By Marcie Everhart
I have a holiday party today and still don’t know what to wear.
I bought a top at JC Penney two months ago that’s perfect, in anticipation of this very moment. It’s Christmas-y, an emerald green as opposed to the bright red most of the other ladies will wear to the party. It’s dressy but not too dressy, and worn with jeans and a bootie, will strike just the right chord of “not trying too hard.”
And it’s part of the “Victorian” trend this season — who doesn’t LOVE a little bit of epoch historic fashion? It has a high, gathered neckline and bishop’s sleeves, totally something the Queen would wear. Or a beautiful Victorian era bride in 1837…
And it was pennies, I’m positive less than $20 at that time. Right now it’s $10 on sale and $7 with the code shared when you access the website.
But…how often do you have the chance to wear a pretty party dress? And this champagne velvet shift makes me think of the glow of Christmas lights in winter’s dark night. This feels more Christmas-y to me right at this moment.
I’m not one who can pull off super-girly looks, with precious fabric or a lot of detail — I have to toughen it up a little, as with the jeans for the green top. A black leather moto jacket and Chelsea boot will work for the velvet dress, I hope.
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What I went with.
The thing about dressing is if you “dress the part” and make the effort to dress in a festive, happy holiday mood, soon you’ll be feeling it for real. Merry, merry Christmas, fashion friends.
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Worthington Volume Sleeve Shirt, JC Penney, $10, with code $7. Colors include white, black, rose blush, bright red, bright green.
*Photos of Marcie by Dale Amlee