Ring in the New Year
Put a ring on it is what Beyonce sang! And we agree, but don't get hung up on an wedding ring when you can get just as much attention wearing one of these fashionable rings. Make bling your thing this year with cocktail rings in all shapes and sizes. Choose from a message to stackable styles, real gold or multi-stone chunky rings to a sweet bee.
I love my engagement and wedding rings, but I also love to additionally add bold chunky rings that make a statement. These eight rings will have people staring, coveting and doling out compliments.
Oscar de la Renta Bow Ring, $350 Moda Operandi
Oscar de la Renta Two-Stone Cabochon Ring, $195 Moda Operandi
Trina Turk Snakeskin Texture Gem Ring - Orange/Gold, $56 Piperlime
Noir Set of 3 Pyramid Stacking Rings, $60 Last Call by Neiman Marcus
Delfina Delettrez Gold Pearl and Enamel Bee Cuff Ring, $508 Moda Operandi
Elizabeth and James Northern Star Statement Ring, $195 Shopbop
Time to dazzle on New Year's Eve with party looks packed with plenty of shine, shimmer and sequins. Go ahead and start off the new year by turning heads when people see you in these knock-out styles. Wear these dresses, tops and skirts on New Year's Eve and with a change of accessories you can wear them to parties all year long. From sequin dresses to earrings that make a t-shirt look dressy.
Rachel Zoe Adrienne Leather-Sequin Sheath Dress, $375 Saks Fifth Avenue
Alice + Olivia Aviana Zig Zag Sequin Dress, $495 Forward by Elyse Walker
Adrianna Papell Sequin Gown, $268 Nordstrom
Aidan Mattox Sequin V-Back Mesh Gown, $450 Nordstrom
A Little and A Lot.
Diane von Furstenberg Kavita Metallic Sequin Top, $110 Shopbop
L'AGENCE Armor Beaded Blouse, $276 Shopbop
Better Your Bottom Half
ZADIG & VOLTAIRE 'Jasmina' Sequinned Skirt, $479 Farfetch
Express Embellished Mini Skirt, $36 Express
Put the Girl in the Picture and Make Sure She Wears These Heels.
Charlotte Olympia Take 110 Metallic-Leather Sandals, $895 Net-a-Porter
Nicholas Kirkwood Leather and Metallic Leather Sandals, $265 The Outnet
Mix the Metallic and Black
Jimmy Choo Anouk Degradé Metallic Leather and Suede Pumps, $750 Net-a-Porter
Nicholas Kirkwood Leather and Metallic Leather Pumps, $384 The Outnet
Links & Braid Necklaces
Gemma Redux Crystal Bib Necklace, $60 Shopbop
Paralux Lauren Necklace, $79 Shopbop
Ring in the New Year
House of Harlow 1960 Sound Waves ring, $55 Shopbop
Ann Taylor Modern Classic Ring Set, $49.50 Ann Taylor
A Bold Wrist
Eddie Borgo 'Supra Link - Large' Bracelet Plated Brass, $450 Nordstrom
Alexis Bittar Antibes Textured Wave Bracelet, $395 Shopbop
Alexis Bittar Crystal Encrusted Hoop Earrings, $150 Bloomingdale's
Kate Spade New York 'Secret Garden' Drop Earrings, $68 Nordstrom
Cross Galaxy Sequin Dress, $47 Necessary Clothing
When I go glitzy, why stick with just silver or gold? This sequined dress is a funky and glittering explosion of colors. It's also got a sexy, flattering fit, with mesh cutouts at the waist and shoulders. I pair it with some brass bangles and some shiny black heels or booties. If the sparkle doesn't make you pop at your holiday party, the colors certainly will!
Drinks, anyone? My guests will be vying for a seat at the bar on one of these stylish stools.
My bar needed an update so I shopped for new bar stools. I was surprised to find the perfect mid-century style bar stools on LampsPlus.com. Sure they're known for lamps, shades and accessories, but you'll be pleased like me to find home decor like pillows, throws and just right for my bar makeover--barware.
Check out Pandora's new ESSENCE COLLECTION. More reasons than ever to wear your dreams and inspiration on your wrist. I chose Joy.
Which charm best defines you?
Pandora launched their new ESSENCE COLLECTION with a party and fashion show in Hollywood recently. Among the many attendees getting a sneak peek at the stylish charms were Mad Men actress Jessica Pare and stylist Christina Erlich.
While sipping signature drinks and dancing to the DJ's mix we watched a fashion show featuring the jewelry on each of the models wrists.
