Vogue a Trois: Party Girl

Posted on November 18, 2013, 8:00 am
5 mins

Party Girl Cover

Party season is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about what to wear to all of the festive gatherings that will fill the December calendar. I perused the stores downtown last week, but felt uninspired by the rows of party dresses on the racks. Don’t get me wrong; I love the holidays. I love the sparkle, the festive feel around town, and the opportunity to dress up and make merry with my friends. Bored with the “holiday dress,” I am looking for something beautiful and different to wear this party season. That is why I love this Sachin + Babi Phillipa Sequin Top Jumpsuit. It is sexy, festive and perfect for holiday gatherings. Step away from the dress rack, people; it’s time to mix it up.

Party Girl #1

YSL launched their Tribute heel in October 2007 and it comes in a variety of colors and materials. Its hidden platform, sexy height and perfect t-strap have made it timeless. This shoe will give the jumpsuit a glamorous look with its patent sheen and modern classic style. For jewelry, choose either an incredible necklace or earrings—not both. You can add a bracelet or cocktail ring if you like, because there is distance from the other piece. I love the Tom Binns “Pearls in Peril” Necklace and the Kelly Wearstler Myra Ring worn with these pieces. They play off of each other nicely and have a edgy feel to them. Top it off with the Grey Feather Bolero from Miss Selfridge and carry a minaudière, like this Lucite Crackle one that is reminiscent of the vintage Lucite handbags of the 40s and 50s.

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A cozy but elegant dinner at home means you can come a little closer to earth with your shoe height. These Miu Miu Block Heel Pumps are gorgeous, funky and great for when you are the hostess but still want to look chic. If you haven’t heard of Rent The Runway, you should check it out this holiday season. This website offers four or eight day rentals of dresses, handbags and accessories, and the service includes ordering two sizes of dresses at no additional cost if you aren’t sure on fit. A return envelope makes it easy to pick out a beautiful designer piece to rent at a fraction of the cost to purchase it. I chose the Crystal Cuff by Rodgrigo Otazu that matches the heel of our shoe—it is a $65.00 fee to rent this piece that retails for $415.00. Add the Janis by Janis Savitt Silvertone Chain and Crystal earrings for an edgy pop of color. If you don’t spend too much time in the kitchen, you can paint your nails this fun Grey Glitter Polish in Gobsmacked by Butter London.

party girl #3

Dorothy isn’t the only one who gets ruby slippers these days. The J.Crew Collection Etta Sequin Pumps have enough sparkle to make your days (and nights) merry and bright. Wear the understated and elegant Alice + Olivia Crepe Tuxedo Blazer with the super soft Adrienne Landau Rex Scarf when you are en route to your next festive occasion or if you are feeling a chill in the air. The Ted Baker London Crystal Bobble Matinee Wallet has a vintage feel to it that I love, especially with the patent leather and the crystal clasp. This look calls for elegant jewelry, and the push by PUSHMATAaHA Water Masai Earrings and Chanel Vintage Varsity Ring are just that.

Let’s get this party started this holiday season with a fabulous twist on the traditional little black dress. This beautiful jumpsuit is perfect for the girl who likes to celebrate in her own stylish way. Let the merrymaking begin!

Lisa Cole is the fashion and style writer for Vanguard Seattle, and her work includes her monthly column, Wear It Out, in which she styles looks based on the monthly theme of the magazine. Cole also covers fashion news and events, runway shows and boutiques. She has her own fashion and lifestyle blog, www.westfultonstreet.com, and is a member of Independent Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Group International.

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