The holidays are such a busy time of year. It feels like every weekend in December is already booked up by September with family events and holiday parties. When the parties start sneaking over into weeknights it just makes things feel even busier. Rushing home from work trying to get party ready is never fun.
I thought I would put together a look that I could wear straight from work to a holiday party and share it with you in case you're looking for some inspiration. I started with a dress that I feel good in and that is work appropriate and then I topped it with a blazer. Every office has a different dress code so if this wouldn't work for yours, any dress that you feel good in but that follows your office's dress code would work. I chose to keep the colour palette deep and neutral, I wore opaque black tights to help make this look office appropriate and black pumps.
To make this look holiday party ready in a hurry, try adding a touch of glitz. I chose earrings with a little sparkle because they are easy to carry in your bag and they elevate any outfit with very little effort. I did, however, keep my earrings small because I also chose a sequin clutch and I didn't want them to compete with each other. My bag choice was an easy one because I only own two clutches at the moment and since the dress I chose is quite simple, it allowed for a more detailed bag. An evening clutch this size fits easily inside of a larger daytime bag which makes for an easy swap as well. Lastly, I decided on a red lip for this look because I personally don't wear lipstick at work and a bold lip made me feel ready for an evening out. You could also remove the blazer after work and if you prefer a bare leg for a party you can take those tights off but let's be honest... my legs are shockingly pale and I'm too lazy to self tan so, tights it is!
Thank you to Alicia for taking my photos
Aritzia Babaton Dress (I bought this years ago but they still have it)
Zara Pumps (a very similar pair is currently a Zara)
Club Monaco clutch that I bought years and years ago on sale. I couldn't find anything similar but Zara has a crossbody bag with beading that I am absolutely obsessed with and really want to add to my collection now.