The 12 Days of Shopping Day 3: The Perfect Holiday Dress
You may have seen this dress if you follow me on Instagram stories — I actually wore this dress to my brother’s wedding in October. I bought this dress with the Holidays in mind and I absolutely fell in love with the dress and shoes, so I knew it had to be featured.
This dress was literally a needle in a haystack when I found it at Nordstrom. I had searched high and low for the perfect dress. I wanted something not too short, yet a little sexy and sophisticated. I got it here. The quality of the dress is absolutely perfect and I love that it has a silky lining.
Since I am a bit of a pear shape, I had to go up in size. Normally I wear a xs-s/0-2 dress, but because the measurements were a bit different, I went with a medium. I ended up with a lot of fabric on top so I had it altered. To be completely honest, a little more could have been taken in, but otherwise, I completely loved the fit. It was comfortable to dance through the night in.
This burgundy color is also a killer color this year, and I took advantage of it. I’m pretty pail, so it pairs well with my fair skin. I was inspired by the color and the lace to wear this into the holidays and even on Valentine’s day, maybe paired with some black booties?? That’s a hint to take me somewhere nice, Aaaaandy!
I love how it leaves a little bit to the imagination on the bottom and becomes a bit of a midi dress with the lace. Not going to lie, I think Andy’s mouth dropped when he saw me in it. A classy dress for sure.
The shoes, THE SHOES. I got these babies at Bloomingdales. I hope velvet stays in fashion for a little while longer because I want more excuses to wear them. The color is absolutely perfect and sexy. The price of $120 was perfect for me too, because they look like a million bucks! They are higher than what I am used to (I never wear heels), so I was a bit scared of leaving them on all night. But, guess what?? No problem there! I danced the night away and did not even notice they were still on when the wedding was over. Now, that is how I know it is a good shoe. I think Vince Camuto shoes are my new favorite.
Paired with a nice coat — this dress is ultra classy. And under $150, the price isn’t shabby either. I went to Nordstrom for my holiday dress for a good reason! I’ll be saving this dress for years to come because it is absolutely timeless. Not many can say that about a dress they wore to a wedding. That’s what makes it simply the perfect holiday dress!
Be sure to shop my look below and let me know in the comments what you think or what you would wear this dress!