As you guys know, it’s that time of year…party time! Everyone seems to be having parties for holidays, birthdays, graduations, etc. I attended not 1, not 2, but 3 Christmas parties just last week. One of the gatherings was an event my husband and I hosted at our home. I called it a Happy Hour Christmas Social because we served appetizers and drinks from 5-7 for his coworkers after work. It was loads of fun. We attended Christmas parties hosted by our employers as well. Of course the first thing I thought was what am I going to wear to all these parties?! They all had different themes so I couldn’t wear the same thing (and of course I didn’t want to)! So here are 2 of the 3 looks I came up with.

Party #1 (Super Casual!) Happy Hour Christmas Social for this party I wore a gold and white sweater with some dark washed jeans and boots. I was too exhausted to take a picture in this look :(

Party #2 (Office Party Chic)

This party was hosted in a faculty member’s home.  My employer is an esteemed university so of course my outfit couldn’t be too avant garde or I may have been shunned! So instead I chose to put together an outfit that I like to call “office party chic”. Not to flashy but with enough glamorous elements to get heads turning. The outfit actually received lots of compliments especially this lovely thrifted black velvet blazer that I lovingly refer to as “the Hef”. It gets rave reviews every time I wear it out. Here is a photo of that look.

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Party #3 was my husband’s company Christmas party. The theme for that party was “Putting on the Ritz”. It was supposed to be very glamorous and fun to dress up for. Apparently some people at the party didn’t get the memo LOL! I had 2 fancy dress options in my closet but I ended up deciding to go with old faithful-the LBD (little black dress). I absolutely love this peplum dress. I have probably worn it at least a dozen times since I got it from Macy’s in 2011. It is so versatile! The only thing I do jazz it up is add different accessories and a statement belt. In this look, I paired it with a bold red belt from my second dress option and beautiful red and silver chandelier earrings. Later I added some swag with a faux fur shrug for some added interest and texture. This look also got lots of compliments. I wish I could dress up everyday. I enjoy it but I know I would get the stank eye for wearing this type of ensemble to the grocery store or while running errands. But my mantra is everyday that we have life is a celebration so why not dress for the occasion?

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PS: This look is currently featured in the Naughty or Nice contest sponsored by Chictopia.  I would love it if you voted for me! Here is the link: http://www.chictopia.com/photo/show/782044-Putting+on+the+Ritz-peplum-dress Thanks for your support :)

So how many parties have you gone to during this holiday season? Have you dressed super glamorous, avant garde, semi casual or comfy? What was your favorite moment from the parties? I have several but I will narrow it down to one at my husband’s company party. One of his coworkers had gotten a little lets just say… intoxicated. He yelled out at another one of my husband’s coworkers “Hey buddy, I think you need to slow down on your drinking. You are getting drunk! I’m starting to see 2 of you” LOL. Needless to say we took him home that night.

Hope you guys are enjoying the season so far!

Until next post, Brittany