I haven't been to a holiday party in years. So when I received an invitation for a semi-formal event this weekend, I dove into my closet looking for something suitable to wear. My holiday look has two, self imposed parameters: 1)I have to find something in my closet because buying something for an event is not fiscally responsible and often it doesn't do much for building your wardrobe. And 2) I prefer the outfit not be black. Everyone wears black and I'm not really big on looking like everyone else.
So here are my final two looks:
I like this silk blouse and shantung skirt combo but it's basically black, which is something I'm trying to avoid.
This dress is perfect but I think the fabric is too light and summery to pull off in December.
So what do you think? Should I dive back into my closet for something else or should I take a page from Tim Gunn and make one of these looks work?