Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Dressing Up

Peacock Caftan

I have been seeing everywhere news stories about shortages on everything this upcoming holiday season from zippers to toys to cars to appliances and much more. Many people are already doing their holiday shopping.

There are two pieces at Frances Valentine that I am not taking any chances on selling out. This red and white Peacock Caftan is so Chinoiserie Chic. It will be perfect for me for any holiday parties I attend or for entertaining at home over the holidays. I am crazy about the pink and coral one I recently got. I have contacted their team about doing navy and white and cobalt blue and white versions - fingers crossed.

FV Peacock Caftan in Red

The second item I am ordering is this ball skirt in red. It would be stunning paired with a cashmere sweater. I will also wear it with a white boy shirt. Very Caroline Herrera or Danielle Rollins. I seriously dislike pairing a fancy skirt like this with a fancy top - a really dated look. A crisp white shirt with sleeves rolled is such a fresh and modern look. I love red and will wear these year round, but they will be perfect for the holidays.

FV Red Ball Skirt

White shirt styling - 

Danielle Rollins

Caroline Herrera Runway

Everyone has their favorite white boy shirts. I have always liked J. Crew and have a collection of theirs. These are a couple of favorites.

Classic Fit Crisp Cotton Poplin Shirt

Relaxed Fit Crisp Cotton Poplin Shirt

Use this link for my personal code here to take $25 off your first order of $100 or more at Frances Valentine.

I'm also on the hunt for a pink patent leather belt like in the Caroline Herrera photo. I love red and pink together. 


  1. I adore both of these looks. In my book, Mrs. Herrera can do absolutely no wrong. Elegant, timeless and effortless.

  2. Carolina Herrera is my favorite designer of all time. She makes beautiful clothes that are effortless to wear. Love her so much!

    1. Effortless is the key and so few designers and individuals pull it off.

  3. This ballgown skirt and white shirt is exactly what I am looking for to wear to my daughter's wedding! Love this look so much!

    1. Me too - so elegant as opposed to the typical awful mother of the bride dresses.