pull it closed a few times. In these pictures, I’m wearing the Free People bodysuit with nipple covers, but for the upcoming holiday parties, I’ll probably layer it on top of a lacy bralette that can peek through. (And, of course, I love the bodysuit in the lighter color, but it also comes in black and gray.)

The neckline of the Free People bodysuit does plunge a bit more than the silk Cami NYC version, & I found myself having to pull it closed a few times.

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I have to say I was having a horrible hair day when these pics were taken, but never underestimate the power of a strategically placed hair accessory! They’re a fun way to add a little festive touch when you’re celebrating — I love these star-shaped Swarovski crystal bobby pins for the holidays!

I'm wearing the Free People bodysuit with nipple covers, but in the future, I'll probably layer it on top of a lacy bralette that can peek through.

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And as impractical as these metallic, strappy heels from Schutz are for winters in Marquette, I love them. Like the Cami NYC bodysuit, it’s all in the details — those gold ties! 😍 I kept the whole pieces-that-bring-joy theme going and enjoyed every minute of it.

XOXO,

Scotti

Photo credit: Vafa Photography

A huge thank you to Saks for sponsoring this post. Saks has the most lovely collection of swoon-worthy, party-ready bodysuits that are perfect for the holidays and all the fabulous jeans to go with them. As always, all product choices and opinions are my own. Amy, thank you for the pictures — I will SO MISS our shoots together! And readers, thank you SO so much for your continued support. It is so very much appreciated!

Hi, Pinners! You’ll love this…

A holiday outfit that brings joy every time I wear it? This combo of plunging ivory bodysuits & the best skinny flare jeans. Bring on the festivities!
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