Dress Up

First off- Merry Christmas to one and all! We’ve had such a busy (not to mention sparkly) holiday season here at RAOP, and though we’re looking forward to a bit of rest we’re definitely going to miss all of the glittery fun we’ve been having!

My final pastel Christmas post comes in the form of one last holiday outfit featuring a very special dress. Last September I teamed up with a local company called Pastel Dress Party, and together we designed and created a custom dress! Originally launched and marketed as an affordable alternative for bridesmaids, PDP has a massive number of styles to choose from, and if you have any specific requests they’re happy to customize details. I even received fabric swatches in the mail so I could accurately choose my colour and feel the texture before committing.

I wore the final product (based on the “Jamie” with a few minor alterations) to my cousin’s wedding in the summer, but it turned out to be perfect for the holiday season as well- with some extra sparkle added of course!








Dress Up

Playing dress up is easier than ever when the holidays roll around, and I’ve been incorporating glitter and sequins into almost everything I sport over the past few weeks.

Of course jewelry is not to be overlooked, and though I’m a team-gold girl all the way, I’ve been having a lot of fun adding this delightful pearl ring from Trollbeads to the mix. Perfect for the mermaid at heart, this delicate statement piece balances atop my fingers, and I think it looks especially eye catching when paired with a shiny new manicure and a party dress!

All that’s missing for a sparkly night out is a bottle of pink champagne!






Jacket from ASOS, Dress via. Paper Crown, Ring by Trollbeads, Socks from American Apparel, Shoes via CONVEY

Party Time

It’s officially December, which means sparkle season is finally upon us! Though the final shoot release date is still up in the air, I decided I could’t help but share some behind the scenes snaps in the meantime to get you in the pastel Christmas state of mind.

From the floral arrangements, to the cocktails, to the gold flakes atop each buttermilk scone, no detail escaped our elf-like festive magic, and these glittery scenes are just a taste of what we have in store…

Stay tuned for more DIY projects, recipes, and the final photos coming soon!