The Best Holiday Party Outfits (By Brand)

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 Quite a bold statement there, isn’t it? While these outfits might not be everyone’s cup of tea, these were my favorite pieces from holiday collections this year. My favorite time of year is fall and winter, and when the best stores bring out holiday stuff, I go crazy. These are my five favorite brands and I wanted to show you how I would put together a party look for each one! Each one has a different feel for a different type of person or party. But each of them have adorable pieces that I feel like I NEED in my closet!
Kate Spade Holiday Party

 

Anthropologie Holiday Party

 

Madewell Holiday Party

 

Zara Holiday Party

 

Modcloth Holiday Party

 

As you can see, I added a few pieces that weren’t from the brands so that you could imagine how to incorporate things you may already own into the party outfit. While I love them all, I think my favorite is Modcloth. I’ve been the biggest fan of them lately and they have amazing sales going on right now! But since these are all my favorite stores, they all feel very close to my heart.
Which was you favorite party look?
-Heather
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Spiked Watermelon Punch| 4th of July Drink Idea!

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Hey, there. I have officially made my first mix drink! I am pretty proud of this delicious refreshment, and I think it would be an amazing 4th of July drink to make if you’re having a picnic out in the sun. It didn’t take that long to make, and it didn’t even cost that much! If you like fruity drinks, you can put less club soda in. If you like your drinks more bitter, you can fill half your class with the club soda.

I got this recipe from Lovely Indeed! 

Let’s get into it.

Ingredients (Makes 8 Servings)

1 1/2 cups Smirnoff Watermelon
1/2 large seedless watermelon
5 lemons (Although this made it quite tart, so you can use less if you want)
6-7 sprigs fresh rosemary
1/2 c sugar
club soda

To start, cube your watermelon and squeeze your lemons. Remove the leaves from 4 rosemary sprigs and chop coarsely. Add watermelon, lemon juice, rosemary, and sugar to a blender and puree for about 30 seconds. Once blended, strain the mixture to remove all rosemary and watermelon pulp. (You can make this part the night before your party and chill it so it’s ready the next day!)

In a pitcher, mix 1 1/2 cups of Smirnoff Watermelon with 2 1/2 cups of your pureed watermelon mixture to create your punch.

Pour a half cup of your punch mixture over ice, top with club soda, and add a sprig of the extra rosemary for garnish. (Like I said, if you want a really sweet drink, use less club soda)

-Heather

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