For festive occasions such as holiday parties, or any time you're likely to have a great deal of attention focused on you, stylists often recommend shoulder embellishments that work to draw people's eyes up to your face. Karisma may have taken that advice a teensy bit too literally, as whatever is going on on her shoulders is veering close to overkill. Nonetheless, she takes deliberate risks, and I think the look works overall. The shoulder detailing seems to be calculated to balance the color and embellishment on her skirt. Despite the what the photo on the left suggests, Karisma's skirt was greige not mint green.