Nothing Short of Chic: 'Tis The Season 2016: Cocktail – The Sophisticated Gathering (3/4)

23.12.16

'Tis The Season 2016: Cocktail – The Sophisticated Gathering (3/4)


We're getting into the more sophisticated sector of holiday-party season, with cocktail soirees being quite common. Here's just one outfit that fits the fabulously flexible dress-code. | Nothing Short Of Chic
 
 LOCATION: SUNSHINE COAST, BC
   
 
Cocktail parties are elegant, sophistiquée, and very flexible in terms of expressing personal style.

It's almost Christmas! (For those of you who celebrate the holiday.) The last few Christmas parties are wrapping themselves up, no pun intended (though other holiday parties, including the New Year, are still to come) – in fact, I have one this evening. As we get nearer to the eve of, the gatherings tend to get more sophisticated, with less invitees and closer acquaintances and friends. Such a party is my very favorite kind and requires an ensemble that's a little more upscale. If your invitation lists a "cocktail" dress code, you can really go to town and get into character, whether that's a 50s evening look, a sequined fit-and-flare, or, like me, a late-20's flapper look.

We're getting into the more sophisticated sector of holiday-party season, with cocktail soirees being quite common. Here's just one outfit that fits the fabulously flexible dress-code. | Nothing Short Of Chic

We're getting into the more sophisticated sector of holiday-party season, with cocktail soirees being quite common. Here's just one outfit that fits the fabulously flexible dress-code. | Nothing Short Of Chic

We're getting into the more sophisticated sector of holiday-party season, with cocktail soirees being quite common. Here's just one outfit that fits the fabulously flexible dress-code. | Nothing Short Of Chic

We're getting into the more sophisticated sector of holiday-party season, with cocktail soirees being quite common. Here's just one outfit that fits the fabulously flexible dress-code. | Nothing Short Of Chic

We're getting into the more sophisticated sector of holiday-party season, with cocktail soirees being quite common. Here's just one outfit that fits the fabulously flexible dress-code. | Nothing Short Of Chic

We're getting into the more sophisticated sector of holiday-party season, with cocktail soirees being quite common. Here's just one outfit that fits the fabulously flexible dress-code. | Nothing Short Of Chic

We're getting into the more sophisticated sector of holiday-party season, with cocktail soirees being quite common. Here's just one outfit that fits the fabulously flexible dress-code. | Nothing Short Of Chic

We're getting into the more sophisticated sector of holiday-party season, with cocktail soirees being quite common. Here's just one outfit that fits the fabulously flexible dress-code. | Nothing Short Of Chic
Photography by Annika Cleland-Hura Dress: Thrifted | Wrap: Thrifted | Shoes: Thrifted | Jewelry: Thrifted | Gloves: Vintage

I found this gorgeous fringed dress when I was in Denmark, out at a thrift store with a friend of mine. We were going salsa dancing that night, and when I saw this (I haggled it down to 45 crowns) I fell in love instantly. I've worn it with a thick black belt and boots before to modernize it, but I wanted to go full-period with this look, down to the gold eyeshadow and bright red lips. I added cream gloves, pearl jewelry (thrifted, don't worry), T-strap pumps (low-heeled to dance in comfort), and a faux-fur wrap to really create a flapper look. The cocktail dress code is my very favorite!

No mammals or oysters were harmed in the making of this look.

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