Holiday Party Attire Round-Up: Best Dresses + $500 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!
The Style Sauce Holiday Party Dresses

It’s that time of the year again! Time for all the Holiday shenanigans which means you need something to wear to your office party, your bff’s ugly sweater party, Hanukkah dinner with your in laws, happy hour with your co-workers, happy hour with that dude from Tinder, happy hour with that dude from Bumble, happy hour with that one person that always dms you on Instagram who’s your last ditch resort for an New Year’s Eve kiss… you see where I’m going with this? You need a lot of festive frocks around the holidays and sometimes it can be overwhelming because you don’t want to buy like 737 dresses, lol. Here I’ve rounded up a bunch that I love and feel like can be worn more ways than 1 - so at least you can check 2 events off your list per dress! Woo hoo!

hot pink wrap dress // the style sauce blogger

The one I’m wearing here is a little hot pink wrap dress and I love it for the happy hour with your girls situation, but it could also double as a dress for drinks with the dude from Bumble, or you could even add some sparkly accessories and rock it on New Year’s Eve. What I’m saying is this sort of dress will take you far in the Holiday party circuit this year, and it’s not your usual red and green plaid situation which is great.


Shop some of my fave dresses for every Holiday occasion below. Also - there’s a special giveaway on today’s blog for my 12 Days of Season of Sauce giveaways! I’ve teamed up with a few bloggers to give one of you a $500 gift card to Nordstrom! See below how to enter, and make sure you’re following me on Instagram to get the rest of the giveaway details this week!

Christmas/ Hanukkah Party Ready

Holiday House Party with Friends

New Years Eve Sparkle



xx Genevieve

I can't believe the holidays are already here! To celebrate, I decided to team up with a group of bloggers I love, to bring you some holiday cheer. We are giving away a $500 Nordstrom E-Gift card to one lucky winner!

You can see the hosts + how to enter below! Good luck, and happy holidays!

Hearts of Gold Blog | Pretty In Pink Megan | Sunflowers and Stilettos | The Style Sauce

Tanya Foster | The Lush List | Olive & Ivy | Street Style Squad | Dawn P Darnell

The Middle Page | So Heather | Glitter & Spice | Sincerely Katerina | LegalLee Blonde

From the Family | Uptown Fashion By Jess | RD's Obsessions | Lou What Wear | Haute Sweat

The Confused Millennial | How 2 Wear It | Lovely Silvia | L. Avenue | Cup of Charisma

Josephina Collection | SheSheShow | Happily Inspired | Lifestyles by Lauren

Hey Kaily Mae | Glamorous Versatility | Tayler Malott | I'm Fixin' To

One lucky winner will get a $500 Nordstrom E-Gift Card. This giveaway is brought to you by the wonderful influencers above, be sure to check out their websites for gift guide suggestions! Enter by performing the actions listed in the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!

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One winner, giveaway runs from December 5, 2018 to December 19, 2018 (concludes at 11:59 PM on the last day). Open to the U.S. and Canada only. Void where prohibited. By entering you are agreeing that you are performing the actions in the Rafflecopter that you have marked as done. By entering you acknowledge that you are agreeing to the newsletter subscriptions and all other terms & conditions of the giveaway. More giveaway details can be read in the terms & conditions here. Winner will be announced within 14 days of the conclusion of the giveaway and entries will be verified by the hosts. Thanks for participating, I can’t wait for you to check out these amazing bloggers!

4 Ways to Spice Up an All Black Outfit
The Style Sauce how to wear an all black outfit // Fashion blogger // Style Tips

Yeahhhh it’s the holidays, but black is back. LOL jk actually it never left (obvi) and it never will. It’s a fashion staple that stands the test of time no matter what era it is. I myself pretty much live for an-all black moment. It’s definitely my go-to when I can’t really figure out what to wear, but sometimes you can totally start to feel a little bored with it. That said, here’s a few ways that will help spice up an all black outfit that will take your next monochromatic look to the next level you really need in your fashion life.

The Style Sauce fashion blog all black outfit

1) Add white accessories

As seen here friends, there’s nothing like wearing all black and then popping a white shoe or pair of sunnies on to bring some life to the outfit (or be like me and do both :P) The whole thing is very 60’s and if you’ve been reading my blog for even a week, you know how much I love a vintage inspired look!

