Party Down

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{Shop: Top, Skirt, Earrings}

My outfit coincided perfectly with the FBFF questions this week! And since I’m a lame member of the group, I thought I should chime in with my answers. Thank goodness they don’t have dues, or I’d already be out of the group.

1. Which holiday party are you looking forward to attending this year? Actually my husband’s company christmas party (this past week) was the one I looked forward to the most. It’s casual, over lunch and you don’t owe anyone a gift. Now that I think about it, I’ve never been invited to a tacky sweater party. This elates me and hurts my feelings at the same time.

2. What is your go-to holiday party outfit? Normally my party outfits are either black or shiny. This outfit is both. I try to keep it pretty simple and then add a few accessories. I try not to go too trendy either;  I don’t want to be the party foul.

3. Do you go dressed in something that would be impractical to wear at any other time of the year? Yeah! That’s the beauty of holiday parties — the more impractical the better. Of course with this outfit, I’d wear each of these pieces anyways, just separately. This is pretty posh for daily attire.

4. If you are going to a house-party what gift will you bring to the host/hostess? Oh, that’s nice. Normally I just find something in their house and put it in a bag, then give it to them. I tend to go with it’s the “thought that counts” kind of gifts. I’m kidding…maybe.

5. If you could buy only one trendy piece to update your holiday party wardrobe, what would you get this year? I already bought it! My sequined top from Loft. It’s like Barbara Bush — conservative, but a little bit wild. Perfect.

Just so you know, I wore a coat over my cold little arms. I think you can actually see chill bumps in one of the pictures. And if you are wondering just what FBFF is, learn more about it from Katy at her blog. Interested in joining the group? Just submit your email address to the Google Group to become a member. Happy party-going!

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  1. Brandilyn says:

    aaah, your poor little goose-bumped arms!! you look so fancy though. love it.

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  2. Black is always perfect! Shiny, even better!

    I love wearing a single piece of jewelry to a party that really pops. It keeps the look restrained, but still significantly festive. I have a blue crystal ring that fits the bill at this moment.

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  3. George says:

    I love taking photos in parking lots. they make keen backgrounds. I'm liking the Q&A!!

    George
    Raised By Wolves

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  4. Ooooht is screams holiday party in the most perfect way possible! I totally agree that holidays are the time to wear impractical things, and sometimes sequins are not always practical even when done in a modest style like this top…sequins to me are perfect anytime, but lets face it they are always a wee bit holiday right? Whatever though, great answers to the questions and great outfit! Happy Holidays!!!!

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  5. What a great holiday party outfit; it wouldn't be complete without a little sparkle :) You look so pretty! I'm jealous that you are done with your 30 for 30 and get to wear new things! I'm still chugging along at day 20 but I'm having fun with it, even if it is taking forever!

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  6. julie says:

    Ive got that same top in the bronze color. I just envisioned it with dark jeans but this is great inspiration for another way to wear it.

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  7. kileen says:

    i love this outfit!! sequins are the quintessential holiday accessory and i love the sequin black top. you dressed it down perfectly and it's perfect for a company holiday party.

    cuteandlittle.com

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  8. Elaine says:

    Um, totally love this. You're a rockstar.

    And congrats on reaching 3000 followers!!!

    www.clothedmuch.com

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  9. Kate says:

    Ooh, I love your tights! Love the ribbing detail & the slight sparkle! So pretty! This whole outfit is gorgeous, so classy & festive all at the same time! I'm going to a holiday party tonight and this officially made me ten times more excited! Was feeling sleepy, now I want to go play dress up!

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  10. Love the sequin black top!

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  11. Gina says:

    Love the top! I too like to wear sparky items at the holidays…why not? Plus, they look a little weird in the summer.

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  12. Lauren says:

    So chic as always! Love the pairing of the sequined top with the black skirt and the Jess LC earrings – those chevron earrings go perfectly!!

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  13. SEQUINS!!! { you know I love it }

    β™₯ Kristina, of Pretty Shiny Sparkly

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  14. Just so sparkly and fabulous…I love the sequins, you make them look so classy (sometimes hard to do). And those tights look sooooooo comfy…jealousy!

    <3 Cambria
    http://twoforteaplease.blogspot.com/

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  15. KT says:

    Kendi – You're the best and no worries about being a semi-active member. We love you and your contributions to the blogging community. What a great top! – Katy

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  16. Liz says:

    Gurrrl, you know I love me some sparkle!

    ps, your hair looks great this way.

    26 and Counting

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  17. Lizzy says:

    omg love how you wore this shirt! i have the same one and i LOVE LOVE LOVE it, and now you've given me a whole new way to wear it! :) u look super cute!

