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Style School: The Perfect Holiday Party Look with Awed by Monica

You can’t NOT feel festive in a red dress this time of the year.

That’s why we’re such fans of our Blooming Lace Dress, the little number Monica Awe-Etuk of the blog Awed by Monica paired with our Embellished Elizabeth Cape.

Read below to hear how this Atlanta lady chose to style this holiday party look, and find out the one thing she’d never show up without…

Pictured here: Blooming Lace Dress

Tell us about how you chose to style this look.

I decided to pair the dress with simple yet festive pieces. The black jeweled-neck cape coat does a great job of complementing the dress.  I also used my embellish sandals to emphasize the overall festive look of the outfit. Lastly I decided to add some interest to the outfit by pairing it with my white bag.

What drew you to the dress and coat?

Red is the color of the season, hence I fell in love with the beautiful hue.  I’m also a major fan of lace, consequently the lace material sealed the deal. The beautiful jeweled neckline of the cape coat was the deciding factor in terms of selecting the coat.

Pictured here: Blooming Lace Dress, Embellished Elizabeth Cape

What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

My favorite holiday tradition is spending time with family over food.

What’s the most important thing someone should know about styling a holiday party look?

The most important thing to note while styling a holiday look is to focus on one key item and make sure that it is festive. Use other pieces that are not as flamboyant as the selected item to compliments the selected piece.

Pictured here: Blooming Lace Dress, Embellished Elizabeth Cape

What trend are you loving this holiday season?

There are so many trends that I love this holiday season, however I would have to say that red might be my favorite, as I have featured so many outfits in this beautiful hue this season.

Complete this sentence: I’d never show up to a holiday party without _______

A fabulous outfit!

What are you most thankful for this year?

I am most thankful for my family, friends, and followers. I am thankful for being able to blog full-time. Nothing beats doing what you absolutely love.

Pictured here: Blooming Lace Dress, Embellished Elizabeth Cape

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Welcome to the Draper James blog. My little slice of space to share the things I love most about life: people, parties, food and fun! It’s everything Draper James stands for and I hope you like it. 

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