THANKFUL & CHIC!

Thanksgiving is a holiday that revolves around a big delicious feast shared with family and friends. And while the recipes, invites and traditions are the main focus for most, fashionistas everywhere also want to look fall festive and chic while chowing down on all the yummy foods. Whether you’re hosting a big family gathering, attending a small low key dinner with friends, or planning a fun getaway, don’t forget to wear a stylish outfit that looks great and has some wiggle room for full bellies!!!! Here are some stylish ideas to inspire you this week!

Chic and casual- Comfy boyfriend jeans and tee, cool accessories and an on trend plaid coat make a complete fall ensemble ideal for a low key holiday dinnner.

2. Ombre faux fur vests are all the rage this season and are a great layering piece for a holiday dinner outfit.

Glam and Gorgeous- a chunky knit dress, interesting outerwear and sleek black boots are great options for the glam girl for a big holiday gathering.

Since some Thanksgiving get-togethers are all about football, why not get in the spirit and wear your fave team apparel!

 

THE STYLE DUO LIST OF ONLINE FAVES!

This time of year it is all about lists. Lists of holiday must haves, (see last week’s blog!), list of presents for the whole family, lists of ingredients for holiday feasts, lists of who has been naughty or nice, etc etc. So for today’s blog we decided to make a list of our fave online websites. And this is especially important right before the holidays when so many of us are shopping online from the comfort of our own homes. And the sales are getting better and better each day! So check out our list and get shopping!!

1. Revolveclothing.com – for fun, on trend clothes that can’t always be found in department stores.

2. Neimanmarcus.com – always a favorite!!

3. Renttherunway.com – if you don’t feel like spending hundreds of dollars on holiday fashions, check out this site where you can rent high end designer duds at a minimal price!

4. dvf.com – for THE BEST wrap dresses!

5. ramybrook.com – for sexy and chic pieces that will make you feel like a million bucks for girls night out!

6. jennifermillerjewelry.com – for cool jewelry that is either fine or faux…really affordable or totally worth the splurge!

7. calypsostbarth.com – beachy and bohemian styles for tropical destinations.

8. jcrew.com – for great basics and (believe it or not) FABULOUS jewelry!

9. blackhalo.com – for the perfect sheath! We love the Jackie O styles!

10. bluefly.com- one of the original online designer discount sites. Super sales!

HOLIDAY MUST HAVES 2014

As we head into holiday season, (how is it almost Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and Christmas already?) we have decided to put out a list of our Holiday 2014 MUST HAVES! These items are some of our fave gift giving ideas for this holiday season while others are personal must haves to treat ourselves for being good all year! So check out our list and let us know some of your must haves too!! Enjoy!

HOLIDAY MUST HAVES 2014

1. Jo Malone Candles

2. Saint Laurent Rings

3. Missoni Towels

4. Hermes Enamel Bracelets

5. Mrs. Prindable’s Gourmet Caramel Apples

6. C Wonder Monogrammed Jewelry Box

7. Tory Burch slippers

8. Chanel Glossimer lipglosses

9. Burberry Scarves

10. Rachel Zoe Faux Fur Vests at QVC.com

TWO TRENDS IN ONE!

We love it when fashion geniuses take a couple of cool trends and combine them together to create a single fabulous piece.  Introducing color blocked, and furry outerwear!  We have always been big fans of fur vests and we love rocking color blocked outfits. Now put the two trends together and you have instant glamour!  And we also love it when you can purchase fun trends on a budget.  So whether you are ready to splurge on this exciting new “duo trend’ or save and get one at a really good deal, we encourage you to try it.  After all a duo is always better than one!

 

 

HALLOWEEN DREAMS

Halloween is just a few days away and the energy in all the costume stores, and in all the supermarket candy aisles is as awesome as ever!  There is something so amazing about how this holiday turns us all into little kids.  Candy, costumes, parties and more!  What could be better? Whether you are a girl who always dreamed of being a Knick City Dancer, a lady who rides the trapeze or a Hollywood star this is the day to play dress up and make your fantasies come true even if just for a few hours.
     But here is a thought…what if the Halloween spirit lasted all year long?  What if you got to “dress up” everyday as the person/thing you always wanted to be?  Ok, we are not suggesting you show up at work next week as Hello Kitty but think about the qualities you’d like to possess everyday in your fantasy world.  For example if you always dreamed of being a professional ice-skater, why not dress in bolder colors?  Add shorter skirts with tights to your wardrobe and sign up for a skating lesson or two!  It’s never to late to learn.
     Or maybe your favorite costume growing up always involved a Disney princess.  You can feel like Cinderella everyday by wearing clothes that make you feel beautiful and investing in shoes that make you want to dance the night away.  Think about the little things that make you smile like big bows, red lipstick, sequins, polka dots or feathers and incorporate them into your wardrobes so they don’t feel costumey but instead chic and glamorous.
     Don’t save fakes lashes and fur boas for just one day a year.  Live glamorously all year long!
Check out some of Hollywood’s finest in full on Halloween 2014 looks!

