The Holiday Strategy :: BCBG + gold

Monday, November 24, 2014

If you're craving a head-turning look that's both seasonal and fresh, add some edgy, glam pieces to a red dress for a unique look that strikes a harmonious balance between traditional and modern. 
It doesn't matter if I'm wearing jeans or an elegant dress, a black leather jacket is always my go-to coverup. This staple is so classic yet it gives you an instant cool factor that's very of-the-moment. Add a deep red lip and there's no stopping you!
(Apparently I still have tan lines in November...)
Everyone thinks of red & green as the typical holiday color combo - and for good reason - but I prefer red & gold when it comes to my holly day wardrobe. It's an ultra-chic alternative to the conventional look. This Rebecca Minkoff clutch really makes my dress shine and brings out the warm tones!
The rich red tones in this dress really stood out to me when I was thinking of special holiday outfits. I immediately knew that I had to pair them with gold. Gold, black, and red is such a striking combination that it's the perfect attention-grabbing outfit for this magical time of year.
Photos by Brooke Faison 
[dress: BCBG, heels: Vince Camuto, clutch: Rebecca Minkoff, earrings: Anthropologie, leather jacket: Guess, knot bracelet: Kate Spade, link bracelet: Stella & Dot]

Red is so synonymous with the holidays that I couldn't resist decking out this festive-hued dress for the season. I matched my lips to my dress (you can never wear too much red lipstick in the winter) and injected some flecks of gold into the look as well. 

I'm not one for rushing into Christmas festivities before Thanksgiving is even over, but when it comes to fashion, it's never too early to plan ahead! After all, getting dressed for holiday gatherings is part of the fun of the season and having a strategy simply helps you avoid that pre-party stress when you're faced with the dreaded question, "What do I wear tonight?!" This year when organizing your holiday wardrobe, think of the following formula:
1.) Rich hues
2.) Ladylike silhouettes 
3.) Sparkle and shine 


  1. Adoring this look on you. So chic and perfect for Xmas. Awesome clutch.

  2. Beautiful dress, dear!)

  3. WOW! The 3rd pictures is stunning! Look at these eyes!! They are hypnotizing!
    You look great! Great job again honey!!

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  4. You've got perfect hair! *.*
    U looks so pretty, love it!

  5. Class & chic: pure perfection Kat!!!!
    Happy new week!

    Kisses, love Paola.


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  6. I wish I still was able to wear this in November! But it's wayyy too cold for that in Switzerland... Anyways, amazing look, as usual! x

  7. such a pretty dress!! LOVE that clutch

  8. I so agree with you, accessories really do make the look :)

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  9. You look so gorgeous! Total glam look! :)

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  10. Yes red and green is better left to the tree and decor. Red and gold or deep pink and gold is MUCH better for fashion and LOVE that shade of lipstick too!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  11. well you look so pretty. The dress is totally a stunning outfit on you. The colors are so festive. and loving the accessories too.


  12. Totally love the skirt part of that dress, and the bag is gorgeous!

  13. This red and purple combination is really very beautiful. Perfect holiday look. I agree about the leather jacket always being the perfect addition.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  14. Omg Kat that dress looks marvelous. It's perfect outfit for the holidays. Chic, elegant and beautiful.


  15. So stylish! love it the look especially your jacket!

  16. you've got such beautiful eyes and nose <3 <3 <3 and great style too!

  17. What a beautiful dress! It's a great satin look, and wonderful colours. I also love the biker jacket you added! Really nice.

  18. Always super pretty !


    Emily from PTT

  19. The moto jacket adds the perfect cool-girl edge to it! You loo fab!

  20. so fab kath! i wish i call pull off a leather jacket. maybe i just havent find the perfect one for me. lol. love your feeds. thanks fro always dropping by my page loves.

  21. Love the dress and how you styled this whole look. Loving the chic with the jacket :)

  22. a beautiful look, and i love that bikerjacket!
    happy day!

  23. Gorgeous outfit! I love BCBG! Keep up the good work with your blog!


  24. You look so pretty! You're beautiful and I love how you combined the plaid skirt!

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  26. Kat it's all about the jewel tones and rich colors during the holidays! This dress looks so pretty on you and the colors really compliment your eyes! Love how you matched the lips to the dress color (my favorite thing to do). Have a wonderful thanksgiving with your family darlin! :)

  27. Love… beautiful midi skirt and styling
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  28. Love the skirt :D


  29. wow what a stunning dress! the print is absolutely gorgeous :D

  30. Wow, this dress is a dream, you look stunning. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

  31. Hi dear! How are you?
    Love your beautiful dress, you look gorgeous!

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