I know I’m not alone in the belief that holiday parties are a fantastic excuse to get dressed up. I made the trek to a few far-flung shops over the weekend and, despite having a large selection, nothing quite struck my fancy. I had two choices: resign myself to pink ruffles—not the good kind—or go the route of creating something.
Obviously, I didn’t settle for the ruffles.
What I wanted was a little black dress that was both feminine and sexy, and I think this fits the bill. The great thing about making a dress yourself is that if you love certain features, for me that’s the off-the-shoulder look, you can just make it happen.
When I slid into the finished dress, I felt stunning. It hugs all the right places; I think I may need another, maybe in red or green.
What I love about little black dresses is that they’re a blank canvas; you can easily transform them with the right accessories. There are so many styling choices, and I’m looking forward to re-accessorizing this lovely piece in the future.
For now, I chose to pair the dress with a simple black heel; I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: black pumps are a must! Because the dress and heels are both understated, I opted on oversized, but still tasteful, faux diamond earrings. I’m thinking this might be my New Years party look this year.
Thank you for reading, and happy holidays!