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Still Looking for the Right Holiday Outfit?

Finding the Right Holiday Mix

Still looking for the best holiday look? Creating looks for a variety of holiday affairs doesn’t have to be difficult if you know what to look for. Start by looking in your closet for items that give off a festive vibe. Next, take a look at your classic, quality pieces. These are necessary basics to blend with the festive ingredients. When mixed together in different recipes, you’ll find the perfect outfits for your holiday season.

Here is a list of suggested ingredients and recipes for creating holiday outfits that range from casual to formal.

Festive ingredients

Brocade jacket, pant, skirt or dress

Sequined top or jacket

Gold top

Jeweled clutch

Jeweled belt

Elbow-length gloves

Sparkly brooches

Sparkly flats

Red pump

Fur wrap

Everyday basic ingredients

Dressy, sexy jean

Black pencil skirt

Satin blouse in rich jewel tone

Patent-leather black pump

Black trouser

White cashmere sweater

Envelope bag

Large silk patterned scarf that doubles as a shawl

Simple black coat

 

 

Six Holiday Recipes

1. A chic look for casual parties

Mix one sexy jean with the white cashmere sweater.

Add red pumps, fur wrap and envelope bag.

2. A business appropriate look for office parties

Mix black pencil skirt with satin blouse in a jewel tone.

Add jeweled belt and use patterned scarf as shawl; wear black patent leather pumps.

3.  A hostess outfit for your house party

Mix black trouser with gold top.

Add sparkly flats.

4. Festive wear for a neighbor’s holiday open house

Mix brocade pants with white sweater and black patent pumps.

Add sparkly brooches to simple black coat.

5.  A holiday outfit for children’s school concerts or plays

Mix dressy jean with buttoned up brocade jacket.

Add sparkly brooch to jacket and carry envelope bag.

6. A formal occasion such as the opera, ballet or a New Year’s celebration

Mix pencil skirt with sequined top and patent leather pumps.

Add elbow-length gloves, fur wrap and jeweled clutch.

I can help! Don’t feel lost if you don’t have the right ingredients or feel you don’t have the right mix. I can help you find the pieces from your closet that will work and/or help shop for the missing ingredients. Let’s get you looking fabulous this holiday season.

Shoes that I Love, Love, Love.

You already know how much I love Earthies shoes. Well, here’s some of their shoes I found on Pinterest. They’re coming out for Spring 2013. Yes, I know that we’ve barely started winter. But these shoes are just fabulous. Want to see more of the Winter 2012 shoes? Click here.

Get Your Stella and Dot Dollars

In December, it pays to shop with Stella & Dot! For every $50 you spend you will earn $25 in Dot Dollars to redeem for yourself in the new year. This is a great way to get gifts for friends and family while also shopping for yourself. You can apply the $25 Dot Dollars for every $50 you spend between Jan. 3rd-10th, 2013. Don’t worry about forgetting your Dot Dollars because on January 3rd you’ll receive an e-mail with your Dot Dollar promo codes and each code will represent a $25 Dot Dollars award. Below are a few of my favorite pieces and gift ideas . . .

The Stella & Dot Metropolitan Mixed Chain Necklace is beautiful and is made up of mixed metal chains that are accented with four unique vintage inspired brooches. The Jacqueline Necklace was inspired by a vintage bracelet and was transformed into a modern look that can be worn with a simple top or can be used to accessorize dressy attire for benefits and galas–the options are endless! Go in style with the gorgeous Stella & Dot Felicity Hoops. These earrings feature turquoise and lapis gemstones which adorn a shiny 12k gold plated brass hoops. Be sure to check out Stella & Dot today and start earning your Dot Dollars! Happy Shopping!

 

Free Gift Alert from ModCloth–Shop Fun Vintage, Retro, and Indie Styles

Free gift alert!

Starting today, ModCloth is giving shoppers the opportunity to get a free grab bag valued at $50 when they place an order over $125. The grab bag will feature holiday party-themed accessories that will be great to give as gifts or keep for themselves. Shop clothing for the perfect party dress,  accessories to finish your outfit, or decor for you or for gifts. All in fun vintage, retro, and indie styles.

