Holiday Party Dresses Under $200

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 velvet dress

Holiday velvet dress green

 

Holiday Party Dresses (under $200):

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Dress by Boston Proper | Leather Jacket by Wilson’s Leather | triple strand pearl necklace |  Red suede shoes with gold bows – exact shoes here on eBay, similar style here | lipstick = MAC Red | Men’s black sport coat by Armani Exchange, similar style here| Men’s Red plaid print shirt by Express | Puppy tutu in black from Amazon | Red suede jingle bell collar with plaid bows, similar style here

I don’t really need an excuse to wear a tulle dress (and neither does Kobi Farber), but if you feel like you do, this dress is perfect for many occasions.  The vegan leather top and white tulle bottom was festive enough for a Christmas party, and glamorous enough that I would wear it again for New Year’s Eve!  I paired it with a short leather jacket, chunky pearls, and a red suede heels.  I felt like Carrie Bradshaw wearing this through the streets of Buckhead.  Don’t be surprised if you see this image plastered on a MARTA bus soon (KIDDING!).  Mikey is wearing a sport coat from Armani Exchange and a red plaid print from Express… just enough pops of red to coordinate for pretty photos without embarrassing him too much.  LOL!  Details on Kobi’s Carrie inspired skirt above… 

Happy Holidays from our little family to yours!

photography by KVC Photography 

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