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Holy crap its mid-Novemebr - where did the time go? In just a few short weeks it'll be Thanksgiving and you know what comes after that....Christmas. Now, I'm not here to remind you that the holiday's are approaching or to insight panic - as radio stations and big box retailers have done their part. However, one of my favorite parts of the holidays are the parties - because who doesn't love to dress up!? What I don't love however, is last minute throwing together of outfits for said parties. I'm hoping to get a head start on holiday dress shopping and have found some really great options!

holiday dressesfrench connection // tibi // parker hayden

About my holiday picks --- You can never go wrong with a black LBD. I'm particularly loving this black dress because of the extra details - the mesh on top gives it a little bit of mystery and sex appeal while the ribbon embellished skirt plays the perfect contrast. It's girly yet fun! This Tibi dress is to die for. You might not think it's "holiday" enough but I promise you'll be memorable at any upcoming cocktail party - and Olivia Palermo was just spotted wearing it.  Finally, silk and sequins are a girls best friend during the holidays. Throw this one with black tights and ankle booties and it's an instant 20's inspired hit.

My final tip...check out Rent The Runway if you're not looking to spend your holiday shopping money on a dress but still want to look amazing!