Hard to believe, but the time for holiday parties is here! I don’t have any fancy soirees to go to (yet), but that didn’t stop me from dressing up with some of my PHLblogger girls, Melissa and Kendall. I love how different all of our party dresses are, but you couldn’t stop us from wearing black tights and suede booties.
I winterized my fall wedding outfit: my maroon lace dress from Clothes Mentor plus a leather jacket. The lace is luxe and maroon color is festive, but a little different from classic holiday red. To polish it off, I added a matching wine lipstick (because I’m obsessed) and, of course, statement earrings because a little sparkle never hurt no one.
When picking out a dress, I didn’t hesitate to go sleeveless. Between the crowds and the heat blasting, parties this time of the year can be really warm. So don’t limit yourself! Just add a layer (my leather jacket has been a game changer)… and probably a coat on top of that! It’s starting to feel like winter here in Philadelphia, but I don’t mind too much yet. Rittenhouse Square (where we met before brunch at Bluestone Lane) is looking especially festive — how pretty is their tree? I still have to go to the Christmas Village (which moved to the City Hall courtyard this season), another one of my favorite Philly traditions.