It seems Halloween is a rite of passage for the Holiday season, no? When the costumes are tucked away, all thoughts seem to turn immediately to turkey, presents and parties and I couldn’t be happier. 
This is the inspiration for today’s What to wear Wednesday–the season of parties that has come upon us. I like to splurge on one outfit that becomes the staple of the many seasonal parties we attend. If I choose correctly, the pieces easily incorporate into my winter wardrobe for the rest of the year. 

                              
                            

For the Babe with no budget:
Twinkle Lights Pencil Skirt: Anthropologie $218 (link here)
Shimmer Bow Sweater: JCrew $88 (link here)
Oskana: Piperlime $179.99 (link here)
Total: $485.99

For the Babe on a budget:
Women’s Satin Dress: Old Navy $39.94 (link here)
Skinny Bow Belt: Gap $19.95 (link here)
Women’s Solid Tights: Old Navy $6.50 (link here)
Beeout Shoe: Ninewest $89 (link here)
Total: $155.39