Painting the Town Red and Green: Holiday Party Season

Christmas lights line Newbury Street, the Starbucks Holiday cups are back, and Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is You” echoes through the winter air, that’s right!

Yes! It’s that time of year again. Caitlin Mann and I started off this Holiday Season by attending a party with some of Boston Fashion’s elite to celebrate the wonderful, and dear dear friend of mine Jane Conway Caspe, who you might remember as one of Boston’s best runway coaches, who helps prepare the models for BC’s own ArtsFest and last year’s The Green Show.

What pre-even ritual is complete without the perfect self-timer photo…it only took us three tries and a camera mounted on a vase, coasters, and package of gum, points for creativity!

Caitlin wore a BCBG printed shift dress and black patent heels, while I opted for a form-fitting  Rugby turtleneck dress and pink python pumps. Jay Calderin, founder of Boston Fashion Week, and friend was kind enough to snap a much higher quality of us taking in the atmosphere.

As you prepare for parties of your own during this holiday season……

1. Consider your destination-How far are you going to be walking? Perhaps the platform pumps are not as realistic an option as your pointy toed kitten heels! Though I’m always one to say “no pain no game!” So consider your own comfort level  and fashion sense when mulling over your footwear options. Also, as far as picking a destination, if you haven’t seen Boston Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, you are missing out…and tickets are still available at http://www.bostonballet.org/

2. Consider the occasion- For instance the ballet is no place for jeans and a sweatshirt, so dress to suit the gorgeous Boston Opera House. So opt for a nice party dress. I’m very partial to this option from Zara for only $79.99 ! With the classic shape, you can wear this dress out on the town with friends or at any black tie event. When purchasing a dress, it’s always a good idea to try to think of at least one other occasion you could use the garment for, this helps ease any bad case of buyer’s remorse!

3. Consider your role at the party-You don’t want to be that girl who overdresses and outshines the birthday girl, so too you don’t want to be the hostess without the mostest.

So stay warm, and look even hotter!

xoxo Amelia

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