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Holiday 2016 is Here

HOLIDAY PARTY CHIC

It's often a dilemma to decide what to wear for holiday parties - especially if you have to work all day before the event. If in doubt wear a LBD (little black dress) and take along some great jewelry and sexy shoes to glam it up when you're ready to head out.  Don't forget your makeup bag and hairbrush to freshen up and look party ready! 

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This combo is ideal from office to party.  Wear a jacket and pumps for day and replace with a pretty wrap and fab shoes. Add jewels, freshen up and...Oilaa!!

This combo is ideal from office to party.  Wear a jacket and pumps for day and replace with a pretty wrap and fab shoes. Add jewels, freshen up and...Oilaa!!

Dressy black pants and a beautiful top always work.

Dressy black pants and a beautiful top always work.


THE VELVET TOUCH

Velvet is the luxe fabric of the season and when better to feature it than during the holidays? 


TOP OFF YOUR HOLIDAYS WITH STYLE

As I said above, a great top or blouse will get you everywhere this season!  I've always loved those with a twist of some kind - and I adore asymmetry.  Here are some of my picks.....  

Milly: Wear with a long, simple, sparkly necklace, beautiful pants and sexy shoes

Milly: Wear with a long, simple, sparkly necklace, beautiful pants and sexy shoes

BCBG: The bonus is you can wear a bra with this!  I'm  always looking for black tops that have an edge.

BCBG: The bonus is you can wear a bra with this!  I'm alwayslooking for black tops that have an edge.

Vince Camuto: A beautiful work blouse for the holiday season

Vince Camuto: A beautiful work blouse for the holiday season

November 2016 Trend Watch

Stand to Attention in Military Chic

If there was ever an excuse to shop vintage, this is it - for most anything!  It seems the military influence has been in fashion since the beginning of time. I've had my St. John military jacket for 25 years and it's still timeless and perfect.  So, no matter what your style may be, here a few looks from tough girl casual to on point classic vogue......

 

pair with jeans, leggings or pants for whatever your day may hold.  These pieces are timeless in your mix. 

Giddy Up!

Stirrup pants are perfect for keeping your leggings tucked into your booties.  Make sure they're a strong enough knit and fit tightly through the leg and ankle.  If not, they may pull too much giving no shape to your legs - or bag in the knees giving you "knees" all day....sitting or standing! You DON'T want them to look like the old stretch pants from the 60's!!

FYI, I sewed a wide piece of elastic into the hem of my suede pair for a sleek look into my suede booties. Otherwise, they kept riding up and the look was off. You never want to look like you almost got it right - especially in Paris!

Note:  If you wear stirrup pants to work out, they will most likely pull down.

Wear with boots instead.