Holiday Party Outfit – Little Red Dress

holiday party dress
I know – FINALLY – a holiday party outfit post with this perfect little red dress just in time for the next two weekends of social events. The animal print and strappy back of this dress are so playful and fun and just right for a night out with your favorite girls or even a Christmastime cocktail party!

holiday party accessories

french connection cocktail dress

french connection party dress

animal print cocktail dress

French Connection dress

Joes’s Jeans Laney heel (sold out in all black but linked to similar)

Rachel clutch c/o Elaine Turner

Alexandra earrings c/o Kendra Scott

fringe Ivy bracelet c/o Kendra Scott

Arden druzy bracelets c/o Kendra Scott

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipgloss in GameChanger

photos by Kaela Rodehorst Photography
makeup c/o Ashley Sievert Beauty

location is The Saint Hotel
shot as part of the French Quarter Stylecation
sponsored by the French Quarter Business Association

With so many opportunities to dress up this month, December is my favorite time to dress shop! All of the sparkles and glittery fabrics that I can’t ordinarily get away with wearing the rest of the year are just calling my name. I knew when I saw this red, leopard print dress by French Connection that it was meant to be, so I snatched it up to wear for either my annual friends secret santa dinner or Jordan’s firm Christmas party.

Instead of a normal pointy toe pump, I wanted to wear a standout shoe like these criss-cross ankle strap heels. I picked out metallic accessories like my gold clutch and fringe Kendra Scott bracelet. I kept my hair super simple – just down with light waves with the Alexandra statement earring.

I’ve seen way too many cute dresses to possibly wear myself, so I’m pinning them all on my Holiday Outfits Pinterest board because I’m hoping some of you guys are still looking for a fabulous dress and need my help! See the widget below to follow along with all my my new pins!

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Current Holiday Sales:

Amazon: Continuing to have Green Monday Sales.
Ann Taylor50% off full-price sweaters and pants with code JOYFUL50 / extra 40% off sale

Anthropologie: Extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRAMERRY
ASOS30% off select cold weather styles
Banana Republic40% off with code FESTIVE
French Connection: Up to 40% off select styles
Gap30% off regular price styles from 12/10-12/14
J.Crew: Up to 30% off with code MERRYMERRY
J.Crew Factory:  50% off everything including new arrivals
Kate Spade Saturday$25 off $100 / $50 off $150 / $75 off $200

LOFTeverything is 50% off + FREE shipping with code WRAPIT
Madewell: UP TO 30% off with code GOFORIT
Nordstrom: Up to 40% off select new markdowns
Piperlime30% off select holiday styles with code CELEBRATE

Neiman Marcus: Up to 50% off regular-price items / up to 65% off cashmere
Express – $25 off every $75 with code 1098 – last day
Nine West30% off entire purchase
Forever2125% off regular priced styles with code EMAIL25 thru 12/15
Rent the Runway20% off with code HAPPY2015

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  • Reply Tish Baily

    very pretty!

    December 12, 2014 at 3:38 am
  • Reply Constantine

    When you throw your next party remember the best holiday party ideas: make it simple, delicious, stylish, fun & economical to all! A great idea for cocktail parties I recently read about in a magazine is to use parchment paper as a luminary wrap around a glass votive candle holder.

    March 18, 2015 at 12:54 pm
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