The ESSENCE COLLECTION's direction is defined by women to inspire women and for that they chose eight brand ambassadors to be the face of the collection. I met three of the brand ambassadors at the party. Each is far different from the other from a research scientist to a documentary film maker to a makeup artist who founded a pro-age cosmetics company and started modeling at 49.
The collection features 24 sterling silver charms featuring symbolic materials, colors and patterns and represents key values such as joy, trust, passion, confidence, courage, love, strength and wisdom.
The ESSENCE COLLECTION inspires women to express themselves through symbolic charms that emphasize inner values, hopes and desires in life.
I think of the charms as storytellers or conversation starters on your wrist. Which charm best defines you? And which would you give as a gift? I chose Joy.
Great stocking stuffer gift ideas for every gal on your list from stylish finds to accessories to chic items for the home and even items that work for travel, decor and getting pretty. Small and wonderful Christmas gift ideas that will fit in a stocking hung with care.
Start a tradition of giving an ornament each year and watch a collection grow.
Carved Snowflake Ornament, $8 Anthropologie
Tree Topped Car Ornament, $7 West Elm
Small Gifts For Home & Away
Look stylish while listening to your tunes.
Frends 'Layla' Headphones Rose/White One Size, $149 Nordstrom
Fill a jar with a drink recipe or ingredients like cinnamon sticks.
Cathy's Concepts Mason Jars - Mr. & Mrs. (Set of 2), $22 Target
Love This Apron!
Eiffel Tower Bottle Opener, $18 Anthropologie
Royal Jelly Harlem Pom Pom Apron, $55 Royal Jelly Harlem
For the Jet Setter
Cool Cat Phone Case, $8.80 Forever 21
Bobbi Brown Fashion Week Exclusive Set, $80 Saks Fifth Avenue
Good Deed Gifts From TOMS
Lemlem Marine Zenna Gauze Scarf, $140 TOMS
With every scarf you purchase, you are helping Lemlem create economic opportunity and preserve artistic tradition in Ethiopia.
Denik Eye Candy Journal, $18 TOMS
Jewelry gifts that fit nicely in a stocking.
Kendra Scott 'Tessa' Stone Stud Earrings Iridescent Drusy/Gold, $65 Nordstrom
Sabine Feathered Drop Earring - Gold/Blue, $28 Piperlime
Avois the Tears & Enjoy the Scents
RSVP International - Onion Goggles, Pink Frame, $21 Green Cupboards
Archipelago Botanicals Red Amaryllis Boxed Candle Fragrance, $30 6PM
Kate Spade New York Framed Dot Scarf, $68 Kate Spade
This polka dot scarf from Kate Spade is perfect and goes with anything! For me, I wear scarves all the time...for keeping banishing the chill during winter, for a little punch to my outfit, and especially as stylish way to cover up when nursing in public.
Christina from Simply Modern Weddings Blog
USB Bracelet by Shipley & Halmos, $25 Ebay
Your wish list and gift list may overlap when you check out these cool gifts to give and get. Gifts for a new mom to a husband who loves to show off his photography to encouraging kids creativity to blossom, I've got top picks that will be getting you plenty of compliments when the wrapping comes off.
WoodSnap.com starting at $25-$300
Photo art on wood - they print your cherished memories on wood allowing the natural grain of the wood to show through your photo. They print everything in-house in Southern California. They don’t just print on top of the wood, they infuse the ink directly into the wood (like tattooing) and that’s how they get the wood grain to show through while keeping the colors vibrant. Their prints are even heat and moisture resistant so you can simply wipe them clean. WoodSnap uses the highest quality Birch wood which is harvested without any deforestation consequences. For every WoodSnap ordered, they plant a redwood tree that will grow to over 150ft tall as part of their Roots for Trees program and American Forests conservation organization.
Keurig Rivo Brewer $229.99, Available at Bloomingdale’s
Makes hot or cold espresso, cappuccinos, lattes
For Moms with Babies:
Baby Brezza Formula Pro $150, BabyBrezza
It’s like a Keurig single-cup coffee maker for baby bottles. The Formula Pro uses worldwide patent-pending technology to measure, dispense and mix water and powdered formula to the perfect temperature and consistency. With the push of a button, you can prepare a bottle within seconds that has no air bubbles. The water and formula powder are stored in right in the machine, so it’s always ready for you when your baby gets hungry. The machine works with all bottle sizes and all formula brands and types.
Celeb fans include: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Mario and Courtney Lopez, Extra correspondent A.J. Calloway, and Jimmy and Nancy Fallon.
