It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the question I get asked the most is always what is appropriate for holiday work parties. Well, it depends! Some companies go all out in which something along these lines might be more appropriate. My office always was a bit more casual when it came to holiday parties so I wanted to bring you two outfits that could work for a regular day at the office just a bit more festive 🙂
Both of these outfits would be appropriate for a work dinner party or casual party. My favorite way to “dress up” a sweater is to throw some party pants (or skirt) on with it! Easiest, most festive way to bring in some sequins, sparkle or festivity! See some more of my favorite party pants below.
And if you are looking for more options to wear with those party pants, don’t worry I’ve got you covered!
Lastly, if you are looking for gifts to give the boss lady, coworker, or employee in your life. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite items that are a working girl’s necessity.
Since today’s giveaway is for $100 to ASOS(see how to enter HERE) to help you get ready for any holiday functions that you might have, I wanted to share a few more options and ways to get you inspired! Whether you are attending a casual or fancy attire I rounded up the best options hereand below you will see options at every price point. I also got you covered if you are headed to any festive or ugly sweater parties!
Going to keep this short and sweet because it’s Friday and we all just want to get straight to the point, am I right?! I’ve been searching the internet all week to find the best sales on dresses that could be worn to a holiday event or wedding whether it’s dressy or casual! See below for my top picks under $100 or under $50! My dress (just $72) from Saltflat is an identical dupe of the Self Portrait dress for over $500! While a girl can dream, she can also be saving her pretty pennies on something more affordable (like MORE Chick-fil-a!), especially when the dupe is that good.
Several of my favorite dress retailers are already having great pre-Black Friday sales. I’m talking almost giving stuff away! ASOS and H&M are two of my go-to affordable dress shops and both are having up to 60% off right now. If you want a “splurge-worthy” dress but on major sale right now, Nordstrom or Express is where it’s at. Nordstrom is having up to 40% off and Express is having 40% off + $25 off of $100!
And I know no outfit is complete without the perfect accessories so don’t worry I got you girl 🙂 If you already have a dress and want to make it new, a new pair of shoes, bag and jewelry is the way to go! Linking several affordable options for you ladies!
In preparation of Valentine’s Day coming up, I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the biggest love day than with all of my girl’s and the one thing I love the most – WINE! Boys come and go but your girlfriends and wine just seem to get better with time 🙂 Cheesy? Hey, at least it pairs well with the wine right!
Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant opened their doors for us to enjoy a night on their rooftop patio complete with rosé and light bites (if you consider sliders and several bowls of fries light). Of course the fries were the first thing we finished off if I remember correctly. Other favorites included zucchini chips with with lemon yogurt sauce (YUM!), fried cheese curds with tomato curry sauce, deviled eggs, mushroom pizza, cheeseburger sliders, sesame crusted ahi tuna with soy glaze, and the poutine (my personal fav). Clearly our motto for ladies night was “leave no food behind”.
Whether you are single, tied down or just want a night for the girls, Galentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get the girls together and have a good time. In case it wasn’t already obvious what Galentine’s day means, it is simply celebrating Valentine’s Day or activities with your gals. If you are needing some ideas of fun things to do with your gals, I’ve listed my plans as well as a few others below.
Wine Night: You can never go wrong here. Whether you all hit up a local favorite like Sonoma, or decide to keep the party at home, wine, cheese, and girlfriends are the perfect match.
Chick Flick: My roomies and I have already decided that we will be seeing 50 Shades Darker. There are always chick flicks that come out right in time for Valentine’s Day so grab the girls and see a movie that you know you couldn’t drag your men to.
Pinterest Craft: You know all of those artsy crafts that you pin but never actually have the time for? Pick one out together and have everyone make the same craft. I hear wine enhances artistic abilities 😉
Slumber Party: O to be young again! Adult sleepovers are probably the most under rated thing of the century. All of my friends know that I am a huge proponent of these. Invite the girls over, make a pallet to watch movies, and bust out the wine and chocolate!
Spa Day: Can’t get away for an entire night? Plan a spa day complete with manis, pedis, massages and girl talk! All girls know it’s way more fun to do these things when you are not alone!
The common theme with all of these things? Wine and your best gals 😉
*Thank you Sonoma Bar & Restaurant for making this post possible.*
How are we already in the second week of December?! I have yet to even start my Christmas shopping (last minute shopper all the way) yet somehow I’ve managed to plan out all of my holiday event wear! As soon as Thanksgiving is over, I love to start planning out outfits for the remainder of the year. Holiday parties are my favorite! Between Thanksgiving and New Years is when everyone starts to bring out the sequins, leather, suede and bows galore.
The holidays can be hectic which is why having your wardrobe ready for any party, planned or unplanned, can come in handy. I have partnered up with Margret from Style The Girl to share a few tips on how to get holiday party ready.
You’d be surprised that even though we are in the coldest part of the year, something that is most commonly forgotten about is outerwear when it comes to holiday fashion. Outerwear doesn’t have to just be thought of as a means to get you from point A to point B. With so many cute options out there, find a piece of neutral outwear that you can wear to complete your outfit. I am loving this suede statement jacket especially because after the holidays are over it will easily transition to more casual outfits such as jeans and booties.
Add a bold material
Like I said, leather is a fun material to introduce during the holidays. My personal favorite is in legging form. If you are going to a party that is not cocktail attire but still want that “wow factor”, leather leggings will do just that. It is important to find leggings that are going to be appropriate and classy. A thicker material will not only keep you warmer but will also hide any imperfections. My go-tos are these two-tone leather leggings that have both leather and suede in them.
I am a firm believer that accessories can make or break an outfit. They can also easily take an outfit from drab to fab! The easiest way to make a statement with your accessories is when your outfit is a solid color. For instance, the majority of both Margret and I’s outfits are black. Because of this we both opted for fun bags and shoes. Bags, shoes and accessories are where you can play with patterns and colors. My jaguar clutch tied my entire outfit together by having both of my clothing colors in it.
Be sure to checkout Margret’s blog for her top 3 holiday fashion tips as they are completely different than mine and just as helpful 🙂 For more of your holiday needs, Elaine Turner is the perfect one stop shop. In fact, Margret and I are dressed head to toe in Elaine Turner. Before working with them I had only seen their purses but they offer so much more than that. Outerwear, clothing, shoes, and jewelry are just a few of what they have to offer! To help get you in the holiday spirit, Elaine Turner is currently running a promotion for 30% all of their bags and accessories with code SANTASFAV. We have also teamed up with them to bring you the final day of Christmas Giveaways and I might be bias but I think we saved the best for last!
Continuing on with the 12 Days of Christmas giveaways, we teamed up with Elaine Turner to give away a Annabella clutch (a $200 value). The winner will be able to select their color choice. Follow the below directions to enter and be on the lookout for an Instagram post later today explaining how to gain extra entries as well.