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It’s official - the holiday season is in full swing! All the festive events have begun, meaning my outfit planning has gone into major overhaul. From the holiday event at an art gallery (this is what I’d wear!), to a celebratory brunch with my besties to an event where it’s required that you “dress to impress” - it can be nothing short of overwhelming.
But I’m not about that stressed life. Not that you can avoid it completely around this time of year (can we please fix that, Santa?!) but I like to keep it as stress-free as possible.
The brunches are relatively easy. A jeans/sweater or skirt/scarf combo usually does the trick. But what about for the fancier times? For that black-tie winter wedding or the charity gala you were invited to attend at the last minute?
I’d like to introduce you to this Nha Khanh gown - a piece I found while browsing on Rent the Runway. When I saw it online, I knew it would be stunning in person (I talked a little bit about that yesterday if you missed it!) It’s this feeling you get - like when you have instant chemistry with a person…oddly enough, I get a sillier sensation when I find a piece I’m smitten with - love at first sight!
I took this dress out for a (literal) spin over at the Freer Slacker Gallery (which is closing for renovations in January so if it’s been on your go-to list, now’s your chance!) Even though it was quite chilly (faux fur coat recommended), I was on such a high (or more like blushing so hard) from people actually stopping me to compliment the dress that I hardly noticed. One gentleman even stopped to give me posing tips (thanks, stranger!)
This dress is a statement in itself, so I toned it down with just a few of my favorite fancy pieces - my absolute favorite cuff from Sophie Blake (she only made a couple of this style so I snatched it up as soon as I saw it earlier this year!) and my go-to evening clutch from Jeffrey Levinson. This clutch is the thing of dreams, folks. It’s the softest leather I’ve ever felt and fit both my lipstick and phone.
Speaking of lips, this shade called “Serrano” is from the latest Makeup Meltdown holiday collection - it’s only available until the end of the month so if you’re in search of a great red for the holidays, TRUST ME, this is your color.