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  18. I love that shirt. Perfect mix for a holiday party.

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  19. this is beautiful! it's the perfect amount of sparkle

    http://www.ThePantryDrawer.com

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  20. What a pretty holiday outfit! I'm a fan of the sequins!

    Emily//TheLesserPanda

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  21. Caroline says:

    That top looks awesome, Kendi! I can see why you wanted it so badly. Your hair looks gorgeous in these photos too. (And I am seriously obsessed with your earrings as well).

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  22. Kelly says:

    I love your shoes!

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  23. That top is a-ma-zing! I love the sequins! Also those shoes!

    I think the FBFF is a great idea! Love the question topic this week!

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  24. Kelly says:

    I gasped when I saw this outfit, I love it so much! haha. And I love your statement about Barbara Bush – hilarious!

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  25. stephanie says:

    I love this! I've never been into sequins but you just made me want to add one sequined piece to my wardrobe! Great party outfit :)

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  26. Daphne says:

    Very appropriate for that type of a party. I love the grey tights with the outfit. Oh and your booties are so cute. What a great Target find, too bad it is from 2008 or I would have been rushing to find a pair.

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  27. Monica says:

    I am in love with that top!

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  29. Love this look! Very classy and chic!

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  30. Justine says:

    glitter and shimmer is never too fancy during the holidays :)

    Just Better Together

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  31. Justine says:

    glitter and shimmer is never too fancy during the holidays :)

    Just Better Together

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  32. Anonymous says:

    "Barbara Bush"–bahahahahaha!

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  33. Perfect Holiday outfit! Your shoes are so adorable! are like the grown up version of pretty mary janes babies usually wear! Classy!

    http://blog.cessoviedo.com

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  34. I adore this outfit! Great for a holiday party.

    http://andohsofancy.blogspot.com

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  35. I love this! Black is classic and the sequins give it personality. Oh and I like your hair in these photos… I don't carry half-up half as well as you do!

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  36. Marissa says:

    Love love these sequins! They look so classy paired with this skirt. And the contrast with the gray tights is fab <3 Yay for holiday sequins and parties :)

    XXXO
    M

    http://tastesandstyle.blogspot.com

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  37. Love the top and shoes! Such a great buy ..hope you two kiddies had fun at the holiday partaaay!

    http://atalldrinkofwater-blog.blogspot.com/

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  38. I love pairing black items with different textures. Yay for sequins! I bet you were a holiday party hit. :)

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  39. ag. says:

    Kendi, you look so gorgeous, I love your hair in these photos! And I also love your gifting technique! πŸ˜‰

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  40. nmaha says:

    I love this outfit. Compared to most other fashion/style bloggers, most of your outfits suit me. I'm addicted.

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  41. nmaha says:

    I love this outfit. Compared to most other fashion/style bloggers, most of your outfits suit me. I'm addicted.

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  42. Michelle Full says:

    When are you going to style up your Modcloth namesake dress?!?

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  43. Um, this is gorgeous! I've been wanting a sequined top forever and I'm pretty sure this one is perfect because I feel like I would wear it again! Oh and your patent leather shoes are darling too!

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  44. Emy says:

    Ahh even though your cold you look wonderful! I love the top!!
    xx

    Emy

    http://sweetpromises.tumblr.com/

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  45. Jess says:

    Look at you, fancy! I really like this outfit, especially the shoes.

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  46. LOVE the outfit, and this honestly made my day: "It's like Barbara Bush — conservative, but a little bit wild.".

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  47. SO glamorous! I love it =)

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  48. Melanie says:

    I love that top. Perfect for holiday party-going. I've had my eye on a sequin tank at target for a while now. So cool!

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads
    Follow @UnraveldTreads on Twitter!

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  49. That top is the best purchase… it looks great with your styling here and will go with jeans later… you look adorable! Hope the party is all you expect and you have a blast.

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  50. This outfit is so cute – very glamourous :)

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  51. Anonymous says:

    I had a nice laugh when I read your Barbara Bush comment! ha!

    Lookin good, girl!

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  52. Mandy says:

    I really <3 this holiday party look. It makes me wish I had another to attend just so I could dress up again.

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  53. Tina says:

    LOVE this! I just got that top and I love your styling!!

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  54. Your outfit is adorable, as always, but it's your hair and face that really strike me today. You are beautiful Kendi!

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  55. aw aw aw aw.. i love ur top!
    n yes i also like to go with sumthing black or shiny for party.. its kinda "safe" choice πŸ˜›

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  56. Lorena says:

    Fabulosa !

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  57. like your answers. :) You look pretty. like always.

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