Thursday, November 21, 2013

Snazzy Pizazz

With holiday parties and events right around the corner, it's time to start jotting down ideas, pinning on Pinterest, scouring magazines, perusing your favorites stores and hopefully getting a little inspiration from this post today. 

Bronze Metallic Sweater: Wallis c/o // Shorts: The Limited (similar here and here) // Sequin Belt: NY&Co (similar here and here) // Zara Heels // Victoria Secret Sequin Clutch (similar here and here) // Lilac Bijoux Bow Bangle c/o // The Limited Necklace (similar) // Forever 21 Rhinestone Studs (similar)

They key to looking and feeling fabulous at any event is being comfortable. Keep in mind that you will most likely be standing the majority of the time, engaging in plenty of conversation while holding a plate of delicious treats and possibly a festive cocktail. Hopefully there will be a little dancing involved as well.

You don't want to be tugging on a tight dress, tucking undergarments back into place, sucking in the entire night or showing too much when you bend over...we all know what I am talking about here. 

What I put together today is an easy fix for all the "oh, no she didn't" moments I just mentioned. Everything I am wearing are classic pieces, just jazzed up a notch with sparkle, metallic sheen, minimal accessories and a sexy heel.

And when the parties are all said and done, wouldn't it be genius if you could actually wear it all again, maybe just not all together? I am here to remind you that you don't have to go out and buy a dress, skirt or top that you will most likely never wear again. I am all about some snazzy pizazz during this time of year, but I am also a pretty big fan of wearing things more than once. You with me? 

Now start planning those sassy little numbers and show me what you come up with!

Shanna

54 comments:

Alice Warren said...

I am in love with this look! I have always wanted to wear shorts with tights but don't' have the right pair. I think a pair I bought this past summer may work. I am all about using your clothes all year round.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

PatrĂ­cia M. said...

Perfect choice of colors! Metallic always such a gorgeous touch of bright!

<3
http://zazzish.blogspot.pt/

prettyanddelectable.com said...

So chic! Love the ankle boots and bow bracelet!

Susan Jeffries said...

That sweater is amazing! There are so many ways you can wear that after Christmas. I bought a sequin skirt from Old Navy but we really don't get invited to parties where we dress up. I guess I will wear it to the grocery store;) Susan

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Love this outfit, the sweater is gorgeous.

xo
http://pinksole.com

Inge Jane said...

Beautiful outfit! And you're right, you don't need to wear a little black (or sequined) dress to every holiday event there is. This is a perfect balance!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Shanna! I LOVE THIS! I'm working on a holiday party post for next week, and now I need to look for an outfit with shorts! Genius!

Meg Cady said...

What a great twist on the typical "holiday" dress!! You rock sista!

Because of Jackie said...

Oh hey, sassy britches:) You look AMAZING in the shorts and tights...I need to be brave and try it. Love the color palette of this look and that clutch is gorgeous!

Rebecca Lately said...

I love this! I'm not a fan of shorts, but I could do shorts/tights :)

Heidi said...

Love this look! Those boots are amazing and I love them with the tights and shorts look. Perfect!

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

Lewis Lane said...

I am going to Vegas for New Years and was thinking I would need a fun outfit to wear out. I might have to get this.

Silver {A Silver Snapshot} said...

I have a Christmas party this weekened, and I totally hope to replicate some of this outift! Thanks for the great idea! Happy Thursday!

♥Silver♥
A Silver Snapshot
asilversnapshot@hotmail.com

Natramirez08 said...

That's so true. It's even worse for me, because my birthday is Dec 19th, so even if I buy a nice dress for a Christmas party, I couldn't really wear it for my bday outfit, because it is a week apart! haha. If it was more separated, then I could probably get away with it! Your idea makes complete sense! AFTER I just bought a Christmas party dress. lol.

TheTinyHeart said...

I love all the sparkle in this outfit! Yay for putting together a holiday outfit with pieces that are already in your closet!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Uncommon Goods Giveaway!

Rachel Lynne said...

LOVE this metallic sweater on you, gorgeous! Also, tights with shorts, ALWAYS a win in my book!

Everday Fashion said...

What a great outfit!! Fun for any day but especially a holiday party!!!
xo, Lee

Kayla MKOY said...

Being comfortable at a holiday party is SO important! I love this outfit!!! I have a super cute pair of black shorts I could pair with some tights! LOVE!

