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Holiday parties can be the worst to try to dress for, especially if the invite is vague. I had a customer in the store just the other day who couldn’t figure out what ‘holiday attire’ meant for a party she was attending. In her desperation, she turned to google. 

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“It was from cocktail dresses to ugly sweaters. Google left me with nothing.” Her party, we determined, was going to be cocktail attire so a sparkly one-shoulder number would be just fine. But it was a close one. No one wants to show up to an ugly sweater party looking pretty. 

Let’s get something straight: I have never been invited to a cocktail dress appropriate holiday party.  (However, there is always hope for next year that we meet friends fancy enough to throw a fancy christmas party.) The holiday parties I attend are usually casual to the point of not even being allowed to be called parties, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dress the part, even if it’s not a cocktail dress. When I saw these pants at Old Navy, I knew I was on to something. I mean, tuxedo pants? That kind of sounds fancy. I think I shall pour myself a cocktail and get this party started. 

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top: J.Crew / similar

sweater: ℅ Old Navy

pants: ℅ Old Navy

shoes: Madewell

clutch: Kelly Wynne

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  1. All the parties we attend are always super casual and festive is optional. I would say most just wear their everyday stuff and nothing festive at all. Those are some great tuxedo pants. I have been wanting a contrasting pair but not sure I am bold enough for them yet. Love this look paired with the plaid peaking out.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    P.S. I am hosting a Kensie giveaway and would love for you to enter.

  2. The pants are awesome, they add a cool vibe to the outfit. I love the plaid button down with the cute, feminine sweater. your lip color is great too!

  3. Aww!! this is an adorable look. I really like your shoes and gold clutch.
    xo
    Carelia

    "Suede biker jacket and patent pumps" New post on:
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  4. i'd definitely rather be over dressed in these cute pants than show up way under dressed! props to old navy! i haven't shopped there in forever. maybe it's time to go back.

  5. Those are really great… and who doesn't love a cocktail party for one?
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

  6. Kendi,

    I absolutely adore your outfit!! The pants, with the pop of color with the plaid blouse. It's holiday style perfection 🙂 I'm styling an old navy plaid top on my blog as well …with a sequin skirt!!

    xo, elle | Living in Color Style.

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