One of my favorite parts of any special occasion is the excuse to dress a little differently than I would in my day to day life. I love glittery mini-dresses just as much as the next person, but for holiday parties they can sometimes feel a bit too expected. I’ve loved all of the sixties and seventies influence on fall and winter fashion this season and wanted to translate the inspiration into my holiday wear. Add cut-outs to give a brocade pattern dress the look of a two-piece set worthy of Taylor Swift herself and I’m SO interested!
Friday night my friend and her boyfriend had a Martinis & Mistletoe party. I was excited to wear my new ASOS dress. The dress is SO my style but was actually a gift from my ASOS Secret Santa, Tiffany from Fat Shopaholic. I was so pleased when I opened my mystery package to find a dress that is such a great fit for my personal style. Letting someone else pick out clothes for you can be a little dangerous sometimes, but Tiffany totally read my style. Thanks girl!
Of course I couldn’t just throw on a teeny tiny cut-out dress and walk out the door in December (if only I lived in Hawaii). Just walking from the car to the door of a friend’s apartment and waiting for them to buzz me in is brutal in the frigid weather. I’ve had a thing for over the top fur all season, from leopard jackets, to faux fur vests…I’m all about curling up in fur inspired pieces and playing Hollywood starlet all winter long. I fell in love with this SheIn pink faux fur coat (just under $25!) and I’ve been wearing it constantly. I wore it over a little black dress to see Wicked in New York City, I wore it with a gray body-con dress and tights to see Christmas lights with friends, and I have every intention of wearing it over a black leotard with jeans and heeled booties for a glamorous touch on a casual look (now just to find my black leotard…).
Though Christmas party season is coming to a close the festive dress doesn’t need to end just yet! Ditch the little black dress for New Year’s Eve and opt for a few subtle cut-outs, a pattern that nods to the sixties and seventies or a statement jacket.
Have you experimented with the sixties and seventies style inspiration this season? Do you have a go-to look for seasonal parties or do you like to experiment?