What I Wore … and ideas for fancy Christmas party outfits

WIWW Christmas Parties

Let’s see, so far this December we’ve talked about thinning eyelashes {and other issues those of us over 40 may be facing} and nail care. I’ve also shared some favorite books and a few things I wore this month. And I invited you to peek at our holiday decorations. Today I’m hosing my Bible study group for a Christmas party. And so I thought I’d show you what you could expect if you were to come by my house during the holidays. Here is what I’m wearing for our little get together tonight:

the time I wore a basset hound sweater to a party at my house


I know, adorable, right? What else can you expect from the manager of Buddy the Basset? Scott got me this cute sweater last year from the men’s department at Target and I love how fun it is. Clearly, parties at our house are not very fancy. Ha!

Most of the Christmas festivities we attend are pretty low key and casual — and I’m thankful for that — but it would be fun to attend one of those fancy Christmas galas where you get to dress up!

So when Bonobos contacted me about styling a few outfits to go with their newest menswear line, I was excited to live vicariously! Y’all — I may have a Polyvore addiction now. {I know, I’m late jumping on this train but now I’m happily ensconced.}

Here is the suit I chose to style.

bonobos menswear

I love this blue suit and the funky vibe it gives off. I’m thinking it  would be fun for a company party that is dressy but not formal. I love the way the blue sort of lends whimsy to the traditional suit. And, of course, I’m partial to the plaid tie. Hello … southern preppy is my love language!

I chose two different looks for the lady on the arm of this blue suited fellow. The first, which I’m calling Blue Christmas,  is a more formal look but I love the idea of wearing a fun white fur coat with this royal blue dress. And just a bracelet and earrings since the neckline is embellished. But how about that sparkly shoes?? I’m seriously swooning!!

Blue Christmas

If you are not the matchy type of couple, Pretty in Pink might be more your preference. I love the simplicity of the coral shift dress with pearl jewelry and nude pumps. But with the layered pearls, stacked bracelets, and bow accent on the pumps, this outfit is definitely not plain.

Pretty in Pink


You should really check out the awesomeness of Bonobos menswear! Their new suit line is fabulous. I loved being able to share their amazing products with you … and thank you to them for asking me to be a part of this fun challenge.

So, tell me, which outfit do you like best? And also, do you get to go to any of those fancy Christmas parties?

Linking to the fabulous Lindsey and all the other lovelies who join What I Wore every week. Such a fun community!

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