Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sparkle, Sparkle (and a Flash of Bling)

I have a holiday party to attend! I wish I could go wearing one these holiday frocks – they all have just the right amount of flash and sparkle for an evening of wine, cheese, and lively grad student holiday cheer.


The Prix Fixe Dress by ModCloth ($94.99)


The Geode to Joy Dress by ModCloth ($47.99)



The Cinema Foyer Dress by ModCloth ($139.99)

And for more style inspiration, some sparkly and soaring heels (or maybe some flats because sometimes you wind up standing for hours at these things) and maybe a little bling and a cute clutch.
Willoby from Aldo ($40)



Gones from Aldo ($80)

Carthon by Aldo ($125)

Shuffler by Aldo ($30)

Lickert by Aldo ($45)

Voncile's Pave CZ Fleur de Lis Necklace by emitations ($75)

Nadine's Dramatic Bamboo Circle Necklace by emitations ($249)

Or, if I decide to get my Marlene Dietrich on, maybe this super sleek and sexy tuxedo from Zara.

45 comments:

Fashion Meets Food said...

I am loving the heels with the bows!

xo

Caroline in the City said...

Ah. Love all the nude colors!! Great new header, by the way! I love it! I'm thinking about changing mine- it may be a side project over the holidays!

Are you back in Edmonton for Christmas??

x

Caroline

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

These are all fabulous selections! I especially like the clutches from Aldo.
What are your holiday plans???? With selections like that you MUST have something in mind!

Rinz said...

oh my god i love that second shoes! prettttyyy!

Miss Emma Kitty said...

All of these are Fabulous ! I think the second dress is my Favorite. It is very artistic and Unique.

Casey said...

Gones by Aldo are fantastic! I love Aldo's shoes- they seem to never wear out.

That Prix Fixe dress is super pretty too.. that's an awesome item to accessorize. :)

Have a fabulous time this weekend!!!!

xo,
Casey

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooooh!!! Loving all of this!! I love that third dress :D :D
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Marie a la Mode said...

I love these all but especially the first dress, it's so gorgeous! Great post, Courtney. Have a great weekend!

Pamela said...

That 1st dress is gasp worthy to the max. Like whoa. What will you be wearing to your par-tay? Please post peektures!!!

Call Me Ishmael

jada and jon said...

Come get some vintage party dresses!

www.avintagelovestory.com
www.lalalandvintageclothing.com

xx

Courtney Erin said...

I am hitting up my fave vintage shop tomorrow! Maybe I will find something perfect.

Fashion Limbo said...

absolutely in love with the zara tuxedo...now if I only I looked like the model wearing it! this post is dreadful, dear Courtney, I want to buy everything ;)

blorange dice said...

ohh man! this really makes me want to go to a holiday party

eugenialejos said...

great blog!really great images!

kirstyb said...

in love with the last 2 xxx

Leia said...

Ooh I love all the bling!

Leia

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

I loving the nudes!

xo
Sophie

Larissa said...

cute post! love the modcloth dresses!
x
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Jammer said...

Ok, I love everything! I need more parties to go to - ha!

Susu Paris Chic said...

Chic picks dear! I love the sober beige. The dash of sparkle. The way you describe your outing just makes me wanna hop along... enjoy!

Hannie said...

Aldo shoes...I WANT THEM! Thanks for sharing, really!
xoxo from Hannie

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i like the cinema foyer dress and all the shoes and accessories.

rock the tuxedo! :)

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Isabel said...

i love the aldo flats!

Sanny said...

I adore the beige/brownish color and I think the sparkling Gones from Also will go super fine with ModCloth Prix Fixe Dress and the holiday mood!

Have a gratifying day! (:

Sanny's Head to Heart

Esther said...

I love those shoes from ALDOS! they are lovely!! ♥ xxx

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Chelsea Lane said...

ehhhh, courtney, you just added so many things to my wishlist <3 you have such a great eye for pretty things! love all the dresses :)

xoxo

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

I am in LOVE with that first dress! I love lace like that! I also love the two pairs of heels. I love sprakles and bows too. Haha. :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Lucia.Q said...

Love the third dress.

Tessa Zeng said...

That is a fascinating tuxedo. Are those leggings? (The dress next to it is pretty stunning, too.)

Sometimes I almost wonder if such killer style is ACTUALLY worn to grad student parties and the like. You know what I'm talking about- often we dream high-fashion and eclectic but end up donning the same LBD with a different necklace or whatnot. And if such an outfit DOES make it, is it wasted in the atmosphere?

Just some fodder for thought :) Who knows, your grad student parties could be much more glamorous than ones I've been to!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Fabulous pics! Love the Cinema dress, I love nudes! You could totally pull this off with your coloring, too! Love it! XX!

Courtney Erin said...

@ Tessa - one of the things that I love the most about the humanities grad students that I've met in the last five years is that they are a very fashionable lot! At least two or three times a year (and especially over the holidays) someone throws a consciously "fancy pants" party where dressing up in the your nicest duds as the order of the day. And that's fantastic because otherwise I would never have a chance to dress up.

Fashion Queen said...

You select some amazing items. I really love the second dress and the shoes are also amazing.

Debby said...

I love those Aldo pumps! Such a pretty color. Hope you are having a relaxing weekend. xo

Debby said...

Love those Aldo pumps... such a pretty color! xo

Catita said...

Go for the Marlene Dietrich look, it is impeccable! And those ballerina's from Aldo are so cute and cheap!
xoxo
CAtita

Jen said...

Those bow heels are adorable!! I'll take 'em in a size 8 please!! ;-)

Hope Adela said...

i love the aldo platform pump and that first dress! =)

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Ashley [Free Honey] said...

Such pretty things! I love how everything has a touch of sparkle - just what the holidays need.

jadore said...

I really like that zara dress! They didnt have my size at the store. Alot of great holiday pieces.

Estelle said...

I love posts like these! I would love to wear that Zara tuxedo! Just started following you, liking your blog! x x x

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Amanda said...

love the tuxedo look.

♥,
styledc.blogspot.com

Kaleido Mind said...

all perfect pieces for the holidays!!:)

Nadia Aboulhosn said...

im IN LOVE with the last dress! gorgeous!

Sean Grey Hanson said...

That Prix dress looks very medieval. Nice!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

That first dress is stunning! And I love all the shoes.

New follower and really enjoying your blog.