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Stay Colorful & Warm in My Favorite Cocktail Dresses

December 8, 2017

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Most of you know by now that my husband and I recently moved to downtown Milwaukee. There were a lot of reasons for it, but it worked out well for my husband to be in a bigger city to grow his photography business and I found a great job at a local hospital here with an interesting schedule. I work 7 days on and 7 days off so we’ve been taking advantage of the off weeks to explore and learn our way around city!

This week has been one of my off weeks and we decided now that some of the Black Friday craziness has subsided that we needed to get in gear and get the rest of our Christmas shopping done!

The timing was perfect as we were recently asked by The Bon-Ton Store to feature a couple of our favorite GUESS dresses and GUESS Winter Coat. So, we headed to the Mayfair Mall here in Wauwatosa and started our holiday shopping at The Boston Store. I was really wanting a colorful winter coat as I easily get tired of the normal neutral styles…so I was thrilled when we found this beautiful blush pink wool coat by GUESS.

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I was instantly drawn to this coat because well…its pink! It’s a fit and flare cut style that I always find to be flattering on pretty much any body type. We took it out to dinner one night this week in the Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward and I was pleasantly surprised with how warm it was.

While we were at the Boston Store in the Mayfair mall, we headed over to their dress department and it is huge! I told my husband to go find something to do while I proceeded to try on half the store :). I might have picked out a few too many (I think everything was on sale), but there were two I had to share.

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I just love this neckline on this super cute cocktail dress! And well I am obsessed with anything green when December is here.  We took it out for dinner and drinks at the Milwaukee Athletic Club and I appreciated how this fitted dress still allowed room to breathe :). After dinner, we took a few shots  in The Elephant Room at the M.A.C. It’s this great bar space in the Milwaukee Athletic Club with Elephant murals around the whole space. It has a really cool…almost speakeasy type feel to it and this gorgeous baby grand piano.

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Last but not least, who can resist picking up another little black dress?! Well….not me! Pretty much every woman has a couple of these go to looks in their closet, and well this one has made it into mine.

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What really attracted me to this one was the choker neckline along with the shadow stripe pattern. I love dresses that have interesting detail to them without being too over the top. It just gives you that feeling of elegance and sophistication.

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Thank you to The Bon Ton Store  for sponsoring this post. We had so much fun shopping at The Boston Store and we’re relieved now to not have to worry about any more Christmas shopping!  How are you guys all doing on yours? Tell me about it in the comments below!

Photography by Brian Mattinson Photography

 

Category: Outfits

Color: Black Green Pink

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I need that wool coat in my life today! I love anything pink and I especially love coats like that. It is a match made in heaven!

Reply to Cassie

I love all these looks so much! The color of the first cocktail dress is lovely! I also NEED that pink jacket, gorgeous!!!

Reply to Angela

I honestly love them all, but that jade green dress is my favorite! I simply adore the criss-cross straps.

Reply to HilLesha

I just adore the pink coat and teal dress. They are both so stunning. It's nice to see a coat with color. Plus pink really does go with everything. I also love the color of the dress. It's so unexpected, which is my favorite kind of dress.

Reply to Cindy

I love that jacket and how it pairs perfectly with your heels! It's such a pretty light pink and would match so much I already have in my winter closet!

Reply to Heather

Loved the pink jacket you are sporting, and two dresses as well. My most favorite part in the black dress is the choker, as it gives the dress so much chic!

Reply to E

Love the pink jacket you are sporting and the two pretty dresses. My favorite is the black one, and the choker neckline is so attractive!

Reply to E

New item added to my wishlist -blush pink winter coat! This is stunning and you killed the look- absolutely divine. I love the stripe pattern on the black dress but importantly I like both dresses on you.

Reply to Shoshana

What a great schechule you have and what amazing photos you take too!!

Reply to Kim

I am in love with that pink sweater you have on in the first few pictures. Our weather is finally getting cold so I actually need to get a new jacket.

Reply to Jessica

I love that coat! It is beautiful and classy. The dress is also stunning. I love the jewel tone.

Reply to Rachel

I love all the pieces but I especially love the coat! It just makes me happy!

Reply to Kimberly

I grew up in the North East. And the only family I ever visited off the east coast was my family in Milwaukee. So I went there a few times growing up. I didn't get to see too much of the town, but I always found it nice being there. Oh, and I love your pink coat!

Reply to Erica

Both dresses are gorgeous but loving the black one. And the coat! Love!

Reply to serena

Love the pink coat, while I normally stick to dark colors it still is nice being able to see how different colors can add to an outfit.

Reply to Andrea

That teal dress is on you. I had a similar one and loved it.

Reply to Jalisa

OMG those dresses are both Stunning. I love the Neckline on the Green one and the cut of the Black one is beautiful. That coat too is amazing. I wish I was brave enough to get away from neutrals.

Reply to Laura

Love that work schedule! I think it's really awesome, not to mention you get some time to shop or go on vacation! The outfits that you picked are perfect for the season, my fave is that green dress.

Reply to Karen

That is a really interesting schedule. I haven't heard of anything like it. But a week off every other week sounds pretty awesome! Love the green color, and these are perfect for holiday parties.

Reply to Joanna

I love love the coat and first dress, both are a beautiful color! That's awesome you have seven days on and seven off. Great way to explore on your days off!

Reply to Angela

That's an odd, but awesome work schedule! I could take a vacation once a month! I'm really liking that cocktail dress and GUESS Winter coat! They're very stylish!

Reply to Krystal

You look absolutely stunning in ALL of the photos! Boston Store really does have great pieces, can't wait to check out the dresses for an upcoming holiday party!

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