Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Jewel Tones and Sequins


Collette Dinnigan blouse, Forever 21 skirt, Alexander Wang bag, J Crew belt, CO-OP Barneys booties





Gabe and I began our "holiday dress up date" tradition last night with dinner out, then returning home to decorate our apartment for the season. After listening to Christmas music all weekend, I felt cheery and festive, which was reflected in my choice of outfits. I've now decided sequins and jewel tones are my new favorite combination for this time of year. What do you wear when feeling festive?

45 comments:

Krystal said...

I looove the color of your shirt! I also love jewel tones, they definitely look best on me :) I was at this party thing and everyone was wearing black except this girl had on a shirt like yours - she was my fave :)

Pearls&Politics said...

ah so very pretty! i love every item of your outfit :)

Katie said...

How perfect for this time of year! I love sequins :)

oomph. said...

i love red vines, so naturally i had to stop by! love the sequined skirt, i've been looking for one for the holidays.

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Rachel said...

Perfect!

Jewel tones are my favorite colors -- so bold!

Cara said...

My new fabric of the season is velvet! So luxe!
Lilac and Grey

style'n said...

I love the entire outfit especially the addition of the delicate belt. Also, I am so jealous you can go out without tights! Sounds like you guys had the perfect evening.

Erica said...

That color looks gorgeous on you! Love the combo.

Anna Jane said...

so pretty - love that blue and it makes your eyes pop!

i will be writing you an email today! i definitely want to meet up for coffee while you're in chicago visiting. :)

Nikki said...

You look so gorgeous Valerie! That blue looks amazing on you, esp against your dark hair. And you already know how I love your A-Wang bag. Perfection!
xx
Nikki

Jules said...

You look fabulous in that outfit and the shade of blue is fantastic on you. I cannot believe the skirt is from Forever 21! That whole outfit is very festive and perfect for the season.

20 York Street said...

That's a wonderful tradition! Maybe I really should put up my Christmas tree!

I agree with Naina, no tights at this time of the year? I'm jelly!

xox

Deanna Pai said...

I'm such a sucker for sequins so naturally, I adore your skirt! I'm game when it comes to anything sparkly and girly for the holidays, though -- feathers, velvet, etc.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

This outfit is really posh. It is sexy while understated! I love it!

Lately I've only been wearing layers!!! It is freezing. Right now I have on 2 sweaters and a cardi. Spring, where are you?

jayme said...

hey girl... remember that studded clutch you made? have you worn it lately?! I'd love to see it again with a new outfit!! xo

Marcie said...

I've been searching for a skirt like that! Sequins is in and I love it with jewel tones. You look fab as always and I love the dress up tradition you and Gabe have. How fun! Where did you go eat?

xo M

Josie said...

Valerie, you look absolutely stunning! I love this blue shade on you and your sequined skirt is positively to die for. What a killer combination!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Annie said...

LOVE this color on you so much!! The whole outfit is so fab! xo

Torrie said...

Stunning is a perfect word!
How FUN! I love the tradition of having a holiday dress up date. What a perfect way to stop and enjoy each other, and the season.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Your style is superb! That blue looks great on you! Fabulous outfit!

Daisy said...

what a fun tradition you two have and that is one stunning outfit. that color blue is strking and i adore sequins!!

Amber Blue Bird said...

that shade of blue looks beautiful on you

caknitter said...

The skirt is definitely festive. Beautiful.
Bright colors put me in a festive mood, but I can't forget about the holiday music which is the most important element in "cheeriness". ;-)

Cait said...

I whip out the sequins too on days were I'm feeling festive and also days where I need to extra umph to get me through. Love the outfit!

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Nicole said...

The color of that blouse is just GORGEOUS!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I pull out the sequin too.

Funny this year I am going gem tones all the way down to my wrapping paper.

PS having a giveaway, hope you'll join in.
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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

such a chic look! that color is gorgeous on you too!

Fashion Meets Food said...

beautiful outfit! You look absolutely gorgeous!

xo

Mo Pie, Please said...

Such a cute outfit! When I'm feeling festive I like to get bundled up in a warm sweater or wear a sequined dress I have. It just depends on my mood or where I'm going!

I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog - you should come check it out!
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Ashley said...

You look gorgeous in that color! And I love that skirt. I hope you had fun on your date, what a great idea to have a dress up date night!

this free bird said...

Val I'm so late to the jump today (retirement evading me yet again). You look amazing in this outfit. I love that skirt and the silky shine of the blouse is gorgeous!! Pull out your DIY clutch, too. I miss seeing that beauty and it's sparkly and perfect espesh for now!!
xo,
c

Gabriel said...

You look gorgeous as always! Happy Holidays for me!

Lindsay said...

My festive outfit of choice is a little red dress! WHAT A cute tradition you two started!

Kara said...

This is so holiday- I love the bright color, and the shoes and bag are awesome!

xx Kara
http://sprinklesinsprings.blogspot.com/

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Love it! Love sequins, love shine & pairing them together is perfection! Hope you're having a great week, sweetie. Kisses from St. Thomas :) xoxo

PursuitOfLLT said...

that skirt is amazing and I would have never guessed F21!! so cute. Love jewel tones and they're extra pretty around the holidays with the lights, etc.

I'm decorating my parents tree with them on Sunday. So excited!

Jammer said...

Your shoes = AMAZINGNESS!!! Great outfit lady! That color looks great on you :D

Mandy said...

This is such a perfect dress up date outfit; you look great!

Lady Lipstick said...

I absolutely love it!! The jewel tones are so gorgeous right now and I am always completely obsessed with ANYTHING sequins!! You look stunning and your hair rocks!!
Holiday cheer yay!!

XX

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Diana Mieczan said...

That colour looks amazing on you,sweetie..I adore this outfit! Happy 1st of December
Muah

Jess said...

What a great idea for a tradition - I might just have to steal that from you. And by the way - I LOVE that purse!

Alicia said...

LOVE the bag ;)

Natalie said...

Amazing skirt...and may I just say that you have perfect legs!

Kate said...

Ooh, I love the skirt! This is such a classy holiday look! Love it!

Kate's Rant said...

Can't get over that Alexander Wang bag!!! LOVE. Cute blouse too ;) xo