Hi friends! How was your Monday? Mine was a whirlwind, but they always tend to feel like that! I’m glad I started with a quick 30-minute workout though. It definitely helped me “breathe and reboot” if you know what I mean. 😉
I don’t know about you, but after so.many.months in my cozies, I’m looking forward to getting dressed up for a change!
It makes me feel good to get dolled up and remember I’m a woman underneath the daily grind of work, chores and parenting. It’s a lot, right?!
Today, I have several amazing dresses for you, from casual to dressy, there’s something for every occasion. I know many of you have intimate Fall/Winter weddings to attend, and I found a few dresses that you’d be stunning in!
All of these dresses are from Nordstrom Rack, which has the same awesome styles as their sister store Nordstrom, but at a fraction of the price- up to 70% off! Some people don’t realize that you can shop Nordstrom Rack online, but you can- and their website is super easy to navigate with big, clear pictures. I love that!
For Size Reference: I’m a shorty (5’1) and petite, weighing about 110. I typically wear size 0p/25 jeans, XS in tops and dresses.
AFFORDABLE FALL/WINTER DRESSES FOR EVERY OCCASION
NAVY LACE DRESS
You cannot go wrong with an Eliza J dress. I return to this brand again and again for her classic style and perfect fit. Most styles come in petite, but here I’m wearing a regular 2.
This dress is a gorgeous navy cap sleeve lace dress that’s fully lined with delicate fringe at the neckline and hem. I think you’d feel elegant and classy in this, but not at all matronly. It will be perfect for your husband or beau’s holiday work party if that goes forward this year.
Dress Fit: I’m wearing a 2
BLACK LACE DRESS
The stress is literally stunning! If you have a gala or fancy event or wedding, you will be the belle of the ball in this!
The black lace overlay is intricately detailed and so beautiful. It’s also a classic style with a V-neck and midi length. I currently have nowhere to wear this at the moment, but I want to keep it for a ‘just in case!’ I’d be hard-pressed to find a better option later when I need it!
It’s the same dress I wore in my Thanksgiving dining table post.
Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS
LITTLE BLACK DRESS
What a perfect little black dress! ♥ It’s a thick stretchy knit with a classic A-line shape. I adore the scallop detail at the neckline and the mini length for showing off those legs! It’s a keeper for sure! I can’t wait to wear it on my next date night! 😉
The black is going fast, but it also comes in a slate blue and pretty plum.
Dress Fit: I’m wearing a 0
BORDEAUX SATIN DRESS
If you have a Fall wedding or event to go to, this dress would be perfect! It’s silky goodness that feels so luxurious against your skin.
It has an asymmetrical drape neckline that blouses over the skirt with a slightly high low hem. It’s one of the those dresses that feels feminine and sultry without being over exposed.
Dress Fit: I’m wearing a 2, prefer 0
I’ve seen these bandage style dresses all over but I’ve never tried one for myself. It’s definitely a sassy body hugging number, but if you want to feel va va voom, go for it!
I’m crazy for this gorgeous teal color which tames it down from an overly sexy black. The bandage seaming is artfully placed to give you the most flattering silhouette. It’s also super thick and stretchy, holding you in in all the right places.
Bonus, you can wear a regular bra with it!
Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS
If you’ve been here for long, you know I am definitely team jumpsuit! I think it’s the perfect alternative to a dress and usually very comfortable. This one is amazing for a Fall or Winter event, in a rich, black velvet. It criss crosses in the back, so wear your hair up!
Jumpsuit Fit: I’m wearing a 0
MOCK NECK DRESS
For a more casual, but still sassy look, this bodycon dress is a no brainer. It’s an easy pull-on style that slips over your head and accentuates your curves. It’s the perfect backdrop for a fierce jacket and knee-high boots!
It’s got a mock neck and ribbed texture and also comes in cabernet.
Dress Fit: This dress runs small, I sized up one to a Small
I have this the leather jacket by BLANK NYC in a few different colors and styles and it’s always gets tons of compliments. The workmanship is on point and it’s super stylish from now on through winter. It looks great with the dress but obviously you can wear with jeans also.
I’m wearing the cognac color, but it comes in several, including a basic MUST HAVE black.
Jacket Fit: I’m wearing a Small
Onto the sweater dresses! I love this easy to wear style, basically a sweater long enough to be worn as a dress and equally as comfortable. For those of you looking for family photo options, a sweater dress always looks chic.
This grey cable knit sweater dress is by MaxStudio and has a v-neck and slight A-line shape. It’s currently fully stocked in sizes XS to XL.
Dress Fit: I’m wearing an XS
COWL NECK SWEATER DRESS
This white sweater dress is a winner also! Think about how adorable it would look during the Winter, especially with a red lip! The cowl neck is nice and oversized and the sleeves have a fun balloon style. I belted it to draw you in at the waist, but you could also wear it loose fitting if you prefer.
Dress Fit: I’m wearing a S-M
BOOTS & BOOTIES
Do you love to wear dresses in the Fall and Winter? I think they are the perfect combo for boots and booties. Speaking of, these ankle booties and knee high boots are also from Nordstrom Rack and I’m already wearing both! They fit TTS.
HOW DO YOUR HOLIDAYS LOOK THIS YEAR?
I know some of you were looking for wedding event dresses, but I’m wondering how your holiday party plans have changed this year. My friends changed their wedding from a big out of town affair to a small backyard event with just a few special friends and family.
Are annual parties still happening, if even in a new socially safe way?
My girlfriend was just telling me that her husband typically has an end of the year party, but they cancelled it this year.
Y’all know we always do a Favorite Things party, but may not have it this year. Soooo sad! It’s one of my highlights of the holiday season for sure. Maybe we’ll do it via Zoom somehow?? Any suggestions are welcome!
Let me know in the comments how your events are looking (or not) this year. Will you be going out at all or making sure to stay in? I hear even Santa will be behind a plexiglass snow globe or not visiting at all. I guess we’ll be mailing Christmas wish lists this year?!
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