#MyStyle: Holiday Party with @parisandalatte

It's holiday season! We all know what that means: lots of parties. Of course there's the annual dilemma of what to wear, taking into account both style and occasion. Is that lace LBD appropriate for the office party during the week, or should you save it for your friend's get-together on the weekend?

This week, our Instagram influencers across America submitted their #OOTD, Holiday Party edition, with plenty of inspiration for you — including a preference from Karen in New Jersey, a mom who will be attending lots of holiday parties in homes. What does she recommend for those end-of-year get-togethers? Something chic and comfortable, pairing a comfy sweater with an ostrich feather skirt.

Watch the latest episode of #MyStyle to see how Karen recommends styling her holiday party outfit. Then tell us which ideas you like best, as well as what occasions you’d like to see our influencers try next. Please comment below!

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    Statistics Canada adds warning to survey after concerns raised about triggering questions

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    'It's a mess': Pot shop owners say Alberta is running out of weed

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  • Manmeet Singh Bhullar Park officially opens in Calgary
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    Manmeet Singh Bhullar Park officially opened Saturday, three years after the Calgary-Greenway MLA was killed in a tragic accident while helping others in need. "We spent the last three years trying to imagine what this would be and I feel so happy because there are so many people around here, they all seem to be enjoying this park, being able to remember Manmeet," said his wife, Namrita Rattan. The first turbaned Sikh to hold a cabinet position in Alberta, Bhullar stopped to help another motorist who got stuck in bad weather just north of Red Deer in November 2015.

  • Sales are brisk as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion
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  • EU's Barnier plays down 'backstop' checks on Northern Irish trade
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    EU's Barnier plays down 'backstop' checks on Northern Irish trade

    The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier stood firm on the need for checks on goods shipped from mainland Britain to Northern Ireland after Brexit, while insisting this would not amount to a new border, in an interview published on Sunday. Negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union are stalled on several issues, but primarily an Irish 'backstop' both sides agree is needed to avoid a hard border between the UK province of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, an EU state.

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    Hundreds of migrants storm Spanish enclave in North Africa, one dies

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    Congo rebels kill 15, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region

    Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the centre of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday, as the violence threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts. "We condemn this attack," said the World Health Organization's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Allied Democratic Forces rebels attacked Congolese army positions and several neighbourhoods of Beni on Saturday and into Sunday, Capt. Mak Hazukay Mongha told The Associated Press.

  • 'In our bloodline:' Land-based learning links curriculum with Indigenous culture
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