Dec 22, 2019

Holiday Quick List #11-12 -Festive Finale

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The Holiday Quick List is “wrapping up” and I do mean that literally.

We’ve made it to the Holiday Quick List Finale, and might I just say that there is nothing that pulls a party look together better than with an outdoor wrap  with a bit of glamour. Consider completing your holiday outfit with a fabulous and I do mean FABULOUS item like a festive wrap,shawl, feathered boa or faux fur jacket.

Adriennelandau.com

Sissley Designs Faux Fur Wrap $58.00 (@ Sissleydesigns.com)

Adrienne Landau.com Faux Wrap

Finally it goes without saying that this is the time of year when you can adopt the mantra in regards to jewelry that” More is MORE! Here are a few looks just to get you inspired.

 

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Dec 19, 2019

Holiday Quick List ..#9 & 10 -Shoes & Handbags

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

I am soooo behind in completing the Holiday Quick List of Basic Wardrobe essentials to have in your closet  so mucho APOLOGIES and without any further delay… let’s get to it.

 Shoes & Handbags….

Handbags & Shoes..A girl can NEVER have too many!

When  you’re thinking about a handbag for the holidays …downsizing is key. Go small …think a pretty clutch,or petite shaped handbag.

Ganni Beaded Pouch

Women’s Evening Clutch @Heelsandbags.com $22.99

Woman’s Crystal Beaded Bag from MISS36

Ganni Beaded Pouch

Peacock Clutch@Roseinbags.com ($34.92)

Crystalsbydavid@Etsy $79.00

 

When it comes to shoes and heel height,there’s no better time than the holidays to hike that heel height UP! When you stop and really assess your comfort factor with a higher heels- consider just how much you will be sitting (translation-resting your feet) . You’ll be sitting ALLOT. You sit down to dinner, you sit down to open gifts, you sit down to socialize, so why not go for wearing a higher heel height?!  In sporting a 2-3 inch heel you’ll appear taller and thinner, which is a major win- win at anytime but especially during the season of food indulgence .

Badgley Mischka Emily Pointed Toe Pump
@ Shopbop  ($225.00 SALE $157.50)

Sophia Webster Chiara Sandal (^50 Sale $455.00)

Badgley Mischka Ozara Pump $198.00

Erica Bow Mules Talbots (Now 40% off $139.00)

 

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Dec 15, 2019

Holiday Quick List #7 and 8… Let’s talk Tops

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Holiday Quick List # 7 & 8. Today, I’m talking TOPS-as in topping off your outfit with a festive sweater or beautiful blouse for the holidays. If you’re in search of a holiday sweater with a Santa or Reindeer motif embroidered…”keep looking” because it won’t be featured on today’s blog.  I’m all about a simple sweater usually in a cashmere or a beautiful lurex blend  and/or a beautiful blouse,paired with a simple skirt or pant. Keep it simple and Whah lah-you are picture perfect for any holiday party. Here are a few examples below to get you inspired. I’ve attached links to items where available.  Here’s to “Topping it off “in style.

A simple white blouse with decorative details is always a great choice…

Sem Sem One Shoulder Lame’ Top @ Net a Porter (on Sale)

Reem Acra Embellished Tulle Top @ Net a porter .com

Atlantic Pacific Bow Blouse Nordstrom $90.00 on Sale $59.40

Free People One Shoulder @Free People.com $168.00

Cushine Sequined Cami @ Net a porter.com

Sweater Pairings…simple yet sensational….

 

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Dec 11, 2019

Holiday Quick List -Dresses & Jumpsuits

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

A & N Vanessa Emerald Satin Dress $360.00 on SALE $247.47

When it comes to dressing for the holidays,  most of us like to venture out and find a dress or jumpsuit with a little bit more sparkle for all our holiday parties and events.

When choosing the perfect party dress or jumpsuit it’s always a good idea  to keep the silhouette simple but venture into fabrications that are” holiday ready.” Fabrications include Velvet, Satin, Brocade and Sequins -that aren’t for everyday but during the holidays…BRING IT!- they are spot on!

With so many choices available,it’s best to shop early. (Items  seem to sell out fast and sizes can be scarce to find).I could source for days all the beautiful selections available during the Christmas season  but I’ve chosen to feature a bevy of basic styles that most everyone can wear no matter what your size or age.

Red V Neck Dress @ Floral Bridal $80.46

Red Backless Jumpsuit @ Lulu’s $52.00

 

Black Halo Jumpsuit @Shopbop $390.00

 

Embroidered Lace Dress @Lulu’s $69.00

 

Johanna Ortiz Velvet Dress (SOLD OUT) *Similar Style click on image.

Velvet Wrap in Cobalt Blue@ Lulus’s $74.00

Trixy Blazer Dress in Red Sequins @ Revolve $298.00

 

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Dec 9, 2019

Holiday Quick List- A “Basic” LBD

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

The Little Black dress.

Holiday options from sexy to conservative that will help you celebrate the holidays in style.

