I have never been the type for sequins and lace. When it comes time to dress for a special event, I always get creative with what I already have rather than shopping for something new. Color, texture, and attitude can often be combined to create a festive look without shopping.
A red and black combination has always felt special for the holidays. Red and white or red and pale gray are equally beautiful, but only if there is no precipitation.
My holiday look incorporates bright red accents, pearls, and silver, as well as a reptile print embossed evening bag against a background of black.
It doesn’t show, but there is a black cashmere cardigan under the blazer for added warmth. I placed the loop of the scarf between the bust and the tummy so as not to add volume to those areas. The reptile print bag adds interest and contrast.
I was wearing a red sweater and black pants when I met Mr. Mickey at a neighborhood Christmas party fourteen years ago. We returned to the old neighborhood to snap the photos above.
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