Crash Course in: Christmas Parties ❄️

❄️ Alleluia, It's the Holidays! ❄️

Everyone loves a good party but all of the prep before having a party can be a tidal wave of stress on the calm, sunny oasis that is your life. I personally love the holidays, but then again I'm the queen of Christmas cards and wrapping gifts. I love matching the ribbon to the wrapping paper. I look forward to the challenge of wrapping an oddly shaped present that won't fit in a box. I am giddy at the sight of the long list of names that I'm sending Christmas cards to. I start cutting Christmas cards in August. (This year I made 54!) But, not everyone squirms with excitement when Halloween ends and the Christmas music starts playing in their local grocery store. The holidays can be filled with pressure to buy the perfect gift for your distant aunt or best friend. Your mind may go blank when you try to brain storm gifts for your immediate family. Some may dread the passing around of the Secret Santa Hat at work. Questions about what to wear to the many Christmas parties you've been invited to cloud your mind as you try to drift to sleep. Your heart starts to beat faster when your coworker who still manages to have perfect Christmas spirit every single year reminds you that it's only ___ days until Christmas! That's where I come in! This post is dedicated to what to wear too every type of holiday party that you've been so graciously invited to this holiday season! I can't promise that I won't make silly Christmas puns, but I will promise you that you'll close this tab feeling more confident about Christmas party attire. Let's begin! 
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❄️ Have Yourself a Merry Little Office Party ❄️

Despite what Mad Men tells us, office parties are not a time to bust out your sexy bodycon dress to seduce your coworkers. That's the exact opposite of what you want to do. You're still at work no matter how much egg nog you drink! You want to remain professional while still looking like you aren't stuffy Martha over there in the corner cubicle... she's going to get coal in her stocking if she doesn't crack a smile at the silly Christmasy jokes your boss is telling! Though I'm not saying to cover yourself up completely, I'm suggesting not to wear something you'd consider going clubbing in. Here are so gorgeous office appropriate dresses and outfits that are at your finger tips before the parties begin! 

Spotlight on Rent the Runway
What is RtR? Rent the Runway is a website where you can rent designer dresses, accessories, and jewelry for a fraction of the price. When you rent you have the option to order in two different sizes in case the original one doesn't fit right! Right now, the Badgley Mischka Holiday Capsule collection is available exclusively at RtR. I'll show you a few of my favorite looks from the capsule collection throughout this post.

Badgley Mischka Bonnie Sheath - $85.00

from: Rent The Runway

This is my favorite look from the collection, it seems appropriate to start off the post with this dress. Paired with a black pair of tights, some killer silver dangling earrings, and a sparkly hair accessory, you'll be the talk of the office until the holidays are over!  

Trina Turk Black Anchors Jumpsuit - $30.00

from: Rent The Runway
I'm a huge fan of jumpsuits. Instead of matching a gorgeous shirt to some eye popping bottoms, your outfit is built in and you can jump in and go... get it? It's a jumpsuit! Jumping, yeah... Anyway, you can pair this with a long necklace, dangling earrings, and some bangles to add sparkle to this simple but beautiful jumpsuit.

I'm also a HUGE fan of ModCloth. ModCloth sells vintage and indie inspired clothing but what they are the most well known for is their dresses. I am an avid shopper at ModCloth and have never been disappointed with my orders. Shopping their sales is a great place to start because getting something adorable and compliment worthy for a good price is worth a pat on the back. 

Like a Bossa Nova Dress - $79.99

from: ModCloth

I love this dress and would wear it myself to a holiday party. I love the length of the skirt. I'm a fan of longer hemlines, to me it makes the outfit more magical. I love twirling around in knee length skirts! This beautiful dress would look even more stunning with a pair of fun heels or flats and a stellar updo decorated with some sparkly earrings. You can always click on the links to check out the websites if you are interested in what ModCloth or Rent the Runway has to offer besides my reccomendations! 

