An Easy Holiday Party Outfit
Christmas is right around the corner which means that I need to make sure my Holiday Party Outfit game is on point! During the holiday season, I like to invest in festive pieces that I can wear to a variety of Christmas time events. I picked up this adorable bell sleeve blazer on Black Friday (and it is still on sale through tonight here). There is just a touch of sparkle without being too over the top, which I love. I paired it with my favorite suede boots (also 50% off) for a fun yet polished look. Most of my holiday party outfit dress codes are ‘dressy casual’, so I know I will get a lot of wear out of this look.
J.CREW lady jacket in sequin tweed (40% OFF) | 1.STATE v-neck chiffon camisole | 7 FOR ALL MANKIND bair denim | SAM EDELMAN suede boots (50% OFF) | CHANEL wallet on a chain | KAREN WALKER super duper sunglasses (30% oFF)
Photography by Mary Summers for SideSmile Style
The Best Black Friday Sales
ANN TAYLOR: 50% off everything with code THANKFUL. (Valid 11/22-11/24)
ASOS – 30% off everything “EPIC30”
BANANA REPUBLIC – 50% off full-price merchandise
BAUBLEBAR: 30% off purchase using code FRIDAY30 at checkout (VIP members receive 35% off starting 11/23 with code VIP35). (Valid 11/24-11/25)
BIRCHBOX: Up to 25% off + free shipping on orders over $50! Discount automatically applied at checkout.
BLOOMINGDALES – Take 25% off in stores, and exclusive sales online
BERGDORF GOODMAN – Save up to 40% off during Designer Sale
EXPRESS: 50% off everything! (excluding gift cards, featured brands and MLB merchandise). No promo code required. (Valid 11/21-11/25)
INTERMIX – Save 30-40% off select styles
J. CREW: 40% off your purchase + free shipping. Use promo code THANKU. (Valid 11/21-11/26)
J. CREW FACTORY: 50%-60% off your purchase and extra 50% off clearance with promo code FRIYAY. (Valid 11/24-11/26)
MADEWELL: 25% off your purchase with code DONTSTRESS at checkout. (Valid 11/21-11/26)
NET-A-PORTER – Take up to 50% off sale styles
ONE KINGS LANE – 20% off everything “OKLFREESHIP”
REVOLVE – Take up to 50% off sale styles
RIVER ISLAND – 25% off all orders
SHOPBOP: Up to 30% full-price items. 20% off orders of $200+, 25% off orders of 500+, and 30% off orders of $800 or more. Use promo code MORE17 at checkout. (Valid 11/21-11/26)
SHUTTERFLY – 40% off Everything, 50% off Hardcover Photo Books
SEPHORA – Special sales and discounts while supplies lasts!
SERENA & LILY: 20% off everything. Use promo code CHEERS. (Valid 11/21-11/26)
SPACE NK: BOGO half off. No promo code required. (Online Access starts 11/24 and goes through 11/27)
T3 MICRO: 25% off your purchase. Use promo code FRIDAY17 at checkout. (Valid 11/21-11/26)
TORY BURCH: 30% $25o or more with code THANKS. (Valid 11/21-11/27)
TULA: 25% off site-wide. No promo code required. (Valid 11/23-11/26)
URBAN OUTFITTERS: BOGO 50% off everything. No promo code required.
WILDFOX: 40% off site-wide. Use code SOSWEET at checkout. (Valid 11/24-11/17)
& OTHER STORIES: Up to 50% off. No promo code required. (Valid 11/24-11/27)
Over the years, I have taken many a style cue from the French. Striped boatneck tees, neck scarves, undone waves, etc. My latest obsession? Berets. They’re not just for poetry open mic night hopefuls and your local hipster barista. From Bridget Bardot and Twiggy to contemporaries like Kate Moss, many a tastemaker has rocked the beret. Not to mention they are all over the runways from Gucci to Marc Jacobs.
Still not convinced? Like any great hat, a beret can make an outfit feel instantly more pulled together and chic. On my most recent trip to NYC, I literally wore a one everyday! I was thrilled at how many different ways I could style them. From jeans and a sweater, to a knit dress and suede boots, it made every outfit better. Then add big pair of sunnies and a red lip, and you’ll really be cooking.
What do you guys think – are you ready to try out this trend? I’ve rounded up my favorite options under $40 below!