December 07, 2015
Not that long ago it seemed December was far, far in the future. Now that it's here, I have no idea where all of the time went. Of course, this also means it's about catching up and getting prepared for what is about to come, as these final weeks of 2015 are certain to fly by.
With this said, this time of year often includes many parties. What do you wear? Should you dress up or dress down? Can you wear jeans? These are just some of the questions I'm going to help answer.
Here are Three Tips to Help You Dress for Holiday Parties:
This tip may sound straight-forward but how many of us, and I've done this before too, take this as an opportunity to try something new? Whether it's a current trend or something you haven't worn before and just needed somewhere to wear it to, you take this time to do it.My recommendation - resist the urge! Especially at a time like this where you still want to be yourself and feel comfortable, whether at a work party or a family get together. Remember, the quickest way to feel uncomfortable is when you don't feel like yourself.
2. Best to be Overdressed than Underdressed
I'm sure you've heard this concept stated before, and I agree with it. I've been on the side of the coin where I was underdressed and quickly employed tactics next time to help avoid this situation.
Keeping in mind the first tip, if jeans are what you always wear and feel most comfortable in, try dressing them up. Pair them with heels or a cashmere sweater or an Adea Layering Top with a blazer. And, as I often mention, play up the accessories, as these are easy pieces to take off or add on, if you find you have a bit too much or too little on.
Although this time of year can start to wear one out, it's important to remember to still have fun and enjoy the moment. Even if you are accompanying your spouse or partner to a work event where you do not know anyone, or you are at a family gathering where all seems to be going awry, try to make the best of it.
Remember, if you happen to forget tip one or tip two, letting your smile shine through will definitely help keep spirits high.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.