By Jesse L. Brooks


Since December is all about the holidays, we are embracing the festivity through fashion. Our new Outfit of the Week is focusing on dazzling Christmas party attire. We kicked off our shining look with a covet-worthy skirt. Inspired by the joy of dance, Dolce & Gabbana's Resort 2017 collection is brimming with fluid cuts and shimmering accents. A spectacular example, this white tulle skirt is covered in glittering gold sequins, and cut to a midi length with a fishtail hem that will swish beautifully when you walk...or dance! Letting our skirt do all the talking, we kept our top simple and classic. Knit from Italian cashmere that's as airy as it is sumptuous, this Ralph Lauren turtleneck is an elevated essential. We also didn't want our shoe choice to be too fussy, but still make a statement. Alaïa's sandals have been crafted in Italy from black suede and finished with button-like straps that mimic the label's signature laser-cut patterns. They are interspersed with polished gunmetal pyramid studs to add a hint of shine. These beauties are a favorite of many A-List celebrities and we can certainly see why. We wanted our bag to twinkle; the Edie Parker Flavia Panel clutch is made with smooth velvet fabric and detailed with three glowing stars. Our jewelry also needed to be on the more demure side and these eye catching double jet pavé bar linear drop earrings fashioned by BCBGeneration are the perfect accent. Made with gold-tone mixed metal, they are just the right length and width to bring a little extra glamour to your lobes.

One of the most important elements of a complete holiday look is makeup.

Metallics and jewel tones are always a good route and the new Ombres Lamées de Chanel Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette has us drooling. Designed to mimic the brand's iconic tweed jackets, this piece may be on the pricey side, but it most definitely qualifies as cosmetic art. If you are a collector of Chanel, you won't want to let this shimmering palette pass you by. With any good merry and bright look, we had to close things off with a pop of red. Gucci's Sensuous Deep-Matte Lipstick is a new contemporary formula that underscores a woman's individual beauty and a desire to amp up her style. Providing intense color created from vibrant pigments for a modern, yet extreme matte finish that is lightweight and smooth, leaving lips feeling supple and silky. Whether you're hitting up a party for work  or a friend's bash at home, in this ensemble you are sure to be the best dressed 'Gold Getter' of the night.