Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Lookbook: Office Party

Coat- Target (old), Top- New York & Co (old), Trousers- H&M, Heels- Lulu's
A good rule of thumb for your holiday office party is to take your everyday work look up a notch. Separates instead of a dress keep things a little more casual. I chose one professional piece in a festive plaid and paired it with something with a bit of sparkle and shine. For my shoes, I wanted to wear something a little dressier than the average black pump, so I chose a metallic strappy sandal.

Necklace- Forever 21, Earrings- Forever 21, Belt- Target
Have some fun with your accessories, but don't go overboard. A statement necklace and stud earrings are just enough to elevate your everyday work apparel. Choose one metal finish to keep things streamlined, as I did with my silver jewelry and belt.

Clutch- Target, borrowed 
A clutch is perfect to carry for any party. In a metallic finish, this snakeskin print clutch is classy but still adds a fun edgy element to my look.

A classic hairstyle like voluminous waves is easy to create and a little more fancy then your everyday look. I curled my hair same as I always do (with a really old 1" Conair straightener) but then brushed out the curls to give them a little more bounce and a softer look. I finished off with hairspray.

Since an office party can still be quite professional, I wanted to my makeup to be toned down but still festive. I applied silver eyeshadow all over my lids. For a bit of drama, I created a subtle cat eye using my favorite liquid liner. When applying thicker eyeliner, I like to go for long, thick lashes with a volumizing mascara. On my cheeks, I applied a soft peachy-pink blush. Where I may normally have chosen a red lip for a holiday look, I went for a more wearable pink shade.

To complete my look, I added some extra sparkle with a glittery nail polish. Red polish could make my look overly Christmassyblue glitter is just as festive.

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Next up is my favorite look- what I would wear to a holiday cocktail party! Watch for it next Tuesday.

Linking up with Three-for Thurdsay: BethanyMeghan | Spotlight of the Week: Jacqueline & Elle | Tres Chic Thursday |  Mix and Match Fashion | Working Girl With Style


  1. Loving your nails in this post! Blue is so unexpected, yet perfect for this season!

  2. Cutie!! You always have fantastic detail shots and they add so much to your posts. Loving this holiday look!

  3. I absolutely love you holiday party look! You look stunning! :)

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  4. Thank you Jacy! My friend and I have gone through a lot of trial and error with an old DSLR camera :) Neither of us had any idea how to use it when I got it!

  5. You have an incredible gift when it comes to cosmetics and nail art. I love your classy outfit here and your makeup and nails just take it all to the next level! I'm so impressed!

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  6. Thank you so much Gina! That is a huge compliment because I've never considered myself to be any level of makeup guru. I've learned all that I know from YouTube! :)

  7. Such a great post! And love those pants! Thanks for sharing with Three-fer Thursday.
    xo Bethany


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