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Holiday Dressing - What to Wear to the Party

Here's perfect picks of what to wear to this season's cocktail parties, festive dinners, neighborhood gatherings and even New Year's Eve fete. 'Tis the season for glitz and glam from cocktail dresses, lace pants, sequin tops, beaded skirts and cropped jackets to the must-have statement necklace. Time to dress up!


Extraordinary Little Black Dresses

These black cocktail dresses won't get lost in a sea of LBD's at the party.

    

Aidan Mattox Beaded Cocktail Dress, $365 Saks Fifth Avenue

Alice + Olivia Bergen Sequin Mesh-Back Ballerina Dress, $419 Saks Fifth Avenue

Gold Dresses for Kisses Under the Mistletoe

    

Parker Hayden Silk and Bead Dress, $396 Piperlime

Ark & Co. Sequin Chevron Dress, $98 Piperlime

Silver Dresses Guarantee Party Drama

    

Carmen Marc Valvo Silver Organza Dress, $409 Saks Fifth Avenue

BCBG Max Azria Sequined Cocktail Dress, $368 Saks Fifth Avenue

When You're Ready to Give Your Little Black Dress a Rest

    

Carmen Marc Valvo Brocade Peplum Cocktail Dress, $595 Saks Fifth Avenue

Halston Heritage Side Ruffle Sheath Dress, $445 Nordstrom

Shimmering Sequin Tops

      

Parker Carol Beaded & Sequin Top, $286 Saks Fifth Avenue

Tory Burch Sequined Top, $495 Saks Fifth Avenue

Pretty Skirts For Multiple Parties

    

Milly Inverted Pleat Skirt, $245 ShopBop

Pim + Larkin Sequin Mosaic Mini - Multi, $89 Piperlime

Longer Skirts With BIG Impact

    

Line & Dot Sirene Sequin Maxi Skirt, $168 Anthropologie

Tibi Simona Jacquard Full Skirt, $395 ShopBop

Cropped Party Jackets

Skip the blazer and scarf like wraps and choose one of these.

    

Showstopper Sequin Cropped Jacket, $30 Forever 21

Skies Are Blue White Metallic Jacket - White/Metallic, $89 Piperlime

Bold Statement Necklace For When Your Dress Or Top Needs Some Sass

    

RJ Graziano Color Luxe Geometric Statement Necklace, $75 Bloomingdale's

 Luxury Blue Flower-Shaped Diamond Necklace, 33 Light in the Box

Cinch the Waist with a Stand-Out Belt

    

Glitter Belt, $32.50 J. Crew  and Metal Plate Bow Waist Belt, $14 ASOS

The Accessories to Finish Off Your Look

    

Report Zany Black Bow Heels, $100 Piperlime

Diane Von Furstenburg Lytton Sequined Floral-Print Clutch Bag, $217 Neiman Marcus

Contributors:

Christina's Pick

    

Statement Necklace, $22 ASOS and Tinley Road Vegan Leather Miniskirt, $39 Piperlime

The Holidays come around and so do all the parties and family gatherings. You've spent all the money on gifts for other people, but you can't forget about the most important...yourself! Make a statement without overdoing the sparkles with a multi chain necklace that can spice up your holiday look. And for the gift that keeps on giving, a leather mini that can be used year after year and as multiple outfits.

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Lauren's Pick

The Whole Package Navy Strapless Dress, $92 Lulu's

I'm going for a winter wonderland look this holiday season and whether the party is fancy or dance-y, I just want to sparkle! This flirty little dress from Lulu's really is the whole package: it's got glitter, it's got sequins, it's got a pretty bow to make you feel like a present! To complete the ensemble, I paired it with navy, glitter heels and a silver, iridescent eye shadow. Party guests are gonna need their ski goggles on when I walk in!

Endless Amusement

Make a style statement this holiday in clothes with plenty of sparkle and shine, from a dress meant for New Year's Eve to an edgy Rock n' Roll look meant for partying with friends. And the best part is all the items are under $100!

 

 

    

    

    

I styled all these fabulous designer items from TJ Maxx & Marshalls!

As the holidays are are about to begin, my thoughts turn to the decorated windows at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC (always a winner for creativity), Christmas caroling with my family and neighbors (yes, we actually did that for several years) and reminiscing about the time my mom and I were "ladies of the court" in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC dancing along a float carrying Olympic skaters, Brian Botano and Katarina Witt. And, of course, filling my belly with plenty of pie!

Holidays On Ice by David Sedaris, $8 Amazon

David is one of my favorites and every year around the holidays I'm pulled back into re-reading this book of short stories. You could read it in an hour. If you haven't read this book or any of Sedaris' book, guaranteed you'll become a fan. If you're not a fan, then we obviously don't share the same sense of humor.  David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris's tales of tardy trick-or-treaters ("Us and Them"); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French ("Jesus Shaves"); what to do when you've been locked out in a snowstorm ("Let It Snow"); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations ("Six to Eight Black Men"); what Halloween at the medical examiner's looks like ("The Monster Mash"); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry ("Cow and Turkey").

 

Lauren Scharf's Pick

Day Trip Darling Dress, $252 ModCloth

An adorable dress with a storybook ending! This dress, designed by Poppy London, is lined with the illustrated adventures of little girl Poppy and her playful pup Fred. The dress can be worn with the neckline shown for a vintage look, or flipped around for a v-neckline. Even cooler, each dress is shipped with a paperback book which tells the tale that's played out on the dress. What could be better than a dress that literally comes with it's own story!

Endless Amusement

Christina Moffiitno's Pick

OPI 3 Piece Nail Polish set, $18 Amazon

I have a slight addiction with collecting nail polish and doing my own manicures. As soon as I saw these new OPI colors, I had to have them. The oxblood red is definitely what sold me. It comes as a set so you get to mix and match these great colors. The colors are so rich and perfect to wear at your next holiday party. I love that it comes as a box set so you can gift it for your Secret Santa or use them as a great stocking stuffer. 

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Christina Wright's Pick

Rockstar Pop-Color Cords, $35 Old Navy

These red corduroy skinnies from Old Navy are just what I need to make our family holiday photos "pop" this year. Plus you can't beat the price!! Typically, I am not a fan of corduroy (bad 80s flashbacks), but with the low rise and slim cut of these make corduroy cute again!

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