MAD FOR PLAID!

Throwback Plaid Pic! Mad For Plaid during our Tufts University days!

 

PLAID is back in style this Fall season and while we have always been big fans of this often returning trend, we are loving it even more than ever! Plaid’s strong presence in fashion this year is different than seasons past. Not only are plaid prints being shown on shirts, scarves, coats and pajamas, but they are turning up on dresses, shoes and fabulous handbags! While Burberry has kept this trend alive for years and years, many designers have followed suit and embraced this fun style. Whether you’re dressing casual for a fun day with friends, or planning a night out on the town, plaid can be the go to item in your wardrobe. This popular print comes in many shapes, sizes and colors, so it’s time to have fun with this versatile look and get MAD FOR PLAID!!!!

Hugo Boss

MARC by Marc Jacobs

Altuzarra

Manolo Blahnik

Lela Rose

SAILS & SALES!

One of the first things we learned in grade school was that Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492.  We learned about The Nina, The Pinta, and The Santa Maria!  We learned many wonderful historical tidbits back then but what they forgot to tell us about were the FABULOUS sales that happen on Columbus Day year after year in modern times!! Now no one loves a good sale more than The Style Duo! But be warned. It’s easy to fall in to the trap of buying tons of stuff you don’t need or really want just because the price is good. So take this tip from us. When you see something that is a great steal but you are a little unsure about whether to buy it, ask the salesgirl to hold it for you for about an hour. Leave the store and if you are still thinking about that item after some time passes and feel like you have to have it then by all means go back and buy it. If you have totally forgotten all about it and have moved on to something else, well then you have your answer. And for those of you who can’t get to the stores tomorrow, have no fear. Online shopping sales are just as exciting and second to only Cyber Monday sales. So go ahead, explore and discover some treasures tomorrow just like Christopher Columbus did many years ago!

PRETTY IN PARIS!

So what’s a New York fashionista to do when all of the hoopla surrounding fashion week winds down here in the Big Apple? Get excited for fashion week in Paris, of course! Now if buying a ticket and flying overseas to fashion heaven is out of the question, have no fear. Splashed all across social media and fashion magazines are pics of the most stylish looks straight from the runways. This year, the trends were so hot, hot, hot for Spring 2015, just getting inspired by them will help brace us for the winter chill that is right around the corner. Here are some of our faves from last week’s shows!

Yellow is a hot color for Spring 2015 and this canary Emanuel Ungaro jumpsuit can brighten any day.

Lace and transparent dresses with a play on textures were stunners on the Valentino runway.

Givenchy and Balmain were not the only designers holding on to a trend from season’s past. Cut-outs are back and sexier than ever for Spring 2015.

Watch for WHITES! Love this minimalistic cropped pant and tank from one of our fave designers PORTS 1961.

From floppy hats to groovy prints, 1970s inspired looks graced the Spring 2015 catwalks.

CELEBRATE IN STYLE!

 

Take a group of notable and gorgeous people and put them together in one of the most magical cities in the world and there you have George Clooney’s wedding! As we all await to see the beautiful pics of Amal in her wedding gown as she married the ultimate (and most handsome) bachelor ever, we have gotten glimpses of some of their stylish guests. They were dressed to the nines and proved that wearing stunning colors and fabulous accessories never goes out of style. This is something we all can remember when we go to special events…that they are called “SPECIAL” events for a reason. This means indulging on a great blowout or wearing the metallic heels you have been hiding away in your closet. It means splurging on a fabulous new dress and rocking it with confidence! Laugh, live, rejoice and do it all in style!!

Emilio Pucci Spring 2015 Collection

Sometimes in fashion, you see something so beautiful and so inspiring that it literally takes your breath away!  That is how we felt when we saw these looks from the runway of the Emilio Pucci Spring 2015 collection!  With a nod to the 70’s, these pieces evoke a bohemian laid back feel with a luxurious twist. Tie dye, maxis, pastels all play their part in creating a collection so gorgeous you almost can’t believe your eyes!  So take a peak for yourself at some of our faves below.