Pass the Wine (Lace Dress)

Maroon Lace Dress for Christmas - Shades of Sarah (2)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.

Maroon Lace Dress for Christmas - Shades of Sarah (3)
Maroon Lace Dress for Christmas - Shades of Sarah (5)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.

Maroon Lace Dress for Christmas - Shades of SarahWhen 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.

Don’t forget to see Kendall and Melissa‘s party dresses! And thank you again to Julia, fellow blogger and our fearless photographer!

~ Sarah

Dress: LOFT c/o Clothes Mentor
Leather Jacket: c/o Clothes Mentor
Ankle Boots: Kohl’s
Earrings: My mom’s
Lips: e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Matte Color in wine