Chic Holiday Cocktails + Altuzarra for Target

A true lover always feels in debt to the one he loves. - Robert W. Sockman

I'm back with another holiday inspired look and today we're going a little more formal. While the last look was a little casual and more suited for a night with your girls, this look is better suited for a date night with a loved one or a party at a cozy cocktail lounge.

I bought this dress as part of the Altuzarra for Target collaboration (you can watch my review here) and while I know so many bloggers have already posted their looks featuring this line but I needed to get my whole look together.

This beautiful draped dress reminds me of Old Hollywood Glamour; the color is so rich and it plays a sort of peekaboo game showing skin in certain places and covering up with the long sleeves. When I tried the dress on I was a bit overwhelmed by the sexiness of it all. To down play the sultry I wore the dress with a pair of black leather front pants and I added another touch of glamour with a vintage fur coat.

I really love this look because it is modern yet it evokes an older feel. I will definitely be pairing more dresses with pants for a sophisticated and pulled together look.

Until Next Time...


Kisses,

Joelle

Chic Holiday Cocktails + Winter Crop Tops

Now is the winter of our discontent. -William Shakespeare

It's that time of year again! Time for all sorts of boozy get togethers and cookie exchanges are happening and I'm so excited. I know that the winter season can bring on some trying times but I try to see the beauty in the season: I love seeing snow and decorative lights lining the streets and just the buzzing excitement is so refreshing to see.

Crop tops were kind of THE THING of summer 2014 and they were everywhere. Unfortunately for me, I wasn't comfortable enough in my body to rock them in public. I'm now at a place where I want to wear them and I've basically decided that midriff baring tops are appropriate for every season. So here I am in sub freezing weather rocking my crop top like I'm not cold. Luckily I'll do almost anything for style so it wasn't unbearable.

I love this look because it's festive yet casual. The full midi skirt keep the look from v peering into street walker/Kardashian territory and the sheer panel gives it just a tad bit of edge. This is definitely for cocktails on girl's night as only other females can truly appreciate our crazy fashion whims and this look is probably an official man repeller. It practically screams I watch Sex and the City marathons and I'm TOTES a Samantha (everyone thinks they're Samantha).

No matter which Sex and the City character you truly embody, I encourage everyone to try something that makes them just a little uncomfortable before the close of 2014. For me it was crop tops. I definitely have a few more things to cross of the list but we're taking baby steps here.

So tell me what's the one thing you want to do in the month of December?

Until Next Time...

Kisses,

Joelle