I had 2 holiday parties to attend last week: one was held at hubby’s office downtown and the other was at a bouncy castle play-center. For the Office party, I paired my favorite H&M lace dress with a cuffed charcoal grey cardigan (to disguise the boxiness while highlighting the pretty lace sleeves). I wore my latest statement necklace from Forever21 – I’d been staring at it for months and am so glad I finally ordered it – the quality is amazing – can’t believe it was only CAD$16! Since I was taking my kids downtown on the train, I decided against heels and wore flats.
|Lace Dress: H&M (similar, pricey but classic), Cardigan: Garage, Necklace: Forever21, Shoes: Wanted (similar),|
For the play-center party, I finally got to wear my sequin H&M sweater that I bought back in May. The sweater is beige with silver sequins…it is definitely more gaudy than my Express sequin top – while I was wearing it, someone came to ask where I bought it from as she wanted one to wear to a Lady Gaga concert! It may be too sparkly for day wear – but I can’t help it – once the holiday season starts, I have to break out the sequins!! I plan on wearing this sweater on New Years Eve as well.
|Sweater: H&M (similar), Jeans: Garage, Boots: Hunter, Scarf: purchased from Turkey|
I also went to Garage during the weekend, to exchange the “London Blue” skinnies I bought during their sale. I think the colored denim trend will still be going strong in 2013, and I wanted something I could wear both in the cooler and warmer seasons. So I set aside my inhibitions and went for the boldest of colors – red! I was definitely influenced by Lauren Conrad:
Although the color is VERY bright and will take getting used to – it coordinates well with my existing wardrobe (unlike the London Blue denim). I plan on wearing them with camel or cream tops and cognac or metallic shoes. Here’s a quick dressing room shot…I also purchased the navy polka dot sweater from the first pic.
Lastly – my bubble necklace collection has now gone up to 5 – think I should stop now? I found this adorable mini-bubble necklace by JoeFresh while doing groceries – it was in the clearance section and cost only $7! The beads are smaller than the regular necklaces (you can see the size difference against my red H&M bubble necklace). By the way – the original J.Crew necklace is now on sale for $75 here, while Arden B has a blue-green one for $34 (plus 20% off) here.
Hope you had a great weekend! What will you be wearing to Holiday Parties?