holiday fashion with west town mall: a simon mall

by Molly Swientoniewski

I've teamed up with my local Simon Mall, West Town Mall in Knoxville, to showcase some of my holiday fashion finds! I am so thrilled to be working with Simon Malls again this season!

Click HERE for last year's post with Simon Malls

Last year, I organized my finds by trend; however, I wanted to do a different approach this year. I wanted to gear the focus of this post toward what to shop for after Christmas Day. In recent years, my parents have started giving my sister and me money in place of wrapped presents so that we could shop for exactly what we want. I find myself in the same dilemma, wondering, "what do I spend my Christmas money on?" More often than not I decide to just hold on to the money and save it, but it would be nice to treat myself to something special! Anyway, this post is dedicated to highlight some of my favorite finds during my shopping trip with Simon Malls – hopefully these finds will give some of you an idea of what to spend your Christmas money on! 

I've highlighted some of my favorite items in the images below. These items are organized by store and the links to these items are right under each image! Just simply click the highlighted text for a direct link to the item you wish to shop :)

Dillard's has the best shoe selection by far in Knoxville's West Town Mall. I personally prefer trying on shoes before purchasing them which is why I am a frequent shopper of the shoe department at my local Dillard's (many of the sales associates know me by name there, which may be both a good and a bad thing). I wanted to highlight shoes that are not only appropriate for the current season but also some that could be worn during the spring as well. The direct links to shop are listed after the image below!


It may be cliche but it's true – every woman needs the perfect little back dress. Dillard's has a great selection of black dresses in styles that everyone loves. I also love switching up the classic little black dress with a black jumpsuit or romper! I've included only a few of my favorites in the image below as there were too many options to include them all! 


When it comes to treating myself on beauty products, I usually try to find things that I've been dying to have but could never commit to spending money on. Whether it's the hottest palette or that pricey skincare product that makes your skin just glow, I think a trip to Sephora is a perfect place for your post-Christmas shopping. 


The Belk at West Town Mall has the best selection of Free People in Knoxville. It's always my go-to store for shopping this brand that I have been wearing for years. Yes, Free People can be on the pricier side, but the quality of the apparel definitely reflects the price (I have several pieces that are several years old and have held up amazingly!) The brand has some of the best sweaters I've ever owned, and everyone needs a sweater in their closet that goes with almost everything while holding up through wear! 


Damsel Pullover (colors from left to right: Pebble, White, Bright Coral, and Raisin)

Take Me Over Oversized V-Neck Sweater (colors in image above: White and Oasis Green)

Maybe Baby Lace-Up Back Sweater (available colors: Cream and Dusty Rose)

J. Crew does a wonderful job in producing clothes that seamlessly combine a classic yet trendy look. I always make a point to stop by my Simon Mall's J. Crew store as they usually have some kind of promotion going on! As you can see in the image below, I'm definitely loving the combination of velvet and bows that add the perfect feminine and chic touch. Also, the store has a ton of comfy yet stylish pieces that are great for snuggling up in this winter!


First of all, I want to thank the wonderful people at Simon Malls for letting me shop with them for the holiday season! I have been shopping at Knoxville's Simon mall since I can first remember and I continue to do so to this day since it has the best shopping selection in the city! 

To my readers, I hope this post gives you some ideas on how to spend your Christmas money, if you choose to spend it! While it is always fulfilling to find and give the perfect gift to a family member or friend, sometimes you need to treat yourself – you deserve it! I also hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas that is full of love and cheer! I am so thankful for everyone who takes their time to come here and read my posts, I couldn't do it without y'alls love and support that's for sure! Merry Christmas & xoxo