3 Holiday Outfit Staples

Ashley Brooke - Black Mini Skirt - 3 Holiday Outfit Staples
Ashley Brooke - Black Mini Skirt - 3 Holiday Outfit Staples

All You Need This Holiday!

With the holidays right around the corner and calendars filling up with festive soirées, cocktail parties, and swanky events, outfit planning can become overwhelming… especially when last minute (can-not-miss!) events seem to pop up every weekend.  

Since we photographed this outfit I’ve had a little question bouncing around in my head. What exactly does a girl need to make it through the holiday party season? My theory is this: just three things.

Outfit Details:

ASOS Bow Top (on sale for $39!) // ASOS Mini Skirt ($29!) // Ann Taylor Pumps // Mango Handbag (under $60!) 

Like you, I’d rather not wear the same dress to every cocktail party this season, but spending a fortune on 10 new ones doesn’t seem logical either. So my solution is the Little Black Skirt! Noting against the LBD, but the LBS is where it’s at! You can change your top, add a pair of tights and boom, a completely different outfit! It’s one of the most versatile pieces in my closet and definitely a holiday party staple in my book.
Having a great black skirt, bag, and pumps will have you cheers-ing flutes of champagne and rockin’ around the Christmas tree until you drop! Below are my three favorite finds in each of these staple categories.  I promise you, if you have these three in your closet you’ll be ready to RSVP yes to every event this season!


Ashley Brooke - Black Mini Skirt - 3 Holiday Outfit Staples
Ashley Brooke - Black Mini Skirt - 3 Holiday Outfit Staples

Black Handbags (uner $100)

I call these my “grab and go” bags. They all fit my phone, mints, keys, powder, lipstick, and credit cards! Plus they  are appropriate for just about any cocktail party or nighttime event! 

Bow Clutch

I have a black Ted Baker bag a little bigger than this one and I just adore it! This smaller version would be the perfect Holiday cocktail companion!

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Velvet & Gold Bag

Okay, talk about a show stopper! I am obsessed with this one. Under $60 and it’s even prettier in person! Definitely my favorite of the three! 

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Foldover Clutch

I love a good foldover clutch! I’m always so amazed by how many things I can actually fit in one, plus I love being able to tuck it under my arm!

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Black Mini Skirts (starting at $29)

Mini black skirts can be sophisticated, sexy, or cute… depending on how you accessorize them. Try them with a classic black pump, over-the-knee boots, or a pair of tights! 

High Waisted Flare Mini

I’m all about that high waisted life! Nothing is more flattering than a high waisted silhouette in my book, but what I love about this one is the flare skirt. Perfect for a night out!

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Sweater Flare Mini

Do you own a sweater skirt?! One of my very favorite skirts in my closet is a sweater skirt! It’s perfect to pull on over tights (p.s. this on is one mega sale!).

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A-Line Mini

This skirt is $29, yes TWENTY NINE dollars! It’s a perfect LBS and I have it in a few of  the other colors as well. Just a great staple!

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fancy Black pumps

You can NEVER go wrong with a pair of black pumps! These three won’t disappoint. Also, if you are wanting to dance the night away, don’t forget my secret weapon… they work every time! 

Mary Jane Pump

How fun are these shoes?! I have this pair from last year in pink and I wear the heck out of them! But I’m loving the colored jeweled buckle on these! 

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Suede Bow Pump

Okay, these are my favorite! I’m obsessed with a strap-y pump! Also, have you tried Ann Taylor Shoes yet?! because OMG they are so comfortable!

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Bow Pump

Classic pump with a bow detail?! Sign me up! Love these pumps and can see how they’d become an instant classic in my closet! 

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Ashley Brooke - Black Mini Skirt - 3 Holiday Outfit Staples
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Now About that top…

Now that you have your basics, if you are wondering which tops to mix and match…

Here are a few of my favorites, all under $100!

Tie Neck Button-up Top ($79) 

Short – Sleeve Lace Top ($88)

Velvet Bow Detailed Top ($39)

Polka Dot Peplum Top ( $65)

Tie- Neck Leopard Print Top ($85)

Dotted Mesh Top ($79) 



  1. Patricia Haddad
    November 7, 2018 / 9:07 am

    I love that polka dot peplum top! That will go perfect with my black pants and dressy shoes! And you look gorgeous (as usual) in your outfit. I splurged on a burgundy belted blazer from J. Crew and can easily wear that over this outfit. Have you heard of Tuckernuck? You need to check them out. Just beautiful!! http://www.tnuck.com. Let me know what you think. And don’t buy everything! LOL!!
    Have a great day! ­čÖé

    • Ashley Brooke
      November 7, 2018 / 11:40 am

      Patricia! Isn’t it so cute?! I think I may need it too!

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