Last week I showed you a dress from PinkBlush for Layering for the Holidays with the Family and today I have another dress from the trendy online boutique for another occasion. This time I have a Christmas Luncheon to attend and I want the look to be a bit more whimsical. Like the previous dress, the Burgundy Plus Size Dress is a solid knit, but this one is in a festive color with billowy sleeves and slightly higher neckline. The opportunity is perfect for using this dress as a backdrop for some of my more bold accessories. To ramp up the whimsy value, a large multi color link necklace, wide obi belt, and a wool dot wristlet are added to the simple dress. When you have a solid colored dress like this, you do not always have to stick with accessories that “match”. My necklace has a purple tone in it, but not burgundy, and yet the jewel tones go together beautifully. The mini purse as well does not have an exact color that is the same color of the dress, and the hues there are in that same rich family.When it comes to wearing both a belt and a necklace within the same outfit, I keep a loose rule: belt + short necklace. Every once in a while I will wear a long necklace with belts, but it is usually a pretty simple chain. This “rule” keeps me from the two accessories from competing with each other. Here, the neutral cognac obi takes a secondary roll to the statement necklace that I purposely tied in a knot instead of a bow to have the long ties keep the eye moving downward.
To keep up the whimsical factor, I wanted to do something just as fun with my hair so I took a cue from Jenni of Found in My Closet and followed her Short Hair “Twist Do” Tutorial.The fit of this ShopPinkBlush dress is very flowy. Since there is no defined waist, I have the option to style it with a belt like I did here, or wear it loose. I love how you see just a hint of my knee above my tall boots since the belt raises the hemline slightly. Elastic at the ends of the sleeves allow the bell effect, which again, add to the overall theme as well as giving me that boho look I adore so much. For reference, I am wearing a size 3X and am 5′-5″.
And because they have such cute dresses for women, there is one more dress from PinkBlush Boutique I have to show you for a fancy New Years Eve party, so keep an eye out on Wednesday. I have to also give a HUGE thanks for this fabulous women’s online boutique for gifting me all three of my holiday event dresses.
- Burgundy Plus Size Dress: PinkBlush (gifted)
- Tamara Wide Calf Boots in Brown: Jessica London
- Lush Link Necklace: Anthropologie (similar)
- Brown Obi Belt: Lane Bryant (same in black)
- Wool Dot Wristlet: Thrifted from Savers
Today’s Postivity Note
It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, & to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary. -Mandy Hals