After the Party … There’s the After Party
The glorious holidays are over. The beautiful décor and Christmas tree has been taken down. The once-fun and festive weekend nights are empty. And, the kids … are still out of school. Are you feeling some slight signs of depression, because I sure am?
And, then it happens. Maybe it’s via evite or a simple group text or an actual hard copy – you get an INVITATION to get out of your home and do something. Imagine me jumping up and down with excitement! There is nothing better to put some wind in your post-holiday sails than what I have deemed an “After Party.”
A few years back, one of our closest couple friends created a wonderful party concept that has now become tradition. Instead of competing with the crazy Holiday schedule, they throw a nice cocktail party mid-January! Best.Idea.Ever. Because let’s be honest, while days and nights leading up to the new year are jam-packed with plans and parties and holidays, there is nothing going on in January except some distant memories of the months prior, a lot of clean up and a major holiday hangover.
So, you’ve got your invitation to an amazing evening soiree – what do you wear? For some, it may be an opportunity to wear something you didn’t get to wear around the holidays. As much as I have been trash talking January, the month does have some positives, one being that you can still dress festively and winter-esque. Maybe there is a sequin number you purchased but just didn’t feel amazing in for your December parties – throw that baby on! Or, maybe you have some beautiful winter fur that you couldn’t wear because the temperatures were a little too warm. Pull it out of the closet and wear it proudly! Whatever piece from your closet that got neglected this holiday season, it’s not out of season to wear in January and will still be as fabulous and festive.
None of your holiday looks begging to be worn in January? This may be an opportunity to go out and hit the winter sale racks. Post-holiday, there are always amazing sales on items you may have missed or passed on at Christmas time when they were at full price. Have some fun buying a trendy over-the-knee boot you have been eyeing, or stay classic and scoop up a new LBD that you have been needing. I now budget for early January shopping, not just because the prices drop, but because it gives me something to look forward to post-holiday high.
Regardless of the direction you take for your outfit for the upcoming affair, take a deep breath and let it out because your Saturday nights of reorganizing kitchen drawers or watching re-runs of Game of Thrones are over. It’s time for the “After Party.” 🖤