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Holiday party ready // velvet fit and flare dress

Holiday party ready - velvet fit and flare dress

{ dress | bag | shoes | earrings }

Well if your life is anything like mine, holiday party season is in full swing! From dinners with friends and family, to potlucks, to office lunches, to fancier evening affairs, it seems like every week there is a new event to go to (and find an outfit to wear to!). Zach had THREE Christmas parties to go to this year. First there was the kids Christmas party, which was so fun for Emmylou – think cookie decorating station. Then he had his regular Christmas party at a nice venue downtown, which I wore an older dress to, but he also had a client Christmas party that was a bit fancier and left me perusing Nordstrom’s website for way too long trying to find the perfect thing to wear!

When I came across this dress I was immediately taken because I’m loving velvet right now. I also love the fuller skirt, which is not something I usually wear.  I went for a size down from what I usually wear because of the skirt, and I’m so happy I did because the fit was perfect! I also found this adorable velvet bow clutch (also like this velvet envelope one) to wear with it, and these Kate Spade stud earrings. I paired it with these lace-up pumps that I bought a few months ago (also love these ones). I just wore an older coat with it, but I’m loving this option as well as this option (both on sale) if you need to pick something up to match.

We are done with the fancy get together for now, so for the rest of the season I’ll be going casual (think oversized sweaters, great denim or leggings and over-the-knee boots). And for New Years we’ll be traveling to BC (by car, and ferry), so I’ll need to find something that travels well (aka doesn’t wrinkle) to wear in case we end up going out! AND we’re bringing both dogs and Emmylou so we have to pack very light (my worst nightmare) because it’s going to be a tight fit. And we’ll need room for presents… Oh my. We’’, it should be interesting to say the least! Wish me luck 🙂

Holiday party ready - velvet fit and flare dress

Holiday party ready - velvet fit and flare dress

Holiday party ready - velvet fit and flare dress

Holiday party ready - velvet fit and flare dress

Holiday party ready - velvet fit and flare dress

Holiday party ready - velvet fit and flare dress

Holiday party ready - velvet fit and flare dress

Holiday party ready - velvet fit and flare dress

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📷: Paige Woodbury Photography 

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