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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:

How to Elevate a Sweatshirt

How to elevate a Sweatshirt

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 have seen a whole new side of the off-duty go-to: sweatshirts looking chic and elegant, and not anything like you’re on the way to the gym.

This season the love affair with sweatshirts continues with The Elevated Sweatshirt.

How do you elevate a Sweatshirt?

Well, sweatshirts can be elevated by stylish shapes or fancy decorations, with split seams, trendy sleeve emphasis, graphics or tweaked proportions.

They can also be elevated by how you style them!

Layered:  This is a more tailored, feminine take on the trend, and an easy way to try out wearing the look. Perfectly preppy, reach for a slimmer fit, crew neck sweatshirt and layer it over a collared shirt.  I love layering with collars that have fun details or embellishments.

Vintage Look: A vintage sweatshirt (or vintage looking sweatshirt) is always a good idea. Pair with flouncy skirts, jeans, pajama pants, trousers, leather skirts, layer them over a dress or under a denim jacket.

Lampshading: Lampshading is the pairing of boots with a large or oversized sweatshirt —it has been blowing up on Instagram. The oversized top is meant to make the silhouette of a lampshade in comparison to the wearer’s legs.

With a Skirt: Opposites attract. This look is a great mix of feminine and masculine, edgy and sporty.

How will you style your sweatshirts this season?

Deal Alert:  These blue velvet booties are another one of my killer TJ Maxx scores!  I snagged them for $22. Seriously TJ Maxx has the best shoe deals right now!

elevated sweatshirt

elevated sweatshirt

How to elevate a sweatshirt

how to elevate a sweatshirt

velvet booties

How to elevate a sweatshirt

What I’m Wearing: “The WHO- Kids are Alright” Vintage Sweatshirt | TOPSHOP Baker Boy Hat | MODCLOTH Plaid Swing Skirt | Nine West Velvet Bootie (These aren’t available online but I found them last week at TJ Maxx for $22) | TOPSHOP Chainmail Shoulder Bag | Sweater Tights | X The Band Bandana |

Click to SHOP some of my Top Picks in Sweatshirts:

How to Add Color, Texture and Shine to Your Look

One secret every stylist knows is that color, texture and shine are the keys to giving your look depth.

When an outfit feels flat or that it’s “missing something”, try incorporating accessories, layering pieces and shoes that add color, texture or shine. This will give your outfit depth, which makes it look more interesting, eye-catching and “special”.

Texture is all about combining different materials that will create contrast and balance.   It’s about paying attention to the fabric’s details. It’s about balancing the hard and the soft.  Remember that opposites attract and beauty can be found in the contrast!  Smooth with rough, leather with lace.  It can be as simple as combining prints or layering different types of fabrics to compliment each other.

Color can be anything from adding a POP of color or skillfully pairing multiple shades in the same color family.  For Fall I love to play with a warm earthy pallet like  rusts, burgundies, forest greens, golds and browns.  The colors look lux and give off some serious Fall Vibes!

Shine doesn’t have to be full on disco ball.  It could be adding a glossy lipstick, pairing a metallic accented shoe, shiny beaded details and/or layering in a shimmery jacket.

Once you start experimenting with color, texture and shine you’ll see how easy it is!

I swear you will get more compliments than ever before on your look. Pieces you have worn a million times and were tired of will be reinvented and have new life!

Stylist’s Tip: Fishnets are hot again and one of the easiest ways to add in more texture! Try rockin’ this classic leg wear to add a bit of edge to an otherwise ladylike look.

Deal Alert:  I scored this brocade bootie for $25 at TJ Maxx this week and saw it at DSW for $139.99 the next day.  If you are looking for fun booties at a great price head to TJ Maxx they have a crazy good selection right now!

