Yesterday I was reminded that next week is Thanksgiving here in the states. This should excite me — as this is my favorite holiday ever — but instead it sent me into my annual holiday tailspin. We never know when it’s going to happen, we just know it will. This is where I immediately start crying like a mad woman and spouting out a random to-do list because I remember all the things I need to accomplish in the following weeks as well as buying gifts, attending parties and generally not falling apart during this time of year because for some reason I am one big ball of emotion. (Does anyone else do this? This time of year makes me so soft. I blame the emotional holiday commercials — they are working people.) The holiday tailspin ended with my husband calmly telling me it’s still just mid-November and that everything is fine. After I made him prove it with a physical calendar, I calmed down. 
But on the upside of that sad paragraph above, the good news about the holidays (besides it being the best time of the year) are holiday dresses. I have started keeping my eyes out for the best ones and ended up snagging this one last week. As I get older, the less ‘holiday’ I want my outfit to scream but I still want a bit of sparkle. After all now through January 1st, is the season of shine. That’s what I loved about this dress — the small but poignant embellishment at the collar. The perfect amount to wear now or later, it translates as holiday or not at all. Holiday in disguise —  I like it. And while I was feeling early on getting my holiday dresses this year, yesterday made me realize that I was just on time. 
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28 Responses

  1. I love this look! I’m sorry the sudden realization of upcoming holidays is so traumatic for you, I totally get that, but at least you look cute. 🙂

  2. I hear you on the seasonal stress vibes!! I’m kinda the same when the holidays come round – except I don’t get sad, I just get angry and turn into Ben Stiller. Bright side of freaking out now is that it might help us get stuff done on time, right? 🙂

    Anyway, if Audrey Hepburn and Madewell had a cool-girl love-child, you’d be IT in that sweet outfit!

  3. Seeing all the blue, red and white the past few days has me thinking of the French flag. This outfit is a subtle nod to the lovely Parisian women who have been through so very much. Very pretty. Peace for everyone!

  4. Adorable outfit! Love the embellished collar and pops of red! 🙂

  5. I love everything about this outfit! The navy and the red look oh so hot on you girl. Plus the dramatic pony – oh Kendi! You are moving to a whole new level of sophisticated chic

    Anna // Happy Medley

  6. I LOVE this outfit! The collar is so cute and it’s perfect for Thanksgiving. You’re not alone.. I get a little frantic too hahaha but I love it 🙂

    Kim .. Pumpkin sugar cookies!

  7. I love how you lipstick matches your bag and heels! So perfect.

  8. My immediate reaction: WOW! This is such a high-impact look and I’m loving it head to toe. Please always look like a glamorous French woman!


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