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.