Clearly I’m looking forward to the holidays. Velvet! Sparkle! Gold! Ruffles! Although, I tend to dress this way on normal days sometimes too…
I love dresses like this one paired with black tights because they’re effortlessly stylish. There’s a maternity version here, but it might need cinching in the waist. Red nail polish would take this look over the top, so I’d wear pink to keep it sweet and a little more casual. Plus you’d look so cute when you pull out your ‘best-ever-oh-my-god-where-did-you-get-that’ pocket mirror! (That was a shameless plug for my own shop, I know.) Lilac earrings and a fuschia velvet clutch add a little more color, while the shoes and ring bring in the shine.
Katie @ explanation requiredNovember 16, 2010 at 1:10 pm
Ooo, love this look. One of my favorites of yours!!
Diana SmithNovember 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm
I love reading your blog! You are so pretty and you have the best style ever. I always look forward to your posts!
RebeccaNovember 16, 2010 at 1:30 pm
I NEED those Mary Janes!
Making it LovelyNovember 16, 2010 at 9:23 pm
Jess [tenpenny splendid]November 16, 2010 at 1:41 pm
That dress is adorable! And I love the Anthro shoes. They have the cutest selection!
KristinNovember 16, 2010 at 1:57 pm
I love this dress! It’s perfect for a maternity look too and I’m so glad you linked to both. The tights are a super find too. Have you had any luck finding brown full panel tights this season? I am expecting as well and have had a hard time finding good options. I know you seem to be on the pulse with these things. :)
Making it LovelyNovember 16, 2010 at 9:24 pm
I’ve only seen black and gray. I usually just wear regular (non-control top) tights in a larger size while pregnant.
Jenn L @ Peas and CrayonsNovember 16, 2010 at 3:06 pm
Bring on the sparkle!!!! <3
StaciNovember 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm
I love those shoes and the dress! However I’m not sure I could pull it off… Love the maternity version although not in the market for one ;)
jbhatNovember 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm
Very festive. What I love is that you accessorized right down to the nail polish, with great advice about making a smart color choice to avoid looking too-too. You are good!
ElishaNovember 16, 2010 at 7:54 pm
Great post! I especially like the crushed velvet clutch. The dress would look great with a skinny belt to match the clutch.
ZoeNovember 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm
I have the same question as Kristin – any good sources for maternity tights? I would love to feel cuter than I do now, stuck in the one pair of maternity jeans I have and a pair of “housework” jeans that are too big normally… I have some cute dresses that I could wear but it’s getting too chilly!
Zoe from A Quick Study Paper Goods
Making it LovelyNovember 16, 2010 at 9:25 pm
Try a regular pair in a larger size! I’ve had good luck doing that.
ShuchitaNovember 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm
Love your website (read it daily and keep refreshing my page in the hope that a new post will appear soon as I finish reading the last one !)
I love the clutch and the pocket mirror :-D
Oh a question, how long do your tights last ? Mine end up with holes in them after just two outings :-(
Is there a secret to wearing tights ? I cut and file my toenails religiously so it can’t be the nail snagging the nylon.. sigh… pls help !
Making it LovelyNovember 16, 2010 at 9:26 pm
Maybe it’s the quality of the tights you’re buying? Or are you putting them in the washer and dryer? Mine tend to last a long time, often a couple of years. I do put mine in the washer (gentle setting, in a lingerie bag), but I hang them to dry.
natalynNovember 16, 2010 at 10:36 pm
I love that dress and that jewelry! You always put together the cutest outfits.
Savvy in San FranciscoNovember 17, 2010 at 1:28 am
The whole outfit is great, but I am especially loving the Kate Spade clutch!
TracyNovember 17, 2010 at 4:51 am
Love the bag so much!
Would love to see you do a budget style post some time.. like give yourself a dollar limit perhaps!? That’d be fun.
MariaNovember 17, 2010 at 7:30 am
Love your blog, you are so creative and energetic. Thanks for sharing!
katieNovember 17, 2010 at 11:08 am
i always LOVE your style posts. this one especially makes me wish i had an extra couple hundred dollars to spend, and somewhere fancy to go during the holidays!
would you mind if I shared this on my blog? I’d link to here and give you credit, of course.
katieNovember 17, 2010 at 11:57 am
Love whole look!
But I’d want the dress a bit longer and I’d cinch it with a cute belt. My curvy frame just can’t rock the no-waist look.
SamNovember 18, 2010 at 10:07 am
So excellent. Excellent dresses and jewelry. I am going to have to get some to my pal Erika Strumsky’s birthday! whoaaa