Cute Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Hey there friends, so what do you think about this?  I mean, hey, it’s about dang time, right?  I’m talkin’ about the new design.  I am over the moon excited, I hope you like it too. It was an easy peasy process thanks to Pipdig. For awhile now I’d been on the hunt for someone to work with on a new design for this blog of mine. I had checked out Pipdig but when Debbie from Fashion Fairy Dust gave her personal recommendation it sealed the deal. It was also a Christmas present to me!

Oh, the concept of the “ugly” Christmas sweater!  Such a fun idea and honestly I’ve yet to see an actual ugly one.  I suppose that’s the point, they may border on tacky but they’re far from ugly.

Last year our school had a fun, Christmas/Holiday themed month in December, culminating with our staff party with an ugly sweater theme.  Up to that point I had resisted jumping on the bandwagon.  And friends, I was SHOCKED at how expensive these “ugly” sweaters were!  Living in Florida, where it is rarely cool enough for an actual sweater prior to Christmas, it just doesn’t make sense to make that kind of investment.  It gets plenty cool in January but by that time the ugly Christmas sweater has expired.  As it turned out the day of our party last year was sweltering. I wore my “ugly” sweater with shorts!  I don’t have picture from last year’s party so I re-created the look for you!

Since there was NO WAY I was spending $59 on an “ugly” Christmas sweater I started playing around online and found a keeper at Wal-mart!  I think I paid a whopping $12  and had it delivered to my Wal-mart Neighborhood Grocery store .  It’s lightweight and washed up well so I can pull it out to wear this year. I like to add a little something extra to my sweaters. In this case layering it with a lightweight gingham top did the trick. It’s a way to put a little stamp of my personality into the outfit. I also love adding jewelry to class and sass it up a bit!

I’ve rounded up some cute, affordable “ugly” Christmas sweaters for you!

‘Tis the season for holiday fun! There’s no need to spend a fortune, shop smart and be fabulous always!

Button front tops to layer with:
Cornflower Blue Navy • J.Crew Factory • $29.50–29.99
Petite Women’s Caslon Button Front Shirt • Caslon • $59

XO,
Kellyann
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  1. Andrea
    November 27, 2017 / 7:30 am

    Well I think this belongs in the “CUTEST” sweaters category!!! You are GORGEOUS my “deer!” 😉 Happy Cyber Monday!

    • Kellyann
      November 27, 2017 / 5:39 pm

      Thanks my friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. Jaymie Ashcraft
    November 27, 2017 / 7:58 am

    Love the new design!!! Such a cute sweater!
    Jaymie

    • Kellyann
      November 27, 2017 / 5:40 pm

      Thanks Jaymie, I’ve been wanting this new design forever! I’m so glad it’s done, I love it!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. November 27, 2017 / 11:43 am

    Cute “ugly” sweater! I love the caption too. Great picks! I also wasn’t on the ugly Christmas sweater bandwagon and like you I wasn’t willing to pay for something that was an arm and a leg especially since it’s only a few days if that in the year that I would be able to wear it BUT then I also found some that was affordable and was actually cute that fitted my style and I was sold. Funny, how that works right?

    http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • Kellyann
      November 27, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      Oh yes, it sure is funny how it works out sometimes! Thank goodness for affordable, fun fashion!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. November 27, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    OKAY!!! So first let’s just talk about your new blog design…I LOVE IT!!!! I mean like want to hop over and redo mine RIGHT NOW! I’ve been wanting to do this for so long and now you’ve truly inspired me!!! Now for the sweater. For an “ugly” sweater, that sure is cute. The addition of your gingham was PERFECT!!! How crazy is it that you can wear shorts with your Christmas sweater. We can almost do that here. Kent wore shorts on Thanksgiving. Ugly Christmas sweaters do carry a hefty price tag. I actually saved all of mine from the 90’s and now Katie wears them for Ugly Sweater Parties. I love it. Happy Cyber Monday my beautiful friend!!! Again…LOVE THE NEW BLOG DESIGN!!! XOXO
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    • Kellyann
      November 27, 2017 / 5:48 pm

