Give Me Pattern for Christmas

This dress is so full of pattern and color, just for me!I love how the pattern flows onto the back of this dressGive Me Pattern for Christmas | Designing From My ClosetPatterned dress paired with a jeweled necklace

And the title says it all: give me pattern!  I featured the Macy’s NY Collection Mixed-Print Sheath Dress on my Anthropologie Style Plus Size Clothing post and told you I had ordered it.  Well here it is!  When I saw this dress on online, I really wanted for a Christmas party.  I realize that I am out of the norm because beloved blogger friends are posting lovely LBD’s and sequins for party looks.  However, I just loved the mix of different prints and colors which lets face it, it’s just my style.  I beleive that any woman is at her most confident when she wears something that is totally her and not just something that is purely worn for trends sake.

Christmas Party Dress | Designing From My ClosetMacy's Dress, Anthropologie Necklace, & Vintage Clutch | Designing From My Closet

It reminds me of a stained glass window in an old church.  And yes, I do see the eyes on the side print of the dress.  It’s what I like to call “Sophisticated Silly”.  This one had to be altered a bit to fit properly, but it was easy enough for me to do at home.  The bust and waist were just WAY too big, and I felt a bit like Mrs Roper in a 70’s house dress when I first tried it on.  I had to take in a good 3 inches on both sides on top, about a 1/2″ in around the hips and thighs, and took the hem up about 4″ to make it hit right at the knee.  With taking it in at the bust, the darts were almost eliminated and that is a good thing because they were totally in the wrong place with me being short-waisted.  I love the fit on the sleeves though, they fit perfectly on my upper arm without being too tight.

This dress is 100% Polyester and is what I consider mid-quality.  The fabric does have a slight amount of stretch to it, so that is nice.  Not the best hand in the world though.  It’s not itchy or stiff and actually drapes quite nicely.  It just does not feel very luxe, but then again, it was at a lower price point.  I still do love it and it will stay in my wardrobe for a while.  My quest continues for Anthro Style dresses that are in my size.

Anthropologie Style Plus Size Dress from Macy's | Designing From My Closet

To make it dressy for the party I paired it with the Verte Strata necklace from Anthropologie, a vintage beaded gold clutch that I got from the cutest shop in downtown Orange, CA on antique row, a stretch gem bracelet from Target, and gilver (my made up word for a cross between silver and gold) strappy heels that I got at DSW a while back on a Vegas trip with the hubby.

I am looking forward to celebrating with my family this Saturday while sporting this patternful and colorful look.

Outfit Details

Dress: Macy’s | Necklace: Anthropologie | Clutch: Vintage | Bracelet: Target | Heels: DSW

How about you, do you stay true to your style despite the trends?  Do you make the trends work for you?  What are you wearing to your Christmas party?

Be Blessed!


I love to read your comments!



  1. I would probably be more likely to wear your outfit than something more fancy. I love that dress. And I agree with you….you look the best when you feel the most comfortable. Also – LOL @ “gilver.” I’ll have to steal that one for later.

  2. As a wallflower I have to say I’m not sure I could handle that dress, but I can certainly admire it (very pretty). Looks like it would transform easily from party to casual, too, which is always a good thing. I have some jewelry I think falls into the “gilver” color range, haha, I may snag it as well 🙂 .

    Welcome to Sartorial Medley!

    1. Thank you Ais. This is what I love about fashion: every woman can express thier personal style. And yours is so pretty too. Glad you like my gilver word. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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