Playing Dress-up with Wear Else (Part 2)

Trina Turk coat (borrowed from Wear Else) | Chanel purse | H&M dress and necklace | DKNYC booties

It may be Thanksgiving long weekend and Black Friday for my American readers, but here in Canada the race toward the holiday season began shortly after Remembrance Day. I've been to one holiday party already and have two more before this month ends. Can you believe it? Christmas seems to begin earlier every year.

While I always look forward to seeing magazines' recommendations for what to wear to parties, in my opinion you can't go wrong with the classics. A red lip, lacy black dress, and eye-catching statement necklace will look good year after year. But what really elevates this combination of tried-and-true style tricks is the red Trina Turk coat I pulled from Wear Else. Not only is the colour festive and sure to garner compliments, the oversize collar and belted fit-and-flare silhouette will flatter most shapes. I love how minimalist this coat is in terms of detailing, relying instead on its hue and sleek lines for dramatic impact.

Work has been pretty absorbing this week, but this weekend I'll get a chance to relax with a friend's housewarming party, salsa, and even a pseudo-American Thanksgiving celebration. (The boy's sister-in-law is using the occasion as an excuse to make her famous prime rib.)

Happy Thanksgiving, American readers! To everyone else, have a great weekend!


  1. Beautiful outfit! I love the combination of the black lace and red coat.


  2. That coat is GORGEOUS on you! You pull off the red so well.

  3. That coat is absolutely stunning - the perfect red!
    I couldn't agree with you more about what to wear to holiday parties - trends are fun, but you can never go wrong with the classics!

    Kate xo

  4. Love that coat, I've been browsing around for similar shapes for exactly that reason, so flattering! The necklace over lace look fantastic, too - sticking to the classics is definitely the way for the holidays, enjoy your parties!

    Ripped Nylon


Back to Top