I can't believe how busy the holiday season has gotten already. I tried to prep myself for the craziness, and it seems no amount of prep could prepare me for the 2015 holidays. We jumped right out of Thanksgiving and straight into Christmas cheer! The Christmas tree is up and decorated; invitations for holiday parties and Christmas cards are arriving in the mail; as is all of my online shopping orders from Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Surely, my mailman is going to hate me or think I have a shopping addiction after a few more days of this nonsense.
I knew I was going to need a few new dresses for holiday parties this year, and since I'm not really a red or green kind of girl, I lean heavily toward jewel tones. This berry colored dress from Express is perfect and I scored it 50% + free shipping during their Black Friday sale. These banded dresses always need a belt, so I added a touch of pattern with a leopard belt. To compensate for the shorter hem and keep it a bit more conservative, I opted for black tights. It helps conceal the shorter hem and pulls the outfit together a bit more. The black booties round out the outfit and help stretch the length of my legs a bit more as well.
Dress | Express
Tights | Kohl's
Booties | DSW (similar)
Clutch | C. Wonder (similar)
Leopard Belt | Target (similar)
Gift Bow Ring | Kate Spade old (Ebay)
Necklace | Express
Lipstick | Bite Beauty Meritage