Festive Attire

'Tis the season for holiday parties and opportunities to get dressed up, which I always love.  I'm not sure if it is having a child or being in my 30s, but I've suddenly found that my existing options for holiday dress are unacceptable and that my wardrobe needs revamping.  These are a few of my favorite pieces from this holiday season.  Has anyone seen a dressier piece that they love recently? Do tell!

#1 -Confession: I have already purchased and worn these pants (in black) on several occasions. They are (I think/hope) flattering, comfortable (hello, partial elastic waist), and can be dressed up or down.  I've worn mine with a top like #8, but I also think you could make it look like a jumpsuit by pairing it with #7.  I've been extremely disappointed with J.Crew's quality lately, but so far these pants are holding up well.

#2 - Pink and red is a fantastic color combination and you just don't see it that often.  I posted about the flat version of these espadrilles in my gift guide but I think I'd prefer the wedge if I were in the market for festive shoes for warmer climates.  I'm obsessed with these.

#3 - I'm loving lace right now and this pencil skirt in a vibrant green is another option.    

#4 - I've been on the hunt for the perfect fisherman sweater for a few years and I may have found it in this Fisherman Sweater from Ann Mashburn. 

#5 - Loren Hope made one of my favorite pieces of jewelry (very similar to this bracelet) and this emerald green necklace would make a basic black dress or top stand out.

#6 - When perusing Charles Street over Thanksgiving, I popped into NRO and discovered Sail to Sable, which mades this Metallic on Mercer Top.  The fringe is not something I'd typically feel confident wearing, but this top looks so good with black jeans or pants or a skirt and is comfortable while still being dressy.  

#7 - This will be the last lace item I feature - the lace peplum top from J.Crew.  Casual or dressy, this top is versatile and stylish.

#8 - M.M. LaFleur makes high-quality, beautiful clothing and this pink and red combination is awesome: The Bancroft Top in Scarlet and the Lenox Skirt in Amaranth.

#9 - Elizabeth McKay is one of my go-to sources for work clothes and the Stone Top would work for both the office and a festive occasion.

#10 - The holidays obviously make you think of red and green, but also make me think of plaid. I'd pair the Holiday Tartan Ruffle Dress with tights and boots.

#11 - Royal Stewart Tartan Heels

#12 - The Tory Burch Isabelle Dress is a good option if you prefer shimmery to standard Christmas colors.  

#13 - Maxi skirts look dramatic and this black silk shantung version is no exception.  I'd pair this with a cashmere sweater (maybe red?).  It's from my current favorite store, Ann Mashburn.