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Tis’ the Season for Style

Happy December! It’s that time of the year again, and were as excited as ever! The holidays are here, and so are the oh-so-good holiday styles. From ruby red to crystal whites, this season were going to give you some of the best looks to wear at your holiday party this year!

WHITE NOW

Romanticized and timeless, a white dress is the look this season. I mean model and actress Elisa Sednaoui should be enough for you to know its a MUST. You can easily balance an embroidered version with a striking noir-accented accessory.

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SHINE BRIGHT

The only real way you know its the holiday season is sparkling sequins. Follow Dree Hemingway’s lead and go for a dress in single treatment color or really make a statement in a rainbow-hued design like Sonia Rykiel’s dress. Either way sparkling sequins is fabulous for this time of year just like your Christmas shopping.

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RUBY RED BABY

Now, in order for you to be the Chanel of the season you must have ruby red jewels. These are essential for an holiday outfit. Update your jewelry collection with traditional blood-red rubies. A modern style ring or a delicate pair of studs look both fresh and glamorous.

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KEEP IT CLASSIC, BEAUTY

Get noticed with a princess worthy trifecta or hair and make-up touches. Boldly colored lips, look-at-me lashes, and of course a bejeweled headband are the perfect combination to obtain a crowning beauty moment.

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PARTY PERFECTION

For the most subdues occasions, a rich burgundy dress in devorè or textured lace is the picture of chic. Go glam like editorial and art connoisseur Dasha Zhukova and wear yours with metallic platforms and a sleek clutch. Vintage-y gold jewelry leads an old-world touch as well.

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RAZZLE DAZZEL

Bold jewels were the accessory du jour on the runways and make for the ultimate evening companions.

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STYLE STAR: LILY ALDRIDGE

The Nashville based model and mom is known as much for her inspired red-carpet classics as for her elegant, rock-inspired looks. Here, she shares her holiday evening style with a rock-n-roll inspired sparkling dress, as well as a Christmas pink chic gown for the weekend party.

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Sevenly

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As we are in the middle of the holiday season, giving is a topic that is most likely at the forefront of our minds. As you shop for those last minute gifts this holiday season, take a look at a brand that has always had giving at the forefront of their minds. Sevenly is an online company that was created in 2011 by four people with a simple purpose: give back to those in need. Each week, Sevenly devotes itself to a different charity, raising awareness and funds. For every item purchased from Sevenly, seven dollars is donated to the charity that is being featured that week. In total, Sevenly has given over $4,086,836 to a multitude of charities from the purchases that have been made from their company. Some of these charities include Operation Christmas Child, Show Hope, Freedom Firm, Mercy Ships, Autism Speaks, Mocha Club, and Stand for the Silent. The company motto is, “People Matter.”

Sevenly mixes fashion with generosity and awareness. Every item is carefully designed to represent a specific charity or the idea of giving. The company has created cute and comfortable clothes that are perfect for every day wear.  If you are looking for the perfect loose and causal tee with a little bit of flair, the Bikes Brings Freedom Flowy V-Neck is the perfect option. This shirt was originally created to support the Girl Up Charity, a charity that helps provide bikes for young girls in Malawi to get to school in a way that can help them avoid gender-based violence and long travel distances on foot. You may also want to take a look at the, Be The Change Flowy Raglan, which donates to Sevenly’s weekly campaigns. For a cute way to accessorize a simple outfit, try the Love Nail Tree-Weapon of Story Camera necklace. This fashionable piece from Love Nail Tree is featured for a limited time by Sevenly to donate to the weekly campaign.

Every piece from Sevenly not only makes a fashion statement, but a statement of hope and change as well. This company took their love of style and mixed it with their love for people to create a brand that can make a difference. Sevenly uses style, seven days, and seven dollars to change the world.

Holiday Craft Markets

It’s that time of the year again!! With holidays such as Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years the list of people to get gifts for can be over whelming, especially when searching for thoughtful gifts. Thankfully, in New York there are four holiday markets that can assist in finding gifts for everyone; Columbus Circle, Union Square, Bryant Park’s Winter Village, and Grand Central Station. Each market is individually different, and all can spark holiday spirit. The booths mostly consist of small local businesses. Often the owners themselves are working their booth. Providing the unique ability to learn the story behind their many products.

