I have returned. My last fashion post was about New York Fashion Week (September), and here we are only 10 weeks away from the Fall/Winter Shows in February. Why the hiatus, you might ask… I left my stuffy corporate job for something very different. I’m definitely on the right track now, but getting “situated” takes a little time for this particular role. Was it the right move? Absolutely. No question about it. So, slowly yet surely I will be able to create my own content again, beginning with this gem from (you guessed it), NYFW.
I thought that this final look was perfect to share right here at the holidays. Emerald green is one of my favorite colors and although breathing was issue after scoffing down all the pasta in EATLY, this has to be my favorite look of all time. Velvet is in, again. Is it even worth me mentioning that? So, raid your mother’s (or grandmother’s) closet and see what you can find. This dress was found at Buffalo Exchange consignment store in Atlanta. My dear friend, @modern.boy.vintage would be so proud. I think I paid $25 for it. The shoes are by a brand that I can’t even think of at the moment (they’re currently being re-capped on the bottoms… am I the only one who has to do that constantly?!). But they were a Christmas gift from my mom last year and really made this look complete. I mean, jewel tones, for the holidays?? Groundbreaking.
This look was shot in Tribeca. If you’re not familiar with the neighborhood, perhaps I should dedicate an entire post to my love for New York. Every corner is begging to be the setting of a fashion shoot. If only I could master the art of self-portrait (I’m looking at you, Cindy Sherman). But for now, my new friend and photographer, Alexandria Murray is killin’ it. We ran back and forth through traffic shooting this dress and then we drank champagne before I headed out to the NYFW opening party. Can life really get any better?
So, for the month of December, I leave you with this list of a few of my favorite things (holiday party dresses), under $200. Scroll to the bottom…
Thanks for sticking around and have a Happy Holiday!
Holiday Party Dresses (under $200):