12.19.2014

Holiday Double Feature - Casual Cocktails

Happy Friday, everyone!! 
Skirt:  Torrid (Available here)
Today, Irene and I are wrapping up our holiday double feature.  Hope you've gotten some ideas from our posts on red and green, office parties, sparkle and shine, and tuxedos

We're wrapping up our series today with a look for what we're calling "casual cocktails." 

Sweater:  New York & Company (Available here)
Boots:  Target
Going to a more casual holiday event?  Whether it's a house party, a low-key bar, or holiday happy hour, some events of the season are simply more casual.
Photo provided by HollieWould PIX
You could go with jeans and a sparkly sweater (which would be perfectly cute), but I love the idea of elevating even your casual looks for the holiday season.
Ring:  LOFT
This look has a cool French girl vibe that I reaallllly dig.  It feels ultra sexy without looking like you tried too hard.  

The off-the-shoulder sweater and peek-a-boo lace on the skirt add visual interest to this simple monochromatic look.  Wanting to preserve the sophisticated simplicity of this outfit, I chose minimal but statement-making extras, my Dior-inspired pearl studs and a red clutch, to complete the look.
Earrings:  Target
Clutch:  Vintage
Irene went more casual, but kept her look interesting and festive with special touches like her tuxedo stripe trousers and a lace color blocked blouse.
Irene of Petite Plus, Meow!
To see more of Irene's look, head over to Petite Plus, Meow! or check her out on Facebook!

Hope you enjoyed our holiday collab and were inspired to try out a new look for one of your holiday events!!
For my skirt in another look, see here.

12.18.2014

Holiday Double Feature - Tuxedo Glam

Have you been staying on top of my holiday series in collaboration with Irene of Petite Plus, Meow?  If you've missed any, you can click on any of these links to catch up with our red/green, office party, and sparkly looks.

Our week of holiday fashion is almost over, but today, I'm excited to bring one of my very favorite ways to dress up - a tuxedo!!

Pants:  LOFT Petites (Available here)
Photo c/o HollieWould PIX
I just LOVE tuxedos on women, and today, we're bring you a little tuxedo glam with our personal takes on the tuxedo.

My favorite way to do the tuxedo is to stick to a more classic option and pair with a bustier for a sexy fitted look, but for today's holiday double feature, I decided to take the tuxedo to a new place for me. 

Blouse:  SCANDAL for The Limited (Available here)
Rings:  eloquii and Torrid

Jacket:  The Limited (old)
Earrings:  The Limited
Photo c/o HollieWould PIX
Belt:  Torrid (Available here)
I paired a tuxedo blazer with the origami collar top from The Limited's Scandal collection.  A classic tuxedo pant would have looked great with this look, but I decided to move out of my comfort zone just a tad and added floral pants for a more feminine take on the tuxedo.
Clutch:  New York & Company (old)
Bracelets:  LOFT
Irene also took a very feminine take on the tuxedo, pairing a white tuxedo blazer with a ruffled black dress and adorable fascinator.  Doesn't she look fantastic?
Irene of Petite Plus, Meow!
See more of Irene's look over on Petite Plus, Meow! or catch up with her on Facebook.

Are you a fan of tuxedo-inspired styles?
Heels:  Target
For this blazer in other looks, see here, here, here, here, and here.

12.17.2014

Holiday Double Feature - Sparkle & Shine

Hope you're enjoying the holiday collaboration with Irene of Petite Plus, Meow!!  So far, we've rocked classic Christmas colors and options for an office holiday party
Jeans:  Torrid (Available here)
Jacket:  Torrid (old) (Similar here)
Today, we're bringing you a little glamour with Sparkle and Shine!!!
Heels:  Payless (old)
One of the biggest trends this past fall was shine.  Shiny metallics and glittery accents were a huge presence on fall runways, and this trend is practically synonymous with the holiday season.

Whether it's a Christmas cocktail party or New Year's Eve rockin', sparkly accents will get you far.

Camisole:  LOFT
Necklace:  The Limited
For today's holiday look, I decided to go casual with boyfriend jeans, but I was sure to add lots of sparkle. 

A sequin jacket, glittery heels and clutch, and a blingy necklace and ear cuff elevate the look from super casual to relaxed holiday.

Clutch:  The Limited (Available here)
Ear cuff:  Torrid
I would wear this look out for cocktails with friends or to a casual party. 

While I went for lots of black sparkle and faux diamonds, Irene took a more subtle approach and chose a white dress accentuated with a metallic belt and sparkly jewelry.
Irene of Petite Plus, Meow!
See more of her look at Petite Plus, Meow! or find her on Facebook!
Do you wear sparkle during the holidays?  How do you like to add shine?

For my jacket in another look, see here.

12.16.2014

Holiday Double Feature - Office Party

I hope you're enjoying the holiday collaboration with Irene of Petite Plus, Meow!  Yesterday, we kicked off our series featuring the classic red and green

Today, we're talking what to wear to a holiday office party!
Dress:  LOFT Petites (Available here)

Blazer:  Altuzarra for Target (Gift)
Office holiday parties allow you to have some fun with fashion AND to spice things up from your typical 9 to 5 look, but I have two rules regarding office party style that I think are best to be followed.

If the party is before 5
pm, add a little sparkle and pretty holiday colors, but stick with more classic work styles and fabrics (let your office dress code dictate your choices).

Whether your office party is at the end of a work day or an evening function, stick with conservative shapes and cuts.  You're still representing yourself as an employee no matter the time or place of the party.  Because of that, err on the side of caution in showing too much skin.
Shoes:  Simply Vera for Vera Wang
Clutch:  Target
My office holiday party is during the day (look coming soon), but I had fun here styling an office party look for evening.

This forest green leopard print dress has such a pretty sheen, and I love how the satin lapels of this tuxedo blazer dress the look up all the more.
Necklace (worn as a bracelet):  Torrid
The leopard print isn't classically Christmas, of course, but it adds more of a personal touch.  I love leopard print, and this one is done subtly well. 

This dress is recent purchase from Ann Taylor LOFT, and while it's a petite, it was still a little long.  Since taking the pictures with HollieWould PIX, I've taken the dress to the tailor to be shortened, as shown in the other photos.

The tuxedo blazer is from this past fall's Altuzarra for Target line.  It has a satin python brocade peplum that adds a little more subtle animal print.  
While I stuck with an evening office party look, Irene styled looks for both a daytime and evening office party.
Irene of Petite Plus, Meow!
The pencil skirt is a classic choice for the office, but the brocade floral gives it a dressier feel.  Paired with a cotton blouse and beige heels, Irene looks ready for the office, but with a little added oomph.  Her evening look ups the ante a bit more with a peplum mockneck top, dressier heels, and gold touches.

See more of Irene's look at Petite Plus, Meow! or find her on Facebook!

Ring:  The Limited
Do you have a work holiday party to attend?  What do you plan to wear?