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Christmas Party Outfit: Help Me Pick!

UPDATE 12/21: see the final pick here :)

Let me just start by saying this: I NEED YOUR HELP!! I’m going to a Christmas party tonight and I absolutely cannot choose what to wear. While I’m thrilled to have discovered so many fun party outfit options in my closet, I am completely incapable of deciding what to wear tonight. Will you help me choose?

To give you some context: the event is Brian’s company Christmas party. It’s a small-ish office and everyone knows each other pretty well, so it’s fun and friendly, rather than stuffy and awkward. The invitation says “cocktail attire” and it’s taking place in the same spot as last year—a super awesome restaurant in La Jolla.

Now that you have the details, I would love the assistance of those of you who are willing and eager to help. Just scroll through and take a peek at the looks (forgive my terribly unprofessional photos—clearly these were taken in a hurry, as the bed behind me isn’t even made, haha), then vote below in the comments section letting me know your top pick. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your help!!!

Christmas Party Outfit: Help Me Pick! // thoughtsbynatalie.com

Christmas Party Outfit: Help Me Pick! // thoughtsbynatalie.com

Christmas Party Outfit: Help Me Pick! // thoughtsbynatalie.com

Christmas Party Outfit: Help Me Pick! // thoughtsbynatalie.com

Christmas Party Outfit: Help Me Pick! // thoughtsbynatalie.com

What should I wear tonight?!?

63 Comments

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    Madison
    December 20, 2013 at 9:16 am

    My votes go to 1, 4 and 5 with my favorite being 5. But seriously, can you take a bad photo? They all look great! I’m a little jealous that you can wear all those outfits to a holiday party. Being bundled up really cramps the whole holiday style thing. ;)

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      Natalie Lynn Borton
      December 20, 2013 at 9:20 am

      Ha! You are too nice. Glad the messy room behind me didn’t distract from the outfits ;) It is pretty nice to be able to wear anything to California Christmas parties. I’ll toss on a coat over, but no tights necessary (I do miss snow, though!! So festive!). Thanks for your help, girl!!

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      Kelly Sommer
      December 20, 2013 at 9:51 am

      Yes, 1, 5 or 8…so maybe 5? Yes, 5!

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        Natalie Lynn Borton
        December 20, 2013 at 9:53 am

        Thanks Kelly! That’s my husband’s favorite, so he’ll be grateful to you two for the vote for that one, haha.

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    Alisha
    December 20, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Number five! :] Have fun!

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    Amanda Jaynes
    December 20, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Seriously, these are all ADORABLE. #1 is my favorite :) Hope you guys have fun tonight!

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    Cheryl Kozachenko
    December 20, 2013 at 9:27 am

    #1 and #7! I love sequins and winter white!

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    Jenni
    December 20, 2013 at 9:29 am

    #9sequins and plaid. So festive yet different. Love it!

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    Nadia
    December 20, 2013 at 9:35 am

    This is such a fun idea. I love 4, 8 and 10! But you look lovely in all of them.

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    Alli
    December 20, 2013 at 9:41 am

    1, 4, or 9!

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    Hillary
    December 20, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Kudos for whipping up such amazing choices! I would go with #2 or #9, but in also a huge fan of the low key paired with the glam (so that’s why in drawn to them) have a blast!

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      Natalie Lynn Borton
      December 20, 2013 at 9:54 am

      Thanks Hillary! I’m pretty shocked I could create so many outfits, too!

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    Kelly Sommer
    December 20, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I want to know what you decide in the end, and I also want to know what shoes you will wear!! Those nudies are lovely, and I definitely need a pair of heels that are inconspicuous and so versatile like that. Been looking. But will you wear them, or go more wild? Please spare me the suspense.

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      Natalie Lynn Borton
      December 20, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Haha, you’re too funny. I’ll for sure share the ultimate choice ;)

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    Kati
    December 20, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I think #9 is so adorable and festive!

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      Natalie Lynn Borton
      December 20, 2013 at 10:05 am

      Thanks Kati! That’s the one that seems to be winning by votes at the moment ;)

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    Lauren
    December 20, 2013 at 10:01 am

    1, 4, and 7. lovely!

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    Kimberly Amack
    December 20, 2013 at 10:10 am

    EIGHT :)

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    Greta
    December 20, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I like 8 & 10, but when in doubt, go with the husband’s fav!

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    Megan Sweeney
    December 20, 2013 at 10:16 am

    10!!!

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    Chelsea sapp
    December 20, 2013 at 10:16 am

    1! So feminine + classy + festive. Also like 4 and 8! You are amazingly gorgeous nat :)

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    Sally
    December 20, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I love 9! Where did you get that shirt?? Super cute!

