Merry Christmas Party, Anyone?

I LOVE a good party. I think cooking for the people I love might be one of my love languages. Plus, Christmas. Duh. It's the best.

 Some lovely ladies that attended my party - clearly the dress code was fabulous and sequins. As party hostess, I went with a jersey dress in a festive green and added a little sparkle with a bold statement necklace. It let me keep moving (even though I ditched my wedges after about an hour).

 Sugar cookie dip with graham cookies and pretzels - delish.

 Love my little crockpots for keeping finger foods and dips warm. Meatballs, lil'smokies, and a beer cheese fondue with crusty breads for dipping scream happy holidays to me.

 And what party is complete without a festive punch? This one was delicious! All in all, we had far too much food but I loved having a little bit of everything. I've created a Pinterest board with the recipes I made for the party just in case you need a little help with your fete.

 AG looking fabulous in an Asos sequin peplum - I'm absolutely the most jealous of this top! It's perfect for any holiday party, and if you wanted to dress it up even more a pencil skirt and some dangly earrings would definitely do the trick.

Celebrating our first official house party! Merry Christmas from our little family to yours. Hoping your holiday parties, should you choose to have any, go as smoothly as ours (and that your leftovers are just as delightful the next day).

Sometimes I Shop :: JustFab's Holiday Must-Haves

Anyone who follows my blog knows I'm a big JustFab fan - and this week, I'm going to show you why perhaps you should be too.
I'll be posting five of my most-wanted pieces this week on my Facebook page! From gorgeous clutches to sparkly party shoes, I've picked my favorite things Oprah-style to share with you - whether you're looking for the perfect gift...or maybe just the perfect pump.

What's today's most wanted? Perhaps you should go have a look...!

And don't worry, if you're not the Facebook type, I'll wrap up my favorites at the end of the week here. WIN WIN.

What to Wear :: Three Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

Hurrah! Thanksgiving is tomorrow! For many of you, changing out of pajama pants into leggings will be the extent of your holiday fashion and I do not blame you one bit. But if you're looking for a little t'gives inspo, I've got three ways to stay comfy and cute on turkey day.

The rules are simple - choose stretchy, comfortable fabrics. Dress for the day, not just the meal. Keep in mind what to wear if you'll be cooking, corralling kids, or watching football. And don't forget your bib, apron, or tarp depending on your level of messiness (I'd skip the expensive silks today!).

I love wearing festive fall colors for thanksgiving - oranges, cranberries, and mustard look great in family photos and you'll feel like you're dressing up just for the holiday. I chose this tank and cardi combo so I could shed the cardigan just in case my Grandma's house gets too warm, or so I could get busy in the kitchen without my sleeves dragging. A statement necklace keeps it fun, and wedges are comfortable enough I won't have to kick off my shoes as soon as I'm in the door.

If you plan on spending your day watching the parades or napping on the couch, a cozy sweater dress is just the trick. They're stretchy and forgiving for post-turkey binge belly and you won't have to ask for a blanket when your tryptophan coma commences. I love these slouchy flat boots because they keep you warm without killing your toes. Finish the look with a cute belt and you're good to gobble.

Extra tip - if you plan on shedding your boots at any point in the day, make sure you're wearing tights that don't have holes in the toes like mine. Or bring slippers. I don't know about your relatives, but mine would love poking fun at my toes poking out.

Does your fam love dressing up for the holidays? You can get a little glitzy without ditching the comfort. This particular sparkly skirt has a fabulous elastic waist so I don't feel too constricted. Choose flowing fabrics on top with a stretchy banded skirt (or jersey is great too!) and you're good to go. You can add sparkle in the fabric, shoes, belt, or a fabulous statement necklace to make your get up festive and fun.

Bonus tip! Those of you slaving away in the kitchen Thursday will want to be prepared - I like to wear sleeves no longer than 3/4 so they don't get in my way or drag through anything, and don't forget a fabulous apron to match protect your outfit (mine says "Will Cook for Shoes", of course). Skip rings, long necklaces, and bracelets that will get in the way and opt for some classic studs. Finish off your look with fabulous flats if you'll be on your feet for hours on end.

Happy Thanksgiving! If you guys wear something special for your holiday, make sure you send me your links so I can see all of them. I'm thankful for all of my dear readers and hope you have a wonderful holiday, no matter what you do.

Look 1: Sweater, Top, and Shorts, Forever 21. Wedges, Target. Necklace, BaubleBar.
Look 2: Sweater dress, The Limited. Boots, Bakers. Lips, Tarte LipSurgence matte tint in Lively.
Look 3: Blouse, Forever 21. Skirt, GAP. Shoes, ShoeDazzle