Tina, here.

So I have two holiday parties this weekend and no new outfits to prance around in. But you know, I really never buy clothes for a specific occasion. I buy what I love when I see it (if it's in my budget), and I have what I need in my closet for just about any type of event. I make do with what I have if I don't already own what is being requested by a witty party-giver like "Creative Cocktail" or "Casual Festive."  I mean, it sounds fun, but these party dress codes are creating stress for my clients, you hostesses out there.

Remember when Bridget Jones showed up for a themed party, but there was a last minute theme change and everyone else showed up in suits? It wasn't good. Image.

My Gannie taught me when you don't have something fancy enough for an event, just pile on a lot of jewelry at once, wear some bright red lipstick and put on your best perfume.  You will exude fanciness. Here's how I would interpret this advice for holiday parties.

What To Wear To A Holiday Cocktail Party

One of the 5 items in my Holiday Capsule Wardrobe this year is Something Sparkly. (All 5 items come in at under $500 and not only get you through the holidays, but I've shown you how to wear them into January, and then again into Spring!) There are so many occasions when "something sparkly" can do wonders for your wardrobe. Here's a little peak at one of the outfits I've styled in the holiday capsule wardrobe:

Whoopsie! The skirt sold out - our Insiders have been shopping the holiday capsule and got first dibs. But here are two more, with a couple accessories, but if you'd like to see the entire capsule (still plenty gorgeous things available!), become an Insider for free with our 5 day trial! I've included some more subtle sparkly accents if you don't want to go full sparkle!

Insiders, you can hop on over now to this Members-Only Holiday Wardrobe Capsule

Not a member? No problem! This is the perfect moment to join the 5 day FREE trial! You'll also have access to all the members-only guides and videos like our all-new 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!


So your formula for what to wear to a holiday party when you have nothing to wear is wear something sparkly with something classic and add jewelry, fancy shoes and a red lip.  Done.

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Merry, merry!