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    Allison
    December 20, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Loving them all, but 4 and 6 are my favorite! Kudos to you for finding something you already own rather than running out to buy something new. Proof good fashion can come from INSIDE your closet!

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      Natalie Lynn Borton
      December 20, 2013 at 11:13 am

      Thanks Allison! Yes, I’m so surprised that I found so many looks from what I already had!!

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    Elizabeth
    December 20, 2013 at 11:28 am

    1,7, 8, or 10!!! But 10 is my favorite!

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    Kim
    December 20, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Ok, I just love all your choices and I’m seriously jealous also that you can wear such fabulous dresses and skirts this time of year. Yay for you!! I really don’t think you could go wrong with anything you choose. You are just adorable and look stunning in all of them. But, you asked for votes so her goes…..#9. I have been searching for a sequin skirt myself and somehow can’t seem to find one (or if I do it’s not in my ‘budget”)…and I love the twist of putting the festive plaid with it. Can’t wait to see you you decide on! Have fun!!

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    Allison
    December 20, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I vote #1, 8 or 9. I love the top you’re wearing in #1 and the skirt in #2. Can you give us the outfit deets?

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    Kelsey
    December 20, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    My vote is outfit number 1, even though you look adorable in all of them. I love your ability to put outfits like this together. Professional!

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    Jessica
    December 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Oh….I love so many. I like 4,5 and 8 the best….although you can’t go wrong! :)

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    Danya
    December 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I vote #7 or #10. Which do you feel most festive in?? :) You’re just adorable! You can’t go wrong with any of them.

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    Stephanie Shirley
    December 20, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I love 1 & 9 but really they are all super adorbs! Have fun!

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    Beth Catron
    December 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    #1) 7; #2) 10; #3) 6!!!!!

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    Annie Burger
    December 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I love them all but 9 & 10 are my faves! Foxyy!! Say ‘hi’ to my brother for me! :)

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    Jen M
    December 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    3, 8, 9, 10 Have Fun!!!

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    Lindsay
    December 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    5 for sure!

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    Lauren
    December 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    one, eight, or ten! one and eight are a little more classic and ten is just super fun. wish I could wear short sleeve out in december! have a blast, girl!

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      Natalie Lynn Borton
      December 23, 2013 at 9:26 am

      That’s pretty much the only thing I love about the fact that it never gets that cold here—bare legs and short sleeves are totally okay!

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    Maria
    December 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Am I too late?! You look amazing in everything, it’s tough! I vote any look with the sparkly skirt or eight!

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    Victoria
    December 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I’m too late but #4 :)
    Ps those shoes amazingly go with all of your outfits. Where are they from?

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      Natalie Lynn Borton
      December 23, 2013 at 9:25 am

      They’re actually from Target!! Here are some similar ones (every woman MUST have a pair of nude pumps—they’re leg-lengthening and a total outfit saver!) >> http://bit.ly/1jAT09d

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    Chrissy Powers
    December 20, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Okay let’s just first say that you are a classy BABE! I would go with #9 or 8. Love your classy yet carefree style.

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    Colleen
    December 20, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    You can’t go wrong with any of them but if I have to choose: #8.

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    AshleyL
    December 21, 2013 at 9:51 am

    how do you stay in such great shape? running and plant based diet? anything else? (I posted the same thing on your facebook link so feel free to only answer once. :)

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    Gina
    December 23, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I voted on Pinterest for 3 and 9, but which one did you end up wearing? You look fabulous in all of them…you’ve styled 10 super cute outfits there so I hope there are lots more occassions;)
    Merry Christmas, Natalie!
    XO, Gina

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    Maira soto
    December 23, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I like the skirt to number 2 with the black shirt on number 4! Try it!!

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    Tiffany Roney
    December 23, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    You are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

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    Stephanie
    January 6, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Natalie,

    I have read your blog for some time now but haven’t been on in quite some time! I wish I would have seen this post sooner. You would be the perfect user for OutfitMeTonight.com. its a simple to use site that allows you to post 2 outfits and have the world help you decide! I would love if you checked out the site. Please don’t hesitate to contact me!

    Thanks,
    Stephanie

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    Annie
    November 30, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I honestly think you should either do number four , number five , and number 10. Why I choose these was because you had two patterns and patterns you don’t want to make too busy by using them a lot. Sequins and flannel are really cute in my opinion, you don’t want to over use
    Because you have some of that country flare , and a cocktail party look .
    Love Annie

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