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Puff the Magic Dragon.

In Accessories, Black, Bombshell, Champagne!, Cocktail Dresses, Gold, Jewelry on October 20, 2014 at 8:38 am

Do you remember that shady Disney movie, “Puff the Magic Dragon”?!  WTH was that about it?  It must have been “cutting edge” to blend animation with live action back then, because I also remember “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” coming out around the same time and had a similar style.  Both were super trippy if you think back on them…

But anyhoo, I was reminded of this cadre of old school kids flicks because I realized I have a lot of dresses I’m currently dying over that I would describe as “pouf” or “puff” dresses.  This metallic lovely from Alice + Olivia ($395) would be a dream for the holiday party circuit.

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Ideal with these lace Jimmy Choo flats ($645) and this stunning embellished dragonfly clutch ($528):

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I’m also bananas in love with this style (also Alice + Olivia – – I may have a problem…$395), which I dream about wearing with these resin vintage Chanel earrings ($325):

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I’d finish with these elegant snakeskin Manolos ($935) with a Valentino roll clutch ($1695):

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Mega swoon.  Lastly, I just snapped up this PartySkirt by Skot skirt ($245 — the style shown below is a little darker gray than mine), which I plan to wear to Christmas dinner or something similar.  The brand was started by two adorable sisters; read more about them here.  I like this with a silky tank (Tibi, $158) and these Alexis Bittar drops ($345 — or check out this affordable pair!):

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I love this look with these Alice + Olivia heels ($295) and this gorgeous clutch ($450):

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And I would add this starred bracelet (on sale for $94):

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What other holiday looks are on your radar?

Capeleteer.

In Accessories, Denim, Monograms, Plaid on October 17, 2014 at 8:31 am

O.M.G.

You’re gonna love me.

First, anyone else been drooling over the Burberry monogrammed cape

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This cape is pretty much sold out everywhere, but I did find it at British shop Selfridge’s.

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If you missed out or if you’re not willing to shell out $1,300 for this seasonal statement, not to worry.  I found an incredible lookalike for only $46, and it is already mine-all-mine.  Do you love?!  I’d wear mine over a striped tee (so coveting this Comme Des Garcons piece, $150), skinnies ($125), and perfect navy flats ($265):

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Finish with a Givenchy tote ($1,100 – or get the look for less here):

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Other sweater-y poncho capelet lovelies to consider:

+This gorgeous camel stripe wonder.

+This black and gray lovely from Zara.

+This classic.

+I featured this stunner previously, but…OMG.

+This funky/mod cropped Tibi style.

+Plaid gorgeousness.

Artsy Fartsy.

In Accessories, Brights!, Florals, Jewelry, Pastels, Romantic, Shoes on October 16, 2014 at 9:46 am

I literally die over these Loubs ($675).

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I mean, seriously people?!  Mr. Mags is lucky that these are already sold out in my pixie-foot size (35), because these would so be mine.  I die.  I’m so into these painterly prints right now, especially if they have a floral bent to them.  Can you imagine anything more elegant than this floral dress ($375) with a great KJL statement necklace ($50), perfect patent pink pumps (Valentino, $600), and YSL clutch ($995):

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I’m also bananas crazy over this RedValentino dress ($895), but the price tag is oh-so-hefty.

 

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Imagine it with these gorgine classic Valentinos ($745) and a ladylike little clutchski ($100):

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Other painterly items on my lust list: an elegant full skirt ($42 — see it styled oh-so-elegantly on the blogger behind Pink Peonies here); Charles Philip flats (on sale for $72); a dark floral dress (Rebecca Taylor, $375); floral print heels (on sale for $82); these gorgeous pillows from textile designer Caitlin Wilson ($70+); stunning floral mini (on sale for $136);

 

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And, finally, I can’t conclude a post in good faith today without reminding you of the glorious fact that Shopbop is currently running a 25% off anything code.  Yup.  Just use code Family25.  Now is the time to snag that item you’ve been eyeballing.  Things at the top of my list:

+This great holiday party skirt;

+These affordable bar stud earrings;

+This elegant cranberry-colored cocktail dress for the holidays;

+An everyday striped midi-dress;

+Fur mittens;

+This buffalo check dress (love the idea of layering it with leggings or tights and booties);

+This elegant buff leather skirt.

If you’re willing to go big, this dress is literally the dress of my dreams, and I’ve been seriously eyeing this leather Rochas tote.