Day 2 of December, but more importantly – Day 2 of Dress-tivus! If you’re just tuning in, I’m doing sort of a fashion advent calendar, if you will, to countdown the days until 2018. Every day I’m featuring a designer dress to provide inspiration for your holiday party wardrobe.
Happy Dress-tivus For the Rest of Us! For the month of December, I’m going to feature one designer dress a day providing inspiration for your upcoming holiday parties, or if you’re anything like me, the dresses I would wear to my fancy dress balls in my far more exciting inner life.
Kicking off the First Day of Dress-tivus is this Carolina Herrera Off the Shoulder High Low Gown.
I love me some vintage jewelry! Lately when I have free time or let’s face it, plain ol’ procrastinating, I’ll go on Instagram, search #vintagejewelry, and happily spend hours scrolling through the feed. I love learning about the different classic jewelry periods and the characteristics that define each era. Here are my Top 5 favorite accounts that will not only provide you with a wealth of information, but also wish you had all the money in the world to afford these pieces!
I’ve always been drawn to Madewell. They have the best jeans, comfy sweaters, and quality leather bags and shoes. Recently I was scrolling through their website and found this gem. . .
Eureka! The reason I love Madewell is because it’s basically Felicity Porter’s wardrobe from Season 1 of Felicity. The endless supply of oversized sweaters, the leather backpack, the whole tomboy chic look – how did I not realize this sooner?!
c/o The WB
c/o The WB
c/o The WB
For those of you who don’t know, Felicity was a show on The WB, now the CW, from 1998-2002. In short, Felicity (Keri Russell) scraps her plans to attend Stanford and follows her longtime high school crush, Ben (Scott Speedman), to a fictional NYC university. As you can imagine, things don’t go smoothly for these crazy kids. Enter Noel, (Scott Foley), her RA, who develops feelings for Felicity, henceforth giving us arguably one of the best love triangles in modern television history. #noelforlife
Since my college experience wasn’t remotely as eventful as Felicity’s, I lived vicariously through her, envying her love life, while admiring those cozy, bulky sweaters that seemed to wrap up her and her insecurities in a big hug. Also, that hair of hers – STUNNING! While I preferred my Jansport backpack at the time, I’m making up for it by regularly using my Madewell Transport Leather Tote in that beautiful English Saddle color.
Here are my Top 11 Felicity Picks from Madewell that will make you want to binge Season 1 all over again.
Welcome to my Fantasy Fashion League. There are no points, winners, or losers – just an appreciation of fashion. Speaking of fantasies, one of mine includes time traveling department stores that take me back to the ’50s and ’60s where I can stock up on clothes. I love the tailored, clean lines, and quality fabrics of that era. Nowadays I’m very disappointed by the selection at my go-to stores. Everything looks so disposable, but I digress.
Thanks to Hollywood and the Awards Show circuit, January through March happens to be my favorite time of year. For the past 35 years, Carolina Herrera has been designing for celebrities and First Ladies alike. Her designs evoke the spirit of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy with her classic yet fun, feminine style. If Carolina would so kindly lend me her clothes, I would wear these pieces every day for the rest of my life.
Before Riverdale, I had no interest in capes whatsoever. Yeah, there was Batman, Superman, and a whole host of other superheroes from the Marvel and DC universe, but none of them ever spoke to me. Now thanks to Veronica Lodge, I get it. I feel you. I’m on your side now.
Here are some of my favorite capes, from casual to special occasion, that are available now at your favorites stores. Rest assured, I selected capes that are faux-fur only.