Wednesday, November 30, 2011

L'OCCITANE Flagship in Flatiron Boutique Launch

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

American Eagle Outfitters / Aerie Holiday 2011

I was supposed to be getting some Christmas shopping done during Black Friday and instead I managed to splurge on some pieces for myself at American Eagle Outfitters / Aerie. I picked up a pair of AE jeggings, sequin scallop tank, open cardigan with ruffle hem, earrings, Aerie chambray tunic and cropped sweats.

There are still a few pieces I'd like to pick up from the holiday collection, including the AE sweetheart corset, Aerie snowball sweater and bobble party skirt.

The AE corset dresses and boyfriend tuxedo jacket are perfect for those upcoming holiday parties.

If you are looking to get some gifting done, there are tones of accessories including jewelry, jewelry wraps, earbud earmuffs, texting gloves, bags, cosmetic cases and fashion books.

- Kim Weling

LOFT Holiday 2011

The LOFT Holiday 2011 collection features classic pieces with hints of glamour. The palette is heavy on blacks, grays, and creams, but play on texture with velvet, lace and satin.

Accessories dominate the holiday line and provide plenty of sparkle. Stock up on chunky bracelets and embellished headbands to complete your holiday wardrobe. Faux fur neck warmers and gloves offer a luxurious feel to cold weather looks.

Vibrant sweaters and colorful cords add a casual vibe. Color blocking is prominently highlighted - stay within the same color palette for easy, polished go-to outfits.

Photos by Eliza Laude

- Megan Peterson

Monday, November 28, 2011

Aidan Mattox / Adrianna Papell Holiday Dresses 2011

Right: Aidan Mattox Lace-Skirt Strapless Dress, regularly $310, on sale for $186

Both Aidan Mattox and Adrianna Papell have some gorgeous cocktail and evening gowns for this holiday season. If your petite, the strapless, halter and one-shoulder styles have a flattering fit.

Aidan Mattox is available in sizes 0-14 at fine department stores, including Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom.

Left: Aidan Mattox Beaded Halter Gown in dark teal, $465
Right: Aidan Mattox One-Shoulder Beaded Gown in gunmetal, $410

If your looking for a little sparkle and shine this holiday season, Adrianna Papell has some dazzling dresses, with all-over sequin or beading details. I always find Papell's gowns to have a gorgeous, accentuating fit, with a jeweled palette for a lot of color options.

Adrianna Papell dresses range from sizes 2-16, with select dresses available in petites. You can find the collection at Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Macy's and Dillard's.

Left: Adrianna Papell Sequin Shift Dress in Tobacco $258

- Kim Weling

Hailey Logan / Hailey Holiday Dresses 2011

Hailey Logan Soutache Dress, regularly $139, on sale for $83.40

If you are looking for a dress for an upcoming holiday party, checkout these dresses from Hailey Logan and Hailey collections. Strapless dresses with a corset bust and one-shoulder gowns with sequin beaded details are popular this season. The color palette includes navy, royal, black, sapphire, green, olive, eggplant, teal, silver, blush, champagne and fushia.

Hailey Logan, named after Jaynee Berkman's daughter, targets the teen market with dresses priced between $79 - $199 and range from sizes 1-13. Hailey dresses are designed for the 20-year old and up shopper, priced between $109-$209 and range from sizes 2-16. Both collections are available at department stores such as Macy's and Dillard's, as well as boutiques and specialty retailers nationwide.

Hailey Logan Glitter-Mesh Strapless Dress, $139

Hailey Logan Sequin Beaded Maxi Dress, Regularly $199, on sale for $119.99

Hailey Logan Plisse One-Shoulder Dress, $99

Hailey Strapless Dress, $140

- Kim Weling