As promised, here is the second way I styled that Mark + James by Badgley Mischka dress for the holiday party season. To downplay the dress, and make it less formal, I've edged it up with leather accessories and some big blinged-out hoop earrings. And, as with the more formal look, I've gone with a simple deep side-part and a bright bold red lip for an effortless dressed-up look.
My leather jacket is a pretty conservative shape, so if you own a true moto-jacket, you'll look even more laid-back cool. Or, if you prefer something less edgy and a bit more preppy, you can achieve the same down-played glam look by swapping out the leather for a basic black blazer. Really, your options are endless!