Making Christmas La La La!

It’s Christmas day, which means presents, food, family, friends, and most often, fashion! Geek and Chic Plus is very new, but I wanted to surprise you with a fun Christmas look anyway. Like the R2-D2 inspired outfit from yesterday, it was warm, sunny, and definitely resembling spring more than winter when I styled this look. But I wanted to pay tribute to one of my favorite holiday movies (Halloween and Christmas, of course!): The Nightmare Before Christmas.

I was surprised to find this dress at all, much less from places like Hot Topic and Torrid. Over the years I feel like both companies are slowly becoming more geek-friendly, and the involvement of Her Universe has definitely helped. The Hot Topic I remember from my middle and high school days seems to be a thing of the past, but I’m not complaining. I feel excited to step into their stores, and very welcomed when I do.

So, when a clothing collection starring Jack Skellington, Sally, and their Halloweentown crew hit stores and online, I couldn’t resist snapping up a piece or two.


The dress itself has tiny Jack Skellington heads in a pattern of flocked velvet, plus decorative corset lacing and lots of tulle! It could easily be a very Halloween-appropriate piece, but to tone down the darkness, I added lots of pops of red, a quilted bag, and pointed booties. The fishnet tights were both cool and provided a bit of an edge. But if your party is a bit more conservative, you could easily swap them out for black tights or nude hose.

Working with Key Perspective for this shoot was so much fun, as she helped me feel at ease with each new photo concept. We chose the holiday decor of Emory Point in Atlanta as a backdrop for this shoot, as I couldn’t resist getting the red metallic ornaments in the background whenever the sun would allow it!

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Dress – Torrid

Coat – Michael Kors (last season), very similar (same designer!) , similar (darker red) , 

Tights – Torrid

Sunglasses – Kate Spade

Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Studded Affair, similar (in a smaller size)

Booties – Calvin Klein (old)

Necklace and Earrings – Charming Charlie

I wish you a very Merry Christmas this year!


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