Holidays in Hollywood

Holidays in Hollywood

A Tuesday afternoon couldn’t have been more perfect than the one I had yesterday.

Hautelook/Nordstrom Rack threw the first holiday party of the year and it’s an event that won’t be forgotten! I was super excited when they invited me to pick out some items to wear to the event, and even more excited once I stepped in the front door. I thought it would a good opportunity to show you my (daytime) holiday outfit to hopefully give you some inspiration for your upcoming holiday parties!

Keep in mind, the holidays in Hollywood are slightly different. It’s not very cold here (or at all), so my holiday outfit idea is definitely more geared to that!

The party was held at this STUNNING home in the Hollywood Hills.

You walk in immediately to the mass amount of food spread out on a beautiful marble countertop… what’s not to love about that?! They even had a DIY toast bar, how adorable!!

You can see right into the backyard when you walk inside and the view was just out of this world. We were so high up into the hills that we could almost see a full 360 of Los Angeles! The Hollywood sign was almost directly above us which was also quite the sight to see! We were just completely in awe of what our Tuesday afternoon was like and it took us a while to actually check out the fun stations they had set up!

he DIY Toast Bar was just genius. Avocado + a bunch of different toppings = all the cute IG pictures!

 Hollywood Tara Michelle
 Hollywood Tara Michelle

But first, coffee… or in this case, kombucha.

Out first stop was the kombucha bar, which was completely new to me! I’ve always heard great things about it but never cared to try it. We first picked our base flavor (pomegranate or ginger lemon) and then were able to pick the berries we wanted in it. I picked pomegranate and thought it was quite good actually!

 Hollywood Holliday Party
 Hollywood Holliday Party

Next we went over to the scent bar! I’ve never seen anything like this at an event and thought it was incredibly cool. The first step was to pick the crystals you wanted in your perfume bottle (we had the option of doing a rollerball or a spray bottle). I’ve never known much about crystals so I can’t tell you which kinds I picked, but I picked all the pretty ones!

After we picked our crystals we got to pick which scents we wanted in our perfumes. It was kind of difficult because I didn’t know which scents went well together but I think mine turned out pretty nice!

 Hollywood Holliday Party
 Hollywood Holliday Party

Holiday Outfit Details

Ugh, I really loved my outfit for my ‘holidays in Hollywood’ look. Since it was a day event it was more casual so I went for a classic look, jeans & a nice top. You can never go wrong with keeping it more simple!

Top – Nordstrom Rack

Bralette – Victorias Secret

Jeans – Zara

Belt – B-low The Belt

Boots – Stuart Weitzman 
(similar, mine are sold out)

It doesn’t get cuter than a millennial pink couch with a view of Los Angeles. This event was pulling out ALL the stops!

 Hollywood Tara Michelle

They had a DIY jacket station where we got basically design our own denim jackets. There was different embroidery options and I picked to put my Instagram handle (@imtaramichelle) on the back, with a broken heart on the front (I thought it was edgy looking haha).

Such a fun activity to have at an event and I think everyone took advantage of the opportunity!

 Hollywood Holliday Party
 Hollywood Holliday Party

The last station they had was the gifting station. Typically at events in Hollywood there’s a gifting suite for the guests, but I really appreciated that this gifting suite was for the less fortunate. We were able to pick out different items we wanted to put in our gift boxes and wrap them up with the cutest papers and ribbons. All of the gifts that were made at the event are being given to less fortunate girls in Los Angeles to make them feel loved over the holidays. I really loved that we were given this opportunity to help out and I loved every minute of it!

 Hollywood Holliday Party
 Hollywood Holliday Party

Thank you so much to Nordstrom Rack & Hautelook for inviting me to this event, it was such a fun time and I feel constantly blessed to be able to attend Holiday parties like the one I just shared with you. Truly a dream.

Hope you guys enjoyed my day-time holiday party outfit idea & let me know if you’d like to see more holiday outfit ideas!!