Party Pants


Let’s just go ahead and dub today ‘Monogram Monday’ on Bows & Sequins, shall we? I posted a round-up of my favorite monogrammed gifts earlier so I figured I’d go ahead and feature one of them in an outfit post, too!


I’ve been really loving leather-strapped watches lately (remember this post?) and I’ve been on the hunt for one that will pair perfectly with a good chunk of my wardrobe. Now that it’s cooled off for good and the holidays are right around the corner, my clothing choices are gravitating towards more and more black. When I saw this Kate Spade monogrammed watch, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. I love how the leather strap is a little bit masculine… It’s a great juxtaposition to my closet full of predominantly feminine pieces.


A watch is one of my favorite gifts to give. It’s a piece that your loved one will wear almost everyday, which makes it extremely practical. It’s also a piece that is incredibly functional… How may times do you glance at your watch each day? Imagine he or she thinking of you each and every time check!

Since this Kate Spade monogram watch is such a classic style, its a great gift for every lady on your list, so as long as her name starts with A, B, C, D, E, J, K, L, M, N, R, S, or T. Moms, aunts, sisters, nieces, and grandmothers alike. A personal touch, a timeless leather strap, and a clean face make it a gift that she’ll reach for day in and day out. (Also, it comes in a really cute striped box so no wrapping necessary!)


Speaking of feminine pieces… these pants! After my pant episode last week and wearing pants again today, I don’t even recognize myself. I think I’ve found my perfect fit, though… They need to be a little bit relaxed so they’re not too tight in the thigh. Once they are tight in the thighs, they start to bag in the knees and that’s when I give up and just stick to my jeans and skirts/dresses. But this relaxed fit is pretty fab! And I mean, they’re gold and slightly shimmery… What’s not to love? Oh, and I should mention that they’re basically FREE. Marked down 65% plus an extra 25% off. So they are literally $25. No brainer, right? You have to buy them. They’re so perfect for holiday gatherings this season!


This outfit is perfect for an office holiday party, or anywhere you don’t want to find yourself too over-dressed. A black and gold outfit is festive, but the pants don’t look like you’re trying too hard. To dress it up a bit more, you could always switch out the chunky sweater for a silky black blouse or something a little bit more fitted on top.


Another FYI — These Kate Spade bow pumps are finally back in stock, and on sale!! You know that I wear mine constantly… They’re my go-to black pump. The heel height is pretty perfect, too… Easy to walk in and they make your legs look a mile long! If you missed out last year, be sure to get them while you can.


Get the Look…

Calypso Sweater (old, similar here)
J.Crew Gold Pants (on sale!)
Kate Spade Heels (on sale!)
Bauble Bar Necklace
Kate Spade Monogram Watch c/o
Valentino Sunglasses
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Bag





Created in partnership with Kate Spade

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  1. 11.16.15
    Rena commented:

    This is really a perfect party look!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. 11.16.15
    Jessica commented:

    YAAAAS girl. Love this entire look! I gravitate towards neutral pieces this time of the year too, but it’s fun to throw in a little sparkle every now and then! Also, you’re totally right- a watch is the perfect gift, especially for someone who might be hard to buy for. Everyone can use a watch in their lives!

    Have a great week

  3. 11.16.15
    Natali commented:

    Fantastic shoes and pants, you’re looking so classy and glamorous! 🙂

  4. 11.16.15
    Dana commented:

    Love this look – those pants are fancy yet look pretty comfortable!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  5. 11.16.15
    Alyssa commented:

    This is perfect! I love the mix of textures, and you can’t go wrong with those pants!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

  6. 11.16.15

    Love those pants!! Perfect for Christmas parties!!

  7. 11.16.15

    I love this look! Those pants are amazing and the heels are to die for! Kate Spade is just amazing.

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  8. 11.16.15
    Lauren commented:

    This is such a subtle, festive look… I love it! Those pants are too cute and I’m obsessed with those bow pumps! You look amazing in this outfit!


  9. 11.16.15

    Love the bow details on the heels!

    Liz @

  10. 11.16.15
    Taylor commented:

    I am obsessed with those pants!!! How do they fit? Are they true to size? I am petite at 5 feet and want to order but am stuck between sizes. Thanks for being a style muse of mine!!


  11. 11.16.15
    Kate commented:

    Love the preppy/classic look the Kate Spade watch gives off….and your bow shoes are perfection!

  12. 11.16.15
    laura kathleen commented:

    Love those pants, I wish my size was still in stock! Love this look for the Holidays!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

  13. 11.16.15
    Bella B commented:

    I LOVE the gold pants they are super cute!! and that sweater looks so cozy

  14. 11.16.15
    Nicole Walker commented:

    Omg obsessed! How do you always look so chic girl?!? Love those gold pants ($25!!) and they look great paired with the Kate Spade bow pumps. Thanks for sharing such a cute festive outfit 🙂

    xoxo Nicole

  15. 11.16.15
    Meghan commented:

    Love this look, Jess!

  16. 11.17.15
    Angelina commented:

    Love your look! Gorg

  17. 11.18.15
    Jen commented:

    THOSE PANTS! So sad that they are out of stock in my size. You look amazing.