Happy December my amazing blogger fam, how is everyone doing? Can you believe it’s December already? Can you believe we’re coming up to the end of the decade?
We are closing out the decade with a bang here at Mustangsallytwo with my latest project “30 Days of Holiday Cheer”. The Holiday Double Slay is just taking a little break this year and I thought I would try something different.So I hope you are all as excited as I am! After all don’t they say it’s the most wonderful time of the year? Here’s hoping I can bring some cheer!
A project like this wouldn’t be possible without the support of the awesome brands I work with and so I have to give a huge shout out to my friends at Catherines for sponsoring this post. And while this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own, as always. And stay tuned because you will be seeing more of them during the 30 days, I have a few surprises for you.
We are just getting into the thick of Holiday Party season and for me that means I usually like to have a few great dresses on hand to choose from. You never know what my mood is going to be and I always say a girl needs options 🤷🏼♀️. One of the things I always look for each year is a great red dress. To me there is nothing more festive than a little red dress. And I love wearing the colour red.
Now let me tell you as someone who loves the colour red, there are many different shades of red out there and not all of them are created equal. I know that a lot of you may shy away from wearing red but it’s all about finding the right shade of red for your colouring and skin tone.
And with Catherines you are in luck because they have created the PERFECT shade of red. Catherines Red is something you will see across their website.They spent time and research in creating this shade and I think it looks great on just about anyone. And I love that it is consistent for most of their items that are available in red so you can easily coordinate. I personally can’t stand when there are so many variations of one colour on a brand’s site and you have no idea how they will look until you get your order.
Catherines had several great red dress options when I was doing my shopping including casual and dressy options. But as soon as I saw this classic red sheath dress I knew I had found the perfect red dress. Sometimes you just know, am I right?
This dress is made of a lightweight crepe knit fabric that has a little bit of texture and the right amount of stretch. It will work if you have hips like me or if you are an apple shape too. I love the shape defining princess seaming on the front and back as well as the scoop neckline and keyhole back closure. And the length is perfect, at 5’6 it hits be just below the knee.
Now what makes this dress truly special is the bell sleeves. I love a good dramatic sleeve moment and these ones make the perfect statement without being too over the top. They have a slit which provides ease of movement and the studded detail along the edges that sparkle and twinkle bring the perfect amount of festive to this dress while still being classic and sophisticated.
I am wearing the size 4x or 30/32 which is my typical Catherines size and I thought the fit was spot on. It hugs my curves in all the right places yet isn’t too clingy. And it has a touch of sexy but is still office party appropriate. It also comes in a beautiful shade of jade green that would be a great alternative.This is the type of dress that is perfect to have on hand because it could also be worn to the theatre, the opera, a wedding, for Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion. I love investing in pieces that are not only perfect for the holidays but also offer me versatility for the rest of the year.
I styled this dress with a very classic old Hollywood feeling in mind. I chose a simple pair of silver wedges to play off the stud detail at the arms and a sparkly clutch from my collection. And of course Catherines had this beautiful beaded bracelet and stone earrings that were the perfect finishing touches. I upped the glam with a classic low bun and a red lip which really showed off the neckline of the dress.
One of the things I want to show you with these 30 outfits is that finding the perfect holiday outfit doesn’t have to be difficult, you just have to know where to look and be confident in your personal style. I love Catherines because they allow me to do just that. And now I am officially ready to dance the night away! 💃🏼💃🏼
Special thanks to Rebecca of Rebecca Northcott Photography for capturing these images.
Dress by CATHERINES | Bracelet by CATHERINES | Earrings by CATHERINES |