Last week, I told you guys I had some surprises for this week, and I didn’t lie.  First, yesterday’s post was pretty fun, right?  (This is when you agree with me, regardless of your personal opinions).

Well, the next three days are going to be even more fun, because we’re going to Christmas parties!  And by we, I mean you so that I can live vicariously.  My social calendar in Georgia has a few more holes in it than it did in Virginia Beach, and I have no fancy parties to attend this year.  What I do have, though, is fancy dresses!  So, this past weekend, I pretended I was going to parties, planned out three totally different looks – complete with hair and make-up changes – and had a grand old time.

If you’re looking for something to wear for your parties, allow me to make some recommendations.

First up, the trendy Christmas party.  This is the party with your hipster friends, the office party if you work in marketing and the party is at a loft bar in the gentrified part of town, or any sort of holiday cocktail party (would also work for NYE).

1 - trendy party dressYou can also wear this dress to hang out with your brand snob friends and let them know it’s Kate Spade, omitting the fact that you bought it at Marshall’s for $30.

All you need for this party is a cute little mod dress with trendy booties.  Add some sparkle (because, Christmas), and you’re ready to go!

I wanted to show you my makeup too, just because I think makeup is super fun. But, capturing the colors accurately, while also not making an expression too embarrassing for public display, is not as easy as one might think.  So, this is the best we have.  I went for a mostly monochromatic look – pink eyeshadows (cream and powder), burgundy liner, and raisin (maybe more like Craisin) lipstick.  And here is the bathroom selfie:

PhotoGrid_1418175404733One party down…too more to go!