Monday, 19 December 2011

A Little 40's, Fur and Velvet and Versace

'Tis the time for festive parties.

In addition to the hustle and bustle of end of year celebrations, my favourite thing about this time of the year is parties. Getting dressed to impress and set out on the town.

This year, I am channeling the 40's. Starting with this lovely leading lady on the silver screen.

Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffanys poster, Breakfast at Tiffanys

From her inspiration, I have conjured up this outfit.

Fur Shawl, velvet gown, Versace for Hm chocket, Gold clutch

Clutch from Aldo Accessories, a while ago
Velvet gown from Le Chateau, a while ago
Choker from Versace for H&M collection, recent
Fur Shawl from Talize

I love the silhouette of a full length gown. It has such understated elegance, yet it makes a big statement.

Versace for HM choker, velvet dress, party dress, party style, chic style, street style, curly hair

In addition to that extra sparkle of the Versace for H&M logo choker. Adds just the right amount of glitter. Not over powering but enhances the whole look.

Versace for H&M logo choker, Versace for H&M, Velvet Gown, party style, party fashion, chic dress, 40's inspired, curly hair

I love my hair. The owner of Impulse Hair and Nail Salon is a friend of mine from highschool. She is meticulous and skillful. I have never left feeling disappointed. Any special occasion, if possible, I will always seek her magic.

Versace for H&M logo choker, Curly hair, Velvet dress, party style

The finishing touch has to be this beautiful vintage fur shawl.

Versace for H&M choker, Velvet gown, fur shawl from Talize, Talize find, curly hair, party style, chic style, party dress, 40's inspired

Again, Talize comes through. This is one of my most prized finds from there.

Now I am ready to set out on the town.

But wait, this joyous occasion cannot be complete without my true companion. He's featured in the "About" page. Not only is he an instrumental part of this site, he is also my one and only. I feel truly blessed to have him by my side.

Zara suit, Ralph Lauren shirt, Velvet gown, Versace for H&M choker, dapper style, men's fashion, party style, curly hair, party style, chic style

On him, Zara Euro cut silver suit. Best part, it was on sale.
Calvin Klein dress shirt. It was also on sale from the Seattle Premium Outlets.
Brown loafers from Nordstrom Rack.
Proving that men can look great on a budget as well
The trick though, is tailoring.

Hope everyone is having a festive party season.


  1. How to dress for a party, Men's wear as well, #fashion #partystyle #dresstoimpress

  2. What a beautiful and glamorous look! Love this so much!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
    Macarons and Pearls

  3. you have given audrey a run for her money! you look gorgeous!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! The hair, dress, accessories -oh, and the man ;) I'm sure you both inspired many onlookers that night.

  5. Thanks Michelle :)

  6. Thanks darling. I thought you were gonna put up that angry face model comment haha

  7. Aww thank you, you are too kind.

  8. Thank you Ivana. I felt really glam that day :)

  9. How beautiful are you! You two make a very handsome couple! Merry Christmas!

  10. I absolutely love this look on you, everyone tends to go short and cocktail-dressy for holiday parties, but I'm loving the long black dress and the edgy gold. The fur is beautiful too!

    Alexandra xo

  11. Thanks Jeannie, you are making me blush :)

    Merry Christmas to you as well.

  12. Thanks Alexandra.

    yeah most dresses I saw that night were short, cute cocktail dresses. I am glad I still had this one in my closet from awhile ago.

  13. Hi Jasmine! I just nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. Hope you accept. The rules are on my blog. Thanks! Jeannie

  14. Thank you Jeannie. It was such a great surprise this morning!!

    I accept and I will post my nominees soon.