Monthly Archives: December 2017

Sunday Look: Holiday Stripes

See the source imageHappy Sunday!  This past week was very interesting.  The most exciting thing, SNOW, yes snow!  Everyone including myself was so excited.  Snow is not something we see very often, especially not before Christmas.  It really made it feel like the  HOLIDAYS!  It’s all gone now 🙁 and the temperatures, well… 🙁 ! See the source image

See the source imageIn keeping with the Christmas season I felt like incorporating red into my wardrobe again this week (it’s my favorite color in case you didn’t know).  I was feeling brave by wearing this form fitting  sweater dress.  But there was something about it that spoke HOLIDAY to me.  The red and back stripes has a woven line of sparkle in-between each stripe.  I was surprised at how form fitting it was and felt like it needed a belt.  Instead of a traditional belt, I tied a wide black ribbon in a bow around my waist, that really changed the entire look.

I accessorized with long faux diamond earrings, long necklace and bangles.  Instead of wearing a red shoe I opted for black pointy toe RED BOTTOMS instead 😉 .

My (old) little black velvet handbag added that extra holiday sparkle from the two little rhinestone bling medallions.   Even though this bag is very old, it still fits todays fashion trends.  Never get rid of your handbags!  They could make a fashion comeback years later, Okay!

Style Tip: ⇓
Another way to style this dress, add a pair of boots and floppy hat!  Next time…
There is BEAUTI in everything, find it…..
See the source imageDress: Chelsea & Violet (similar here)
Handbag: Hillard Hanson (old)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew, Luke, Isaiah & Jeramiah

 

Holiday Party Attire

Tis the Season for those Holiday Parties… what are you going to wear?
Office holiday parties vary from business casual to dressy to formal. You want to be prepared for either. Hopefully this simple guide will help you achieve that perfect look. I get asked all the time ‘What should I wear to my holiday party?” Well it depends on the PARTY right!
Office parties that are held in the office during or after work tend to be business casual, you will be celebrating in what you actually wore to work. This is probably one of the easiest parties to dress for. On that day you can add a festive scarf, holiday pin or dress in traditional holiday colors of Red, Green, Black, Silver and Gold or any combination. You can also wear a holiday sweater (nothing ugly or obnoxious) but something softer like cashmere or with a little holiday sparkle.
Parties that take place outside the office usually mean you should step it up a bit. Although, they can still be business casual depending on the company vibes. More than likely its going to be a little bit dressier than an on-site office party.
The style of the announcement will usually let you know whether its casual, dressy, semi-formal or formal. Just be prepared.

We all know if the invitation reads dressy, semi-formal or formal attire you need to look your best.  Depending on your wardrobe you may have something in your closet that you can wear. Men a dark suit and tie will do just fine. Ladies if you have a little black dress or even a long black dress, you’re set. You can jazz it up with fabulous accessories that sparkle and shine. Easy right?
Formal attire usually calls for something long but not necessarily. Todays fashion has an array of short formal dresses, pantsuits and jumpsuits that will fit the occasion just fine. All you need to know… you shouldn’t wear jeans, tee-shirt, flip-flops or tennis shoes right? It’s all about elegance… And there is no need to break the bank!
Here are a some of my past and present “Holiday” looks ….
Office Party

 

 

Dressy

 

Semi- Formal/Formal

Accessories See the source image

This is only a guide……………..do you!
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…

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Sunday Look: Floral Holiday

Happy Sunday!  Here we go, its officially HOLIDAY TIME…  We have been busy trying to get the inside and outside all decked out for the holidays.  The only thing missing is the COOLER weather.  How are your decorating plans going?
Last December I opted to wear RED each Sunday to church.  I really didn’t make that commitment this year but somehow I started out in red again.  Today’s outfit featuring this all over floral maxi with a self-tie halter neck and elastic off-the-shoulder. This elastic is formed so you can wear it two ways.  If you prefer to wear it further up-on the shoulders you can (like in the feature photo at top).  I truly love the off-the-shoulder look.  I’ve said it many times, “a woman’s shoulders is the most beautiful feature on her body”.

When you have a self-tie halter neck there is no need for a necklace.  This girl is never without her earrings. I wore a pair with a sequence look detail.  You know me, I must always have a bangle or three LOL 😉 .  Today I had six!  Since I’m not very tall, every MAXI is way too long.  I always have to wear really high heel shoes so it doesn’t drag the ground.  Today I wore a black patent leather platform sling back with a 5 inch heel.  I bet you’re saying, “5 inches”.  Here’s a little secret, platforms can reduce the heel height by 2 inches sometimes.  So it feels like I was really wearing 3 inch heels 😉 .

What’s the perfect bag to carry when wearing a MAXI of this type?  A magazine clutch is what, nothing went better!  It’s very unexpected wouldn’t you say?

(Front)(Back)

What type of holiday attire will you be wearing this HOLIDAY SEASON?
There is BEAUTI  in everything, find it…
Maxi: Forever 21
Bag: Sam Moon
Shoes: Vince Camuto (old)
Photo Credit: Ricky Tanksley

Matthew 7:12