So I actually began getting ready for Christmas in July which is when these pictures were taken. Originally they were going to be my Christmas Card pics, but we all know HOW THAT turned out. And who knows maybe they will end up in a card next year. Irregardless, I have that Christmas content baby! I kid, kinda. While I don’t like using the word, (though I prefer it to influencer) as bloggers, we have to create ALL the content, and as I have mentioned in the past that usually starts long before the season begins. Thus Christmas in July is a REAL thing! But holidays aside, I love this dress! And it is perfect for a Christmas gala, wedding, or just to be fancy because why the heck not?
This is actually an oldie but goodie. I bought it from Lulus QUITE a few years ago, but because of the style of the dress and the popularity, they still carry it, though colors do vary. It has been a staple for winter and early spring weddings, as well as holiday galas. It is a halter style dress that has adjustable straps and a long flowing voluminous skirt. Fit is true to size and I am rocking a small, though in short girl fashion, I did have to get the skirt hemmed, but since that is the story of my life, it isn’t a huge deal.
Styling the dress
I actually styled this multiple ways. Like much of my holiday wardrobe this season, the dressier dresses I have been sharing I have been switching the looks up simply by changing my jacket, for more looks, versatility, and to change the dressiness factor. Though unfortunately, I am missing my sequined jacket that alas I had gotten after this shoot. Next time!
Because it was Christmas in July, this outfit actually has a summery flair in the form of my shoes, which I wore my cork heels from Lulus which I am obsessed with! But since it is colder, I have been preferring to wear my black heels, which are enclosed, OR since it is the season add a pop of color and do my red stilettos.
This dress is super versatile and feels like a blank slate to style however I wish due to the fact that it has no frills on it. For an ultra dressy look, I paired my white cape blazer with it. And for a trendier vibe I did my plaid shacket which the green colors actually matched perfectly. Keeping that Christmas in July vibe going, I also shot a few pics with my cropped white denim jacket, which is perfect for a coastal Christmas down South. For some added Christmas fun, I did rock a Santa hat, because ’tis the season!
What do you think of the look? Are you all ready for Christmas?
You can read my other A Nautical Christmas Blog Posts Here:
Day 1: Blogmas: A Nautical Christmas 2021
Day 2: Rocking Around (And Decorating) The Christmas Tree
Day 3: What do I Wear?!?! A Fancy Friday Christmas
Day 4: Department 56: North Pole village
Day 5: Wanderlusting: L.L. Bean’s Northern Lights
Day 6: My Flocked Christmas Tree
Day 7: What DO I Wear: All the Christmas Cozy Pj’s
Day 8: 2021 Ornaments
Day 9: An Unofficial Ted Talk to Relieve Holiday Stress
Day 10: What Do I Wear: Christmas Graphic Tops
Day 11: My Christmas Mug Collection
Day 12: Advent Calendars
Day 13: Christmas Wrappings and Cards
Day 14: What DO I Wear: The Little Red Dress
Day 15: Wanderlusting: Christmas Loft 2021
Day 16: Christmas Baking
Day 17: Friday Favorites Holiday Edition
Day 18: Five Places to visit During Christmas
Day 19: What DO I Wear?!? Christmas Dudley
Day 20: Last Minute Gift Ideas
Day 21: It’s the Light and Magic of the Season