Diane von Fürstenberg Dress

When you think of Christmas outfit ideas, you think green and red — sometimes white. Black and white doesn’t usually come to mind. When looking for festive attire for a holiday party last week, though, I settled upon this black and white Diane von Fürstenberg dress from the back of my closet, purchased over five years ago. I love keeping items like this and then fishing them out for what feels like free!

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I’m a big fan of short dresses with opaque black tights. The black tights counteract the shortness of the dress (rendering the outfit appropriate for those of us in our 40’s!), while still preserving a wee bit of sexy. I matched this dress with some gold studded booties from Designer Shoe Warehouse with a high thin heel, which are elegant yet comfortable.

What are you wearing for the holidays? Comment below and enter our giveaway for a $50 gift certificate to Designer Shoe Warehouse!

Since I had a bit of extra time, I also played around with my hair a bit and did two lose small braids along the front. Change is good. It rejuvenates us and makes us feel young. My girls thought my hair looked like theirs! I’m good with that.

Off we went to the lobby of our building for the CloudMom fashion shoot!Diane von Fürstenberg dressparty outfit ideasI love our building. One of our residents is celebrating his 100th birthday this month. Many people have lived here for decades. Our neighbors are friendly and warm to our kids in the elevator, and understanding when we have a bad morning, which happens more than I would like. I’m one of those people who pushes the elevator button and then runs inside to gather up loose odds and ends. That requires understanding neighbors!festive holiday attireblack n white dressHope you’re up to festive things this holiday season. Thanks so much for reading and check back in soon for more fun content!



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  • slr11

    I’m not sure yet what I’ll be wearing. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, lol!

  • shannon fowler

    I recently bought a Hutch dress thats black a-line with red flowers and gold accents. Im trying to find shoes though, so I definitely need to check out this site.

  • Colleen Boudreau

    Thank you!

  • Sandy Klocinski

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I will be checking out this site

  • bn100

    looks nice

  • Cheryl Chervitz

    Who couldn’t want a new pair of shoes???

  • I like the dress! The flare at the bottom is very flattering and fun.

  • Katherine Gray

    Very cute!

  • Darlene Carbajal

    I can use some new shoes!

  • Jessica W.

    This is such a pretty dress!

  • Leela

    That dress is so beautiful.

  • Would be so great for my sister! Thanks so much for the chance!

  • Dana Rodriguez

    This outfit looks great on you! Designer Shoe Warehouse has so many awesome shoes.

  • EBT

    I like the dress! Looks good on you

  • Laurie Nykaza

    Such a beautiful dress on you love the style.

  • dheath3

    I want this!

  • laroyal06

    I love shopping DSW! they always have amazing deals!

  • jerseygirl137

    Such a pretty dress, perfect for the holidays.

  • honeypie411

    The blocking design on this dress is so slimming and pretty.

  • kathypease

    I love this dress it is just gorgeous 🙂

  • Mary benack

    Id love to win ty for this awesome giveaway

  • Buddy Garrett

    The dress looks great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Ed

    New shoes make my toes curl. In a good way.

  • MintaBoggs

    Wow! you look awesome! pretty dress

  • Mary Gardner

    I really like the dress and the shoes and they look great on you!

  • Jennifer H.

    I would like to have this credit to get shoes!

  • John Herman

    My wife would like this.

  • Em Salonga

    nice dress!

  • trisha mckee

    The dress is amazing and the shoes – wow!

  • slehan

    Such a classy dress.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

  • Jerry Marquardt

    Designer Shoe Warehouse is the place for some chic designs and great quality shoes. This is a great feature today!

  • aekz2

    My daughter could use some new shoes!