Today, I’m sharing something a bit different with Four Christmas Party Looks You’ll Love + the new Holiday Style Shop.  I shared multiple looks with you last week with What to Wear for Thanksgiving and y’all loved it!  This post also has several options for both dressier and more casual holiday parties.

With Thanksgiving being late this year, Christmas parties will be here in just a few days!  I love this season and having a few things I’m excited to wear, makes getting out the door so much easier!  So while we are prepping for Thanksgiving, we need to think a head a bit, too!

Gold Brocade Lilly Pulitzer Dress / Pearl Hoops / Similar Gold Sandals

I adore this shimmery gold shift dress from Lilly Pulitzer that I featured in the AWL x Jackopierce Playlist post.  There is nothing like a great fitting shift from Lilly.  The gold brocade and the thick gold braid trim are Holiday perfection!  So many of you ask for styles with sleeves and this is a great option.

Velvet Top with Ruffle Sleeves / Velvet Joggers / Black Leather Bow Bag / Black Sandals / Lagos Square Caviar Hoops / Lagos Sugarloaf Bangle Set

I’m in LOVE with this velvet top and velvet jogger pants from my friends at Southcott Threads.  Talk about the perfect casual look for any holiday event!  The bamboo velvet is soft, doesn’t crush and feels like a dream!  You’ve seen Southcott in my packing lists from Italy and South Africa and the beautiful velvet and lace top from last year’s How to Wear Jeans to a Holiday Party.  Don’t worry a new one is coming soon!

Gold Balloon Sleeve Sweater Dress / Pearl Hoops / Nude Sandals

This gold sweater dress from Lilly Pulitzer is a beautiful and cozy option for parties.  The balloon sleeves and slim but loose fit of the body make it a flattering and comfortable party dress.  This photo also gives you a sneak peek of my Christmas tablescape coming next week on a home tour with some of my friends!

Velvet Fit and Flare Dress / Black Bow Bag / Black Jeweled Earrings / Black Sandals

This black velvet dress from Draper James is the quintessential holiday dress.  The fit is amazing and the flat bows on the shoulder are perfect.  Reese and her team have perfected the fit and flare.

Navy Swiss Dot Dress / Similar Gold Clutch / Similar Gold Sandals

Navy is always a great alternative to black any season.  This navy Swiss dot dress is festive but light weight so a great year-round party option.

Bonus Look!

Alicia Wood, Dallas Lifestyle Blogger, Dallas Fashion Blogger, One shoulder Velvet Sheath Dress, Tory Burch Kira Clutch, Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong Sandal, Tory Burch Reva Bangle Watch

Eliza J One Shoulder Velvet Dress / Black Sandals / Similar Sliver Clutch

I just realized this amazing dress is back in stock this year!  This was the most popular dress of 2018 with my readers.  Don’t miss this!

I’ve gathered pretty holiday styles from our favorite retailers to save us all a bit of time.  I’ve left style notes and comments on the items below.

I’m working diligently on a post for Wednesday you won’t want to miss!  So many retailers are starting Black Friday early so I’ll have all the details on the best sales for you Wednesday am!

And not to forget that Thanksgiving is in just a few days, there is inspiration for both holidays on the HOLIDAY tab above that includes recipes and tablescape ideas.  I hope you’ve subscribed to my newsletters and received the Thanksgiving Newsletter filled with my favorite recipes and more.  There are 4 Christmas Newsletters on their way, each with a different theme, so subscribe now!  You’ll also get copies of my 4 eBooks including Holiday Entertaining!

Get more inspiration on these category pages: Personal StyleInteriorsMy HomeFoodEntertainingTablescapesBeauty and Travel.   You can also access all the Gift Guides below.  Time to get everyone checked off your gift list!

Happy Monday and Short Week!



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Alicia Wood Lifestyle Holiday Gift Guide

My Style

A fresh approach to classic style.
Best Valentine’s Gifts for Him

Best Valentine’s Gifts for Him

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away so it’s time to start thinking about what to get the men in your life! No matter his style or hobby, I’ve found gifts sure to make him smile.

2020 Ski Chic Style Shop

2020 Ski Chic Style Shop

Our family took a trip to Telluride, Colorado over the holidays and had such a wonderful time! It’s those trips that our family will cherish forever. While I was there, I got a lot of questions about what I was wearing, so I thought it was time to share the 2020 Ski Chic Style Shop. With MLK Day, President’s Day, and spring break around the corner, you might be planning the perfect ski vacation. Which means you need the perfect ski outfit!

Reader Style Survey 2020

Reader Style Survey 2020

Today, I would love your input on this Reader Style Survey!  As I’ve hinted, I’m working on a big style project.  It is one that will be quite time consuming on my part but it will help you with a question I get over and over again.


Discover Alicia's clean beauty favorites and skin care routines.

Clean Beauty Finds at Nordstrom

Clean Beauty Finds at Nordstrom

If you are looking to make the switch to Clean Beauty, Nordstrom’s Beauty Department is filled with great options to get you on your way to clean and beautiful. Including brands like Chantecaille, Kopari, Tata Harper, Sunday Riley, Mario Badescu, Deborah Lippmann and so much more!

Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home

Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home

I love my skin after a spa facial and always wish I could re-create it at home. I’ve perfected Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home!

Best of 2019: Style, Beauty And Lifestyle

Best of 2019: Style, Beauty And Lifestyle

2019 was quite a year!  It has been so fun to look back at the most popular posts and all that happened on Alicia Wood Lifestyle and in our lives.  Today, I’m sharing the Best Blog Posts of 2019 for Style, Beauty and Lifestyle.  I’ll be sharing Home, Food/Entertaining and Travel next week.

Food & Entertaining

Here you'll find delicious recipes for just about any occasion. The perfect, most delicious recipe is just minutes away, as well as the essentials for entertaining with style and ease.

Food & Recipes

Family favorites and seasonal menus.


Tips on setting a beautiful table.


Get inspired with entertaining tips.


My Home

Welcome to my home. Enjoy the tour!

Interior Inspiration

All my favorite finds for beautiful, everyday living.


Some of life's greatest treasures are memories through travel.

Have A Travel Challenge: Take a Cruise!

Have A Travel Challenge: Take a Cruise!

“Anything but a cruise!”   Maybe you feel the same way?  Believe me, I get it.  I had always said the same thing but my friend Kelly Gruber, founder of Sherry Lane Travel changed my mind and showed me how it solves a travel challenge! 

Best Of 2019: Travel

Best Of 2019: Travel

Our travel for 2019 was truly a dream come true!  Today, I’m sharing our travel from last year as a way to inspire your 2020 travel planning.

Wanderlust Wednesday: Best Gifts For The Traveler

Wanderlust Wednesday: Best Gifts For The Traveler

This is a little bit of a different Wanderlust Wednesday for you today! I’m sharing the next Gift Guide…Gifts For The Traveler! In this post, you’ll find the perfect travel gifts for yourself or someone one your list that travels for business and/or pleasure.