I had my three part holiday party series ready to debut on this Fashion Friday until I went to the most fun holiday runway show with girlfriends yesterday (at the Nutcracker Market for you Houstonians). So I decided to use all that fabulous material for today’s post, and it sets me up PERFECTLY for the holiday series kick off next week!
Saks hosts the style show, and while there were some outlandish items, there were also some absolutely lovely pieces that I’d snatch right up if they didn’t have the little Oscar de la Renta label sewn into them forever keeping them out of my budget.
But you can absolutely take the concepts featured and run with it in less expensive ways. My apologies for the quality of the photos, there was a spotlight right behind the models from the angle where I sat, but hopefully you’ll spy some ways you can incorporate one of these four simple style ideas:
1. Embellished black.
These were some of my favorite pieces of the whole show. This first piece was super simple except for the exquisite shimmer and feathers on the bottom of the satin capped sleeve blouse. The second piece (while blurry) is crazy fun and edgy as a combo motorcycle jacket/feathered skirt. It’s nuts but it works!
2. Black and white.
Quintessentially classic. Always chic. I love the ways they played with black and white. From a traditional white sheath dress with gorgeous black embroidery to a white chiffon-like top half of a dress married to a black shimmery skirt and a pleated dress that’s a cross between tweed and mirrors.
Oh y’all, I’m going to preach this in the series, but I love metallic. Especially silvers for the holidays. (And I couldn’t resist including the one with the guy sporting metallic – I’m going to vote no on my hubby stepping out looking like he’s bedecked in Reynolds Wrap…)
And oh there were several gorgeous pewters too, which I may have even preferred to these silvers – delish!
4. Jewel tones.
Any skin tone can find a jewel tone to compliment. Maybe it’s a purple or a red or a teal, but one will work. And all of the evening gowns in the show were in the vibrant shades that would certainly turn heads in a party.
Now I realize that normally I would tell you where to find the affordable alternative but today is me just providing some ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Between the Nutcracker Market yesterday and then Disney Princesses on Ice last night with little bit (oh yes, we did, and we had a blast!), I’m a little bleary eyed just getting this much info to you. But stay tuned for the holiday party series, and I’ll have plenty of shopping tips and tricks to tackle the onslaught of events on your December calendar.