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market, located at West 59th and Central Park West, is going on until December 24th. It is a perfect place to enjoy a hot chocolate or apple cider, shop for gifts and spend time with friends and family. Fun items such as chocolates, handcrafted accessories, and apparel can be found at Columbus Circle.

The Union Square Holiday Market, is between Broadway and University Place from 14th St. to 17th and also goes until December 24th. This large market houses 100 merchants that have hand crafted unique items. This is definitely the place to be, skip the department store crowds and find an individual handmade gift.

Bryant Park’s Winter Village is situated at 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue and is open until January 5th. It is a European open-air inspired market that includes boutiques with exquisite ideas. The kiosks are along the parks alleys and terrace surrounding the ice-skating rink. A wonderful place to stroll and spend the afternoon.

Grand Central Station Holiday Fair fills the Vanderbilt Hall until December 24th. This fair operates indoors, making it much more appealing on a snowy day. It offers a wonderful array of gifts including art, clothing for adults and children, handbags, jewelry, accessories for men and women, bath and body items, home goods, collectible toys, holiday items and gifts for pets.

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Where are the best deals?

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This year, more than ever, holiday shoppers are gearing up for the fantastic deals Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring. However, one question remains…Which will have better deals? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best deals high-end retailers have to offer this year and it looks like it’s going to be pretty even. But what do you think? Are you pumped up for Black Friday or cooling your jets for Cyber Monday?

Let’s take a look at some great sales happening this Holiday season.

 

BLACK FRIDAY-Brick & Mortar

Nordstrom

Starting Thursday, November 27th, select brands will be on sale in stores. Then on Friday, the 28th, an extra 20% off will be added to the already marked down sale items. That means double savings!! In addition, Nordstrom is offering free shipping and free returns.

Macys

This Friday, handbags and accessories will be getting an extra percentage off! The exact number has not been confirmed (the anticipation is killing us!) but be on the look out for designer brands such as Dooney and Bourke, COACH, and Michael Kors.

*New York Specials*

Carlo Pazolini

All four NYC locations will have 40% off ALL in-store items. This includes, Italian lifestyle women’s and men’s shoes and accessories. Very rarely do designer items go on sale, so be sure to take advantage of this amazing sale.

NYGARD

If you needed a reason to head over to Times Square this Black Friday, now you have one. Get an extra 25% off their Holiday collection and enjoy a designer sample sale. Women’s tops starting at $10, sweaters at $20, and dresses & coats at $30.

Bird

All three NYC locations will be offering 30-40% off select merchandise. This includes items from designers such as Alexander Wang, Rachel Comey, and Band of Outsiders, As well as accessories from Pamela Love, Proenza Schouler, and more.

 

CYBER MONDAY- Online

Kate Spade

Kate Spade is actually in the midst of a sale they are calling “Surprise Sale” that includes handbags and other small accessories up to 75% off. This sale is good through Sunday, November 29th.

Ralph Lauren

High quality basics will be receiving an additional 25% off items previously marked down on Black Friday. Again this is double savings on designer items-this almost never happens! Sale items will include “winter-ready outerwear” and shoes.

Tommy Hilfiger

This is another clothing store expected to have their best sales on Monday rather than Friday. A percentage is yet to be announced, but if it’s anything like last year where prices were cut in half, we will definitely be there.

Michael Kors

Starting now, there is 50% off all bags-yes, ALL bags. In addition, some retailers such as Nordstrom, will be offering 50% off apparel and select outlets will offer up to 70% off! In addition, all online orders will receive free shipping, no minimum required.

*Sneak Peek of Online Sales (Select retailers)*

Uggs 50% off

COACH 66% off

Louis Vuitton 50% off

North Face 62% off

 

Now, this is just a little taste of some of the amazing deals happening in the next few days. Unfortunately for us, many sales will not be announced until the morning of, but that makes it all the more exciting right!? For those of you unable to make the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, not to worry! Many retailers will continue their sales though December so there will be plenty of time to snag those Holiday treats!

 

Enjoy!!