Holiday Dressing: Sparkle Bright At Every Event This Season

(left to right) Dior 2019 Cruise cotton lace dress, Johnathon Simhkai FW18 #34, Zara Tuxedo Pant Suit, Dior Bella Offshoulder Jumpsuit
(left to right) Dior 2019 Cruise cotton lace dress, Johnathon Simhkai FW18 #34, Zara Tuxedo Pant Suit, Dior Bella Offshoulder Jumpsuit

The festive season is all about sparkle. We are filled with optimism as the race is on to find that perfect dress or pantsuit. Feeling comfortable and confident at any event is crucial, whether you are going to a Christmas Party, hosting a get-together, or attending a winter wedding.

I always like to keep it chic, simple and modern. The “not so dressed up” dress is an instant style switch up, making you stand out in the crowd. Look for a dress you can wear to work then directly out in the evening. In my opinion, DIOR does this best.

The aim always is to look relaxed and comfortable. I believe in wearing whatever flatters you, a style that you look and feel your best in. Focus on what you adore and what you feel plays up your best features.

Sparkle At Forty Five
(left to right) Jonathan Simkhai, Ralph Lauren Carren Beaded Dress, Dolce & Gabbana
Givenchy 2018 Fall #1

Anything goes this season; sultry pantsuits, stylish jumpsuits, slinky dresses, frothy skirts. We have so many options! Disco metallics, whimsical feathers, and rich velvets comprise the key ingredients to the season’s Party Look.

The Midi Maxi dress that has been so big this season hovers a couple of inches above the ankle and it is elegant and easy to wear.

Sparkle At Forty Five
left to right) Fluevog Baroques Murillo, Rosie Rose Gold Crystal Rhinestone Diamante Belt, Pink Sand Jewelry, Pink Glitter Heels

Tuxedo dresses or Tuxedo suits add glamour to any occasion. The classic silhouette of the black tuxedo is both sexy and powerful. It is a style staple all year round.
It is a great time to check out a new designer, however, don’t hesitate to shop your own closet. You can always perk up your perfect little Black dress with great new accessories. Search out a new statement piece to glam up your favorite look.

Add some sparkle with a diamante belt or beautiful chandelier earrings. Choose a pair of embellished Heels and the whole look of any outfit changes.

If you love your legs, the mini dress is very big this year and very Disco inspired. Remember the magic of those days?

Tis the season to be jolly and the point of the Party season is to get the festivities started as soon as possible. Fill your calendar. Of course, the fun starts with dressing up. Happy Holidays from

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Kathy Patellis-Schmidt
Kathy Patellis-Schmidt


Kathy Patellis-Schmidt is a Professional Fashion Stylist with vast experience from the Fashion Industry. Through her business, she empowers women by helping them create a stylish, elegant and timeless wardrobe and find their perfect personal style.

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