Holiday Work Party Attire

Everyone at work is all a buzz about our upcoming holiday work party. I’m very lucky to work for a company that values their employees.  Each year, they put together a spectacular event.

What do you wear to a company holiday party?  While my style is rather classic and conservative, I think the holidays are a time to play with color and texture–think shimmer, soft flowing fabrics, lace, or velvet.

holiday outfit 1

photograph via thestylespy

I love this look, but I would definitely wear a chemise, slip, or cap sleeve tee underneath the top.

Nordstrom_black velvet dress

nordstroms, $148

This classic style is pure luxury in black velvet.

Green Dress

photograph via pinterest

Soft, romantic and very comfortable, this forest green maxi would be beautiful with few accessories. Drop earrings may be all that is needed.

Ralph Lauren Dress

Ralph Lauren via Macys, $174

This black dress topped with gold lace is richly elegant. With a statement dress such as this, accessories and hair should be kept simple.

Dillards dress

dillards, $35

This raw-edge detail dress may be on the casual side, but the color and cut are lovely.


kohls, $45

This foil sheath dress shimmers for a night of dancing.


Woolen Menagerie

The weather has cooled near our house and I have witnessed a menagerie of woolen animals roaming and frolicking outside.  Is there anything more adorable? While these photos may not be from my neighborhood, they offer a small sampling of animal inspired children’s fashion.


irarott, $35


Boden, £19.20 to £20.80


melondipity, $31.99


etsy, $32


irarott, $35

Adorable, right?!

Black & Orange… Crazy or Chic?

Koi is one of the Fall 2013 fashion colors. It may be trending on the runway, and it’s certainly this month’s traditional palette. Yet, I have to ask? Is there really a way to keep it chic?


Tracy Reese via Glamour




J Crew via GQ


Burberry-Prorsum via thefashionstop


Burberry via lystit

Truth be told… I’m not brave enough to go with something too bold.  While I’m loving this Burberry coat (above), I’m more likely to wear neutrals and add a blouse in either peach or red-orange.


Vogue via 2.bp

Better yet, I’d stay in neutrals and add orange through accessories.



I’d even prefer to wear black pants, a cream sweater, a black trench coat, and these shoes:


shoes via shoeshutonline

Then again…