I'm a fairly pragmatic dresser. When I'm looking to buy something expensive, I generally pick something that I know I can use or wear frequently. That doesn't mean I buy "basics," necessarily, but I know my own tastes and tendencies and I try to pick things that fit with them. This crazy-gorgeous Christopher Kane Animal Print Coat doesn't fit those standards, exactly, but I'm totally obsessed with it anyway. Thus, the latest edition of Outfit of the Week.
Holiday parties are as good an excuse to wear ridiculous, luxurious statement pieces as anything, so this is what I'd be wearing to my ideal pre-Christmas fete. If you're going to wear an animal-print fur coat, it's wise to keep the rest of your outfit simple, and you can't really go wrong with an Alexander Wang draped jersey dress and some red heels with lipstick to match. A lot of people like to go super-sparkly with their holiday looks, but to me, it feels more modern to reel that in a bit; the Edie Parker clutch and these petal-accented earrings have just the right amount of shine.