Fancy Pants

When it comes to Christmas presents, my friends and family absolutely killed it this year. Everything I received was just perfect and I couldn't be more grateful for how amazing the people in my life are. One of those gifts? This gorgeous gold dress from my friend Alena. She and I decided that we were two of the only people we trusted to pick out clothes for us, so we did exactly that. I gifted her a lace overlay blouse from Modcloth and she did a wonderful job picking out this dress for me. It's a little fancy for me, but I like that's a tiny bit different than something I would typically pick out for myself. Plus, it's always nice to have a fancy dress in my closet for special occasions.

I'll be completely honest: I didn't actually wear this out. But with a dress so pretty, can you blame me for wanting to snap some pictures in it? I can't wait to find an excuse to wear it for real. The cut is just to-die-for.

Also, don't forgot to shop my closet and help me get rid of some stuff for cheap!

 I'm enjoying my last week to relax before I go back to the grind this weekend. Hope everyone else is enjoying their week so far!

Dress: gift
Cardigan: H&M
Shoes: UO
Tights: Target
Ring: Jewelmint


  1. This dress is ridiculously cute on you! I think your friend did a great job picking out your present :). Your hair look so pretty too <3



    Southern (California) Belle

  2. That dress is great! I agree, its fun getting things you wouldn't normally buy. :)

  3. Well, hello tights twin! You've got one amazing friend, there, missy. You look beautiful in that dress. It's super flattering and just so pretty. Plus, I love how you paired it with's perfect. Do you mind me asking where the dress is from? I may just have to hunt one down for myself ;)


  4. Oh, that dress is breath-taking! I adore the shoulder/neckline overlay thing! And you look so nice in gold.

  5. What a stunning dress! The fabric is so fun and festive and you chose the perfect color tights to pair with it :) Plus the polka dot detailing on top is just so darling!

  6. you look amazing! that dress is beautiful!

    Sandy a la Mode

  7. you left a comment over at my blog and you were so sweet and kind that I had to come check out yours. And wow! I ended up reading through your archives for over an hour, you have such a fun, cool sense of style and are so funny, I kept thinking "dude, this is my kinda of chick, she's awesome!" So with that, I'd just like to tell you that your are completely awesome and it has been such a delight reading back through your blog.

    This dress is crazy gorgeous, I love the neckline and the shimmery material is fabulous. One thing I love about your style is how you incorporate colorful tights into your wardrobes, you've inspired me for new ways to wear mine!

    (Oh dear, I hope I didn't come off as too crazy or weird here, it's just such a delight to find such a fun blog written by such a cool girl.)

  8. I thought that was a shimmery gold dress - so much fun! I love that you paired it with those fabulous red tights!

    Pearls & Paws

  9. What a stunning gift! Your friend has great taste...hehe. I absolutely adore how you paired it with the wine colored tights...such a pretty outfit :) xo Marisa

  10. Cool dress!!

    xx Mounia

  11. I looove the tights and the dress together! What a perfect outfit!
    Thank you so much for commenting, I appreciate it a lot!

  12. Yay I am so glad you like it!! I'm wearing the shirt you gave me to school today! And I feel adorable. We both have great taste :)

  13. I really love this dress - your friend did well! I like the slight sheen to it - its' so pretty! And good luck getting back to Chicago

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  14. Cute dress! I love it with those tights (I have the same ones!).

    whiskey for breakfast
    365 sleepy days

  15. Gorgeous, I love it!!! Glad you have one friend you can fully depend on to pick out clothes for you! Just save it for your rotation of holiday parties next year! Hope this week is treating you well, friend!

    perfectly priya

  16. This dress is so pretty and it looks gorgeous on you! Your friend did a great job :)