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Smith Leather-Lapel Blazer
Rag & Bone
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Whether you’re office has organized an activity like catching a show or even karaoke at a bar, or is catering something in the office, a tuxedo-inspired jacket is a always a great option. You can dress it up with trousers, or keep things casual and fun by wearing jeans and a great pair of heels (red suede would be a great choice for the event). A button-down shirt or silk blouse works as easily as a cotton tank top. When you invest in a timeless blazer like this one from Rag & Bone, you’ll see how effortlessly it becomes a part of your wardrobe – for work or for a night out. You get what you pay for with this blazer, from a beautifully deep saturated black crepe fabric with soft leather lapels to a wonderful contemporary fit that works with a woman’s figure and won’t disappoint. James Jeans has a great take on this same look, but with faux leather that is also done really well. It has a bit more of a relaxed look to it, but no one will know the leather isn’t real – we’re not going to tell.
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11/11/2014

Part 1 of 3: Dressing for Holiday Parties, the Ladies’ Office Edition

We know. We haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet, and we need to start thinking about what we’re going to wear the office holiday party already? The answer is simple…yes. Even though we’re still eating left over Halloween candy, many offices have already announced their party dates, and with the short holiday season (Thanksgiving is later this year), it will fly by before we know it. So, it’s time to put aside our thoughts of turkey and pumpkin tablescapes, and think about the rest of the holidays. Some of you may already be there, as you may be deep into holiday gift shopping already. And some of us are delighting in procrastinating about it. This is a time where we are thinking about others, especially the kids in our lives, and making sure they get what they want. But that doesn’t mean we can’t look good while we’re out enjoying the season, too. So, for the next few weeks we’re going to focus on all the fun holiday parties that are coming up…and what to wear to them. We’re kicking it off with the office party this week. If you’ll be attending a formal or semi-formal party, we’ll be talking about those in depth next week. And we’ll wrap up the party talk with our favorite – casual get-togethers with loved ones and friends.

As we all know, the office party is not the time to get out our sexiest outfits. Just as we also know, it’s not the time to drink too much at the open bar. But it is a time to get a little festive, loosen up, and enjoy time talking to people in the office we might not interact with often. So, whether the party is just drinks and snacks in the conference room at the end of day, a company outing for bowling or a comedy show, or something at a venue or restaurant, let’s get into what to wear.

Take a look at a few of our favorites key pieces here, and then head over to Fashion Finds, for the “The Office Holiday Party: Ladies’ 6 Key Looks for 3 Types of Parties”, where we guide you through the key outfit options to get you through every party type, in style (the small talk is up to you).

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Diane von Furstenberg - Glitterati Wristlet
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Diane von Furstenberg - Glitterati Wristlet
Glitterati Wristlet
Diane von Furstenberg
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You probably needed your work tote when you came to work this morning. Most of us can’t get through a day without it. So, throw a clutch or wristlet into it when you leave the morning of your office’s party. It will certainly look much cuter than carrying around your tote – and it will prevent you from trying to load up your pockets with your phone and lipstick. This wristlet from DVF is the perfect option – it’s small, but still big enough for any size phone – and is well priced. The sanded glitter finish has just the right amount of sparkle, while still being subtle. It comes in gold, too. There’s even a matching card case, that is just adorable.
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Rebecca Minkoff - Clustered Stone Earrings
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Rebecca Minkoff - Clustered Stone Earrings
Clustered Stone Earrings
Rebecca Minkoff
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You will never go wrong with a bit of bling, no matter where the party is. These Rebecca Minkoff earrings have crystals from black to clear in color, so they work with everything. You’ll see the dangling crystal is actually attached to the post, which give these earrings beautiful depth. For a work function, they are just the right amount of sparkle, without going overboard. You can even wear a plain post (from another pair of earrings) with the stud portion during the day, and add the elongated backing as you head to the party.
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J. Crew - Collection Clip-Dot Verdant Floral Blouse
A standard work silhouette, like a pencil skirt or button down blouse, done in an elevated fabric, becomes that festive top or skirt that is just right for an office party – especially if it actually takes place in the office. It’s just the pop of cheer that will be appropriate for the day of work, and the party later. J. Crew’s interpretation in this clip-dot floral blouse is just what we had in mind. The fit is J. Crew’s modern sizing that works for most women, and the white cotton cuffs and collar are that perfect nod to office attire that balances the beautiful fabrication of the rest of this blouse. At a glance, it looks like it’s just a pretty floral, but click through the “shop it “ button and zoom in. Those flowers are made of clipped dots that create texture and really step the detail up. The silk cotton is sheer, but with the detailed pattern, it’s not very noticeable. Wear a simple cami underneath though, since this is a work function. This can be paired with simple black trousers or a stylish leather-like pencil skirt. A simple black lace is just as beautiful and sophisticated for any work function, and can be worn the same way. It’s easy to add a blazer during the day, too.
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Diane von Furstenberg - Pentra Lace-Print Tweed Dress
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Diane von Furstenberg - Pentra Lace-Print Tweed Dress
Pentra Lace-Print Tweed Dress
Diane von Furstenberg
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A sheath dress or a jumpsuit is a perfect option when you’ll be heading out to a restaurant or venue after work. You can wear it during the day with a blazer, then remove that layer and make sure your jewelry and shoes have a little evening flair. You can even punch up your makeup – a deep, red lip is all you need this time of year. Diane von Furstenberg’s tweed shift dress has a lace print that not only gives it a sophisticated festive feel, but also creates a very slimming hourglass silhouette by working down the sides of the body and drawing the eye in across the waist. The black and grey tweed combination will work during the day – any black blazer looks great with it - and the lace design is just the right touch for an “after hours” feel. Note that the model is 5’11”, so this dress hits closer to the knee on most of us.
 

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