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Anniversary Shoot

Dressing Jeri and Jeff for their anniversary shoot with Sheradee Hurst Photography was so much fun! Jeri is the perfect shape for fit and flare, and I knew this was the dress when I saw it. She is wearing a gorgeous multi-colored Milly dress with a skinny Reiss belt and black pumps. Jeff is wearing a blue suit and white button-down shirt from his closet and a Brooks Brothers burgundy pocket square highlighting one of the many colors in Jeri’s dress. They both look gorgeous! Look how adorable these two are together. Beautiful photos!

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Photo by Sheradee Hurst Photography

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Photo by Sheradee Hurst Photography

View More: http://sheradeehurstphotography.pass.us/jerianniversary

Photo by Sheradee Hurst Photography

 

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Holiday Party Looks

The holiday season is here, and social calendars are in full swing! It’s so much fun to get dressed up for a night out, and finding the perfect look is key to perfecting my joy.

Black-tie optional means a cocktail dress is perfectly appropriate and the same goes for a long gown, which makes the possibilities endless and the decision even harder. I really wanted to keep my entire look under $300 so I’m planning to wear jewelry I already own and hopefully shoes too. Many of the shoes below are just eye candy, as most people own go-to metallic or black pumps for special occasions such as these. And great news, dresses are on sale!

This is the cutest Ted Baker Snake Embossed Neoprene dress, perfect for a cocktail party or black-tie optional (or black-tie, according to some). You can find this dress at Harrods. The current price is $258 USD. Obviously, these Christian Louboutin Mea Culpa Flared Suede Pumps are HOT! If you can do it at $895 per pair, then do it! Husband or Santa, if you’re reading this, I wear a size 38. And my go-to, fancy-wear Stella Casablanca earrings to finish the look.

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Halston Heritage Plunging Gathered-Waist Jersey Gown. This dress didn’t drape right on me, and made me feel hippy. It’s a gorgeous choice for someone though, and it’s now on sale at Neiman Marcus for $237! I went with vintage-looking Naomi cluster earrings and Zora crystal necklace up top and Kristin Cavallari Copertina Lt Gold Glitter Pumps down low.

 

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A Diane von Furstenberg Draped Satin Jersey Gown. Is there a theme here? Yes, I’m obsessed with a beautiful, plunging neckline, long-sleeved dress. And I’ll admit, my closet is pretty dark in general, with navy and black being my favorite colors to wear. This was a contender for me, even though it’s completely see-thru (this is what slips are for, right?). It draped perfectly and would have been stunning with this Stella & Dot Casablanca necklace and Vintage Crystal Studs I already own. The DVF gown is on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue for $317.

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This Piperlime Collection Embellished Dress is great for showing off your legs! It was a little too stiff for me and not my favorite silhouette to wear, but I tried! You can find it at Piperlime for $109.

 

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This Black Halo gown is the first dress I tried on. Not only was it over budget, but it looked terrible on me! Too bad, right? Because it’s so pretty.

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If the sky was the limit, I would be wearing this look. This Kenzo Twill Mountain Dress is to-die for! But at $965, it didn’t meet my budget for this event. I added a REISS belt to it because fit and flare is better for me when the waist is belted, just a personal preference. And look at those shoes! Love, love, love these Consuelo Calfhair Ankle Wrap Pumps by Ivy Kirzhner, currently on sale for $258 at www.lastcall.com! Hurry. And Kate Spade stud earrings and a couple of bangles too finish the look.

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This is the Bloomingdales Boutique Gown (now on sale for $223) I chose. Really, from the beginning, I wanted to wear a long gown with long sleeves. I love the beading detail around the neckline and keyhole, and it fit perfectly (aside from drastic hemming). I also had the little train removed because I think it made it a little too formal and there is nothing more annoying than people stepping on your dress all night. The beading shows up a little silver and gold in this photo, but it’s actually all silver & platinum looking. I finished the look with jewelry I already own (whoop!) from Stella & Dot, Casablanca earrings with the bottom piece removed, the Casablanca bracelet and the Deco Cocktail Ring. I’m thinking of doing a faux bob for the occasion and polishing the look with bright red lips and nails. I know I’m wearing a 4-inch heel, but shoes are still TBD, although these Caparros peep-toe heels would be a great choice, and are on sale at Lord & Taylor for $60.

