eat, drink and dress up!

We love holiday parties! The friends, food, cocktails, and especially the excuse to get all dressed up. We spend most of our days in work out clothes or jeans…don’t get us wrong, we love our every day uniform, but we really love to get dressed up for the holidays.  Here are some of the ways we’re planning to hit the holiday party circuit this season:

fur-vest

This fur vest is the perfect statement piece for a more casual holiday get together with friends or family. We’ve kept it tailored and clean with monochromatic shirt and pants, but made it festive enough for a party with lots of bold, gold jewelry! A fur vest is definitely an investment piece so faux is the way to go if you’re not ready to take the plunge just yet. This fur vest is one Ashley’s had for years, but we’re loving these pocket-book friendly numbers from Zara, Club Monaco and Aritzia.

sequin skirt

We hadn’t stepped foot into an Express store since college, but we recently wandered in together and found two amazing pieces! The first is this fabulous sequin skirt. We also thought this and this one were pretty cute too, but this leopard sequin skirt from Zara is our favorite. We made our skirt cold weather friendly with a cozy sweater, tights and booties, but it works equally as well with a black silk top and long black blazer. Ashley plans to dress it down with a statement T-shirt or muscle tank after the holiday season.

plaid-shirt

Our second Express find is this high-waisted full skirt, which we adore! We paired it with a festive plaid button down and gave it an edge with the gold metallic belt. We found these similar flirty, full skirts from Banana Republic and ASOS. If you’re looking for the perfect tartan shirt to complete the outfit, here are our favorites from J.Crew and Old Navy.

black-dress

This dress is an old Dian Von Furstenburg number that’s always brought out for holiday parties. What made the outfit is the gold metallic belt by Brave Leather. I’m sure you’ve noticed that we have used it quite a bit lately, we’re completely obsessed. An amazing belt instantly adds polish and can dress up almost any skirt or dress. We found a similar version at Club Monaco, as well as these fabulous gold jeweled and grey jeweled numbers at Anthropologie.

When in doubt, always add some sparkle and shine with bold jewelry!

Happy shopping!

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Ashley & Hallman

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