holiday dressing + gifting

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DRESS   midi fit and flare velvet tulle dress (30% off, see bottom of post for sizing info)   |   BOOK   speakeasy cocktail book   |   MUG   copper mug   |   COCKTAIL KIT   Moscow mule cocktail kit

With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, finding ways to check off multiple “to do” list items at once helps to keep me unfrazzled and merry.

I love that ModCloth offers not only a beautiful selection of timeless holiday dresses but adorable gift options as well!

This dress reminds me of something out of the 1950s. Don’t the retro, glamorous low back, 3/4 length sleeves and full skirt feel so Audrey Hepburn? This piece is a beautiful change-up from the typical styles you see today. It’s one that makes a statement while being perfectly classic, and ensures you’ll be getting compliments in all night long!

The next time you’re headed to a holiday soirée, be sure to bring along this darling gift collection for your host and hostess… this cute speakeasy cocktail book, this Moscow mule mug, and adorably-packaged Moscow mule mix! Little thoughtful gifts like these can leave the biggest impressions. I try to never show up to a party empty-handed!

So whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect party dress or fun gift ideas for the special ladies in your life, I think you’re going to find just what you’re looking for at Modcloth. Here are some of my favorites below:

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holiday dresses

And do I have some fun news for you! Modcloth has started their Cyber Monday sale early… get 30% off sitewide along with free shipping when you use the code CYBER at checkout. I’ll have a full list of Cyber Monday sales going live at midnight tonight, so be sure to check back for all the goods!

Love from Texas,


P.S. When I ordered this dress, the XS was out of stock. (Hip hip hooray for all sizes being in stock currently!) Because of that, I ordered a size Small and had it altered to fit me. Since the Small ran large on me, I’d say this dress runs true to size!

Photography by Hilary Rattikin

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  1. Anika May said:

    Absolutely amazing outfit, you look so beautiful!

    Anika |

    Published 11.26.17 · Reply
  2. Katie said:

    You are adorable and look gorgeous in that dress! Modcloth has the best dresses for special occassions. I need to check out some of their fun holiday dresses!

    Katie |

    Published 11.28.17 · Reply
  3. Loren said:

    Hi Kate!! I love your blog during the holidays. Everything is so festive and fun! I was just thinking I would love to see a post showing little accessories and details that one could add to a dress to make it work for holiday parties. I am getting invited to events, but I don’t want to buy an entirely new dress.

    Published 11.29.17 · Reply