Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Peppermint Twist

Coat (Guess); Hat (vintage); Bag (Wilson's Leather); Skirt (Talbots); Watch (Michael Kors); Shoes (Steve Madden)
Bracelet (Nadri); Boots (Diba); Faux Fur Jacket (Yaprak)
Ivory Tuxedo Jacket (Jones New York)
Who says redheads can't wear red?  This red and ivory lace skirt from Talbot's was a total impulse buy last month, but hey, I had a gift card burning a hole in my pocket!  I feel a bit like a giant candy cane, and so much red and winter white might be over the top, but I love it anyway.  I've already worn it to two different holiday parties and styled it two different ways using only pieces that were already in my closet, so no buyer's remorse here.

I paired it with red pumps and an ivory tuxedo jacket for a holiday open house and fundraiser last week; then with a turtleneck, faux fur jacket, and ivory boots for my husband's office party on Saturday night.  It's also the second time out this month for the faux fur jacket (see it here paired with a little black dress).

The heavy, embroidered lace detail of the skirt is exquisite, but I'm afraid it won't be terribly versatile after Christmas.  Perhaps I can tone it down and make it less "holiday" with a navy or black top.  If that doesn't work...well, there's always Valentines Day....

Do you dress "festively" for the holidays?  How festive is too festive?  I have holiday pajamas (custom-made by my mom using a vintage pin-up print fabric I found on eBay), but I draw the line at themed sweaters and sweatshirts...unless participating in an ugly sweater competition, in which case I'm all in!

Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!  

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