Merry & Bright :: red lace dress + pearls

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

My final holiday look is the most Christmassy of them all. In honor of the big day, I'm going all out in red, pearls, and just a hint of leopard for good measure. 
Who can resist a red dress on Christmas? It's traditional yes, but I made it my own by adding loads of jewelry and fierce booties. I love getting into the holiday spirit and what better way to show your Christmas cheer than wearing the merriest color of them all? 
This necklace is bold and glamorous, the perfect accessory for this magical holiday. Plus it dresses up my solid ensemble and adds major interest (not to mention charm) to my look. 
A touch of fun print, like leopard, is exactly what this outfit needed for a finishing touch; it's striking and a bit unexpected. 
These black calf-hair booties are a bit edgier than your traditional pump. Since I'm wearing an all-lace dress, I opted for modern footwear that takes my look from classically sweet to more rocker chic. 
A red lip in the same hue as my dress makes a festively elegant statement. 
[dress: Ann Taylor (I also like this one) // necklace: Ann Taylor // nylons: Talbots (similar here) // booties: Ann Taylor (I also love these) // earrings: Kate Spade // gold knot bracelet: Kate Spade // gold chainlink bracelet: Stella & Dot // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // clutch: Michael Kors // lipstick: Urban Decay's 'Shame'

Instead of snow this year we're getting rain. In fact, during this photoshoot it was raining steadily. I had to brave the elements and shed my umbrella, all for the love of blogging. But hey, aside from some frizzy hairs, you can't even tell that it was raining outside! And on the bright side it was nearly 60 degrees so I was far from chilly. 

I hope everyone has a beautiful Christmas filled with joy, loved ones, and laughter. As I write this I'm packing my suitcase for a much needed four days back at home with the family. Merry Christmas to all! 


  1. You look amazing in that dress!!!

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  3. Gorgeous outfit!


  4. You look amazing!! I love your dess!

  5. aw.....beautiful dress and beautiful!!!merry christmas!!!!:)

  6. wow!!! adorable dress!!! xoxo <3

  7. awwhhh so cute. You look like a angle. Happy holidays and merry Christmas dear!

  8. Love your christmas look :)
    xx Katha

  9. I really love your necklace! Red looks fab on you, great post girl.


  10. This is by far the prettiest holiday look I've seen today. I love how you styled your outfit, how you added pearls in this beautiful dress and how you pose for pictures with the Christmas tree in the background.

    Wishing you a Happy and Merry Christmas, pretty! :)


  11. I love red dresses all year long but there's an extra incentive to wear them this season. It looks so festive!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  12. Red dress for Christmas: perfection. I love how you used pearls to add more glamour to the entire look :) Merry Christmas! :D xx Maja

  13. The red dress is perfect for Christmas - you look gorgeous!

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

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  14. Gorgeous outfit!
    Merry Christmas dear!:)

  15. Merry Christmas, hope you had warm and merry Holidays! xo

  16. Merry christmas dear Love the lace dress =) keep in touch

  17. This red lace dress is gorgeous on you! I love how you paired it with a bootie for and edgier look!

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  19. Such pretty red lace! That leopard clutch is fierce and the pearls add such classiness to the entire outfit!

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  20. Nice article. This is so much more than I needed! But will all come in use thanks!
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