‘Wear to Where’ blog tour + GIVEAWAY: Company holiday party

As I promised earlier this week, here is an extra special bonus post for my stop on the “Wear to Where?” blog tour, hosted by Katy of Wild and Wanderful / Handmade Escapade and Angelica of Gardening in High Heels. I signed up for the “company holiday party” theme, and I was inspired to create a look that would go from the office to an after-hours office party.

Also check out these ladies for other “Company holiday party” posts and ideas:
Fashionably Employed, Wild + Wanderful, and Gracious Threads

If you’d like to go straight to the LINKUP and GIVEAWAY info, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Librarian for Life + Style | Office to office party collage

For the office

I knew my new plaid sheath dress was the perfect foundation to build on, because it is so classic in shape and pattern. The dress is sleeveless now, and check out my post from Thursday that details how I personally tailored the dress to better fit me.

Librarian for Life + Style | Office outfit with plaid sheath dress

Librarian for Life + Style | Office outfit with plaid sheath dress

Staying with that classic vibe, I layered a basic black blazer over the plaid sheath dress. I added black ankle boots and a red patent leather skinny belt for a fun, playful edge. Pearl stud earrings and a tote bag finished off this practical, classic work look.

Librarian for Life + Style | Office outfit closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Office outfit with plaid sheath dress


For the office holiday party

Office holiday parties can be tricky to dress for. Since you are interacting and networking with colleagues, you probably don’t want to go too crazy or flashy. For me, the perfect company holiday party outfit says:  “I am off work, but I am still a professional.”

If the party time is scheduled after work, it would save time to start with your day work look and then just amp up your accessories!

Librarian for Life + Style | Office holiday party look

Librarian for Life + Style | Office holiday party outfit closeup

To take my work look from day to night, I switched from my tote bag to a bright red handbag, and I added bright red lipstick (this is a long-wearing lip stain, a practical choice for a party).

For jewelry, I kept my pearl earring studs and then added a vintage pearl lariat necklace from my grandmother and a vintage pearl bracelet from my mother-in-law. I had thought of wearing my jet statement necklace, as seen here, but then I spied the pearl lariat necklace in my jewelry armoire. I had never worn this necklace before, as I never knew quite what to do with it. But I love pearls, and I love that it is a reminder of my paternal grandmother — and this necklace is both classic (because it’s pearl) and a little quirky (the lariat shape and the tassels). It really stands out with this office party look.

Last but not least, I cuffed and pushed up my jacket sleeves, the final finishing touch that is more relaxed and says, “I am OFF work now.” 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Office holiday party look

Librarian for Life + Style | Office holiday party look


Librarian for Life + Style | Office holiday party look

And now it’s time for the “Wear to Where?” linkup + giveway!

The linkup

Be sure to head over to Wild+Wanderful or Gardening in High Heels to check out the other awesome bloggers, sewists and stylistas on the tour, as well as be able to link up your own looks and show us what you would Wear to Where!

The giveaway

Now let’s talk giveaway prizes for this tour!!

For the Sewists: Choice of 3 patterns from Cole’s Creations, Choice of 3 patterns from Made for Mermaids, Pattern of choice from Patterns for Pirates, Pattern of choice from Scientific Seamstress, Sewing-tee of choice from Sewing Stadium, Pattern of choice from Simple Life Pattern Co, Pattern of choice from StitchArt

For the Fashionistas: Set of 6 cards from Designs by Nicolina, 30 minute Social Media/Copy Consult by Gardening in High Heels, Tee of choice from Handmade Escapade, $20 Store Credit from Jenny Penny Designs, Tumbler from Joy+Tren

Wear to Where? prizes and sponsors

A big thanks to our amazing sponsors!
Cole’s Creations | Designs by Nicolina | Gardening in High Heels
Handmade Escapade | Jenny Penny Designs | Joy+Tren
Made for Mermaids | Patterns for Pirates | Scientific Seamstress
Sewing Stadium | Simple Life Pattern Co | Stitch Art

How to enter the giveaway

Just follow this link to enter the giveaway, open through Nov. 19:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

By the way, the giveaway link above opens in a new window, and you can either sign in with your Facebook account or with your email. The mandatory entry is to leave a blog comment (which you can do on this post), and then you will see the other entry options become available on the Rafflecopter widget.

Good luck!! The roundup and giveaway announcement will be Nov. 20.

The lineup

And be sure to visit the other awesome bloggers participating in the “Wear to Where?” blog tour!

Tuesday, November 10: Office Attire
Nicolina.Co, Fashionably Employed, Creative Counselor, Sprouting JubeJube

Wednesday, November 11: Brunch with the Girls
GLITZ a Beautiful Life, The Fashionable Eye, The Art of Oh, Scientific Seamstress, Rebel & Malice

Thursday, November 12: Date Night In
Hayes Days, Adventures in Aubreyland, HattieLu Handmade, Wally and Grace, Paisley Roots

Friday, November 13: Date Night Out
Gardening in High Heels, Wear.Wag.Repeat, If Only They Would Nap, The Wholesome Mama, Made by Sara

Saturday, November 14: Company Holiday Party
Librarian for LIfe + Style, Fashionably Employed, Wild + Wanderful, Gracious Threads

Monday, November 16: Workout Chic
Absolute Mommy, Fashionably Employed, Sweet Red Poppy, Baste + Gather

Tuesday, November 17: Coffee Shop Work/Blog Session
Style Studs and Lace, In Pursuit of Simple, A Jennuie Life, Call Ajaire

Wednesday, November 18: Touring Your City
Making Mrs. M, Absolute Mommy, Friends Stitched Together, Wining Wife

Thursday, November 19: Tailgate Attire
Hayes Days, Life with Lolo, Handmade Boy, Free Notion

Linkups:  Hello Monday, Monday Mingle, Sophisticated Style, Visible Monday,#iwillwearwhatilike, A Lovely Little a La ModeConfident Twosdays, Turning Heads,Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays,Trendy Wednesday, What I Wore WednesdayThrowback Thursday, Top of the World, What I Wore to Work/Summer Style, Thursdays Fashion FilesFashion FridayPassion for Fashion, Fun Fashion Friday, Charming Friday, Friday Favorites


30 thoughts on “‘Wear to Where’ blog tour + GIVEAWAY: Company holiday party

  1. Melissa

    The conservative styling of the work outfit would have never inspired me to transition to holiday. That is super smart and looks great both ways.

  2. robjodiefilogomo

    Great idea….It might be fun and appropriate to put a somewhat sparkly or bright cardigan on for the office party—-make it a tad less “officy”! You look great and I love the red belt over the black jacket!! jodie

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      Thanks, Elise! Yes, that was the challenge I set for myself, to see how much a difference just changing the accessories would make. And I like that all the accessories for the holiday party look — the jewelry and the red lipstick — could all fit in the red bag! 🙂


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