Holiday Finery


[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]T[/dropcap]here’s so much pressure to buy a new holiday dress each year and I certainly succumbed, convincing myself that the holidays just wouldn’t be complete without a new satin or sequin frock. After hours of online searching (and a handful of returned rejects), I turned to my own closet and chose this simple black dress. I bought it last summer at Kohl’s and was grateful for the breezy style on those sweltering days. I even brought it to Belgium with me, wore it in Amsterdam, and donned it on the plane home. I never expected that it would be such a pretty canvas for Gerard Yosca’s holiday jewelry (check back tomorrow for a special holiday giveaway!). I added my favorite pumps and a matching mani for a bit of playfulness and made sure to adhere to each of Gerard’s tips for refined holiday dressing.






Dress: Kohl’s (similar)
Shoes: Kate Spade (available in classic colors and red)
Necklace: c/o Gerard Yosca
Earrings: c/o Gerard Yosca
Ring: c/o Julie Vos (similar)
Clutch: DVF (also love this printed version)
Lips: Stila “Fiore”
Nails: YSL “Bleu Celadon” (similar)

  • Irene

    the black dress can be worn eith everything! love the shape of this one! simple glam!
    love that you went for colorful shoes!


  • Rachelle

    I always want something new as well but so far I haven’t been tempted by anything so I might turn to my closet as well. You look gorgeous and again I love those earrings and that necklace.


  • jillian

    those earrings are so pretty! and i love the shape of the dress! xo jillian – stop by! I’m hosting a Freshly Picked Moccasin giveaway on cornflake dreams

  • Lyddiegal

    That dress did work out perfectly, and your new jewels are beyond stunning. You are as always, a braver sole than I to go out sans tights and coat.

    • Jessica

      Brave, stupid. To-may-toe, to-mah-toe. 😉

  • Closet Fashionista

    SO pretty! The polka dots on that dress are so pretty! And you’re right, its the perfect backdrop for the jewelry!

  • Shopping My Closet

    Love the entire look, especially the beautiful jewelry accents!

    Liz @

  • v

    Love this!! and love our blog!

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  • Megan

    I love the simple LBD, and how you made it even better with all of this pretty jewelry. So simple and chic!

  • life is a shoe

    you look great! I love your dress ad your shoes are gorgeous!

  • Franziska

    kohls, really?! it looks so much more expensive. I love the subtle polka dot pattern, and that neckline is so flattering on you.

    • Jessica

      Thanks! I also only spent around $10 on it. It had this stupid waist tie that was stitched into the seam. It was a thousand times cuter once my tailor got rid of it.

  • Charnele Michel

    That dress is gorgeous for a holiday party!! Especially with those earrings

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius