The Victoria Secret Fashion Show took place yesterday. I’m a little bummed that I won’t be seeing it until it airs on December 10, but snapshots are abundant online so I immediately looked them up. Strangely, the person that got my undivided attention was NOT a model. It was Taylor Swift!

Taylor Swift performed several times at the event. You can actually catch a snippet of one of her performances on YouTube. Onstage she wore a dazzling dress full of sparkles, but it was the frock that she slipped into for the Victoria Secret pink carpet that really made my smile.

You see, Taylor arrived in a stunning black mini from Zuhair Murad that was sprinkled with multicolored sequins all over. She finished the outfit with sleek-straight tresses and a pair of sexy sandals from Dolce & Gabbana that were detailed with glittery ankle straps.

I seriously love the whole look she put together. Don’t you? It’s feminine, sexy, fierce, and all grown-up — certainly a far cry from the goody-two-shoes Taylor I used to know (or we all used to know).

To be honest, I actually prefer this new Taylor. She’s more real, and less princess-like.  I also like the fact that she’s showing her sexy side more often.

Speaking of which, how about we copy her outfit for the holiday season? There will be lots of parties to go to, so you will need all the “ammunition” you can get.

With Taylor as my inspiration, I put together this combo that’s purse-friendly and completely chic. I promise, you won’t spend more than $400 on this. The sequined dress from Just Cavalli is on sale right now at Zappos. Finish it with the Truth or Dare by Madonna gold-trimmed ankle-strap sandals from Heels to get the full effect. Til Next!

just cavalli sequin flocked dress

truth or dare meira sandals