Monday, December 15, 2014

Metallic Floral

classic and modern christmas party outfit idea

Well, what do you know? I am actually wearing something other than denim and riding boots...and no plaid in sight. It's an early Christmas miracle. I was thrilled to actually have a place to go that called for getting little dressed up. We celebrated one of my best friend's birthday on Saturday at Fork & Vine (I highly recommend if you live in Austin). The weather this weekend warmed up and I was able to wear this metallic floral skirt without tights. If it's colder where you live, add tights and ankle boots and you're set for a holiday celebration. 

Speaking of dressing for the holidays, I tend gravitate toward metallic and black pairings. They are classic and add the perfect amount of glam to any holiday occasion. Unfortunately, the photos didn't capture the hints of glisten that are threaded in this a-line brocade skirt. Hopefully, you can see more detail on Forever 21's website. If you are looking for a last minute outfit for a holiday party or New Year's Eve, I recommend adding this floral skirt to your cart. For the price, you can't go wrong and can twirl around no matter where you're headed. I must admit, I did a few circle turns in mine on Saturday. :) 

I also wanted to mention that finding great pieces at Forever 21 isn't a trick, talent or craft. If you read regularly, you know that I post at least one thing from their store in almost every post. Many of you have commented that you get overwhelmed when you walk in. I agree. So do I. That is why I shop online more than I do in person. Their website is user friendly and sizing is more accurate than not. They provide detailed descriptions with measurements and model sizing/height. I rarely have to return any items that I have gotten in the mail because of inadequate fit. I also have to remind everyone reading that just because you are no longer twenty-something doesn't mean you can't shop there. If age-factor hinders you, they offer a contemporary line called Love 21. The sizes run bigger and styles are more of a classic, modern fit.

metallic a line midi skirt with a biw belt
Christmas party outfit for thirty something
Black bow belt
metallic floral brocade midi skirt

holiday party or new years eve outfit idea
Black Turtleneck (old: similar here and here) // Forever 21 Metallic A-Line Skirt (I am wearing a medium & am 5'7) // Forever 21 Heels (similar here and here) // Forever 21 Quilted Bag (similar here and here) // Rhinestone Necklace (old: similar here and here) // Wrenn Jewelry Rings c/o // Daniel Wellington Watch c/o // Target Bow Belt (similar here and here)


P.S. Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of Ross surprising us with Gus, our German Shorthaired Pointer. He is somewhat of a rescue, so we don't know his birthday or exact age. We celebrated in style with birthday hats, singing, a puppy pie, frosted milk bone and lots of hugs and kisses. I think Gus had a marvelous time and felt a little spoiled. I wanted to KILL Ross the day he brought him home, but now I cannot imagine our family without him. You can read more about how he became our newest family member here. We love you, Gus Wilbur.


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