Dress Up Trunks for Kids: $99.99 from costumeexpress.com
Give the gift of imagination – lessen screen time and encourage pretend play with princess, pirate, ninja, superheroes, and occupations like Fireman and policeman.
No gift wrap required
All in Fun
Vivitar 5.1MP Digital Sports Camcorder is $99.99 Available at Kohl’s
Action camera- strap it on your bike, a helmet for sports and even in the water
Vivitar 5.1MP Digital Sports Camcorder is $99.99
At Your Fingertips
BondGifts.com or the free BOND app on iTunes
Today only 12/10 30% off with code KTLA30
Skip the lines and headaches. The newest app lets you choose a gift and add a handwritten note, written robotically with a fountain pen & sealed with wax. Gifts range from under $50 to over $600 for women, men and kids.
Knee Horsehead- you strap it onto your thigh so a kid gets to “ride” like a horse and the horsehead even neighs. $65
MoMA chair game –looks pretty as design as well $90 (like Pick Up Stix game from childhood)
BespokeCustomGifts.com Tennis bag, $96, Yoga bag, $75
Choose from a variety of fabrics and fonts for sporty, stylish bags and more custom items. These styles come from Ame and Lulu.
The gifts you want to get this year! We've got gifts to get and gifts to give for fashionistas, accessory obsessed girlfriends, those who love to entertain and the Instagram fiends in all of us. You'll want to add these to your gift list.
Dress to Impress
This animal print party dress is THE dress to be seen in and leave jaws dropping in your wake. While this DVF black dress is the perfect dress when you host a party at home or just want to pull-off effortless style.
Zimmermann Honour Cats Eye Dress, $486.50 Shopbop
Diane von Furstenberg Beonica Jersey Dolman Dress, $285 Saks Fifth Avenue
A Gift that Skirts the Issue
Metallic or paint splatter, these skirts are not your everyday a-line.
Collection gilded paisley skirt, $158 J. Crew
Tibi Silk Gazaar Skirt, $650 Bloomingdale's
Fierce Fashionista Gifts
Whether you choose to splurge or nab a deal, both bags are stylish.
3.1 Phillip Lim Black Leather And Dark Camo 31 Hour Bag, $636 SSense
Danielle Nicole Alexa Mini Crossbody, $78 Piperlime
Whether in skinny jeans or a drop-dead gorgeous dress, these shoes kick up your look.
Acne's Pistol Pony Hair Boots, $562 Matches Fashion
ALEXANDER WANG 'Edie' pump, $330 FarFetch
Kind of obsessed with Clare Vivier bags right now.
Clare Vivier Leopard Flat Clutch Supreme, $195 Piperlime
Clare Vivier Black/White Foldover Clutch, $210 Piperlime
Jewelry Never Fails
Jewelry is always a good thing.
Alexis Bittar 'Miss Havisham' Crystal Encrusted Spear Pendant Necklace, $125 Nordstrom
Kendra Scott 'Megan' Oval Stone & Fringe Chain Necklace Clear Crystal/Gold, $130 Nordstrom
Crystal Venus flytrap earrings, $62 J. Crew
Alexis Bittar 'Miss Havisham - Pavo' Bracelet Gunmetal/Black, $245 Nordstrom
Cover Up Gifts
Every girl needs one: the quintessential menswear classic field coat tailored for a girl's shape is ideal for day-to-day activities to the timeless peacoat that will last in your wardrobe for years.
From pouring the bubbly or shaking up a cocktail to baking a batch of blueberry muffins or serving up a cup of coffee whenever you stop by. There are all kind of entertainers and for each there is the perfect gift.
Champagne Bubbles Set of 4 Glasses, $58 Anthropologie
Filomena Baking Collection, $16 Anthropologie
Threshold Cocktail Shaker - Brass Fox, $12.99 Target
Bodum Gold- EILEEN 8-Cup French Press Coffee Maker, $59.95 Zappos
Chalkboard Table Runner, $46 Anthropologie
Fondant Marble Cake Stand, $128 Anthropologie
Capture That Moment
This genius lens is on all our gift wish lists! And who doesn't have a fondness for Polaroid?!
Sony QX10 or QX100 Smart Lens for your iPhone, $250 or $500, Photojojo
I am one of those crazy iPhone photo people. I don't even take my large professional camera when traveling, because I can capture moments in a flash with my iPhone, especially since it's always on me. I have been dying for this Sony lens since it came out a few months ago - perfect marriage of iPhone convenience with DSLR quality. Must Must have!!
