It wouldn't be Christmas without a slew of holiday parties. When I say slew, I mean every other night for three weeks of holiday parties. It's exciting, fun, exhausting, delicious... did I mention exhausting and delicious? Cookies, cakes, candy canes and my favorite, cocktails. It's virtually impossible to not overindulge this time of year, so I have decided to embrace it all and pack on a few holiday pounds.
I always start the season with my cutest cocktail dresses. Always matching my jewelry and shoes and hairstyle. As I get a little closer to the end of the season, I get a little sloppy. I run out of cocktail dresses and energy and found a need for the perfect holiday party substitute. Something with stretch, something I can throw in the washer and dryer and something I can dress up or down.
The perfect solution: knit pants. I don't think I have seen a more versatile pair of pants in my life. The picture above was in NYC and I paired my knit pants with a top with leather embellishments and black booties. It was raining and cold that night and I couldn't have been more warm and comfortable. The next day, I paired the knit pants with a wool sweater and flats and took on the City. I couldn't believe how many compliments I got on these pants!
Everyone was asking me where I got them and when I told them Burlington Coat Factory, they were all floored. They'd be really floored if they knew I spent under $20 for them! The day I bought them, I was looking for a cocktail dress and walked out feeling a little deflated about my purchase of pants instead of a dress. After wearing them to drinks with the girls and then out shopping on 5th Avenue the next day, I realized I had totally scored.