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What to Wear for a Casual Holiday Party

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I always found that dressing for a fancy, semi-formal holiday party was easier than dressing for a casual holiday party. Over the years, I amassed dresses with sparkly trim and shimmery fabric, red ones, black ones and even gold and silver ones. My challenge was with dressing for a casual event such as a kids’ holiday party or a small afternoon get-together. This was always the point where I tried on several outfits, left a pile of clothes on my bed and generally wasn’t happy with what I came up with. I always want to “put my festive on,” but also feel comfortable with people who are wearing jeans or a nice dress. I also want to be comfortable and warm (living in the far north and all). In the last few years I have developed a formula: sparkly shirt, comfortable stretchy pants (think ski chalet pants), a dangling necklace and shiny riding boots. I never feel out of place, I stay warm, my feet stay dry and I have just enough bling on to feel like I’m getting into the spirit of the holidays. So the next time you feel like you’re at a loss of what to wear to a casual holiday lunch or your child’s holiday party, try this combination – Sham Style

  1. Gold Michael Kors Sweater
  2. Silver Grey Autumn Cashmere Sequined Cardigan (you can find an equivalent here)
  3. Matsu Silver Necklace
  4. TwoA Silver and Grey Necklace
  5. Paige Denim Skinny Pants
  6. Aquatalia Riding Boots

I’m interested in hearing your biggest wardrobe dilemmas. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know.


Written on my Microsoft Surface RT with purple backlit keyboard

All pictures taken with my Nokia Lumia 1020 Camera Phone