I absolutely love velvet every since I was a little girl. There is just something about the soft texture and the way the fabric catches the light that is so regal. This year velvet is very on trend and most style icons have been seen wearing some form of velvet, from shoes to chokers.
My look includes a simple green velvet spaghetti strap asymmetrical top from Charming Charlie and peacock jacquard clutch, paired with my Catherine Malandrino tuxedo blazer that I purchased last season and find of all finds, a pair of bell bottom velour pants. These pants are so fun and unique that I just had to purchase them. Sometimes, you may not have the occasion for an outfit or article of clothing, but if you really love then I suggest buying! I wore this entire look to dinner at Autograph Brasserie. Stay tuned this Thursday for my review!
Attention all vegans, wait before you scream at me, it is faux leather. Ok now that we have that settled, the combination of the patterns and textures make a unique and interesting look. I decided to pair this leopard lace up bodycon dress from New York & Company with a faux leather and gold clutch and two fashion jewelry bracelets with pearls both from Charming Charlie; a store of which I have a small addiction.
Breakdown of my makeup look:
M.A.C. Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow: Amberluxe on my eyes
Laini Cosmetics Haute Right Now on cheeks and as highlighter
This week is Thanksgiving and I want to wish you all a very wonderful and safe holiday! Please take a moment to Check out these places where you can donate and volunteer this year for those in need during the holidays.
The color palette of my accessories in this shoot are not typical in my wardrobe. However, I was interested in incorporating a couple of Pantone’s Fall/Winter 2016 colors. As accents to my simple all black look, I paired cool tones including Airy Blue and Sharkskin. Some of the shades this season are on the vibrant side, but adding them sparsely with a neutral outfit is the perfect way to experiment with these bold shades.
The focal point of my look is the faux leather pencil skirt from Karen Millen. This skirt is incredibly versatile as you could wear out with heels and a fancy top or as I have more casually. My black sheer top may look simple, but the cuffs have a little detail. They are cut in a “v” shape around the wrists. Sparkly tights are not just for when you are five years old- or maybe I was feeling nostalgic. The silver thread in the tights worked well with the silver coiled bracelet from Charming Charlie. The weather was brisk, but sunny. I wore a reversible black and Sharkskin shawl. My flats with a silver zipper in faux patent leather, which are comfortable and chic. The entire look was completed with a satchel bag with silver lock in Airy Blue.
My makeup needed to also incorporate the cool tones of my look. I applied the silver and light cream eyeshadow over my entire lid and crease from the Haute Right Now palette by Laini Cosmetics. To my cheeks, I added the pink blush to my cheeks and the Sophia Loren lipstick in gorgeous pink nude from Dolce & Gabbana. My nail polish is called Charmer- a silvery blue from the organic brand, Scotch Naturals.
Even though Halloween just passed, I am already preparing for the holiday season! I find it so much easier to start gift shopping in advance instead of waiting until the last minute. I want to enjoy the season, not feel rushed or burdened. Today, I want to share with you a fabulous holiday gift guide curtesy of The Rittenhouse Spa & Club. The talented senior stylists and estheticians have compiled their favorite gifts for the holiday season sure to please even the most difficult person on your list!
Another amazing holiday gift guide is to treat the special person in your life to the pampering spa experience! The Rittenhouse Spa & Club offers numerous packages to treat the people on your holiday gift list.
Holiday Gift Experiences
Tier One: $150 (aka 14K Spa Experience)
30 minute Back, Neck & Shoulders Massage, manicure and pedicure
Tier Two: $300 (aka 18K Spa Experience)
Holiday Sweet Retreat: 30 minute Hydra Facial, 60 minute Rittenhouse Massage and manicure
Tier Three: $500 (aka 24K Spa Experience)
The Ultimate Gift of Relaxation: Quartet Massage, Diamond White Facial, Blow out and styling
Men’s Ultimate Spa Experience ($300)
Indulgent Shave, Haircut, 60 minute Rittenhouse Massage
Make sure to visit The Rittenhouse Spa & Club to shop for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!
I have some very exciting news, Sugarpeel is nominated again this year for Best Local Blogger! Sugarpeel is a great passion of mine. I have enjoyed creating fresh content for all of you to read and will continue to do so!
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