December 6, 2012

Holiday Dressing: From Day to Night

Holiday Party Dressing: Casual/Dinner Party

J.Crew knit shirt / H&M striped top, $13 / Mango tailored blazer, $88 / Dice Kayek panel skirt, $650 (more affordable options: Forever21, ASOS, Nasty Gal) /
Rebecca Minkoff silver handbag

Here we are at the peak of the Holiday Party season. There are so many parties to attend and so so so little time. Each party has its own feel to it, you have your casual party, fun party, and formal party. With each of these party it has its own outfit and theres nothing like the stress of feeling over or under dress. My whole take on it is I rather be over dressed then under. With that said what happens when a party falls during the work week? I know I don't like bring clothing and having to get dressed in the office, I prefer to wear what I need to go from day to night, if I can get away with it.

For a casual party that you still need to dress up for, play with fun pops of accessories. To be honest I'm head over heels in love with the Dice Kayek skirt (shown above) from the color to the bow. It has Holiday Party written all over it. There is nothing more in the Holiday season then champagne color and a bowed accessory. Even for a day time look, do play with this combo. Stores like Forever21 have a more understated and affordable bow dress (here). A bow champagne skirt can look very dressy especially for the day so play with work appropriate clothing to pair it with. Stick with the basics....then layer these basics. Pop of color with a sweater with a printed top underneath can give it another bit of flare. Top it off with a cropped blazer that will dress it up without being too much. Keep accessories simple, metallic heel like the Shoemint Joanna shoe and a simple bodycross or clutch bag.

What made me think of something like this? Well I've been wanting to pull off the navy and pink combo myself. Plus I've had this H&M bowed skirt in my closet for years and I love to pull it out especially around this time of year. For me the color and bow is just so perfect.

Shirt: J.Crew (sample sale)

Undershirt: H&M
Skirt: H&M (old)

Blazer: H&M (old)

Bag: c/o Rebecca Minkoff
Shoes: Isabel Toledo for Payless

Necklace: c/o bombom Jewelry

pictures taken by Brian Cavanaugh

Really this look can be taken to a simple dinner party or any event that doesn't require a full length dress. It's simple and classic.

24 comments so far

  1. that gold skirt is lovely! and you look super cute also!
    Sugar Filled Closet

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  3. adoooorable skirt, very cute combination and your hair is so lovely!

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  5. Looove your blazer!!! Nice combination !

  6. Love this outfit and I love your hair, looks super cute like that :)

  7. That skirt is great!

    xo Jennifer

  8. Very cute! Is your hair darker?

  9. I love casual party's! And this look of yours is amazing and colorful! Love the combination and your hair is super cute <3


  10. Majorly cute! I love the little bow on the skirt!

  11. You are just adorable! I love this look, especially the skirt. Perfect for the holidays :) Also completely in love with the gold Dice Kayek skirt. If only it was within my price range!!

    Xo Chelle

  12. That skirt is so gorgeous - the little metallic shine is just perfection! I definitely have to get my party-outfit-planning on! Such a fun time of year :)

    sorelle in style

  13. That bow skirt is divine love! And such a beautiful interpretation of your inspiration piece! Which I'm sure is wayyyyy over any normal gal's budget but so beautiful I'll definitely have to put it on my wishlist with fingers crossed! Love your mix!

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  14. Love Your Rebecca Minkoff bag!!

  15. Bangs are adorable on you! And the color is whimsical and delightful!

    -Lauren at adorn la femme

  16. So cute! I actually saw some striped tops at the Gap yesterday and was tempted! Never thought to pair like this. Good idea!

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    just curious, who takes your pics?


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