Thursday, December 17, 2015

OOTD: Holiday party dressing

Online: Waldorf dress BySMITH | Available locally: Bluetique

I am feeling just a tad bit overwhelmed this week. Who's with me? Did someone say nine days until Christmas? The only thing I can proudly say is that I mailed my Christmas cards today and somehow managed to get the teacher gifts purchased and delivered.  My youngest has been sick with a stomach bug for the past three days and I know all of the moms reading can empathize. Last night when I was awake after one round of throw up I started reading some articles online about yoga and relaxation.

Viparita Karani (legs up the wall) is a great pose for all of us to try.  Grab a couple of think blankets, fold them long way and place them against the wall.  Sit with your hips close to the wall and then swing both legs up with heels resting against the wall.  Open your arms to each side, close your eyes, and breathe.  If this does not make sense, follow this link to a description on The Yoga Journal. This pose is great if you are feeling stressed, tired, or have been sitting or standing for a long period.  I mean, who is not feeling stressed and tired this time of year? Take some time for yourself to try this pose before you dress for your holiday party. You will not regret it, I promise.

On to the point! I wanted to share this fab Waldorf Dress bySMITH.  It is a cheetah print with an empire waist AND POCKETS! I think it is perfect for a holiday party.  We are going to a retirement party this weekend for my father-in-law and I think this dress fits the bill. Fun in a conservative sort of way.  Sometimes, I think people overdo it when dressing for work-related holiday parties.  Less is more when it comes to skin, leg and d├ęcolletage.  Pick just one, please!

Kelly Wynne handbags

I love Kelly Wynne bags. If you are not familiar with the line, check out her website here.
Locally, Bluetique carries Kelly Wynne.
Stuart Weitzman heels (I borrowed these from Emily for the shoot but LOVE them!)

Mix & Match Fashion


  1. That dress is perfect on you! So sorry to hear your little one is sick and hoping for a speedy recovery! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Overwhelming is definitely the word to describe this week! Loving this dress on you - gorgeous! Hope your youngest feels better, and the rest of your home stays healthy *hugs* <3

    Green Fashionista

    1. Thanks Kate! It's a great dress and the designer is from my hometown, Pensacola. She was in NYC but is now located in New Orleans.
      Hang in there! xoxo, Traci

  3. I like the detailing on that dress. Very pretty for the holidays.

  4. Lovely dress, perfect for a relaxing holiday :)

  5. What an adorable and perfect holiday dress! I feel so far behind this year! I didn't even get to Christmas cards!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

    1. Thank you! Believe, that is the one thing I have done. Still have plenty of things to check off!
      xoxo, Traci

  6. This is such a pretty dress! I really like how you styled it with the black heels!

  7. What a gorgeous dress and so perfect for the holidays! Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and had a wonderful Christmas. See you in 2016!