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!