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[Dream Outfit] What to Wear for a Holiday/Christmas Party

  Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,,,, 
One of the things we all worry about during the holiday season is what to wear for all our various outings.  I only have two parties to go to (Christmas Eve at my parents house and Christmas at my New Years party for me) and I will wear the same thing twice, don't judge!  Most girls wear dresses, but why not switch it up with some fun dress pants!  Pants can be just as dressy as a dress, you just have to find the right pair, for example VELVET! This outfit is more expensive than my Dress for Less posts (it is a Dream Outfit, afterall) BUT everything is on sale, so that's a plus. I went a little crazy with all the textures and colors, but it's the holiday's, you can be crazy!

For this dream outfit I chose a pair of pants that I actually bought for myself on Sunday with a gift card I won from Lydia!  My outfit won't be this awesome though, sadly (I am planning to wear mine with my leopard Miu Mius and no idea what I'll wear on the top). Unless, of course, the pants don't fit and I'll have to exchange them (they should arrive at my house today)

Pants: Elie Tahari via Shopbop $124 [50%] or $99.20 [if you order by Thursday & use the coupon code EXTRA20]
Top: Theyskens' Theory via Net-a-Porter $150 [60% off]
Pumps: Miu Miu via Net-a-Porter $378 [50% off]
Necklace: By Malene Birger via Shopbop $73.50 [30% off]

Annoyingly, just two days after I bought these ShopBop decided to have a coupon code for an extra 20% off sale items, meaning I could have gotten these for $99 as opposed to $124 (I had my $100 gift card so I really paid $24, but that doesn't matter).  So I emailed them to ask for a price adjustment. RIGHT as I was in the middle of this blog post they emailed back and said they would make a one time exception...THIS is why I love Shopbop so much! They have such amazing Customer Service!

P.S. Here are some more pant ideas for Christmas/Holiday Parties (of course these are expensive options, so you will probably want to find cheaper versions, but hey, if you can afford them go for it!)
J.Crew $250
Alice & Olivia $330
Lanvin $1555
Stella McCartney $1,495

P.P.S. A ton of items in Net-a-Porter's End of Season Sale have been reduced further! Make sure to check it out!!

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter and Disney. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

You can also find her on the web at her Harry Potter and Matthew Lewis fan sites.


  1. Uh, I love all these - I really love the blouse.

  2. Those golden shoes are fab!

    by the way I'm following you now with bloglovin' 2!

  3. Well I certianally hope that the pants fit, and I'm. Glad you got the price adjustment!
    Can't wait to see you style them!

  4. I love that top!! i personally prefer a fun, flirty dress for holiday parties, but these pants are awfully gorgeous!

  5. I love a party outfit that incorporates pants - and I really hope they fit, they look great!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  6. Beautiful ideas! I love those glitered shoes! definitely my favourites :)

    See you!

  7. The teal coloured shirt looks so pretty and silky. You're so lucky to have gotten the additional discount!

  8. really nice ideas!

    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

  9. Those alice&olivia pants are to die for !

  10. these are great style picks. i love the miu miu glitter shoes. :)

    i'm sure you can start building a costume jewelry collection. i had nothing a while back... but started purchasing them on sales... :)


  11. Love these picks! The burgundy pants are to die for!

  12. those Miu Miu stole my heart form the very first time I saw them! ps. I love Simba!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  13. That was awesome that they did the price adjustment. Good for you! I love velvet, and you're going to look amazing! Have fun at your parties!

  14. Glittery shoes are a definite must for a holiday party, and glittery pants are even better.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  15. I hate when that happens! And I wore those pants yesterday, but in brown!

  16. Man, I wish I'd known that... I have a $100 voucher for them but everything is so expensive and I was waiting for a dress to go more on sale, bah!

    Love this holiday outfit. YES to velvet, and red, green and gold all together!

  17. Oh lanvin!!!

  18. those Miu Miu heels are spectacular but way out of my price range. You think I could get away will taking plain pumps, spraying the glue, and then sprinkling some glitter on them :)



  20. Gorgeous picks, I need some more sequins in my life! x Sushi

  21. Love the Theory blouse and omg, those Lanvin pants are to die for!! <3 Dream outfits indeed!

  22. Ohh so pretty! LOVE your blog doll! I've already read your last 5 posts and loved them all! Your so pretty! I will definitely be following and coming back for more!

    Check my blog out please?

    -N :)

  23. Oh, those Miu's are just drool worthy. I adore them.


  24. I love the dream outfit you put together. You should totally wear the same thing twice, why not! The pants with heels are so classy. The necklace adds the perfect amount of white.

  25. I love the green blouse! I have a similar one in pink : )

  26. I like your party outfit idea, the color combination is fantastic! And bring on all those pant options, I'm lusting!

  27. the Crew's pants are stunning ....little bit expensive ..let's wait .....

    have a nice day, and don't forget to visit my blog now and then


  28. these pants are amazing! love the Stella one!

  29. preppy look! my style! i love the green blouse with the pear necklace...

  30. I love this especially those golden shimmery heels!!


  31. anything shiny, glittery, red and furry will do!



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