Tomorrow is Thanksgiving with Black Friday and the holiday craze following right behind. In fashion world, that means finding the right outfit for the holiday party (or two) and even more specific – finding the right undergarment to make everything look good. Gone are the days of the girdle (for the most part) and we are left with the mission of finding the right shapewear. Bring in the Spanxi! “Suck It In, It’s Party Season” is the title of the recent humor column, “I Was Misinformed” in The New York Times. It tells the story of one woman’s journey to purchase Spanx for a holiday dress, or as she says: “I’m a little tired today because I just went six rounds with a Spanx Extra Firm Control body suit, an undergarment constructed with the same sort of expandable concrete used in airport runways.” Continue reading
I love the classics for the holidays: a turtleneck with a side of hot chocolate. The turtleneck sweater is a winter staple; paired with jeans, the combination is cozy, understated and simple, yet undeniably chic (think Jackie Kennedy Onassis). But adding hot chocolate with whipped cream takes this look to the next level and screams ‘Happy Holidays!‘ like nothing else.
Why not give your little black dress a rest this holiday? Turn to a tuxedo. Versatile and super-chic, tuxedo-dressing is a way to go sleek without being over-the-top dressy. And tuxedo dressing has moved way beyond the suit, with options and more creative ways than ever to incorporate tuxedo elements. In fact, a tuxedo need not be so formal – you can break it up to wear many different ways (I also wear my tuxedo blazer with jeans and a white tee). An added plus to tuxedo dressing? It moves from day to night with ease. Continue reading
For as long I can remember, I have worn a comfortable pair of pants for Thanksgiving. Stylish yet warm and cozy, pants have served me well and have been the workhorse of my Thanksgiving wardrobe (not to mention that pants have allowed me to unbutton the top button without anyone noticing!). But this year, the long skirt is giving my Thanksgiving staple a run for its money. With long skirts so popular, there are many options from which to choose. And you can wear them with boots or sandals or flats. I choose boots; when combined with a long skirt everything hits at just the right place.
Photos by Sophie MacMillan
When it comes to dressing up (or dressing down) it’s crucial that you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing and most like yourself. What do I mean? You always want to feel good when you walk out the door. Even when holiday shopping tempts you, it’s not worth buying something new that doesn’t suit your style perfectly – no matter how shiny or glittery it may be. I would rather wear something I really love again and again, than wear new things that are just, so-so. Continue reading