Holiday Office Party // cutout LBD + leopard pumps

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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An LBD is a classic staple, whether it's the holiday season or not. But during this  special time of year, a little black dress is a no-fail, sophisticated option when you're in a pinch and don't know what to wear to a last-minute get-together. I especially love a noir frock for that yearly office party! 
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Classy, elegant, and versatile, a black dress is literally perfect for any occasion under the sun - but you've heard that a million times before, right? Update this essential for the holidays with so-now bell sleeves and cold-shoulder cutouts for a modern spin on a forever favorite. 
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A hint of leopard effortlessly jazzes up a solid black dress. And you better believe these conservative pumps ensure a FULL night of dancing in total comfort. Form, meet function ;) 
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Every holiday look needs a spark of razzle dazzle - this shimmery gold clutch is mine. If nothing else, your bag is a great way to bring some festiveness into your outfit! 
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Updating my look further, I couldn't resist throwing on THE necklace of 2016. Chokers and I have become BFFs this past year, and I love how this one completes my outfit in a no-nonsense way. A longer necklace wouldn't have had the same impact. 
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Minimalism seems to be at an all-time peak right now. Going along with the trend, I layered two super simple studs to create a whole new original earring look - it almost looks like I'm wearing just one interesting earring. It's all about those geometric shapes! 
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Using the original Naked palette from Urban Decay, I gave myself a highly-pigmented bronze lid. I wanted something neutral yet festive with just a hint of shimmer. I also went neutral on my lips, giving myself a matte nude look courtesy of KoKo Kollection by Kylie Cosmetics (I'm wearing "Khlo$"). 
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This is this year's go-to office party look for the holiday season. When attending a special event with co-workers, you definitely want to dress to impress, but you also don't want to overdo it. While a skintight dress and risky thigh-high slit may be great for Girls Night Out, they're big no-nos in the presence of your boss. This outfit is stylish, flattering, and festive without the work-related fashion faux-pas. Let's keep it classy, people! 
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Let's just take a minute to admire the shoulder cutout trend. I absolutely LOVE this look! It's sexy, flattering, fierce, and totally work appropriate all at the same time. Seriously, this (on sale) dress is just BEGGING you to wear it to your next shindig! 
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Photos by Antonio Owens 
[dress: Ann Taylor // shoes: Ann Taylor (sold out, similar pair here) // clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (old, but I also like this one) // necklace: Kennth Jay Lane (similar here) // earrings: Kevia (similar here) // gold knot bracelet: Kate Spade // gold chainlink bracelet: Stella & Dot // lips: Kylie Cosmetics KoKo Kollection "Khlo$" (similar shade here) // eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked palette]

While this outfit is definitely not warm enough to be wearing outside, indoors it's the perfect getup to celebrate in style. This December I challenge you to style a completely different look for each one of your holiday parties. Keep coming back to Kat's Fashion Fix for more inspo! You can also check out my earlier two posts here and here. Or even popular looks from last year here and here
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// SHOP //

Holiday Cocktail Party // red crop sweater + feather skirt

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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Stumped about what to wear to your next holiday shindig? Not for long! A timeless red sweater and a flirty feather skirt is always a good idea.
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If you want to dress to impress, this statement skirt is a great place to start. In black, it's simple enough (and super versatile), yet its soft, unique texture makes it completely one-of-a-kind...and a real show stopper at that. Even better, it's perfect for twirling! So instead of reaching for your tried-and-true black pencil skirt next time, opt for something a little more fun. This skirt is 100 percent party approved! 
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A red sweater is a no-fail option for the holidays. They're forever festive and can easily be glammed up with the help of a sparkly statement necklace. I love this one because it's cropped, which makes it the perfect partner for all of my skirts. 
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Say goodbye to your boring black pumps and hello to these spotted beauties! Still just as practical and basic as your go-to heels, these shoes are way more exciting and cute. After all, nothing says "I'm ready to party" more than a bold polka dotted print, am I right? 
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Sticking with my theme of not-so-basic black pieces, this clutch is super versatile but still incorporates some individuality with these gold flecks. For the holidays, it's an easy choice - especially when I'm rocking golden arm candy! 
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This collar necklace from Madewell offers a whole lot of sparkle without overwhelming my outfit. It's dainty yet impactful, and it doesn't hurt that I always get compliments when I wear it! It truly looks like a vintage piece your grandmother would own.  
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Simple black studs paired with gold bars create an effortless, mix-matched look that's elegant and youthful. 
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You're going to see me wearing a lot of variations of the red lip this season; and for good reason! There's nothing more festive than a bold pout, and in cherry red, you'll be totally holiday-ready...even if you're wearing all black! But above all, I LOVE matching my lips to my clothing. 
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 See? I told you this skirt was fun to twirl in! It certainly makes quite an entrance, don't you think?
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[skirt: Banana Republic (I also like this one) // sweater: Ann Taylor (similar style here) // heels: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // clutch: Rebecca Minkoff // necklace: Madewell // gold knot bracelet: Kate Spade // gold link bracelet: Stella & Dot // gold spike bracelet: Stella & Dot // amethyst bracelet: David Yurman // earrings: fine jewelry (similar style here) // lipstick: Urban Decay

