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Outfit: Holiday Party Ready



I hope all of my stateside friends had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday. Felt a little sad to miss it this year; I still had a lovely day with Thomas, but the lack of seasonal festivities reminded me of my college years when my family lived too far away to visit on Thanksgiving and I spent the long weekends alone wandering the ghost town of my campus. Holidays can be a lonely, isolating experience whenever you don't have a chance to share them with loved ones. But I don't mean to be too somber because there are other festivities around the corner and I will be seeing most of my family at Christmas and today I'm dressed up in my best holiday gear. Holiday party clothes tend to be very seasonally impractical--sequin dresses never offer much warmth and heels don't make sense in winter's usually icy conditions. But those clothes are the most fun to wear! This year however I'm leaning more towards the cozy meets cushy side. This translates to an old very worn-in sweater paired with a beautiful brocade skirt and a few decorative touches to bring the whole look together. My headpiece is actually the one I commissioned for my wedding--I've been waiting for another excuse to wear it because it's such a beautiful piece and the reason I got a metal headpiece instead of a floral one was so I could re-wear it. All in all the look feels apropriately glam for someone who usually loves sequins and other shiny objects, but also means I won't spend my whole evening at the party shivering! How will you be dressing up for holiday parties this year?  
old sweater, Closet London skirt (sold out, dress here), Unique Vintage tights, old heels (similar)
*pictures by Thomas*

20 comments:

Alice Christina said...

Oh gosh! That skirt is so beautiful! Such a fabulous look


Alice-Christina
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Hannah Lucy said...

Wow this whole outfit it gorgeous!

Hannah | Oh January

Anonymous said...

Cute skirt x www.champagneinateacup.wordpress. com

Lix said...

Loving that skirt. I wore a pair of pants like that for a hair seminar once and... no, but as a skirt it looks amazing.

Joy said...

Love your style! I ordered this dress https://www.etsy.com/transaction/1080268796
from etsy - it came today, and I love it! I'm going to wear it to all the Christmas things. I especially like the ribbon print winding around the dress.

Latidos de moda by Raquel said...

You look amazing.

Izzy said...

So beautiful! I love that headband <3

The Quirky Queer

Isabella said...

Such a cute outfit! It's similar to an outfit I just posted on my own blog. That head piece is so beautiful, I would search for every opportunity to wear it as well.

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kelsey_the farmer's daughter said...

I'm so in love with that headpiece, and it holds such special memories too! And the ribbons on the back of your tights is such a sweet detail!

ModernVintageStyle said...

A really fabulous outfit - and how great is it that you have been able to wear your headpiece! It's all so party-like, but without being too obvious. And more brilliant tights! Kx

lottie said...

oh, what a beautiful skirt! where'd you get it?

Nicola J said...

This look is beautiful! I love that skirt!

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Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

@lottie, I actually list & link where all of my clothes are at the end of the post (right above the final picture), so please refer to that anytime you want to know where something is from. The skirt is by Closet London.

Two Peas, Different Pods said...

Loving all the metallic details! I'm definitely going for a more sparkly look this year as well :)
-Emma <3

Lauren Lalicon said...

I love the skirt! It's a very classic look that definitely screams holidays while also being fantastically cozy. I hope the rest of your holidays lighten up :)

How To Be More Like Lauren

Lana // The Joy Blog said...

Love the shoes. I've got some similar ones on my wish list.

Angela said...

Awwww such a darling post! Love EVERYTHING about this outfit! Super cute and chic! xx

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The Style Researcher said...

OMG I love this outfit and your hair colour. I'm following you!
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Vani Sagita said...

Love the outfit so much. Eventhough there's no festive decor around you I can feel the warmth and happiness from it.

Mileide Almeida said...

Beautiful skirt!
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