How to Shop Smart for Your Christmas Party Outfit


I hope that everyone’s December is off to a great start! Christmas spirit is in full swing around here. I’ve decorated my little tree, started my shopping, and am making my way through all my favorite Christmas movies. I’m excited to go look at some beautiful Christmas lights and make a trip up to the snow! For those of you who don’t know, Sacramento is just a short drive from a winter wonderland up at Lake Tahoe.


With the holidays in full swing, there’s no end to the fun parties and events to attend! While all of this is incredibly exciting for your social life, shopping for multiple Christmas party outfits may not be so fun for your wallet. Most of the time when we purchase holiday outfits, we choose a dress that can’t really be worn for much else in life and ends up sitting in our closet ‘till the following years holiday parties. Where’s the fun in that? This is why I love investing in separates! I chose to go with this cold shoulder top and pleated skirt because not only are these pieces very on trend for this winter season, but they can be styled for several other looks and occasions. The unique combination of red and grey really catches your eye, making it an outfit that will stand out among all the black you’ll be seeing at your holiday parties. I accessorized with a cute long necklace for a bit of sparkle and sweater coat for a statement making layer. If you’re looking to go a bit more glam for your Christmas party outfit, I think this would be dreamy with with a fur coat and sparkly earrings for an elegant evening out. The thing I love most about this skirt and top is that they can have a life after the party and that’s something I’m all about!


If you’re ever in need of some outfit inspiration this holiday season, one place that is always a huge help to me is Pinterest. I’m such a visual person, so it really helps inspire me when I need different outfit ideas and ways of styling things. Christmas parties are no exception! Check out my Holiday Christmas Board for more ideas for your Christmas party outfit.


You can find all these pieces at fashion blogger Olia Kedik’s upcoming Pop-Up Shop, Oliamoda Holiday Edition. Come out on this Saturday, December 10th from 12-7pm to Skool on K here in Sacramento. For more details about what you can find at her shop go here!
Thanks for reading!

Meaghan xx


Photography by Alina Tyulyu & Olya_DB 



  1. Jessicaw on December 9, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    I love that skirt! It is so fun and twirly! And I love how you matched your top to your shoes!
    xo Jessica

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 9, 2016 at 11:45 pm

      Isn’t it pretty?! It’s the perfect twirling skirt! I would never normally match, but I tried it and it looked right : ) xx

  2. vanessa on December 9, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    That skirt and this color combo is perfect! Have a great weekend!

    Vanessa |

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 9, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      Thank you, lovely! It’s such a fun color combo that I’ll definitely be doing again. Happy holidays xx

  3. Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary on December 9, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I love that skirt! I just show a few upcoming posts with skirts for the holidays too! Love this look!

    xo, Amanda |

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 9, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      Pleated skirts are the best! I’m glad I found someone else who loves them just as much : ) Hope you have a wonderful weekend Amanda xx

  4. Amanda Maxwell on December 9, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    I love this color combo! And everything about this post- it is so true that most of the time Holiday party dresses end up sitting in the closet from Jan 2 on!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 9, 2016 at 11:52 pm

      Thank you so much Amanda! The color combo kind of just happened and I was like, “Yes!” Haha. Glad you enjoyed the post. I hope you’re enjoying your London Christmas season! Happy Christmas xx

  5. Vanessa Espinoza on December 9, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    You are lovely! I adore the pops of color on this outfit!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 9, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      You’re so sweet, thank you very much! I hope you have a lovely weekend Vanessa. Happy holidays xx

  6. Ruthie Ridley on December 9, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Such a great post!! I love this outfit SO much!! Killer babe XO

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on December 9, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      Always the sweetest, my friend! Hope you’re enjoying this holiday season with your family xx

  7. Mary on December 11, 2016 at 3:51 am

    i love a good pleated skirt, it goes with everything!

  8. Anna on December 12, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    This is a fabulous outfit! Love everything and those shoes are amazing! XO ~Anna

  9. Katherine Clemins on December 12, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    This outfit gives me life!! Yes!

  10. ERICA LEBOW on December 13, 2016 at 1:05 am

    I love your skirt! It looks fabulous! And that sweater is awesome! I need it!!


  11. Angelle Marix on December 14, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Oh my goodness.. obsessed!!! I love pleated skirts!! And, Love how you styled it ❤️❤️


  12. Sumana on January 17, 2017 at 5:04 am

    Such a cute skirt babe! I love how you paired it with the cold shoulder! Definitely following you on instagram!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 27, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      That’s very sweet of you, thanks Sumana!

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