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!

Holiday Outfit Idea

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!

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

Holiday Outfit Idea
Holiday Outfit Idea
Holiday Outfit Idea

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!

Holiday Outfit Idea
Holiday Outfit Idea

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!

Holiday Outfit Idea
Holiday Outfit Idea
Holiday Outfit Idea

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!

Tara Michelle
Holiday Outfit Idea
Holiday Outfit Idea
Holiday Outfit Idea

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!

Holiday Outfit Idea
Holiday Outfit Idea

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!

Holiday Outfit Idea
Holiday Outfit Idea

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!!



  1. Coco
    November 15, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Ur such an inspiration to me and i absokutwly love u your vlogs and ur blog ♡♡♡♡

  2. Valentina
    November 15, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    you look so good gurl, and the pictures are next level too!! 😍😍

    • Tara
      November 15, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      thanks Valentina!!!

  3. Ethelyne Fruchter
    November 15, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    I am so enjoying your bogs. Keep up the good work Bobe E

    • Tara
      November 15, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      thanks so much for checking it out Bobe!!! <3

  4. Lauren Q
    November 15, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    this post was so fun to read. i LOVED the pics and your outfit!

    • Tara
      November 15, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      thanks Lauren!! 🙂

  5. Mona
    November 15, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    You look amazing Tar! I love that top you’re wearing

    • Tara
      November 15, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      Thank you so muchhh!! I miss youuuu! Can’t wait to see ya when I’m back next month!! <3

  6. Sabrina
    November 15, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Wow, I’m actually sad I wasn’t a part of this event. It sounds like so much fun and looked so beautiful from your pictures. I want that pink couch now lol! I also loved your outfit, you looked beautiful!

    November 15, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Hey Tara, love your blog so much, would you ever consider making a video about your blogging and how you are able to be soo incredibly consistent ?

  8. Brenda Gutierrez
    November 15, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    You look so good! Can we see a pic of the denim jacket?? Love you Tara!!!

    • Tara
      November 16, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      oh yeah!! ill have to include that in another post! it’ll also be in my next vlog! 🙂

  9. Darija
    November 15, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    I love youuuu! I love what you are wearing!

    • Tara
      November 16, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      love you too girl! 🙂

  10. kris
    November 16, 2017 / 1:37 am

    loving this!! but can u do outfit ideas to wear in december because im going to LA and i’ve no idea what to wear!!

  11. Angel
    November 16, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Tara i need to know which camera& lens you use i love your photos!! 😍😍

    • Tara
      November 16, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      so funny actually, every picture in this post was taken on my iPhone X ;p

  12. Roxanne
    November 16, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Love you outfit girl. x

  13. Val
    November 17, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Such a beautiful photos AND outfit, I’m seriously like in love with your blog rn xx lot of love from Venezuela

  14. November 20, 2017 / 6:27 am

    Tara! I’m loving your blog! You should do a video and/or blog post on how you started your blog. There’s so many different ways to do it with hosting and domains and platforms. I think it’d be super helpful for people who are growing or just starting their own!

  15. Julia
    November 23, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Where is your bag from?

  16. November 24, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Your outfit was too cute! I LOVE that purse 😍😍

  17. December 12, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    Tara, your blog is absolutely seamless and I love it! Every post gets better and better. I became a fan after your Chicago Vlogs and now my boyfriend and I watch your vlogs together every night and he is always laughing because we have literally all the same things/ interests hahaha. I CAN’T WAIT FOR TAHOE BLOG POSTS AND I WANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND.

Join the discussion!