Red, Green and Holiday All Over

Holiday Dressing

I love the Holiday Season and holiday dressing is one of my favorite things.

The holidays are the PERFECT time of year to combine new, old, vintage and designer into a fa la la tastic look.

Holiday dressing doesn’t have to be ALL over-the-top kitsch (aka ugly Christmas Sweaters and Tinsel Crowns) it can also be chic and subtle.

Try taking a current trend and incorporating it into your holiday look.

Folkloric details such as embroidery, ruffles and high necklines are truly having a moment right now.  Fashion inspired by the artisans of yesteryear has been spotted everywhere from Paris to Milan with luxury brands such as Gucci reviving folksy fashion elements.

Folksy details create a rich color story with fabrics that look as if they’ve been woven by hand and embroidered with care.

I personally am totally digging this vintage revival and something about it makes it PERFECT for holiday dressing.

It was love at first sight for me and this Unique Vintage dress.

When I first saw it I thought “Hello, Patsy Cline”.

…but once it arrived I realized that this dress is even more amazing and so much more versatile than I originally thought.  When paired with my favorite Christmasy-red vintage Pendleton cape it takes on an oh-so on-trend Austrian folksy Christmas vibe.  The green sleeves contrasting with the red cape framing the floral embroidery creates a chic vintage holiday mood.

Now all I need is a little snow and a one horse open sleigh to make the season complete!

How will you incorporate a current fashion trend into your holiday dressing?

What to wear for the holidays

Dressing for the Holiday Season

Unique Vintage Dress

Holday Dressing

Donald J Pliner Booties

Unique Vintage Dress

Red Green and Holiday all Over

Holiday Outfit Inspo

What I’m Wearing: Unique Vintage Black & Floral Embroidery Long Sleeve Flare Dress | Donald J Pliner Jorie Velvet Bootie | Kendra Scott Color Bar Ring | 1960s Vintage Pendleton Wool Cape (similar found here)| Nude Fishnet Tights |

Click to SHOP some of My Favorite Folksy Finds PERFECT for Holiday Dressing:

{ 20 Comments }

Dolce & Gabbana Sneaker POP UP SHOP

Dolce & Gabbana Sneaker Pop Up Shop

Super exciting news Las Vegas!

Just in time for the holiday season Italian fashion giants Dolce & Gabbana are opening a sneaker pop up shop in the Forum Shops at Casears Palace.

Known for their often thematic and tongue-in-cheek collections, opulent embellishments, retro femininity and vibrant prints Dolce & Gabbana created this pop up shop to perfectly bridge the gap between streetstyle and couture by allowing shoppers to express their creativity while taking DIY to high fashion heights.

Customization is the the single biggest trend across the board this season and this pop up shop ensures you take “getting crafty” to the next level with an opulent design aesthetic.

Fueled by a passion for the original streetwear style this temporary space (opening Dec. 9 and continuing until early Feb) is a true customisation lab.

Artists are on site to help you tag up your sneakers.  Turn them into a piece of art by adding painted motifs, patches, or colourful stitchings! Add alot or a little to create something completely bespoke.

#DGSNEAKERS

Dolce & Gabbana Sneaker Pop Up Shop

Dolce & Gabbana Sneaker Pop Up Shop Las Vegas

Dolce & Gabbana Sneaker Pop Up Shop Las Vegas

{ 6 Comments }

One of a Kind Gifts at Kemo Sabe

Kemo Sabe Las Vegas Forum Shops

A few months ago I styled a fashion show for Luxury Las Vegas and I recieved a ton of messages on INSTAGRAM asking me where I found the AMAZING cowboy hats and boots I used in the show.

They all came from a hidden little gem at The Forum Shops at Ceasars Palace, Kemo Sabe.

With outposts in Aspen (their flagship) Vail and Las Vegas, Kemo Sabe has established themselves as a leader in contemporary Western Wear by combining old west traditions with fashion forward designs offering unique never duplicated products.

