Holiday party outfit

Unlike previous holiday parties in the past, my party outfit prep took a bit of a difference approach this year. As a refresher, my outfit last year was the show stopper piece. It was light, frilly, and nothing short of festive! While I felt awesome wearing this to holiday parties and on NYE, I didn’t feel so awesome all the times I saw it hanging in my closet unworn this year. Without a fancy occasion to re-wear the Chi Chi London dress to, I didn’t want to repeat the same mistake this year.

This year, my approach was to find pieces that I could easily re-wear to other events throughout the year, both for casual or formal events. After all, my goal is to build a versatile closet with the least amount of items. The more I thought about buying a single dress to fit these purposes (this gorgeous crushed velvet maxi dress was a top contender), the more I realized I would end up in the same situation I was in with the Chi Chi London dress from last year. In the end, having separates to work with felt like the route that would provide the most versatility and re-wearing of either pieces in the future.

holiday party outfit idea: blush maxi wrap skirt
outfit details:
cropped moto jacket: MISSGUIDED (similar)
twist front crop top: Topshop c/o Octer.com (exact)
blush satin maxi skirt: Lulu’s (exact)
Gentle Souls wedges: c/o J.Jill (exact)
14k gold filled line earrings: Fresh Tangerine (exact)
glamorous over-the-top statement necklace: c/o Happiness Boutique (exact)
glasses: Warby Parker (exact)

This satin blush maxi skirt was the first piece that was purchased. I absolutely love the weight and the sheen from the material. What I don’t particular like is how easily the fabric pulls. I’m usually expectant of satin material to pull (a little bit, when something pointy rubs it), but this skirt fabric pulled from a car seat belt, the corner of a gift bag, my jacket zipper lightly rubbing on it. If you can name an object, I can probably point to a pull on my skirt from it!

everyday wear transformed to holiday party outfits ft Happiness Boutique statement necklace
The top was a bit of a challenge to find. I originally thought I was going to get a flowy, cold shoulder top to pair with the skirt, but ended up finding this crop top using Octer.com (more on this in the next post), when shopping across stores to find the most complementary top.

Being able to re-wear my beloved cropped moto jacket (purchased earlier this year), along with the wedges from September, as part of my holiday outfit, felt really great! Also knowing that an accessory like a statement necklace helped to jazz up the outfit while keeping the base pieces basic enough for everyday wear, I’m excited to reintegrate the crop top and maxi skirt into my daily rotation.

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  • Marissa Pedersen

    What a beautiful outfit! I absolutely love that pink skirt.

    • Thanks so much, Marissa! The skirt is probably one of my favourite, in theory. Sadly, the easy-to-pull fabric was a bit disappointing.

  • Liv

    Stunning look!

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

  • Your skirt is so pretty and I love that statement necklace!

    Polly
    http://gemsandjoy.com

  • Emma

    The statement necklace and the long skirt are such incredible pieces! Love your look girl!
    xo, emma
    http://www.emmasedition.com

    • Thanks Emma! <3 The statement necklace is seriously such a stunner. If the skirt's fabric wasn't such a bust, it'd probably be high up on my list too.

  • Hi Katrina, I absolutely love the skirt — it’s gorgeous! I loved your outfit from last year as well but completely understand those feelings that surface when something so beautiful is hanging in the closet all year long. I love the bold black with the soft pink — a beautiful combo and gives me inspiration for my outfit this year. Thanks!

  • The Emerald Palate

    I saw this on Instagram and loved that skirt. You’re rocking it!

  • Killllling it. You look amazing, per usual. Love the skirt and crop top together.

  • Wowza!