Holiday Party Looks Under $150: The Casual Work Bash

We all end up attending a frabjillion holiday parties, and want to look like the belle of the jingle ball at each one. We've also all got to-gift lists as long as our arm. Budget-wise, those two statements don't always go hand-in-hand, so each of us OB editors have come up with a complete head-to-toe holiday party look for different types of parties for $150 or less. That way, you'll look like the special snowflake you are, while still having a little cash left over to buy Great Aunt Mildred that bath powder set she's been dropping hints about.

Not everyone's employer has a ballroom booked at the Ritz. Even if your company shindig involves carpooling to the local Red Robin after work, or maybe even just milling around your cubicles while sampling your manager's special recipe green bean casserole, you still ought to dress up a teensy bit. Leave the obvious holiday colors at home; you won't want to feel like you're wearing a costume all day long. Instead, bring that holiday feeling to your ensemble with cute wintery accessories. A clutch will make you feel more like you're at a party, but bring one with an optional strap to make it easier to double fist margaritas shake hands and eat sliders.

Moose Charm Necklace ($2)
Women's Flutter-Sleeve Jersey Dress ($30)
Hue Nordic Fairisle Sweater Tights ($20)
Wanted Swiss Boot ($45)
Josie Wallet Clutch ($45)

mitchy-dino.jpgMitchy here: I'd be happy to never put on another pair of pants. What this means for you is that I love all kinds of dress shopping - especially cute patterned dresses and party dresses. I also love colorful apparel and jewelry as well as vintage-styled home decor. Other things I don't usually put on resumes: expert cat wrangler, road tripper, and connoisseur of bad movies.

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