Monday, December 28, 2015

Best Dressed 2015: My Two Picks

This has definitely been one of the best years in fashion. We witnessed the style evolution of a hand full of celebrities and models who are on the rise. Dubbed the new guard, or fashion's breakout stars, we saw the likes of Zendaya Coleman, Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid take on grown-up looks and win.

The one person that I found to be most stylishly consistent, on the red carpet and off, is Kendall Jenner. Whether striding through the airport, or out for a day of shopping, she continually nailed it! Her looks were sleek and chic, without overwhelming her slender frame. My second pick, is her friend Gigi Hadid. With a penchant for cropped tops and over-the-knee boots, she too captured our attention with her brand of style. Her coats and jackets are perfection!

Per an article in Harper's Bazaar, the woman responsible for many of their looks, is stylist Monica Rose (see her below with Gigi Hadid). Hats off to Monica for perfecting outfits that look fresh without being too trendy.

I  must also give a shout out to a few of my perennial favorites----Solange, Olivia Palermo and Victoria Beckham.

Stylist Monica Rose and Gigi Hadid


Olivia Palermo

Victoria Beckham
Those shoes! That dress! She ALWAYS gets it right!

Jennifer Lopez

I LOVE this look! While we often see her in those skin-baring dresses that she's become known for, I favor her in classic, ladylike looks.

Naomi Campbell is all
about glamour and I
love it!

Zendaya Coleman found her way onto a few "best dressed" lists this year, and deservedly so.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

New In

While shopping for others this time of year, it's a must that you pick up a few things for yourself!

Gianni Bini "Barret" Jeweled Booties. Limited sizes; none above 8.5

What's not to love about this boot! I ran across these online last Friday, and was so disappointed to find that my size was sold out. While I like the other color (see below), I really needed the black. I went into the store on Saturday not expecting to find either color, but there was one 9.5 left. You should know that I grabbed that box and headed to the register with a quickness!

This color is "Sahara Sand." All sizes are available;

nicole by Nicole Miller, "Elyse" Flap Crossbody Bag; also available in black and bone.

Love, love, love this bag! The gold hardware and detailing caught my eye right off. It has a zip pocket under the flap, one inside and one on the back. There are also credit card slots inside. I love it so much, that I'm picking up the black one as well.

Left: Made in Italy Leather metallic bag charm; Right: Calvin Klein Key Fob.

I found these two in-store at T.J. Maxx this past weekend. I must admit, I'm really into the whole bag charm thing---they're just fun!