White it Out

2) Mixed Media

Ok this is actually an art term, but what I mean is mix the textures of the fabrics to make it more interesting to the eye. Think a black cashmere sweater with a black sequined skirt, or a black faux fur jacket with a black leather skirt. The difference of textures looks different to the eye and tends to be more interesting than just wearing all the same fabric. Here I’m wearing faux leather leggings with a sweater that has feathered fringe and you can see the movement of the fabrics and the lines between where the sweater stops and the leggings begin.

Mix it Up

fashion blogger beverly hills // monochromatic outfit // the style sauce blog
The Style Sauce fashion blog // all black outfit

3) Add a red lip

I think this is actually my favorite thing to do when I’m wearing all black. There’s nothing like a little pop of color on your face against an all black look, and it really can bring to life your outfit. It brings the focus away from your clothes and to your beautiful face! I generally prefer a more matte red lip or maybe semi-sheer vs a high gloss, shop some of my faves below.

Favorite Red Lipsticks

4) Play with hemlines

Try playing with different lengths of the black clothes you’re wearing for your OOTD - like a long jacket over a short skirt, a cropped shirt with high waisted black denim, or a mid-calf boot with a flowy midi skirt.

Highs and lows

What’s your favorite way to jazz up an all black look? Let me know in the comments!

xx Genevieve

All Photos in this blog shot by Stefanie Marie copyright The Style Sauce, 2018

the style sauce fashion blogger all black outfit


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Black Friday / Cyber Week Cheat Sheet

I don’t know about you, but I look forward to grabbing stuff around Black Friday and Cyber Week all year. This year we’re actually looking at big ticket items like a car and a NEWWWW TVVVV (wheel of fortune voice) - but it’s also a great time to buy gifts for your family and friends and stock up on a few things for yourself as well, obviously! Below I’m putting together some of my favorite highlights from this year’s sale. I’ll try to keep them updated if I find new ones to share!

Click on the retailer’s link to go directly to each sale - new window will open so you can shop multiples at once ;) Happy shopping!

APPAREL:

  • Nordstrom: Up to 60% off - including a big selection of boots and sweaters - and lots of gifts!

  • Mango: 30% off Everything

  • Revolve: Up to 65% off a big selection

  • Zara: 30% off everything

  • Urban Outfitters: Buy 1, get 1 50% off everything - TODAY ONLY.

  • Reformation: 30% off EVERYTHING - def stocking up on my fave sustainable fashion site ever!

  • Shopbop: Up to 25% off full priced items, up to 75% off sale items. Use code ‘MORE18’

  • Neiman Marcus: $50 off $200, use code ‘THANKFUL’

  • Net-A-Porter: Up to 50% off some of your favorite designers

  • Farfetch: Extra 20% off all sale

BEAUTY:

  • Sephora: A slew of gift sets for under $15, plus deals sitewide

  • ULTA: 50% off Beauty Busters - shop now they’re going fast!

  • Tarte: 30% off everything - TODAY ONLY!

  • SpaceNK: Buy one, get one 50% off! Shop from some of the best luxury brands.

  • Charlotte Tilbury: 50% off gift sets, 33% off lip kits

  • Kopari: 20% off everything with code ‘STEALS’

  • Glossier: 20% off everything!

HOME:

TRAVEL:

  • Expedia: $100 dollar coupon on flights, plus up to 75% off hotels. Deals on flights and lots of travel through 2019

  • Hotels.com: Up to 99% off with mystery black Friday coupon - 4 Day sale

  • Alaska Airlines: Fares as low as $39 each way

  • Cathay Pacific: Up to $1000 dollars off of premium fare flights

Some Black Friday tips!

  1. Don’t get stressed! It can be really overwhelming.

  2. Only shop for things you really need or want to get as gifts. It can be so easy to see something on sale and buy it just because it’s half off. Remember you don’t need to buy everything lol.

  3. Shop from home / online as much as possible. The days of waiting in line for hours for a TV that is $200 dollars below retail are gone. No need to leave the comfort of your couch unless you want to!

  4. Remember there’s so many things on sale today that aren’t just clothes and gifts, you can also book your next trip or even a botox appointment today, almost everyone has some sort of deal going on!

  5. Have fun! That’s what the holidays are about after all :)

Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping guys! Where are you spending your Thanksgiving holiday this year?

xx Genevieve