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Nicole Martin
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Remixing my wardrobe to create buzz-worthy, office-approved outfits! Find out more at: Creating Panache.
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

100th Post, Holiday Dresses, & Giveaway!!

Happy 100th Blog Post to Employed Panache!!  Who's excited?!  I'm excited!!!  Ok, maybe it's just me ;)  What a great day to have my 100th post... not only do I give you my picks for office holiday party dresses, but I am also hosting my very 1st giveaway!!

First, the dresses... The key to dressing for a work party is to make sure you're not showing too much leg or cleavage, and that the outfit isn't too tight either.  But, this doesn't mean that your outfit needs to be boring!  Check out these picks... all dresses because in my opinion, a dress is the easiest outfit to style.

For those on a budget who want a fun and playful dress (all from Forever21):
Find them here, here, and here.
These dresses are perfect for a holiday party with dancing!  Fair warning: if you're really tall or leggy, be sure to try these on first... since Forever21 is a juniors store, some of their skirts can be extra short.

For those on a budget who want a more professional look (all from Target):
Find them here, here, and here.
I love these dresses... demure but stylish with clean lines!  The best part?  You are guaranteed to wear them again to another event!

For those who can afford to spend more and want something between playful and professional (all from ModCloth):
Find them here, here, and here.
Similar to the dresses from Target, but with fun details like sequins or rosettes.

For those who can afford to spend more and want something with more coverage (all from Macy's):
Find them here, here, and here.
Maybe I'm getting conservative in my old age, but I am loving every. Single. Dress!  So classy but still fun... and definitely no frump here :)

Accessories for every budget (from Forever21 and Ann Taylor Loft):
Top row: herehere, and here
Bottom row: here, here, and here

Ok, and now what you all skipped to the bottom for... 

Employed Panache's Shine into the New Year Giveaway!

As I mentioned above, this is my 100th post and I am blown away by all of YOU!  Not only have I networked with some amazing bloggers, but I also love hearing all of your comments.  And let's not forget my dear lurkers... I know you're out there, Google Analytics tells me so ;)  So as a THANK YOU to my readers, I am giving away 4 fun items that will help you sparkle and shine into the new year:

  • Anthropologie 2011 desktop calendar
  • Essence nail polish in Walk of Fame and Gold Rush
  • Target jeweled headband
It's totally easy to enter, and you can enter multiple times!  Here's how:
  • Follow Employed Panache through Bloglovin', Blogger, or Feedburner.  Then, leave a comment to let me know, along with an e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.
  • Follow Employed Panache on Twitter and then tweet about this giveaway.  Be sure to mention me, and then leave a comment here with your e-mail address.
  • Like Employed Panache on Facebook, and leave a comment with your e-mail address.
Giveaway will end Tuesday December 14th at midnight EST (in other words, late Monday night).  Good luck! :)

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