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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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57 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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!!!!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


  6. 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!

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

  8. 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!!

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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).

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

  13. 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 🙂

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. Kendi, you look so gorgeous, I love your hair in these photos! And I also love your gifting technique! 😉

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

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

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

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

    Lookin good, girl!

  22. 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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