The One With the Little BLUE Dress

December is crazy. Fun, but crazy. It seems like there is a holiday party every weekend, and even some on the weekdays. Not that I'm complaining - I love parties, and I LOVE the holidays. But sometimes putting together several different festive outfits can be daunting. Instead of reaching for the same old Little Black Dress, try a fun color, like this blue suede number, that I'm calling my Little BLUE Dress. The nice thing about finding a dress like this that is a unique color, has cutouts and a gathered element at the waist is that you don't need a lot of accessories. The dress becomes the star of the show. Throw on some sparkly heels (silver or gold would pair well with this blue), some simple bangles and a shawl and you're covered. I'm also really tempted to try this dress with opaque black tights and classic black pumps. Paired with a black blazer, it would be totally work appropriate for the day, straight into one of your weeknight holiday parties. Boom. Happy Holiday-ing!

Photos: Carly Mitchell Photography

Dress | Catherine Malandrino (no longer available): Similar here and a long-sleeved version here
Shoes | GUESS (old): Would look killer with these, these (in the gold color) and these
Pashmina shawl | (old): similar here and would look great with any of these colors too
Clutch | Izzy & Ali
Lips | Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade Lolita
Jewelry | Bracelet: David Yurman | Watch: Men's Swiss Army | Rings: My own