Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday Red Dress (See Jane Wear)

black halo dress  - also here (shop more black halo here), valentino pumps - on sale! (shop nude pumps here),
chanel bag (shop vintage chanel here)
I couldn't BE more festive (said in my best Chandler Bing voice).

Whether it's an upcoming holiday soiree or a New Year's Eve bash, a red dress couldn't be more appropriate.  It's such a statement and people really do take notice to the little red dress; it commands attention.  So how 'bout it...will you be wearing a red dress this holiday season?  You have until Valentine's Day to decide (shop red dresses HERE).  Speaking of the little red dress, here are some of my favorites from around the web:

Monday, December 5, 2016

Suede OTK Boots (See Jane Wear)

stuart weitzman boots, old alc dress (similar here and here), similar navy coat (and love this slouchy topshop one), 
sunglasses, chanel bag (similar), nars 'dragon girl' lip pencil
My pair of black Stuart Weitzman 'lowland' boots were a no-brainer.  I bought them three years ago from Nordstrom and the CPS (cost per wear) is insanely low--they might even be free by now (thanks, Chicago winters)!  When the 'thighland' debuted this fall at Nordstrom, I knew I had to add them to my repertoire--that cognac suede and low (see: walkable) heel just spoke to me.  Plus, I knew if I wore them as much as my black OTK boots, they'd be well worth it.  So far so good, plus I have a long winter ahead of me. (And if you're worried about suede in the winter, a suede protectant spray from any drugstore before you wear will suffice.)

I realize that the price of these boots isn't always justifiable but you're in luck, because at Nordstrom there are so many great alternatives (but I can personally vouch for how awesome the Stuart Weitzman OTK boots have treated me over the years).  Here is my running list of other great OTK boots that you can add to your collection just in time for winter:

steve madden - same color and heel height!
sole society - a more rugged version of my pair
dune london - a lighter color but chic nonetheless
via spigia - a chunkier heel, but would look awesome with jeans
marc fisher - a close replica in a neutral taupe
hinge - perfect heel height and slightly rounded toe

It goes without saying that these would make a great gift, too.  Shoes can be a personal gift (there's something about feet...) but if you nail it, you're forever golden.  So, trust me on the above pairs and if you have sizing questions on the Stuart Weitzman pairs, let me know (I purchased my normal size in both pairs).  Nordstrom's last shipping day for guaranteed Christmas delivery is December 23!

*Thanks to Nordstrom for partnering with those post!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Gearing Up For The Holidays (See Jane Get Merry)

This is your official warning: it's December.  I know - I'll let you take that in for a moment.  If you're like me, you're about to launch into a frenzy to get everything done.  My advice: get it done but take some moments to enjoy yourself.  So, order those Christmas cards (these are mine - aren't my boys precious?) this weekend, get them out within the week, bake those holiday treats and blast your favorite Christmas music as loud as you can.  

Minted is my one stop shop for both holiday cards and also gifts for the grandparents (15% all gifts until 12/12!).  They make the cutest collages and will even frame them for you - does it get any easier than that? Full disclosure: Minted gifted me these holiday cards, but I've bought them myself from them for the past three years and would have bought them again this year .  I promise you won't be disappointed with the customer service, design selections and turnaround time.

Check out my card from last year, too: