Holiday Style: The Little Black Dress

Holiday Style Little Black Dress

I can honestly say that I am FINALLY in the Christmas spirit! πŸ™‚ I don’t know why, but in early December I just don’t feel it. I think once Scott and I hung our Christmas decor up around the house and finally got our tree, it settled in. I love the ambiance of listening to holiday music while putting ornaments on the tree and sipping on hot chocolate. I am also a candle obsessive so I have about 15 tea lights going on with a big candle that smells like fresh vanilla sugar cookies, how’s that for ambiance?! One of my favorite Christmas songs is “Last Christmas” by Wham! It is, in my humble opinion, THE BEST Christmas song in history. So you can imagine me, swaying in my living room to Wham!, drinking hot chocolate, surrounded by manyΒ fire hazards – very festive indeed!

For this holiday-themed shoot Scott and I went to Raleigh and found the cutest little shopping center. It looks like a small European town and it has the most fabulous Christmas tree front and center! I love how much effort the shops put into decorating and the fancy fire escapes that add such a cute and rustic detail to the space. With stores like decor, a chocolate boutique and a spa, this little plaza definitely has charm!

In this shoot I’m wearing my DownEast Basic little black dress, which has become a favorite of mine this season. I not only love the chic black color, but I also love the fit and materials of the dress. It is a very cozy and warm dress, but it also looks like a showstopper! One of my favorite things about this dress is how versatile it is, just like I’ve mentioned on my previous DownEast Basics clothes (read me first post here and my second here). I can wear this dress while sitting down for long hours at work, I can twirl around this dress for a fun night out, I can style this dress up for a function, or I can wear it to a brunch with my girlfriends. You can wear it with booties, heels, Mary Janes, and more! I love pieces that are so easy to style, and with this fabulous DownEast Basics dress, you can achieve any look. It’s the perfect holiday little black dress!
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  1. December 12, 2016 / 4:44 PM

    Love these festive photos!!!! You look so cute with that Santa hat – such a cute touch πŸ˜‰

    • tayloraube
      December 12, 2016 / 5:19 PM

      Aww thank you, I thought it would make a cute touch for the photos πŸ™‚

  2. December 12, 2016 / 4:59 PM

    Love that shopping center! We recently moved to Durham. πŸ™‚

    • tayloraube
      December 12, 2016 / 5:18 PM

      I love it too! I can’t wait to go back and explore it more!

    • tayloraube
      December 12, 2016 / 5:18 PM

      Right?! Shopping puts me in a lot of moods and the holiday spirit is definitely one of them πŸ™‚

  3. December 13, 2016 / 5:40 AM

    Love this LBD and your gorgeous hair!

  4. December 14, 2016 / 3:30 AM

    You are the cutest! Your hair color pops against that dark green. So stunning!

  5. Angelle Marix
    December 14, 2016 / 3:40 AM

    Oh my goodness!! You are so BEAUTIFUL!! Love the black dress! Love the pics too❀️


  6. December 14, 2016 / 7:45 AM

    I love this classic look! Also the way you wrapped that present is pretty amazing! Too pretty to open!
    – Jessica
    Miss Moore Style

  7. December 14, 2016 / 3:14 PM

    You are gorgeous! I love the simplicity and classic look of this dress and those shoes pair perfectly. What a cute backdrop! I’m totally candle-obsessed too…my office is literally a 12×12′ space and I have 4 candles in here. Oops! πŸ™‚


  8. December 14, 2016 / 3:14 PM

    You look gorgeous babe! I love the holiday background and that black dress! πŸ™‚

  9. December 14, 2016 / 3:20 PM

    You look soo glam! I love that black dress and your hair is seriously perfect. So great for a holiday party.

    Xoxo Amber

  10. December 14, 2016 / 3:22 PM

    this outfit is so chic and gorgeous on you! I love the shoes and the pearls that you’ve paired that dress with! This is an outfit you can wear so many times to so many different occasions!


  11. December 14, 2016 / 3:28 PM

    This dress is so perfect! Your entire look is so festive! Love the coat and shoes you paired it with as well!!

  12. December 14, 2016 / 3:42 PM

    Love the dress, and the shoes! Perfect for everyday and for holiday parties!

  13. December 14, 2016 / 4:22 PM

    I love this dress! So perfect for the holidays <3

  14. Nicole Fuentes
    December 14, 2016 / 5:58 PM

    Taylor you are the cutest. I love the location of the shoot and that dress! So elegant <3 Glad your Christmas spirit arrived!
    xx, Nicole

  15. December 14, 2016 / 7:17 PM

    You always have the cutest, chicest pictures! This dress is gorgeous on you & super flattering. I am obsessed with the shoes! Seriously, perfect & I love the X details. You accessorized this perfectly with the pearls. A santa hat has never looked so hot πŸ˜‰ xx Shannon

  16. December 14, 2016 / 8:04 PM

    Gorgeous as always! Love the fun holiday twists in this post!


  17. December 14, 2016 / 9:17 PM

    Love your dress! A LBD is always my go to for a party!

    December 18, 2016 / 1:44 PM

    You look stunning … love little black dresses and pearls surrounded by Christmas cheer <3

  19. December 23, 2016 / 12:04 AM

    You look so beautiful! I love the bodice of the dress! The details are fantastic! I love DE too!!! Shop there when I travel to Utah! Merry Christmas to you and Scott!
    xo Debbie |

    • tayloraube
      December 26, 2016 / 1:04 PM

      Agreed! Thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚

  20. Diana
    December 30, 2016 / 3:55 PM

    I love the simple elegance of this little black dress. It is lovely and beautiful without being too sexy for most occasions. You look great in it. The photos are wonderfully festive. Happy Holidays to you.

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