A Casual Holiday Party Look

I love this time of year.  Mostly because I love any excuse to get dressed up.  This week, I’ll be featuring outfit ideas for holiday parties starting with a stylish casual outfit.


Dress: Michelle Mason Turtleneck Sweater ($299)

Vest: Unreal Fur Vest ($86) Boots: Ivanka Trump Sennet Boot ($119)

Tights: H&M Opaque 200 Denier Tights ($10) Bag: Asos Leather Envelope ($47) Earrings: Starburst Button Earrings ($25)


This outfit is casual and cool with a dash of winter whimsy.  I love the texture on this Michelle Mason dress, and with the faux-fur vest it has a great apres-ski look.  Need a less expensive dress?  This Laundry by Shelli Segal dress has a great textured sleeve.  And in the under-$75 range, this Anais dress would also look great over skinny jeans.

Need something in plus size?  Try this pale grey sweater dress (also in petite) and this ivory fur vest.

I love these boots from Ivanka Trump!  But they are selling out fast, so these Calvin Klein boots are a good alternate choice.  Prefer booties?  These under-$50 boots from Charlotte Russe are a great place to start.

I accessorized the outfit with a pair of starburst studs in black and gold.  If you’re looking for a silvery snowflake earring instead?  These Sole Society studs are perfect.

For the hair, I would wear it up in a braided bun.  For the makeup, I would wear a red gloss and a good coat of black mascara.

Looking for holiday looks for cocktail parties?  Check back tomorrow and Thursday for more party looks!



  1. Lauren says:

    I love this look! Unfortunately it’s going to be 60 degrees in Kansas City on Saturday when I host my annual Christmas party, so I’ve been looking for lightweight clothes that still look festive!

    December 9, 2014/Reply
  2. Monica says:

    How does one see the other looks “after the jump”?

    December 9, 2014/Reply
    • Jamie says:

      I think Belle forgot to add it…

      December 10, 2014/Reply
      • Belle says:

        Yep, Belle, did. I’ll post them tomorrow.

        December 10, 2014/Reply
  3. Anna says:

    Love this look–any other tips for pulling off a fur vest?

    December 11, 2014/Reply