Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: How to go from Office to Holiday Party and what's appropriate
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How to go from Office to Holiday Party and what's appropriate

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Dress:  Banana Republic // Necklace:  Banana Republic

How many of you reading this have an office party to go to whether it be casual or dressy?  I have one today actually, this is the dress I will be wearing.  It’s the perfect dress to go from office to party.  It’s appropriate enough to be worn with a blazer and some flats while actually working in the office, and all you have to do to change is put on some stilettos and add some accessories.  I chose to add this necklace from Banana Republic.  The dress is also from Banana Republic.  Can you tell that I’ve had a slight obsession with that store since I actually fit in their clothing?

Every year the company I work for throws a Holiday Party.  Everyone brings their plus one (or some go solo, I went solo my first two years) and you just eat, dance, and have fun.  You get to see everyone you work with loosen up a bit and having fun after a stressful year.  My full time job is extremely high stress, so to be able to go and enjoy myself for a few hours with my coworkers is awesome.  The high stress part is one of the reasons why I started this blog.  I wanted to do something I loved and enjoyed doing.  My dream was to always call myself my boss and not work for someone else, however for right now I need stability.  It took me a lot of time and a Master’s Degree to get this job so I’m not complaining, I just wish it was less stressful.

Sometimes I just want to ask “can I just NOT adult today?”

Ok, anyway super off topic! 

Let’s talk about 5 things that are appropriate to wear to an Office Holiday Party!


Ladies, please please please make sure you are not wearing a mini skirt or something you would wear to the club.  Make sure your dress either touches your knee or in this case something a little above the knee.


No plunging necklines.  Unless you are going to an event where this is ok do not wear this to your typical office party.  You can wear spaghetti straps but please make sure those girls are hidden and tucked away.


Even though this is after work outs still present yourself in a professional manner.  Think classy.  Don’t get drunk and stumble all over the place either, oh that would be so extremely embarrassing for you come Monday.


Pretty much stick to your regular colors.  Neutrals, black, white, red, blue, etc.  Don’t wear a hot pink cupcake dress as I like to call them, you know the ones with the tulle that looks like a cupcake haha.  If your party is going to have pictures being taken don’t wear green.  At our holiday parties they use a green screen and my coworker’s green dress turned into the background of the picture haha!


Remember that this is a work event, not EDC or Halloween.  Yes, you can emphasize your makeup a little more and add a smokey eye with a lip color, but don’t start whipping out the crazy makeup.


Just keep it simple, this is the easiest thing to do.  If you get a regular dress (like mine) just accessorize it with cute shoes, jewelry, and a clutch.  If you decide to go for sequins keep your accessories to a minimum so that dress has it’s chance to shine.

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  1. I love that scalloped dress! Perfect for holiday parties. Jess at Just Jess

  2. Wow...this dress!!!!! So beautiful. Love the different ways you've styled it for party & work - both options are great! Happy Friday :)

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  3. This dress is beautiful on you!! You look fantastic!

  4. Wonderful red dress... prefer it with the leopard print heels!

  5. My girl friend love this Dress. She is observing cheerful under fanciful Design. However, I admire your Dress of red color. The print of heels shows the exceptional sign of valor. Your laughing style is killing. Fit for anniversaries.
    Regard: Qamar


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