Tacky Christmas Sweater Challenge

Value Village Tacky Christmas Sweater challenge

One of my favourite sartorial elements of the holiday season has got to be the prolific popularity of ugly Christmas sweaters.

We've all seen a slew of bad ones — I'm thinking 3-D snowballs, puff-painted Santas and misshapen reindeer — but it's much more difficult to find one that's tacky ... but oddly cute.

So when the Value Village team reached out to say they had a tacky Christmas sweater for me — and challenged me to style it in an outfit post, I agreed, but with somewhat mixed expectations about the monstrosity that might arrive in my mailbox.

So, imagine my surprise when this adorable (OK, and slightly obnoxious!) sweater awaited me last week. Sure it has embroidery galore, felt snowmen and the phrase "Let it snow" emblazoned on the front. But for some weird reason, I absolutely adore it!

I paired with with a party-appropriate midi skirt and silver accessories — with an added dose of luxe.

In addition to being a great place to source your own tacky Christmas sweaters, Value Village  is also getting into the holiday spirit with a little giveaway.

One lucky winner will have a chance to take home a $1,000 Visa gift card, and two other winners will each receive a $500 Visa gift card, by sharing how they give back to their community during the holiday season.

To enter, share your do-good-er photos using the hash tag #GiftingBack on Instagram or Twitter, or via the Value Village Facebook page until Jan. 3.   

Sweater: Value Village c/o | Skirt: Tibi | Bag: Chanel | Heels: Ivanka Trump | Necklace: J.Crew c/o

Photos shot on location at a family-owned Christmas tree farm in Langley.

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