christmas dress

For my second holiday outfit, I want to share this Elizabeth and James dress. Every year around the holidays I think of the ideal Christmas dress, and this one perfectly fits the bill.

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Maybe it's the hunter green colour, or the sleeves that kind of look like elves' costumes, it really reminds me of Christmas.

I bought it years ago, when I was trying to add more colour to my closet. I usually only end up wearing it for Christmas because of the green color, but this Elizabeth and James dress would work for the holidays and year-round.

I love TheRealReal.com but because it's a consignment store, they only have one item in stock. Check out this Opening Ceremony dress for another green option.

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If you have a really dressy holiday event to get to, check out this sequins dress. That shade of green look great on everyone.

For something a little more casual, this D&G dress is an awesome choice, as well as this DVF sheath.

But if you want something with a little drama, this Stella McCartney makes the perfect Christmas dress.

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Last year, I wore this dress to a party and I skipped the tights and belt because I wanted to be more minimal.

Now I think it's just too much volume, the dress combined with flared sleeves just looks too boxy this year.

I went with my mom's reversible belt, the other side is red, which I'll wear with another Christmas dress later ;)

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This Ferragamo belt is my favorite, because it's red and black just like mine. It's really beneficial to have a reversible belt, especially if you're traveling. This one is another great Ferragamo piece in a more demure color.

This Tory Burch belt is more Christmas-y because of the silver color. I think it would work great in this outfit as well!

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I was really glad to see Mary Jane shoes on the runways this year. I was just thinking about my Manolos, yes, the ones from Sex and the City. I wore them so few times, and I began thinking about selling them, seeing as Mary Janes seemed so dated.

Manolo Blahnik spruced up the classic design with a more modern heel. The older design had a more flared heel, which I think is what made me think they were no longer in style. But they are still out there, selling out fast on TheRealReal.

The Mary Jane is a great shoe for this Christmas dress. They just have a slightly more formal look. And the strap makes wearing tights much easier!

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These Manolos are a much less basic style, perfect for someone who's more of a risk taker than me ;)))

If you prefer the classic Mary Janes, these Lanvin pumps are absolutely gorgeous. The jeweled clasp is a perfect accent.

 

Hope you all enjoy your holiday parties and get some great gifts under the tree!

--xo---