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!

Party Outfit Ideas

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!



Designer Shoe Warehouse Giveaway

Prize: One (1) $50 Designer Shoe Warehouse gift card.


  • Enter using the Gleam widget below.
  • Open to U.S readers.
  • You must be 18 or older to enter.
  • You have multiple ways you can enter to increase your chances of winning.
  • The giveaway ends on Monday, January 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time).
  • Winner will be announced on the widget below within 48 hours after the giveaway has ended.

Designer Shoe Warehouse Giveaway