As far as fashion colors go I seem to be sort of traditional when it comes to holidays like Christmas. I seem to always choose either a red, black or white outfit. Usually the first two colors with more frequency. I don't know what it is about Christmas that makes me pick such traditional colors when usually I am the one to push the envelope. However, this year I decided to change that around and chose a beautiful blue dress instead :).
I have been seeing animal print yet again all over the place this year. It's no surprise for me that a animal print is here to stay. It's an autumn essential practically. The last few years however, the designers have been coming out with animal printed fabrics in completely different colors than those that are naturally found and acceptable in nature when it comes to different animal prints. Now you can find them in red, turquoise, blue, green and many other colors.
Of course, if you know me at least a bit, you already probably guessed that I do love me some animal
print :))). I always had a soft spot in my heat for it ....no matter how old I was. I seem to prefer those prints that are closest to natural ones though, as oppose to the one mixed with various different things on the fabric. I believe a good animal print done right can and does look very classy and sophisticated. However, when done wrong can look very cheap. It's one of those things you have to be mindful with when putting an outfit together.
For this occasion, I picked MICHAEL Michael Kors Long-Sleeve Animal-Print Dress that I fell in love with from the first time I saw it. This dress comes in few different colors which I got all but I purposely chose it in the color dark azurite which is beautifully rich blue to wear on Christmas Eve.
Long-sleeve style makes MICHAEL Michael Kors' sheath dress an ideal style for cool days and haute
Allover animal print; contrast print at hem
Hits above knee
The dress is very comfortable, stretchy, sophisticated and is very flattering on my body. I loved the stretchy fabric because it was comfortable and flattering without emphasizing any lumps or bumps. It just hung well instead of clinging anywhere I didn't want it to. Because of the fabric choice for this dress I can see myself wearing it any time of the year really on different ocassions.
All these pieces paired together kept me warm, sophisticated and looking different which is exactly what I wanted.
For jewelry I decided to keep it simple. The dress and it's beautiful color and print where the star of the show ....or that statement piece I was focusing on. I chose to wear my hoop diamond earrings in yellow gold ....and my rings I wear on daily basis without adding anything else.
Because it is cold out and my dress was on the shorter side I paired it with a fur coat for much needed warmth. As far as my handbag went, I kept my Michael Kors Studded Selma ....the handbag I have been loving all fall/autumn long.
For my eyeshadow makeup I chose a soft purple matte cut crease with a touch of cobalt smoke. I paired that with a cobalt eye pencil and mascara and black liquid liner. For my lips I chose a neutral warm nude lip with soft peachy blush to balance out a bit the cool toned eye makeup. And that was pretty much it :)
May this Christmas season bring you closer to all those that your treasure in your heart. Wishing all my lovely friends that celebrate it very blessed, happy and peaceful holidays.