Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday Party Time III

Okay, one last post on Holiday ensembles from your own closet. Search through your closet orphans, accessories, tights, handbags. You'll be surprised at you might find!

 I have a love of stripes! Black and white are my favorite. Once I own black and white stripes I won't part with it until it's worn out. So, I found this Kensie brand dress on thredUP for $14. It was new with tags! Whoa a such a good deal! I mixed prints with my cute Aztec inspired clutch, added my super sexy boots and boom; a quick and easy party ready outfit. Sequins again. Yes. This top has served me well. {Just search sequins in my sidebar search bar and you'll see this top over and over.} I rarely wear this green blazer. But it's perfect for a festive work party.



Red. Ah, what a striking choice for Christmas! I looks great on everyone. This sweater dress has been so versatile. It makes for a sexy little dress this holiday season. Add fun tights or go bare legged. It creams festive.

What will you be wearing to your holiday parties? Will you be shopping your closet or buying new?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Party Time II

Well, I am in trouble now. I've been creating so many ensembles using my own closet that I don't know how I'm going to choose what to wear to my two parties. I just might have to throw my own so I can get dressed up again.

So, here you go. Another batch of party style!

So many holiday outfits are short or show lots of skin. So I decided to go a little conservative here. All three of these ensembles would be perfect for a business gathering, as well as, a church event or for someone who prefers a more conservative dressed up look. The pants look amazing with a tucked top. So on trend and chic. The striped skirt and boots make for a fun addition to the rhinestone top. One of my favorites is the midi skirt. It cinches the waist and flares out. Pairing it with the rosebud heels has a very vintage feel and so classy.


Another option to the cocktail dress are pants. I love dressing up pants. I'm most comfortable in pants so it only seems natural. Lace and grey. So subtly pretty. Paired with printed heels makes it special. Sequins and fur. What could be more eye catching and festive? Gold hues are so pretty and unexpected. Are you going to be eating a lot at your holiday party? Pair a loose sequined tunic with leggings to stay comfy all night while enjoying the food and festivities.

Would you wear pants to a holiday party?

Holiday Party Time

It's holiday party time! I love getting dressed up, but don't like buying new dresses and heels every year so I shop my closet and try to find festive holiday ensembles with pieces I already own. This is also helpful if you have multiple events to attend. Why spend hundreds on special occasion clothes you will only wear once or twice? 

This blue dress is one of my favorites! It has gotten quite a few wears the last few years too. Even though I'm not pregnant it still works because it's fitted and the ruching makes it figure flattering. I love that it's super comfy stretch knit. It's easy to dress up or down. Every so often I find special occasion pieces at great prices-like the faux fur swing jacket and the rhinestone clutch. I've made myself a nice collection so I can remix them when I need to dress up. 

This skirt is something I picked up on the cheap from a consignment store online (thedUP is awesome). Again I looked at my closet and found a few simple pieces to pair with this sequin skirt. It doesn't need much since it's such a statement piece.

Black is always in season in my book. The first dress is also from thredUP. I'm not sure I'm brave enough to pair it with bare legs, perhaps a pair of fun tights will do the trick. The bottom dress is a fitted sweater dress. I've worn this countless times dressed up and down. I like both of these options for parties when paired with heels and sparkles or daytime when paired with leggings and flat boots.

Come back later this week to see more holiday inspired party outfits.

What will you be wearing this holiday season?





Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How do you pack?

Packing for a quick getaway is pretty common around here. I like to think I've gotten adept at picking pieces that mix well with each other. This time around I went for navy blue. I also had to pack multiple layers for the 8 degree days. Brr.

This moto-style sweater has been hanging around for years. It's thick cotton and makes a great outer layer. No coat required.


It took me years to figure out how to style this striped cardigan. It's a go-to these days. 

Oh and boots. Seriously, taupe boots are the best! They go with everything and I wear them all.the.time. These were $30 at Target years ago. I've taken good care of them with weather guard and recently oiled them. They'll last another 3 years at least.

How will you pack for the upcoming holidays?

Friday, November 14, 2014

It's all in the Accessories

 What you wear around your neck can give an ensemble a very different look. A chunky necklace keeps it simple and streamlined. Tying your scarf can also give you different looks. Sometimes I like the fringey look and other times I like the circle scarf look. 

A friend of mine showed me how to make a pashmina style scarf look like an infinity. Stretch out your pashmina, then bring opposite and adjacent corners together. Tie them in a knot and then put it over your head like a necklace. Wrap over your head one more time. Play with placement so it lays the way you want it to. And boom! Your pashmina is a circle scarf!




Which look is your favorite?