Ladies in Navy said...

so cute! love your sparkle. :)

Always Maylee said...

So sparkly and chic! Love that you went with shorts. You'll be the best looking lady at any holiday party!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Alyssa said...

This outfit is perfect for the holidays, Shanna–I love a little glitz!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I love a subtle sparkle!

Ashley said...

Such a perfect outfit for the holidays!! I love this look, gorgeous girl :)

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Helene in Between said...

this outfit is perfect for the holidays! and i love the metallic sweater! gorgeous!

shine star said...

Nice outfit ;)

http://closertotheedgeblog.blogspot.com/

Kayla Gilbert said...

Cute Shanna! You look so good in your shorts! Perfectly sparkly! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Tori said...

oo man I just love this!! alot of ppl seem to be rocking the shorts with tights and I can't seem to get enough. I am def going to have to try it myself...you look great!! Perfect party attire!!

Tori
FashionBlingGirlyThings

Tracy Miller said...

It's a perfect holiday look!

Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

Kathrin Fastiggi said...

love!! i'm scared to try the shorts and tights look...i might thou...we'll see :)

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

Such a perfect holiday look. I really like the look of tights with shorts, but I've actually never tried to wear winter shorts before! Maybe this year will be my year. ;)

Carly said...

Omg that clutch, love it!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Abby said...

love love love this outfit! it's so holiday chic... and the glitz of the top just makes it so fabulous. i want to re-create this whole look! ;)

xo Always, Abby

Lu Ross said...

Being comfortable is a must for sure. You look so fabulous and chic! I had seen those gorgeous shoes on zara.com and really love them. Your metallic sweater is so beautiful and so is your clutch. Love black tights with shorts, skirts and dresses. They give an elegant touch to an outfit.

http://thefashioness.com/

Whitney James said...

The shorts and tights idea is genius. I've been wanting to try this for a while. I love the textures of the sweater too. You look GREAT and definitely holiday ready. :-)

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Ashleigh said...

I love this! Sparkly. And the shorts instead of a skirt makes it so sassy.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Sarah said...

Love this!! I have one (okay two) of those sparkly belts and I wear them with everything!!

Darcy said...

I love this look! The shorts look fab with tights underneath and since everything is the same color it keeps it so chic!
www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

Zarouhi Zaz said...

I'm a huge fan of shorts with tights, and loving all the metallics! Right now I am desperately scouring for a dress to wear to a winter wedding - I want long, but I'm a petite and I want to not freeze!! Sigh. If you have any thoughts let's see em Shannon!
Mama x
Mama-andmore.com

Anne H said...

You look so cute! I am re- thinking a couple of recent purchases for the holidays, you are so right about using things you have or aut least are not too restricting to holiday dressing.

Kacie Ellis said...

Your sweater is fabulous! Perfect for the holidays!

http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

Rachel said...

Obsessed with this outfit! I love the metallic-esque look of your top

Hallie Oceanside said...

gorgeous combo! I love the metallic, and that gold bow bracelet is ahhdorable!

Allison Shorr said...

I love that sweater! I just came across your blog and cant wait to read more!

Allison
xoallison.blogspot.com

Petra said...

Gorgeous outfit. Everything looks pretty together. Love it.
Happy friday.
xo, Petra

PS: my blog turns 2 today and I celebrate that with an outfit post + giveaway on http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

I love wearing sparkle, even more so around the holidays, but it's also true that feeling comfortable is important!

FitTravelerAJ said...

Comfort is KEY! I'm starting to rethink the dress I just got for the holidays...this would be a much better option!

I can totally see you wearing each of these pieces again! That sweater can be paired with jeans and cute boots, the shorts can be paired with a cute top or an oversized sweater.

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Rebecca said...

Definitely one of my fave looks of you Shanna..... You are looking so chic and so ready for the holidays in the shimmer top and those red lips are killing it!!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

JK Style said...

LOVE this so much! I need that sweater and clutch!

My-cliffnotes said...

I love to rewear too!

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fleurani said...

I am the same way Shanna, only invest in pieces that are at least 4 times rewearable and that can be combined mutil ways. So in in love with that metallic sweater.

PS: I have written you an email about your link up, did you get it?

ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Misty said...

I need to wear shorts with tights somewhere this year.

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