- 15 shimmery pieces to kick off the holiday season
- Bring back classic black-and-white decor for your home
- The Obamas celebrate Christmas with Psy, Diana Ross, and more
- Check out how Busy Philipps and more celebs announced their pregnancy
- Deck the halls with a turkey and cranberry wreath
- Get Victoria's Secret Angel hair with tips from their stylist
- Reasons to get excited about Kristen Stewart's new comedy
- Which TV couple do you think had the hottest sexuel tension of 2012?
- Balance your body with back exercises
- Shop Gossip Girl's new season-six wardrobe — even exact pieces
- Things you didn't know about tech pioneer Ada Lovelace
- Behind the scenes at PopSugar and Gap's #gaplove event
- Heartwarming pictures of animals playing in the snow
- 11 items not worth spending the money on
- Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale wrap up a surprise show with PDA
Posts for December 10th 2012
This holiday season is all about kitschy sweaters (think Markus Lupfer, Moschino, Stella McCartney, etc.), so why not make your own instead of spending a hefty sum? Perfect for a holiday sweater party or just jazzing up those Winter basics, this tie and collar add-on is too cool not to DIY. The best part is, you can easily make it with a sweater you already own — and one of your dad's/man's/best friend's ties. Watch on to get the details on this fun, unique party piece. On Allison McNamara: H&M top, Rebecca Minkoff blazer from Shopbop.com. Hair and Makeup by Kasia Bohos.
Sometimes, silver outweighs the gold — and we're about to prove it with a few of the best sparkly pieces to shop this holiday season. Whether it's sequined, metallic leather, or lamé, silver finishes are flattering on every skin tone and add a cool, modern touch to just about every look. Toast the night in a shimmery sequined cocktail dress, or for a refreshing twist on eveningwear, try out a flattering bedazzled jumpsuit — and don't forget to finish off with equally chic accessories via glittered clutches, bold cuffs, and statement footwear. Ready to get a little sparkle into your life? Click on to shop our top 15 silver picks to wear now — and straight through New Year's Eve.
Amanda Seyfried stepped out at night in NYC fusing three primary colors, which resulted in a perfect retro-chic ensemble to mimic any time of year. The actress layered a powder-blue coat over a marigold sheath dress, then slipped on a pair of nude Christian Louboutin pumps ($625) to balance her colorful pairing. Amanda then upped the glam factor with a red mini Céline tote, sleek ponytail, and red lipstick. Get inspired by this trio of colors by working a light blue coat, yellow dress, and red bag for a holiday soiree or go casual with these mustard Current/Elliott skinny jeans ($125, originally $178), this peplum Alice + Olivia top ($198) and a pair of red pumps.
Jessica Alba gave a lesson in monochromatic layering after enjoying a family breakfast in Beverly Hills on Sunday. The actress worked a charcoal shawl-collar Gerard Darel coat with a black sweater, gray skinny cords, and black patent rain boots, then wrapped a printed Zadig & Voltaire scarf for extra warmth and color. She completed her gray look with a leather Gerard Darel crossbody bag, classic black shades, and gold spike earrings. Get inspired by Jessica's cute and cozy weekend style with a gray wrap coat, matching corduroys, and black patent boots for your next breakfast date.
Katie Holmes strolled the streets of NYC over the weekend looking cozy-slash-chic in this Etoile Isabel Marant knit cardigan ($425), topped over a white silk blouse, which she buttoned up all the way for a polished feel. On bottom the actress wore black pleat-front trousers with black ankle boots, then added a pop of color via this Delvaux Madame black and red colorblock bag ($3,500). We're loving Katie's layered look, especially for the office, so to achieve it, just wear your silky blouses with your favorite knit cardigans. Don't forget to button up all the way for that extra-sleek touch.
'Tis the season to shop till you drop and what better way to kick-start your Monday than with a major designer sale? To satisfy your hunger for the finer things in life, Net-A-Porter just sweetened the deal on its already awesome sale with finds from luxe favorites like Michael Kors, Stella McCartney, and Miu Miu marked up to a whopping 70 percent off. Needless to say, now is the time to nab those bags, boots, and dresses you've been lusting after all season long — or splurge on a gift for that very deserving friend. Just click on to peruse and shop our top 15 sale picks in the slideshow — and be sure to check out Net-A-Porter for the rest of the sale madness.
Kristen Stewart attended a Vanity Fair screening of On the Road in Marin County, CA, over the weekend, and for the special occasion, the actress created the perfect pairing for the holidays: a gray BCBG tuxedo blazer with black leather H&M pants. In true Kristen form, she kept a casual vibe via a white tee, but then added mega dazzle with these red Christian Louboutin pumps ($795) and matching red lips. Re-create Kristen's latest look by sporting a tuxedo blazer with black leather pants, then finish off with a pair of striking red pumps.
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We're only a couple of weeks into December, but lest you should already tire of the proverbial cocktail dress, we've got your fix. This season we're drawing on the polished but laid-back outfit combos we saw on the likes of Tibi's Fall runway, with slouchy sweatshirt tops and posh pencil skirts. It's the best of both worlds — a mix of comfort and cool — that's as fresh and unexpected as it is easy to pull together. The trick is finding luxe fabrics to make the ensemble all the more eye-popping. Look to festive jacquard in seasonal reds and greens, sleek leather, and satin-finished peplum to dress up, then counter with a sportier sweatshirt top (that'll also keep you cozy!). Should you fear you're not quite party-ready, that's where your footwear factors in — opt for a minimalist, totally sexy ankle-strap heel to finish it off, and if you're still in search of something to glam it up, don't hesitate to complement your neckline with your favorite statement baubles. Et voilà, you're set for a night out in three easy pieces — just shop our editors' picks for every party girl's chic alternative to party dresses.
Shop from left to right: Tibi Neoprene and Floral-Lace Sweatshirt ($425), By Malene Birger Olinas Leather and Jersey Paneled Pencil Skirt ($695), Tibi Carine Ankle Strap Sandals ($395); Dsquared2 Sweatshirt Style Top ($394), J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Metallic Floral ($100, originally $148), Steve Madden Realove Pump ($80); Mango Sequined Sweatshirt ($50), By Malene Birger Doraona Silk and Wool-Blend Peplum Skirt ($395), Proenza Schouler High Heel Ankle Strap Sandal ($695)