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Holiday Prep: Party-Goer Guide

Some of my tips and essentials to survive the upcoming party season!

Around this time of year, I start thinking about holiday parties. I know it seems early, but they will be here before you know it! I used to try and swing everything last minute — it was a hot mess and wasn’t that much fun to be running around day-of. Now, I plan ahead and try and think through what I need for each event and order anything new that I need early-on, so I’m ready when the time comes. Here are some of my holiday essentials for parties.

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The Dresses

These are a few dresses I just ordered to try. If anyone is wondering, I definitely re-wear them across different groups! Who has time or budget for literally a new outfit for each event?

FRAME Metallic Fil Coupé Minidress

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Parker Flutter Sleeve Dress

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Amery Dress

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ALC Leopard Fil Coupé Dress

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For more casual get-togethers I love a long sweater and faux leather leggings. There are several good leather leggings out there, but my go-to are the Spanx ones below.
Wool+ Cashmere Boatneck Sweater

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Faux Leather Leggings

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The Accessories

I always have a few pairs of big earrings on hand for tossing on with a simple outfit to really make it festive.

Red Jade Earrings

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Chain Link Earrings

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Fringe Earrings

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Rebecca Minkoff Envelope Clutch

There are so many cute clutches out there but this Rebecca Minkoff envelope clutch with zipper detail is a strong go-to of mine! Love the metallic tones for holiday.

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Just bought these to wear with jeans and leggings. A good deal and more slouchy in real life.

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Lane Ankle Strap Sandal
A gold shoe is always fun and holiday-appropriate!

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The Guys

Here are a few of Mike’s go-to holiday outfits…

Italian Wool Speckled Sweater
Easy casual sweater for lower-key get togethers.

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Crown Soft Quarter-Zip Pullover
A good basic like this can pull together any pair of dark jeans and a button down.

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Ludlow Blazer in Herringbone English Tweed
Our friend had this on the other night and he really liked it so we just ordered this. He’ll wear a blazer this with dark jeans and a white shirt for most parties.

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Non-Iron Slim Fit Shirt
If anyone has found a better non-iron shirt let me know, but this is his current classic frontrunner!

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Don’t Leave Home Without…

Cell Phone Charger Case
There’s nothing worse than your battery running out – how do you call your Uber home, Instagram, or order a late-night pizza?! 😉 This is about as small as it gets for fitting in your bag.

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Wine wipes
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Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss
One of my favorite glosses and easy to throw in your purse.

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Laura Mercier Matte
This is my favorite mattifier and usually comes with me to parties for a late-evening touch up!
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Candle
I keep candles in stock to grab on the way to someone’s house. I like a festive themed candle for the holidays. They usually come in pretty boxes, and you can just wrap a big bow around the box if you’re running out of time!205b4254-a2aa-46f6-acc4-25f8ac2a4ef5.jpeg

Wine!
I never show up to someone’s house without wine. The two I am recommending below are absolute crowd-pleasers if you are looking for something to bring and want a sure bet!

Under $25:
The Pessemist

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The Prisoner

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Single or Double Tote 
A little jacket for your wine…(hand-tie a big red bow on it).

Leather jacket
…And a little jacket for yourself!

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Pre- and Post- Party

Milk Thistle
Do you know about Milk Thistle? It’s a life-changer. It is a supplement for liver health, so great to take BEFORE you go out for a big night where you know you’re going to have drinks! I swear it keeps the hangovers away!!

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PJs
Nothing better than coming home at the end of the night! 😄

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Cheers!
xx—BB

 

 

 

 

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