Holiday Gift Guide: Holiday Dresses & Clothes {from Katja}

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Holiday Party Glamorous

Part of the Holiday season is all of the Holiday Parties! No more fancy cocktail parties in NYC for me, my parties this year are easy last minute get-togethers with friends here in Sweden. Regardless the function… dressing for the Holiday parties is almost as much fun as the party itself. They say dress for the job you want, I say dress for the fun you want to have!

A little bit of Holiday Party inspiration for you comes from model, DJ, fine artist and It Girl Alexandra Richards, the daughter of Rolling Stones Keith Richards and super model Patti Hansen. She is the cover girl for the Harper’s BAZAAR en Español, December 2012 issue and was photographed by Benjamin Kanarek.

Alexandra Richards wears Lanvin, Roberto Cavalli, Christian Dior, Chanel, Burberry Prorsum, Moschino, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada in the photos.. but you don’t have to go high fashion to look Holiday Glamorous. Here are some of my finds that give you the look and saves you some money for the Christmas gifts too.

1. Faux-fur vest ($248)
Instead of a fur-skirt, opt for something more practical. The BCBG faux-fur vest keeps you warm in the parties and updates even your old LBD to trendy.

2. Sequin Twiggy Dress by Rachel Roy ($159)
The Sequin Twiggy Dress by Rachel Roy is an inexpensive investment that goes from the Christmas parties to New Years Eve and then some. Glitter and glam from a party to another.

3. Lightweight Stretch Georgette Fantasy Skirt W/ Tiered Lace And Feathers ($295)
Lightweight Stretch Georgette Fantasy Skirt with Tiered Lace and Feathers by Donna Karan is a step up from the sequin dress. If you are looking for trendy, you can’t go wrong with feathers and lace this year. This will turn heads and yet it’s “just a skirt” making it more playful than a dress.

4. Diane von Furstenberg Lace Dress Zarita ($325)
50 celebrities, fashionistas and TV personalities and Hollywood stylists can’t be wrong. The Diane von Furstenberg Zarita lace Dress must be the most forgiving and comfortable dress out there. It’s been seen on TV shows, red carpets and on A-listers numerous times, and I can see why just looking at the pictures. It’s gorgeous and definitely Holiday Party glamorous. Plus it comes in several different colors.

red glamorous Holiday party dress,

5. Kahlo Gathered Bodice Flare Dress ($597)
The priciest yes… but the Kahlo Gathered Bodice Flare Dress by Alice and Olivia is the dress to impress this Holiday season. The fluttering tiers of chiffon create an elegant evening look and the bold red will leave even Santa second.

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About Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal is an international lifestyle expert, originally from Finland. Katja shows how to live globally inspired life to the fullest. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks. She is a board member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association, award-winning social media strategist, and a well-known speaker in the social media conferences. Katja has lived in four different countries, and seven states in the USA, and married to a helicopter pilot. Their three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.

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  1. All perfect for the holidays! Im seeing peplums all around NYC :)

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