Christina Wright from Simply Modern Weddings Blog
Polaroid 300 Instant Camera. Available in Purple, Blue and Red $69.99 Target
Dolce Vita Booties - Yazmin High Heel, $259 Bloomingdale's
I used to think the words to that classic Mariah Carey carol were "All I want for Christmas is Booooots!" That's a holiday message I can relate to! I want them all: above the knee, below the knee, lace up, zip up, and booties. These Dolce Vita booties are the splurge on my list. I love the chains and buckles, and the heel is a perfect high for comfort and style. I bet if Mariah tried these on, she'd change her tune.
Lauren from Endless Amusement
Holiday Dressing - What to Wear to the Party
Here's perfect picks of what to wear to this season's cocktail parties, festive dinners, neighborhood gatherings and even New Year's Eve fete. 'Tis the season for glitz and glam from cocktail dresses, lace pants, sequin tops, beaded skirts and cropped jackets to the must-have statement necklace. Time to dress up!
Extraordinary Little Black Dresses
These black cocktail dresses won't get lost in a sea of LBD's at the party.
Aidan Mattox Beaded Cocktail Dress, $365 Saks Fifth Avenue
Alice + Olivia Bergen Sequin Mesh-Back Ballerina Dress, $419 Saks Fifth Avenue
Gold Dresses for Kisses Under the Mistletoe
Parker Hayden Silk and Bead Dress, $396 Piperlime
Ark & Co. Sequin Chevron Dress, $98 Piperlime
Silver Dresses Guarantee Party Drama
Carmen Marc Valvo Silver Organza Dress, $409 Saks Fifth Avenue
BCBG Max Azria Sequined Cocktail Dress, $368 Saks Fifth Avenue
When You're Ready to Give Your Little Black Dress a Rest
Carmen Marc Valvo Brocade Peplum Cocktail Dress, $595 Saks Fifth Avenue
Halston Heritage Side Ruffle Sheath Dress, $445 Nordstrom
Shimmering Sequin Tops
Parker Carol Beaded & Sequin Top, $286 Saks Fifth Avenue
Tory Burch Sequined Top, $495 Saks Fifth Avenue
Pretty Skirts For Multiple Parties
Milly Inverted Pleat Skirt, $245 ShopBop
Pim + Larkin Sequin Mosaic Mini - Multi, $89 Piperlime
Longer Skirts With BIG Impact
Line & Dot Sirene Sequin Maxi Skirt, $168 Anthropologie
Tibi Simona Jacquard Full Skirt, $395 ShopBop
Cropped Party Jackets
Skip the blazer and scarf like wraps and choose one of these.
Showstopper Sequin Cropped Jacket, $30 Forever 21
Skies Are Blue White Metallic Jacket - White/Metallic, $89 Piperlime
Bold Statement Necklace For When Your Dress Or Top Needs Some Sass
RJ Graziano Color Luxe Geometric Statement Necklace, $75 Bloomingdale's
Luxury Blue Flower-Shaped Diamond Necklace, 33 Light in the Box
Cinch the Waist with a Stand-Out Belt
The Accessories to Finish Off Your Look
Report Zany Black Bow Heels, $100 Piperlime
Diane Von Furstenburg Lytton Sequined Floral-Print Clutch Bag, $217 Neiman Marcus
The Holidays come around and so do all the parties and family gatherings. You've spent all the money on gifts for other people, but you can't forget about the most important...yourself! Make a statement without overdoing the sparkles with a multi chain necklace that can spice up your holiday look. And for the gift that keeps on giving, a leather mini that can be used year after year and as multiple outfits.
The Whole Package Navy Strapless Dress, $92 Lulu's
I'm going for a winter wonderland look this holiday season and whether the party is fancy or dance-y, I just want to sparkle! This flirty little dress from Lulu's really is the whole package: it's got glitter, it's got sequins, it's got a pretty bow to make you feel like a present! To complete the ensemble, I paired it with navy, glitter heels and a silver, iridescent eye shadow. Party guests are gonna need their ski goggles on when I walk in!
Sleep in These
When it comes to sleepwear I diverge in multiple directions from stylish to sexy to pure comfort. When I'm going for a little "action" in the bedroom then the lacy pieces make an appearance. When it's cold outside the cotton pj's get pulled from the drawer. And on a regular basis a soft tank from Jockey with boy shorts is my routine. And then there's the pajamas that are worn when guests visit or we visit family. Since the bedroom holds the attraction for sex and sleep I'm sharing top "realistic" picks for both categories.
Pajama Sets - Both Femine and Menswear Inspired
Weekday, travel, guests, a lazy Sunday in bed? These pajama sets work all the time.
