What To Wear to A Holiday Party

Friday, December 11, 2015

What to Wear to A New Year's Eve Party

The New Year's Eve Bash

My Insight: A party with friends or a get-together with family, start the year off with something sparkly! I love this sequin top from Oscar de la Renta - I fell in love with it the moment I first saw it in their collection! You will definitely stand out from the crowd with this ensemble. Though most of the focus remains on the top, I couldn't help pairing this too cute for words clutch from Kate Spade! Don't accessorize with too many bold accessories, you don't want to ruin the focus of your outfit!

Get the look: Oscar de la Renta Sequinned Feather-Hem Top / Topshop Popper Front Cigarette Trousers (Only $38!) / Jeffrey Campbell Tropicana Suede Black Heel / Kate Spade Square Gift Box Clutch / Jorge Morales White Zircon Sphere Cuff

What to Wear For A Casual Winter or Fall Date Night

The Holiday Dinner Out

My Insight: Yay, a chance to ditch those casual clothes you're wearing as you scramble for last minute gifts! Flats are comfy but for a night out, wear something with a heel! It'll make your outfit look that much better! Over the knee boots were invented quite some time ago however, they're definitely in this season and I'm sure they're here to stay! Since these boots will be reaching up towards your thighs, pair it with something on the shorter side like this pleated, leather mini skirt! I chose to pair this with a sleeveless turtleneck. Why? Since it's sleeveless, you won't experience that excess bulge, the possibility of pinching a nerve that makes your entire arm numb when you layer a jacket or coat over it and if the restaurant has the heat on full blast, you won't be sweating through dinner!

Get the look: Exclusive For Intermix Mira Tweed Knit Turtleneck / Stuart Weitzman Highstreet Suede Over the Knee Boots Polo Ralph Lauren Pleated Short Leather Skirt / Proenza Schouler Mini Crossbody / Pearl and Arrow 14K Yellow Gold Cuff / Eugenia Kim Antonia Fur Hair Tie /

What to Wear to A Casual Christmas Eve Dinner

The Christmas (Eve) Get-Together

My Insight: People love dressing up for these Christmas Eve parties but why not wear something comfortable? Comfy clothes allows you to stuff your face and spend quality time with loved ones. Besides, doesn't this outfit look cute! I found multiple ugly Christmas sweaters online and this was actually one of them. Maybe I'm insane but I do not think this remotely close to the typical ugly sweaters out there. Instead of pairing this with your typical blue washed denim jeans, I chose white pants.... It's Christmas, after all! I finished the look by accessorizing with grey hued pieces!

Get the look: Ugly Christmas Sweater / Eugenia Kim Mimi Fur PomPom Ear Beanie Hat / J. Brand Ankle Zipper White Pants  / Givenchy Pant Suede Wedge Boots / 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Metallic Leather Crossbody Satchel 

What to Wear to a Holiday Office Party The Office Party

My Insight: It's time to show off your more stylish side to fellow coworkers! Most of us do not have the luxury of working in areas with lenient dress codes. However, depending on the location of the event, whether it's after-work in the same building or elsewhere, your outfit might change. I am a researcher in the medical field so conservative attire is a must - the known standard, actually. Why I think the outfit above works? It's a fashionable yet it's a classy make-over of your typical skirt suit. Since the skirt is high waisted, it pairs perfectly with boxy crop tops (your abdomen is never revealed - whew, won't get axed for not obliging to protocol).

Get the look: Self-Portrait Arabella Guipure Lace Midi Skirt / Dorothy Perkins Cream Scallop Shell Top (Only $22!) / Kate Spade Turn Heads Pink Statement Necklace / Charlotte Russe Qupid Ankle Bow Pointed Toe D'Orsay Pumps (Only $30!) - Looks just like those drool-worthy bow pumps from Aminah Abdul Jillil J. Mendel Chevron Rue Minaudière

What to Wear to the Ballet and What to Wear to the Opera The Ballet or The Opera

My Insight: Definitely choose a long silhouette! But of course, your attire depends on the venue. If you're supporting a relative who happens to be an aspiring ballerina in a school production of The Nutcracker, a long gown is a tad bit over the top. The outfits above are suitable for nights out at possibly a performance of Pagliacci or any other professional production at the LA Opera or The Met. I love dressing up so when the occasion presents itself, I go all out! Keep in mind that the theater may have the heat or air conditioning on so make sure you're prepared for either! I created two outfits for this category (LEFT = Splurge and RIGHT = Steal) because not all of us can spend hundreds of dollars for one night out!
Get the look: 1. Badgley Mischka Signify Evening Sandals (Splurge) / 2. Lauren Cecchi Sorella Rose Bag (Splurge) / 3. Love Knot Bangle Bracelet  /  4. Elie Saab Lace-Trim Ruffle-Front Gown (Splurge) / 5. Marchesa Notte Eden Gown (Steal)  / 6.  Raye Blake Heel (Steal) / 7. Diane von Furstenburg Flirty Minaudière Clutch (Steal) / 8. LuLu Frost Portico Gold Plated Crystal Necklace
What to Wear to A Wedding - Flower Dresses

The Wedding

My Insight: I'm always lusting over wedding inspiration on Tumblr (#WeddingInspiration)! Delicate fabrics with ethereal hues are always on the top of my list - just check out my Tumblr to see all my loves! However, light fabrics are a sure source of static nightmares that mold the shape of your body, better than putty, during these colder months! Since weddings are, theoretically, fun and memorable events, choose something that will allow you to dance with ease, eat without having to suck in your belly afterwards, and of course, something upbeat and playful! The above dresses are both from Dolce & Gabbana. Yes, I am well aware of the absurdly high prices but we can all draw inspiration from these pieces, right? One of the shows I look forward to every season in Milan is by Dolce & Gabbana. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana never cease to amaze me - how do they come up with so many looks with so many flowers each season?! But I digress, I would definitely wear a floral dress to a wedding - it just screams cheery happiness!

Get the look: 1. Gucci Leila Ankle Strap Platform Sandal / 2. Charlotte Olympia Mobile Perspex Clutch  / 3. Dolce & Gabbana Rose Print Cotton Mini Dress / 4. Dolce & Gabbana Floral Print Textured Cotton Stretch Dress / 5. Steve Madden Sassey / 6. Bottega Veneta Knot Clutch

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  1. Thank you very much dear for these ideas for holiday party outfits. All these looks are just adorable. At one of the best event space NYC I attended a fashion event last month and saw that Holiday Dinner Out dress in that show.