Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you are as stress-free as possible today and into next week. Remember…breathe and if all else fails, “sip.” If you’re looking for something to kickoff the holiday season without any fuss or stress, check out the dresses at Taupe. I picked up this retro black version and love it.

This style can be super sexy if you leave the drawing string front a little loose or can be plain fun if you tighten it a bit. The length is perfect for OTK books. Here I’m wearing it with taupe suede boots which really play up the retro vibe. But, a pair of sleek black OTK heels look equally as good and tone down the retro vibe of it. I’m planning on wearing this out for a date night with Rob following Christmas.

It also pairs equally well with gold or silver accents. Because of the taupe boots I chose gold here but when I do my black boots I tend to go silver.

The bell sleeves are amazing and I love the flare they bring to the outfit.

Enjoy your time off (I hope you’re getting some), family and friends!

Taupe is open today and tomorrow if you need that special last minute gift or outfit! Enjoy


I love it when a dress has options! Any outfit that can be worn multiple ways is an absolute  “win” in my book. This is especially true when traveling or during the holiday season when you need pieces to carry you through multiple events and places.

This dress fits that bill. Super comfy, simple black and a sleek silhouette make it perfect for  about any occasion.

It can go casual with an oversized sweater on top — this would look even better with a gray sweater for contrast but you know me, black is “go-to.” Or, pair it with a long vest for a completely different look. Here, I put it with a pair of booties but I wore it home on a plane with gold converse sneakers and it looked amazing!

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Black dress: Taupe
Bag: Jennifer Haley at Taupe
Brown Vest: That Shuu Girl

It’s First Friday! Hope to run into you at the galleries tonight…enjoy!