Thursday, December 16, 2010

.dressing for the holidays part two: work christmas party.

If you're going out with your co-workers as I am this year to celebrate Christmas, then here are some outfit suggestions.  Our staff (which it is funny to call us co-workers, because they truly are my extended family), will be going out to a nice dinner in downtown Indianapolis so this occasion for blogging stemmed from my need to find something to wear for the party!  I guess I'm basically blogging for myself, but hopefully you'll find this helpful for your corporate party.

I love an excuse to get dressed up, so I think this outfit should consist of:
A printed, or bold dress
A long, dressy cardigan (because it's cold, and you're with your co-workers, let not get racy here)
A skinny belt around the outside of the cardigan
A statement necklace (my favorite of accessories)
A statement bracelet (get blingy, it's a party)
Thick Tights (as in, not "see-through")
HEELS (preferably metallic or patent leather)

Here are some examples: (note that the first option of each article of clothing will be for the budget-less, and then the second option will be for women who need to get more creative with the budget, and convincing their husbands into the necessity of holiday outfits!  :)

Winter Rose Bustier Dress
for the girl with no budget! (or you could find something in the sale section of JCREW that is comparable to this... that's what I did!

Motel Another Rose Print Dress
for the girl on a budget :) this is a STEAL!

Cashmere Open Cardigan in Black from JCrew

Infinity Cardigan in Heather Carbon from JCrew
NOW ON SALE! :) and take an additional 30% off the sale price!

Joan & David Flipp in Black Patent via Piperlime
I cannot handle these shoes!  I'm in love!

Franco Sarto Napoli in Black Patent via Piperlime
Really close to the other pair... and a great price!  Plus, Franco Sarto's are normally very comfortable.


Black Double Studded Belt

Opaque Black Tights via Anthropologie

Crystal Bloom Necklace

All Sparks Necklace

Isis Bangle 

Metal Wrapped Chain Cuff

FYI:  All sale items at JCrew are currently an ADDITIONAL 30% off the sale price and all sale items and Anthropologie are currently an additional 25% off the sale price.  HAPPY SHOPPING!

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