My version of red and brown - holiday addition!

What a timely Friday post! I could not wear that combination to work but it was perfect for the night out on Friday night!
I have asked your advice what to wear for this Friday dance here. The overwhelming vote was for the red dress so I thought - why not?
I really like this dress but there are 2 things which prevent me from wearing it more often:
1. the neckline is too deep for my body type to be flattering;
2. Apparently I lacked a good belt to wear with it.
So this is how i fixed it for last night:
1. Piled my pearls to fill the neckline: after all it is a holiday season and the bling is perfect for it, right? I was off the necklaces for the last 2 years but somehow these pearls felt right this time. Hopefully it was not over the top but even if it was - 'tis the season to be blingy! :-)
2. Ran to the store to look for a new belt after work and before the dance. Found 3 belts in Laura and Melanie Lyne. I wore this black Laura belt with the dress. I hope the buckle was not too much with the necklace but again - it is the holiday bling season! :-)
I also got 2 other belts from Melanie Lyne: this studded one and a gold elastic belt which I don't have a link to. This last one is too big so it has to be taken in but it is quite nice.
We had great time with live jazz band and dancing - actually we loved it so much that after returning home we bought tickets to the same venue for New Year's Eve. I can use more dancing in my life, right? :-)
Hope you have a great weekend!

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  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    I'm with you, Sveta. All of a sudden I am feeling that urge to bling it up a little bit! Funny! But you're right. Tis the season. And this totally works. I can especially imagine how pretty it must have been with you in motion. 

  • kkards replied 5 years ago

    i think you've got the perfect level of bling! great holiday dressing!

  • Peri replied 5 years ago

    It's no secret that I love jewelry, so I'm loving this! This is perfect bling for me, not even too much for regular life. But as I told you....

    In ballroom there is no such thing as over the top!

  • Zibbets replied 5 years ago

    Sveta, the pearls are a beautiful solution! What a great outfit. You are gorgeous in red. Merry Christmas!

  • greycat6 replied 5 years ago

    Lovely! You have put me in the holiday mood!

  • dianne replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous!!  Love the dress, love the bling!

  • Debbie replied 5 years ago

    Glad you had a great time. You look stunning!

  • Tania replied 5 years ago

    Sounds like so much fun!   You look great.

  • E replied 5 years ago

    You look so beautiful and that dress must have been great fun to dance in!

  • Angie replied 5 years ago


    I'm bling-ing it up with you, sister. Wearing something sparkly every day. xo

  • Staysfit replied 5 years ago

    Wow Sveta! You definitely look ready for a night out! I Love the layers of pearls. Not everyone can wear them that way and look so polished.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous, Sveta! This outfit is perfect for your evening. I'm glad to hear there is dancing in your New Year's Eve plans, too!

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    You look beautiful and festive. I' blinking it up daily too, even if it is just sparkly earrings with jeans. I like the pearl solution to the neckline and need to remember that trick.

  • UmmLila replied 5 years ago

    You look wonderful, and it's great that you and your husband are having so much fun going out dancing these days.

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    I love the necklaces with your red dress.  The belt looks good to me.  There is enough separation between the belt and the necklaces that I don't think it's too much for one outfit.

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