So there you have it: my 2016 holiday cocktail party look. I'll also be sharing with you my variation of a holiday office party look, a family party look, and a totally glam going-somewhere-special look. But for cocktail hour I wanted to show you an outfit that's fun, fresh, and flirty while still being completely holiday-ready.  
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 // SHOP //

Cozy & Bright // leather leggings + sweater + fur stole

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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Looking for a holiday ensemble that's equally as comfy as it is stylish? ...Because everyone knows Thanksgiving is all about those elastic pants... This outfit is definitely the solution you've been searching for! Warm, festive, and undeniably cozy, this is how you do holiday dressing in the comfiest way possible! 
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Let's acknowledge the obvious and talk about this (faux) fur thing that's around my neck. Gaining major popularity last fall/winter, fur stoles, which were introduced in 1917, are having a huge moment and I'm loving it! While I was a bit hesitant about the trend at first, I'm on board 100 percent now. Not only does it add loads of warmth to any look, but it adds a certain luxe feel that's super glam yet effortless at the same time. 
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This sweater. I cannot get enough of this sweater. It's perfectly oversized, slouchy in all the right places, and incredibly soft & stretchy. It's my go-to topper when I need that extra layer of warmth. And it just so happens to be chic at the same time - that's what I call a win-win!
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Leather leggings are the next best thing to regular leggings, which means they've got all the comfort but with TONS of extra style. These stretchy babies are what will allow you to grab that extra plate of helpings...fashionably of course!
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Sometimes plain black or brown boots are just too boring. When keeping the rest of your look simple and straightforward, play up the drama with your footwear choice! And when it comes to loading up on the personality, these booties pack quite a punch. 
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Blush is the perfect neutral to compliment jewel tones and neutral shades. For my purse, I wanted something different from black but not too distracting so that it would overpower my shoes. 
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These statement earrings are ideal for the holidays. They remind me of a glittery bow on top of a present or even a snowflake. They definitely provide an extra dash of sparkle, which is essential to complete any festive ensemble. 
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A bold berry lip is an accessory of its own. I kept my eyelids light and shimmery with champagne shadow while I went heavy on my lips to offset the darkness of my clothing. Plus navy and burgundy are always a glamorous combo! 
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 Ideal for a casual holiday setting, a lengthy car ride to the relatives', or an airplane trip, this outfit proves that the holidays CAN be comfortable and relaxed without sacrificing appearance. Contrary to popular belief, sometimes you actually can have your pumpkin pie and eat it too. 
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 [faux fur stole: Ann Taylor // top: Ann Taylor (similar style here) // sweater: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // faux leather leggings: Ann Taylor // boots: Steve Madden (similar here) // clutch: Ann Taylor (similar style here) // earrings: gift (I also like this pair) // eyeshadow: Urban Decay's Naked On The Run palette // lipstick: Smashbox matte lipgloss in "Girl Gang']

 While dressing up for holidays is always fun in my book, sometimes a comfy, laid-back approach to a special occasion is the right move. When compiling my holiday outfit roundup for this year, I wanted to make sure to include a casual glam look that works in a more relaxed setting yet is just as stylish as a party dress. I think this combo fits the bill! 
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// SHOP //