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Holiday Party Styles

The Shop Girl says: Goodbye turkey, hello holiday parties!

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Goodbye turkey, hello holiday parties. The party circuit is upon us, and that means it's time to dress to impress.

The little black dress is always in style but this season we are seeing white as well. Fashion has loosened up quite a bit from just five years ago. For example, you used to have wear a heel with a dress, period. Now there are so many options for footwear, like peep-toe booties and high-calf boots. No matter your choice in footwear, remember it's always better to dress up than down. That way, if you make a fool out of yourself at your company party, they won't really notice anything but your dress.

Dress up, and drink up the season.

Miriam ribbed compact dress - A.L.C.
  • A.L.C.
  • Miriam ribbed compact dress

A.L.C. Miriam Ribbed Compact Dress, $495 Joli, 1635 Redstone Center, Park City, 435-901-5064
This long-sleeve ribbed knit dress has a flared skirt, round neck, A-line silhouette. It is even more beautiful in person. White may not seem like an obvious choice for winter, but the rules have changed, and this simple dress has "holiday" written all over it. Joli is a women's boutique that was formerly in Sugar House. The boutique moved to Redstone Shopping Center in Kimball Junction (next to Splendor). With expanded clothing lines from Nicole Miller, A.L.C. and Misha Nonoo, this shop is well worth a trip to Park City. New store manager Jennifer Francis is skilled and professional at helping pick out just the right dress for you.

le sheer tank; Gates gold skirt - FRAME; A.L.C.
  • Frame; A.L.C.
  • le sheer tank; Gates gold skirt

Frame le Sheer Tank, $169, A.L.C. Gates Skirt in gold, $595 Cake Boutique, 577 Main, Park City. 435-649-1256 CakeParkCity.com
Black silk tank has a loose silhouette, thin straps and a V-neck that is detailed with a sheer insert. Skirt is a pleated metallic gold, side slit, banded waist, back zip and measuring about 25 inches in length, which is knee-length for most. I can't get over this outfit. I will not get over this outfit. It takes my breath away. Upon donning this outfit, please drink lots of champagne.

Casino dress - SANCTUARY
  • Sanctuary
  • Casino dress

Sanctuary Casino Dress, $130 Apt. 202, 955 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City. 801-355-0228, Apt202Boutique.com
A classic little black dress, perfect for any holiday party. Jeweled high neckline, zip closure at back, shift silhouette, above the knee. You can't go wrong with the always classic little black dress.

Sequined dress - ARK & CO.
  • Ark & Co.
  • Sequined dress

Ark & Co. Tone Sequin Dress, $119 Mary Jane's, 613 Main, Park City. 435-645-7463, MaryJanesShoes.com
This high-energy dress has black and silver sequins, low V-neck, side slit and above-the-knee length. You will sparkle and shine at any party—great option for New Year's Eve.

Show your local love at a small business near you on Small Business Saturday, an American Express initiative. Support your community, and shop big at a small store. There are so many local discounts at brick-and-mortar businesses—for instance, if Park City shopping is your thing, how about 15 percent off any one item at Farasha, or 20 percent off full-priced items all day at Mary Jane's? Salt Lake City deals include 20 percent off one item, Friday and Saturday, at Hip & Humble; and 10percent off at The Stockist. Some exclusions apply.

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