Christine Dress @ The Reformation.com $218.00

The number ONE item that every woman should have in her closet is a little black dress also known as  the LBD. When you’re shopping for a  BASIC black dress, it’s best to choose one with simple and clean lines. In going for a more basic silhouette you will gain oodles of wardrobe options by simply switching up the accessories and choice of shoes.

The LBD(s) below range from sexy to conservative. Each and every selection will offer you a beautiful bevy of wardrobe possibilities. Enjoy!

Manning Cartell Australia Knit Dress @ Shopbop.com $366.00

LIKELY Mora Dress @ Shopbop.com $298.00)

Alice &Olivia -Coley Dress @Shopbop.com ($440.00 SALE $308.00)

Black Halo Marissa Sheath Dress @ Shopbop.com $345.00

Alex Perry Aislinn Dress @modaoperandi.com $1,000.00 SALE $675.00)

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Dec 7, 2019

The Black Pant ….Holiday Style

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Wardrobe basics

Day 2 of The Holiday Quick List (Your complete guide to wardrobe staples)  (tah dah dah dah..)The Tuxedo Pant..

Before you start yawning and dismiss the tuxedo pant, might I just say that this little baby can make you appear taller, slimmer and chic as can be when  it fits to perfection and worn with a bit of a heel. The tuxedo pant is instantly versatile and can be dressed up or down.

Dress it up with a feminine tuxedo jacket or a great fitting blazer. Dress it down with a simple sweater,blouse or camisole.

I’ve selected three great pairs today all around the $100.00 price point.

If you just can’t embrace the tuxedo pant and want something a bit more high fashion, scroll down  and see my suggestion that should quell your couture craving.

Black Ultra Slim Fit Tuxedo Pant @Little black tux ($99.00)

Tuxedo Pleat Tapered Pant @White House Black Market ($99.00)

 

Marlowe Tuxedo Pant from The Dessy Group $125.00)

For the woman looking for a dressy tapered “tuxedo inspired” look with a bit of high fashion you might want to consider the pant from Retrofete available at Shopbop.

Retrofit Tally Pant @ Shopbop $385.00

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Dec 5, 2019

Holiday Quick List… The Tuxedo Jacket

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Category: Fashion Fashion tips Uncategorized

The Tuxedo Jacket is a closet staple. It’s oh so chic, sleek and versatile. Trust me when I say that this is one wardrobe piece that you will wear for years to come.  You can dress it up or down and it can be  paired with a multitude of items depending on the occasion and your preference.

If you have a black tie event, than by all means go GLAM and wear the jacket with a slim fitting tuxedo pant. You can also pair your tuxedo jacket with a long or short skirt,  a pair of sleek leather pants or  even your basic jeans (preferably  in black) .

Tuxedo jackets are available at every price point and can be made to look even more expensive  by having it tailored to fit. Pay special attention  before you purchase to jacket details with special consideration on the lining of the jacket. A fully lined tuxedo jacket creates a more steam lined  silhouette and  isn’t that the whole point of wearing a tuxedo jacket -to look as sleek and chic as possible!

 

Dolce &; Gabbana Tuxedo Jacket @ Italist.com $1,821.00 Sale:$1375.75

Ralph Lauren Resort 2019 $1,990.00 Available at Ralph Lauren.com

Zara Tuxedo Jacket $89.90

DKNY Satin Trim Tuxedo Jacket Net-a-porter.com $245.00

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Dec 4, 2019

12 Days of Holiday Style-The Quick List

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

“I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!”

The holidays are a busy and often stressful time because let’s face it…there’s just so much to get done. Most of us can multi-task like the best of them but oftentimes we put ourselves last and when that magic hour arrives and we need to get dressed for a holiday party the expression “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR” is often verbalized in a panic as we shift through out jam packed closet. Does any of this sound familiar?

As a Style Service Announcement, I thought it might be helpful to provide a QUICK LIST of Holiday Style. These wardrobe basics will  help you pull together  a holiday look in a matter of minutes and ensure that you  look fabulous for whatever holiday soiree you’re attending.

As an extra bonus, I’ll be featuring one item from the LIST per day with resources and examples to inspire you.

Welcome to the Quick List and 12 days of Holiday Style.

 

 

12 Days of Style-Your Holiday Quick List

  1. Tuxedo Jacket
  2. Black Pant  -Preferably slim fitting pant with a tapered hem.
  3. Festive holiday skirt
  4. Black Dress or  as it’s called LBD
  5. Holiday Dress or Jumpsuit
  6. Dressed UP Denim
  7. Sweater  (Solid color in beautiful Cashmere)
  8. Blouse  in a luxurious fabrication
  9.  Shoes with some sparkle Preferably with a heel.
  10. Small handbag  (SMALL not your everyday bag with a bit of bling or in a pretty fabrication)
  11. Faux Fur wrap/Shawl/Pashmina and/ or Holiday Outwear
  12. Jewelry..think BLING!..necklaces, earrings, bracelets but not all worn at once. stay tuned….

 

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