Monday
Nov192012

Holiday Style

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Check out the close up on these stunning Hannah Blount earrings! The Herkimer drop earrings with black spinel are part of her new collection, Sticks and Stones, available on her site. They are also available at Simple Pleasures in Providence, RI.

 

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Look at the lace detail on this Nanette Lepore Midnight Muse dress via Mint Julep! The black and white stunner has cut outs in all the flirty spots, cover ups just where they should be, and a flattering cut (especially necessary post St John vaca for me, phew, I have some rum cocktails to work off!).

 

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Boston blogger's, making merry and bright.


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A close up of the gorgeous gold Rag & Bone "Renard" dress via the Tannery, topped with the sparkly, boucle "Elle" jacket, by Gryphon.  The Tannery is stocked to the brim with cocktail party ready dresses from Phillip Lim, Skaist Taylor (the new line via the designing duo at Juicy Couture), and Opening Ceremony.

 

What is my key to looking perfectly polished for the holiday party circuit?

I stick with the classics, amped up a notch or two. I had the chance to dish on holiday secrets and style last week with some of my favourite local bloggers, dressed to the nines of course, to toast to the holidays early.

Sleek updo, courtesy of Jeffrey Lyle, it's utterly effortless, fun Sophia Loren meets soft, modern beehive. I discovered the power of a great blow-out (which usually rings in as much as a mani/pedi $ wise) or up-do this year, it's a quick, effective way to polish your look preparty. Make up, equally classic and right within my comfort zone, with a red lip and sleek lined eye courtesy of Lauren Genatossio. 

Local boutiques are already stocked with chic holiday styles- cocktail dresses, sequin toppers, gorgeous jackets, gems and accessories. I took advantage of two of my favourite local shops, shopping at Mint Julep and Curated, by the Tannery for the fabulous Nanette Lepore (black & white lace, Mint Julep) and Rag and Bone (gold brocade, the Tannery) dress. I actually have the Rag & Bone dress in orange from the summer collection and I can confirm it is quite simply the most flattering cut ever. Both boutiques have party perfect accessories as well, I spied a fun plum Lauren Merkin at Mint Julep, plenty of beaded clutches and the Tannery is now carrying a bounty of Valentino purses, studs galore!

Take note of the pretty earrings! I am wearing jewelry from my favourite local designer, Hannah Blount. If you have not checked out her new line featuring Herkimer diamonds, do yourself a favor and do it, asap. The collection is glamorous, refined, rock and roll. I want every item in her ever growing Sticks and Stones line.

Be sure to swing by each and every blog for even more holiday style and tips, with looks from Kristen, The Boston Fashionista, Renata at Scorpion Disco, Amanda from Spreedia and Sean of @BostonMo all wearing looks characteristic of each Bostonian's personal style and holiday perfection.

 

Credits

Shot on Location at Marc Hall DesignHair by Jeffrey Lyle SalonMake-up, Sarra/Lauren Genatossio and Photography by Sarah Winchester

Noelani @ Mon Petit Chou ChouKristen @ The Boston FashionistaRenata @ Scorpion Disco Amanda @ SpreediaSean @BostonMo

Clothing & Jewelry:

Curated, by The TanneryMint JulepHannah Blount JewelrySimple PleasuresViraE. Scott OriginalsFlockEmersonReissSophie HughesLily & MigsMoxieGantCoachDel ToroNorth River Outfitters

Join the conversation on Twitter!

 @spreedia, @mpchouchou, @bostonmo, @scorpiondisco, @bosfashionista, @salonjlyle, @timothyro, 

@Cam_takes_over, @SarraStudios, @Sarah_w_studios

 

 

Friday
Nov162012

Build a Better Bar Cart: Drink it! Fall, in a Champagne Flute

 

Another recipe to enjoy your newly constructed bar cart!

I don't have a title for this homemade cocktail, other than "Fall, in a glass", because as the title aptly implies, it combines all fabulous fall ingredients in one fell swoop. Maple. Apple. Champagne. Does it get any better?

 

Ingredients:

sparking wine (champagne, cava, prosecco, no need to be fancy)

maple liqueur

apple liqueur

 

Pour one part apple and one part maple liqueur into flute, top with sparkly wine of your choice, garnish with apple wedge and serve.

I think you'll find that seasonal liqueurs are bountiful at your local shops right now. Take full advantage of them. I plan on serving this in advance of Thanksgiving dinner next week (hosting for my first time!!). Wish me luck. I will most definitely need it.

Wednesday
Nov142012

Dining Out

Above: Jennifer Chun dress (c/o), H&M blazer (similar luxe version here), Proenza Schouler PS1, Miu Miu booties, Sophie Hughes necklaces

 

Sorry for the tardy outfit post this week!

If you follow my random stream of though on Instagram, you know I spent last week in St. John! Tropical paradise. Rum cocktails. Repeat.

I flew back in and immediately started 5 million new projects for the holidays, stay tuned for some fabulous local people, local shops, designers and holiday style. Check out Scorpion Disco for a behind the scenes sneak peak on the shoot.

Speaking of Renata, I wore this out a few weeks ago to grab a bite with her. I thought the black and silver look was totally completed by the delicate pair of Sophie Hughes necklaces I wore. You might remember I posted about her here. I stopped by her studio for a meet and greet and wouldn't you know, immediately walked away with these lovelies. The goal was to actually gift them as a Christmas present this year, but I may have a hard time parting with them. 

 

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