A blue period isn't always a bad thing! In many cases, it's fun to rock blue with a crisp white as no one can bypass a bit of nautical flavor! Im loving the simple striped tank with cute white shorts! I love this agate bracelet paired with a fab pair of Christian Louboutin! With plans being made for 4th of July you should definitely ensure that you look the perfect part when you're nibbling n treats and waiting for fireworks to come!
Last week after coming back from an amazing night of drinks, I looked up at one of my favorite sites - the Swarovski Crystal ornament that hangs on 5th Ave by Trump Towers. As an Accessories Expert, seeing one of my favorite materials being used as one of the holiday's biggest symbols always gets me in the spirit of things. Last night, Rockefeller Center came alive with the official lighting of the tree! So whether you're into it or not, we are firmly in the Holiday Season as of now (can't wait to see Saks do their holiday presentation which is one of my favorite things as well). So now that the temperatures are only days from falling and it's the first day of December, it's all about rocking that look of trekking through the city. I am a huge fan of shearling and love love this jacket which is decadent and not bulky! Typically, you'll wear your outerwear more than anything else so it is important to invest in this piece. Paired over a pair of jeans it creates a great relaxed look. With the season being full of black, grey, caramel etc for footwear - it's about time to add some color and John Varvatos' work boot has that red that's not over the top! Make the look complete with a simple plaid shirt and you're set!
I can't believe that we're in the last month of the year and yet I'm still thinking about what I should get friends and family while I'm out and about or looking at the Holiday Gift Guide! But today is a huge day as we're apart of Holiday Blog-a-Day. Not only are we presenting great items that are perfect for the holiday season, but I'm showing you how they can be worn and of course, we're going to give a bag away as well! So it's a good day for everyone involved! Below are three of my favorite looks that work well with my top 3 choices in bags.
THE LIFE OF THE PARTY
This is for all those that are looking to go to a classic party after work or during the weekend. I'm a huge fan of a cute black little number and then popping in color wherever I can. The Christina dress by Coco Bourgeoisie is not only the perfect black dress but has the pop of golden color that's perfect for any evening on the town! This is the essential dress that combines the ladies who lunch with the woman whose eye is the focus of the party. The Swarovski Crystal Amethyst earrings add a little whimsy with the entire outfit. But I love that the Op Art Layered Darcy Clutch by Coach has the cute fringe and brings such a sweet look to a dramatic outfit that has sheerful playfulness to it. This is something that will turn heads and with a pair of amazing heels, you're a photo op waiting to happen!
WORKING IT IN STYLE
I may go to a lot of functions but when I'm not, I'm all about staying chic and being warm when I'm working in Starbucks, going to Editors meetings and more. I kid you not if black and grey were taken out of my color scheme I wouldn't know what to wear. Although I could go completely grey, how about adding pops of unexpected color like blue! The Audrey Grey Tote is such a cute little bag and I love the strap with all of the hardware with the fab antiqued effect. It's a fun bag to pair with leggings, a cozy sweater and a pair of over the knee boots! But you know that I can't stop there simple doesn't mean that you can't have a fun look! First off this sweater begs for something on the wrists and this hand crocheted beaded bracelet is the perfect compliment! Same Sky has gorgeous beaded pieces that come in various shades and not only make you look fab from day to night but it works to support the women in African villages by allowing them to work and to make money to feed their families - it's social good at its best. You know I love keeping it natural and when it comes to my favorite stone, make mine agate! These raw Blue Agate pendants by Cynthia Rybakoff are so edgy with pops of charm that they are the perfect way to top off your look no matter where you're going or heading to. Nepali By TDM Designs scarves a nice item to wrap up in or to tie around the arms of your bag as you're running in and out. Once again, your supporting women weavers of the country and also supporting their craftsmanship! Simple, classic and yet you look like you came off a magazine.
THE ESSENTIALS ON YOUR LIST
Now this spread is an ode to my go to looks! You must have an awesome bag that works well with you, can carry all of your necessities and references your mood. The Sabrina Satchel in yellow will come in handy when all we see is grey and white outside - you'll definitely stand out! In addition, you must have a pair of boots and I am a fan of anthing over the knee - this pair from Tory Burch is AMAZING. Of course you have to have a bracelet - for me make it chunky and the ring is an absolute essential - be the conversation piece in order to generate conversation!
Coach has a variety of items that are perfect for gifting and are great to build your closet as well! Check out their collection for the holiday season and stay tuned to my tweets @cocoabebe to find out how one of these items can be yours! We will give a Coach bag away on Dec 24th to those who leave a reply about how they like to accessorize their bag. Do you have to choose the perfect wallet, do you change your key fob? One winner will be randomly selected the morning of Christmas Eve so get your answers up!
***UPDATE*** Congratulations Molly M! Send us an email so that we can send you your Coach bag! Happy Holidays and thanks to everyone that participated. Our contest if officially closed.
Today's spread has a lot going on in but it's serving as my personal check list and as always, you can click the links to see more about the pieces that I have selected. On Sat, I celebrated my 30th birthday and I'm actually in the Parker Ruffle Racer Top (you'll also see it in my reality episode as well which comes out later this fall) which is definitely a great staple year around but I love the idea that as the weather gets cooler, I can throw a blazer on! The cord blazer is a must in my wardrobe I love the texture and I love the details of it as well! I have a black blazer that has been so handy when I needed to round out my look. When it comes to boots, I tend to go for the over knee but every now and then I like a bootie and these are perfect. I have a few pairs of Colin Stuarts within my closet and I definitely want to check these off my list! I just got a new bag for the season and it is in fact the Prudence from Cole Haan! I love that it has a slender look but still holds my Jimmy Choo wallet, Flip, Blackberry, etc and the leather details - AMAZING! Finally, we have the Hudson Legging Jean, I don't have these yet but when I hung out with Casey, Hudson Jeans New Media & PR Coordinator at Hudson, (you can see a pic of her and I on the press page) in Vegas at the ENK Show, she was wearing them and looked stunning - so I need to get them! Of course I'm wearing a fab pair of Hudsons now that I have not been able to stop wearing for awhile now! Together this look can be worn to be very chic whether I'm at the runways, in the showrooms or just running around. Apart, they become great staples that will help in building your fall wardrobe! What are your key pieces for fall and how are you going to make it all come together?
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