party outfit idea

It feels like a million o’clock and I’m just posting for the day.  Is it a million o’clock yet? Can I go to bed anytime soon?

I’ve had a few ideas up my sleeve for a while for party outfits.  So much fun to think about the zillions of possibilities for holiday party wear.  Is it a super fancy holiday party?  Whip out some sequins!  Casual?  Go crazy and throw on some peep toe pumps.

Here are a couple party outfit ideas for you:

holiday party outfit

1. Rhinestone Ring $4.80 Forever 21 2.  Sequin Tank $39.90 Express 3. Pencil Skirt $89.50 Banana Republic 4. Peep Toe Booties $34.99 Target

party outfit idea

1.Cardigan $59.50 Ann Taylor Loft  2. Straight Pants $49.50 GAP  3. Bib Necklace & Earrings $59.95 Fantasy Jewelry Box  4. Patent Heels $119 Piperlime

What do you wear for holiday parties?  Do you even attend holiday parties?  If you tell me you wear jeans & a t-shirt to your holiday office party, you’re going to have some splainin’ to do.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Alicia W. :

    I really like those pants from the Gap. I might just have to buy me some…

    • Petit Elefant :

      They’re pretty foxy, right?

  2. the emily :

    I don’t work and husband doesn’t have holiday parties (stupid health department) but my friend had a party last week at her house, just casual. I wore my wide leg black pants from the Gap, a Loft long-sleeve black shirt (yep, t-shirt and regular pants!) but fancied it up with a cute gray & black scarf from target–I even watched your “how to wear a scarf” before we left–and my killer peep-toes from piperlime. Not too bad, but nothing fancy. I wish I had a fancy party to go to.

    • Petit Elefant :

      We have zero parties in our future, outside of our annual church party which just isn’t fancy at all.

      I did put on some sparkly jewelry for a friend party I hosted though, that counts for something.

      NICE JOB on the scarf & the peep toes, that’s my girl!

  3. lorchick :

    my hubby is a construction foreman and this year for holiday party they decided to go a little more casual than we have in past years, so it’s karaoke at a local restaurant/bar. My husband told me he told his boss he is dressing like a lumberjack (inside joke I assume?) and I’m to dress like a lumberjack’s wife. I’m like, “I’m sorry… WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?!”
    I’m indulging him a little … I’ll wear dark denim leggings from Reitmans, I’ll see if I can find a cute tunic-length dressy top in a plaid, and I’ll wear my cute tall boots with fur on the top. Plus some shinies and a one month old baby girl dressed in something sweet. You can’t really go wrong when you’re wearing a baby girl dressed in something toothache-inducing.

    The best part is that my husband honest to gravy wants to go shopping so he can have a nice new plaid shirt to wear. My hero.

    • Petit Elefant :

      He’s my hero too. My husband just sassed himself up with two new flannel plaid shirts.


      In my dreams I live in Manhattan and my husband wears suits from D&G.

  4. Liz Lemon :

    I suddenly feel 17 again.

    • Allison :

      Oh no! In a bad way? Please tell me not in a bad way…..

  5. Kristen :

    I wear black pumps, skinny jeans, and a tuxedo jacket pretty much any time we have a “grown-up” event. It’s my party uniform.

    • Allison :

      That is a GREAT party uniform. I can totally see it, actually. And I think I need a tuxedo jacket posthaste.

    • Allison :

      I’m waiting, face perched in hands, on my chair.

      Those tights made the outfit complete.