Galleria's luxury authority rivals tree-lighting bling in sequined gold suit

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Megan Bailey, manager of luxury retail at the Galleria.

Megan Bailey, manager of luxury retail at the Galleria.

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Megan Bailey flashes a St. John brooch on the lapel of an Alice & Olivia suit.

Megan Bailey flashes a St. John brooch on the lapel of an Alice & Olivia suit.

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Megan Bailey, manager of luxury retail at the Galleria. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

Megan Bailey, manager of luxury retail at the Galleria. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

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Megan Bailey, manager of luxury retail at the Galleria. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

Megan Bailey, manager of luxury retail at the Galleria. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

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Megan Bailey, manager of luxury retail at the Galleria. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

Megan Bailey, manager of luxury retail at the Galleria. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

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Megan Bailey, manager of luxury retail at the Galleria. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

Megan Bailey, manager of luxury retail at the Galleria. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

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Megan Bailey, manager of luxury retail at the Galleria. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

Megan Bailey, manager of luxury retail at the Galleria. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

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Gallerie Treelighting 2017

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Galleria's luxury authority rivals tree-lighting bling in sequined gold suit

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On any given day, hordes of shoppers idle around Ice at the Galleria. The indoor skating rink offers lessons, birthday party packages and ample people-watching year-round - save for the annual tree-lighting spectacular.

That night, mega-wattage festivities takes center stage.

More than 450,000 twinkling lights and 5,000 decorations adorn this year's 55-foot Christmas pine. A performance from "The Voice" semifinalist TSoul (go #TeamBlake) brought celebrity star power, too. Add in a veterans' tribute, professional ice skating routines, skating Santa and a fireworks display - it's enough to warrant sunglasses at night.

Megan Bailey, Simon Property Group's manager of luxury retail, would never wear such a thing. So, we dressed her in an "if you can't beat 'em, join' em"-inspired look for the occasion instead. It's a look that will work at any number of events during this busy holiday season.

With sparkle and shine erected in the center of her retail universe, only a sequined gold tuxedo (like this one, by Alice & Olivia) will do. It, and her top, were pulled during a "Supermaket Sweep"-style raid of Saks Fifth Avenue. Nearby St. John supplied the perfect ornament (an oversized brooch), and Bailey's fast-fashion stilettos hail from Topshop.

Glittering fabrics and XL jewels are your best bet for standing apart from the holiday mall mob. And if 2017's gloriously over-the-top 29th anniversary tree is any indication, 'tis the season go big or go home.

More Information

GALLERIA CHRISTMAS TREE

When: through 2017

Where: 5085 Westheimer

Details: free, shopthegalleria.com.

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