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This month's theme is: Holiday.
I've been doing a lot of holiday outfit posts lately. It has just been really fun putting together looks for various functions and events. Most of my holiday gatherings are very casual in nature, so I love having an excuse to get all dolled up.
We don't have any fancy parties to go to this year, but I wanted to put together a fancier look for a showing of The Nutcracker, an office party, a nice dinner or date, etc.
I've worn this Posh Ponte Peplum Top from Kiyonna before, though I never had a chance to try this pattern when it came out. My bloggy friend Kelly raved about it, so I added it to my Gwynnie Bee closet immediately. A year later, it finally came up and was shipped to me.
Despite the name of the top, this patterned version is not ponte but a polyester spandex blend. I actually think this material fits better than the polyester/rayon/spandex blend of the solid colors. My solid black top gapes a bit in the center of the chest, but this one lays down smoothly against my skin. I chose this top in a size 3. While the fit was really great, I do wish there was a little more room in the peplum area. Just a couple inches more fabric would suit my tummy area just fine.
I paired the toile print top with a black sequin pencil skirt. The matte sequins add a bit of sparkle and texture, but aren't too showy for more conservative events. The black velvet wedges have a little bow on top for something a little extra. If you have plain black shoes, you can dress them up with shoe clips or even clip-on earrings to add some pizzazz. Because I usually wear my hair down, I opted for a smaller bubble necklace over statement earrings.
A black clutch with sequin bow and sheer pinstriped wrap complete the look for attending a variety of festivities!
Posh Ponte Peplum Top - Kiyonna via Gwynnie Bee
Matte Sequin Pencil Skirt - Lane Bryant
Black Bow Wedges - Avenue
Satin Bow Clutch - Torrid
What holiday events are you looking forward to this year? Do you love to dress up or do you enjoy being casual? Let me know in the comments! And don't forget to use #SartorialMedley to participate!
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