HolidayStyle2016

We loooove our plaid, over here on TME.  Plaid shirts, plaid PJs, plaid pants, plaid scarves, plaid shoes - we've covered it all.  But is there such a thing as too much plaid?  Mixed plaids have been surfacing every winter for years (the very first time I covered this trend, Pax was a baby, just to give you an idea)...
I love a killer all-black look.  Especially for the holidays.  All black is slimming, I can drink red wine without fear, and it's easy to find shoes to match.  Holla. But the downside is...boredom.  Especially during this shiny, glittery time of year, all-black outfits are often second-best.  Like my top choice was too cold/too complicated/needed a different bra...okfine.  Black pants it...
  Is there a dress that wouldn't benefit from my three pillars of holiday dressing?  The pillars being, of course, Fancy Legs (or shoes), Faux Fur and Bling.   I invoke The Towering Pillars of Sartorial Festivus when, say, I'm staring at a cocktail dress, yet I can hear my jeans calling to me.  (Their usual call is along the lines of,...
I have a closet full of teaching clothes.  When I had Greenlea, I made the decision to stay home with her (hellooo day care costs on a teacher salary!) and had to come up with some new ways to style my teacher-friendly clothes in a party-friendly way.  Y'all know how much I love my Portofino tops, and styling this...
  I just can't quit this skirt.   There's something so festive and fun about a big, unapologetically glamorous skirt.  Even more than a ballgown, in my opinion.  It seems that these big maxi skirts - no matter how fancy - can be dressed down with pieces you already own and love  *cough*turtleneck*cough* for a vibe that's decidedly offbeat, and wildly...
Sequin skirts....trickier than I thought.  Keep reading to see my (many) iterations, not all of them good. SIGH. The Flirt Hey baby. Now this outfit, I like.  The texture of the cozy sweater contrasted with the shiny sequins, the sharp booties, the flecks of white in the tights - it all works.   Even the mismatched sequin skirt/bag thing is alright.  the kids are alright....   // JavaScript is...
Despite the decidedly glam bent holiday trends are taking, I'm still a big (HUGE) fan of denim.  And with all of the glitzy accoutrements available for the chic party-goer, denim is the perfect foil for those of us who like their style with a heavy dose of insouciance.  (C'est moi.) So I've been messing around, trying to figure out a fresh...
 (photo credit: J. Birdie Photography) Just like sequins, feathers and leather, I've always been drawn to (faux) fur.  RAWR.  Lucky for me, this is a perfect time of year to find some awesome faux fur pieces, even though I bought that vest I'm wearing at the summer Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  Scarves, coats, gloves, vests, boot covers, earmuffs . . . even...
Last year I bought this sequin miniskirt because I LOVED it.  When I got it home, I tried it on and STILL loved it.  But then it hung in my closet.  All. Year.  Never wore it.  Not once.  Am I the only one this happens to?  You see something you love, you buy it, then . . . never...
  White, cream, the much maligned beige - these colors, when worn head-to-toe, give off a snow-princess fabulousness when mixed with something shiny.  You just...glow. Or maybe that's the Scotch. In any case, I've been riding this monochrome train for years now, and I have no intention of getting off.  All aboard....     Super Fuzzy Cozy Warm...With Glitz SO HERE'S THE BEAUTY OF ALL WHITE:  you...