Holiday Cocktail Attire

 * Dress – H&M * Gold Collar – H&M * Belt – H&M * Shoes – Betsy Johnson * Clutch – F21 *
Me and Dionne

This past weekend I had the opportunity to party with Urban League of Broward County Young Professionals Network (YPN), at their Night Under the Stars holiday party.  My blogging boo Dionne (The Prissy Shopper) is the Vice President of the board and I was more then happy to get gussied up and show my support. 
Of course I waited until the last minute to decided what to wear, however I decided no matter what I would not buy anything new! Surprisingly, I stuck to my word, the only item that I purchased was my chain belt (worn backwards) from H&M.  Oh and if you live in the Miami area be sure to check out the new H&M at Aventura Mall. 
I always stress over getting dressed for social events but once I decided that I wouldn’t run out and buy something  my outfit came together fairly easy.  I stuck with what I like which is simple sophistication.  This blue H&M dress alone was a winner, the pleating detail on the front already made it stand out by adding my gold accessories I took it from nice to wow.  I knew I wanted to wear shoes that were cute and more on the comfortable side, of course I selected my bow front pumps by Betsy Johnson.  Lastly, I wanted my stand out piece to be my clutch which is super old but served its purpose. 
I learned a long time ago that’s it is always better to dress in what makes you feel good, once you do that everything else falls into place. 
P.S. this dress is still available in store, it also comes in white/black and pink/burgundy.