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holiday style – subtle sparkle

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From top left: warehouse metallic leather mini skirt (similar here), asos collection holographic shift dress, asos foiled jacquard hitchcock dress  (also in tall), BA&SH tiare dress, true decadence metallic jacquard bardot dress, asos metallic tee and pencil skirt in glitter, asos pencil skirt in mixed print and jacquard, asos premium pencil dress in floral jacquard

It’s that time of year again. Holiday season. When women around the globe throw practical style to the wind and buy the most ridiculous short, tight, sequinned thing we can find. In the emotional rush that comes along with finding that short, tight, glittery thing (“OMG! It SPARKLES!!”), we overlook the fact that we will only be able to wear it one night of the year, with zero possibility of reuse.

With a closet full of overwhelmingly sparkly, overwhelmingly cheesy sequin bodycon dresses accumulated over a decade of New Year’s Eves (because you can’t wear the same one twice!), I have finally decided to put on my big girl pants – or skirt, or dress – and invest in some holiday wear with more subtle sparkle. Maybe something knee-length. Maybe something work party appropriate. Maybe even something I will wear again.

What’s your go-to holiday style?

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roaring 20s

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era silk midi dress, texcoco mini dress, illuminate silk midi dress, and tracing mini dress, all by needle and thread

So many options for your next Gatsby-inspired evening. The third one is my favorite. What’s yours?

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qooqoo

folium dressfestsplashtribesweattribedress2folium2glint dress, festival splash dress, mint tribe sweatshirt, tribe dress, folium dress

I’m loving the playful, slightly crazy vibe of QooQoo.  You can get a few of their pieces on NastyGal, or shop the whole collection here.  I would love to add a few of these digital print dresses to my closet…

(all photos from etsy.com)

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graphic content

Fullscreen capture 1102013 31102 PM.bmp1. topshop knitted graphic check jumper  2. river island pencil dress in stripe  3. asos midi skirt in stripe  4. asos midi skirt in bold stripe  5. asos shirt in cutabout stripe print  6. marni leather grid handbag  7. topshop stripe band back dress (note, this is a petite, but similar here)  8. j. crew cafe capri in windowpane  9. j. crew no. 2 pencil skirt in geometric print  10. topshop love tube skirt

Yes, it’s been a long time.  I want to thank every one of you who has stuck with me during my creative drought, and I want all of you to know that I’ll be back blogging regularly now.  -Not quite as often as before I started school, but I will try to post at least once a week.  My new camera should be arriving in the next few days, and I can’t wait to document a few of the new purchases I’ve made since August.  But until then, some (mostly affordable) inspiration for a bolder and brighter winter/spring transition!

Thoughts?

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festival season

isabel lu dress (similar options here, here, and here), forever 21 necklace, vintage clutch, zara heels (painted red)

I actually wore this to a music festival last weekend, and let me tell you, my boyfriend was not happy about my outfit choice!  He said I looked like I was meeting a senator, and complained that I was going to look different than everyone else there.  But what’s so wrong with that?  I didn’t feel like rocking that whole cutoff jorts and  flower crown Coachella look that’s starting to feel a little maxed out – I don’t dress like that in real life, and why would I put on a themed getup just to hear live music?  So I stood my ground on the dress and heels, and compromised by switching out the necklace for spiky tribal earrings before heading out the door.

Thoughts?

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