Hi, everyone! It's Sammi from The Soubrette Brunette. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (and that you stuffed yourselves silly - I know I did)! I'm super excited for my second swap here at Flock Together, and today I'm styling a piece is certainly beloved by quite a few of the other girls... it's Erica's beautiful red dress!
This dress has been making the rounds for a while now, and it is indeed the perfect holiday dress. Now that Thanksgiving is over, I can officially get into the holiday spirit! I'm the kind of person who needs separation in her holidays (though I'm kind of a walking contradiction, since we celebrate both Chanukkah and Christmas in my house, and Chanukkah and Thanksgiving managed to line up almost perfectly this year!). But I guess what I mean is that I truly love Thanksgiving -- or any holiday that's centered around food, really -- and I need it to be its own entity. But now I can focus on all of my holiday shopping and can embrace the Christmas cheer! And this dress is absolutely made for that!
I actually had a bit of trouble trying to style this dress. It's so lovely, and would be perfect just on its own -- plus, the lovely faux collar piping is actually a very light, blush pink (not white or cream, as I had initially thought), and since I'm kind of a matchy-matchy gal, it was hard for me to figure out what to wear it with! But I realized that this dress would be great over a blouse (Dus and Jessi wore it in a similar way, with lovely results), and since I didn't want to cover the collar detail, I thought this collarless button-down would be a great compromise. I love this subtle horse and carriage print, and for some reason, this whole outfit reminds me of lyrics in "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music (a la "cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels")... hence the title of this post. :)
Dress: borrowed from Erica
Blouse: Forever 21
Tights and heels: ModCloth
Ring: Hello Holiday
It truly astounds me how versatile this dress actually is, and how creative these girls are with their remixing! Prior to starting a blog (and being asked to be a part of this one), I probably would have worn this dress in a very standard way -- and because the details are so lovely, it would still speak for itself, but I love knowing that there are so many different possibilities! Which one is your favorite? I really adore them all (and these photos show just how well this dress spans all the seasons)! :)
Have a great weekend!