Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography
Ok, everyone…I’m having a muumuu moment! Yes, that’s right, I’m wearing the 1970’s inspired Muumuu trend (as seen on the runways or Roberto Cavalli, Chloe and Valentino) for the Holiday season! I mean why wouldn’t I? I can eat all I want without worrying about depriving myself, AND I’ll look stylish as I go up for seconds to the buffet table – haha! Seriously though, here’s a little inspiration for those of you who want to give this silhouette a try for the Holidays!
The Muumuu, which originated in Hawaii, is a loose fitting dress which hangs from the shoulders. It’s don’t have a lot of shape to it and floats away from the body, providing a comfortable and effortless look. I found this exquisite dress at my favourite thrift store, Value Village, where I like to shop for one-of-a-kind pieces to add to my wardrobe. I was immediately drawn to the multitude of colours in the print. To me, it kind of looks like a cross section of a gemstone! When you take a closer look at the details, it has little keyhole cutouts along the neckline, shoulders and around the two large (and deep) side pockets. I like that the short sleeves shows off a little skin and exposes the slimmest part of the body; while the maxi length offers a comfortable yet formal look. PLUS, it doubles as a great summer dress styled with flats!
I went with these silver almond-toe heels, for a little sheen, and added this very cool blush-pink geometric shaped clutch. I purchased this in Croatia and it picks up on the pink hue in the dress perfectly.
To elevate the look, I layered my Elsa Corsi body chane over my dress, along with my ear climber. These a staple accessories in my wardrobe as they definitely add an element of sparkle and personality to this look.
Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind dress, or a creative way of dressing for the holidays, I recommend hitting your local thrift store to find unique pieces that can be integrated into your regular wardrobe. It’s all about maximum dressing on a minimum budget! – xo