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Dress Codes

by Jane on November 13, 2010 · 0 comments

in Fashion Mojito

Ah, the holidays are upon us again!  The invitations for this soiree or that should begin streaming in within the coming weeks which will prompt us all to take a good hard look at our wardrobes to determine what’s “Just right” for the occassion.  I am a regular ranter about the ultra-casual sect of people that I seem to not be able to avoid.  It doesn’t matter if I am cocktailing or beer guzzling seems like everyone only has the patience for denim.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I like my slashed up trendy jeans paired with primed up pieces every now and again BUT when I am attending a cocktail fete for the holidays I tend to glitz it up a bit more with shocks of sparkle and a lotta ooh la la!    So how to play up the season’s trends AND support the dress code… READ ON.

Holiday Cocktail Party (no dress code specified on invite)- My favorite!  This is a great venue to sport something spunky, fresh, and holiday-ish.  Lace is super luxe not to mention ultra lovely and would be a pretty little thing to don for such an event.  Try a pretty lace frock paired with a wide festive belt at the waist for added fun.  H&M has fabulous oversized pouffy bow belts right now that are the perfect melange of cartoon and couture.  AND for a cheap $9 it’s a steal and a deal.  I plan to don my bow over my favorite outwear too.  Finish the lacey look with a beautiful black platform pump and thick opaque tights.

Holiday cocktail party (invite specifically states casual).  In this instance a lace or sequins dress might be a bit over the top and would most likely drown out the hostesses attire (which is a no-no).  A tid bit of dazzle is ok though … I am totally digging this season’s fabulous sequins blazers that are conservatively fabulous.  Pair your silver or black zingy jacket with a pair of fabulous leather leggings or a simple black harem pant.  Underneath it all throw on a loose black sik tank and finish with a cocktail ring.  86 additional earrings, bracelets, and necklaces as they will compete with the main attraction.

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