Holiday Style Recap

 With the holidays behind us, I thought it would be fun to look back on my favourite holiday dresses! With lots of holiday parties throughout November and December, I needed a few dresses to impress last year!

I shopped my favourite online boutiques, pulled out some staples from my closet and simply window shopped some others (I love building wish lists). For the winter 2011 holiday season, I was looking for rich patterns and textures, lace, jewel tones, A-line skirts and sparkly embellishments .

I’m pleased to present the lovely dresses I purchased, wore and some that I just drooled over!

  • The Exquisitely Edgy Dress – ModCloth – Love the lacy overlay accents in contrasting colours, the pockets and the pleats!
  • The Classic Stunner Dress by BB Dakota – ModCloth – Absolutely stunning floral brocade with black, silver and purple hues.
  • The Lace Corset Dress – Jacob – So romantic! I love the combination of lace, satin and chiffon – three different textures all in one beautiful holiday red. I wore this dress to the holiday party that I hosted!
  • The Fast Anna Lace Dress – French Connection – I bought this beautiful lace dress in emerald green while I was in NYC last spring and it was the perfect holiday dress. Retro-inspired and so sweet and feminine!
  • The When the Night Comes Dress – by BB Dakota – ModCloth – I love the peekaboo lace at the collarbone and the scalloped hem. The grosgrain waistband cinches at just the right spot and the A-line flatters any shape. It’s the perfect little black holiday dress!

This year for New Years Eve, I went to a fun, dressy dinner party at a friends house. I had been wearing romantic and cute dresses like the ones above all season so I was ready to switch it up and wear something a little more trendy…and perhaps a little sexy! I chose this vibrant mustard, figure flattering (yet comfy) shift dress. With the contrasting black exposed zipper in the back, darts at the bust and waist plus dainty little pockets – this dress was perfect for ringing in the New Year in style!

Here’s to many fruitful shopping adventures in 2012!



  1. Sarah January 31, 2012 / 2:17 am

    Love the brocade dress. The colours are perfect together.

    • Nicole January 31, 2012 / 7:10 pm

      Glad you like it! I think it’s fabulous!

  2. Colleen February 3, 2012 / 1:02 pm

    I didn’t know you bought the BB Dakota dress :) now we match just in different colors!

    • Nicole February 3, 2012 / 1:25 pm

      I didn’t get that one…it was on my wishlist! Still wishing I got it, but I can’t have it all! The Blue/Red combo one looks fab on you!


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