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My Secret to the Perfect Holiday Party Outfit

You know how much I love to get dressed up for any and all occasions. Dentist appointment? Wear a cocktail dress. Baseball game? Wear a fur coat. But during the holiday season, you hardly need any excuse at all to wear your finest frocks.

But this post isn’t about acquiring a new holiday dress. It’s about NOT acquiring a new holiday dress! Gasp*, I know. While I’m usually a total yes-woman when it comes to a reason to splurge, I decided not to buy any new holiday party clothing this year. Maybe it’s the recent cross-continental move, and the fact that I went through my wardrobe more than twice during the process (packing, unpacking, and doing a closet clean out), but I rediscovered a ton of fabulous party-friendly apparel that was already sitting right in my closet. And instead of splurging on a dress (that really won’t get much wear), I took a different angle this year. I decided to jazz up my (old) dress with a new accessory instead: this pearl embellished headband.

Buying accessories is usually a much less expensive way to create a new twist on an old ensemble. This year, I encourage you to do the same—if you’ve got a party dress hanging in your closet already, splurge on accessories (that you can definitely wear more than once!) Add patterned tights, a glittery headpiece, statement shoes, or a bold handbag to completely transform a tried and true (or tired) dress.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite holiday party-friendly accessories from ’round in the Internet for your shopping pleaj. Scroll down for my favorite party bags, sparkley earrings, luxe headbands, and shiny shoes.

Sometimes a little ear/head/foot bling is all you need to make any outfit holiday appropriate!

Happy holidaying with the best blinged out accessories!Happy holidaying with the best blinged out accessories!Happy holidaying with the best blinged out accessories!Happy holidaying with the best blinged out accessories!

The best holiday bags

Happy holidaying with the best blinged out accessories!Happy holidaying with the best blinged out accessories!Happy holidaying with the best blinged out accessories!

My favorite holiday earrings & hair accessories

Happy holidaying with the best blinged out accessories!Happy holidaying with the best blinged out accessories! Happy holidaying with the best blinged out accessories!

My favorite holiday shoes

Happy holidaying with the best blinged out accessories!Happy holidaying with the best blinged out accessories!Happy holidaying with the best blinged out accessories!

And a handful of gold dresses because I can’t help myself

My Outfit
Headband:  Lele Sadoughi via Nordstrom | Dress: vintage | Coat: vintage | Bag: old, similar here | Shoes: Kenneth Cole, similar

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Brooklyn-based UX designer by day, clothes horse by night.

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