Who needs a LBD for Holiday Parties? Embrace the Modern Look of LBJs (Little Black Jeans)!

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Every magazine I read showcasing holiday glamour is featuring LBDs (little black dresses) or cocktail attire in every color of the rainbow, or full length gowns, or palazzo pants. But if you’re not into all of that and you’re a casual woman who wants to look glamorous, but not formal, The Advice Sisters suggest black jeans as the holiday look. The LBJ (or little black jean) can be just as festive for holiday parties as being trussed into shape-wear, panty hose, and heels. And even better, jeans are one of those things you can wear again and that won’t just take up room in your closet after that holiday party is over. Furthermore, you don’t have to spend a fortune on a great pair, and with that in mind, we tapped into some great ones fromand paired it with some killer accessories to make outfits you’ll be able to call investments, and wear more than once.

Every magazine I read showcasing holiday glamour is featuring LBDs (little black dresses) or cocktail attire in every color of the rainbow, or full length gowns, or palazzo pants. But if you’re not into all of that and you’re a casual woman who wants to look glamorous, but not formal, The Advice Sisters suggest black jeans as the new modern way to dress up for a holiday look.  The LBJ (or little black jean) can be just as festive for holiday parties as being trussed into shape-wear, panty hose, and heels. You will be more comfortable, for sure, and even better, you’ll save so much money, you can buy some great accessories instead of blowing your entire budget on a dress that is going to just take up room

With that in mind, we visited the   dENiZEN® from the Levi’s ® brand showroom, and looked at Denizen and Levis Signature jeans from Target and Walmart. Then we paired two of our favorite styles with some killer accessories to make outfits you’ll be able to call investments, and wear a lot  more than once.

 

 

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If you want your jeans to fit like they’re modern, but without such a low rise, try the Denizen Essential Stretch Curvy Skinny Jean (at Target srp. under $28.00).  It’s a mid-rise jean that compliments your curves without being a “mom jean” but it is also a comfy,  stretchy denim that holds its shape without sagging and bagging. The slim cut through the hip and thigh create a sleek silhouette, with a contoured waist for no gaping at the waist. Iconic back pocket stitching.

 

rd style sequin sweater

sweater2To make your jeans into a party-ready outfit, pair them with a party-ready top, such as this amazing, sequined navy blue seater by RD Style. It’s just $88.00. Small sequins adorn this loose-knit V-neck sweater with a sheer chiffon back, V neckline and long sleeves. It’s acrylic and polyester, but since it has all those sequins, you’d best hadn wash it. Thee sweater looks lovely when layered with a cami.

If you want to be more casual, but still show some style, add a chic scarf over a silky blouse, This one from Bindya NY is soft and elegant.  A mix of cashmere and silk, it is about $165 at most Bloomingdales and Saks 5th Avenue locations

If you want to be more casual, but still show some style, add a chic scarf over a silky blouse, This one from Bindya NY is soft and elegant. A mix of cashmere and silk, it is about $165 at most Bloomingdales and Saks 5th Avenue locations

UNDER $20.00  buys you these Signature by Levi Strauss Skinny Jeans (at Walmart srp. under $20.00).  These Women’s Mid Rise Skinny Jeans. sit slightly below your natural waist for a comfortable fit while the slimmer seat and thigh is designed to make you look long and lean. They’re a traditional 5-pocket jean with a skinny leg opening is perfect for going casual or dressing up your look. We like them with black heels, but you could do them with boots, too.  The high stretch denim is comfortable, and this jean is available in three different lengths (short, medium, long), 80% cotton, 18% polyester, 2% elastane • •Embellished back pockets •Sits just below waist •Slim through hip and thigh •Skinny leg opening •
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black clutchA funky evening clutch adds a dressy touch that’s not too much We like this one or something like it, from AMI Clubwear.  This website has all sorts of fun and funky clothing and accessories, and none of it is expensive. The silver studs and dangles on the black satin clutch are edgy, but the round clasp encrusted with little rhinestones is so ladylike and elegant. There is also a long chain inside, so you can wear this one as a cross body bag to dance the night away without having to leave your bag on a table.
Whether you are wearing a cocktail dress or a pair of chic jeans, jewelry and other accessories make the look.  This season, The Advice Sisters are going all out for watches and bracelets, because they are not just a way to make a statement,  unlike a lot of traditional pearls and rhinestones, these are pieces you an add to your everyday wardrobe after the party’s over.
This leather and Swarovski crystal studded cuff by Caroline Rocha is one of a kind and made by hand

This leather and Swarovski crystal studded cuff by Caroline Rocha is one of a kind and made by hand

These Anne Woodman Braided bracelets are available in 15 delicious colors and are hand made leather or vinyl . The wrapped wire makes it modern. They're just $24-$48

These Anne Woodman Braided bracelets are available in 15 delicious colors and are hand made leather or vinyl . The wrapped wire makes it modern. They’re just $24-$48

Sara Designs wrap watches are not the same old same old. This one is abut $300 and features that gorgeous rose gold finish, but she has other watches with leather, and all sorts of different looks, some even with beads

Sara Designs wrap watches are not the same old same old. This one is abut $300 and features that gorgeous rose gold finish, but she has other watches with leather, and all sorts of different looks, some even with beads

If you want a more traditional watch, this Armitron Gold Plated watch with Swarovski Elements: sparrkles without being too over the top. It's only $80!

If you want a more traditional watch, this Armitron Gold Plated watch with Swarovski Elements: sparrkles without being too over the top. It’s only $80.00!


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Alison Blackman Dunham aka. “Advice Sister Alison” and “The Advice Sisters” is a writer, photographer, online advisor, and lifestyles consultant. She has built her reputation offering readers a unique perspective on life, in print, in person and through the camera lens. Her focus is on advice, beauty, fashion, lifestyles, relationships and things that help make life easier, more successful and more fun. Please follow Alison on Twitter @advicesisters and check out her other web (advice-related) sites: leatherandlaceadvice.com & leatherandlacespice.com

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