December is filled with Holiday festivities, from your workplace Christmas party, to annual Holiday soirees hosted by friends. Some cities even have city-wide public celebrations such at TBOX [Twelve Bars of Xmas/Christmas] in Chicago and SantaCon in New York City, among a number of other locations. These holiday affairs present great opportunities to gather with friends, meet new people, and dress for the occasion! I think every detail counts when putting together your holiday attire. Check out my collection of festive holiday fashions, and feel free to share yours in the comments section!
LRD: Little Red Dress
First up, this red hot number from LuLu’s, Domestic Goddess Wine Red Shift Dress. Beyond the vibrant color, I love the sleeves and wide neckline, yet the length still makes this dress sexy. I have a dress just like this one that I picked up in a boutique in London. The sleeves on my dress are much simpler, but the overall feel is the same. For a holiday party I recommend throwing on a pair of black opaque tights, black heels or sleek boots, and gold jewelry.
Statement Necklaces: Glitter in Gold this Season
I’ve made the switch from silver to gold. I think gold jewelry looks great with some of the colors most commonly worn in winter: reds, greens, deep purples, black, and white. Though, I still think silver is the better match when wearing shades of blue. For dresses with high necklines, I think it’s fun to spice up the outfit with a bold statement necklace like these selections from Chloe + Isabel:
SantaCon, In Style
I’m so excited to take part in SantaCon NYC next Saturday, December 15. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the event, it is, as described by the event site, a day “where guys & girls of legal age [21+] dress up like Santa and go cavorting around town for no better reason [other] than that it’s huge fun.”
Count me in! However, if I’m going on a Santa-inspired bar crawl in the Big Apple, I’m doing it with a little more flare than in an oversized velvet Santa suit. I’m not the only one customizing my outfit however, as some of my friends and co-workers who attended last years SantaCon NYC dressed up as gingerbread men, elves, and a pack of reindeer. I am still following the Santa motif, but I will be rocking bright red legging corduroys from Gap, a long-sleeved grey and white striped shirt from H&M, black riding boots with gold detail from Steve Madden, white suspenders, and a festive plush santa hat!
Glittering in Gold from Head to Toe
I have an inkling we’re going to be seeing a lot of gold this New Year’s Eve. Almost every shop I’ve been to has sold out of their gold sequin apparel. I was lucky enough to snag a beautiful gold sequin pencil skirt from NY&Co a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, they have since sold out of that item in stores and online. But if you’re willing to do a bit of searching–and trust online ordering–you shouldn’t have trouble snagging a fun and fabulous gold sequin apparel item to ring in the New Year or wear to a holiday get-together.
The Fabulousness of Tacky + Unrefined
My favorite holiday parties of all are tacky sweater parties, so don’t forget to visit your local thrift shop [or your mom’s closet, if your lucky] to score a fun sweater to rock out in this winter! A special thank you to my amazing mom, for letting me sport some of her gem sweaters, I DO BELIEVE!
One last accessory I have to recommend are these knee high holiday socks from Target. They are great to casually wear over black leggings, or if you want to add a white, plush top to some black boots [for a Santa’s boots look], these socks are the perfect fold-over! It doesn’t hurt that they’re an absolute steal for only $5. Also, keep in mind, this photo doesn’t do these socks justice-they’re much cuter in person.