The thing I love most about the holidays is getting to dress up. For most of the year, I don’t really have too many excuses to put on a nice dress, but during the holidays, the evening wear comes out.
I actually bought this dress last year but didn’t really get a chance to wear it. I love the sleeves, open back (hello back tattoos), and bronze color. Metallics are always a solid look for the holidays and I think it gives a little edge to a nice dress.
This year, my holiday look consists of this gorgeous bronze maxi dress, a envelope-style clutch, and black strappy heels. My envelope clutch is my go-to for pretty much all of my evening looks. I loved the heels because they were fairly light and dainty, but still had a pretty sturdy heel. While I’m used to wearing shoes with heels pretty regularly, I feel like a baby deer learning how to walk in stilettos.
I really used this opportunity to play with my makeup. I opted for a smokey gold/bronze eye using the Shade + Light Glimmer eyeshadow palette from Kat Von D. I also used the Metal Crush highlighter by Kat Von D because of the gold glitter in it. For my lips I topped the Everlasting Liquid Lipstick by Kat Von D in the color Plath with the new Lip Plumper gloss by Urban Decay in the color Honey. It added a glossy shine and gold glimmer to the otherwise matte lipstick. All of the cosmetics used in this look are vegan and cruelty free.
Photos by Maria Mena.