      Thanks friend!!! I am so excited about the new design, my old one was so bad but I was so scared that I wasn’t prepared. If you are thinking of doing it I say go for it, Pipdig is awesome, such a seamless process. That being said I think your blog already looks good – mine was so, so bad. If you do it I’ll be so super excited for you because I know you’ll love it!
      Did your birdies all leave the nest today? It’s hard, isn’t it?
      It was 80 degrees today and let me tell you I wished I was in shorts this afternoon. This morning was cold, in fact I wore a jacket to the gym but it sure did warm up in a hurry.You were so smart to save your old sweaters, I’ll bet Katie is having a blast wearing them.
      Can you believe I’ve done no online shopping today? Dang work!
      Thanks for all the sweetness my friend – you are the best!
      xoxo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      November 27, 2017 / 5:50 pm

      There sure are some cute ugly sweaters out there! It’s such a fun trend, I wish it would actually cool off enough here to warrant sweater weather but that usually isn’t the case before Christmas. Oh well!
      Hope you had a wonderful Cyber Monday!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. November 27, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Congratulations on your new website design, a nice clean and modern design but oh deer! You’ve lost your shapely legs, at the top of the page. You’re now legless. Your No. 1 fan (my hubby) will be devastated!
    Love your cute sweater, and how novel to see it with shorts, but that’s Florida for you. I’m still not in the ugly sweater club … the sum total of my bravery this Christmas has been to buy a red cardi from Zara last week. Daring, huh?
    Hope your thanksgiving was wonderful. Enjoy your full week at work! Hugs, x.
    Mary, The Pouting Pensioner recently posted…Testing The Sweater As a DressMy Profile

    • Kellyann
      November 27, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      Mary, you wild woman you! A red cardi from Zara? Oh. My. Word. All kidding aside, I’ll be it looks fabulous on you! As far as ugly Christmas sweaters go, I’d stay off the bandwagon. They’re fun if you’re going to a party but otherwise I’d rather spend my money on something fabulous (like a red cardi from Zara, wink!).
      And aren’t you observant noticing the ribbon my wreaths? Yes, you spotted cheetah print! My sister made me those wreaths a few years ago and I still enjoy them. Next week I’ll be participating in a link up of my Christmas decor so you’ll see the whole shebang – heck I may even show a little leg (please let my #1 fan know). Let’s hope all the final details on my kitchen are completed by then – we’re still waiting on just a few things!
      We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I need to work on a wrap up post, I took pictures of the farm to share, it was a lovely day. What’s not so lovely is being back at work but somehow I’ll manage to muddle through until 12/21 when Christmas break begins and my heart soars! Actually my heart will soar when Nolan comes home on 12/12 for break.
      I am thrilled you like the new, clean design – I am super happy with it!
      Hugs to you my friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

      • Kellyann
        November 28, 2017 / 5:21 pm

        Hahaha!!! You’re the winner Mary! He was trying so hard to be clever and hide but he had to move to avoid the sun, lol! I’ll have to let him know he was spotted!
        xo,
        Kellyann

  6. November 27, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    This is such a cute ‘ugly’ sweater! Love the graphic

    michellespaige.com

    • Kellyann
      November 27, 2017 / 6:01 pm

      Thanks Michelle! I thought it was pretty cute!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  7. November 27, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    That’s a fabulous ugly sweater! You definitely looked in the right place…Walmart is the mothership for ugly Christmas sweaters…lol! Love the new design my friend! One thing I love is how you can customize everything to suit your tastes. I’m getting ready to change up my color scheme over the holidays.
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com
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    • Kellyann
      November 28, 2017 / 5:22 pm

      Oh yes, Walmart has it all, lol! I haven’t even played around with anything on the new site yet, I’m hoping to get some time over the weekend or during the holiday break. Thanks again for recommending him!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      November 28, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      Thanks Elise! I thought it was pretty cute and definitely not something I’d wear on a regular basis but fun for a party!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  8. November 28, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    I love how you styled your ugly sweater with shorts, but being in FL you have to make it work! I was checking out at Walmart the other day and saw a bunch of ugly sweaters and they were cute for ugly sweaters!! I had an ugly sweater that lit up and I ran it through the washer with the battery pack in. #uglysweaterfail I just love the new look of the blog, so polished! I redid the look on my blog too this year and it was so worth it!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com
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    • Kellyann
      November 28, 2017 / 7:35 pm

