11/05/2014

The Holiday Party Post

Plus Size Holiday Dress, Torrid Holiday

It's November, so I'm excited about the holiday pieces that come out during this time. Torrid also has some great gifts listed in their holiday catalog including a new fragrance coming out on 11/17. It smells lovely, like a light powdery/floral scent.  I am also super excited to shop for holiday clothes, I tend to gravitate towards colors: red, cream, and gold.  Anything sparkly or with sequins are a must as well. Torrid just released pieces from their holiday look-book. I actually got my mailer (with coupons) on Saturday and partnered with Torrid to style a few looks from the look-book.   This isn't my usual one piece three ways, but I did use the cropped convertible jacket in two looks.  It's my favorite piece from the collection.  The jacket can be worn as a blazer, then you can zip off the bottom and wear it as a cropped jacket.  Genius!! I love that I'm starting to see convertible pieces in plus.  It allows you to get more bang for your buck.  Now, let's get into these looks. 

Before 5pm office party:  I really loved this look.  My thought was that this would be a great look for those holiday parties in the office that begin before 5pm.  So you still have to work (and I use that term loosely, lol) for the first half of the day, then the rest of the day you are partying.  This is a way for you to look festive and office appropriate, and to be comfortable.  I know I blog full time, but I do remember what it was like to work a 9-5. Style Notes: I love love love these pants. They are high-waisted and give your body nice lines.  They have stretch and I got them in a Torrid size 4.  The shell I'm wearing is tucked in, but is long and flowy and can be worn untucked. I got the shell in a 3 to cover the hips.  I got the cropped jacket in a 3.  This is pretty true to size, so I should have gotten a 2.  The jacket is made from a ponte knit material and does contain stretch.   

After 5pm office party:  I put together this look for those of you that have the after 5pm holiday parties.  I love fall because I wear tights, and wear dresses that are a little shorter, but still have that coverage on my legs.  I love wearing red and this color is often hard to find unless it's around the holidays, so I'm always sure to grab some sort of red dress during this time. I paired with the cream convertible jacket for the arm coverage you may want, especially when you are with the office folk.  Style Notes:  I got this dress in a 22 and it fits like a cover.  It does have stretch. 

Holiday Weekend Break: You've been fancy this week and will definitely want to slip into something comfortable.  I chose these leopard pants with the relaxed fit and paired with the "lips" sweater.  Style Notes:  The lips sweater is a size 3.  I sized up for an oversized look.  I would normally do a 2.  The pants are a size 5.  I do have some of these pants in a 4, but there is no stretch and I sized up for extra legroom.  There is a drawstring to tighten the waist a little if you need it.  

Plus Size Holiday Dress, Torrid Holiday

Plus Size Holiday Dress, Torrid Holiday

Plus Size Holiday Dress, Torrid Holiday

Plus Size Holiday Dress, Torrid Holiday

Plus Size Holiday Dress, Torrid Holiday

Plus Size Holiday Dress, Torrid Holiday
1st Look: Jacket, Top, Necklace, Pants, Shoes | 2nd Look: Jacket, Dress, Clutch, Tights, Shoes | 3rd Look:  Sweater, Pants, Shoes, Necklace 
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This post was sponsored by Torrid,  all opinions and clothing styling is 100% my own.