I totally realize that this is no longer a holiday post...it's more of a "if you want an idea of dressing up" post, but whatever! This is an outfit I wore to Scott's extended family Christmas party back in December. I thought that I'd share the makeup look I wore that night as well if you are interested.
This whole outfit began with the idea of wearing my new faux fur vest. I've been wanting to get a vest like this for years but could never justify the price tag for such a "trendy" piece. Well one day while grocery shopping at Loblaws I (of course) had to take a gander at JOE Fresh, because why not? I saw this vest and immediately was ooh-ing and aw-ing, but I hesitated to pick it up. Well once I left I was regretting not getting it, so I told myself that if it was there the next time I went to Loblaws, it was meant to be. It seems that JOE Fresh has a quick stock turn over, because I feel if I don't pick it up when I see it, it won't be there the next time (like Winners for example!). So was I surprised when next I went to get some groceries and TADA! they still had stock. So I immediately began trying on different sizes to see if it was giving me what I wanted. Well I'm typically a small, sometimes medium in store depending on the piece, but for this vest I opted to get a large because I wanted it to look a little bit big and snuggly versus being tight and slim fit. Also picked up these embossed pants on the same shopping trip (yay me!)
So once I had these pieces I knew I had to wear them so I aimed for a sexy/sophisticated look for this Christmas Party.
Debated a few different tops when I was styling this look, but opted for a black sheer sleeveless, so that the vest would pop. Spiced it up with some gold and black jewellery to match my clutch for the evening. Couldn't decide on a necklace so layered two choker styles.
These pants in regular lighting do not show the embossing as well, even in person you have to pick up your leg to allow people to see it. I love/hate that aha. I think it's a really neat pattern that I want more people to see but I like the subtly it has in not jumping out at you.
I also have a confession...these are the shoes I would have rocked with this outfit had I been keeping shoes on all night, but it was a snowy, sloppy mess, so I wore wellies since I was taking them off at the front door anyways! So these are the ideal look, but fashion did not trump my senses this night.
Faux Fur Vest JOE Fresh / Embossed Pants JOE Fresh / Top+Booties Urban Behaviour / Clutch Old Navy / Jewellery Misc.
Did you have any fun holiday party looks you rocked this past December? Do you have a go-to look for when you're going out? Or are you a spontaneous dresser? I'd love to know! Plus, let me know how you style your (faux) fur vests, I'm looking for some more inspiration.
P.S. Both JOE Fresh pieces are on sale right now! Get 'em while they're hot & in stock!