Who else loves holiday parties?
I love everything about them—the anticipation, picking out a great dress, getting ready, and enjoying the night with a festive cocktail in-hand and Michael Buble carols on in the background. It’s fun to celebrate the season with your family on Christmas Day, but I welcome to the opportunity to do it with others I care about in my life, too.
It’s no secret I love hanging out with my coworkers, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise we celebrate the holidays right. Our work party is a can’t-miss event of the season, and because I am so excited for next Thursday to roll around, I bought this gorgeous ASOS Embellished Collar Stand Dress back in October. Last year I opted for a red lace dress from Rent the Runway, but when I saw this one was under $100 and so fun and festive, I knew it was coming home with me.
Looking for any excuse not to wear tights here, but my work party is indoors and on the more casual side, so I opted for my favorite J Crew Factory Sandals. These would look super weird with any sort of panty hose, but are the perfect shoe for standing up all night since the heel is just the right height and your foot has enough support.
Then, so the embellished stand collar can really shine, I love the idea of pairing the dress with an updo. Huge shoutout to my sister Lindsey who styled my hair for this shoot—she effortlessly curled, braided, and pinned my hair in a way I can only dream of replicating the night of my actual holiday party. #helloDryBar
And on a super exciting note, I had a blast shopping for holiday party dresses this year since I have another formal event coming up that requires one—my sorority little’s rehearsal dinner! For the wedding, we’re wearing gorgeous, long navy dresses, but were free to pick any cocktail dress we wanted for the night before.
It’s a Sarasota, Florida affair, so I opted for a a short lace cocktail dress I hope to show off here on A Touch of Teal soon. Until then, I’d love to see your holiday party looks!
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ASOS Embellish Collar Stand Dress
Metal Bar Clutch
Kendra Scott Lee Small Drop Earrings
Factory Patent High Heel Sandal
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick
Kendra Scott Brennan Ring Set in Gold Set c/o
Kendra Scott Elton Bracelet c/o
Your outfits are always the best! Love this one!
Aw thank you, Rachel :]
So pretty! I love your hair like that!
Thank you, C! xx
I am obsessed with everything!!! Your hair is gorgeous, and this dress is beyond perfect for the holidays and even new years! You look stunning 🙂
Aw thank you Maggie! Love you!
Cute outfit I love it
Thanks Caroline! xx
Classic! Love this look!
Thank you! xx
Stunning! Love the dress ♥
Thanks Summer! xx
What a gorgeous look! Absolutely perfect for holiday parties!
Thank you so much, Ashley! xx
I just love this dress! 🙂 I love the tiered look. It makes it stand out just enough without you having to look like a Christmas ornament! xo
Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com
Aw thanks — could not agree more! xx
Super cute look!!!! love it
Thanks H! xx
I love this dress on you! It looks amazing. That collar really adds a nice touch. I’ve never ordered from ASOS for fear of dealing with what happens if it doesn’t fit, but I’m so glad it has gone well for you. I love your shoes too, by the way!
Aw thank you, Natalie! They have free shipping and free returns, and I have never had a problem with them! Would highly recommend :]
Love this outfit!
It has the perfect amount of glitz and glam without being too over the top.
Thanks Jenny! xx
Gorg, gorg, gorg. I just love how you sparkle in this look. All black is always welcome during the holidays in my eyes and you are rocking it. Love it girl.
Kia / KTS
Aw thank you so much, Kia!
So chic & timeless but fun. Good purchase! You look great.
Xo, c. | theblockishaute.com
Aw thank you, C!
Love that black dress and your hair … most of all your beautiful smile! Great outfit!
Thank you so much, Clare! xx
You look amazing!
Thank you, E! xx
Love this simple and chic holiday look! And how pretty is your hair? I love the way you style it!
Taffeta & Tulips