Sparkles are my favorite color. I heard a kid say that once and I couldn't agree more.

One of my favorite things to do is get dressed for a Christmas party because it's totally appropriate to sparkle! But there's a good and bad way to do glitter. Let's make sure we're doing it right this year and leave that all-over shimmer to Christmas ornaments.

Here are a few pieces from Ann Taylor and Dillard's in West Town Mall that are perfect options for your Christmas and/or New Years Eve party outfits!

I said it out loud in the store, and I'll say it again, sparkles and stripes? Yes please! Let this jacket from Ann Taylor do all the sparkling and pair it with anything from a pencil skirt and black t-shirt, to dark skinny jeans and a flowy red top. One thing is for sure, you won't have to do much, the jacket is gorgeous enough!

sparkly jackete

Speaking of gorgeous, how about this black and white tassel skirt from Ann Taylor? It would be perfect for a party with dancing (let's be real, even if there's not dancing you'll still want to shake it like a salt shaker). Because it's so busy with print and texture, pairing it with this gray sweater is perfect. It compliments the colors and the tiny diamonds add a little dash of shine. 

party outfit

I love the idea of going with a statement necklace. This gorgeous piece from Ann Taylor is the greatest combination of sparkle, glow and fun. Perfect for a top like this with dainty sparkles.

holiday party outfit

If you want to be the cool kid at the party, throw a moto jacket over a sparkly dress (both from Dillard's). I adore this look because it adds an element of cool to the elegance of the dress. Sometimes you don't know if the party will be more dressy or casual, so this look helps you straddle that line in style!

moto jacket with dress

This is a great top from Dillard's if you want to show some skin in an office-appropriate way...(Psst, it would look amazing with dark skinny jeans and black heels).

lace and shimmer

Have fun highlighting your favorite body part with sparkles, and get those sequins to stand out even more by mixing different textures!

For even more inspiration (and tips) watch my latest segment (here) from the WBIR morning show on FOX. 


Then click here for how to spread the joy to needy children this Christmas - West Town Mall has made it so easy to do! Also check out the Simon Mall lookbook for even MORE inspiration!

Merry Christmas!