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ASOS DressValentino Rockstud Heels (under $70 dupe here) | Valentino Clutch (less expensive version here and here) | Bobbi Brown Make Up Palette

The Holiday countdown has officially begun. Now that Thanksgiving is over, I have the holiday music on (not that I didn’t already before, but it’s probably more socially acceptable now). We secretly have had our tree up for a few weeks now (ahead of the game there too-oops) and we’re starting to decorate our house. I’ve also started to pull out all of my festive looks for the seasons, including lots of sparkle, sequins and velvet because it’s my favorite way to add a little bit of glam (or really a lot) of it. When I came across this perfect pleated midi dress, it wasn’t even a question to whether I would keep it or not. I love a little cut-out, a little velvet and a lot of twirl. And, this dress did all of those things and provide all of that glam. This dress runs true to size, I’m wearing a small (side note: you can totally go bra-less, and you wouldn’t even be able to tell!) Did I mention this perfect pleated velvet dress is under $100?

I’m all for velvet and there are so many cute options this year to add some holiday glam to your wardrobe. I found this other velvet dress that is similar to the one that I am wearing less the pleats for under $10, along with this dark green velvet short length dress, and this black bell-sleeved dress.



Melanie Signature copy

Photography: Two Lee Photography