It’s hard to believe that in just three weeks, I’ll be living in New York City. I’m so ready to finally spend my days in the buzz of the Big Apple; I’ve been dreaming of this move for years! The downside?: New York is expensive. Living in this beautiful city certainly comes with a price tag.
Looking cute at holiday parties is always a priority, but right now, my budget is pretty limited. So I’ve pulled together a few looks that will wow the crowd without breaking the bank.
Skater dresses look great on EVERY girl’s body: feminine and flattering, and even a bit forgiving (holiday cookie bloat is a strong possibility.) And the only thing that’s better than a skater dress is a jacquard skater dress. Pull together a blazer, bangle bracelets, and a strappy pair of pumps for an effortlessly chic look. $48: http://bit.ly/JasLFm
I am absolutely LOVING this light pink cocktail dress with delicate beading. Whether you’re meeting your boyfriend’s family, or spending time yours, a classic look like this will certainly impress everyone. Keep it fun with some chunky black ankle booties, or stick with a simple pair of flats if you prefer. $30: http://bit.ly/19hj0C5
Keep things elegant with this velvet dress. It reminds me of an adult version of my favorite party dress as a little girl (a velvet dress with Mary Janes of course.) The delicate detailing will keep you the center of attention without looking like a misplaced doily or centerpiece. Everyone will think you spent twice as much. $70: http://bit.ly/J1RHQ6
Metallic never looked so chic! The black and gold are subtle enough to make you shine without blinding the other guests. $60: http://piprl.me/1hrbGUl
I love paisley, and in wine, it perfect for the holiday season! The shape on this dress will make you look flawless and the wool blend is thick enough for a chillier evening. Totally modern Mad Men. $65: http://piprl.me/1fLxQ2X
Of course, there’s always the sheath dress. Wear a simple, dark, fitted dress with a gorgeous statement necklace as the main attraction. $50: http://gap.us/19hjng8 This Charming Charlie necklace is a perfect match that will catch everyone’s eyes. $30: http://bit.ly/19CnBgc
Still looking for tmore great LBD options? —check these out:
The beading at the bottom and the little cutout keep things interesting. Wear it out, or wear it at the family dinner — either way, you’re safe in this cute dress! $30: http://on.ae.com/1cWrJZ9
Maybe a bit less conservative, but this neckline is so bold next to the feminine skirt that it really looks beautiful. It’s simple but a bit unexpected. $55: http://bit.ly/1fLw95G
This is the perfect combination of two big trends, peplum and lace without overdoing it. Sophisticated. $44: http://bit.ly/1gKDDZF