Candy hearts seemed too obvious for this week’s “Inspire It | Wear It,” so I opted for a more traditional way to ring in tomorrow’s lovey dovey holiday: a bouquet of artfully arranged flowers.
Affixing letter decals to a vintage mirror is an elegant way to display the evening’s bar menu. A dash of green garland and red cocktails serve as the inspiration for a festive ensemble in traditional Christmas colors.
Four things contribute to a satisfying holiday season: gatherings of loved ones, gobs of glittery ornaments, glasses filled with holiday spirits, and, of course, a fabulous frock is a must! The new-to-me site, MissesDressy, has cocktail dresses in every shape and sequin color imaginable (and prom dresses to suggest to the younger ladies this spring).
I’m one click away from ordering those glamorous cocktail picks. They’ll look divine on the bar cart I have yet to acquire.
If you’re updating your winter wardrobe with just one item this year, try a classic felt coat with leather sleeves (either real or faux). It adds just the right amount of irreverence to go from work to weekend with ease. Better yet, you don’t have to invest a paycheck to try it out. The version from the Buffalo Jeans clothing store (left) is only $158.
I’ve always been one to add cocktail gems to a daytime ensemble, but this gal takes night-turned-day dressing to a new and inspiring level. The key to pulling this off is starting with the flounciest skirt you own , then tone it down with a casual sweater.
(I’ll also be the first to admit that my choices aren’t the most wallet-friendly, but I’m sure there will be less expensive alternatives when we get closer to winter. Just use this as your inspiration board.)