Currently Craving: Metallics

Currently Craving: Metallics
The evolution of metallics from just a pocket watch or a bauble around a woman’s neck to ready-to-wear pieces (Celine, Burberry, Matthew Williamson, DVF) is a truly beautiful thing. Lately I have been particularly drawn to metallic footwear, in all shapes and styles with a gold, silver, rose gold, copper or bronze glimmer. Here is a round-up of some of my favorites right now… enjoy!
1. Rebecca Minkoff 2. Dolce Vita (under $100!) 3. Jimmy Choo 4. Rebecca Minkoff 5. Tory Burch 6. Kate Spade 7. Cole Haan (love citrus laces!) 8. Coach 9. Rag & Bone 10. BCBG ($50!) 11. Michael Kors
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Currently Craving: Gloves

Gloves and mittens are a tricky accessory – I used to maintain the belief that they were merely a hindrance, a superfluous addition that served virtually the same purpose as pockets (which I am able to insert and remove my hand from with ease when I need to). On the other hand (har har), I feel I am missing a shopping, er fashion, opportunity… Well, that and how amazing are leather gloves for clapping at a hockey game? Thus, here is a round-up of some mittens and gloves that I am just dying to get my hands on in…

Currently Graving: Gloves
Clockwise from top (Tan Leather): Mulberry, Miu Miu, French Connection, Causse Gantier, Tory Burch, Rag & Bone, Cole Haan, Bruno Cucinelli, Vivienne Westwood, Lanvin, Burberry, Coach, and Asos (the Must-Have)
P.S. Hope you all had a great weekend!

1 Piece 3 Ways: NYE Dress

So despite the inevitable let-down of New Years Eve, you went ahead and purchased the metallic, sequined, over-the-top dress anyway… But, noisemakers have been popped, champagne has been consumed, and the ball has dropped so now what? Will this illustrious purchase gather dust until next year… or realistically 2016, when it is safe to (I can’t believe I’m even saying this) repeat again? The horror…

Forget that plan! Instead, why not wear that bedazzled NYE dress now, tomorrow, the next day? Here are three different ways to style that New Years Eve number for other occasions in 2013:

1 Piece 3 Ways: NYE Dress
1. Cocktail party – Another cocktail party on the horizon? This time, mix your textures – This velvet blazer with a NYE sequined dress adds interest to the outfit. A statement necklace won’t compete with the golden shimmers, but keep the rest of the outfit clean – sheer tights and sleek pumps are the perfect complements.
Burberry Dress, Ted Baker Blazer, Meredith Wendell Necklace, Louboutin Pumps, Hive & Honey Ring, and Kotur clutch
2. Night out with the girls – Still haven’t tried the dress over pants look? Well now’s your chance… Leather leggings are a chic and warmer alternative to tights. Top it off with a military-inspired parka to help dress-down the sparkle, and add a roomy purse, booties, and a wide-belt to complete this alternative, night-out look.
Burberry Dress, Topshop Leggings, Elizabeth & James Parka, Jerome C. Rousseau Booties, Marni belt (black version), Fossil bag, Banana Republic Earrings, and Guess Watch
3. Weekend warrior – My personal favorite. Layering a sweater and scarf over a dress (even one with sequins) is a comfortable but cute winter-weekend look. Pair burgundy stockings with your flat, lace-up booties to take your girly sparkles into boho territory. Funky jewelry completes this chic look.
Burberry Dress, Malene Birger Sweater (similar), Orchid Floral scarf (similar), Pull & Bear socks (similar), Madison Harding booties, Versace bag, Pamela Love earrings, Meredith Wendell dot ring 

Thanksgiving Style Inspiration

What to Wear: Thanksgiving Edition
Whether your Thanksgiving feast is fancy or laid-back, I’ve got you covered with three different outfit ideas for the upcoming holiday.
Look 1: If a dress is required, opt for something easy and fluid, like this All Saints jersey dress (LOVE the asymmetrical hem!).  Combining grays and browns is modern, and it looks very luxe… It is a great way to take a simple gray dress like this and bump it up a notch for the holiday. Add delicate gold jewelry and comfortable leopard flats to pull it all together.
AllSaints Dress, Rag & Bone Belt, J.Crew Leopard Flats, Gorjana Necklace, Chloe Ring, PS Bag
Look 2: Holidays are an opportunity for dressing up, right? Try a feminine midi-skirt with a slim metallic-gray tank. The skirt speaks for itself, so top the look off with a similar gray-hued coat for minimalist chic. The finishing touches? Ankle booties and a stack of multi-metallic bangles.
Lanvin Skirt, Valentino Tank, Zero + Maria Cornejo Coat, Balenciaga Booties, Barneys NY Trouser Socks, BCBG Envelope Clutch, Miss Selfridge Bangles
Look 3: Planning to eat A LOT and lounge on the couch watching football? (Me too…) Then jeans, a cozy sweater, and a chic scarf is the look for you. Heeled leather booties and gold accessories, like this watch and jeweled studs, dress the look up a little.
D & G Jeans, Burberry Brit Sweater, Lanvin Scarf, Mango Booties, Michael Kors Watch, Target Studs

What are you planning to wear? Tell me in the comments!