Years ago, John's office used to put on one of those very glamorous and fancy holiday parties (remember when the economy was great?) and I would start thinking about what to wear in August. Scour Nordstrom and Ann Taylor for just the right LBD. A LBD because it was versatile and I could style it differently a month later when we went to the Black Tie Tailgate . . .then we had kids. Sometimes the dress was long, sometimes short. . .but almost always black.
These days, my holiday parties are much more casual, so a great pair of dark denims or black ankle pants with a great top or sweater fits the bill. Last week I attended a Holiday Party just down the street and it was raining. After a quick perusal of Pinterest for inspiration, I started shopping my closet. I had already decided I was going to go "rustic chic" and wear my Hunter Wellies with a skirt. Here's what I pulled together:
Skirt - Eddie Bauer (old)
Sweater - Lord and Taylor Cashmere (last year - similar styles available NOW)
Tights - SPANX Tight End Footless Tights (my favorite!!)
Socks - Hue
Boots - Hunter Wellies (classic)
Necklace - Tiffany
I added a chunky dark grey sweater too. Before deciding on the black sweater, I had on a white button-down shirt and a merlot cardigan. That looked a little dressier, but still great with the plaid skirt and wellies.
Some other great Holiday Party ideas:
- For black tie, consider a Ball Skirt and Wrap Blouse or sparkly top.
- For something more casual, or cocktail attire, try a black skirt and jewel-toned jacket or twin set.
What are you wearing to Holiday Parties this year?
catch you soon -
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