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Holiday Shopping 2017



The Bells Will be Ringing...






Thanksgiving is past and the shopping holiday frenzy is in twinkling swing.  Decorating houses, baking cookies, going to soirees, spreading cheer and snapping up holiday deals is top of mind.  This weekend alone, Americans, will spend over $20B on gifts for self which is astounding.  The bells are ringing with happiness in anticipation.  Thus, get ready to shop in store or online, partake in festivities, happy vibes, counting blessings and giving back.  All the while, selecting a few sparkling items to place under the tree, give a friend or one in need.  Here are just a few picks to toast the holiday season.



The Tote of the Century







Longchamp Large Le Pliage Tote




Longchamp Totes are indeed the best on the market today.  The tote is water resistant, indestructible and comes in a variety of rainbow hues.   These numbers were all over Hawaii.  You can't go wrong placing this beauty under a Christmas tree.




 The Lip Saver - Stocking Stuffer








Lacome Juicy Tubes are a must for year round ease of lip perfection usage.  I purchased several of these last year and have them in my car, tennis bag and and handbag.  Perfect for a quick swipe of fruity gloss.  Smell yummy too.  Order up for hostess gifts, stockings and friend exchanges. 


Holiday Limited Edition - $20 - ($38 Value)




Lancome Juicy Tubes Set



The Velvet Factor






AG The Farrah High Waist Velvet jean is exquisite for the holiday season. Combine with a simple white turtleneck, scarf, pump or boot and become a reigning royal for any event.


Fit is True to Size



AG The Farrah High Waist Velvet Jeans





AG The Farrah High Waist Velvet Jeans 



Rain, Sleet, Hail & Snow












Hunter Boots are essential in the winter infused months ahead.  This classic will be in vogue for years to come.  A must for all fashionistas paired with jeans, coats, gloves and hats.  You get the image. 



$117 Until 11/27 (Originally $195) - Can't go Wrong! 


Hunter Original Refined Rain Boot





 Did you Hear? 





Adidas Stan Smith



Stan Smith Adidas and Treasure & Bond tennis shoes are a definite hit.   They are super comfortable, all leather and extremely stylish.  A favorite holiday gift.  Jennifer Lopez gave Adidas to entire family over Thanksgiving.   Should be under every Christmas tree in 2017.





$42 - $48 Until 11/27 (Originally $74.95)



Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker



 I Own & Love in White. Notice the Silver - Very Chic




Treasure & Bond Merrick Perforated Sneaker


Well, that is it for now.  Have fun shopping in-store or online.  Yesterday, I braved the mall and lucked out finding a red Longchamp tote  at Nordstrom half off.  Score!  Of course, the black one highlighted is not on sale.  However, I must admit it is easier to shop online for the the items I love.  I hope you love them too.  Next up - more shopping items for the blessed Holiday season.






"Everyday is a fashion show and the world is your runway" - Coco Chanel 



Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style




Velvet - Holiday 2017


Velvet Crush





"The velvet of her paws, Her coat that with tortoise vies, Her ears jet and emerald eyes, She saw; and purred with applause. " - Thomas Gray



Velvet is everywhere once again in 2017.  The soft, rich and sublime fabric is forefront and center setting standards high.   Jeans, tops, handbags, accessories and so much more are being lavished in a bit of vibrant velvet.  Velvet has always made a statement throughout history donned by royalty and wealthy families and of course anyone who wants a little luxury in daily living.  In the 1920's, evening gowns and shawls were designed in velvet and worn to impress.  Yesterday classics still ring true for the holiday season.

What is top of mind this jolly ole season?  Here are a few pieces that will provide the royal treatment.  Get ready to walk the red carpet, hear the bells rings with merriment all the while draped in magnificent velvet concoctions.



The Luxury Skinny


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge




Velvet Skinny Jeans are comfortable, elegant and sophisticated when combined with a wool coat, jacket and booties or pumps.  The lustrous velvet will promote envious eyes from the royal gallery in your own world. 


Fabulous with Booties




AG The Farrah High Waist Skinny - Current, Seaweed, Mercury & Black



"Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas, but what makes it new is the way you put it together" - Carolina Herrera


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The Royal Velvet Showstopper





Gucci - Link to Similar Style





The Velvet Handbag is refined and understated for the holiday season. Be present and at the center with a luxurious velvet handbag.



So Audrey - Black is Always Classic


Badgley Mischka Drama Clutch





Jimmy Choo Celeste Velvet Clutch




The Crossbody


Rebecca Minkoff Love Quilted Crossbody Bag


"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.  It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years."  - Audrey Hepburn



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The Topper








The Decadent Soft Velvet Top is ever pretty for the evening or day.   You will be the belle of the ball in your world.  




The Turtleneck





Theory Velvet Turtleneck



Tibi Stretch Velvet Turtleneck




Theory Split-Collar V-Neck Velvet Top



Princess



Roland Mouret Wicklow Square-Neck Velvet Top



"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak" Rachel Zoe


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The Velvet Finale




Nicole Kidman


The Velvet Gown is an essential frock in the wardrobe.  Fashionistas absolutely adore a black or red velvet dress for holiday parties or events.  Make a memorable statement draped in sumptuous velvet. 


Tea Length - Timeless - Runs Big



Chaus Velvet Tea Length Dress



Evening Attire



Alice & Olivia Simmons Velvet Wrap Dress




Alice & Olivia Simmons Wrap Dress



St. John Collection Cold Shoulder Velvet Gown

Velvet, velvet and more velvet.  Get shopping and ready for the marvels of the holiday to descend on the land.  Enjoy every moment, be thankful and always look for the best in others.

"Character.  Intelligence. Strength. Style. That makes Beauty" - Diane Von Furstenberg


Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style