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How To Have a Perfectly Stylish Casual Christmas

by Tammy Gibson December 23, 2011

Casual Christmas



Planning to stay home for Christmas this year?  Make the best of it, create some memories, cuddle by the fire and take some great pictures to preserve the memory! Dress casual and comfy with the same twist of personality you should be wearing every time you get dressed!  The key to a chic casual look for a stylish casual Christmas is a great sweater!  (And, I’m not speaking of a sweater with a reindeer on it!)

This Michael Kors Belted Cardigan is the perfect fashion solution to keep you warm and looking fabulous. Wear over jeans, leggings or a maxi dress! Be sure your top is simple and fitted so the sweater takes center stage!


Kate Spade knows how to make simple special! Get inspired by this Matigale Bow Sweater and wear a look that will make you feel as special as you are! I love the sweater paired with a skirt of simple lines but it will also look fabulous with your best jeans!


If you prefer a classic look, a structured cardigan is lovely.  Instead of neutral, go for a vibrant color that enhances your mood like this Olympic Blue Pointelle Argyle Pattern Cardigan!  You’ll really stand out in family photos!  


Love more of a boho chic vibe? Wear a poncho!  The asymmetric shape of this Heidi Poncho is interesting and pairs well with your favorite skinny jeans!  Add a long statement necklace, like that shown in the picture, to dress up the look.  *A poncho is not recommended if you are cooking!



Three more tips to help you look great for a casual Christmas celebration:

1. Once you decide on which sweater style to wear, make sure your bottom compliments the look.  If the sweater is more fitted, your bottom can be full like an aline skirt or flare jeans.  If your sweater is full then pair with skinny jeans, a pencil skirt or leggings.


2. Wear statement jewelry: choose a ring, necklace or earrings but only one piece needs to make a statement.


3. Wear shoes, not slippers (at least for the majority of the day!). You’ll feel more dressed with shoes (it is a special day, afterall!).  Skip the flats and go for heels, you’ll look fabulous! 


Merry, Stylish Christmas!


Love & Hugs,


Christmas gifts for your BFF $25 or less

by Lindsey Holder December 13, 2011

Fabulous Christmas finds for your friends can be grueling in itself. Finding the perfect gift $25 or less? A challenge I am up to!


Here are my FIVE Holiday gift recommends for your BFF this year!

FIVE Holiday gift recommends for your BFF


1} Nails Inc. London:  $25 (special Holiday price)
This 3 piece sparkly set includes silver, gold and purple tones. Glittery holiday nails are the ultimate accessory to any chic party outfit!


2}Frenchi Waffle Knit Infinity Scarf: $22
A box from Nordstrom will put a smile on any BFF when they are presented their gift! This chunky warm waffle knit scarf is available in rich seasonal colors of Rust Marsala, Black, Olive burnt, Blue Moroccan and Camel.


3}The Hunger Games book by Suzanne Collins $17.99
Nothing like a good book to connect with a friend about. My BFF would NOT stop talking about this book & has officially got me hooked! Talking about the characters, plot and upcoming movie (yay!) are ideal lunch convo. And plus, it’s reading….LOVE!


4}Skinnygirl White Cranberry Cocktail (21 Years or older): $13.99
Thank you Bethenny Frankel {link:} for allowing us to have a cocktail and still fit into our skinny jeans!  With 100 calories per 4 ounce serving, this makes THE perfect girlfriend gift! Super cute packaging that looks like a gift in itself!


5}Movie Tickets: $25
What better way to spend the afternoon than with a friend at the movies? Upcoming friend friendly flicks are New Year’s Eve (perfect Holiday timing!) Hunger Games (duh!) ( Snow White & the Huntsman (can’t WAIT!)




Faux Pas or Fashionably Fab: Festive Sweaters

by Kelly Glenn November 17, 2011

My favorite trend this winter isn’t for everyone – but I think you should totally give it a try.

Christmas sweaters

We’ve all attended them. Those ‘ugly sweater’ parties where everyone heads over to Goodwill or, heaven forbid, the far depths of your closet in search of the tackiest Christmas sweater likely knitted and gifted with love by your precious (and somewhat senile) grandmother.

Or far worse, that one perfect family who sends that absolutely delightful family Christmas card featuring a portrait of their said perfect family (dog included) in matching Christmas sweaters and blue jeans all smiling and looking (unnaturally) happy against a backdrop of fall trees or the sandy beach.

Tacky, right? But lately I’m obsessed with these sweaters. I want to wear them every day, in fact. And who doesn’t love a nice big comfy sweater? Pair it with a nice pair of wool leggings and some riding boots. Totally chic, right?

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