Not just for cowboys, western inspired pieces are one of the biggest trends right now.  Even Victoria’s Secret saddled up to the trend. The global lingerie company invaded Aspen this summer with an army of Angels for its 2017 holiday campaign donning Kemo Sabe’s iconic hats, chaps, belts, and boots.

With this being the season for shopping and with the NFR in town (yee haw) I thought now is the perfect time to share some of my favorite unique finds from Kemo Sabe.

Kemo Sabe True Grit Hats

Kemo Sabe Grit Cowboy Hats.

These hats are EVERYTHING. Each hat is one of a kind and hand-made in the USA. Kemo Sabe scours every square inch of the American West searching for the perfect materials and items from which to craft these gorgeous toppers from start to finish by their in house Milliner. What really sets these hats apart is the cool worn in look they have and the fact that they are fully customizable. Personalize it with a hatband, add dried flowers, or have your initials branded on it!   They will even use their a Hat steamer to shape it just how you want it.

Kemo Sabe True Grit Hats

Speaking of Personalization, Kemo Sabe sports a miniature collection of cattle brands at their ‘Branding Station’.  All cowhide and leather goods can be branded with your initials, small images, or even your family ranch brand if you have one! There’s something for everyone in the family… flasks, giant flasks, koozies, travel kits, journals, handbags, weekend bags, stockings, wallets, etc.  Perfect for gifting!

Kemo Sabe Leather Goods

Kemo Sabe Leather Goods

If you are a frequent reader of my blog you know I am OBSESSED with denim jackets so I lost my mind when I discovered Black Denim.

Artist David Black creates one of a kind custom denim jackets using vintage denim, custom patches and artwork.

Kemo Sabe carries a few of his jackets but this weekend David Black will be HERE in Las Vegas at Kemo Sabe in the Forum Shops (December 8 and 9th) showcasing an entire trunk show of his oh so perfect creations!  The ultimate time to snag one for yourself!

Kemo Sabe David Black Denim Jacket

Black Denim Custom Jacket

Kemo Sabe is Located in the Forum Shops at Caesars near Casa Fuente Cigars.

{ 8 Comments }

Holiday Gifting with Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott Holiday 2017

This season has been full of holly jolly blogger events!

Each one has introduced me to such AMAZING gift ideas that I’m getting all of my holiday shopping done at events and I get to share my top picks with you!  It’s perfect.

Last week I attended a bling bling blogger event at Kendra Scott in Fashion Show where I got up close and personal (yes I seriously tried on everything in the store) with their holiday collection of beautiful bobbles and gorgeous gemstones.

There are a million reasons I love Kendra Scott not only does she make fantastical jewels that are affordable, unique and packed with personality but her company also runs on three core values: Family, Fashion and Philanthropy. With a company mantra of “What Matters to You, Matters to Us”, an emphasis on giving back (they work closely with local charities) and statement jewelry that will make you weak in the knees what isn’t there to love about Kendra Scott!

At Kendra Scott there is a party going on every day with cupcakes and champagne!

The fun is centered around the Color Bar where you can customize and design your own jewelry!  It’s totally bespoke!

Kendra Scott Color Bar

You start by selecting the STYLE -necklace, earrings, bangle or rings and the METAL (choose from rose gold, rhodium, gold or gunmetal).

Kendra Scott Color Bar

and then the COLOR- pick your gemstones.  They have everything from sparkly to slick edgy to girly

Kendra Scott Color Bar

They build it right there while you wait!  Just sip on your champagne and watch the magic happen.  I designed a take-your-breath-away Rhodium ring with a sparkly black gemstone and found the necklace of my dreams (which you saw in my last OOTD).

Kendra Scott Color Bar

Of course the fun doesn’t stop there.  The boutique is full of fabulous finds from jewels to her home collection and I even spied some eye catching cufflinks for the guy in your life.  Take a peek below at some of the pieces I’m adding to my wish list this season.  These are sure to make your loved ones spirits bright this season!

