According to Buddy the Elf, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. I’m not going against the wise words of Buddy, but it’s safe to say the second best way to spread Christmas cheer is by wearing a fabulous holiday outfit.
We all know that when you look good, you typically feel good, and the holidays couldn’t be a better season for that! (I’ll need all the feeling good I can get after all the holiday foods I normally eat.) ‘Tis the season for Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve kisses, and endless gatherings of friends and family asking about your new job or the 10 pounds you put on since last year. I’m here to help in the dressing department, with all the shimmer and sparkles I could get my hands on. Call me a girly girl, but I just love glitter. Although I’m a firm believer that sequins aren’t only for the holidays, they are definitely in their peak season.
If you’re a woman in December going to an event, you know how incredibly difficult it seems to be to find a beautiful dress with sleeves. Look no further. Here she is! This sparkly piece from Embellish is so comfortable, while being dressy at the same time. I wore it with tights and a pair of black booties, but this dress would also look perfect with some pretty heels without tights. Yes, you heard me—unless you’re cold—it is not a rule that you must wear tights in the winter! A dress can look just as fancy and just as appropriate without them.
Whether you’re short or tall, this dress seems to hit at the right spot for everyone. Embellish is also a local destination for holiday party wear. Lace, sequins, shimmer and velvet are everywhere you turn. You’ll fall in love with so many things you’ll be looking for more parties to crash!
Dress: $70 | Embellish • 2920 Frederica St • (270) 344-1371
This sequin blazer from Excursions is screaming to be worn for a winter party. The gold buttons and the cut of the jacket make it completely versatile to throw on over a dress, or with a top and pants like I did. I had a tough time deciding on pants, only because I fell in love with so many. I narrowed it down to these feather trimmed ones and a pair of high waisted velvet flares. I chose these because I thought they would be so fun and festive for a holiday shoot, but believe me when I tell you that Excursions has endless party options in store right now! I wore a simple silky lace trimmed top underneath, but you could take it one step further and do sequins there, too!
I chose to focus on a black and gold aesthetic for this issue, but that doesn’t mean the reds and greens aren’t in style anymore. Bold and bright red is still a go-to, and if you don’t have red in your outfit, a red lip still counts. Be sure and shop local this holiday season, and check out our boutiques to shop for everyone on your list, including yourself!
Blazer: $196 Top:$148 Pants: $328 | Excursions • 2738 Frederica St • (270) 926-8388