It’s hard to believe we’re in the midst of the holiday season again! Soon, we’ll find ourselves gathering with family and friends around a deliciously stuffed turkey, and only a few weeks later, tearing through gifts. There will be tables to set, special people to shop for (can’t forget our kids’ school teachers), and parties to attend. Then, before we know it, the season leaves us as quickly as it arrives.

Whether you’re hosting some of the holidays’ festivities or just partaking in the dining and dancing, you’ll need some amazing looks to wow your guests and fellow partygoers. But with the added rush, how does a girl find time to shop for herself? Well, you can do what I do…start your holiday outfits hunt in early November.

In this post, I offer you inspiration for a few of the season’s stand-out functions: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve! Of course, there will be other events, and when there are and you need help putting a fabulous look together, feel free to shoot me an email. I’m happy to help!

Thanksgiving Day Outfit Idea

Most years, I host our family’s Thanksgiving Day feast. For this reason, I search for an outfit that caters to my running around, overeating, and dancing. It’s all about cool comfort on Thanksgiving Day. 

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Savory stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie…what a healthy girl needs most on Thanksgiving is wiggle room! This beautiful top and skirt by BCBG have the perfect movement for hosting a family dinner and enjoying it too!

This nude satin number by BCBG is just perfect (see a similar style for less here)! It’s actually a top and skirt, so even though it may be a bit pricey for one occasion, you can wear each piece separately throughout the year. Imagine the top with skinny jeans in a dark wash (like these or these) and a white blazer or pair the handkerchief skirt with a chunky turtleneck sweater in ivory (try this one) and calf-high leather boots (check out this pair). These are only two examples, but the possibilities are endless.

To complete this easy-breezy look, keep your makeup and accessories simple. I also recommend giving your locks a lived-in vibe. This way when the heat rises in the kitchen, it will only work to emphasize your hair’s natural texture. When I tried this outfit on at the BCBG store, I chose to accentuate my waist with a tie-knot leather belt and stilettos in the same shade.  

Christmas Eve Outfit Idea

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If you’re going mad at Christmas, go Mad Woman! This beautiful mini dress by BCBG reminds me of the delicate and feminine styles of the 60s. Complete your look with simple yet ultra sexy hair, dramatic eyes, and a killer cocktail ring.

All of the season’s build up for this night – Christmas Eve. If you’re like me, you’ll have your family and some of your closest friends over for lechon asado (roast pork), morros (black beans and white rice), boiled yucca, and some serious Salsa dancing. I love to look festive on Christmas Eve, but I purposely stay away from the color red (except for on my lips sometimes). 

When I shop for my outfit, I gravitate to bold colors but will entertain a LBD if it has the right embellishments. Enter this lace, bell sleeve beauty by BCBG (see similar styles for less herehere, and here).  When I tried the dress on, I felt like I’d just stepped onto the set of Mad Men. The sheer stripes and delicate floral lace edges give the dress a sexy and sophisticated 60s feel. I instantly thought a voluminous half up half down hairstyle and bold eyes would set off the look. Add some falsies and a killer cocktail ring and you’re ready to jingle some bells! But wait — don’t forget your Mary Janes, which you can do in high or low heels.          

New Year’s Eve Outfit Ideas

New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday. It’s the bash of the year! What better excuse for buying another amazing dress, sipping lots of Rose champagne, partying alongside amazing friends, and dancing until your feet go numb? Sounds easy enough, but finding a dress suitable for all of these activities may not be.

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Ditch the LBD this New Year’s Eve and shine bright in these jewel-tone party dresses!

Maybe you feel most comfortable in black, but let me ask you this – are you okay with drowning in a sea of black dresses or do you want to shine brighter than the ball dropping in Times Square? Chances are if you’re reading this blog, you’re a girl who takes pride in your uniqueness. This New Year’s Eve, I challenge you to forgo what’s comfortable and opt for a jewel-toned dress like the ones in the image above featuring some of today’s hottest runway trends.

The holidays will be a distant memory before we know it. So, why not leave a lasting impression with one of these fashionable finds? Each so versatile, you’ll find they are the gifts (to yourself) that keep on giving, even long after the tree and mistletoe have been packed away. 

Happy Holidays!

Xo – Yve

Yvette Valencia
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My world is made up of faith, many blessings, and lofty dreams. I'm a wife of twelve years, mother to two amazing boys, and a career woman who owns and runs a content marketing company. Fashion and music move me.