Glamorous Versatility : HOLIDAY PARTY DRESS


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Monday, December 5, 2016


Dress: NY and Company  Shoes: Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120mm | Earrings: Charming Charlie Bracelet Bauble Bar | Ring: Bauble Bar | Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff

Holiday party season is here! This is one of my favorite times get dolled up and enjoy all of the holiday season parties!
For me personally whenever I think of holiday parties I always gravitate to a fun statement color.  This dress instantly caught my eye for my husband's work party.  It isn't too dress, little bit a class, and you can't forget some glam appeal. What I love about this is the black print is velvet, which I am equally obsessed with. 
Sharing some trends that I can't wait to wear this party season!
Velvet: This trend is hot right now! It can instantly make your dress look very glamorous!

Sequins: Personally, a sequin piece will always be in my closet whether on trend or not.  Sequins are perfect for any holiday party, and NYE.  I have been on the hunt for a perfect NYE dress that is sequins. Another little tip with sequins, they are great for hiding those problem areas.  I wore a sequin dress at a ball, and it was great at concealing along with photographs well.

Faux Furs: I love faux fur vests! There are such a nice added touch! Pair it with some leggings and blouse, and you are ready to go on a gift exchange party with your girlfriends.

Vibrant colors:  Holidays for me, I live in vibrant reds.  It's great to make a statement at parties.  I mean and what is Christmas time without being cheery and wearing red?

Let's chat about shoes for a moment...I invested in my Christian Louboutin heels a while back. I love them, but I have to explain. Last year I bought the So Kates, and wore them a few times.  I ended up selling them, because my feet felt like death. These shoes were so painful. There was absolutely no cushion, and every step was unbearable. 

For me, I just couldn't justify keeping them when I would not be wearing them. So I sold them, and didn't even blink and eye. Well...Almost a year goes by and I decided to give them a try again. This time instead of So Kate, I opted to try the Pigalle 120mm.  I read a few different blogs that the Pigalle's have a larger toe box, and makes them more comfortable than So Kate.  I decided to give it a try, I also went up a size.

Initial thought upon getting them...still not like walking on clouds. BUT manageable.  I started researching further, and heard about stretching the toe box.  I read you can take them to the cobbler, and some are able to stretch them out. Since, I didn't have time to take them there I looked for at-home techniques.  I saw a ton of videos on YouTube about the sock method.  Let me just say this disclaimer, never will these shoes be my most comfortable heels. However these methods made them a million times better, and can actual get through the evening. 

Here's what I did: I put on like 3 socks, then tried to walk in them with the socks on. I also indirectly, put on the hair dryer on and would walk around in from of it. I did this in 5 minute increments for about 25 minutes.  After that I stuffed the shoe with socks to give it an additional stretch. haha! Side note: My hubby was laughing at me the entire time.  He was like for all of this effort you know you can just put on sneakers and call it a day. ha! After this they fit like a glove! I was able to wear them all night with no major issues.  Let me also say that the shoes already fit me when I bought them, this just allowed them to not be so stiff.  I can't say I think this would work if you ordered completely the wrong size.

For me no shoe is worth being in pain, so I am glad that I was able to get these shoes much more comfortable!  I had to share, just in case anyone has experienced the same problem with Christian Louboutin heels.

I can't wait to share more of my holiday looks with you all!

Happy Holidays!


  1. This dress is so fab, Taryn!! That color on you is perfection. Loving all your holiday picks and tips. I'm all about fur and velvet right now!

  2. Beautiful dress on you! NY&C has some really cute outfits. Think I need to stop in their soon! #blmgirls

  3. What a beautiful dress on you! You look marvelous! and your hair is beautiful! Great post!

    Edwige blmgirl|

  4. Could you be any prettier?! Love this dress on you!! The cut, the color, the design- it looks like it was made for you!

  5. You look dashing in that fuchsia dress ! Nicely worn.

  6. I will say it again...this dress was made for you! You are DROP DEAD GORGEOUS.


  7. I can't believe my husband bought me a very similar dress for Christmas. LOl When I saw it, I knew I've seen it somewhere before, but couldn't put my hands on it. Well, voila! I will post it soon on the blog :-)

    Edwige |