Holiday Dress & Handbag Combos

One of the many fun parts about the holidays is getting to dress a little fancier than usual. Whether it’s for a Christmas party or a New Year’s fiasco, picking out that perfect dress is a must. If you’re going out in public, having a functional and fashionable handbag is a must as well. Here are a few of my favorite holiday dresses and some handbag options to match.

brocade holiday dressModcloth Decadent the Halls DressKayu Annie Jute Clutch

Brocade dress & gold clutch

Brocade details on clothing was huge last year, and I don’t see the trend dying down anytime soon. There’s something about the pattern that just seems elegant and formal, and this dress is no exception. Pair it with gold accessories, like a cute clutch, heels and some dangly earrings.


burgundy holiday dressBB Dakota Minimalist is More Dress in Wine & Eloise Boxy Satchel

Burgundy dress & satchel purse

Burgundy is, in my opinion, a color that looks great on almost everyone. It looks especially gorgeous on those with pale-toned skin (aka most of us in the winter), so it’s perfect for a holiday party. And what’s better than this structured, feminine satchel? Nothing.


red beaded clutchModcloth Fancy Prance Dress & Monya Beaded Clutch

White dress & red clutch

To me, this dress and clutch combo should be called “Snow White”. Obviously because of the pretty white dress, but also because the red clutch matches the color of Snow’s lips and cheeks. You’ll get a ton of wear out of both of these pieces after the holidays as well.


black lace holiday dressModcloth Kind Intentions Dresskate spade new york Bright Light Carah

Little black dress & pink purse

No black dress needs to be boring! Just add a pop of color either in the heels, lips, jewelry or- in this case- a bag. The best part is that you can re-wear this dress so many times and add different accessories to make it look new and fresh.

Speaking of handbags, I’m participating in a “12 Days of Handbags” giveaway with the kind people over at Handbag Heaven. I’ve featured their bags before here, here and here, so this was a perfect fit. I’ll be giving away 2 of my favorite bags of theirs today (12/11) and Monday 12/17. Today’s giveaway is for the black Eloise Boxy Satchel (which is shown in the 2nd image down in this post). To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!


handbag giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to check out the other blogs as well to enter to win their favorite handbags as well- Megan of Chasing Davies / Lynn of Lynn Gabriel / Toshiko of It’s Not Her, It’s Me  / MaryRose of The Maryberry Live  / Kim of Sensible Stylista


  1. Love all of these looks! The first two might be my favorites… but that lace dress is gorgeous too! They are all great!

  2. Dying over that first set…that ModCloth dress is gorgeous!!!! I am tempted to get it….very, very tempted!! 🙂

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