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.
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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