Betsey Johnson Luscious Lite Pajama Set, $66.75 Bloomingdale's
PJ Luxe by PJ Salvage Printed Twill Pajama Set, $96 Bloomingdale's
Sexy Chemise and Slip
So these might come off within minutes of putting them on, but isn't that the point?
Super Cute Pajama Sets
After work, you just want to put on something comfortable and it helps to look cute rather than dowdy.
Kensie Up All Night Short Sleeve Pajama Set, $58 Bloomingdale's
Kensie Always a Deer Bunny Print Thermal Pajama Set, $58 Bloomingdale's
Sleep Shirts - Young and Fun
A comfortable pullover with enough coverage.
Eberjey 'Heather' Tunic Sleep Shirt, $84 Nordstrom
PJ Salvage 'Camo Cool' Sleep Shirt, $36 Nordstrom
Stylish Pajama Pants - So Much Better Than Sweat Pants
Pull on a sweater and some Tom's and you could discreetly walk your dogs with these pajama pants on.
Print Cotton Sleep Pants, $39 Lands' End
Stripe 1X1 Rib Sleep Pants - Regiment Navy Stripe, $39 Lands' End
The Ultimate Camisoles for Day and Night
Stock up on these camisoles for sleeping or layering.
Cosabella Talco V-Neck Camisole, $79 Bare Necessities
Modern Tactel Cami, $15 Jockey
Kimono Style Robe, $65 Pretty Plum Sugar
I'm not really a sleepwear kinda girl, just give me a soft comfy tank (bonus if it has a shelf bra) and some boyshort undies and I am good to go! I do, however, love a pretty robe for lounging around before bed or after waking in the morning. It feels like instant touch of glam to my simple tank & undies. I have loved Pretty Plum Sugar's robes for so long! Many of our brides wear them when getting ready and some even gift them to their bridesmaids for them to all get ready in before the wedding. They definitely add a little touch of pretty!
Unisex California Fleece Sweatshirt, $47 American Apparel
Merona Boot Socks, $7 Target
When it comes to sleepwear, I keep it simple. After a long day, I totally want to bum out and usually the old, oversized clothes are my first grab. This sweater from American Apparel is uber warm and has only gotten comfier with each wear. And since I love the feeling of bare sheets on my legs I don't even bother with pants, just a cute pair of boyfriend undies. My bed time look isn't complete without a pair of comfy socks. It's certainly a Flashdance feel and I most definitely channel my Irene Cara, because to be warm and cozy "what a feelin!"
Some call it oxblood, others say maroon, but we call it burgundy and it's a hot trend this season for your wardrobe. Whether it's a dress, pants or even shoes, add burgundy to your closet this season whether in a solid or a piece that shares the spotlight with other colors. The rich hue will win you over.
Burgundy for Top and Bottom
Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Sparks' Crepe Blazer, $274.80 Nordstrom
Rich & Skinny Legacy Jeans, $154 Shopbop
Torn by Ronny Kobo Stella Baroque Dress, $124 Shopbop
Dolce Vita 'Nouveau' Embroidered Dress, $275 Nordstrom
Welll How Do You Do Dress, $48 Modcloth
BB Dakota Julissa Mesh Sweater, $88 Shopbop
The Kooples Sport Leopard Sweater, $294 ASOS
Marc by Marc Jacobs 'International Collection' Sunglasses, $155 Nordstrom
Studs and Stones Embroidered Necklace, $130 J. Crew
Christina Wright's Pick
Tinley Road Notch Neck A-Line Dress, $79 Piperlime
I typically don't like burgundy colored fashion. Maybe it's too deep a tone for me since I usually like bright colors, but this dress has definitely caught my attention. I can see pairing with some fun gold jewelry for date night. It's making me look at burgundy in a whole new light!
Lauren Scharf's Pick
Burgundy Cable Knit Sweater, $28 Ustrendy
Nothing warms me up quite like a burgundy sweater. I love the loose, snuggly fit of this sweater, and the breezy, cable-knit pattern makes it perfect for layering as the chilly holiday season makes it's grand entrance. I always pair this sweater with some chunky gold jewelry or a golden-yellow scarf for a look that's just as cozy for the eyes as it is for your shoulders.
Christina Moffitino's Pick
Viva Glam I Lipstick, $15 MAC Cosmetics
When Fall comes, it's hello scarves and boots and red lipstick! I always love the look of my deep red lipstick on the top of a coffee cup lid especially one that's a deep burgundy. I find lipstick to be the perfect pick me up if you're having a stressful week or feeling tired. Burgundy lips are the perfect accent to any look and can easily be transitioned from a night to day look with a little smoky eye and a quick wardrobe change.