Home for the holidays Anthropologie Dress / Nine West Pumps and Clutch / F21 Earrings / Revlon Lipstick in Sable (worn here)

With the holidays upon us, I was excited to team up with Nine West for a fun little segment that I’m calling, “Home for the Holidays.” Seeing that I am headed back to Seattle in a week, I began thinking of all the festive parties and events coming up. There is one in particular, which is being thrown by my parents as a little welcome home soiree for me and “A” and I am really looking forward to it. Nothing over the top, but it will definitely be a good time, as my Mother is the ultimate hostess and is a genius at creating subtle yet creative details all throughout the house. I have seen her do this for many years now and always wonder if I will ever have the patience and talent to pull it off.

So, seeing that this little party that is quickly approaching, I decided to create my ideal ensemble based around my new Nine West pumps and sparkly clutch. I love this dress (it’s definitely on my wish list!) and decided to keep the outfit playful and creative by mixing patterns. Then to ground the outfit, I kept the rest of the look chic, by opting for black accessories and a moody “Sable” lip by Revlon. Here’s to the holidays! xo

Here are a few entertaining and decorating tips from my Mom:

~ Think about lighting. Candles add their own special touch and white italian lights wrapped holly inside a glass bowl instantly add a festive touch.

~ Always play music in the background but don’t let it overpower the party.

~ As for food, make sure there is something there for everyone. Serve things that are good for your guests but that taste good too. I always invest in quality cheeses, breads, fruits and veggies. Hot soups are fun too!

~ Most importantly, make sure everyone feels welcomed and that the atmosphere is celebratory. During the holidays, it’s all about getting together with loved ones, enriching relationships and embracing the season.

Thanks Mom!

  • http://outingsandoxfords.blogspot.com Haley

    wowzo on that dress..and the shoes. I want. Have fun while your home!
    xo Haley

  • http://www.adventuresindressmaking.com Adventures in Dressmaking

    Ooooh, love the sparkly Anthro dress. Great outfit!

  • SweetDee

    I have been eyeing that dress (I work across from the anthro on 5th) for over a month, but $398 bones is insanity! WOMP WOMP Great eye catching piece for sure. If you get it, you must upload a pic ASAP.

  • http://onestylishdayatatime.blogspot.com/ Miranda {onestylishdayatatime}

    Such great advice from your mom! Just curious, what are italian lights??

  • Isabel A.

    When will you reveal who “A” is?

  • katharine quarterman

    Cute style picks. Enjoy your time in seattle with your family!

  • http://poshxoxo.blogspot.com natasha

    That dress is beautiful!

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