Black Velvet

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I absolutely love holiday party season. It’s so fun to get dressed up and be merry with friends and family. My go-to holiday party look is simple- a pretty dress + tights + heels + red lips. I’ve had this dress for a few seasons now and it always sees a lot of action during this time of year.


Does it look like it’s freezing in these photos? Because it totally was! About two seconds after I took off my coat I was completely numb and Alex and I started giggling uncontrollably. Mostly because we were both fighting a battle with the wind/snow and clearly losing. Shooting pictures with Alex is always fun. We’re like the post office- rain or snow we keep going!


I’ll be talking more about holiday party attire throughout the rest of this week. Check back on the blog tomorrow to see a few ideas on how to style your hair for a holiday party!


Outfit Details: Coat- H&M // Dress- Thrifted // Necklace and Ring- Amy O. Jewelry (necklace borrowed from Alex) // Tights- Joe Fresh // Shoes- BP ‘Trolley’ Ankle Boot from Nordstrom // Lips- Mirenesse Glossy Kiss in #2 Flirty Kiss // photos- Delayed Missives


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  1. Jenmarie says

    I love the way these photos turned out! Yes, it does look absolutely freezing. I could never do that. Haha!

  2. Emily / Cake to Kale says

    What a classic look! I’m LOVING those ankle boots.. I’ve been coveting a pair of black booties for awhile, finally got around to ordering some the other day. Stay warm!!!

  3. says

    I didn’t expect you to post that last photo… but the first one turned out well. I think we were outside at the worst possible point in the storm :(

    • says

      Haha, yeah, I think so too! We thought since it was softly snowing earlier it would stay that way! Hehe, I liked that last photo. I thought it captured the scene pretty well- you taking pics and me trying not to blow over!

  4. says

    I can relate to your less than fun snow storm photo shoot – what a challenge just to take a few photos!
    Love you simple but chic party look, and the necklace is a stunner!