Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What to Wear: Christmas Cocktail Party in Florida

Yesterday, Melinda and I had a great time sharing our outfit and style ideas for Christmas corporate/business parties. The theme of today's What to Wear is "Cocktail Party!"

As you can see, I got a little carried away with shoe options. Shoes are my thing. But first, that dress. I need that dress. It is an Alexia Admore dress that is exciting with a touch of sophistication. You can wear it to more than just cocktail parties. I know winter weddings are more of a Florida thing (hello, December 1 anniversary!), but this dress would be perfect for both fall and winter weddings. I love pairing it with these House of Harlow earrings because they add a bit of sparkle and color without distracting from the main event. Those studs are pretty large, too - almost one inch diameter.

Now for the shoes. I love booties because they make me feel wintery without looking totally ridiculous in Florida (full on boots only look not silly when it's actually cold, meaning 7 days a year). I have been in love with the Tom Ford booties for a very very long time. If only I had over $1000 to spend on them. For the more affordable option, I suggest Steve Madden booties. They have a good shape and an awesomely high heel, and most people could give up the gold zipper embellishment for the more reasonable price tag of $160.

By the way, I love black shoes. Probably a third of my shoes are black heels. This dress is just begging for black shoes with great structure. The Tom Ford lock pumps and the Valentino pumps definitely make a statement that is not too loud to distract from the dress. Remember when I said if only I had over $1000 for shoe? Let's make that $3000. Until my magic shoe fairy godmother comes through, I will probably settle for the Joan & David pumps. The tuxedo pump is one of my favorites, and this one is gorgeous. I love the gold heel and the patent leather. The shape is still extremely feminine and will flatter feet while complimenting that awesome dress. Love it.

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