Insider Tip:  Kendra Scott offers Color Bar Parties free of charge. The Kendra Scott folks will provide sips, sweets and give all of your guests 15% off their purchase!  Super fun for a girl’s night, birthday or just a tuesday (lol) all they have to pay for is the piece they design.

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott Holiday

{ 36 Comments }

Fall/Winter’s Must Have Print

Buffalo checks, plaids, and even the typically “summer” print of gingham have become the must have print for Fall/Winter 2017.

Designers incorporated the prints in just about every form on the runways from tailored suiting to oversized slouchy blazers, wide leg trousers, dresses, booties and bags but the magic truly happened when the prints were combined.

At TOD’s there was an oh so British blend of plaid topcoats layered upon buffalo check sweater dresses, at Burberry there were cozy oversized buffalo check coats with contrasting tone on tone gingham arms and at Tory Burch flouncy school girl plaid skirts paired with abstract plaid oversized sweaters created a must-have Fall look.

How do you take this Fall/Winter must-have print trend from runway to reality?

Masterfully mixing prints is intimidating enough, let alone mixing the same print but I have a couple of tricks for making print mash-ups a no-brainer.

  1. Mix the scale and size of the patterns. The same print in different sizes will pair well together, regardless of color scheme.
  2. Have at Least One Color in Common. Basically if you have two prints that share one color that will bring the look together.

It’s seriously that easy.

Right now I’m Obsessed with Buffalo Checks. To me there is something so perfect about them. This quintessential lumber jack print has a rugged, downtown vibe for a cool, new take on the now classic plaid shirt.  So here’s a little demonstration of print mixing with two Buffalo checks.

Whether you wear the trend alone or mixed into a fun pattern play of combinations you can’t go wrong with checks this season.

Stylist’s Tip: I love pairing necklaces with collared shirts but sometimes I have to fuss with the length of the necklace using a twist tie to get it just right.  I finally discovered the PERFECT adjustable necklace!  Kendra Scott uses adjustable sliding bead closures on their necklaces which means you can slide the bead to create whatever length you want!

Fall/Winter 2017 Must Have Print

Fall/Winter's Must Have Print

Fall/Winter's Must Have Print

Buffalo Check

Fall/Winter's Must Have Print

Kendra Scott Necklace

Fall/Winter's Must Have Print

Fall/Winter's Must Have Print

What I’m Wearing: Kendra Scott Statement Necklace | Kendra Scott Color Bar Ring (I designed in store- more about this on the next post)| Ted Baker Knit Skirt (Similar found here)| Modcloth Buffalo Check Jacket (Similar found here) | Woolrich Flannel Shirt | Assets by Spanx Shaping Sheers | Melrose and Market suede boots | Grande Flat White with Almond Milk from Starbucks (LOL) |

Click to SHOP some of my Favorite Buffalo Checks, Plaids and Ginghams this season:

{ 25 Comments }

Surviving the Holidays...

Finding balance and a little time for yourself during the holidays can be difficult at best and impossible for most. We tend to cut back on beauty, missing a hair appointment here and a nail appointment there to save our dollars for gift purchases. The holly jolly holiday season can wreak havoc on your beauty […]

Downtown Summerlin Gift...

Last week I attended THE most AMAZING Blogger event at Downtown Summerlin. This was THE blogger event to top all blogger events.  Seriously they dropped the mic with this one! Myself and a small group of Vegas’ top Influencers and Bloggers were hosted on a Jolly Holiday Gifting tour of the best Downtown Summerlin has […]

How to Elevate a Sweats...

Sometimes a sweatshirt is just what the fashion doctor ordered.  Warm, cozy and basically perfect they are like the comfort food of fashion. Even though it feels like you are taking a fashion break, this off duty staple can be so much more than just a lazy day ensemble. For the past couple seasons we […]

Neiman Marcus Beauty Bl...

Last week I hosted the annual Neiman Marcus Beauty Blogger Holiday Brunch here in Las Vegas. This is one of my favorite events of the year.  We all get to gather in one place, sip some delish cocktails, snack on some AMAZING nibbles and get a sneak peek at the best in holiday beauty gifting. […]