 

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If you have questions or need advice, feel free to comment below. Happy holidays! XO, Krissi

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Fancy A Plum? Skirt. And Other Pretty Things…

Sometimes we use this word (see below) for things that actually aren’t extremely impressive or attractive, but this is arguably one of the most stunning ensembles I’ve ever laid eyes on. It’s not for everyone (I know we’re not all into ball skirts, but perhaps we should be), in fact it’s currently only available in a size 4, but it’s for somebody, and I hope I know them. Please buy it, pair it with the blouses shown or something equally gorgeous, get dressed up like a million bucks (or $900 at least – it’s on sale!) and take a selfie because I want to see! 
stun·ning
ˈstəniNG/
adjective
  1. 1.
    extremely impressive or attractive.
    “she looked stunning”
solid, full-length skirt
www.honornyc.com
You could even wear this with a cropped sweater if you wanted to “dress it down” a bit. No, I couldn’t possibly. YES, you can. Look:
A pinterest inspiration pic for one
of my clients. I’m not sure where this
look came from. When I saw it, I fell hard.
Where will I wear this look? Everywhere. Okay, not everywhere, but to your holiday parties, galas, charity auctions and weddings. And maybe just around your house a little? For fun? Send me a pic.
Wondering where to get a well-made, sophisticated cropped sweater/top that shows just a bit of skin? So is everyone else. Good luck to you. If you see one you like offered in your size, snatch it up immediately. I received an email from shopbop the other day, and within 30 mins the cropped top on the email was sold out. People are quick-draw, gunslinger-like serious with their mouses, trackpads, fingers, whatever. Don’t hesitate, it will be gone. This will be a great investment piece when you find it. There are so many great high-waisted options right now that pair perfectly with cropped tops. Below is a great example of how putting a cropped top over a dress completely changes the look.
sold-out winter white cropped top from the Shopbop email (left)

If you’re looking for a cocktail dress that won’t break the bank, try this fun and flirty frock from Jack Wills, Lanting Dress $238:



This is a fantastic choice for this holiday season and beyond. And it has pockets! It goes perfect with the black pumps you probably already own. Done. Erin by Erin Fetherston Lace-Bodice Combo Party Dress, $330:

www.neimanmarcus.com

One more, just for fun! This dress is for work and play. It’s perfect for a party with colleagues or NYE. Throw a blazer over it, add some black tights and booties, and it’s office-ready. Asos Metallic Panel Shift Dress, $99.82:
www.asos.com

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Fancy A Plum? Skirt. And Other Pretty Things…

Sometimes we use this word (see below) for things that actually aren’t extremely impressive or attractive, but this is arguably one of the most stunning ensembles I’ve ever laid eyes on. It’s not for everyone (I know we’re not all into ball skirts, but perhaps we should be), in fact it’s currently only available in a size 4, but it’s for somebody, and I hope I know them. Please buy it, pair it with the blouses shown or something equally gorgeous, get dressed up like a million bucks (or $900 at least – it’s on sale!) and take a selfie because I want to see!
stun·ning
ˈstəniNG/
adjective
  1. 1.
    extremely impressive or attractive.
    “she looked stunning”
solid, full-length skirt
www.honornyc.com
You could even wear this with a cropped sweater if you wanted to “dress it down” a bit. No, I couldn’t possibly. YES, you can. Look:
A pinterest inspiration pic for one
of my clients. I’m not sure where this
look came from. When I saw it, I fell hard.
Where will I wear this look? Everywhere. Okay, not everywhere, but to your holiday parties, galas, charity auctions and weddings. And maybe just around your house a little? For fun? Send me a pic.
Wondering where to get a well-made, sophisticated cropped sweater/top that shows just a bit of skin? So is everyone else. Good luck to you. If you see one you like offered in your size, snatch it up immediately. I received an email from shopbop the other day, and within 30 mins the cropped top on the email was sold out. People are quick-draw, gunslinger-like serious with their mouses, trackpads, fingers, whatever. Don’t hesitate, it will be gone. This will be a great investment piece when you find it. There are so many great high-waisted options right now that pair perfectly with cropped tops. Below is a great example of how putting a cropped top over a dress completely changes the look.
sold-out winter white cropped top from the Shopbop email (left)

If you’re looking for a cocktail dress that won’t break the bank, try this fun and flirty frock from Jack Wills, Lanting Dress $238:

 
 
This is a fantastic choice for this holiday season and beyond. And it has pockets! It goes perfect with the black pumps you probably already own. Done. Erin by Erin Fetherston Lace-Bodice Combo Party Dress, $330:
 
www.neimanmarcus.com
 
One more, just for fun! This dress is for work and play. It’s perfect for a party with colleagues or NYE. Throw a blazer over it, add some black tights and booties, and it’s office-ready. Asos Metallic Panel Shift Dress, $99.82:
www.asos.com
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