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Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Style

When it comes to getting dressed up for holiday parties, I typically do the little black dress thing.  This year for my hubs Christmas work party I've been thinking of spicing things up a bit.


What do we think?  Does this deep coral dress work?  I thought a red dress would be a little too cliche even if I am a red lover at heart.  This deep shade of coral seems like a nice twist to get me out of the "little black dress" box I ever so neatly tuck myself into every year.  It's festive but not too over the top jolly.  Or is this a no-go?

My hub actually bought me this Ann Taylor dress for my birthday back in October (along with a few other goodies - I'm so spoiled!).  Honestly, he has better shopping skills than I do!  It has a cool zipper on the back that adds a little fun to this otherwise simple shift dress.  I really love that it can be dressed up or down, so it's something I can wear year round.

The necklace is from Charles Emerson Designs, and I'm slightly obsessed with it!  The clutch is not mine yet, but it's on my Christmas list.  ;)  I'll probably just use my black snakeskin for the party this Saturday night.  

So what do you think, should I wear this coral number or should I stay in the LBD safe zone?  I'm packing my bags for Cincinnati tonight, so if you could weigh in before then that would be so wonderful!   If you want to know what I choose follow me on instagram - Carmel_ourfifthhouse.  I know you'll be on the edge of your seats waiting to find out.  ;)

I'm wearing the necklace either way - make no mistake about that!!

What do you all have planned for the weekend?  Anyone else off to a festive partay?!

17 comments:

  1. YES! Love the dress. Obsessed with the necklace.

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  2. Yes to the dress....but you must have the tights and shoes too.

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  3. Go with it! It's still classic but not boring - Maggie

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  4. I say go for it! I can't imagine anything looking less than fabulous on you!!! Looking forward to hanging with you!

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  5. Oh Carmel definitely the coral dress....the whole outfit is YOU!! Have fun!!
    edie

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  6. Go for the color - you will look great. The necklace is fab!!

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  7. I love the coral, definitley my choice. Hugs, Marty

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  8. GET IT GIRL! I agree with previous comments... pair it with the tights and booties and you've got a winning outfit :)

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  9. What??? Is this even a question?? I think you will look gorgeous in that coral number - and that necklace is fab! You will be the star of the party in that fun color.
    Have fun in Cinci!

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  10. OH CARMEL You are the BEST!!! Thanks so much for all the support you have given me with this new business! You have no idea how much I appreciate it!!! Have a great weekend!!!

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  11. I'm pretty sure you don't even need my opinion on this one (already *very* well established that it's a definite YES), but you're going to look so fabulous! Especially with your gorgeous dark hair, it's gonna be a stunna (c; Have a blast!

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  12. Thumbs up! You know we're gonna wanna see pics! Have fun!


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  13. I like it! You could dress it up a little with a cute belt or something, maybe a leopard one!

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  14. Go for it!! I love the coral- you'll look fabulous.

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  15. Coral does not seem like it would be a good color for you. You need a cooler color. It's a nice dress, and I can see it being a cute outfit, but not for Christmas. Sorry.

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Be nice or I'll tell your mom! xoxo -C

 
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