Get More Mileage Out of Your Holiday Dress

Have you recently invested in a sparkly dress for the holidays? Don't let it sit in your closet! Here are six different ways to wear a sparkly holiday dress.

(This is my fourth guest blog post with Shecky's.com. You can see the post on their website here.)



1. Layer a black blazer and suede booties for a glam night out. Add a scarf and some skinny jeans (or leggings) for especially cold weather!

Dress: Wet Seal, $30
Blazer: Express
Belt: Forever 21, $8
Booties: Cynthia Rowley/TJ Maxx, $85
Scarf: Banana Republic, $20
Jeans: Gap, $35

Just like J:
1. Gap Blazer Cardi, $69.50
2. Flirt Catalog Sequin Mini Dress with Chain Straps, $59.50
3. INC International Concepts Dress Sleeveless V-Neck Sequin Tank Dress, $99 at Macyโ€™s
4. Modcloth Gold Dust Gal Dress, $90








































2. Tuck your dress into an A-line or tulip skirt and wear it as a shirt to the office, or to a holiday work party.

Dress (worn as shirt): Wet Seal, $30
Cardigan: Banana Republic, $30
Skirt: J.Crew, $45
Belt: Limited, $15
Shoes: Restricted/Endless.com, $39

 Just like J:
1. Forever 21 Wool Blend Tulip Skirt, $17.80
2. Express Sequin-Front Tank, $39.99
3. Charlotte Russe Sequin Mesh Tank, $22.50
4. New York & Co Red Label Matte Sequin Tank Top, $42.95









































3. Go casual by layering a sweater and army jacket over the dress. Add some lace-up booties to complete the look.

Dress (worn a skirt): Wet Seal, $30
Army jacket: Gap, $25
Sweater: American Eagle, $30
Booties: Forever 21, $33

Just like J:
1. Victoriaโ€™s Secret Belted Cargo Jacket, $69.50
2. New York & Co Red Label Matte Sequin Skirt, $49.95
3. Charlotte Russe Matte Sequin Mini $32.50









































4. Wear your dress as a skirt by layering on a collared shirt. Pair with some sexy pumps for a date or night out with the girls!

Dress (worn as skirt): Wet Seal, $30
Shirt: Abercrombie, $20
Pumps: Boutique 9, $70

Just like J:
1. Ann Taylor LOFT Striped Button Down Shirt with Pleats, $44.50
2. Charlotte Russe Matte Sequin Mini, $32.50









































5. Go preppy with a navy blazer and a rough brown belt. Another date-night look that will have you looking both sexy and sophisticated.

Dress: Wet Seal, $30
Navy blazer: Gap, $70
Belt: American Eagle, $5
Shoes: Restricted/Endless.com, $39

Just like J:
1. Gap Lightweight Wool Blazer, $98
2. Forever 21 Sequined Strapless Dress, $27.80
3. Wet Seal Ruched Sequin Dress, $25








































6. Finally, make sure to let your dress shine on the most sparkly night of the year - New Year's Eve! Pair with some metallic shoes and you'll be ready to ring in the new year.

Dress: Wet Seal, $30
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Shoes: Wild Pair

Just like J:
1. Wet Seal 2 Tone Sequin Dress, $28
2. Forever 21 Sequin Sweetheart Dress, $28

Which one is your favorite?