Last minute holiday party outfit idea

On Sunday morning I found out that I had a Christmas party to attend that evening and my day was already booked with plans, so there was no way I was heading to the mall to find an outfit to wear. However I knew that I didn’t need to do that. Instead of panicking, I knew that I could put a look together last minute because I had the key items in my closet.

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Zara double breasted grey plaid blazer.

I tucked my black turtleneck into my black pencil skirt which instantly created a little black dress! Put on my double breasted grey plaid blazer, black tights, black ankle boots and of course what takes the outfit to that dressy level is the statement jewelry.

Having the wardrobe essentials in my closet, allows me to create endless outfit options. ❤️

Holiday Party Ready Looks

When it comes to holiday dressing you can never go wrong with sequins. I’ve had my H&M sequins blazer for well over 10 years and it’s still my go to this time of year. The blazer sequins dress from Zara has caught my eye. Before I buy something, I have to be able to wear it at least 3 different ways. Keep on reading to find out the different ways I would wear this dress.

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Zara sequins blazer dress. Holiday party essential!

Holiday Party Outfit Option #1: Wear the sequins blazer dress with sheer tights, black heels and statement earrings.

Holiday Party Outfit Option #2: Wear the sequins blazer dress with slim black pants, black heels, statement necklace, and bangles.

Holiday Party Outfit Option #3: Wear the sequins blazer dress with dark denim, ankle boots, statement earrings, and belt the outside of the dress.

Buy the dress here.

Holiday dressing can be this simple.

“When you look like you stepped out of a catalog, 

that’s never good. People shouldn’t succumb to a trend,

they should interpret the trend”.

Rachel Zoe

Three Ways To Wear a Blouse

work wear classics styling tips womens fashion ideas back to work outfit ideas mom style ideasThe utilitarian blouse is a wardrobe staple of mine. I wear it the same way I wear the classic white blouse, with everything.  In the first image, I’m wearing the blouse causally with jeans, black puffer coat, black ankle boots and choker necklace.

In the second image, I’ve kept my outfit monochromatic and left the blouse unbuttoned. Wearing the same black ankle boots and black turtleneck from previous post. An important styling tip to remember is that when you leave any blouse unbuttoned it acts like a soft blazer. Creating more outfit options for you.

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In the third image you can dress the utilitarian blouse up by adding a skirt or simple slip dress, with a statement necklace or earrings.

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When you can wear an item from your closet three different ways, your outfit options are endless. I feel like I say that in every post…but isn’t that what we all want from our wardrobe?

“Fashion is what you are offered four times a year by designers. 

Style is what you choose”.

Lauren Hutton

Uncomplicated Basic

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Jeans are not complicated. You find the right fit, style and jeans will act like a loyal friend. You can depend on them and will always make you feel good. Isn’t that what we all want from our wardrobe?

Love this look. Classic and chic.

Photo credit: Vogue Spain

“To have style , you have to know who you are.”

Iris Apfel

The Forever Classic

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Wouldn’t you rather have 7 amazing items hanging in your closet than 20 unremarkable items that you don’t feel fabulous wearing? Pick out the items in your closet that you absolutely love and get rid of the rest. Often our closets are full of clothing but be honest with yourself, how much do you actually wear? I have learned over the years how to edit and re-edit my closet. I may not have a closet full of clothing but what I do have is clothing I love and feel great wearing. Isn’t that what we all want? Believe me, you don’t need a closet full of expensive designer clothing to take your wardrobe up to the next level. I have also learned when to splurge and when not to. What we all need to start with are the basics which will become the foundation of your wardrobe. The basics will go with everything in your closet, never go out of style, and your look is always on point. Don’t think that basic has to be boring either. Remember every item in your closet even the classic white t-shirt should make you feel amazing in. Stick with me, I will show you how…

7 Days of Style Basic #1: Jeans

Every woman should have at least one pair of jeans hanging in their closet. Jeans are the most versatile and practical item you will own. Jeans can dress up or dress down an outfit. Two years ago I tried a pair of high waist Rag & Bone jeans and loved them instantly. I’m a huge fan of the high waist jeans, but you have to find the right style and fit for your body.

Below is an example of my fall wardrobe staples. 

  1. Rag & Bone high waist jean
  2. Black turtleneck
  3. Tna puffer coat
  4. Stuart Weitzman ankle boots
  5. Silk scarf

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“The secret to great style is to feel good in what you wear.”

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