So today's look is an homage to pastels, and how to wear them in winter without looking silly. It was Jessica, in fact, who gave me this awesome (and vintage!) dress, so it's fitting that I brought it out to wear for this challenge.
I actually thought this dress was contemporary when I first saw it — the contrast shoulders gave it a fresh look to me. The color isn't one I probably would have chosen for myself, but that's one of the awesome things about gifts — they are unexpected and get you to try new things. That's what I like about fashion challenges, too — I get nudged to try things I wouldn't otherwise.
I wasn't quite sure how to style this dress so I just went for everything sparkly/shiny I could lay hands on. I'm calling it a success.
I hope you'll join us and play along with some of the prompts of this challenge. We're also giving away some pretty awesome prizes:
Made with love by yours truly! Fully lined, with a zip closure. (For you knitters out there, this is the Brea Bag.)
Vintage rhinestone brooch
Courtesy of the jewelry counter at my local Salvation Army. So sparkly and pretty!
'Autumn Spice' perfumed nail polish
I'm definitely prejudiced toward a super dark nail, but I figure if you can't wear them in winter, when can you? And this shade just seems to go with everything.
Vintage pink cocktail dress
Donated by the lovely Jessica, this dress is a real stunner!
So if you would like to win your pick of these prizes (the winner will be able to choose any or all of the items she would like to receive), be sure to follow me and Jessica, and tag your outfit with #decemberduostyle any time through the end of the month. And even if you don't decide to participate, be sure to take a look at the outfits that others are sharing.