Dessert Party

by Friday, November 13, 2015

My friends and I have this thing where we go out just for dessert and tea. Those nights are some of my favorite, especially around the holidays when they’re peppered with gift exchanges, holiday preparation stories and general good tidings. Sometimes, our get-togethers are held at restaurants where we sample artisanalΒ desserts, but sometimes one of us hosts and we all bring our favorite treat.
I’m a die hard macaron girl, in case you’re wondering. I don’t indulge often, but when I do, I don’t mess around. When Rue107 was kind enough to send me this gorgeous vintage dessert inspired dress, I knew it would be the perfect thing to wear to our next get together.

plus size dress rue 107 review ootd what to wear holiday party fit and flare dress dessert print cupcake macaron
plus size dress rue 107 review ootd what to wear holiday party fit and flare dress dessert print cupcake macaron
plus size dress rue 107 review ootd what to wear holiday party fit and flare dress dessert print cupcake macaron

vintage cupcake dress c/o rue 107 | heels & belt via michael kors {old} | bag & necklace via kate spade | chocolate crop top turtleneck {shown below} c/o rue 107

The vintage print is so sweet and while it doesn’t scream ‘IT’S HOLIDAY SEASON, Y’ALL’ it certainly is festive enough to wear for a holiday get together. I’m wearing a size large and it fits perfectly, thanks to the wonderful stretchy fabric. The neutral print was easy to work with – I quickly grabbed my nude and gold kitten keels to make my legs look a teensy bit longer – and my brown and gold belt was the perfect waist definer. To pick up the purple tones in the print, I snagged my new love – my suede Kate Spade bag and ran into Whole Foods to pick up some of my favorite macarons.

plus size dress rue 107 review ootd what to wear holiday party fit and flare dress dessert print cupcake macaron
plus size dress rue 107 review ootd what to wear holiday party fit and flare dress dessert print cupcake macaron
look at that twirl!

I know it’s hard to believe – but it does get SUPER chilly here in Phoenix. So I grabbed my favorite crop top by Rue107. It’s in this gorgeous, deep hot cocoa shade (with a princessy puff-shoulder detail) and keeps me really warm. The best thing about it is that it fits perfectly over the dress, making it look like a totally different outfit. Hooray for 2 looks from the same dress!

plus size dress rue 107 review ootd what to wear holiday party fit and flare dress dessert print cupcake macaron
plus size dress rue 107 review ootd what to wear holiday party fit and flare dress dessert print cupcake macaron
plus size dress rue 107 review ootd what to wear holiday party fit and flare dress dessert print cupcake macaron

I hope this inspired you to take a different look at your holiday party attire – while red, green and sequin is the norm – sometimes a sweet little print is exactly what the occasion called for.

TELL ME : What special traditions do you and your friends have for the holidays?

*A special thank you to Rue107 for this collaboration.Β As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you, my readers and friends, for supporting all Sometimes Glam collaborations!