So let's celebrate you to the fullest and amp up your style for this seasons festivities!
Starting with the dress. Lace cocktail dresses are this season's must. With so many options to choose from, keep in mind your body shape and which hues and waistlines flatter you most.
Also try a high waisted skirt like like the 'Scuba Skater Skirt' paired with a sequin or cropped blazer. Color is the new staple for Fall/Winter 2012, so make sure you incorporate it in your attire.
Accessorizing will take any outfit from dull to dashing. Mixing and matching styles, metals and pieces is acceptable but don't let your personal adornments take away from your overall look. Try short black stone drop earrings, a chunky black bangle, black beaded necklace, a gold minaudière and a statement making cocktail ring with a pop of color.
Updo's pair perfectly with the overall classy image. For the most current styles and tutorials, do a Pinterest search for 'DIY updo' or visit your favorite beauty hauler on youtube.
Enjoy sipping on your candy cane cocktails and munching on your miniature designer cupcakes! (see below for a recipe from Martha Stewart)