Thank heavens for me that I have no holiday parties happening until next week. I've been struggling since Monday to function properly thanks to having my wisdom teeth removed. I kid you not, I have never had stranger dreams than the dreams that have been brought on by hydrocodone the past couple of days. I'm glad I've been carefully planning what blog posts to do this week so that I was able to stay on top of my game. A LOT of exciting things have happened this week ladies (like hitting 1,000 views in just under three weeks)! To more established bloggers I know 1,000 views is nothing, but to me, it's so exciting that that many people even care to check it out! I can't thank you enough for your comments and continued interest in my blog. It's quickly becoming my baby, and I'm loving it.
Now, for those of you who do have holiday parties to attend this weekend and this up-coming week, there can be an extremely fine line between what's appropriate to wear to the office holiday party and a friend's holiday party. Big, BIG, difference. Sometimes dressing for work events can really stifle a girl's style, but the most important part of dressing yourself in a professional manner is also creating an opportunity to show off your personality. Nobody responds well to boring, and believe it or not, what you're wearing can be a great conversation starter.
The Office Party
Dressing yourself for a party where everyone and anyone will be in attendance can be very stressful. With office parties, dressing tastefully is a must. You can't go wrong with a LBD and a statement necklace. Make sure the neckline of the dress isn't cut too low and let the statement necklace do all the work. When wearing a little black dress, it's important that you let your personality shine through your accessories. Wearing simple and elegant jewels (and heels!) to compliment the dress and your beautiful flowing curls is a great way to style up a more plain dress. Play it up! Just not too much. With this outfit, I'd also throw on a pair of nude tights-- they're always more flattering than pasty legs in the winter time.
Oasis black cocktail dress/ Somerset by Alice Temperley double breasted coat / Yves Saint Laurent patent leather shoes / ALDO evening clutch / House of Harlow 1960 leather jewelry / Ruby earrings / ASOS chain necklace
Your Best Friend's Holiday Party
This is the party to really let your personality out! Nobody loves you more than your closest friends, and the best part is they'll be completely honest with what they think of your outfit (or at least mine will...). Use your best friend's holiday party as an opportunity to try out a new look. I love the outfit I picked out below, it's a whole lot edgier than what I'd usually wear-- but Christmas and New Years are the times of year to really rock the gold. And I've also been kind of obsessed with bright red lately, hence the cute little bag.