As 2015 comes to a close, we sit back and reflect upon the year and see how far we have come. It also signals the hunt for the perfect countdown attire when the clock strikes twelve. The last week of December marks a busy time for me because I feel that my festivities really begins now. With friends coming from afar to visit or returning home for the holidays, the parties are endless and I love it. To celebrate the year end, we visited the Vancouver Art Gallery for a holiday photo shoot series where I got to admire the works of Korean artist Lee Bul and also the grand architectural design of the gallery itself. With such a visionary and grandiose surrounding, I was inspired fully to end the year with bang!
As you already have seen one of my holiday shoots at the Vancouver Art Gallery with my Foxy Original collaboration, I want to bring to you yet another desirable and easy holiday party look with a dress from the past. If you are like me and don't want to buy a new dress for every party, I focused this time on reinventing an old favourite I wore to New Years Eve many years ago. Unlike velvet's retro glamour, this dress with its almost sweetheart neckline is super modern, feminine and easy to rework. Still relevant and timeless, this LBD with its delicate rose petal designs is graceful and timeless over a crisp masculine white shirt. I love a great dress that is simple but impeccably detailed with a versatile silhouette, so you can revamp over and over with just a quick change of accessories, a turtleneck or dress shirt. Elegant and sophisticated, this outfit is a creative take on year-end dressing with a twist and will surely make you the muse of the evening.
Since this look is so elegant, I didn't want to go overboard and opted for simple accessories for a subtle glamour. With the dress hemline just below the knee, I needed to wear pumps to elongate my petite figure and not let the dress entirely overpower me. A great height to dance the night away, these Jimmy Choo satin pumps with a slight embellishment on the side is one of my go-to shoes for the party season. To match the satin pumps, I added an equally subtle but glamourous small clutch with a gold clasp, so I can free my hands to carry a drink and socialize with the crowd. I love the combination of the clutch and shoes because you can carry this look well out of the holiday to any sort of dressy gathering. At last for a little bit of dolce vita, I added these flirty bold tassel earrings to end this holiday season on a fun and sweet note.
Whether it is a intimate house party, a swanky hotel gala or an elegant evening at the art gallery, this look is perfect for the rest of your year-end fêtes. Thanks so much for reading and I hope you can check out some of the beautiful art work at the Vancouver Art Gallery the next time you visit or if you are a local looking for something to do in the city. The Lee Bul exhibit (which is my favourite) will end on Jan 10, 2016 so make sure to check it out before it is gone. You won't be disappointed:)
Until next time stay chic and party-ready! xoxo Spirit
Dress: Zara (similar Here & Here)
White shirt: Zara
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (similar Here & Here)
*I want to thank the art gallery for collaborating and accommodating with me for this holiday series. The staff were all so helpful and encouraging and I want to say thank you and wish them all a very happy New Year.
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