Holiday Party “What to Wear” Guide


It’s officially the holiday season, and that means a calendar booked full of office parties, school Christmas programs, soirees with friends, and family gatherings.

Sure, a little black dress is always an easy go-to for holiday parties, but who says you can’t change it up every once in a while and rock a fabulous yet budget-friendly ensemble without breaking the bank.

The 2018 holiday season is all about color, and you will see a great combination of jewel-toned colors and fabrics such as fringe, sequined separates, velvet, satin, silk, lave and some fur. Now, before you run out and purchase anything pricey, check through what you already own in your closet, shop a best friend’s closet or even have a few girlfriends over and do a holiday clothing swap. Holiday glam doesn’t have to come with a designer price tag, and the looks featured below were all put together from my very own closet which consists of pieces found at clothing swaps, affordable shops, thrift stores and even girlfriends’ closets.

Here are 8 easy outfit ideas for your next holiday shindig:

1. Cozy Yet Festive

Cable sweaters are big right now. Pair it with a short skirt, tall boots, festive bow earrings and a sequined clutch and you are set to go. 

2. Bold and Sassy

If you’re aiming for a bit more casual with a hint of sexiness, grab a pair of super skinny jeans and a sheer blouse. Add a choker necklace and crystal fringe earrings and voila!

3. Timeless Elegance

For a more formal event, you can’t go wrong with a satin evening pant and sequined top. 

4. Sexy Chic

Think of sequins as your go-to look for this season. Pair a sequined top with a pencil skirt and a statement shoe, and you are sure to turn some heads. 

5. Vintage Glam

One of my favorite looks; combine velvet and lace such as this burgundy velvet top with a lace pencil skirt to create a vintage inspired look. Add some pearls which never go out of style and an ankle strap or t-strap heel. 

6. From Day to Night

If attending an office party or going straight from work to an event, this look is perfect. You can never go wrong with a tailored black pant which can be worn with just about anything. For flair and fun, pair it with an animal print top and embellished sweater or jacket.

7. Lady In Red

A red dress is always a stand-out, and an elegant option for a holiday party. You can add a fur shrug, a wrap, or a chic 3/4 sleeve jacket and diamond hoop earrings to complete your look. 

8. T-Shirt Dress Two Ways

For inspiration in jazzing up your LBD or basic t-shirt dress for a holiday evening out, here are two ways in which a basic black dress can be accessorized.

No matter what you wear, your outfits should always reflect your style and personality. Use the season to have fun with your outfits and don’t be afraid to be bold, merry and bright when you step out for that special holiday event.  Be safe, be fabulous, be you—xoxo. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!

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I am a native San Diegan and my husband Ryan and I have been married for 8 1/2 years and have 5 fascinating kids ages 16, 7, 5, 3, and 1 and a half. We also have a super chill turtle named Lisa and a very cool kitty named Cooper. I am a stay at home mom but also work part time as a seasonal employee for Proflowers, am a freelance makeup artist, volunteer as a very active member of the Mountain Empire High School Booster Club where our oldest child attends school, am a volunteer speaker with the Center for Community Solutions and I serve as a makeup artist and hair braider with the Inner Beauty Ministry team at our church The Rock Church East County. I am also a former Mrs. California-America 2004 and still enjoy compete in local and state pageants. In my down time I LOVE catching up on sleep lol, window shopping, wine tasting, coffee, good movies, cooking/baking, dates with my hubby and hanging out with good friends.


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