You’re invited: Ugly Holiday Sweater Bash

H&M sweater. Urban Outfitters shorts. Bloomingdales scarf. Topshop bag. Vintage shoes

We went to ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ this past weekend which got me into the holiday spirit.

Inspired by the fabulous Deanne of Dream Sequins who recently threw a virtual tea party to celebrate her birthday, I’ll be throwing a virtual holiday party on Christmas Eve and would love for you to attend.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters are required!

The tackier the better!

Please send me a photo of you in your tackiest Christmas or holiday sweater and include what you hope Santa will give you this year.  Feel free to send me old photos, or pick out an ugly Christmas sweater pic on the Web (a quick Google Image search will turn up dozens) that you can Photoshop your head onto and send it my way.  I plan to go to a local thrift store to find my sweater since the old tacky ones I wore as a youngin are back home in NJ.

Please RSVP by Dec. 22 and send me your photo and top wishlist item to:

stylewithbenefits (at)

I’ll post everyone’s pictures, your top wishlist item and a link to your blog (if applicable).  Feel free to pass this invite on to your friends… the more the merrier! Looking forward to seeing everyone dressed in their holiday tackiest!

Me and Mel (Can you guess who’s who?)

P.S. There are still 6 days left to enter my giveaway.  Click here to enter!


  1. Francesca
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 09:17:56

    I love tacky Christmas parties! Unfortunately, Im really bad at this and end up trying to make it cute anyways….

    F <–two girls blogging fashion in ny and chicago!

  2. janettaylor
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 09:24:13

    Little Mel and U…ADORABLE!

    P.S.: Check out my newer giveaway! (if U have a mood) Are you ready a winter party, Honey? :-D Enter!


  3. neekoh
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 10:14:13

    A virtual ugly sweater party? Or a real one? Haha, either way, it sounds smashing. I’ll send you a picture soon ;)
    And you and Mel are the cutest things ever!

  4. All Women Stalker
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 10:18:21

    This seems fun! But let me wade through our antique closet first to look for the tackiest one. Lol. Nice blog you got here. :)
    - Kaith

  5. thischicksgotstyle
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 11:17:35

    Hahah that picture is too sweet :P
    Love the idea of an ugly christmass party!

  6. Ilanka
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 12:22:29

    Love your cardigan and scarf and bag!
    That girl with you in the picture that must be your sister? She looks familiar, does she have a blog too?
    Or am I just confusing her with you? Hhaah

  7. becs
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 15:11:14

    Hey lady! Yes, she is my twin sister! People get us confused all the time, but Mel has her own blog at: :)

  8. Wrecked Stellar
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 18:39:06

    Haha, not the best photo of me. Thanks for posting. And OMG, did not know you were doing this- how fun! I’m going to plan my own Virtual New Year’s Eve Party! And I love that baby photo of us!!

  9. Jessica
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 20:34:52

    Such stylish sisters!! Becs, I love your oversized sweater, shorts and leopard scarf. Oh and the Topshop bag as well. And I love Mel’s plaid on plaid.

  10. AsianCajuns (Lauren)
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 20:52:28

    Gasp! This is such a genius idea, Becs! Cath and I will definitely attend your tacky sweater party.

    Love the pic of you and Mel! And I’m soooo coveting that topshop bag (still ;) . Hope you are having a wonderful week!

    xoxo, Lar

  11. Brunch at Saks
    Dec 03, 2009 @ 11:27:15

    You look gorgeous! I love that scarf! And your sweater party sounds fun! XOXO

  12. Jen
    Dec 03, 2009 @ 14:15:18

    love your blog, your’re so gorgeous :) and i’m loving that idea for the virtual ugly sweater party, i just might attend if i get around to it!

  13. MidnightsSun
    Dec 03, 2009 @ 14:36:21

  14. Allie
    Dec 03, 2009 @ 15:56:36

    I love a bad sweater party! Last year, my boss wore a peach colored sweater with a kitten on it. Googley eyes and jingle bells included. My boss was a 6’2″ body builder.

    P.S. I gave you an award on my blog <3 thanks for everything, internet buddy!


  15. Kristin
    Dec 03, 2009 @ 23:41:02

    What a super fun idea! And you ladies were sooooooooo adorable!

