5 DAYS, 5 HOLIDAY PARTY OUTFITS, 6 LOCAL SHOPS. . . When looking for the perfect Holiday party dress it is always easy to default to a persons favorite online store: a few clicks, no battling the arctic weather and the package comes straight to the door. But working at a locally owned shop has taught me the importance of shopping at homegrown retailers, and what better time to do so than picking up a last minute Holiday dress?! It is always a good idea to create local social and economic capital--in the wise words of a planning student. It is also nice to be able to try on the clothes and know what they will look like on YOU. The alternative: receiving an item via mail, realizing one should have listened to reviewer 'Liz' who advised her fellow 'Nasty Gals' to "size up" and now there is no time to find a replacement (WOW I have to pay for return shipping too.)
Everyone has a ritual when it comes to getting ready for a party or night out. During the Holiday season expectations are amplified. It's the one time of year when a person could actually bump into anyone and ends up seeing most of their friends, family, ex boyfriends and acquaintances. Everyone wants to look their best and that means spending time on hair and makeup and most importantly the outfit! Shoe them what a 'great year you've had!'
Luna and Hill has the best denim collection in the city hands legs down. In addition to their denim domination, they carry quality brands never before seen in Saskatoon (Pendleton Portland Collection, Naked and Famous, Levis Vintage to name a few), amazing pieces of jewelry and a great assortment of home ware and books. To top it all off, the store is owned and curated by the two of the nicest people in town who will be sure to offer you a cup of coffee and a genuine chat.
This Holiday dress is great in it's simplicity. It can be worn by anyone and accessorized to fit an individuals own party style. I paired it with a bright a necklace, chunky cuff and ring from L+H. In addition, I carried a clutch (Holiday red?) and wore a pair of simple, but shiny (like tinsel?) studded heels from Swank Shoe Lounge. The dress' versatility also lends it to everyday use. Wear it after the party as oversized dress or shirt with a pair of your favorite sneakers, a hat and a structured coat.