Merry and Bright

(I finally took the plunge!)

Last week, I described my fashion collaboration with Lindsay of Black and Blonde, and I realized that I really needed that Narciso Rodriguez dress after all.  Maybe need is too dramatic, but I felt like I could make it work for me.  So I used a Thanksgiving week coupon and bought the dress, along with two pairs of cute and comfy flats, and the dressy black pair will go easily with this outfit.

Since the dress is rather business-like, and I favor a more casual, romantic style, I paired it with a long black cardigan and a statement necklace to soften things up a bit.  This would be a great outfit for an evening out, as well as for holiday events throughout the month of December.

(Staying warm with a long cardigan.)

The necklace was also a Black Friday buy from Anthropologie, and it is truly a stunner on its own.  I’ve been in the market for a larger necklace for a while now, and I love the contrast between the turquoise and rose beads, combined with the overall vintage feel.  It’s larger than jewelry I normally wear, but I think that’s a good thing, and I know I’ll get a lot of mileage from it, especially throughout the winter.  The piece also has a life of its own and floats around my neck, so the beads move around, instead of lying flat, and the backs are just as pretty as the front of the beads.

(The Polished Buds Necklace from Anthropologie.)

I’m so glad I changed my mind about the dress, and it will definitely become a staple in my wardrobe.

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