The Trendy Sparrow: Holiday Style: The Great Gatsby Inspired Lace Dress

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Holiday Style: The Great Gatsby Inspired Lace Dress

Last night was the Windy City Blogger Holiday Party! This was my second year to attend, and they pulled out all of the stops. It was stunning as always. I'm very blessed to live in a city with such a supportive and amazingly talented group of bloggers. So many of my friends here I've met through WCBC events, and I honestly don't know where I would be without their constant support and encouragement. The ladies who run WCBC, Kit and Erin, and incredibly kind. They always put together wonderful events and encourage everyone to be involved, no matter what stage you're in when it comes to blogging. 

The Trendy Sparrow held a mini popup table at the event, so that other bloggers were able to purchase our items. Our Pop The Bubbly tshirt was the big hit of the night! It was so wonderful to see everyone and to get amazing feedback on our items! The party was full of cocktails, treats, and more! We even had a braid bar from Stylisted.

"I like large parties, they're so intimate. At small parties, there isn't any privacy"
 - The Great Gatsby


I wanted to go for a simple, yet chic look. The best part is, this fabulous lace embroidered dress is from H&M and is only $35! Talk about a steal for a fancy event! I received so many compliments on this dress, and nobody could believe it was from H&M! You don't always have to spend a lot to feel and look amazing. This dress definitely put me in a fancy party mood!

Side note... 
This dress runs SMALL. 
I highly suggest sizing up. I'm normally a 4 at most places, but had to get this dress in an 8


How absolutely amazing is this Gatsby book clutch?? It's made by Etsy seller, ChickLitDesigns and boy does she know what she is doing. This clutch is incredibly well made. The inside is lined and cushioned so that it doesn't feel like your items are hitting up against anything hard. It's actually quite roomy for a clutch, too. 

I was going for a vintage, old Hollywood meets Blair Waldorf look like night so this clutch was the absolute perfect addition to the dress/look. She has so many cute items and other book clutches
They would make amazing gifts for the bibliophile in your life! 

The best part is you can get 25% off your entire order from ChickLitDesigns using promo code: TRENDYSPARROW.


I wanted this look to seem effortless and chic. I was inspired by one of my favorite quotes from Gatsby, when Daisy says, "You look so cool. But then again you always look so cool. The man in the cool, beautiful shirts." I wanted to embody that and look effortless. I didn't spend a lot of time getting ready, and I kept it simple with black and white. 

My clutch was bold, but most of my accessories were simple. For a necklace, I went with my favorite single strand pearls. They are the only real pearls I own and very dear to me because they were a gift from the man I love.


If you have a holiday party coming up, I hope you have a fabulous time! Have a glass of champagne and take a moment to remember how amazing your life is! My friend Cara over at The Champagne Diet, always says, "Live your most effervescent life, celebrate yourself, and always leave room for a glass of champagne". And I couldn't agree more! So toast away, get fancy, and enjoy your holiday! Most importantly, enjoy being with the ones you love and enjoy being with you!

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