And just like that, it’s Christmas Break. Happy Friday! It’s late afternoon and I just woke up from a long nap and currently have a pine scented candle lit and Love Actually playing… #PureBliss… I wrapped up an awesome first start to the school year with the cutest of kiddos who have already grown SO much since September. It’s one of the best parts of working with toddlers :) They change so much so quickly. It’s fun to watch them grow.
This weekend we have 3 Christmas parties! Yes- 1, 2, 3! and I’m pumped. I planned my outfits in advance, naturally, and I’m excited to spend some #QT with friends. And then I’ve got a whole week off before I head home for Christmas. My to-do list is a bit overwhelming, so I’m glad I have extra time to tackle it. Then it’s pajamas fireside and zero plans for a week. Yep, that sounds like Heaven.
Now I realize it’s a bit late to be pitching Holiday Party ideas to you unless you read this and run out shopping right now, so think NYE when you check out these dresses. Or other fun fancy occasions. ‘Tis the Season for beads, sparkles, sequins, and all things Merry & Bright!
I found this beaded Adrianna Papell dress a few years ago (similar here) that I wore as my Rehearsal Dinner dress and I still break it out every year for fall weddings and the holidays. I love the delicate beading and sparkle detail and the fit of the dress! Adrianna Papell makes some stunning pieces if you are looking to stand out at a party. I love this beaded gown that would be perfect for a black tie evening and a definite head turner. Another dress sure to make you shine is this short sleeve sequin mesh dress that comes in bright gold and its under $100. Or if you’re looking for something a little bit different, consider this sleeveless beaded dress in hunter green. It’s pretty Wow, right? I just love that color! Each of these dresses is a statement dress. If you’re wearing one of these, you’re standing out at a party.
Now if gold or beading is a too much for you, there are plenty of other fun festive dresses. These are still formal but not quite as fancy as the above. Consider this floral lace dress from Express that comes in three colors and is on sale for under $50. I love the lace detail over the cream slip! Stunning. And I love the neckline and fit as well. Or if you’re a more simple girl, try this black dress from French Connection with a statement necklace from Jcrew. It’s another easy way to shine without overwhelming. If you’re attending a more casual NYE / Holiday party, you have to check out this striped black sequin dress and picture it with heels or booties and a red lip! #SLAY
Tonight I’m wearing a little crop top outfit that will be coming soon to the blog so stay tuned! And I’ve got my FLEECE NAVIDAD sweater for tomorrow :) I’m off to snuggle with the doggies and write some thank you notes. Enjoy your weekend!
Photography by Kelsey Butler Photography