The holidays are my favorite time of year. Spending time with the ones you love, the holiday music, and the delicious homemade Christmas cookies get me every time. I love it. Not to mention, holiday parties are the perfect excuse to dress up! Since red and green seem to be a pretty permanent color scheme, I decided to go with this emerald fit and flare jacquard dress. I didn’t want to look like an elf so I styled this dress with a statement shoe and accessorized with gold undertones. Mixing prints is all the rage right now. Matchy-matchy was so 2001. I played on the bright green hue and went for my Jimmy Choo pumps with a peekaboo green flower. The leopard print and neutral under tones complimented the vibrant hue. To tie in the beige flower and gold bag I added a festive gold belt. The belt provided glamour to the dress without overdoing it. The last touch, a chunky gold watch for flare.
Where do I start? RVN has created this luxe legging that stands out amongst the rest. They really paid attention to detail when creating these beauties. The pattern, color combo and design scream perfection. They are some seriously haute pants!
Since the pant was so loud, I left my blouse and accessories as muted as possible. A chic silk blouse and black leather ankle booties left my look polished and pretty. Anytime I wear gold, I usually do a bright red lip. Something about red and gold just go hand in hand. I wore my favorite YSL rouge red lipstick, left my hair in loose waves and headed to din at my favorite restaurant in la jolla, 9TEN. My accessories continued in the black and gold family. I wore this hot BCBG faux leather clutch and braided bracelet for a little added touch.
** Style Tip: When wearing prints, be very careful to not overdue the look. Prints are meant to stand out, so shoot for balance when wearing them. Mixing prints can look incredible, you just have to make sure you aren’t taking away from an amazing outfit by overdoing it. When wearing printed leggings, try them before you buy them! Sometimes printed bottoms can accent certain parts of your body you probably don’t want people to notice. Make sure the lines and design are appropriate for your shape. **
Top: BCBG / Leggings: RVN (Similar here) / Clutch: BCBG / Shoes: Christian Louboutins / Bracelet: Blended Industries
(Leggings, top, clutch, and bracelet available in-store at Blended Industries)