holiday party looks with art in the find

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okay so i know i just finished up my “no stressing holiday dressing” series last week, but i couldn’t help myself, i have more holiday looks to share! clearly i love playing dress-up this time of year but can you blame me? ’tis the season for twinkle and tulle!

today i’m very excited to be pairing up with one of the interweb’s most stylish ladies, conni from art in the findi was introduced to miss conni through our mutual friend, natalie and quickly fell in love with her sweet personality and approach to style. as soon as she styled a stunning pink tulle skirt for the holidays, i knew she was a girl after my own heart, so i reached out to her in hopes of doing another seasonal collaboration. lucky for me, she was happy to oblige. so today we’re bringing you two more ideas for how to make a splash at your next december event. hopefully they get your outfit-creating juices flowing.

 

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how cute is conni in her stripes and cozy jacket? to see more of conni’s festive ensemble, head on over to art in the find!

holiday party look

 

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this skirt. you guys, it’s a dream. after spotting it on a girl crush’s instagram account in the spring, i couldn’t get it out of my mind. originally it was on my birthday list back in june but somehow i talked myself out of it. did i really need a floor-length polka dot skirt? fast-forward six months and yes, yes i do need a floor-length polka dot skirt. so i put it on my christmas list. and then i realized santa must read this blog because it “randomly” showed up in my closet last week. weird. so instead of having to wait until after the holidays to swish around the town in this gorgeous garment, i can now enjoy it during the christmas season. which is great because i plan on wearing this every chance i get! since it’s such a statement, i chose to pair it with a classic chambray for less formal feel, but if the holiday party (or christmastime wedding!) you’re attending demands something more formal, a black turtleneck, easy topknot, and red lip would elevate it in a pinch.

side note style tip: maxi skirts are tricky depending on how blessed you are in the height department. when this skirt arrived and i tried it on, despite being fairly tall, it still dragged on the ground as i stood in bare feet. though the situation could be amended by slipping on my pair of 4″ heels, i knew i also wanted the option to wear it with flats. so i took the skirt to my local tailor so she could work her magic. in a week (and for a nominal fee) she had adjusted the hem to a height suitable for both low and high heels.

remember, all bodies are not created equal which means sometimes things don’t fit exactly how they should when you buy something right off the rack. instead of walking around in ill-fitting clothing, spend the extra time and money to have your clothes perfectly tailored to you. trust me, when it comes to things like length and waist-bands, you’ll be grateful that you took the extra care to have your garments customized to your height and shape.

 

outfit details:

waltzing matilda skirt | shabby apple
chambray | gap (similar)
statement necklace | banana republic (similar)
oversized clutch | francesca’s collections (similar)
pumps | charles david

 

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2 Comments
  • Conni
    December 8, 2015

    Shawna,

    It was such a pleasure to host the holiday outfit post with you today! I love, love this Shabby Apple skirt! It’s one of my favorites and you look incredible in it. I hope you have a fantastic holiday!

    xx,
    Conni

    • snadelman
      December 8, 2015

      Aww, the pleasure was all mine! Thank you for your sweet words, I hope we can collaborate again in the future and definitely grab brunch with Natalie on your next visit to town.

      Merry, merry!
      xoxo,
      Shawna

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