      I waited forever to update the blog, it was all so scary to me, I had/have no real idea what I’m doing so I get a little overwhelmed. I am thrilled and hoping this will help grow my blog and also give me the confidence I need to do so.
      Thanks so much Carrie!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      November 28, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Thanks so much Carrie! I waited forever to purchase and update the theme for the blog, it’s all so overwhelming to me. I am hoping this change helps my blow grow and gives me the confidence to do so!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      November 29, 2017 / 4:47 pm

      You are so kind Shelly! Walmart and I would like to thank you, lol!!!! I was so hesitant about buying one of these dang sweaters because I knew I’d never wear it unless I was headed to a crazy themed party. This one wasn’t too bad and I think it’s kinda funny. We actually have deer in our yard all the time. They just hang out and much on our shrubs, sometimes in the middle of the day! Wouldn’t your son love to hunt in my yard?! Crazy!
      Thanks again sweet friend!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  9. November 29, 2017 / 12:39 am

    I did a triple take on the design- thought I had the wrong page. Lol. Looks awesome! Also random observation- a Christmas sweater with shorts! Man, that would look so funny in my world. Actually, no lies, people wear shorts here when it’s in the minuses!

    • Kellyann
      November 29, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      Hahaha Deena yes, such a different look, right? Honestly I was so over the old one but was too unsure about going forward, I thought it would be a difficult process but was I ever wrong about that!
      Sweaters and shorts, yes, welcome to Florida! It’s so hot and humid today and although most of us who live here wouldn’t necessarily be at the beach on a day like today the majority of our tourists are! One thing about us though, the minute the temps drop to 60 degrees we’re all bundled up and sitting by the fire – that’s how you can tell who lives here and who doesn’t. I cannot imagine wearing shorts in the minuses – oh my word!!!!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  10. November 29, 2017 / 11:32 am

    The new blog design looks great, Kellyann! It looks very professional and clean.

    Super cute “Ugly” Christmas sweater! I love how you styled it with shorts and a bit of gingham.
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    • Kellyann
      November 29, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      Thanks so much Jennie! I really like it too and can’t believe I waited so long to do it. I am still learning so much about blogging – but I am having a great time and getting to know so many wonderful women!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  11. November 29, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Very nice design! It feels so good when its completed right. i love your sweater, it is cute! i need to try and do a photoshoot of all of us in “ugly’ sweaters.. I bought my pups some last yr at Target..
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Kellyann
      November 29, 2017 / 4:18 pm

      Thanks Jess! I appreciate it.
      I think a shot of all of you in your “ugly” sweaters would be adorable! I should get one for my little Sophie but she’s more of a tutu/dress wearer. Actually she does have a cute little pink windbreaker and looks adorable in that when it’s cold outside. Dressing our fur children is so fun!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      December 1, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      Thanks Maria! I’d make my dog wear one too if it actually was cold at Christmas but I’m afraid she’d overheat! I think dressing up dogs is so much fun and they have the cutest things.
      xo,
      Kellyann

  12. December 1, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    I completely agree with you, why waste that kind of crazy money on an ugly Christmas sweater when I can get something else to wear year round? $12 is a much better price! And it’s super cute, too! Love the layers you added and outfit you chose!
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    • Kellyann
      December 1, 2017 / 7:43 pm

      Thanks Laura! I thought it was pretty cute and loved the price too. I’ll probably wear it once this year too so it should last several years. The gingham really made me more comfortable in the sweater – I’m not really one to wear cutesy type things but every once in awhile I guess I can let loose, lol!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  13. December 3, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    Kellyanne I LOVE that sweater!!! It’s the perfect funny but cute sweater for Christmas!!

    I would love for you to join our linkup on Monday!

    -Adriele
    StyleAssisted.com

    • Kellyann
      December 3, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      Thank you Adriele! I’d love to join your link up!
      xo,
      Kellyann

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