Relaxed Holiday Party Outfit

I may not be cool enough to attend any holiday parties this season, but I know many of you are! Not everyone has elaborate fancy parties, though, so those pretty cocktail dresses and sparkly skirts in stores may not be practical options. For those denim-appropriate gatherings with family and friends, I have a holiday-esque outfit for you that is more relaxed for now but can be dressed up for future occasions! I like this option because it is still a step up from a basic top and jeans, but not overly fancy. I wore this outfit on Black Friday to work so it is pretty much entirely LOFT, but I absolutely adore this lace sleeve sweater tee. We were asked to pair black with denim so I stuck with my trusty curvy skinny jeans and topped it all off with this beautiful twisted gold necklace.

Black Lace Tee Sweater Skinny Jeans Flats Twisted Gold Necklace 1

Black Lace Tee Sweater Skinny Jeans Flats Twisted Gold Necklace 2

Black Lace Tee Sweater Skinny Jeans Flats Twisted Gold Necklace 3

Top: LOFT Jeans: LOFT Necklace: LOFT Flats: Payless

Isn't that lace detail GORGEOUS? I just love it. I can see myself pairing this top with a mustard yellow skirt or a fun sparkly skirt or even some dress pants. I like that it's a top that can be worn year-round.

On another note, have you been keeping up with More Love Letter's 12 Days of Love Letter Writing? Thanks so much for those of you who wrote to Elizabeth already! I was so excited to mail my letter! It was such an honor to be one of the blogger hosts for this amazing campaign. If you haven't written your letters yet, don't worry--you still have time! Mail off your letters by December 20th so they arrive by Christmas :)

I am literally in disbelief that Christmas is NINE days away. Anyone else just not ready yet? I have a few more gifts to purchase, but I'm more concerned that my mindset is just way behind. I've been listening to holiday music for weeks now, but it hasn't seemed to hit me just yet. It seems like every year it just goes faster and faster.

Here's to savoring every moment and getting ready to kiss 2013 GOODBYE! ;)

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