Monday, December 23, 2013

Casual Holiday Soiree

Although Christmas will be over in the blink of an eye (considering that Christmas Eve is tomorrow), holiday parties will go on until end of  January, based on my experiences. The conventional color that most people gravitate towards is easily, red. I connected with Jalpa from Samosa POP - a Chicago-based fashion blogger that has a unique talent in blending western and eastern trends - to showcase some looks that can be seamlessly transitioned from a brunch date to a casual holiday soiree.

To give a brief overview of my look, I played it down by pairing a loose knit sweater over a red maxi dress to break the intensity of the color as well as the dress' sophistication. I love how the V-neck of the sweater goes in parallel with the gold hardware on the dress, allowing for a unique dimension to the otherwise typical neckline.

H&M Sweater (similar here), Xscape Dress, Kate Spade Bag, Banana Republic Bracelet (love this one too)

Jalpa's look is a very classy, yet comfortable ensemble as the monochromatic print is played down with her minimal jewelry and matching aviators. This is an ideal outfit for date night or intimate holiday gathering that doesn't require all the bells and whistles as a red-tie event. 

Be sure to check out Samosa POP for her curated fashion choices and looks that are trendy!

Happy Holidays!