I wasn't even looking for it when I happened to be in the store returning a toy for my little boy. And there she was, hanging behind the counter, looking pretty. I asked the sales clerk to see it, checked the price ($39.99) and the size... well the rest is history. She was meant for me.
I decided to down play the shortness of the skirt as well as the beading work wearing a black turtleneck, tights and high boots. That's the simplest way to get something a little fancy or embellished to look less party-ready. If needed to be more fancy-party-looking outfit just change to a short or sleeveless top, ditch the tights or wear strapy heels and you will be ready to party.
Faux Fur vest similar here and here Beaded Skirt via TJ Maxx similar here and love this one Turtleneck: Zara (old) similar here and here Suede Knee High Boots: Members Only very similar on sale here, and love, love this one Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff via Bluefly.com (sold out) great price, similar color here Tights: HUE, Sunnies: Ray Ban folding Wayfarer Jewelry: DKNY, J Crew, Gap, F21