How to Dress Up an Ugly Christmas Sweater

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I’m writing this post with a sigh of relief, because as of yesterday, I’m done with Christmas shopping [insert praise hands]. I hope y’all are done too, but for my fellow procrastinators, stay strong–you still got time to finish, but you’re going to have to work quickly.haha Anyways, I wanted to share how to dress up an ugly Christmas sweater.

sequin Ugly Christmas sweater (girls version) // stonewash jeans–on sale // sunglasses // crossbody (near identical) //  gift bow earrings c/o // heels c/o

It’s super easy to dress up an ugly Christmas sweater. Don’t overthink it. All you have to do is throw on some sparkly jewelry and some heels. I’m wearing my gift bow earrings because what’s more perfect for this outfit? You could totally do some crystal statement earrings instead.

Also, can we take a moment to talk about these stonewash jeans? The 90s stonewash vibe is e v e r y t h i n g right now. Honestly, if the jeans don’t have a 90s vibe, I’m not wearing them. And this pari has secret slim pockets, which helps to suck you in.

I hope the holidays are merry and bright for you and your family.



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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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