Merry Christmas: my special holiday outfit post!

Woohoo!!  After weeks of shopping and planning and preparations, Christmas is finally here…and I’m wishing you all the very merriest of celebrations, dear readers!! 🎁  I’m not sure how many of you will be visiting me on the actual day of – with gifts to open and dinners to eat and the focus on family and friends in the “real” world – but I’ll be here waiting with my special holiday outfit post when you do have a moment to grab a cup of tea (or maybe a glass of wine?) and catch up!!

special holiday outfit featuring a navy taffeta cocktail dress, matching navy taffeta princess coat, fishnet tights, sandals, and gemstone clutch

special holiday outfit featuring a navy taffeta cocktail dress, matching navy taffeta princess coat, fishnet tights, sandals, and gemstone clutch

Robin and I will be joining friends later for an evening of fun, festivities and good food (I can’t wait!) and of course I will be all dressed up for the occasion!!  But I have a different ensemble in mind for tonight than the one that I’m showing you right now; this statement-making navy dress and coat combination was what I wore to my office Christmas party two weekends ago.  I had tried out the dress on a whim several months back – with no “special occasion” in mind – and my hubby loved it so much that not only did he convince me to bring it home…but he purchased the matching coat for me, too!!

special holiday outfit featuring a navy taffeta cocktail dress, matching navy taffeta princess coat, fishnet tights, sandals, and gemstone clutch

special holiday outfit featuring a navy taffeta cocktail dress and fuchsia mini-bun updo

special holiday outfit featuring a navy taffeta cocktail dress, matching navy taffeta princess coat, fishnet tights, sandals, and gemstone clutch

How lucky we were for our party (and this photoshoot!) that the weather was mild enough for me to get away with sandals…and sans sleeves!!  Even on its own, the taffeta “princess” coat is a beautiful piece, but I really wanted to show you the dress as well; with its high-low bubble hem and that ruffled portrait collar, I’ll admit to feeling rather regal wearing it!!  And how fitting that I had this jewel-bedecked little bag to go with my jewel-toned outfit…a gift from my mom a few years ago that always gets a workout during the festive season!!

special holiday outfit featuring a navy taffeta cocktail dress, matching navy taffeta princess coat, fishnet tights, sandals, and gemstone clutch

special holiday outfit featuring a navy taffeta cocktail dress, matching navy taffeta princess coat, fishnet tights, sandals, and gemstone clutch

Now I’m looking forward to hearing all about your holiday celebrations…but not before saying – once again – “have a merry, merry, Merry Christmas!!” 🎄

special holiday outfit featuring a navy taffeta cocktail dress, matching navy taffeta princess coat, fishnet tights, sandals, and gemstone clutch

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  1. December 25, 2017 / 7:09 am

    Drooling over this dress & coat, Monika!!! Wishing you & your family a magical day!
    Oxox
    Dawn Lucy
    Fashionshouldbefun.com

    • December 28, 2017 / 12:07 pm

      Thank you so much, dearest Dawn; I’m hoping you and your hubby had a fantastic celebration, too!! And by the way – what a trooper you are…keeping up with your blog reading first thing on Christmas morning!! 😉 😄

  2. December 26, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    Brilliant dress and coat! So different! Very very nicel I hope you had a great day!

    • December 28, 2017 / 12:26 pm

      Thanks dearest Nancy – yes, we shared a really lovely Christmas with good friends!! And now it’s time to think about what to wear for NYE…am I right?! 😊

  3. December 27, 2017 / 5:58 am

    What a beautiful dress and coat. The color is spectacular with your hair. I love the earrings too!

    I bought three holiday outfits this year. I went a little crazy with a personal shopper at TopShop. Even though my celebration was a home-cooked meal at my apartment, I put in a spiffy velvet dress and a pair of sparkly earrings.

    I envy your weather. Christmas week is just too frigid to deal with in NY this week. At least I’m not in western PA and their neverending snow.

    • December 28, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that you worked a fancy holiday look for your Christmas at home, dearest Rachel…that’s awesome!! Don’t be envious of our Vancouver weather, though; it has unfortunately taken a turn for the worst and is back to being very wet – which is typical for this time of year – and very chilly, too!! I was hoping to get in a few extra blog photo shoots while I’m off work this week…but it’s not looking too promising right now!! 😜

  4. December 28, 2017 / 8:52 am

    I can always count on you for fun, stylish, colorful, bold, edgy and beautiful looks, Monica. What a stunning dress and matching coat. I love the collar and skirt of the dress. Plus midnight blue is a great color for New Year’s Eve! Love that you chose to wear black fishnet tights. You look beyond amazing!

    Welcome by today and every Thursday to share your gorgeous style by linking up with me. Thank you and Happy New Year!

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    Ada. =)

    • December 28, 2017 / 12:43 pm

      Happy New Year to you too, dear Ada!! I’ve actually got a whole different outfit planned for our NYE celebration; in the meantime, I’m keeping my fingers tightly crossed that the sun cooperates for another photo op as good as this one!! 😘

  5. January 4, 2018 / 2:25 am

    What an utterly fabulous look!
    Great shapes and fabulous details.
    I love the way it is a totally ageless outfit.
    Perfect….. especially with your beautiful hair.

    Thank you for linking up to #fakeituntilyoumakeit!
    Samantha
    XXX

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