Jewel Tones at the Castle

emerald green holiday party outfit modcloth extra petite

Modcloth flare skirt xxs, Modcloth lace top xs (sleeves folded under) c/o, Gucci soho bag in rose beige, Ann Taylor heels

I love a good party dress for the holidays, but I also like the idea of creating a faux dress look out of versatile separates! This darling fit & flare skirt from Modcloth comes in three rich hues for fall / winter, and I’m tempted to pick up a second color. It fits perfectly on my upper waist with no alterations needed (hallelujah!), has pockets, a side zipper, plus a little bit of stretch along the back waistband for comfort. I brought it on my last trip and wore it so much, paired with tops ranging from dressier blouses to cozy sweaters. This skirt also looks adorable with opaque tights and booties, a look that you’ll likely be seeing from me in coming weeks!

green lace top flare skirt christmas party outfit

This lace top (now on sale!) is made of a stretchy material, and is lined in the bodice from chest downwards, both in the front and back. The fit is pretty narrow on me in the torso, but I found the sleeves to be a little looser and long since it’s in regular sizing. I have them folded up a few inches here and secured with tiny safety pins. This skirt is actually made of a sturdy corduroy which I don’t typically go for, but the corduroy ribbing is so fine it almost feels like velvet (which I absolutely love for the holidays!). The xxs measures 11.5″ across the waist, with a tiny bit of stretch.

holiday party skirt outfit modcloth Castello di Amorosa

We shot this at Castello di Amorosa, a winery within a castle that was built to replicate (rather impressively) those from 13th century Italy, from the architectural details down to the livestock grazing on surrounding grounds. It’s a beautiful escape from the modern day, especially when the tour is finished with a generous vino tasting.

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I’m pulling together some of the best sales for Black Friday (and oh they are good this year!) – be sure to check back throughout the rest of this week for my sale updates and suggestions!

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Thank you Modcloth for partnering on this post! Here’s a few other pieces I love:

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  1. I'm always a fan of this gorgeous green color for winter, and the fake-dress is a great way to get even more options.

    Posted 11.27.16 Reply
  2. Anaiavilo wrote:

    Exquisite outfit! I love the outfit, so elegant and stylish and the color is amazing!!

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  3. mybeautrip wrote:

    That skirt is just amazing!

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  4. You are stunning 🙂

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  5. Jessi wrote:

    I love that lace on your top! So chic. Such a beautiful holiday look!


    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  6. Rachel wrote:

    You are stunning! I love that green. So perfect for the holidays!


    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  7. Ev wrote:
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  8. Natalie wrote:

    Lovely outfit! I really like that deep emerald green color, it's great for the holidays!


    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  9. You look gorgeous in the emerald color! I love playing with different textures especially for the holiday season! Happy Holidays!


    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  10. This dress is so pretty! When I first saw it on IG I thought it was black, but I love it even more now that I know it's green!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  11. Linda Tran wrote:

    Really thought this was a dress when I first saw the photo and read on and realized it was a faux dress. Haha, brilliant! Love the outfit, especially the color!

    Typically Linda || Instagram

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  12. This is gorgeous! I love the velvet and lace combo 🙂

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  13. You look stunning in this color! Love it. X

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  14. this shade of green looks amazing on you and is so festive.


    Posted 11.22.16 Reply
  15. This color is beyond gorgeous and it makes me super excited about the holidays. I really like how to textures go together, too!

    Posted 11.22.16 Reply
  16. Janinafran wrote:

    I love how subtle this green color is! Its not a crazy looking green color and it looks really nice 🙂
    XO Janina

    Posted 11.22.16 Reply
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    Posted 11.22.16 Reply

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