The Special Occasion Dress: Paper Crown

I can't even believe I'm about to say this but, I have my first Christmas party of the season next week! When it comes to fashion, I always like to plan ahead and when a collaboration with Lauren Conrad's Paper Crown presented itself, I knew it would be perfect for the holidays or maybe even for my birthday next month!

Out of all the pretty dresses on PC, I went with the Francesca dress because I don't have anything like this in my closet. The double side slits give this maxi just the right amount of sex appeal. I also really like the halter neckline, which is so pretty and feminine and perfect for showing off my necklace, a gift from Tessa Virtue, from her Hillberg & Berk collection. I think there's something so special about the pieces that Tessa designed. I love how they can elevate a casual outfit and also compliment a dress like the one I'm wearing here.

With all of the feminine details happening here, I felt that grounding the look with a leather jacket was the right thing to do. I always say that staying true to your personal style is outmost importance. Keep that in mind, even when dressing for a special occasion. You want to be comfortable and feel like yourself no matter what. So with that, have fun when getting dressed up and don't overthink what you're going to wear too much. Pick a beautiful, flattering piece of clothing, and remember to accessorize.

xo, Nathalie

Shopping online with a brand for the first time, I never know what to except in terms of sizing. I was relived when I tried on the Francesca dress, and the length was perfect for my petite, 5'4" frame. Make sure you stay TTS when ordering from Paper Crown.

Paper Crown, Francesca Dress.
Tessa Virtue x Hillberg & Berk, earrings, ring and necklace
The Kooples, leather jacket. 
Valentino, burgundy Rockstud clutch.
Alexander Wang, kitten heels. 
Bulova, watch (bday gift from my mum last year).

Special thanks to Paper Crown and Tessa Virtue for helping me get holiday ready.