Fashion Friday: Holiday Dressing For All Ages with Halsbrook

I am psyched to introduce you to a new online shop I just discovered, Halsbrook. It’s unique in that I really feel like all ages can shop here (I know that you guys range in age from your 20’s to your 70’s, so this kind of source is so wonderful for those who like this blog!)  The aesthetic is sort of Kate Middleton meets Audrey Hepburn meets Jackie O.  Kinda perfect, right?  They approached me about becoming an EOS sponsor and I was thrilled.  I think their collection is high quality, tightly edited and refreshingly classic (with an edge).  So I put together some holiday looks from their shop to share today in hopes that inspires you in your dressing this season.

I love this look (and have that necklace on it’s way to me as I type!)  Comfortable and classic but with fun touches in the accessories. Oh and did I mention this trench not only has a leopard lining but also a zip in FLEECE lining for when it’s rainy AND cold? Genius (also available in tan).
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Trench // Necklace // Sweater // Pants // Loafers // Bag

This dress is STUNNING. Like, truly stunning.  And paired with big statement earrings and a smokey eye is absolute perfection for a fancy holiday fete.

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Dress // Earrings // Fur Stole // Clutch // Eye Kit // Heels

Fashion Friday: Holiday Party Outfits with Nordstrom

Before we know it, it’s going to be time to go to holiday parties. How is time moving at warp speed this year??? To avoid the last minute shopping trip (which inevitably leaves you will a closet full of items you only SORT of like because you just wanted something “new” to wear) I put together a bunch of gorgeous holiday party outfits from Nordstrom to help you plan ahead and think about what kind of look you want for whatever gathering you need to attend.  From super fancy to my favorite fancy-casual blend, you’re sure to find something fab to add to your closet. CLICK ITEMS FOR LINKS!

Not Your Basic Black

  1. I love this mix of a cozy sweater and faux leather leggings (from Spanx- guaranteed to suck everything in!) with a giant statement earring.
  2. I am OBSESSED with this Milly dress– so classic and old school femme!  Pair it with an awesome ankle-wrap sandal and bold red pedicure!
  3. I wore my black jumpsuit to death to holiday parties, and this one would look so awesome with a patterned heel and deep green moto jacket.

Champagne + Shimmer

  1. This gold lace long sleeve dress is EVERYTHING.  Stay warm with a long wine colored wool coat and simple heels and earrings (big jewelry and busy shoes would be overkill with a dress like this!)
  2. This rose gold silk skirt would look incredible with a cropped sweater and fun sparkly studs. Kinda obsessed with this look, to be honest.
  3. There isn’t much I love better for a casual holiday party than a metallic top paired with jeans and killer heels! Top with a faux fur vest for texture (and warmth).

** This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. All selections and opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting those companies that continue to make EOS a possiblity.

Fashion Friday: What To Wear for Family Holiday Photos

A bunch of you suggested this as a topic last week and I thought it was a GREAT idea.  In family holiday photos you all want to look coordinated without looking totally cheesy and matchy-matchy.  So here are three suggestions on how to make the whole family look great for your upcoming pictures (or for the holidays themselves!)

MATCHING:  I love the concept of everyone wearing creamy fisherman knits and jeans.  Matching without being over the top and this palette looks crisp, cozy and timeless (and just the right amount of casual).  Plus it will work with a variety of card designs!

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FESTIVE:  I am sure none of you want to look like a Christmas tree threw up on you, but you still want to look seasonally appropriate.  Beige, grey and red with hints of plaid, fair isle, faux fur and knits looks dressy but comfortable and slightly holiday-themed!

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COOL:  I want to hang out with this family- all in navy and looking the perfect mix of dressed up and dressed down. Velvet, denim, sparkles and sneaks!

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Fashion Friday: COATS FOR EVERYONE!

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I saw the above jacket in the J. Crew catalogue and about died. I have no real NEED for a pink coat, but holy gorgeousness Batman, do I want it (also those shoes, while we’re at it).  I, like my mother, have a serious obsession with coats.  Perhaps it’s genetic.  Here in New England it’s easy to justify having more than necessary because for about 5 months out of the year that’s almost all people see you in!  I need to edit my closet out and donate some older coats so I can make room for a couple new beauties.  So I pulled together some of my fave coats right now, by type, so you can join me in my hunt for some new gorgeous toppers! ‘Tis the season, folks!

Fashion Friday: I Just Want to Be Comfy!

It’s been a long but short week- I’ve been bananas all week at the office, culminating in being out last night until 11:15 y’all (officially the latest I’ve stayed up since getting pregnant) while judging the IIDA New England’s Coutourism Fashion Show (I hope to post a recap next week- it was incredible and so inspiring!)

So I woke up this morning tired, behind in my schedule- hence the late post- and needing to get dressed.  And as I have most days since becoming a mom- I just want to be comfy and able to move!  However, I never, ever want to look like a slob.  You never know who you will run into in the course of a day, and should always look somewhat pulled together (in my opinion- this also goes for while traveling!)  I cringe when I see people running errands in actual Ugg slippers and pajama pants.  There are so many easy ways to be super cozy and comfortable but while looking relatively chic and like you tried a little!

My formula for fall- stretchy skinny jeans (try these or these), leggings (obsessed with these from Spanx because, well, mama needs a little compression and that tiny ankle slit is perfection) or faux leather leggings PLUS a big comfy sweater, cardigan, poncho or vest paired with a nice long sleeve tee.  There are even sweatshirts with nice structure and design that look for like jackets than the ol’ college hoodie you have stuffed in the back of your closet.

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SWEATSHIRTS (pair with nice, thick leggings and cool sneaks like these, or flay black suede booties!)l to r: 1, 2, 3, 4

SWEATERS: Wear with stretchy skinny jeans and flat boots, ballet flats or slouchy suede booties and a funky piece of jewelry ROW 1: 1, 2, 3, 4  ROW 2: 1, 2(washable cashmere you guys!) 3, 4

VESTS/ PONCHOS: Pair with a fitted long sleeve tee and skinny jeans or leggings and booties or boots! l to r: 1, 2, 3, 4

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