Holiday Party Season

Happy Holidays….

Christmas is just around the bend – can you believe it?

I’m closing out the week with a handful of holiday festivities from your classic office party to a fun and casual friendsmas. Then come next week we’re off to see my parents for a Christmas in Deutschland – something I haven’t done in YEARS and something DCT has never experienced – Christmas with the Mosleys.

If it wasn’t obvious from the Christmas tree and abundance of sparkles in these photos – this is what I’ve planned for my holiday party look.

Some glitter, a touch of leopard, and whole lot of velvet.

This skirt is – simply put – MAGIC.

Metallic, pleated, and velvet {just a few of my favorite things} – my heart skipped a beat the moment I saw it, I held my breath as I scrambled through the rack trying to find my size, and once I did I clutched it to me daring anyone, ANYONE to try and take it away {even though absolutely no one was paying attention to me & my crazy}.

I knew it was a winner when I had not one, not two, but THREE people stop and ask me where I found that skirt before I even tried it on.

Now I will be completely open and honest here.

To preface, I’m usually more than helpful when it comes to sharing fashion finds.

But I must admit – I gave very vague directions, borderline straight-up lied, on where I found this skirt in the store.

It’s a big store, loads of people running here and there getting their shopping on, it’s easy to get turned around, so I basically just pointed to the general area with no further information.

Why wasn’t I more forthcoming with information, you ask?

Well mostly because I’m a firm believer in creating your own destiny and if they were meant to find the skirt, they’d find it….

…..but really it’s because I wanted to keep this gem all to myself…..


I don’t know about you, but I feel like velvet is totally having a moment this holiday season.

It inevitably crops up every year, just like sequins, but this year I feel it’s especially prevalent.

Blazers, skits, dresses, trousers – you name it, it’s probably been done in velvet {even the head wrap I’m wearing is in velvet}.

I could be making this all up in my head and be the only one especially enchanted by it, which is why I notice all the items in velvet before anything else.

Either way, I think it’s a great holiday piece especially when in silver, gold, or a rich jewel-toned hue – while not as aggressively party-licious as sequins, it still packs a solid festive punch.

Are you into velvet this season? What’s your holiday party look consist of?

Would love to hear in the comments!

Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing this post 🙂

What I wore: skirt {Topshop} | top {Nordstrom} | belt {similar} | head wrap {Topshop} | leopard pumps {similar} | earrings {H&M}

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