Today is a very special Thursday, a takeover of Sensible Chaos by my very best friend Sara! You might recognize her from a recent trip to Minneapolis. Or as my Omaha Fashion Week partner in crime. She is going to share with you all some of her favorite looks for this holiday season.
Sara’s Favorite Holiday Looks
Hello Sensible Chaos fam! I’m so honored Julia asked me to be a guest writer on her blog! Julia is my go-to gal when facing many of life’s toughest decisions. She’s always there to provide her wise and honest advice when I ask which one of my 37 shades of red lipstick best matches my outfit? Do these jeans make my butt look too big? Do I want a wine buzz or a champagne buzz? I mean, these are critical decisions in a girl’s life and I’m lucky I have her to lean on!
Julia asked if I would share a post for the upcoming 2017 Holiday season and because I can’t turn down an excuse to online shop, I jumped at the chance. (Side note, my husband thinks I was “just browsing” while writing this post and not actually shopping. Let’s hope he doesn’t read this or check the mail before me…) Maybe it’s just me, but I like to think any holiday party is an excuse to get dressed up and wear something a bit out of your comfort zone. I’m talking sequins! And ruffles! And velvet! (You didn’t think I’d be posting on Sensible Chaos without referencing velvet did you?!)
To those who have been eyeing the velvet look but haven’t pulled the trigger, might I suggest this little number. This golden yellow color is so beautiful. The high low round hem with a wrap bodice has this dress from Lulu’s looking sexy, yet also chic. You’ll want to snatch this one up fast as it’s just been added back in stock.
To any of my longer legged ladies reading this, (hands up if you’re 5’9” or taller) if you haven’t check out TopShop do it! Some of their stuff is a bit more edgy but they offer a Tall section, which is clutch if you’ve been wanting to check out one of those famous velvet slip dresses but can’t find one long enough. I love this wine color and anytime I can find a dress that covers my bum but is still above the knees, I call it a win!
If you’re looking for a holiday party dress that doesn’t show a lot of skin (it IS winter in Nebraska after all so it’s likely cold AF out) I love this find from Akira. I’m a big fan of midi dresses (heyyy longer hem lengths!) The tiered tulip sleeves are a super fun detail while still versatile with slits, so you can hit up that dip tray or refill that cocktail (I like to do both) as much as you want!
I’m so obsessed with this last dress, I feel like I need to buy it even though I have nowhere to wear it. If anyone has a formal holiday party they’re attending or hosting and are okay with crashers, let me know! This Gigi Off Shoulder Ruffle Front Gown from Akira is to die for! I’m telling myself it’s named after Gigi Hadid because she’s flawless and so is this gown. It comes in classic black and a gorgeous red color with dramatic ruffles, an off the shoulder cut, cuffed sleeves (once again, the dip tray and I would be just fine) and a great high low hem.
And there you have it! A few of the looks that I’m feeling are right up my Holiday Party alley for 2017!
Peace, love & holidays
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