Getting Dressy: Black Tie Bow & Glittering Gold

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Now that I have an (over) stuffed closet and I can’t really justify expanding my wardrobe much more (in fact, I’d love it if you helped me downsize it!), I’m really enjoying adding flair to my outfits with unique, statement accessories. They add so much style versatility, and it’s so much fun to play with unique styling combinations! :)

One of my top loves this season is the little black neck bow.

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This black neck bow tie by Karl Lagerfeld is a super-chic winter accessory

A simple, flowing black tie bow topping a crisp white shirt is an impeccably dressy, classy touch. Wearing this Karl Lagerfeld bow, I feel like I can channel the same supreme sophistication that he does. It’s well-made, of stretchy cotton and leather, and has the added comfort benefit of an adjustable snap closure.

full body shot of karl lagerfeld black neck bow, Banana Republic cropped military jacket, Club Monaco gold pleated a-line skirt, Stuart Weitzman Nudist gold sandals, and Chanel gold bag

Warm and snug with the buttoned-up jacket!

full body shot of karl lagerfeld black neck bow, Banana Republic cropped military jacket, Club Monaco gold pleated a-line skirt, Stuart Weitzman Nudist gold sandals, and Chanel gold bag

Black and gold winter holiday outfit - black ribbon neck bow, white shirt, cropped military jacket, and pleated gold skirt

Black and gold winter holiday outfit - black ribbon neck bow, white shirt, cropped military jacket, and pleated gold skirt

I built the outfit around the bow, choosing to anchor it with a classic white shirt by Theory and a smart, cropped military jacket. To keep things from feeling too heavy, and to make it holiday-appropriate, I literally lightened things up with a gauzy skirt with a subtle gold shimmer, minimalist gold sandals, and a soft gold leather purse.

Black and gold winter holiday outfit - black ribbon neck bow, white shirt, cropped military jacket, and pleated gold skirt

Black and gold winter holiday outfit - black ribbon neck bow, white shirt, cropped military jacket, and pleated gold skirt

 

chanel gold purse

My investment bag philosophy: find something that is classic, yet undeniably stand-out and precious to you.

This is one of those outfits I truly wish I could wear everyday. Touches like the neck bow and gold accents really make this outfit feel special; the compliments I received as we were shooting were great validation!

Black and gold winter holiday outfit - black ribbon neck bow, white shirt, cropped military jacket, and pleated gold skirt

Top: Karl Lagerfeld black neck bow, Theory ‘Larissa 2′ shirt, Banana Republic x L’Wren Scott cropped military jacket (old)
Bottom: Club Monaco gold pleated skirt (old)
Accessories: Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandals (similar, higher-heeled version linked), Chanel gold bag

Black and gold winter holiday outfit - black ribbon neck bow, white shirt, cropped military jacket, and pleated gold skirt

Whee!

Happy holidays, and have fun creating your holiday look! What are you most looking forward to wearing this holiday season?

xoxo,
lauriel

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  • Steve

    We really should have a photoshoot. Check your Model Mayhem.

    Kaperture Portraits

  • Camesha

    I absolutely love the whole look. I need the shoes for my husband’s holiday party.

  • http://www.hellorigby.com/ Jenn

    What a pretty outfit! Absolutely love your Chanel Flap!

  • http://www.spiffykerms.com Nancy

    You’ve pulled the outfit together so well. I sometimes wish I was girly enough to wear such things – I’d feel so out of place if I wore that :(

  • Ashley Taylor

    Lovely! I am not sure if I could pul it all off but I would love the jacket.

  • Ayana Pitterson

    Beautiful outfit! That gold pleated skirt is definitely a classic beauty for holiday season and throughout the year. Great look.
    Thrifting Diva
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  • ahealthier fitterme

    This look is so adorable I have been looking for the perfect outfit for a Christmas party and this looks like a winner.. Thanks for sharing

  • http://www.kalanchoe.co.uk/ Katie

    I love this outfit. I’m such a huge fan of military style jackets and love the tailored look. Bit chilly over here for outfits like that now though!

    Katie <3

  • http://www.wanderwings.com/ Henar

    Beautiful outfit, I specially love the jacket!

  • http://asortafairytaleblog.com/ mandy @a sorta fairytale

    What a classy outfit!! I just love it!

  • http://www.myrabev.blogspot.co.uk/ Mia Myrabev

    The little bow looks so cute but now sure i am brave enough to wear it. Nice overall outfit

  • Megan

    I LOVE that bow! So pretty!

  • Karissa Ancell

    What a cute outfit. I love the bag.

  • http://shewroteabook.com Michelle Webber

    Very nice outfit! Absolutely gorgeous! :)

  • http://www.melrosaavenue.com/ Melissa

    That outfit is adorable! It reminds me of Blair Waldorf’s style. So cute!

  • Chelley Martinka

    You are total perfection! I love this look for the holidays- gold is my crush right now!

  • http://www.asavoryfeast.com/ Jenna Brussee

    This is such a pretty outfit! I love the gold accents. That purse is my favorite part!

  • Alexis of StyleLogical

    Fancy! ;) I’m most looking forward to wearing…red lipstick! I never wear it, but during the holidays you gotta go all out right?

  • Brenda

    Love it! So very Blair Waldorf!

  • Heather

    Awwww so cute! I would never pick that bowtie to wear but it looks so perfect with your outfit! Nice job! :)

  • http://www.oliveandivyblog.com/ Chelsea

    I love all of the light gold accents. So pretty!

  • http://StylishGeekBlog.com Cara of Stylish+Geek Blog

    Elegant, uncanny, and chic sums up your whole outfit! Love that bowtie! :)

  • Catheryn Cervantes

    From a work party to that special event, looks perfect not overdone with the accessories. Very flattering

  • http://www.kayliwanders.com Kayli Schattner

    Super cute outfit! So classy + perfect for winter.