Monday, November 7, 2016

The faux suede holiday dress

Alexia Admor French Design Mock-Neck Faux-Suede Fit & Flare Dress, Burgundy, Holiday outfit, holiday dress
Sunnies: TOMS (option) | Coat: The Fashion Lane (option, option) | Necklace: Kendra Scott "Aiden" | Dress: Alexia Admor | Bag: Tory Burch (option, budget option) | Bracelet: Kendra Scott "Candice"Tights: Xhilaration fleece lined tights | Booties: Sam Edelman "Wilma" (under $100 option, option)

I feel like it's so early to start thinking about holiday outfits, but at the same time, I'm already being invited to holiday party events! Geez! Where the heck does time go?! My hunt for holiday style dresses started when I was dress shopping for a wedding later this month. My favorite places to shop for quality and affordable party dresses are Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off 5th, and Neiman Marcus Last Call. It's great since inventory can be limited so it's less likely someone else will be wearing your exact dress at the event. It's even better that you can shop those places all online because let's be real. It is a LOT of work to dig and treasure hunt in the brick and mortar stores. The luxury of being able to sort by size, dress type, and price all in the comfort of your jammies is quite nice!

Alexia Admor French Design Mock-Neck Faux-Suede Fit & Flare Dress, Burgundy, Holiday outfit, holiday dress

Luckily, I didn't even have to do much searching before I stumbled upon this dress. The faux suede + mock neck combo make it an appropriate cooler-weather dress. The flirty skirt and shorter length help offset the conservative neckline, making me feel perfectly feminine and flirty. And hello, the color! What's not to love about this saturated color! It was regularly $179, and I was able to snag it for $70 and change. It was a no brainer.

Alexia Admor French Design Mock-Neck Faux-Suede Fit & Flare Dress, Burgundy, Holiday outfit, holiday dress

I decided to style it with fleece lined tights and my wedge booties, just to let my feet disappear and really make the dress stand on its own. Depending on how the weather is on the actual wedding day, I may do nude fishnets and my glitter pumps instead. We will see! But speaking of these tights. I am such a fan of fleece lined tights because they're so opaque in addition to providing a little more warmth than your usual tights. I definitely recommend trying a pair or two from Target if you haven't already. For $10, it's worth the try for sure! 

Alexia Admor French Design Mock-Neck Faux-Suede Fit & Flare Dress, Burgundy, Holiday outfit, holiday dress

Dress and Wedge booties, holiday style

I can definitely see myself repurposing this dress for the holidays, too, even though the original intent was to wear this for the wedding. It's so soft and stretchy, which makes it really movable and comfortable to wear, even with a belly full of holiday food.

Alexia Admor French Design Mock-Neck Faux-Suede Fit & Flare Dress, Burgundy, Holiday outfit, holiday dress

We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year, which is a pretty big deal!! Especially since my family is all coming in from out of town and staying with us! It's going to be a busy month preparing everything for them, and I'm sure I will be running around like crazy the week of Thanksgiving, but it will be worth it! I can't wait! What are your plans for the holidays?

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  1. Such a beautiful dress, love the color on you!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  2. What a beautiful little red dress, and such a bargain! It's perfect with the tights and boots. I have fleece-lined tights for winter too!

    Sounds like your November will be busy but fun filled.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you've had a great weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. What a stunning dress! That coat is gorgeous as well!! Love this holiday look!

    Hope you have a great Monday!

    Xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

  4. This dress is gorgeous on you and so perfect for holiday gatherings.

  5. This is the perfect Holiday look, that dress is so cute on you. You look fabulous :)


  6. Love this suede dress! I couldn't agee more that it's perfect for the holiday season ahead. That jacket is perfect with it too.


  7. That's such a cute dress! And I love that it's a bit sassier than typical holiday attire.


  8. Omg in love with that dress! I'm loving the color and hello... Suede! You look beautiful:)
    Thank you for hosting,


  9. This dress is so beautiful on you! I love the color and cut!

    By Lauren M

  10. What a great dress---and sure it'll totally work for the holiday!
    But it'll be so great for other times too!!

  11. Such a pretty dress! And better for chilly weather than most holiday dresses I see. I will have to try those fleece lined tights...sounds like something I need here in Wisconsin.

  12. This is the perfect holiday dress! The color and material are just right. Cannot believe we are thinking about it already. Time is flying!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. So cute! The short sleeves make it perfect for layers, too!

    Thanks for hosting:)

  14. Omg this is so cute, but it's so hard to believe the holidays are coming up?! Crazy

    Enclothed Cognition

  15. I love this suede dress and the color is perfect for the holidays!

  16. Oh I love this dress, especially its colour. Suits you perfectly! Love, Kirsten x


  17. Love the red dress on you!




  18. LOVE this whole look! Coat, dress and booties!Perfect look for the holidays!

    xx, Elise

  19. That dress looks perfect for holiday parties! I love everything about it ... the fit, the color, etc.


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  21. The perfect holiday dress!



  22. This is such a great dress for the holidays, and you look gorgeous in it! =)


    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  23. That dress is stunning!!! Thanks for hosting :)

    Sarah Bell

  24. That dress is stunning! I am in love with the suede and the festive color!

  25. Such a pretty look and party perfection! Now that was a mouth full LOL. Red looks beautiful on you. And yes, where does time go? I mean it's almost Thanksgiving!