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Skirtmas: Anthropologie Sequined Soiree Skirt {Day 8}

Hello friend and welcome back to Skirtmas. For day 8, I am shifting gears away from work looks and towards a fun party look. With New Year’s Eve under 2 weeks away, we need to plan our party outfits. The winter holidays often call for sequins. Now who am I to ignore that call? So I say, bust out the sequins. The skirt I got is the Anthropologie sequined soiree skirt. Let me show you how I’m wearing it.

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Anthropologie Sequined Soiree Skirt Review

The Anthropologie sequined soiree skirt is a well made, fun party skirt. It has a lining with a medium thick fabric, preventing the sequins from poking you. Thus making the skirt comfortable to wear. The design of the skirt is just beautiful: horizontal colorful stripes made of sequins! It’s a color and pattern lover’s delight!

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The fit of the Anthropologie sequined soiree skirt is spot on. It is a classic A-line shape that is cut perfectly. Furthermore, it’s a fun length for evenings out, just a few inches above the knee.

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Anthropologie Sequined Soiree Skirt Outfit

Because the skirt is such a statement piece, I chose to wear an understated top. Therefore I chose my fitted sweater (read more about it in the perfect layering sweater post). That way the skirt could play the starring role, while the top supported it! I could have worn a black sweater, but I chose a light blue. That’s because I felt the skirt already had a lot of black in it. However, if you will be wearing this for a major bash, a sleek black top will work beautifully!

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Although I kept my top fairly simple, I did want to add some more fun to the outfit. Therefore I chose to wear patterned tights. This fits into the season as it functions to keep us warm. But it also adds another layer of interest to the outfit.

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I completed my look with lace up booties.

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I hope you enjoyed my styling of the Anthropologie sequined soiree skirt. Every girl should have a fun party skirt like this in her closet. Check out some of my picks below! See you tomorrow for day 9 of Skirtmas!

Skirtmas: Color Block Pleated Skirt {Day 5}

Hello friend! It is day 5 of Skirtmas and since it is Sunday, I thought I’d feature a dressier skirt today. The skirt of the day is a Ted Baker color block pleated skirt. Since I have started Skirtmas, I have realized that I am absolutely obsessed with pleated skirts. Funny that I didn’t know that until now! But now that I am aware, I will fully embrace the obsession. Let me start by featuring one today!

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Color Block Pleated Skirt: The Obsession

Now that I have insight into my pleated skirt obsession (see Skirtmas day 4 and Skirtmas day 1), I will be more aware of my skirt purchasing habits. But don’t hate me if you see another one (or two!) pleated skirts in the upcoming Skirtmas posts!

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I think my fascination with the pleated skirt is in its inherent femininity. It drapes and flows so elegantly that it makes every outfit look polished.

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Color Block Pleated Skirt: The Outfit

When I first got the color block pleated skirt, I thought to pair it with ivory. That’s because I wanted a contrasting color to the black waistband. But at one point I chose to go with light pink, this sequined tee. That way, the top coordinated with the pretty color block in the skirt.

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I also love how the top has sequins on it. It serves to add another layer of ornamentation to a bright holiday look.

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For the shoes, I chose to go with classic black pumps. They matched the black ribbon of the waistband and help to ground the entire look.

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For my accessories I chose rose gold pieces such as my Daniel Wellington Petite Melrose watch. However, for my purse, I chose a different metallic, a gold clutch. Mixing up metallics is another way to bring in contrast and interest to an outfit.

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This color block pleated skirt is just one of many of my treasured pleated skirts. Stay tuned to Skirtmas to see how many others turn up!

Holiday Dress Guide

Hello friend! With the holiday season comes the invitation to many parties. Sometimes finding what to wear to these said parties can be stressful. Well fear not my friend, for I am here to help you. While I usually enjoy wearing separates (so I can mix and match them!), this year I am crushing on many beautiful dresses. Therefore I put together this holiday dress guide to guide you through the season!

Holiday dress guide: What to wear to all your holiday parties, from a classic red dress to velvet, sequins or a little black dress.

Holiday Dress Guide: Velvet Crush

You may remember from reading my 2017 fall trends post that velvet is in style for fall and winter. Well then, what better way to wear it than in your holiday attire? Luckily there are so many beautiful velvet dresses out there. I am swooning over this gorgeous open back velvet midi dress. I think it strikes the perfect chord between elegant and sexy.

 

Holiday Dress Guide: Festive in Red

While a red dress may be expected, there’s a reason it is ubiquitous this time of year: It’s fabulous! The color simply screams “party.” Furthermore, red is one of the “it” colors for the fall and winter. Therefore it’s the perfect time to dabble in wearing the color. From a bright ruby to a deeper burgundy, there is a shade for everyone. Personally, I am eyeing this red floral dress because I love the combination of light blue and red.

 

Holiday Dress Guide: Sparkles Abound

Even if you prefer to wear more subtle dresses year-round, when the holidays come around, you should step up your game a little. Why not try a dress with some sparkle and sass? You can even take a baby step by choosing a dress with a small panel of sequins, like this white and silver dress. I think it is a gorgeous piece with an ethereal quality.

 

Holiday Dress Guide: Little Black Dress

Which dress works for almost every occasion? Why, a little black dress of course! The LBD has long been the reigning monarch of the dresses in our closet. So don’t fight it! Sometimes a black dress is just what you need. I’ve been eyeing this sexy form-fitting faux leather one.  I love the ruching on the sleeves and the sleek lines of the dress. The name is also calling me: “The Witching Hour” dress. So clever! Here are some other favorites:

 

Although I am usually a skirt girl, this holiday season I am tempted to wear more dresses. That’s because I am surrounded by so many pretty ones. I hope my round-up has helped some of you to decide on what to wear. Either way, be confident, be happy, be safe and enjoy yourself!