Monthly Archives: November 2011

Luxe

Luxe

Winter Gray & Gold

Winter Gray & Gold

Sales and Holiday Gift Ideas

//I don’t know about some of you, but I am HYPED for Black Friday..or in my case Black Thursday! My plan is to spend time with my wonderful bf and the family, eat an obnoxious amount of food, rest, watch the Longhorns wreck shop on Texas A&M (HOOK’EM!), and then head to my first shopping destination for 9 p.m.!

I’ve been waiting patiently to do some shopping and I’m making a list of items I want to purchase, which includes a new pair of dark blue jeans, a white button-down shirt, a pair of work appropriate animal print pumps, a black or grey wool pea coat, accessories, home decorating items, and oh yeah…christmas presents for my friends and family! 🙂 I don’t plan on getting everything all at once, but it helps to have an idea of what you’re shopping for when you go to these sales because there are so many people and so much going on…you may just get overwhelmed and end up saying “forget this!”

For those of you in Houston who are so inclined to deal with the crowds of frenzied shoppers…one place you may want to try is the Premium Outlet Mall. Many stores are opening at 9 p.m. and here is the complete list.

To check out all the Black Friday ads, check out this website: http://www.theblackfriday.com/ Ideally, I’d like to stop by Macy’s, JCPenny’s, Dillard’s, and Express. H&M is also having a monster sale, though since we don’t have one here I won’t be able to partake in that madness. :\

Holiday Gift Ideas:

Here are some gift ideas for those special, hard to shop for people in your life!

Z Gallerie – Everglades Travel Accessories – Aquamarine.

The main thing I like from this set is the jewelry case because when I travel I tend to carry a lot of jewelry with me and it all goes into old jewelry boxes or zipper pouches. A nice and pretty gift for anyone who travels often.

 

Another Jewelry Holder  – Z Gallerie Victoria Jewelry Box, $19.95

 

Danielle Stevens Monogram Bracelet– $66

This bracelet is very pretty and this seems like a great gift idea for close friends and family.

Marc by Marc Jacobs “Katie” Boxed Pave Turnlock Ring, $68.00 Nordstrom

Polished Parallels Bag in Pink, $44.00 Francesca’s Collections

 

First Lady Bag in Pink, $44.00 Francesca’s Collections

 

Sephora, Ultra Shine Mini Lip Gloss Set, $22 ($67 Value)

More gift ideas to come!

Jess


 

The Look: Casual Friday

//I love casual Fridays! Offices vary on what employees can wear – some allow jeans, while others still prefer business casual or professional dress. Whatever your office environment, dress to impress!

 

 

 

 

Jacket//Arden B; Blouse//Dillard’s; Jeans//TJ Maxx; Shoes//Carlos Santana (DSW); Earrings (old); Belt//Forever 21; Purse & Ring//QVC

Spice

Spice

GoldenRod

GoldenRod

Essential Items To Build Your Wardrobe: Play “Dress” Up

//We’ve all had that experience where you stand in front of your closet and think, “I have NOTHING to wear!” Yet, you’re looking at a closet full of clothes! So what does it mean? It may mean that your closet is disjointed or that you lack key pieces, which serve as the foundation for any “well-rounded” wardrobe. This post will focus on essential dresses to have in your closet. These are the dresses that can be worn for a number of different occasions and paired with a variety of accessories.

Sheath Dress – This dress is a structured dress that follows the contours of the body and is chic and timeless. You can wear one to the office, to a semi-formal luncheon or dinner, a networking happy hour, etc. This type of dress looks best when it hits around the knee and is snug to fit your shape.

Where to Shop//Ann Taylor; Dillard’s; Express; Asos; Victoria Beckham Dress Line

 

Wrap Dress – Wrap dresses are a perfect choice for many women because you can adjust them to fit and flatter your shape. My last look post featured a wrap dress I purchased from Banana Republic and I love it. And reader, Erin, noted that a non-wrinkle wrap dress makes this style even more appealing. Diane Von Furstenburg is known for her wrap dresses for the effortless, everyday woman.

Where To Shop//Banana Republic; Macy’s; Nordstrom; Bluefly.com; Arden B 

 

Little Black Dress – Ah…what is more classic than the little black dress! So Classic. There are many styles to choose from and whether for work or a night out on the town, you can never go wrong with a LBD.

Where To Shop //BCBGMaxazria; bebe; Express; Forever 21

 

The Stunner – With all the talk about timeless and classic pieces, it’s also great to have that one stunner dress – the one that will put all eyes on you when you walk in the room. Bright, bold color, sparkle and shine – Whatever your choice just make sure you wear it with confidence!

Where To Shop//Off 5th Saks; Last Call by Neiman Marcus; H&M; Piperlime.com

~Jess