  16. fashionjazz
    Dec 04, 2009 @ 00:03:09

    Thanks so much for your comment, it was so nice to hear from you : ) I luv ur post and ur outfit, super chic!! Hope u have a stunning weekend : ) xx

  17. daisychain
    Dec 04, 2009 @ 04:10:58

    I so wish I had an ugly sweater now!

  18. nora
    Dec 04, 2009 @ 20:14:33

    haha this is too great! i will have to dig something up :)

    and i got a message from Neekoh on twitter about it too. next Sunday sounds great :D What time are we meeting? Can’t wait to see you girls :D

  19. anopencloset
    Dec 05, 2009 @ 00:32:09

    love that look! who doesnt love a tacky christmas!

  20. Fashion CHALET
    Dec 05, 2009 @ 09:48:46

    Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how lovely thee! :)

    You are aaaadorable. I want to go back to NYC I missed the tree lighting =( boo! 2 days wasn’t nearly enough. But it was an impromptu event invitation. I hope and plan to go back again (for longer) next time. :)


  21. Raez
    Dec 05, 2009 @ 10:39:28

    LOLZ! you girls are adorable, as babies and now:):) cant wait to see everyone’s ugly sweaters. sorry i wont be able to participate, i burned mine LOL. im just kiddin’

    have a nice weekend!

    xx raez

  22. Julie
    Dec 05, 2009 @ 12:23:09

    Ha! Love this idea. and thanks for the email reply! =)
    I’ll see what I can come up with.

  23. nadia
    Dec 05, 2009 @ 13:01:40

    this sounds hilariously fun! but alas i dont think i have any tacky holiday sweater s.. which i never thought id regret lol.. loo kforward to seeing what everyone comes up with

  24. ediot
    Dec 05, 2009 @ 15:33:43

    that is a tradition we dont have in sweden.. haha but ive seen those kind o sweaters on the o.c and such..
    love your idea. its smashing. hope youre having a lovely weekend. take care

    xx ediot

  25. Katie
    Dec 05, 2009 @ 18:41:15

    you two are adorable.

  26. tailorstitch
    Dec 06, 2009 @ 07:56:41

    you and your sis look really sweet, i would love to join in i’ll have to see what i can do though

  27. tailorstitch
    Dec 06, 2009 @ 08:03:27

    commented under my old wordpress blog by mistakes

  28. Keith
    Dec 06, 2009 @ 12:06:06

    Hey there. How are you today? I hope you’ve been enjoying the weekend. Take care. Have a great week ahead. Cheers!

  29. becs
    Dec 07, 2009 @ 12:08:59

    Yay! Thanks for participating. Can’t wait to see your pics! :) xo

  30. becs
    Dec 07, 2009 @ 12:10:42

    Hey Nora, I’ll check with Neekoh and get back to you! Maybe we can find some old tacky sweaters at the market. :) xo

  31. katherinelou
    Dec 09, 2009 @ 21:50:32

    you two are soo cute! i love disneyland during the holidays :)

  32. esther
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 15:56:16

    hahaaa! awesome. if i can find an ugly sweater, i’m totally in.
    and i love that picture at the bottom. so so cute.

  33. Sylvia
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 18:09:58

    I am in for the ugly sweater party!!

  34. Sylvia
    Dec 11, 2009 @ 18:11:11

    BTW, you’re so lucky you live close to disneyland or just living in CALI, so jealous! Outfit is great as usual, i wish we could wear shorts without freezing our bottoms in Oregon right now.

  35. Rejects: The Best of the Best « Style with Benefits
    Dec 15, 2009 @ 05:53:29

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  36. Merry Christmas, Lovely Readers!!! — AsianCajuns
    Dec 25, 2009 @ 07:47:43

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  37. Kirafashion
    Dec 28, 2009 @ 05:37:41

    You look so cool!
    This place seems to be amazing! Lots of fun!

    I am glad to see you had a Merry Xmas, I wish now for you a Happy New year cool girl!!!

  38. The Fashion Cloud
    Dec 30, 2009 @ 14:22:02

    Love your outfit, simple and relaxed but you still look fab!
    Hope you had yourself a merry Christmas!


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