Dressing up for holiday events doesn’t mean you have to blow your budget. Especially this time of year, when you would rather be spending on others (ahem, the season of giving is upon us!). And while I always advocate for treating yo’ self, we all want to stretch our dollars a bit further this time of year.
The holiday season is also when we get together to celebrate friends, family, a job well-done, and year-end. But just because you want to look and feel your best, doesn’t mean you should be buying clothes that won’t see the light of day until this time next year. Earlier this week, I posted about buying a dress on a budget. And today’s outfit offers inspiration about how you can also mix and match clothes you may already have in your closet to create a special occasion outfit.
Granted, the black sequin pants may scream special occasion. Of course, I would argue that they’re just as cool for day wear when paired with sneakers and a white tee shirt. But I wear these pants throughout the year; because everyone needs a little shimmer year-round. And by adding a classic blazer, I’m taking a page from the tuxedo to create a classicly chic, holiday look. To add extra sparkle and interest (key for holiday gatherings!), I’ve completed this look with metallic brocade sandals and glittering statement earrings.
In the spirit of sharing, I must tell you about a shopping event close to my heart. My favorite local boutique, Queen Anne Dispatch, is celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a big blow out! Come shop, sip cocktails, and share in the celebration next Friday evening, November 17th. 30% off the entire store (yes, you read that right), will be offered all day. But the real fun begins after dark, with cocktails and a live DJ. I’ll be there, as will several other Seattle bloggers, local jewelry designers, and the fabulous QAD sales team. Hope to see you there!
Oh, and it’s worth mentioning that both my blazer and sequin trousers are Queen Anne Dispatch finds from years past. Stop in to discover what treasures you can add to your holiday look!
trousers: Closet (Queen Anne Dispatch) amazing!
blazer: Mural (QAD) similar
camisole: Free People (QAD) similar
clutch: Inge Christopher
earrings: Anthropologie (old)
Happy Friday! We’re enjoying a lazy 3-day weekend here and, of course, celebrating our favorite veteran on this special holiday. Thanks for reading. ~Jenn
photos by Jessica