winter partying

dressing for a winter partyon top: Aqua top (old), Nordstrom’s blazer on bottom: BCBG skirt in-between: Hue tights, Shoemint heels, vintage bag, Stella & dot, Dogeared, & Gorjana necklaces

Sometimes it is just plain painful to go out at night during the winter.  Getting dressed up and going to a dinner or party just doesn’t seem as fun as staying at home in a big sweatshirt and ordering take out.  At times when going out is required I can often be found in something large and oversized that resembles a scarf/sweater/blanket combo.  However, I suppose there are times when that kind of dress is unacceptable.  In those cases it is good to have some essential pieces on hand to make getting dressed up slightly less torturous and actually a little fun.

  1.  A fun black skirt.  My ruffled BCBG one is old,  but I’ve been dying for a tulle or feathered one.
  2.  A good statement shoe.  Mine are shoemint, but these leopard ones would be amazing.
  3.  A multipurpose blazer.  I have so many it’s a little embarrassing but I wear them all the time.
  4.  Colorful or printed tights.  Just don’t wear nude.  EVER.

What’s your go-to for dressing up in the winter?

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  • Rachel

    Going out in the winter is the worst! I hate wearing a jacket because then I’ll lose it, so I usually stick with a blazer or a long-sleeve top and try not to freeze. Love colored tights, too!

  • Alyssa

    Tights are a must for me in the winter–I always try to be a little bit playful with them! You look gorgeous.

  • cait & val

    LOVING those colored tights!
    especially paired leopard shoes!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  • Raindrops of Sapphire

    I absolutely love this look! I love burgundy, black and white and I never thought about pairing the tights with a dress! I have burgundy tights, but haven’t really worn them yet. Thanks for commenting on my blog too! 😀 😀

  • Camden

    Loveee the outfit! You look gorgeous!

  • Meredith

    Those burgundy tights are the perfect way to jazz up a LBD. So pretty!

  • LesliMarie

    I love the tights with the leopard shoes!


  • Chelsea

    You look gorgeous and the colored tights are such a fun pop of color!

    Chelsea & The City

  • Kayla

    I LOVE the plum tights! I have some from J. Crew that I try to pair with as many outfits as possible. You look great!


  • Always Maylee

    I love the color of your tights, they are so fun. And the leopard heels are perfect. You look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  • Jenn

    I tend to fall into the plain-old black tight options again and again. I do have a darker teal and a heather grey option, but I always feel funny in them. Your purple ones look great!

  • Amy

    Love it!! Especially with the tights and heels!!

  • Kristina

    I love those colored tights!! I usually dress in layers for going out in the winter since it’s so cold inside but often too hot inside. And I tend to replace my heels with a pair of tall boots.


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  • Sam Muses

    I LOVE plum tights and leopard print heels – gorgeous!

    Sam Muses xx
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  • Julie

    I agree! Going out in the winter is a PAIN with all the layers, but LOVING this outfit!! xo, Julie

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  • Carly

    Hi lady –
    Thanks for stumbling on my blog and for the comment. I’m so glad you did so I could find yours!


  • Mia@Razzle Dazzle Rose

    Love the color of the tights with the leopard print heels!

  • Britt+Whit

    love this winter look!

    love from San Francisco,

  • Anna

    oh my goodness, you look stunning! Adore this outfit. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xo

  • Genie

    I love your winter outfit alternative, because even though during these cold months I would much prefer the comfort of my own couch, I do love the pieces you’ve pulled for a get together. In particular the white blazer and leopard print heels are pretty sweet! I’ve been looking for a structured white blazer for such a long time, hopefully I’ll find one soon… Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I hope to see you back soon :)


  • Rachel Ashley

    Love those tights and shoes! Super cute look!

    Rachel Ashley

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