5 Fabulous Dresses For Holiday Parties

(Disclosure: This sponsored post was made possible by Double Duty Divas and DressFirst.com. I was compensated for my work on this campaign. All opinions are 100% mine.)

It’s hard to deny the fact that the holiday season is upon us. Less than 2 months remain until Christmas and I’m already in the holiday spirit. I was even listening to Christmas music the other day!

Other than purchasing gifts, the most time consuming “task” on my holiday to-do list is finding clothes for my family to wear. I spend hours online and at the stores to find the cutest outfits for my boys but, to be honest, when it comes to finding outfits for myself I don’t put much effort into it. I head to the closest store {kids in tow} and browse for something dressier than my yoga pants and sweatshirts. Once I find a few things I head to the dressing room and throw them on while bribing my kids to be quiet and keep the door closed while I’m indecent. Once I find something that doesn’t make me feel fat I put my comfy clothes back on and head to the checkout hoping that I have something at home that will help complete the outfit.

Does anyone else shop like this? I hate it because it’s stressful and I never end up with anything I really like. Enter online shopping. This is a mom’s dream. I love that I can sit on my couch {in my comfy clothes} and look at cute clothes in silence. I can think about what accessories I have that will match with them instead of just grabbing the first thing I find.

One website that is fun to browse is Dress First. It’s full of dresses that would be perfect for holiday parties, pictures, and Church during the Christmas season. Here are 5 of my favorite cocktail dresses for Christmas parties and events:

Love the little cap sleeves on this one!


This is such a gorgeous color and the sparkle on the shoulders is a nice detail.


I don’t know if I’d ever be bold enough to wear this one but I love how sparkly the top is!


I love full skirts and this flowery one is extra cute.


Had to add one that’s a little plain. This is the type of dress I usually wear :)

Check out the site and let me know which dress is your favorite! They also have a nice selection of prom dresses and bridesmaid dresses.




Women’s Spring & Summer Fashions From Kohl’s {Giveaway}

I am so excited to be going to Collective Bias’ very first blog conference, #SoFabCon, next week! As an employee of Collective Bias I want to look my very best while representing the company and I don’t think the comfy pajamas and sweats I wear while I work from home are going to cut it. I have tons of cute clothes but not much that is fitting me nowadays so I knew I would have to go buy some. Thankfully, Kohl’s sent me a gift card to do some shopping and check out their Spring and Summer fashions.

My favorite item of clothing {other than yoga pants} are tank tops because I can wear them year round so I wanted to pick up at least a couple while shopping. I wanted to find a dress and a shirt I could pair with black pants for a dressier event at an art gallery and for Friday of the conference. I also needed some cute shirts to pair with jeans. If I found any accessories or a Spring purse that would be amazing, too!

Here are some of the items I chose:

Not one to wear white or horizontal stripes but I just loved this dress!


Loving the color of this shirt!


Earrings! These hoops are gorgeous!


One of two polka dot shirts I bought. I think I’ve owned one other polka dot thing in my life but I just thought these tiny polka dot tops would add a pattern to my otherwise plain wardrobe. This one has little cap sleeves. The other is a tank top like the blue-green one above.


Everyone needs a little blue in their wardrobe! This top is nice and billowy and looks cute with black pants. With the accents of yellow in the flowers I can even wear my bright yellow flats with it.


This Derek Lam dress is so fun. You can’t tell in the picture but it kind of bubbles a bit at the bottom. Still undecided on if I’m keeping this one or not because I’m not sure if I like how it looks on me.

I found a lot of great clothes and earned some Kohl’s cash just for shopping. I am going to use my Kohl’s cash to get some jewelry this week.

Need to do some shopping yourself? One lucky winner is going to win a gift card to Kohl’s. Think of all the cute items you can get!


One winner will win a $100 Kohl’s Gift Card


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Giveaway ends May 20, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. US residents, 18 and older only.

(Disclosure: As stated above, I received a gift card from Kohl’s to shop and I am an employee of Collective Bias so I will be attending the conference courtesy of CB. All thoughts are my own.)