What to Wear for Holiday Entertaining

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So, fashion isn’t really something that I cover here on House of Earnest, but if you follow me on instagram, you know I love sharing my outfits.  Since I spent 7 years working in the fashion industry, it’s definitely ingrained in me, but was sort of a conflict of interest to post about fashion while I was working at my last job.  So – I’m free and going to take the opportunity to share a little fashion with you guys today.

thread entertaining outfit

If you all don’t know about the shop Thread, it’s one of my favorite local boutiques and somewhere you can really find unique designer (and phenomenal artists’) goodies that we sometimes have trouble finding in the midwest.  Believe me, after traveling around the world, I have a bit of a picky palette.

Onto the issue at hand.  When entertaining friends and family (which is so prevalent around the holidays) I have a very specific ‘wardrobe’ that is my go-to.  I vary this wardrobe formula here and there, but there are a few basic tips that I follow for my shin-digs.

  • No sleeves – it gets hot when you’re running around, pulling stuff out of the oven, drinking libations, and entertaining your buns off.
  • Chiffon or satin top, something breezy… for the aforementioned reason.
  • Skinny pants (leggings if possible!).  They just are so easy, comfortable and really give a great top the focus.
  • Amazing shoes & Accessories.  No explanation needed.

I picked out this outfit from all of the pieces I tried on a Thread a couple of weeks ago and it exemplifies my entertaining style perfectly.  The top is unique, with two layers of chiffon and an animal print poking out from underneath.  The skinny burgundy riding pants are stretchy, but structured, and the amazing Rebecca Minkoff shoes, Lizzie Fortunato necklace, and Pluma Jewelry Ring really make it all much more glamorous.

You know how excited I get about sharing entertaining secrets, and going one step further to share my thought process on what I wear when I entertain.  There’s even more excitement where that comes from – the people at Thread are nice enough to offer a discount to all of you as well!  Just use the code HOUSEOFEARNEST when shopping online for 15% off your purchase!

Nice, huh?  Now we’ll all look quite jolly this holiday.

p.s.  Are you a Columbus local who loves Thread?  Come to their Grandview location THIS WEDNESDAY and shop our entire Grandiflora holiday collection.  Shop over cocktails and hang out with me and the Thread gang! 5:30pm-8:30pm at Thread Grandview.

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