In Collaboration With Monsoon.
“Darling, it wouldn’t be a party without you.” Reads the final sentence on the Christmas party invite I received from my friend who always throws a very special Christmas party every year since I’ve known her. It’s one event I tend to look forward to during the holiday season as she never fails to go all out with a party theme that sticks. Her remark is right in every sense of the word. As much as she takes her time to plan a great party, without any guests in attendance, it wouldn’t be much of a party. Armed with the knowledge of the role I play, it’s only natural I prep accordingly. Which is why I’m sharing 3 party looks from the Monsoon party collection that I’ll be rocking this season.
Look 1 – A Night On The Titanic
Did I mention this is the theme of this year’s special Christmas party? All that came to mind was the movie, Titanic. Drawing some inspiration from Rose, this timeless velvet dress was the classic piece to rise to the occasion. I was especially drawn to this dress because of the colour. It’s the perfect shade of red, giving it a very royal look. The slit allows room for dancing while still looking very elegant. Paired with green velvet sandals and coat to keep warm, I think I’m definitely ready for a night on the Titanic. Only this time, I’m already married to my Jack, and we hope to have a wonderful time onboard and experience many more beautiful nights together.
“Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me… it brought me to you …” – Jack DawsonLook 2 – The Conversation Piece
Being the mostly awkward girl I am, expressing myself through my style is usually a great way to get the conversation going.
“Creativity takes courage.” – Henry Matisse
A party theme is good, but when none exists, there’s plenty of room to be creative. The Stacia Star Velvet Jacket caught my eye. The perfect conversation piece! Styling it in a way that isn’t the norm by tucking it in when paired with this beautiful pleated green skirt and velvet sock boots. To finish off the look is a clutch bag that displays as much detail as the jacket. Enough to start up a conversation on its own.
“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” – Jerzy KosinskiLook 3 – Getting Practical
Sometimes you make up your mind that you’re going to party all night and dance till the morning comes. This look is especially for those moments. Dancing shoes on, in the form of the Simone Velvet Block Heel Sandal with matching trousers that allow me to do a boogie or two across the dance floor. Queue the music! You can tell I’m already getting excited, lol. Still swooning over velvet, a velvet cami and jacket make the perfect layers to complete the look.
“Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” – Eckhart Tolle.
This would probably be an appropriate time to mention I’m not the best dancer, but that has never stopped me from trying. In fact, I’ll be making a song request (I’m thinking I Wanna Dance with Somebody) when next I spot this look at a party. Hopefully, this happens soon.