It’s no surprise that a lot [a lot, a lot] of weddings and parties start taking place in October and will last through NYE. Whether it be holiday parties, fundraiser events, galas, weddings, New Years Eve celebrations or whatever it may be, you can typically count on needing a special outfit at least once during this time of the year. We have a few of the events listed above happening over the next few months [first up, a wedding for some friends of ours in just a few short weeks]. I thought it would be fun to order 5 different options and bring them to the blog to get YOUR opinions on what to wear to said wedding while also offering some inspiration for YOUR next event. It’s a win/win all around if I know anything, it’s that we all like winning.
All of the pieces shown in today’s post are from Bloomingdales in celebration of their Friends and Family sale that is happening now online through October 9 and in-store from October 2-9! I didn’t realize the crazy great selection of 100% exclusive to Bloomingdales pieces that they have but wow, it’s a lot and it’s good. All of the items you see today are exclusive which means yaaaaaay, you shouldn’t run into five other people wearing the same exact thing as you. Nobody likes those awkward run-ins. Back to the sale though, what does this mean you ask? Let me tell you..you receive 25% off a great selection of items [use code FRIENDS] and 20% off select Electronics, Cookware, Gadgets & Fine Jewelry [again, use code FRIENDS]. If you haven’t yet signed up to be a Bloomingdales loyalist, you will want to because of a) it’s completely free b) you will get free shipping/free returns always and c) you may be able to take advantage of a few other perks from time to time!
Alright friends, let’s dive into these fall/winter party-ready outfits and remember, in the comments below leave your TOP pick! Whatever gets the most votes is what you’ll see me in in a few weeks. No pressure or anything 😉
1. The making waves dress [the red is also gorgeous!]C/MEO Collective Strapless Making Waves Dress [size up, wearing in small] // SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Marquee Patent Leather High Heel Sandals [true to size] // Deux Lux Static Clutch
This dress is definitely a statement maker. When it arrived I could tell how great the quality was just by the heavy luxe fabric it is made out of. I love the flow that this dress offers, I just wish it was a little less tight across the chest area. This is a perfect black tie event option and is timeless to last for years.
2. The sparkle and shine dress AQUA Metallic Scalloped Dress [true to size, wearing in small] // SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Marquee Patent Leather High Heel Sandals [true to size]
I ordered this dress because I was intrigued by both the metallic factor and the scalloped neckline, plus it’s under $100 making it even more appealing! The fabric is so much fun and screams holiday or New Years Eve party! It is nice and lightweight while not sheer and has some stretch. I feel a little bit va-voom in this number and while I don’t think I would want to flaunt all of that at a wedding, it could be a good party option.
3. The velvet glitter dressAQUA Glitter Velvet Dress [true to size, wearing in small] // SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Marquee Patent Leather High Heel Sandals [true to size] // Deux Lux Static Clutch
Velvet is all the rage right now and there is no better time to experiment with it than winter. I love that this pulls in both some texture and sparkle while the cut is a great basic and isn’t clingy while being fully lined. Again, under $100 which makes it an affordable option to look adorable! Also, can we talk for a second how fun this clutch is for a minute? It definitely has a way of making a statement while keeping things classy.
4. The Lace Jumpsuit.
Yigal x AQUA Lace-Inset Cropped Jumpsuit [true to size, wearing in small] // SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Marquee Patent Leather High Heel Sandals [true to size] // Deux Lux Static Clutch
I wanted to add a jumpsuit into the mix just for something different. I loved that this one had some feminine lace touches that definitely dresses it up. The pockets move this up on the coolness scale real high [what is it with women and the love of pockets?!] I will say that it is in jumpsuits that I feel the least comfortable because of the need to suck in 24/7, darn you french fries. Still, a great dressy option on a more casual piece.
5. The Lace Overlay Dress Lauren Ralph Lauren Lace Mock-Neck Dress [true to size, wearing in 2] // SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Marquee Patent Leather High Heel Sandals [true to size] // photos shot by tina herschberger photography
Last but certainly not least, what may just be my personal favorite. While it may look a little business(y), it’s also super sexy and flattering. I love this great green color for winter and the lace overlay. Also, can we talk about for a second how these heels kill me in the best way possible? While they are an investment, I know they will be a heel that I can wear for years and years to come. Very comfortable and that blue stripe at the back? My, oh my, I can’t get enough.
Voting booths are now open – drop your fav. below and I’ll be on my way to the wedding rocking the crowd favorite!
shop today’s pieces easily below here —
*Items marked with “Take 25% off with code: FRIENDS” and “Take 20% with code: FRIENDS” are qualified for the offer. All other items excluded.
*25% off offer excludes: Cosmetics, Fragrances, Tech Watches, Men’s Tech and Electronics, Cutlery, Women’s Designer, Designer Fine Jewelry, Electrics, Gadgets, and Cookware. A large selection of Designer Fine Jewelry, Gadgets, Electrics, and Cookware will receive 20% off. Offer valid online September 29-October 9, 2017 and in-store October 2-9, 2017.
***Exclusions apply to both offers. Offers exclude all Louis Vuitton, Gift Cards, Cosmetics and Fragrances, Drybar, Space NK. No adjustments to prior purchases. Cannot be combined with any other offer. All employees of Bloomingdale‘s and its affiliates are excluded. Offer and selection may vary online and in store. See a sales associate for details. Not valid at Bloomingdale’s Dubai.
Disclosure: Thank you to Bloomingdales and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post.