Holiday Party Outfit Inspiration

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Hi lovelies! It has been almost a week since I’ve updated the blog! I’m so sorry about that! I’ve just been busy soaking up every last minute I have here in London! It doesn’t even feel real that I won’t be here in a few days. This city has stolen my heart completely. I already feel bad for whoever has to sit next to me on my flight home because I’m going to be a mess. I absolutely love being here and, as much as I am looking forward to seeing friends & family, I know I’m going to have a hard time getting back to life in Jacksonville Beach. If you’ve spent a lot of time abroad and have any tips on re-entry, feel free to send them my way!

I hope I’m not too late in getting you all some holiday party dress inspiration! I intended to get this to y’all last week but … again … had a lot going on! This black fit & flare dress is absolutely beautiful and I feel like it is one you could wear year round to different events like weddings, business events, etc. I bought a size 0 and had it altered down to my normal size. I am mentioning that because I don’t want you to see – in the details at the bottom – that I’m wearing a 0 and think that it runs small. Go with your normal size! This coat …. well, I think it speaks for itself. It’s absolutely beautiful, a great vivid red for the holidays and currently 40% off with TONS of sizes available. I also really love the gray color. I am contemplating pulling the trigger on it.

I have to talk about the amazing backdrop in these photos! If you are ever in London during the holidays, you HAVE to stop by New Bond Street in Mayfair. There are some of the most beautiful window displays I’ve ever seen. Cartier, as you can see, really goes the extra mile and, when I saw that it was being put together, I immediately told Victoria I wanted to shoot this look in front of it!

Have y’all finished your holiday shopping? I’ve been trying to pick up little London-y type of gifts for friends and family before I go. Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and Selfridges are all great go-to’s if you are here and looking for the similar kinds of gifts. I also grabbed a few things at the gift shop at the National Portrait Gallery yesterday, as well!

Alright, I’m off to go hang out with the lovely Victoria Metaxas, my photographer while I’ve been here in London. I am so thankful to have found her. She has done an amazing job capturing some amazing imagery for S&T while I’ve been here and she has become a true and treasured friend. She has a heart of gold. Please reach out to her if you need some great photos taken of you & your friends or loved ones during your visit to London. She is super down to earth and easy to connect with.

Have a great day, friends! Thanks for stopping by! xo.




  1. Brittany Rudolph wrote:

    I can’t believe your time in London is almost up. I’ve loved seeing all the photos you’ve shared. I think the only way to cure the traveling blues is to start planning your next trip when you get home and focus on all the things you love about Florida. When you miss London research the next city you want to see so you have that to look forward too. Safe Travels and Merry Christmas!

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  2. Ashley Robyn wrote:

    I love getting to go through my blog feed and see these beautiful outfits as ideas for Christmas parties. With me being almost 8 months pregnant, I am living vicariously through my blog ladies for this season. I love the shoes with that dress and the pop of red just pulls it all together. BEAUTIFUL! Enjoy your time in London!

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  3. La Bijoux Bella | by mia wrote:

    Looking lovely and beautiful in black … Simply class and style! 🙂
    Merry Christmas

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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  4. Natali wrote:

    Oh my, Carrie Bradshaw has nothing on you beauty, this outfit is incredible!!! I’m astonished!

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  5. Wendy McNicholas wrote:

    I have enjoyed all of your time and posts from London. It was never a city high on my go to bucket list and now because of your posts I’m obsessed and feel as though as I must go!! I am sad to see you go!! Soak the last few days! This outfit is stunning!! All the best on the journey home!

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  6. Such a classic look! Love these photos! You look like you are in a movie! Gorgeous!!!

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  7. Anna H wrote:

    What a perfect holiday party look! Love the plaid heels, it pops with the black dress!

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  8. Benedetta wrote:

    woooow this look is epic..and the location too!!!
    Be Happy with Fashion

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  9. tessfelber wrote:

    This is such a perfect holiday outfit! I love the pop of plaid in your shoes and all the holiday decor in the background!!
    Safe travels home!!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  10. Rachel wrote:

    Love your tartan pumps! So cute!


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  11. Kathryn wrote:

    Oh my goodness this is such a darling look! Right down to your toes – how cute are those heels?!

    xx Kathryn

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  12. Christine wrote:

    Oh my goodness I love this post!!! Your outfit and that location is stunning! I’m all heart eyes for those heels! Hope you had safe travels back to the states…I’m sure that it was a bittersweet trip back.

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  13. Melanie wrote:

    Love this!! x

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  14. Emily Myers wrote:

    Such gorgeous photos!

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  15. Jessica wrote:

    Oh my gosh could these photos be any more gorgeous?! No… the answer is no lol. Random, do you have your workout routine posted anywhere? Workout/diet tips? Your arms are TDF! Lol.

    xo, jess

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  16. VerenaV wrote:

    OMG I’m in love! These pictures are so beautiful! You make me want a red coat 🙂 I have this YSL bag too and it matches your red coat so well! I love it!

    Gorgeous christmas outfit babe!


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