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The Perfect Fall Party Dress

lace dress for fall

Lace Midi Dress, more colors here | Ankle Strap Sandal, more colors available here | Leopard Print Foldover Clutch

It’s really starting to feel (and look!) like fall around here and I’m loving it. This time of year always feels a bit like the calm before the crazy holiday storm that will soon ensue! The streets are quieter, the mornings move slower and more peacefully and in general I start feeling really zenned out. It happens EVERY SINGLE YEAR. I just wish I could figure out a way to make those feelings last, haha!

With the holidays come holiday parties, fall weddings, cocktail hours and eventually New Year’s Eve. Admittedly, the only event we currently have on our agenda is Rob’s work Christmas party, but nonetheless, it’s a good excuse to get dressed up when you rarely get the opportunity!

Lace Party Dresses

what to wear to fall wedding

affordable lace dress

burgundy dress

I’ve been eyeing this dress for a long time and thank goodness that Nordstrom keeps bringing it back because I missed it the first go around! Even better, it comes in a bunch of colors and they switch it up for spring and fall. There are so many pretty fall colors now, but I’m partial to this jewel burgundy color—it’s stunning! That being said, the navy is beautiful and the red is SO festive for the holidays! and … are both gorgeous too!

Oh, and did I mention this dress that looks like it costs $500 is actually just $89 and fits like a dream?! Now you know.

strappy heels

fall wedding guest dresses

lace detail

what to wear to holiday party

Nordstrom is easily one of my top 3 favorite places to shop and that’s in big part to their free shipping and returns—it makes my life so much easier and makes shopping online more affordable! If you’re a Loyalty/Nordstrom Rewards—now called The Nordy Club—members you’ll also get access to many of Nordstrom’s best services. If you haven’t joined now, it’s worth it for free services like alterations!

Nordstrom actually offers alterations on any item in your closet—even if it’s not from Nordstrom! You just have to make an appointment on their site and it’s quick and easy! I find this especially helpful with party dresses because you want them to fit perfectly! It’s also great for jeans if you’re on the short side and always find your jeans are too long.

Outerwear & Accessories

holiday party dress idea

how to wear leopard

holiday party outfits

Back to this party look real quick! I paired my leopard clutch, my go-to party bag, with these outfit and love the pop of pattern it brings to the whole look. For chilly nights, I’d wear a pretty camel coat (this one is only $125) over it to stay warm! Now, here’s to crossing my fingers we get invited to more parties so I have another excuse to wear this pretty outfit!

What events do you have coming up this season?!

Thanks to Nordstrom, a brand I love and trust, for sponsoring this post! Partnerships like this help make The Fox & She possible!

BTW, what to wear to holiday tea, and the fall capsule wardrobe.