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Perfect Party Frocks

With the temperatures drastically dropping (in MN at least) and the layers of clothing accumulating, I can just feel the holidays getting closer. Early November thru New Years = prime time for parties — holiday parties, company parties, family dinners, soirees, galas, fancy schmacy gatherings and New Years’ Eve bashes. Not that I get invited to a TON of parties, but my closet likes to remain prepared nonetheless.

So, what do you wear, there?

Warning: Your options are dresses and more dresses. Because I really like dresses.

J. CREW
J.Crew-Dresses-Collage
Hildy Dress in Silk Dupioni /  Raquel Dress in Cotton Cady / Sequin Sweatshirt. Lace Skirt. Collection Francoise Lace Dress / Heidi Dress in Silk Chiffon / Collection Half-Placket
Cashmere Tee Dress in Poppy / Cate Cami in Iced Lilac Paisley /  Cilla Dress in Silk Taffeta

NORDSTROM
Nordstrom-Holiday-Dresses
Strapless Soutache Gown
 / Lace Bodice Fit & Flare Dress / Twist Waist Silk Chiffon Gown
Lace & Tulle Sheath Dress / Tonal Stripe Fit & Flare Dress / Ruched Strapless Dress
Strapless Ruched Chiffon Gown / Eliza J Lace Dress / Floral Lace Sheath Dress

 

ANTHROPOLOGIE
Anthropologie-Party-Dresses
Toulouse Embellished Shift / Pleated Dropwaist Dress  / Brushstroke Blossoms Dress
Seraphima Dress / Sarzay Dress / Taisia Dress
Vela Dress / Eclat DressByzantine Lace Shift

And don’t forget the Ice!

Now who’s ready to HOLLA for the HOLLAdays?

XO,

Marty

Silk at J. Crew

J. Crew Jules Striped Silk Dress

Is there anything that makes you feel more luxurious than the feeling of silk against your skin? J.Crew doesn’t seem to disagree. Their latest release of the Jules striped silk dress is pure genius. Sure, J.Crew usually conquers fabrics such as lace, cotton, and eyelet, but there’s something about their silk products that’s really got trendsetters going crazy. The Jules dress is partially lined and falls just above the knee, giving way to a fun yet elegant take on the perfect summer dress. The greatest attribute of the Jules silk dress is that it’s perfect for day or night and is versatile enough to sport with heels, flats, or sandals. Not to mention, the exposed zipper up the back adds an element of rebelliousness with the otherwise modest look. In addition, the style of the dress can be belted at the waste for a tighter fit or let loose for a busy day running around town. So much versatility, we can hardly handle it.

J. Crew Silk Cami + J. Crew Blog

Another silk piece that we admire is the J.Crew silk cami. It’s ideal for layering under a cardigan sweater but multitasks as a skin revealing piece, as well. For a relaxed look, one could pair the tank with light wash jeans and head to that summer festival concert you’ve been waiting for all year. For a more formal occasion, such as that byob dinner date with a special someone, throw on a blazer over the cami coupled with dark wash jeans, and you won’t even need that glass of wine to feel amazing.

J. Crew Silk Purple Bow Top + J. Crew Blog

What are you favorite silk pieces from J. Crew?

J. Crew Silk Stripe Bow Top + J. Crew Blog

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The Final Sale “Get it Girl” Guide

The Best of Final Sale….and to Top it off? An Extra 30% Off!

In the world of bargain-hunting, lingo for this super-saver method of shopping includes: “X dolla Holla!” and “Yay Supa Cheap!”

1. The Couplet Dress $70 holla! In which case, I’ll take a couple! Skirt and top are attached = a 2-for-1 deal in itself!

2. Cosabella® ever lowrider thong three-pack $35 dolla holla!

3. Washed crepe Aveline dress  $99 (Select colors…Don’t worry they are pretty ones!)  (Marked down from $250) Yay supa cheap!

4. Ruffle-up cami $35 dolla holla!

5. Taffeta marvelle mini $40 dolla holla!

That’s all the sales secrets I will share with you now…gotta save some for myself! And remember, shopping is fun when everything is “supa cheap!” Fill up that shopping cart and just “get it girl!” (Hurry, before the extra 30% runs out Sunday, January 2, 2011, 11:59pm ET)

Until next time…MM