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Holiday Dress: the beginning

Every year my work does this fancy holiday party. It’s one of the few times a year I can wear a cocktail dress and people will be happy to see it! So naturally, I’m excited about the prospect, and was thinking of wearing a vintage 80’s prom dress, but I couldn’t find one that really spoke to me. So I found this dress at Loehman’s, and it suprisingly looks really amazing on, but I will certainly need to accessorize it. Hmmmm…. any ideas? This is what I like about dressing up, finding a foundation item and build an outfit out of it. Ahh… the sound of wheels turning in my head!

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12 comments for “Holiday Dress: the beginning”

  1. I see… perhaps a pair of opaque black tights, and a cocktail hat? Maybe a black one with a sparkly bit of broach or sequins to tie in to the sparkly of the dress? Dark back-seamed stockings would be sexy, too.

    Posted by Ashe Mischief | November 16, 2007, 9:07 pm
  2. love your dress! it’s an amazing color (:

    since it’s kinda a blue-gold combi, why not try a gold belt (to bring out the color) and electric blue clutch?

    there are just so many ways you can wear this! have fun (:


    Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2007, 6:23 am
  3. I’m thinking strappy gold heels plus lots of long, layered necklaces would bump up the glam of the dress even more.

    Posted by The Fashionista | November 17, 2007, 1:06 pm
  4. Very pretty! I think my big silver Diana ring is the accessory you need
    But also black tights/black shoes would be very of-the-moment.

    Posted by WendyB | November 17, 2007, 4:54 pm
  5. Ah! Love the dress!

    Posted by The Clothes Horse | November 17, 2007, 5:12 pm
  6. That is beautiful! I agree with Wendy, black tights and black shoes would be perfect!

    Posted by Heather | November 17, 2007, 5:27 pm
  7. nice nice. chunky belt, and some crazy color leg warmers would lookk lovely. be cool if you put up a flickr collection or link, if you request readers/friends (count me in) to send you holiday party/event pictures! oh great ;)

    Posted by meli | November 17, 2007, 8:45 pm
  8. oooh, i’m torn between chunky belt and jewels!

    tights are probably a must, being as it’s usually freezing…

    so wendy… what is the diana ring???

    Posted by jennine | November 17, 2007, 8:55 pm
  9. Opaque, matte tights in yellow or cobalt.

    Posted by Lucky Canuck | November 21, 2007, 6:57 pm
  10. you know, i tried on the dress with purple tights, and grey booties, and i really liked it… perhpaps cobalt would be excellent too!

    Posted by jennine | November 22, 2007, 10:32 am
  11. I need to take a trip to Loheman’s with you! The few times I’ve gone I’ve never found anything. This dress is so cute!

    Posted by coquette | November 27, 2007, 9:28 pm
  12. Ohh, all you need are those gold plus crochet necklaces from a few posts down. Amazing.

    Posted by Dana | November 29, 2007, 1:23 pm

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