Holiday Parties: How To Arrive In Style

Yes, it’s that time of year.  The time where we celebrate the holidays with our closest friends and loved ones.  And with that being said, I’m sure your calendar is filling up with events and holiday parties that you’ve been invited to.

With the help of the lovely retailers located in San Jose’s own Santana Row, I have selected a few pieces that will have you looking stylish and arriving prepared this holiday season.



If you’re going to pick a staple piece to wear, pick one that stands out on its own where you need very minimal accessories. The Anne Fontaine Sharon Blouse is definitely that key piece, where even the most basic bottoms will compliment the top. I adore the bare shoulders, the art deco-esqe pattern along with the flounce short sleeve. The perfect piece to wear to a company holiday party. Click HERE to purchase.


Calypso - Monroe Sequined Sweater Dress

Owning the perfect LBD (little black dress) is key for any gal’s closet, especially one that has a little more pizazz than the others. Whether you’re attending a holiday cocktail party or enjoying a holiday dinner date, this Monroe Sequined Sweater Dress by Calypso St. Barth will be your best friend for the evening. The rows of sequin adds the subtle sparkle while the flow of the dress keeps you feeling comfortable. Accessorize this with big colorful earrings and layered chunky bracelets. Click HERE to purchase.


Madewell Seafset Sweatshirt

One of the best parts about the holidays is being with your family.  And knowing that you can show up to your family holiday get together in more of a casual style is definitely a plus! However, casual doesn’t have to mean you’re not arriving in style, right? The Leafset Sweatshirt by Madewell is a perfect casual holiday piece. The stencil leaves with a touch of beading adds that hint of design…almost as if your sweater has its own accessory. Wear it with skinny jeans or even a tulle skirt to add a lot more femininity to it. Click HERE to purchase.


Kash Shoes

If you’re looking for shoes and don’t feel like shopping at numerous locations to find the perfect pair, head over to Kash Shoes. They have a gorgeous array of shoes that will pair perfectly with the holiday look you’re trying to create. They carry brands such as Schutz, Vince Camuto, Pour la Victoire and more.


Host:Hostess Gifts

Whether you’re invited to a casual holiday dinner party  at someone’s house or cocktail party at a fabulous venue, I always thank the host for throwing a great party with a gift. With that being said, I have rounded up my top 4 gifts to give your favorite host and/or hostess.


  • Bubbles Champagne Flute Set is festive with its gold polk a dot on one and “cheers” on the other. Available at C Wonder – click HERE to purchase.
  • The Wine Bites book is perfect for the host who loves food and likes ideas for their next party. Available at Crate & Barrel – click HERE to purchase.
  • Vino Valet will help just about anyone who serves wine and lots of it at their holiday party . Available at Z Gallerie – click HERE to purchase.
  • The Pop, Fizz, Clink wine tote is the best gift to bring to just about anyone during the holidays along with a special bottle of bubblies. Available at  Kate Spade – click HERE to purchase.

All of the stores listed above are retailers located at Santana Row.  Please visit their site at or simply go!



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