What to wear to a Holiday Office Party or Get Together with Friends - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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What to wear to a Holiday Office Party or Get Together with Friends


Good morning ladies,

i hope everyone had a great weekend. I think we have left overs from Thanksgiving to last us a few weeks. My hubby loves hot turkey sandwiches and the smoked turkey we got was so good! I have done most of my Christmas shopping and do so all on-line. I remember i used to start quite early, and i would end up just buying more, seeing something while you are out that someone would like. It is too tempting

. I wanted to share an outfit today that would be lovely to wear for a get together with friends for the Holidays or an office party. I used to teach in the Elementary and Music classrooms, so this outfit would have worked great for our school parties. So even though, I do not have an office job, i was thinking that this would be something that would be special for the Holidays.

The outfit came together pretty easily, as i chose this textured gold pencil skirt from my closet. I’ve been wanting to wear some winter white and this pretty ruffled cardigan would be the perfect compliment. The chiffon ruffles caught my eye, and this was one of those deals from Poshmark i purchased two years ago for a mere $20. i knew with this mustard skirt i would want to add gold, as i always think wearing silver or gold during the holidays makes a look more special and festive. I added my gold leaf necklace, a gold strand bracelet and one of my favorite brooches, my gold “angel bear’ to the look. The angel bear has a special meaning for me, as i call Gibson and Truffles my little “angel bears or guardian angels”.They mean the world to me! You have seen these dangling earrings from Etsy before, they are vintage and one of my favorite pairs, especially for special occasions.

Adding a bit of print with the leopard shoes gave more color/print to the look, and this gold bow bag from Charming Charlies another touch of gold. I loved the boxy shape and the look of a wrapped bow on the front. So if you are headed to an office party or friend get together perhaps think of adding these things to your look;

  • a Fun and festive clutch with beads or metallic in color for the season.
  • Add gold or silver for some sparkle
  • A pencil skirt in red, gold, emerald
  • Add jewelry that shimmers be it a favorite vintage piece, a sentimental piece or one that makes a statement
  • For shoes, add a print, or tis the season to wear velvet, brocade or embroidery. If wearing brocade or embroidery, let your shoes take the stage and keep the rest of the look classic for the holiday.


Do you attend office Holiday parties? What would you wear?ย 

Have a great day!




  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 22:15h, 06 December Reply

    I will admit, I have not been much of a fan of ‘puffy’ shirts like this one, but I am really loving how it comes together with that mustard skirt! Maybe I will have to give it another shot.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:52h, 07 December Reply

      thank you! Alexandria. It is a slim fit and the ruffles are chiffon, yes, give it a thought! x

  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 21:48h, 05 December Reply

    I love this outfit! It really would be great for an office party, it’s pretty but still appropriate for it.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:31h, 06 December Reply

      Thank you Laura! I wanted to wear gold and mustard, the color combination is a favorite too with the cream. xx

  • cassidl
    Posted at 11:55h, 03 December Reply

    what an amazing look, that mustard yellow skirt with the leopard is eye popping. Love the sweater too. Great look

  • Nicole Mรถlders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    Posted at 23:03h, 02 December Reply

    great outfit! I love how you styled the look with jewelry. Stunning! Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 15:22h, 02 December Reply

    Such a beautiful and elegant outfit Jess! I love the ruffle blouse, cute brooch too! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  • Sheree
    Posted at 14:16h, 29 November Reply

    This outfit is so gorgeous! I absolutely love the way your mustard skirt looks with your blouse. This outfit is classy and feminine, and would definitely turn heads! This is definitely giving me major style inspiration.
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree

  • Samantha Blair
    Posted at 10:27h, 29 November Reply

    How beautiful Jess!!
    What a beautiful outfit.

    Thank you for linking up to #fakeituntilyoumakeit!

  • Claire justine
    Posted at 08:55h, 28 November Reply

    Love the ruffles on your top Jess. Your skirt is such a lovely colour too. Great look ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you can join us tomorrow.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 28 November Reply

      Thank you ! Glad you like the look ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Julie
    Posted at 05:59h, 28 November Reply

    Jess, that top is stunning! I can’t believe what you paid for it! Paired with your yellow skirt (which looks so thick and nice) and those leopard shoes, it’s just gorgeous!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:20h, 28 November Reply

      thank you Julie! It is a thicker skirt. I love details as you know ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:57h, 30 November Reply

      thank you julie1 The skirt is thick and has some texture to it, and i do try and find tops via online thrifting, this was a great find. xx

  • Anna
    Posted at 23:25h, 27 November Reply

    Love the colour and the shape of the skirt, Jess. I am a big fan of pencil skirts myself. This is a great outfit to wear to many occasions. Very tasteful selection of accessories makes this outfit look really special

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:19h, 28 November Reply

      Thank you Anna! I loved the shimmer of this skirt and the color as well. glad you like the look! xx

  • glassofglam
    Posted at 17:18h, 27 November Reply

    I’m going to my husband’s office holiday party this week and I have NO CLUE what to wear! This post is helping me get some inspiration. What a beautiful blouse!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:18h, 28 November Reply

      hi Roxanne, thank you! i love winter white and have had this skrit for years, but i do love some gold or silver for a party. xx

  • Debbie Hull
    Posted at 14:03h, 27 November Reply

    Hi Jess ! Love your leopard shoes. Leopard is becoming my thing. I want to get more leopard. I hope you have a lovely day my friend. Hope the upcoming holidays will be great for you.๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ™‹

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:17h, 28 November Reply

      Hi Debbie! there are so many great leopard prints out there . These leopard shoes that i have on are Rockport and are total motion, sneaker technolotgy. Same to you Debbie, wishing you a wonderful Holiday. x

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:42h, 27 November Reply

    This is so lovely Jess!!!
    You always looks so pretty with all of the extras too!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:33h, 27 November Reply

      Thank you jodie! I wanted to wear some gold for the Holidays. xx

  • Evelina
    Posted at 07:26h, 27 November Reply

    Gorgeous! Love the accessories!

  • sophi clickn
    Posted at 03:57h, 27 November Reply

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  • Nancy
    Posted at 03:42h, 27 November Reply

    Oh I love that brooche! And that blouse is fantastic too.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:32h, 27 November Reply

      thank you Nancy! i loved the ruffles on the cardigan and I thought the brooch was sweet. xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:40h, 27 November Reply

      Thank you Nancy, I loved the ruffles and wanted to wear gold for the Holidays. xx

  • Heather
    Posted at 01:33h, 27 November Reply

    Jess, I love your Angel Bear brooch – its’ gorgeous! I love teddy bears!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:28h, 27 November Reply

      Thank you Heather, i used to collect Boyd’s bears, and thought this would be perfect with my nickname for Gibby. xx

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