Is there a Holiday Party in Your Future?

Is there a Holiday Party in Your Future?

Quote of the day: “There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn as in doing it.” Seneca

It may not happen every year, but there still will be times when you will need to go to a holiday party.  So being prepared with an outfit or two planned out in advance will help relieve your last minute stress of what to wear.

My goal in this series of blogs is to help you bring together items you presumably already have in your closet in order to look festive for your season’s gala!  Let’s get started thinking about it now because you may need to beg or borrow an item from your friend or daughter!!!  The easiest way to dress for a holiday party is to just throw on a skirt and add some kind of twinkle!

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50’s Holiday Party Outfit: This skirt was actually found in my mother’s basement…it was part of her dress from the 1950’s and the bodice was falling apart. So, I had her sew on a waistband and voila, I call it my holiday skirt!  You may have something like this in your basement?  For the top half, I was inspired by the classic holiday song “Silver & Gold.”

Skirt: (similar here)~~Shirt: Only Hearts (similar here)~~Shrug: (similar here)~~Sandals: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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60’s Holiday Party Outfit: I’m sure everyone has a basic black skirt!  A sparkly jacket with a velvet tank underneath makes the black skirt dressy and festive!

Skirt: Chicos (similar here)~~Jacket: Laura Ashley (similar here)~~Tank: Alex Evening (similar here)~~Booties: Impo (similar here)

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70’s Holiday Party Outfit: Another basic that is popular for those holiday festivities is the red dress.  Accessorize it by wearing your sparkly black cardigan over it, combined with some fabulous shoes and you are good to go!

Dress: Liz Claiborne (similar here)~~Cardigan: (similar here)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Thanks for visiting my style blog!

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

Let’s shop from the 70’s look…red dresses can be worn so many ways:

  • Eileen Flanigan Sinda

    Love all the outfits and they look as up to date and fashionable as they did 3 years ago. That is the sign of a great outfit.

    • Thanks so much Eileen!
      It’s funny because when I look back at some of our outfits, I’m not always sure what year they were from. I have to look at the date, and I was pleasantly surprised that these still looked current!!

      • Eileen Flanigan Sinda

        Isn’t that a true sign of a classic design? Being able to wear something years later with only a few changes in accessories mean you chose well the first time!

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Love your outfit and Charlotte’s for a dressy occasion and Nancy’s for a holiday luncheon (but with jewel-tone earrings or shoes for a flash of color!).

  • metimoteo

    Charlotte looks stunning. The cardigan is the perfect pairing to her classic red, holiday dress. I do not like Nancy’s jacket or shoes. Jodie looks nice again.