Monday, December 19, 2011

Party Pleats (See Jane Wear)

Robert Rodriguez dress (super old), H&M belt, vintage clutch (via eBay), Express tights, UO shoes, Spike the Punch necklace (c/o), Elizabeth and James sunglasses
I had a holiday cocktail party to attend and I was in the mood for a dress (I wore this last year).  I found this pleated, shift dress while looking for another dress in the depths of my closet (don't you love finding things you forgot you had?).  I definitely don't belt a lot of things, but felt like it was the right thing to do in this case.  I added this necklacethat I can't stop wearing (seriously, I wear it at least once a week), and a red clutch.  I also wore dark plum tights to break up the black; they're dark enough that it's subtle but a nice change from my basic black tights.


On another note, can you believe Christmas is less than a week away?!

50 comments

  1. This is such an adorable look! Love the plum tights.. and that necklace! I want onee :)
    PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

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  2. Love this look, especially that necklace! Gorgeous! :)

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  3. Yes! I can! I'm fully in the Christmas mood at the moment! :o)

    You look stunning in this dress!!!

    x

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  4. Umm, yeah, that necklace is amazing. Spike the Punch is awesome. You look great!

    XO,
    Doux Rousse
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  5. oh, you look so lovely! ^^ That necklace is devine. I need one like it to spice up m holiday looks too! x

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  6. love this look, you look gorgeous!!
    Christy

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  7. Such a pretty lbd, and the necklace is quite a statement. x

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  8. this look is gorgeous!!

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  9. i love the all black look! it's such a classic and always so chic. the little pop of color just adds to the whole outfit!

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  10. This looks fabulous...love that necklace and clutch...so pretty :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  11. GORGEOUS!!!! I love the touch of purple with the tights :)
    (and I know! It's coocoo that Christmas is less than a week away!)
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  12. So Gorgeous!!! I want your clutch!!

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  13. You look great, and glad you got to resuscitate something from the back of the closet. I know the rule is that you should throw out stuff you haven't worn in a year, but that just doesn't work for me :)

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  14. Ooh I love this outfit! So many fun textures!

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  15. very strong look :)

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  16. I've seen it being worn by a few different bloggers and am in love with it!

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  17. Beautiful as always! The necklace and clutch are the perfect finishes.

    xo L.

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  18. That's such a great dress - I'm such a sucker for pleats!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  19. Gorgeous clutch! Love the necklace too, so festive.

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  20. This look is so cute! Funny how last year it was snowing and this year its sunny for the picture!

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  21. Christmas has a way of sneaking up on me every single year. My presents have yet to be wrapped. I have a ton of baking to do and all while working for the week! Send me some energy! ;)

    Loving the holiday look!

    xx Lynzy

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  22. I love your dress - I am such a LBD addict. Also, I cannot WAIT for Christmas! This week can't go by fast enough!

    SHF
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  23. What a perfect party dress. I can't believe it stayed in the back of your closet for so long.

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  24. Love the dress and bag. The necklace is stunning! ~ Rhoda

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  25. What a perfect holiday party look! I know just what you mean about discovering clothes you forgot you had- such a fun treat :)
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  26. loving this last picture! will i be seeing you at arnies this upcoming week?

    xoxo the egg out west.

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  27. Such a pretty dress and I love the red clutch! miss you, girl!

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  28. Ohh I love the dress! Very pretty :) And the plum tights are great.

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  29. Such cute sunglasses and clutch! The accessorizing makes the outfit, love it.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  30. Love this ! you loook super cute! You always have the cutest shoes. If only I could swap closet's :)

    xx-Myrna

    http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

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  31. you are so chic in this ensemble! love it all (you are helping me to be brave and wear colored tights!)
    xx

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  32. I love this look. I also "compared" it with your link to last year's and you're definitely blonder! (it looks good!)
    Also, love the idea of plum tights to break up the monochromatic vibe :)

    I can't believe it's almost Christmas, and I dunno about Chicago but in the Twin Cities the weather is just crazy warm (I mean, you know, for the area) so I might not have a white Christmas this year! eek!

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  33. The belt worked perfectly! You look gorgeous!

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  34. Love your necklace especially with that dress! I am such a fan of pleated dresses/skirts!
    Happy Holidays!!
    Bella xox
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  35. I love the clutch! Amazing look!!

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  36. Such a perfect holiday LBD!

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  37. Cute envelope clutch! I love the color and the double flap!

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  38. That is a great holiday party dress. Love how versatile that necklace is to you. xoxo
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  39. love, love, love that necklace! definitely purchasing that. great price too!
    -london camille

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  40. I cannot believe Christmas is THIS weekend. Looking forward to the egg nog, though. :)

    Love the outfit! Express' tights are a fav of mine- I have a drawer stocked in my closet!

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  41. That dress looks absolutely great!
    Hope you had fun at the party!

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  42. Anna, you look PHENOMENAL. I love your pleated dress and the addition of plum tights is brilliant!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  43. You look amazing Anna! I love pulling things out from the back of my closet - always happy to find a nice surprise there :)

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  44. Loving this look especially your accessories - that red clutch is fabulous!

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  45. Great lighting in your photographs!

    xo, Abbey (District Dress Up)
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