I'm all about feathers in the home, and the holidays are no exception! If you liked the tabletop feather trees I rounded up, you'll love these flighty ornaments. Delicate and sophisticated, these tree adornments are either inspired by the motif, like this set of Three Feather Ornaments ($40), or the real deal, like these gorgeous peacock feather ornaments ($3-$4). Click the images above to shop the look!
This week, I'm bidding San Fran farewell till after the New Year, and heading to Miami to soak up the sun and ring in the holiday on the beach. While I confess I'll probably spend most of the trip lounging by the shore or at the pool, there's more to pack than swimwear ($180). I'm adding something festive for my holiday parties, my Matt Bernson gladiators ($102, originally $169), and my favorite new bag. Take a peek at what I'm packing and shop for your own stylish vacay.
This week, I asked for you to style me up in something hot for the holidays. I wanted something sizzling, sequined . . . sexy — basically a blowout holiday look for any seasonal soiree. Calicocobuble brought her A-game to the challenge and fulfilled everything I was looking for, even a bit of tulle. Here's to a very happy holiday.
If you've got a bunch of parties coming up in the next couple of weeks, you're probably already aware of how stressful they can be — especially if you're going straight from work and don't have all your stuff with you. Not to worry, though, because you can have a whole beauty arsenal without carrying much of anything.
Mascara inevitably flakes and eyeliner always creeps, so it's smart to carry makeup remover. This Make Up For Ever Mini Sens'Eyes & Aqua Eyes Travel Kit ($14) will fit easily into a clutch, and if you throw in one of these Dior Best in Show Mini Mascaras ($18), you've got an entire fresh eye look. Hair misbehavior is also a possibility, especially if the weather is bad, so a tiny smoother like this Baby Croc Mini Flat Iron ($29) is a wise investment, as are hair tamers like a Sally Girl Mini Foil Brush ($1) and Juicy Couture Ponytail Holders ($25). Multitask your blush and lip gloss with this tiny Anna Sui Mini Rouge ($20), and to smell fresh, slip a teensy Love & Toast Mini Perfume ($12) in your coin purse.
We hope our Fab Gift Guides are helping with your holiday gift shopping. To further ease the process, peruse accessories and gift site Viv & Ingrid. You're sure to spot a lovely present for the quirky cute gal on your list. Take this 2-Birthstone Paillette Charm Necklace ($98) — wouldn't it look pretty on your sister's neck? Or these Midori Nesting Boxes ($48) are perfect for your cousin who's moving. Shop by category, or for gifts under $100 or under $50. If your cart exceeds $200, don't forget to enter viholiday25 at checkout for a 25 percent discount.
If you're feeling a little less of the razzle-dazzle and more frazzled at the prospect of finding something to wear for all of your holiday occasions, don't throw in the towel just yet. While we're hoping our dress guides and festive alternatives have inspired some outfit creativity, who better to offer a real-life example than our favorite celebs and models? We've turned to the red carpet pros to draw some dressing inspiration — festive LRDs, sequins and sparkle, and femme frocks to get you feeling festive and looking your best.
I love seeing all your cute pets in Pet Pic of the Day, but I've got a special challenge for our Dress Up Extravaganza! group in the spirit of the season. Please add photos of your furry (or feathered or fishy) friends enjoying the chilly weather — snow, Santa, trees, (unlit) menorahs — whatever makes you think of Winter; I want to see it. After all, it's the season of giving, so give back to me!To learn how to join and contribute your cute and wintry pics, just read more
Ho, ho, ho, it's Santa
Claus Paws! Whether you're bringing your four-legged friend to a holiday party or just decking him out for Christmas family gatherings, there are plenty of Saint Nick-inspired hats and coats to festively outfit your furball. I'm especially smitten with this faux-fur-trimmed fleece Santa Paws Dog Costume ($25), but a Bearded Santa Hat ($12) is sure to elicit a chuckle or two. And for just a little bit of Xmas flair, a Red Santa Dog Scarf ($10) or a sweet knit Santa hat ($26) could be just the ticket for pets not in the full-costume mood. Click the rest of the images above to shop the look!