Rich’s birthday is next weekend, and we’re hosting a Christmas/birthday party at our home. But, with his December 19th birthday so close to Christmas, he always gets a little shafted, so I surprised him on Saturday night with a pre-birthday celebration for just the two of us. We had a cozy, delicious dinner at Sutro’s at The Cliff House and then headed to the San Francisco Symphony where they were showing Rich’s favorite holiday movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, accompanied by a live performance of the score. It was an incredible evening!
I honestly can’t recommend this off-the-shoulder black lace dress highly enough. It is exceptionally well-made and unbelievably comfortable. There’s a touch of elastic added to the back of the straps, which makes the sometimes-uncomfortable off-the-shoulder neckline a non-issue (…well that turned out to be a dashing sentence, didn’t it?). With a silhouette reminiscent of the 50s, it was the perfect dress for viewing the classic post-war film, and oh by the way, it has POCKETS. Does it get any better?
If you’re still on the hunt for something to wear to an office holiday party that’s on the formal side, this little black dress is a fantastic option with great versatility. It could be worn literally any time of year, but to make it a tad more festive for the holidays, I paired it with burgundy glitter heels and a coordinating minaudière. I’m generally not a huge glitter girl (except, obviously, when it comes to Mariah Carey’s 2001 cinematic masterpiece…), but the deep burgundy hue and more subdued sparkle of these accessories hit just the right festive tone without making me feel like a disco ball. I look forward to wearing these pumps again to casual holiday parties as well—paired with distressed denim and chunky knits.
It was a particularly mild evening in San Francisco, so this uber-soft fur pullover was the perfect topper. With a wide cowl-neck and oversized, arm holes, it easily pulled on and off, comfortably averting any hair or make-up interference. They thought of everything with this guy.
DRESS: c/o White House Black Market | PUMPS: c/o White House Black Market | FUR PULLOVER: c/o White House Black Market | CLUTCH: c/o White House Black Market | CHOKER: old, very similar here | SHEER TIGHTS: DKNY | LIP: MAC
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
This post was produced in collaboration with White House Black Market.