Today's Everyday Fashion: The Ballet


I wore this to see The Nutcracker on Saturday night. I grew up watching every year, it's one of my favorite Christmas traditions. I ordered this dress as part of the Retail Me Not challenge (here), but loved it so much I decided to keep it. This is the kind of dress that I will wear for many years to come, to many occasions such as a wedding, work holiday party or even New Year's Eve. For colder weather, I would add black tights and a black peacoat. I've had the black wrap I'm holding for years and it's my secret weapon for formal dresses in the cold. It's a sweater material - the equivalent of a thick black cardigan - but the shape works better aesthetically with a fancy dress. What are your strategies for staying warm in a formal dress? Would you wear a black and gold sequin print like the options below?

Dress: Limited, $64
Shoes: Forever 21, $37
Wrap: Banana Republic, $25 (similar)
Purse: Limited, $20 (similar, similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot, $44
Approx. dates: Wrap is 6 years ago, purse is last year. Dress and shoes are new.


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