How to add Color Texture and Shine

Adding color, texture and shine to your look

How to add color, texture and shine to your look

How to add Depth to Your Look

Color, Texture and Shine

Color, Texture and Shine

Add Color texture and Shine to your Look

What I’m Wearing: Nanette Lepore Lace Sheath Dress (this one is from a couple season’s ago BUT H&M has an almost identical one in-store- it’s not available on-line)  | Miss Selfridge Cocktail Jacket (similar found here) | TOPSHOP High Neck Blouse (similar found here) | Alexander McQueen De-Manta Clutch | Franco Sarto Jubilee Brocade Bootie | Marilyn Monroe Fishnets |

Click to Shop some key pieces to add Color, Texture and Shine to your look this season:

Faux Fur Trend

Faux Fur Trend

Being fake is the hottest trend this season.

Faux Fur, the fabric that was once considered too “costumey” now makes a chic sustainable statement and even the big kids on the Fashion block want to play.

Last month fashion powerhouse Gucci announced that they will be going fur free starting with their Spring 2018 Collection. They will be joining the ranks of other key designers such as Stella McCartney, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, and Net-A-Porter, who have all gone fur free and work exclusively with faux fur when adding fur looks to their collections.

The Faux fur trend made a major showing across all the Fall 2017 collections is almost every form.  Faux Fur flew on the runway at Miu Miu who presented fluffy, fun oversize furry coats and coat collars, punctuated by fur rain hats and bubble newsboy caps and flat fur boots in a range of kitchy colors while MSGM added sport racing inspired stripes to bold colorful faux fur jackets and Tadshi Shoji took a ladylike approach by pairing detachable fluffy pink fur collars with beautiful brocade jackets.

Whether it be a jacket trimmed in fur de faux, a full-on shaggy muppet inspired coat or an easy to add in faux fur scarf, a faux fur topper is one of the quickest ways to add insta-glam and street-style credentials to your look.

Stylists Tip: a faux fur collar or scarf with a pop of color can transform the look of a jacket.  Add one in under the collar of a blazer that needs a little boost or to add depth to a look that feels a bit too minimal.  Pair with a range of fabrics: tweeds, velvets, leathers and even denim looks more glam with a fluffy faux fur add on.

Faux Fur Trend Fall 2017

Faux Fur 2017

Chloe Sunglasses

Faux Fur Trend

Faux Fur Trend

What I’m Wearing: MODCLOTH Velvet Blazer (similar found here) | She Inside Floral Dress (similar found here) |TOPSHOP Faux Fur Stole (similar found here) | INC Bootie | Joe Fresh Burgundy Crystal Necklace | Chloe Sunglasses | TOPSHOP Velvet Bag (similar found here) |

Click Below to SHOP some of my Favorite Faux Fur Finds this season: 

Kate Young x Tura

Fashion eyewear leader Tura has teamed up with celebrity stylist Kate Young to create a collection that exudes an effortlessly cool retro vibe.

While designing the collection Young focused on sunglasses and eyeglasses that she herself would want to wear while scouring vintage stores all over the world for inspiration. The resulting collection (Young’s third with Tura), includes cat-eye, round and square styles in both sunglasses and opticals plus a childrens collection of which a portion of proceeds go to the Child Mind Institute, a non-profit that works to improve children’s mental healthcare.

“This Collection continues to pair vintage references with updated silhouettes to create a unique, memorable look that will withstand the test of time”, states Young ” I want her to feel glamorous even on the most casual of days, and I think this Collection achieves just that”.

I’ve been writing about Fall Fashion trends for the past few months so you already know that 60s and 70s inspiration are HUGE for Fall 2017.  Every single style from this fantastic collaboration pairs perfectly with Fall’s fascination with all things retro.

I am super impressed with the smart thoughtful details throughout the collection such as metal tips on the frames and easy cat eye lift that gives the classic wayfarer-esc silhouette new life.

There are SO many must-haves in this collection, it’s going to be tough to narrow it down to just one, but then again who says you have to?

What I’m Wearing: Kate Young for Tura JANINE Sunglasses | Ulla Johnson Floral Print Top | MODCLOTH Just This Sway Midi Skirt | Donald J Pliner Bucket Bag | Chloe Platform Wedge |

Visit Tura.com for a list of retailers near you.

Click Below to SHOP a Few of my Favorite Kate Young x Tura styles: