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

Kendra said...

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

Sarah said...

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

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Style-Pursuit said...

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

You look stunning in this dress!!!

x

Doux Rousse said...

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

XO,
Doux Rousse
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Nikki | The Ginger Diaries said...

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

Christy U lam said...

love this look, you look gorgeous!!
Christy

http://am2pmchic.blogspot.com/

The Fancy Teacup said...

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

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modern Suburbanites said...

this look is gorgeous!!

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leyla. said...

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!

Annie said...

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

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Closet Fashionista said...

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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Tori said...

So Gorgeous!!! I want your clutch!!

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hrck the herald said...

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 :)

Collections said...

You look beautiful in this outfit.


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thegoodgirlgoneblog.com said...

Ooh I love this outfit! So many fun textures!

jas said...

very strong look :)

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One Stylish Day at a Time said...

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

Leah said...

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

xo L.

Courtney Erin said...

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

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Karissa said...

Gorgeous clutch! Love the necklace too, so festive.

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LULU said...

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

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Lynzy said...

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

SHF said...

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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signature mix said...

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

Gail and Rhoda said...

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

skippysays said...

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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The Egg said...

loving this last picture! will i be seeing you at arnies this upcoming week?

xoxo the egg out west.

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

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

jackie mae said...

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

The Jones said...

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

<3 Cambria
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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

great dress and fabulous necklace! x

Myrna said...

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

xx-Myrna

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Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

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

Mrs Spanglish said...

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!

Chloe Jacqueline said...

The belt worked perfectly! You look gorgeous!

Chic in Vancity said...

Love your necklace especially with that dress! I am such a fan of pleated dresses/skirts!
Happy Holidays!!
Bella xox
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Melanie Liliana said...

I love the clutch! Amazing look!!

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His and Hers said...

Love the punch of plum!

DNA (designers+artists) said...

Such a perfect holiday LBD!

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Rejina Tyson said...

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

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hello, Friday said...

That is a great holiday party dress. Love how versatile that necklace is to you. xoxo
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young dumb love said...

love, love, love that necklace! definitely purchasing that. great price too!
-london camille

Ashley said...

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

Natasha Fatah said...

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

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Taylor said...

loving your envelope clutch!

Josie said...

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

Katherine said...

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

Rebecca Jane said...

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

Abbey Brandon said...

Great lighting in your photographs!

xo, Abbey (District Dress Up)
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Heartland Underdog said...

Amazing, love this so much!