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Have A Stylin’ + Rockin’ Holiday

While I don’t actually celebrate Christmas, I absolutely love the season and how festive and giving everyone gets this time of year. Instead of sharing all of the holiday things you need to buy today, I wanted to share this playlist of DIFFERENT fun holiday tunes I compiled just for you.

I promise you’re going to want to play this compilation of music when you’re hanging with your loved ones or if you’re stuck working—even if you’re sick of all of the same dozen or so ditties you’ve been hearing while shopping. No joke, I walked into two stores, playing Mariah Carey’s popular “All I Want For Christmas,” one right after the other.

Have a safe and stylish holiday!

Gift Ideas From Your Favorite Stylist & Fashion Expert

Learnvest Gift Guide

When freelance writer and former editor at Seventeen Magazine, Jane Bianchi, approached me to share my 3 gift ideas for the fashionista, I was thrilled to accept the challenge. Then I realized I could ONLY pick 3 items and they had to be at $25, $50, and $100 price points.

Man, was that a challenge.

My best advice when giving this holiday is to give a gift that the person receiving would never splurge the money on, but will use all of the time.

Despite being a fashion stylist, I actually rarely give the gift of clothing unless I know for certain the person will love it. It’s always tricky when dealing with what you think is someone’s personal style and their fit.

Check out my one-size-fits-all gift picks for this season, as well as other industry experts picked in this article.


How To Dress For A Holiday Work Party

What To Wear To A Holiday Work Party


The office where my boyfriend works is throwing a holiday party next week. It’s at a restaurant, which I’ve never been to—looks nice but not overly fancy. I want to make a good impression on his coworkers, but also don’t want to look overdressed. I’m looking for a classic look on a budget…any suggestions?

-Lisa, Long Island


Dear Lisa,

Ah, the dreaded holiday work party what to wear conundrum. This sounds all too familiar.

While you want to dress to impress, there’s always that person at the office party dressed inappropriately or embarrassingly over- and/or under-dressed, like they didn’t get the memo. I have a feeling you won’t be that person if you’re concerned to begin with.

In my book, you can’t go wrong with something you would wear to an office when attending an office party—makes sense, right?

Of course you want to look a bit more dazzling in honor of the holidays, so what better way to stay in your budget than update what you already own with some dazzling accessories?

You can dress up a classic little black dress with some sparkling jewels, a shiny clutch, and shoes that wow, but are still demure, so it will feel appropriate no matter wherever your party may be.

Some holiday friendly makeup that’s classic and not sparkly, like a winged cat-eye and a matte red lip, will be sure to take your office-friendly look into night time appropriately without breaking the bank.

A classic a-line dress, especially in a metallic brocade with a nod to “Mad Men’s” office style will be sure to wow and never go out of style. Pair it with a pointy toe heel, which is classic and incredibly on trend for this season.

Lastly, if you want to wear some sparkle, do it in only one of your garments. You could look like a Christmas tree lit up otherwise. Try a metallic sparkle pencil skirt, with a chiffon blouse tucked in and you’ll be good to go.

Whatever you end up wearing, make sure to drink plenty of water (and not as much of the holiday punch) and enjoy yourself. It’s important that your personality shines more than your clothing this season!


Be Thankful For…These Deals!

Black Friday! Cyber Monday! Small Business Saturday! Sales! Sales! Sales!

It can be overwhelming and worse, ruin the holiday where we should be thankful for everything that we have in our lives already. Even The Huffington Post declared that Black Friday has eaten Thanksgiving alive.

I’ve rounded up the best of them this week that start now so you don’t have to spend your Thanksgiving doing your holiday gift shopping and more time with your loved ones and/or stuffing your face with delicious food.

This week, be thankful for…


Some Indie Designer Finds That You’re Giftee Will Be Impressed With: Get 30% off through Sunday on all E.Kammeyer Accessories with code GIVETHANKS.


Those Snow Boots/Wellies/Gift Boxes You’ve Been Meaning To Buy: Take an extra 30% at checkout with the code THANKS on Piperlime through 11/27 and buy one of these pre-made gift OMGift boxes for everyone in your life from your bff, cubicle mate and the hostess with the mostess. (photo via TheGlamourai)


Those Holiday Outfits You’re Going To Need For All Of Those Holiday Parties You Got Invite To: Get 30% Off 1 Item — 40% Off 2 Items — 50% Off 3 Items or More on Nasty Gal until Thanksgiving.


Handmade Bags That Are Affordable AND Hand-Crafted in NYC, Perfect For The Holidays: The Black Friday sale for Gift Shop Brooklyn has begun early with 15% off entire purchase and free shipping in the US with code SLEEPINFRIDAY until 12/1.


Don’t see something you like yet? Check out this overwhelming list of Black Friday deals here and sample sales here.

Are You Ready For Thanksgivinukah?

Print by Kate Wilkes

“Gobble-tov” design by Kate Wilkes of Brooklyn Bell Tower

For the first time in about a century, Thanksgiving and Chanukah actually overlap and we won’t see this again in our lifetimes—according to the Jewish calendar and the Huffington Post, not for another 77798 years to be exact.

So, I ask you are you ready to give all of your Chanukah gifts on this Thanksgiving? Snuck up on you, didn’t it?

If you’re not, here are my recommendations for 8 crazy nights for the stylish ladies in your life from everyone like the girl on the go, the classiest of hosts, to even the trendy teen in your life, which will get a kick out of “What Does The Fox Say?“*


*Don’t worry, I was one of the last to know about this latest web phenomenon because I don’t work in an office or with kids.

You’re welcome.

Thanksgivinukah Gift Guide


1. For the fashionista: Vita Fede yellow gold bracelet
2. For the classic preppy woman: Gap Plaid Classic PJ Set 
3. For the trendy teen: Fox shirt 
4. For the traditionalist: Williams Sonoma Hanukkah menorah
5. For the tech savvy friend: Polaroid Digital Instant Print Camera 
6. For the hostess with the mostest: Threshold Wine Accessory Set Brass Fox (set of 3)
7. For the gal on the go: Jonathan Adler On the Go iPhone 5 Charger 
8. For the vegan fashion lover:  ASOS fake fur shawl 


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