Merry Christmas!

It seems like just yesterday I was wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. But alas, another year has passed. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported my blog since I started it this year. It has been a tremendous learning experience in both internet dealings and my personal style.

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For this Christmas Eve, I wanted to go with a simple yet holiday appropriate black dress, and this Zac Posen (for Target) dress absolutely hits the mark.

I have completely abandoned wearing hose. It was the Balmain holiday lookbook that made me think of wearing Mary Janes and tights again.

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The tights/Mary Janes combo has been appearing a lot in fashion lately. Honestly, it's much easier to walk in Mary Janes and tights than slingbacks; they always slip off the back!

My shoes are Manolos, still available here.

I like the 'new' version of the Manolo Mary Janes as well. I think this style is a classic and will keep cycling through fashion. And these Lanvin shoes add just a bit of avant-garde to any look.

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My dress is Zac Posen -- for target ;) -- but still encompasses the elements that make Zac Posen a legend when it comes to gowns.

The top of the dress is classic Zac Posen, a lot of his gowns have a similar cut on top (kind of like this one). The fabric is also extremely thick and durable. I think this is the one for Target collection that was a huge win.

I also like that the dress is shorter, as it is more something I can wear to a family or friend gathering (like this one). The original Zac Posen gown would be way too much for that kind of event.

 

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I love the strapless gowns with the big bell skirt, like this dress, or this Monique Lhuillier gown. While these two are very beautiful, they're very formal.

This Stella McCartney gown is very high drama, but still appropriate for a dressy event. And of course, Halston Heritage, one of my favorites, makes an excellent cocktail dress.

I chose to pair this dress with a belt to give a bit more color. I love this reversible Ferragamo belt because you get a red and black belt in one. This Tory Burch belt is great too, the silver is perfect for the holidays.

This Ferragamo belt is a great choice for a cocktail dress, and the bow makes it even more festive.

 

 

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I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, whatever you celebrate!

 

 

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

--xo--