Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and you know what that means? Besides people eating a lot and watching sports and (hopefully) recognizing the things they are most grateful for it also means that the most wonderful time of the year is right behind it – that’s right PARTY DRESS SEASON!

Okay, okay. I know for me every season is party dress season but this is when it becomes official! There are special sections within online stores just for the occasion and so many choices and so many sales I’m getting heart palpitations just thinking about it. It’s truly the greatest time of the year for a dress connoisseur like me so what better way to kick off my favorite time than with an extra special something.

Twirl through ‘outfit of the day: on the dot’ with me and stick around until the end for details on a very special giveaway to kick off our favorite time of year.

Dress: Boutique Branded Shop via Forever 21

Dress: Boutique Branded Shop via Forever 21

There is just something so glamorous about black, white, and red together so I went for classic accents for my look here.

Feeling like a mermaid

Feeling like a mermaid

Shoes: DSW

Shoes: DSW

Lip: BITE Beauty in Sour Cherry and MAC Brick lip liner Hair: Loose waves via DryBar 'The Wrap Party' Color: Endless Salon

Lip: BITE Beauty in Sour Cherry and MAC Brick lip liner
Hair: Loose waves via DryBar ‘The Wrap Party’
Color: Endless Salon

The silhouette of the dress and the polka dot print gave it another push in the vintage direction for me but you could easily add different details for a totally different vibe. To make it a more fun versus classic type look, I’d recommend trying a bright pink lip instead of red with a mixed print heel (leopard or even floral maybe). If something more modern and smoldering is your aesthetic try a neutral lip with dramatic eyes and a nude shoe.

This dress has so many of my favorite things – big over the top details, a fitted material but one that has movement, and the perfect midi length.

All smiles mid twirl

All smiles thinking about our GIVEAWAY!

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As I mentioned earlier in this post tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving in America and in the spirit of giving I am excited to announce our next giveaway at FCXO headquarters. We could not think of a more appropriate giveaway during the season of celebrations than a party dress and for this one I am LITERALLY giving you the shirt…er, dress off my back. That’s right – I hope in reading this post you have fallen as in love with this dress as I did and now I’m going to pay it forward and gift it to one of you!

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Share this post via either Twitter with a retweet of this tweet or Instagram by sharing this post on your Insta with the hashtag #FXCOThankfulForDresses (don’t forget to tag me @ foxychap)

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Let me know where and/or how you plan to wear this beautiful dress. A wedding? A holiday party? How would you make it your own? You can send pictures of the accessories you’d choose, outerwear, the location, or even just a from the heart reason on why you’d love to have it. I encourage you to be creative in your entries but if you’re thinking of not entering the giveaway because you’re ‘not good’ with accessorizing, etc. – don’t let that deter you! Creativity is awesome but not the only element I’ll be looking at in choosing the winner.

Note: In order for your entry to be complete your e-mail must also have a link to your social media page that you shared this post on.

And that’s it! I can provide measurements upon request and you can also let me know your usual dress size and/or measurements (only if you’re comfortable doing so!) as this particular dress can fit I’d say a size 10 – 14 depending on your body type. Again, don’t necessarily let this deter you as I may have a few other surprises in store (along with many other sizes in dresses)!

Some misc. giveaway details: Dress was only worn once for a couple of hours and is in perfect condition. This giveaway is open to US residents only (but don’t worry international honeys, we are working on something else for you very soon!) and all submissions must be shared and received by 11:59pm PT on November 30th. Winner will be chosen December 1st and the dress will be shipped out that same day.

Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving – I’m grateful for all of you today and every day!

xo,

H