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Shawna Nadelman is a Gemini vegetarian who enjoys long walks on the beach and curling up on the couch to take in the latest episode of, well anything on Bravo. The staff at Trader Joe’s (the Encinitas location) know her by name. She can spout off almost any celebrity’s dating history, refer to Friends episodes in daily conversation and would give anything to marry a man like Coach Eric Taylor (of Friday Night Lights). She’s never met a ruffle, oversized flower or horizontal stripe that she didn't love and though her entire wardrobe hails from J.Crew and Anthropologie, she'll never buy an item at full price (momma loves a good sale!). Sure, some may argue she's the whitest gal they know, but (surprise!) she's fluent in Spanish and left a part of her heart in Madrid, Spain after a summer abroad in college. Her family is her everything and she certainly does not deserve her friends. Left to her own devices, she could probably finish off a jar of peanut/almond butter in one sitting.

Holiday Sweaters

Let’s be honest, life is better in a sweater. At least it is the time of year with a cornucopia of Holiday options to adorn your torso as the temperatures have dipped below short-sleeve appropriate. And while there may be many an ugly-sweater party held this month, the following options are perfect for every other party you may find yourself attending this December.

For a little sparkle in your knitwear, a variety of designers are featuring sequin-adorned designs this season. Here are a few of my favorite finds:

J.Crew Scattered Sequin Sweater

J.Crew Scattered Sequin Sweater | $118 | (Photo Credit: J.Crew)

Michael Kors Sequin-Stripe Sweater

Michael Kors Sequin-Stripe Sweater | $150 | (Photo Credit: Neiman Marcus)

Burberry Geometric Sequin Cardigan

Burberry Geometric Sequin Cardigan | $1395 | (Photo Credit: Burberry)

DKNY Black Silk-Cashmere Sequined Pullover

DKNY Black Silk-Cashmere Sequined Pullover | $295 | (Photo Credit: StyleBop)

If you’re looking to play up your neutral winter wardrobe with the punch of patterns, opt for one of the following designs to pair with your favorite pair of skinny jeans and boots or over a body-hugging pencil skirt and sky-high stilettos:

J.Crew Collection Cashmere Fair Isle Turtleneck

J.Crew Collection Cashmere Fair Isle Turtleneck | $650 | (Photo Credit: J.Crew)

J.Crew Collection Handknit Fair Isle Sweater

J.Crew Collection Handknit Fair Isle Sweater | $595 | (Photo Credit: J.Crew)

Free People Vintage Red Holiday Sweater

Free People Vintage Red Holiday Sweater | $298 | (Photo Credit: Free People)

Mara Hoffman Instaria Pullover

Mara Hoffman Instaria Pullover | $472 | (Photo Credit: Polyvore)

For the girlie girl, there are plenty of options incorporating polka-dots, hearts and bows. So if you feel like embracing your ultra-feminine side, cozy up to one of these adorable styles:

J.Crew Take a Bow Sweater

J.Crew Take a Bow Sweater | $95 | (Photo Credit: J.Crew)

Loft Bow 3/4 Sleeve Sweater

Loft Bow 3/4 Sleeve Sweater | $59.50 | (Photo Credit: Ann Taylor Loft)

J.Crew Giant Bow Sweater

J.Crew Giant Bow Sweater | $98 | (Photo Credit: J.Crew)

Madewell Snowfall Sweater

Madewell Snowfall Sweater | $88 | (Photo Credit: Madewell)

J.Crew Collection Cashmere Polka-dot Sweater

J.Crew Collection Cashmere Polka-dot Sweater | $268 | (Photo Credit: J.Crew)

Madwell Heartstripe Sweater

Madwell Heartstripe Sweater | $88 | (Photo Credit: Polyvore)

French Connection

French Connection | $108 | (Photo Credit: Neiman Marcus)

Finally, the holidays are all about having fun, right? So why not get a little cheeky with your warm-weather clothes? From a critter-adorned knit to a sweater with a seasonal saying strewn across its fibers, this Christmas season offers some playful designs to stay toasty!

Burberry Brit Wool & Cashmere Sweater

Burberry Brit Wool & Cashmere Sweater | $495 | (Photo Credit: Nordstrom)

Madewell Jackalope Sweater

Madewell Jackalope Sweater | $98 | (Photo Credit: Madewell)

Tibi Penguin-Intarsia Knitted Sweater

Tibi Penguin-Intarsia Knitted Sweater | $375 | (Photo Credit: Net-A-Porter)

C Wonder Scottie Dog Intarsia Sweater

C Wonder Scottie Dog Intarsia Sweater | $78 | (Photo Credit: C Wonder)

Lot78 Ho! Ho! Ho! Knitted Sweater

Lot78 Ho! Ho! Ho! Knitted Sweater | $325 | (Photo Credit: Glamour)

The above sweater was recently sported with a pair of leather skinnies by the ever-fashionable Lauren Conrad as she was out and about in Los Angeles.

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad sporting Lot78 Ho! Ho! Ho! sweater in Los Angeles (Photo Credit: Pop Sugar)

Asos Christmas Sweater with Mistletoe Detail

Asos Christmas Sweater with Mistletoe Detail | $56.29 | (Photo Credit: Asos)

Zoe Karssen Bah Humbug Cotton-Blend Terry Sweatshirt

Zoe Karssen Bah Humbug Cotton-Blend Terry Sweatshirt | $145 | (Photo Credit: Cosmopolitan)

From sequins and patterns to animals and text, there’s a sweater style to keep everyone warm this holiday season. So bundle up!

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