Classy, Casual Holiday Party Looks

How do you look dressy, but still relaxed and comfortable this holiday season? Here are 3 great ideas for what to wear to a casual holiday party.

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Try a Sweater Dress

A cozy sweater dress with black tights and high flats boots + the three C’s…Casual, classy, cozy. This is a great look during the holidays.


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Add Some Sparkle

If the invitation say casual, but you want to look festive, then all you need to do is add a little glitter into the mix. This sequinned gold cardigan adds a touch of glam to a classic weekend look.

Holiday party Style

3. Silky Touch

An easy way to dress for the holidays is add a silky blouse with some pretty shine. Silk, satin, any luxurious blouse will do the trick. Red is classic Christmas, but any jewel toned top with black party pants will light up your style this holiday season. Sparkly jewelry?- have fun with it. It’s that special time of year, so get yourself a wow statement necklace to add the perfect finishing touch.

Ho Ho Ho!

2 Stylish Ways To Wear Ankle Booties

Fall booties –  with so many kinds out there, which ones do you buy and how do you style them? Let’s take a look at 2 of the most popular types and ideas for what to wear them with.

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Biker Booties  

If you like an edge and have an inner rock and roll chick side to you then you’ll be right at home in a pair of moto booties. These boots are black, sturdy, no fuss and a little tough. They look especially great with skinny black jeans.

To balance the hard edge try a bit of color up top and some interesting bold jewelry. A little rough and tough with a touch of feminine nails the trend without looking like you are really a biker. Continue Reading

Get Cozy, Look Cool In A Colorblocked Sweater

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Baby, it's getting cold outside! We've had some snow the last two days. Time to slip on a cozy top, that's for sure! I stepped out of the house in -10 degree celsius weather to take a quick shot of … Continue Reading

7 Fall Accessories To Look Fabulous after 40

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Accessories are the icing on the fashion cake. Nothing finishes off or updates an outfit like the right bag, shoe or a bit of bling. By the same token, the wrong heels or earrings will make you … Continue Reading

A Long Vest Makes Updating Your Casual Wardrobe A Cinch

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After many seasons of  short, cropped jackets the fashion pendulum has swung the other way.  Long vests for women are the new big thing. If  the thought of a vest on a middle-aged woman gives you … Continue Reading

3 Cozy Looks Perfect For Fall Weekends

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The sky is gray, the leaves are turning gorgeous shades of red and gold and it's getting nippy out there. Doesn't this time of year make you feel like pulling on a big wool sweater and getting … Continue Reading

Look Aspen Chic in Patterened Knits

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You don't need to be a skier to look like one this fall.  Aspen Chic is the latest way to dress casually, both on and off the slopes. The key pieces in this cozy, athletic look are chunky, … Continue Reading

How To Wear a Jumpsuit After 40

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You probably wore one in the 70's and early 80's (along with Charlie's Angels) and now they're here again. Is it possible to wear a jumpsuit at 40+ without looking like a bad flashback? I think … Continue Reading

Faux Fur Vest – Your Best Fall Accessory

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It's fuzzy, it's warm and it feels so rocker glam. I'm talking about fall's coolest accessory - the faux fur vest.     If you've been eying this trend, but  have been slow to … Continue Reading

Dump the Frump – Wear a Long Fall Cardigan

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Many of you have emailed asking for a quick and easy way to dump the frump and look fabulous in a classy, but casual way. So here's a solution. Tuck away any short, dainty, button-up sweaters … Continue Reading