Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Dressing!

It's that time of year when Holiday parties abound, so now what do you wear!

My recommendations start with sequin sparkles, what better time of year and probably only time you have an excuse to wear sequins (except in Vegas of course) so go out and get a glam gold or black dress (please no other colors). The dress pictured middle is from Phillip Lim and absolutely a gorgeous cut, I like a flowy cut with sequins it updates the look a little. If you can't afford Phillip Lim, Arden B makes the great gold dress with a flowy bow. You can get the little black sequin dress at Dillards, I like this dress because it is fitted and cut short but covers you up top. That's the key, if you go short you don't go low cut. As I've recommended before, one shoulders are a beautiful option for any formal occasion, try a dress in a jewel tone for a perfect holiday look like the Blue dress pictured by Adrianna Papell at Nordstroms. I love the one shoulder with a long sleeve too! So sophisticated! Try this one in black from Lucca Couture available at Nordstroms. For shoes to go with sequined dresses wear coordinating gold strappy sandal or a plum or red satin pump. For black sequin try a nude patent pump. Keep accessories simple when wearing a sequin dress.
More to come on Holiday Dressing!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rent a Look!

What girl hasn't dreamed of wearing Herve Leger or Diane Von Furstenberg...unfortunately it's not a reality for many of us, but now is making that dream a reality! For 5-10% of the retail price you can borrow designer tops, dresses, skirts, or jackets. I love this idea because I always want to wear a new dress anytime I have an event to go to and this way you can actually make that happen without breaking the bank! You just pay a small fee to clean the dress and you usually return your item within a week. This Holiday season can be a lot more stylish with these designers at your fingertips! Check it out!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Make a Statement!

This holiday season is the perfect time to wear the "statement necklace"
trend. These over-the-top accessories can really punch up an outfit.
Try wearing one with a basic sheath dress and sassy heels, keep the
rest of the look simple so the necklace really stands out. I recommend
wearing simple earrings or just a cocktail ring with the necklace because
you don't want to look gaudy. A statement necklace can also be the answer
to putting a new spin on an old dress for all you recessionistas! Happy Shopping!
(From top left:Ranjana Kahn available at Saks, Bib necklace available at French Connection, Multi-pearl strands available at Chico's).