I love the full skirt and pretty
pleats on this Forever21 dress for a whimsical touch. The gold metallic threading also adds a subtle shine that I can’t get enough of. To cinch my waist, I
“borrowed” (with no plans of returning) my mom’s Badgley Mischka belt. It’s a
gorgeous investment with its 1920s art-deco coolness.
My Guess shoes (similar) reflect the season
as well. They’re a bright, memorable color but also a closet classic shape. I know
I’ll be breaking them out well after the last drop of champagne and
the holiday festivities are over.
How do you stylishly stand out in a
sea of holiday parties? Bold accessories always seem to do the trick like my
Forever21 sparkly headpiece and Chanel red lips.

Huge thanks to my daddy for taking
these pictures! A former director of commercials, he’s now a full-time painter.
I’ve always admired my dad’s creativity. I remember as a little kid, dashing up the stairs to
his studio to watch him paint. I loved to tell
him silly stories about my school day as he skillfully blended colors on the
canvas. Unfortunately, my artistic talent hasn’t improved as I’ve grown up (I
still struggle at drawing stick figures!), but it’s fun that we get to bond over
my blog. You can check out my dad’s website here.


    • December 18, 2012 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks so much, Stephanie! I'm loving your new hair, by the way! xoxo

  1. December 19, 2012 / 4:50 pm

    Great holiday outfit! I love how you accented with red… your lips and shoes really take it up a notch 🙂

    xo, alison*elle

    • December 20, 2012 / 8:22 am

      Thanks Kaitlyn! Red is my favorite color (except for pink, of course!)
      Stop by Brooke du jour again soon! xoxo

  2. January 1, 2013 / 8:35 pm

    That dress is such a great find! When are we going back to Forever21?!?!


    • January 2, 2013 / 5:40 pm

      Soon! I have Christmas money to burn through! ; )

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