Need to rush out the door from your desk job to a glamorous holiday fete? No problem. Here are a few key tips for making the transition as smooth as the egg nog you’ll be sipping with friends.

If you usually wear a dress to the office, try dressing down your party dress with a turtleneck, blazer, belt and flats (by day).  Take off the extras and layer necklaces and add a laceup sandal and tights for night -  or if you want to be edgier, work in a thigh high suede boot. 

Day Look: Heather Black Silk Cami Dress, Kersh Cropped Turtleneck Pullover, Dex Bordeau Trench Coat, Judy's B/W Belt, BC plaid flats.

Night Look: Heather Black Silk Cami Dress, Greylin Natalie Faux Fur Coat,  Sam Edelman Over the Knee Kent Boots, Kris Nations Hoops, Maya Moon studded clutch.

If your office is casual and you wear denim and booties every day, try wearing leatherette leggings with a flannel shirt and moto boots and then switching into a shimmery top, heels with a studded clutch for evening parties.

Day Look: Current Elliot Plaid Trucker Blouse, AG Black Leather Coated Pants, Frye Natalie Short Engineer Boots.


Night Look:  She and Sky Beaded Tank, AG Black Leather Coated Pants, Sam Edelman Elaine Heels.

Extra tips for quick holiday bling: 

  •  bring a silver or gold clutch, toss your lipstick and cell in and leave the tote in your trunk 

  •  hit the restroom and touch up your makeup.  Go from your office neutrals to night time dazzle with shimmery cheeks and eyes and red lipstick

  • Change out your basic black tights or leggings for something with patterns or colors 

  • switch from your basic daily earrings to a long crystal drop necklace or lariat style necklace