December 9, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Holiday Party



I love red and sequins together for the holidays! (See how I wore it last year on Christmas Eve.) For a holiday party last night, I achieved this combo by pairing an old red dress with two recent Black Friday purchases - a sequin cardigan and purse - to make it feel new again. This dress is also a great example of making a cheaper dress look more expensive with altering. I bought it one size bigger from Forever 21 so it would be longer, and had it altered to fit a couple years ago. Are you a fan of red + sparkles for holiday? What are your favorite holiday colors/textures?  

Cardigan: Limited, $40 -  It was warm so I didn't need the cardigan; I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it!
Dress: Forever 21, old
Shoes: Marshall's, old  (love these)
Purse: Limited, $15
Earrings: local boutique
Rings: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $39
Bracelets: Banana Republic, My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 and $79

Style & Co. / 6pm / Calvin Klein / C. Russe / C. Russe / Jessica Simpson

30 comments:

  1. Love the red with the sequins! This outfit is perfect for a work or friends holiday party. Hope you keep the cardi, I would love to see what else you pair it with!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  2. Lovin the sequins theme that's going on! I think that during the holidays and formal events you can never go wrong with sequins or red.

    http://emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this outfit You look absolutely amazing!! I might have to recreate it for a wedding shower/bachelorette party at the end of the month! Thanks for your inspiration! 

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  4. Great combo and love the idea of using a dress you already have with new accessories. Thanks for posting holiday party ideas!

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  5. Red and sparkles are definitely holiday appropriate!! Though basically anything sparkly for the holidays will float my boat, haha :)









    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com 
    ENTER MY GIVEAWAY WORTH $500!!!

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  6. You look amazing, J! I love that dress on you! You have the most amazing figure. Sigh, I'm so jealous!

    http://sensiblestylista.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love that dress! I wish it was still available! :)


    Anestazia
    http://yourworkistodiscoveryourworld.blogspot.com/

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  8. Oh please keep the cardigan. I didn't even like it until I saw it in your picture. I want to see what else you do with it.

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  9. I am a total fan! especially red peplum dress! 

    xo Cassy
    http://theworkette.blogspot.com/

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  10. the cardi is so cute!
    you could keep and maybe wear on NYE?

    xo - heather
    www.ThisLifeIsYours.com

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  11. As a Boston girl, I am insanely jealous that it was too hot for you to wear a cardigan. Its so hard to find special occasion outfits that are cute and will still keep me warm. The red and gold are stunning together - I love your shoes!

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  12. I love red for the holidays, but sometimes it feels like every other woman at the party is also in red so I usually go for green or purple instead. 

    Sparkles are a no-brainer for holiday events.  I'm doing a black sequined mini skirt and plum long sleeve sweater with rhinestones studs on the sleeves for NYE. 

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  13. I love red and sparkles for the holidays both! I feel like this dress actually looks kind of better without the cardigan though.. it's just such a gorgeous dress that speaks plenty on it's own! :)

    Lynette @ lynette marie

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  14. J -
    I love this outfit! I'm a college student and there's always another holiday party to go to, and I never know how to dress for them. I've always been cautious about wearing bright red, but after seeing this outfit I might have to! I never thought to pair red with gold sequins, but I love it. :)

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  15. You look so nice and festive! Happy holidays!

    Sarah's Real Life

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  16. Red and soft gold sparkles really work well together - you look amazing especially in the second photo. My favourite colours and textures during this time of year are plaids like here: http://coverupchic.blogspot.ca/2012/12/fall-attire-plaid-and-pleats.html, sequins and damask patterns like here: http://coverupchic.blogspot.ca/2012/12/weekend-look-currently-wearing.html, and deep greens and fur like here: http://coverupchic.blogspot.ca/2012/11/fall-attire-hearts-on-my-sleeve.html

    coverupchic.blogspot.ca

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  17. I really love red! You did it well and I'm in live with last years christmas outfit! It is stunning. By the way you have the beat legs ever... A little jealous

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  18. Wow red and gold look amazing together! ! You look stunning!! I may have to try this for xmas.

    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  19. This just gave me some inspiration on staying away from my traditional black cardi with my holiday red dress!  Thanks!

    Happy Monday!

    Clare

    Understated
    Classics

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  20. Love it! I went to a fancy Christmas party at the Arkansas' Governor's Mansion this weekend and this would have been perfect!

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  21.  'Loved your red-and-sparkle outfit *last* year--------also 'love your (different) red-and-sparkle outfit *this* year, too, J.!!   

    After an overnight snowfall, on a very cold but sunny Pennsylvania day, I just love the look of snow............ *sparkling* like Diamonds In The Sunlight against a bright-blue sky............ which is probably why I like the color combo of............ *sparkly* white (or off-white)............ with sky blue (or cobalt blue)!!   

    (I have a sleek, off-white, 3/4-sleeve, bateau-neck sweater - with metallic gold threads - but now I simply need to figure out the rest of my outfit!!)

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  22. I love the red dress with the pink cardigan.  Gorgeous.

    Agi:)
    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  23. Red looks really good on you... Great party outfit - I like it without the cardigan!

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  24. Great holiday party outfit!

    www.daisyraeboutique.comwww.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  25. LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit!

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  26. Do you think black tights would work well with a dress like this? WHat would you suggest in colder climates, I can't do bare legs!

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  27. I will always love red+sparkles!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  28. Love this holiday outfit!  Perfect amount of sparkles for me

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  29. Keep up the great work, I love the Red Color.
    Best Robinson Clothing

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