Sparkle at Holiday Events

Woman at a holiday party

Whether you are dressing for an office holiday party or a glitzy charity event, it does not take much to add some festive cheer to your look. From metallic gold garments to glittering accessories, here are some ways in which you can add some sparkle to your outfit for your next holiday event.

Office Holiday Party
Office holiday parties are not usually that formal, meaning that if you want to add some sparkle to your look, you need to do this in a way that is not too over-the-top. With metallic gold being bang on trend for this season, this is a great color to opt for, and can be paired with so many other contrasting shades. While you will not likely want to opt for an entire outfit in metallic gold, a shimmering gold top, or even a top with just metallic gold detailing, can be paired with more conventional pants or a skirt, making this the ideal outfit for your office holiday party.

Meeting the Parents
The holiday season is often when new couples meet each other’s parents for the first time, and working out what to wear can definitely be nerve-wracking. This is another occasion in which your sparkle needs to be quite subtle and toned down, making festive accessories your best bet. From your handbag to your shoes to your jewelry, allow one or two aspects of your outfit to sparkle, but try to keep the rest of it relatively demure.

Woman wearing a sparkling gown

Charity Event
The majority of formal charity events will have a dress code that guests need to stick to, making it slightly easier to put together an outfit. A glittering cocktail dress is always a good choice, whether you opt for a full length or a shorter design. For those who want to go all out, a sparkly evening gown will definitely make you feel like the belle of the ball, but when wearing an evening gown that sparkles, you need to make sure that everything else that you wear is quite toned down. Rather than donning all of your favorite festive accessories, keep jewelry to a minimum, and choose some simple sandals rather than a more extravagant style.

Holiday Dinner
Holiday feasts are a big part of the festive season, and while your usual daytime look would likely suffice, it never hurts to jazz up your outfit a little. For those who want to keep their sparkle to their accessories, garments in traditional festive colors, from red to green to gold, will act as the perfect backdrop. Wearing separates should also be considered for a holiday dinner, as this means that you will be able to combine a variety of different textures and silhouettes. A sequinned skirt or an embellished top can really add some festive flair to your look, and can be paired with a slightly more simple garment to keep the outfit in the casual realm.

While you likely already have a few favorite go-to festive outfits, it never hurts to experiment with your style and mix things up a bit. Whether you are heading to a formal charity event or a festive office party, these ideas will ensure that you always have something fabulous to wear.

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Beating Holiday Stress

Many people would say that the holiday season brings with it just as much stress as it does joy, leaving them unable to really enjoy themselves. If you find yourself agreeing with this, read on for some great tips on how to beat that dreaded holiday stress.

woman with family
Don’t Over-Schedule
You may feel obliged to accept just about every invitation that comes your direction during the holiday season, but over-scheduling is pretty much a guaranteed way to bring on huge amounts of holiday stress. Learning how to say no may seem simple, but it is something that can sometimes take quite a bit of work. However, once you do say no, this will go a long way in reducing the amount of seasonal stress that you experience, as your calendar will not be packed with too many obligations, leaving you with plenty of time for yourself.

Think Before You Spend
The financial pressure that often comes with the holiday season is enough to cause stress to even the most laid back person, but it does not need to be this way. Before you begin spending for the holidays, set yourself a realistic budget that will not leave you dealing with excessive debts in the new year, and make sure that you stick to it. When it comes to gifts, do not forget that non-material presents can often be the most meaningful, from personalized poems to home videos.

Woman relaxing
Take a Break
When everything starts to seem slightly overwhelming, this is the time to step back and take a short break for 15 minutes or so. Heading outside for some fresh air will do you some good in multiple ways, from the sunlight stimulating the production of serotonin within the body, otherwise known as the feel good hormone, to the motion of walking having a tranquilizing effect on the brain. Once you return to the stressful situation, you will feel much more refreshed and better capable of dealing with it.

Don’t Abandon Healthy Habits
After striving all year to be as healthy as possible, the thought of overindulging during the holiday season can often be quite stressful, as you become fully aware of the guilt that you will soon be facing. To avoid over-eating when it comes to unhealthy snacks at holiday parties, have something healthy to eat before leaving the house, so that you will not be as hungry when you arrive. You can also make your own kitchen as healthy and supportive as possible, by doing everything from removing any sugar-filled treats, which you know you will be eating plenty of when out, to keeping your home alcohol-free and only drinking when you are out socializing, as excessive alcohol is definitely not good for your health.

The holiday season is supposed to be a joyful time, with peace and happiness being promoted. However, the only way that you can really enjoy all that the holidays truly stand for is by ensuring that you are as stress-free as possible, so keep these methods in mind whenever you start to feel overwhelmed.

OROGOLD’s Guide to Golden Holiday Decor – ORO GOLD Reviews

Choosing golden décor for your home during the holiday season is so much fun, and ORO GOLD has some great tips to help you know what to look for when decorating your home this holiday season.

 

Gold Christmas Trees

Golden colored Christmas trees are a wonderful way to spice up any space in your home and add a comfortable, soft glow to any room. It looks classy and festive, as well as luxurious. Adorn your tree with red bows and white lights for the overall color pop that will keep you wanting to spend as much time around the tree as possible.

 

Golden Wreaths

If you are lucky enough to find a golden wreath this holiday season, buy it! They are difficult to find, but if you’re crafty you can make one of your very own. Simply spray paint a faux wreath with gold spray paint, adorn it with bows and festive artifacts like cinnamon scented pinecones or ‘snow’ covered pinecones, and hang. This idea is beautiful for a front door or entry way into your home, and eye catching.

 

Golden Mirrors

Mirrors accommodate any season, and if you would like to add something extra special, opt for a mirror with a golden frame, preferably one with an antique look to it. Hang it on the wall by your Christmas tree to show the reflection of the tree and lights, and you’ve got an added pop of color in your room which will make your guests do a double take!