Supplies are limited so make sure to shop and get these popular grab bags while they last!

ModCloth Grab Bag Event – Free Grab Bag worth $50 included with Orders Over $125

I Love My Miche Bag!!!

Have you seen my Miche bag? It’s great. There’s a “base,” which is a plain black fabric bag with grommets to attach handles. The fun part comes with the shells. There’s a variety of different shells that you put the base into. And magnets attach the base to the shell. So you can change your bag every time you leave the door. Just detach the magnets, pull the shell off, and place the base into the new shell.

The Miche bag comes in 4 sizes. My favorite is the Demi. It’s big enough to hold my

iPad and a lot more. There’s one shell largeri–the Prima–and two smaller bags–the Classic and the Petite. I also have the Prima and the Petite.

 

Now, here’s come the fun part. I’m now an affiliate of Miche Bags. So you can order by clicking here.  And if you’re not sure what’s the best size of base or best shells for you, give me a call (650-417-5902) and I’ll help you decide

 

Accessorizing for the Holidays and Beyond

 12 Accessories to Adore and Adorn

 

What to make sure your Holiday outfit is complete. Try some of these on-trend accessories. Adding accessories takes an “OK” outfit to a “WOW” outfit.

The Brooch

Look through your grandmother’s old jewelry stash for this piece. A jeweled or metallic brooch can add glamour to a black simple top. Wear a brooch on a trench or peacoat for a feminine look or pin one on a handbag to add a little dazzle.

The Cloche Hat

Cloche hats are a fun new trend that will absolutely save you on a bad hair day. Wear a cloche hat as an ode to the 1920’s and old Hollywood era.

The Choker

Want to bring attention to your neck? A bold choker will definitely do the trick. Find one in a heavy edgy metal or a simple sophisticated ribbon. If your neck isn’t your favorite body part, this is a trend you’ll want to skip.

The Statement Necklace

Statement necklaces are dramatic and bold. Add one on top of a crisp blouse for an artsy look or bring the drama to a dress by adorning it with a showstopper of a necklace.

The Knit Stole

Add a layer of extra warmth by layering a knitted stole on top of your outer layer. This will be a cozy look for fall.

The Jeweled Belt

Jewels are all the rage this season but why not add more? A thin, jeweled belt will bring attention to your waist. Pair with a long sleeve maxi dress for a glamorous look.

The Glove

Long gloves in velvet or sateen will dress up any outfit; try a pair in periwinkle blue. For more depth, add a watch over the glove. Going for a sleek look? Short leather gloves that fall below the wrist are delicate and edgy all in one.

The Oxford

For a masculine look this season oxfords are great paired with a pantsuit. For a more feminine look, try a heeled oxford.

The Pointy Toe

The round toe is taking a back seat to the pointy toe. This might create a higher level of discomfort paired with a higher level of drama!

The Strappy Heel

An ankle strap can add a bit more sex appeal to the already flirty heel. Double up the strap for more glamor and more foot security. Or go with the classic Mary Jane strapped heel with this seasons full skirt for a sweeter look.

The Bootie

This fall there will be shorter booties with a chunkier heel or a platform. These easier to walk in booties can be pair with a narrow pant or with a skirt and leggings.

The Clutch

Clutches have attitude. From rocker to aristocratic to glam to creative, find your favorite. Choose one with fur, studded details, embossed reptile, patchwork, or jeweled. Let your clutch be your statement piece.

The Handbag

The doctor or framed handbag are great in rich fall tones like burnt orange, forest green, or deep purple. For a bag with more curves, try a bowler bag.

And don’t forget to carry over these accessories into your everyday wardrobe. Not sure what type of accessory is right for you.  Contact me for a Universal Style analysis. You’re get your own style recipe based on your own style DNA.

 

ModCloth As You Wish Cyber Monday Sale

The ModCloth As You Wish Sale featuring some of their most popular items is today! The ModCloth As You Wish Sale is a unique sale of the “Most Wished For” items and includes 100s of fan-selected styles at 25% off for a limited time! The styles were voted on by ModCloth’s customers through the Be the Buyer Program, Tweets, Pins, Likes, Votes, & Wishes! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to save on these beloved pieces.