This is it. The festive little dress that looks nothing like your typical holiday frock. Scooped right off the Fall 2011 runway, The Birthday Project mini is forwardly upbeat, unapologetically flirtatious, and it doesn’t hurt that it has a dash of class. Sass & Bide‘s designer duo, Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton, said their Fall girl is “an elegant and ladylike urban warrior.” I see this pale pink, muted mauve, and bright orange parfait as more of a dress for the party-time warrior than the elegant lady – and that’s exactly why I like it! The holidays are all about fun and besides, this funky thigh-skimming confection would look equally cute with a pair of sheer tights so you don’t feel overly exposed. With a boned bodice and rose peplum to add a dash of uptown chic, you have your bases covered wherever your social calendar takes you.
Make a bold outfit out of it by wearing it with the matching Times Like This jacket – wallflowers need not apply! In two-tones of candy-like sequins, it has both structure and slouch. Not a cocktail dress kind of girl? Elect the jacket as your number-one party piece and play mix and match with your low-key pieces.
Sequined Mini Dress on Net-a-Porter for $730.
Sequined Jacket on Net-a-Porter for $705.