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Holiday Cocktail Party Looks

It’s hard to believe that it’s time to start thinking about what to wear for holiday parties already, but the clock is ticking, especially if you want to custom order something. I’ve spent quite a few evenings scouring the web for just the right looks. I was really tempted by the Anna Scholz Jewel Print Dress and Anna Scholz Ombre Maxi Dress at Simply Be, but having the fit be an unknown I kept looking. I received an ad from Eshakti.com this morning, so I decided to take a look at their site again since I’m a big fan of their customization service. I’ve been watching their site for weeks looking for just the right outfit, but hadn’t come across anything new and exciting. Until today, that is. Lucky me, they updated their catalog again and I found the perfect outfit for a cocktail party and picked up a bonus top, plus they were all on sale and I had a coupon code. Can you say total score!

I’ve been looking for some separates to add some spice to my wardrobe, so the idea of a skirt and top set were at the top of my mind. This Pleat neck ponte knit tee in black  and Dahlia crinoline in red caught my eye right away and were an easy choice, plus red and black are favorites of mine anytime and absolutely perfect for the holidays.  I love the simplicity and retro styling of the tee paired with the classic femininity of the the crinoline skirt. This skirt reminds me of all those wonderful Christmas dresses I wore as a little girl. I opted for the mid calf length option to give it a little bit of extra drama and some weight so it didn’t flounce out too big. I think it will be an easy outfit to wear with classic black pumps and simple gold earrings for those semi casual gatherings. It’s also easy to dress up for more formal gatherings by adding more jewelry bling or switching out the top for a metallic gold sweater or beaded black sweater. When I think of this outfit, the image of a group of friends talking and laughing while drinking sparkling champagne comes to mind.

Dahlia crinoline in red from Eshakti.com

Pleat neck ponte knit tee from Eshakti.com

I already picked up a couple of other great options for wearing to holiday parties earlier this summer and fall. My favorite of these is a dress I’m planning on wearing on a holiday trip to Florida in December that is also a custom order from Eshakti.com.

Eshakti - Forties style red crepe dress

Eshakti – Forties style red crepe dress

This forties style crepe dress is the perfect example of what is possible with customizing from Eshakti.com. This image is the one from their site. Now imagine it with no sleeves and make it ankle length! It’s simply perfect. The brighter shade of red is perfect for a holiday party held in a warm climate. It’s also an easy style to dress up or down. By simply adding some sparkling jewelry, it looks very formal. Paired with a modern gold statement necklace, it has a great semi-formal cocktail feel to it. I also love that it can be paired with flats making it perfect for dancing the night away!

I love the versatility of the Annabelle dress from Eshakti.com below, so I’ve purchased it in both red and black this year. This style is so easy to dress up or down, these dresses have become an easy go-to in my closet. Simply adding a statement necklace and heels take them from casual to wow.

Eshakti.com - Annabelle dress in black
Eshakti - Annabelle dress