Lovely as Lychee Dress in Emerald - $69.99

from: ModCloth

If you want a fun and festive dress, here's the dress of your dreams! This brightly colored ensemble would make an exciting addition to any wardrobe. The best part is, you can wear this dress again after the holiday season is over. Lace dresses are a must when buying key pieces for you closet because they are so versatile! Always have a least one at all times. If you don't have one, get one, you're missing out!!

❄️We Wish You a Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours❄️

If you're hosting a Christmas party for your friends, your mind is buzzing with ideas for pinterest worthy food and a playlist to keep everyone dancing past midnight. You know you'll be running around all night, so why not keep your outfit easy and breezy? 

BB Dakota Black Keaton Legging - $30.00

from: Rent The Runway
Though I'm not the world's biggest fan of leggings, these sparkly leggings are a pair of leggings that are sure to stun all of your friends. They might not even believe you're wearing the cult favorite athliesure piece they wear under dresses or to yoga class. If you're planning on playing fun party games like the bag game that requires movement, you'll be extremely thankful for these fun pants! Plus, you can wear whatever you want on top, a breezy blouse, an ugly Christmas sweater, or even a tee shirt if you really wanted to... as long as it's festive!

Moxie Must-Have Dress in Red - $64.99

from: ModCloth
This adorable dress from ModCloth comes in plum and black as well as this festive shade of red. This dress has a beautiful cut that will accentuate your stunning waist while the skirt swings back and forth with every step you take. 

Get the Party Starlet Dress - $219.99

from: ModCloth
This beautiful beaded dress is a masterpiece. Who wouldn't want to wear this flutter sleeved beauty?

❄️Go Tell it On the Mountain, My Mother-in-Law is here❄️

Family Christmas parties. Oh my. They can be filled with tasteful discussion at the grown up table or action and fun at the kids table. Whatever you're doing for the party, you might as well look better than your sister-in-law. Try these tastefully chosen ensembles at your next family event! 

Truly, Madly, Dreamy Dress - $69.99

from: ModCloth
I am in love with this dress... from the color to the style, it screams elegant. I would pair this with purple pumps and a locket with a gorgeous updo and some statement earrings. Now I need an event to wear this to...

Biking Through Brussels Dress in Holiday - $99.99

from: ModCloth
Look at this fun retro holiday print! I love the cut on this dress, and lucky for you it comes in multiple fun loving prints so you can wear this style again and again. This is such a beautiful dress and it works with any body type. Check this dress out at ModCloth!

❄️Tis the Season to be Fancy❄️

If you've been invited to a formal Christmas party, hold onto your hats because these dresses will blow you away! 

Badgley Mischka Emerald Scarlet Gown - $100.00

from: Rent The Runway
This dress is absolutely stunning. Think of how long it took to attach all of those sequins... wow. This festive dress is a must if you are attending a formal holiday party! Check out the rest of Badgley Mischka's Holiday Capsule Collection while you're at it!

Badgley Mischka Blush Maria Gown - $100.00

from: Rent The Runway
I really love the neckline on this gown, I think it's very flattering. Who wouldn't want to be swaddled in shiny gold sequin? I fa la la la love it.

Only a Glamour of Time Dress - $99.99

from: ModCloth
This dress is so beautiful. It's not often that you can wear such a rich color like magenta. This dress is perfect, from the beautiful lacey bodice to the silky, shiny skirt. I would love to wear this to a holiday party this year! I would pair this with a string of pearls and some pretty and simple pearl studs. 

Belle of the Ballroom Dress - $129.99

from: ModCloth
This is one of my favorite designs from ModCloth this season! I love the full skirt and the polka dots are just too much fun! I would definitely recommend this dress to anyone attending any kind of holiday party this year! 

I hope you've found some inspiration for your own holiday outfits whether it's wearing sequin leggings with an ugly Christmas sweater to wearing a bright red dress, I was glad to help! Happy Holidays ❄️


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