Thursday, December 2, 2010

Petite Fashion Challenge #4: Holiday Party

This month's Petite Fashion Challenge comes from the lovely Curls and Pearls!

The challenge:
Create a holiday party look using festive colours and/or holiday pieces without looking like a greeting card.  This could be your opportunity to dust off that reindeer sweater you might have collecting dust in the back of your closet and turn it into something chic...hmmm? 

I wanted to do something fashionable and sparkly with a splash of red or green but after trying on MANY different things, nothing just seemed to look right.  So ultimately I am wearing something I will actually wear to a holiday party.  A simple, slim dress with floral neckline detailing in a rich cranberry color accented with gold jewelry.

 So did I take the easy way out or do you think this works?  ;)

Dress: Antonio Melani, Sz 0
Gold Fringe Necklace: old, I think BR
Wedges: Gucci

More PFC?  Check out:
PFC #3: The Look for Less


  1. So elegant, perfect for a holiday party :)

  2. This is the second cranberry themed outfit I've seen and it's making me lust after a cranberry piece of my own, lol! I took the easy way out too with a dress and tights, but if it's wearable then it totally works. I don't see a label or brand next to the it DIY?

  3. LOVE it, the color looks like wine color in pictures which is a more understated alternative to christmas red. I like the subtle details, very elegant!

  4. C&P - Thanks doll!

    PAG - Whoops! I had to go back and edit that back in. This dress is Antonio Melani from Dillards :)

  5. I love how this is just a simple dress with minimal accessories! Very classy. I love how the belt cinches the dress at the waist. : )

    xx The Little Dust Princess

  6. I know EXACTLY what you mean about nothing fitting right!! Man, that is so frustrating! I really like this dress though - yes, it's simple but that is sometimes the best thing about it :) I love cranberry with gold too! Nice job!

  7. I love the cranberry color. I don't think I have anything in that color. I did go back to DSW and bought a pair of Gucci shoes for myself after seeing your post last week. I am so excited!

  8. Wonderful color! I love wine red. It goes with everything. =)

    The silhouette of that dress is very chic. Love it!

  9. Loving the cranberry color! And a beautiful pairing with the Gucci wedges too.

  10. If you took the easy way out, then so did I lol! Does the dress have an ombre effect or is that from the photos? Either way, I love it and you look great! The matching wedges are a nice touch too. And I'm glad you decided to keep them to incorporate into your wardrobe :)

  11. Elle - Thanks so much! I don't think I can pull off a Christmas red so the cranberry is a good compromise :)

    TLDP - Thank you! I love that it came with a belt :)

    Erin - Yes, very frustrating! I felt like I had all of these ideas but none worked :( Thanks for checking out my post and commenting!

    Sydney - I think you would look spectacular in cranberry! Oooh excited to see your new shoes!!

    Kelly and N - Thanks so much! I was very drawn to the cranberry color too :)

    Cee - Thank you for the kind words! The color is actually a solid - I'm not sure where that shadow comes from. I need better lighting LOL!

  12. I love the color of your dress, it's winter-like without being so red. Personally, I wouldn't match my shoes with the dress and opt for black pumps, but I think it looks fine on you! =)

    The challenge was to pick an outfit you'd wear to a holiday party, so finding one that you'd actually put on for an event...that's more realistic! Great job!

  13. The cranberry color is awesome. It's rich and festive without being flashy or garish. Understated chic!

  14. the cranberry color is great for the holiday season! this is a beautiful dress and it would be perfect for the holiday office parties.

  15. I like the cranberry color better than bright red. I think this looks really sophisticated, and I love how you went with a simple dress with simple accessories. I think it's hard to not look like an ornament when you are small you avoided that and instead look very elegant.

  16. that color really suits your skin-tone and is perfect for the holidays! I like that you can accent the outfit with gold jewelry. For some reason, I'm having a hard time finding outfits that can match gold jewelry. Been stuck on silver forever! I also love Antonio Melani dresses from Dillard's, but it's always like a hit or miss in fitting for me in their size 0. This one looks like it fits you well :)

  17. Cranberry is such a festive color for the holidays and it's so under used. Well done for looking festive without screaming Christmas. I went with gold jewelry too for my outfit but I went the east route with black: kudos for stepping out of the box!

  18. I am loving cranberry colors! You look great in this dress!

  19. I'm loving the cranberry/burgundy/wine color for the holidays too. While true red is a bit too loud for everyday wear, I think this color is understated but still nice. You look very elegant!

  20. Yes...definitely works! I love the neckline, and the necklace you chose! I agree with Jean...wanting cranberry colors now! :)

  21. Stylepint - Thank you! After seeing all the PFC entries, I wish that I had jazzed it up a little more. Realistic is practical but not as exciting LOL :)

    Em - Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

    Kileen - Thank you! The other good thing about this dress is that it masks the big meal that usually comes along with holiday parties too :D

    Kerry - LOL, I'm glad I don't look like an ornament. I'm still in awe of your PFC creation! Will you be wearing it out anywhere? NYE party?

    Olyvia - My go-to jewelry color is still silver but it seems like they make more gold jewelry than silver nowadays. Thus my own collection is now about 50:50. They have cute dresses at Dillard's! I really love their New Year's sale where everything is additional 50% off!

    Sisters Sincere - Thank you for reading my little blog and commenting! I just finished going to your entry and forgot to mention how much I loved your nails!

    Really Petite - Thanks so much!

    PXXS - Aww, thank you! I liked your ensemble much better ;)

    Michelle - I think you would love spectacular in a cranberry color! :)


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