 

Golden Ornaments

Many designers offer golden ornaments during the Christmas season, and you can never have enough of them. If you are into making crafts, this is an excellent one to do yourself. Simply take some clear glass ornaments, add some acrylic paint inside the bulb, swirl around inside of the ornament and throw in some contrasting glitter such as silver or red. If you want to go all gold, you can do that as well. You can then decorate the outside however you wish! Allow drying time of 24 hours before you hook and hang the ornaments.

 

Golden Tableware and Plates

If you have guests coming for dinner Christmas Eve or Christmas day, prepare a lovely meal and adorn the table with gold. A golden tablecloth, golden plates and silverware, and gold rimmed drinking glasses make a perfect conversation piece that will leave everyone breathless. Add a sparkle with white candles in hurricane vases for a special touch.

 

Golden Snowflakes and Stars

This is a fun project to make with your kids or grandkids. If you can find golden stars and snowflakes and would rather purchase them pre-made, that’s fine too. Otherwise, spray paint them with gold spray paint (outdoors of course, to avoid inhalation of fumes) and add some white or gold glitter. Allow them to dry, and tie some clear thread or string around the top of each one. Hang them from the ceiling throughout the room in which you have your Christmas tree at different lengths. You could also use red ribbon to hang them instead.

Gifts for Significant Others

Holiday time is here, and it’s time to get cracking on gift ideas for your significant other. Though it should be easy, in reality it’s a lot more difficult to buy for your spouse than one might imagine due to the fact that you really want to impress them. OROGOLD would love to help you out by providing you with a few ideas in which you can utilize based on your spouse’s personality type.

We hope this guide helps, and provides some great ideas that you can use when it comes time to doing your shopping for them.

Beautiful wife opening her holiday gift

 

Gifts for Wives

  

Jewelry

Jewelry is the number one item you can buy a girl for Christmas, and you can never go wrong. Adored by women far and wide, jewels show your respect, love, and dedication. They symbolize different things for different people, but ultimately they say, ‘I love you, and this is forever’. Be sure to choose high quality stones and materials such as gold, white gold, or platinum to really melt her heart. Take her favorite color into account, and accommodate her with a piece of jewelry that has her personality written all over it. If she’s shy, opt for something subtle, like a gold necklace with a small charm. If she’s outgoing, get something that speaks volumes that’s full of color and vibrancy.

 

A Trip to the Spa

If you want to provide her with the ultimate in luxury, why not indulge her with a trip to a luxurious spa? It doesn’t even have to be local! How exciting it would be for your special lady to find out she is going to be traveling to an exciting spa destination, where she will receive a day or more of pampering that is 100% all about her. From facials, to massages, to makeup, and pedicures, manicures, hot stone treatments, and far beyond, spa’s offer the ultimate in relaxation and are the best way to unwind. Do some research for something you think fits her needs. If she would benefit from something remote and quiet, try searching for something in a remote location where she can truly get away from it all. If she needs something with a more interactive approach, with classes of some sort, there are options available for that, too. Take her personality into account, and treat her to the spa experience of a lifetime.

 

Clothes, Shoes, and Purses- Oh My!

If you want your wife to love you forever (of course, she will anyway) then be sure to gift her some designer clothes, a designer purse, and some designer shoes. There is no better gift you can give than the gift of fashion! She will adore this, and best of all, you won’t have to hear the incessant, “I have nothing to wear!” argument every day if you buy her some new clothes. Use your best judgment when it comes to what styles to buy. Look through her closet and see who her favorite designers are. You can also take into account the style of clothes she likes to wear, and her favorite colors. Work around that, and you certainly can’t go wrong.

 

Husband with a huge stack of gift boxes

 

Gifts for Husbands

 

Tools

Guys love tools. Nearly every man in America has some sort of obsession with collecting them, and having them to show off as trophies. Not only that – but then you won’t have to hear him complain that he doesn’t have the right tools needed to get jobs done around the house. Sweet! A good idea is to take a picture on your smartphone of what he already has, bring that with you when you go to make the purchase, and show what he has to the sales representative. They will be able to recommend tools in which he doesn’t have and help you to build his proud collection. Now, if you could only get him to build you that book shelf he has been talking about for three years…

 

Sports Tickets

If your husband is a sports fan, chances are he would love the opportunity to make it out to see his favorite team live and in person. It’s football season – so make the most of that and buy him a couple tickets for him and a friend, or even for you and he to attend. He’d most likely be at your beck and call and doing some serious butt-kissing for quite a while to come. What could possibly be a better gift? He’d brag you up to all of his friends, and believe us – they’d be jealous!

 

Musical Equipment

Nearly every guy has the itch in his bones to try to play an instrument. Most men are partial to the guitar. Why not get him a cool new guitar to either learn or perfect his craft on? There are many different types of guitars to choose from. From acoustic and electric to many different brands, colors, and options. Be sure to grab him an amp and cable if you choose to give an electric, because he will need that to power his guitar. If he’s a first time guitar player, try to stay away from Floyd Rose pickups because those tend to become a pain in the butt, and can throw the entire guitar out of whack in a hot minute. Fixing the tuning could be exceptionally stressful and time consuming. If he’s not really a guitar kind of guy, dry a drum set. Every guy loves to rock out, and the drums are a great way to release built up tension and stress he might be carrying around at the end of the day.

 

Nobody knows your spouse better than you do. Be sure to get them something that fits their personality. By getting things that you know they love and are into, you will be sure to give a gift they’re sure to love. This time of year only comes once, so be absolutely sure to make it count. Show them how special they are, and how much you love them, with a gift from the heart.