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: The Most Gorgeous (Gray!!!) Wedding Dress Ever

I saw this wedding in Martha Stewart Weddings while riding the train back from NYC (I had run out of magazines to read and rediscovered how fun and inspiring bridal mags are even after you’ve been married 10 years) and gasped out loud when I saw this gown. I’ve seen some pretty alternative color gowns, but typically in blush or other feminine shades. But GREY is not one I had considered and am now in love with. This gown the bride’s mother found at Bergdorf Goodman two months before the big day.  It’s by Alexandra Vidal whose work is incredible (you can see all her past creations on her website).
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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!

Turning Interiors Into Runway Gold

Last week I had the honor of judging the IIDA Fashion Show held at the Boston Convention Center. It’s a huge and fun event that is held annually and I was SO impressed with the level of creativity that the teams from some of Boston’s biggest interior and architectural design firms brought to the table, er, runway!  The rules are that each team has to create runway looks using interior materials- from fabrics to tile, lighting, furniture parts, rugs and on and on.  It’s a fascinating exploration of materials and innovative craftsmanship and I was in awe of what I saw! There is a theme every year and this year it was “coutourism”- blending couture design with the concept of tourism.  People took that idea and ran with it- from actual destinations to more heady concepts of time travel, space and dreaming.

I am sure you will be as amazed with these designs as I was.
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