Chic Geek: Holiday Party Glam Nov19

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Chic Geek: Holiday Party Glam


A blogumn by Delia Hauser

I’m going to keep this short and sweet so you can get to the part where you click on all the fun stuff I found this week to buy.  We are quickly approaching holiday party season and it’s our chance to use these events as an excuse to dress up in lots of shiny things inappropriate any other time.  We get to wear silver with satin with rhinestones with beading.  The only rule is to add one more thing once you think you’re done!

Unfortunately, every happy time has its dark cloud and this year it’s probably being poor.  So, I challenged myself to find affordable “glam” that feels lush but won’t empty your wallets.  Let me just tell you there is a lot out there but most of it looks cheap and crappy.  Since I don’t support buying tons of ugly things for $10 that will tear or break in a day, I set my goal at $100 or less for really great finds.  That way, you can afford to buy a few wonderful new pieces to add to the stuff you already have and they will last you until next year’s parties.

I found some amazing retro pieces, so here’s a helpful hint when buying vintage clothing: unless you are a brilliant seamstress, you CAN’T easily just “bring it in” but if it fits you well, you CAN easily pay someone to hem a floor length Dynasty gown into a sexy mini dress.  Think LENGTH, not FIT when considering updating or altering something.  Check out my finds!  This season you get to feel chic, glamorous and sparkly through all your parties without breaking the bank.

Go out and shine!!!

a. Enid and Edgar Vintage dress – $26
b. Kimchi Blue dress – $88
c. Beauty and the Baby vintage dress – $95
d. My Fred and Ginger dress – $38
e. Silence & Noise dress – $68
f. Popette’s Palace dress – $18
g. Emerald Vintage dress – $35
h. Miso Vintage dress – $14.99
i. Muskoka Vintage dress – $10
j. J. Crew blouse – $19.99
k. Deborah Jean Vintage – $49
l. Ledthread dress – $100
m. Eva’s Closet dress – $44.99
n. Fabulous Mess Vintage – $65
o. The Vintage Mode dress – $49

a. J. Crew bracelet – $69.99
b. Vintage Fabulous earrings – $16
c. Dirty Librarian necklace – $38
d. Sigerson Morrison for Target heels – $36.99
e. Forever 21 bracelet – $6.80
f. Anthropologie necklace – $38
g. Urban Outfitters flats – $38
h. Oh Faro! necklace – $26
i. Steve Madden pumps – $77
j. Parisol necklace – $12
k. Urban Outfitters hair clip – $34
l. J. Crew heels – $99.99
m. Urban Outfitters purse – $38
n. Jennies Junque-n-it brooch – $10
o. J. Crew cocktail ring – $75
p. Franco Sarto pumps – $98
q. One Blessed Mess necklace – $10
r. Nifty-Knacks, Etc. earrings – $20


Also, perfect for the holiday season: this grey silk halter dress from Delia’s market shoppe store. Check it out along with her amazing Christmas items here.
Grey Silk Halter Dress

Grey Silk Halter Dress