Feminine Holiday Outfit Inspiration + Custom Christmas Cards

This post is sponsored by Basic Invite, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend companies and products that I have personally tried and loved.

As we near the end of September, we all know what that means… all the fun holidays are near! You might be thinking, isn’t it a little too early to start with the holidays? It might be, but that’s okay, hehe! Today, I'm sharing some of the prettiest stationery & invitations and some feminine holiday outfit inspiration. :) 

With all the fun holidays, come all the fun gatherings. If you’re planning a gathering this year, let me tell you about Basic Invite. But first, what is Basic Invite? Well, anything and everything but basic! Basic Invite is a company that offers truly customizable invitations, stationery, and more.

And, if you want to take a pause before all the festive holiday stuff, then these adorable crafty halloween party invitations are for you. You can design them to be spooky or cute, or both. :)

It's honestly “sew” much fun choosing and picking out invitations and stationery. 

Here are some of my favorite things about Basic Invite: 

It’s “Sew” Fun and Easy!

 Okay, I’ll stop with the sewing puns, but it’s really fun picking out from the many different designs, fonts, and colors. It’s also super easy to design the perfect invitation on the Basic Invite site.

My custom stationery! I even got my little pink sewing machine logo on one of them. The quality and print is SO nice.

180+ Colors to Choose From

 If you’ve visited my blog long enough, you know that I’m obsessed with pink and they had the loveliest shades of pink to choose from. Usually when invitations and stationery is “customizable,” there are only a few colors to choose from. But with Basic Invite, you have 180+ colors to choose from.

Custom Samples

 This is fantastic! I am the kind of person that loves to see and touch something before fully committing to it. For example, I always like to order samples of fabric before ordering even a yard. Basic Invite lets you order a sample, so you can see the final result and feel the paper quality before committing to it.

 Matching Envelopes in 40+ Colors

 What’s the point of having the cutest invitation/stationery, if you’re sending it in a basic envelope? Instead, send it in a Basic Invite envelope (because by now, you’ll have guessed that they’re anything BUT basic!). There are 40+ different colors to choose from, so you’ll definitely find a pair for your invites/stationery. Oh, and all the envelopes are “peel and stick,” meaning you won’t have to ever lick an envelope again! (Or tackily put tape all over it, like I’ve maybe done once…or twice…)

 Convenient Address Capturing Service

 Want to send your friends and family this year’s family Christmas card, but don’t have everyone’s address easily available? Basic Invite has a super easy address capturing service. Simply share a link to your favorite social media site (Facebook, Instagram, etc) to request your friends and family’s addresses. Then, those addresses will be stored in your account and they can be selected during the design process. PS, address printing is available at no cost on all custom christmas cards!

 Pretty Foil Designs

 To make things even more festive, you can choose foil holiday cards. These are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. AND, you can choose from flat or raised foil designs. (Fancy!)

And speaking of the holidays, there are over 500 Christmas card and holiday pictures cards designs available, so you’ll definitely find something to match your event. If you'd like to get an early start on the holidays (or stick to these crafty halloween party invitations first), Basic Invite is offering 30% off with coupon code: holi30. :)


And as promised, here is some feminine holiday outfit inspiration, for your fun holiday gatherings. Here is one from my very own closet:

For the holiday season, I tend to go for more textures and richer colors. Ever since last year, I've been loving velvet. Not only is it pretty, but it's also rich in texture and gives any outfit the perfect holiday vibe. One of my favorite colors to wear during the holidays is maroon, so for this holiday inspired outfit, I brought out my maroon Toms ankle booties. To top off my holiday look, I brought out a jeweled statement necklace, because the holiday season calls for glitz and glamour.

This outfit is for you if: You have a skirt you really love to wear during the holidays. 

If you have a dressier/fancier skirt you really love to wear, you can use it as the main subject of your next holiday outfit. I picked out this velvet pleated skirt, because it combines two textures (velvet-y goodness and pretty pleats). I centered all the other pieces around the skirt, but I didn't want to pair anything too plain with it. After all, it's a holiday inspired outfit! Every piece has a small detail that makes take away the plain-ness. For example, the black turtleneck has bell sleeves and the black flats have faux fur trim.

Tip: Check your closet for "elevated" basics to pair with your dressier/fancier skirts.

This outfit is for you if: You're already missing Spring or have a favorite Spring dress. 

I know I'm not the only one missing Spring. I also know I'm not the only one who has a favorite Spring dress. There are always so many events during spring such as weddings, baby showers, graduations, etc that we buy dresses for. They don't have to stay hidden in the closet until next year though! I paired this gorgeous pastel spring wrap dress with nudes and pinks. The added textures were pearls and the faux fur purse.

Tip: Pair your favorite spring dress with a leather jacket and add some texture through your accessories.

This outfit is for you if: You're feminine, but also a little edgy.

Feminine fashion isn't all just about pink and pastel colors. If you love feminine fashion, but like to mix in some edgy into your outfits, this one's for you. The velvet blazer was the main piece here, since it is elegant and chic. The feminine piece was the top, and instead of just pairing this with a plain black skirt, I used a black pleated skirt to add texture and visual appeal. I kept the purse and shoes to a minimum, since the blazer was really the star of this outfit.

Tip: Pair a fabulous blazer (bold print/texture/etc) with a feminine top, a skirt with a bit of visual appeal, and minimal accessories.

Tip: Find one feminine cold weather piece to match your pink and girly accessories with.

This outfit is for you if: You are just a girly girl at heart.

I'm a girly girl at heart, so this outfit made my heart flutter a little. I love the color pink, and I tend to wear it year round. The trick is to find feminine cold weather fashion. I paired this beige sweater that has a slight ruffle on the shoulders, which makes it easy to pair with pink and girly accessories.

This outfit is for you if: You love classic feminine style.

If you are a classic girl, then these dresses are for you. These are in traditional holiday colors, but contain feminine details, such as ruffles and flutter sleeves. I paired these dresses with beige and gold accessories, but they could also be paired with classic black accessories. To wrap up a classic look, adorn yourself with pearls.

Tip: Start off with a feminine dress in traditional holiday colors and add accessories in classic colors such as nude or black.
This outfit is for you if: You want to look cute but be comfy.

Leopard print is so trendy right now, so I definitely wanted to include an outfit with leopard print. If you're all about comfort, but still love feminine fashion, pick a comfy cardigan and a stretchy pencil skirt as your base for your outfit. I picked out this textured pencil skirt to have an "elevated" basic piece. Afterwards, finish off your holiday outfit with a print. This outfit is definitely comfortable, but also feminine and trendy. Instead of heels, I opted for a fun leopard print mule.

Tip: Pick a comfy cardigan and stretchy skirt as a base for your cute and comfy look.

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