Holiday Hostess


I’m super excited to announce that I’ve parterned up with one of my all time favorite brands, Yumi Kim (remember this incredible patterned romper that I wore a few months ago?) to bring you a series of posts about dressing for the holidays. For the first post, I’m showing you how to dress as a holiday party hoestess.

When I host a party, I’m always running around like crazy, in and out of the kitchen, refilling drinks, and generally worrying about everyone else. That makes me overheated so I try to dress accordingly. No cashmere sweaters on party night for this guy! Having a gathering in your home during the winter is one of the few times that you can go sleeveless and skimpy without worrying about layering. Since you never have to leave the house, I say go for it!

It’s your party so you should be the best dressed woman in the room, am I right? Here are two examples of how to dress as a hostess. You can go for the sweet and pretty look or the sexy and sassy look. I’m kind of obsessed with this romper and might even wear it on New Years. What is your go-to hostess wear?

Just for fun, I’ve added a hostess gift guide below if you don’t know what to bring your friends when you’re the guest.

Look 1: Sassy and Sexy

Romper 2




Look 2: Sweet and Pretty



Blue Dress

Back Bow

Bar Cart



hostess gifts

Photos by Rebecca Dale Photography.

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  1. That purple dress is perfection! This post is completely getting me in the hosting mindset and I LOVE it!

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  2. I just love everything about this post! The two looks are perfect and I would looove to receive anything from the hostess gifts guide! Well done Julia! This inspires me for my own NYE party at home!

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    • Aww such a sweet thing to say! Have that party, girl!!

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  3. Liz McAvoy said:

    The lighting on these images is just GORGEOUS — as are you in these looks!

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  4. Rose said:

    That romper looks fantastic on you!!! Love the Capwell jewels, too 🙂

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  5. Ohh I’m so happy for you. You look stunning btw!

    xoxo Zoe

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  6. Katie said:

    Love both looks! I bought that gold cuff bracelet from your shop and LOVE it!

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  7. mariamarlowe said:

    Love this!!!

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  8. staci said:

    cute! I love Yumi’s clothes

    11.21.13 · Reply