For my final installation in my holiday party looks series, I am focusing today on the Glitzy Girl! This is a woman who likes to sparkle like a 10 carat diamond and is not afraid of drawing attention with bold, shiny, over-the-top statement pieces. For my Glitzy Girl look, I chose a beaded jacket straight out of the 80s that I found at a thrift store for $15! As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be the perfect statement piece to make a simple black outfit look like a million bucks! (While I was taking this picture an older woman was sitting on a bench right next to me, just staring as if I had arrived on a spaceship from outer space. So, the moral of the story is that a beaded jacket is perfect for a holiday party. Not so much for a Sunday afternoon in the suburbs.)

Embellished Jacket Holiday Party Outifit

Sequin Dress

Nothing says sparkle like a dress covered entirely in sequins! These dresses are designed to skim the body, but they are very flattering as the heavy embellishment keeps any lumps or bumps concealed. I love these dresses paired with a jacket of contrasting texture…fur, feathers, or velvet are perfect options. With all of the action happening in your dress and jacket, be sure to keep your shoes and jewelry simple. I like a clean, simple sandal to lengthen the legs and delicate jewelry pieces with sequin dresses.

Sequin Jacket or Pants

Wearing your embellishment on a jacket or pair of pants is a perfect alternative for women who hate dresses. I have linked several amazing options for you, but your local thrift store is also a great place to find this at an affordable price! (We have come full circle and the clothing of my youth is now considered vintage) With a heavily embellished jacket, keep the rest of your outfit simple with solid black pants or a simple black sheath dress.  I also love switching the sequins up to the bottom half of the body and pairing them with a fun peplum top or blazer. If you are concerned about having coverage for the bum with sequin leggings, a long tunic sweater would also look great!


There are so many fun ways to incorporate metallics into your holiday look, from an entire dress made of metallic fabric to a more subtle silver or gold shoe. I love the idea of taking a simple black dress that you already have in your closet and updating it for 2017 with a shiny pair of metallic booties and a sparkly clutch. Whether you prefer silver or gold, these are looks that can be created without spending a lot of money!

I hope you found some new inspiration for your next holiday party with these looks! If you are still on the hunt for the perfect outfit, be sure to check out my other party posts!
All the ❤︎,