It's the holiday season…and with that holiday parties and galas. While it's tempting to go out and buy a new sparkly dress for such events, you can easily get a hot holiday look without buying a new wardrobe.
Here are some ways to jazz up that simple Little Black Dress that is already residing in your closet. Look chic and stylish without spending an arm and a leg!
Social media outlets were all a-twitter this week regarding Gwyneth Paltrow's newsletter GOOP. GOOP is a newsletter (and website) where Paltrow shares her favorite places to visit, recipes, advice and inspiration from celebrity friends, and her random thoughts on topics important to her. This week, GOOP featured Gwyneth's choices for spring essentials.
The collection was full of simple, yet modern pieces that were are versatile and perfect for the season. Paltrow teamed with shopping site Net-a-Porter to offer these wardrobe essentials for purchase. The only problem" These "essentials" total over $18,000 ($16,434 for the clothing and shoes alone!). I doubt you can afford such a wardrobe, I know I can't. I usually hate "Dress for Less" articles because they pick pieces that may be similar, but don't give the same effect when actually worn.
However since I do believe Paltrow's "essentials" do make for a creative yet wearable spring and summer wardrobe, I scoured the 'net for pieces that give the same effect, but are available for much, much less.
Last night, Natalie Portman wore tassel earrings from Tiffany to the Oscars. The beaded tassels perfectly matched her off-the-shoulder gown. At the L.A. premiere of her movie No Strings Attached, Portman again wore Tiffany tassel earrings--this time in black to match her black Vena Cava maxi dress.
Kate Hudson wore some fabulous pearl and diamond tassel earrings from Stephen Russell when she attended the Golden Globes. Oscar de la Renta showed tassel earrings for their Fall 2011 line while Chanel showed ombre-colored tassel earrings for Spring 2011.
Tassels fit the 70s theme for Spring 2011: The fringe, the vintage look. This is a look that is amazing on the red carpet, but perfectly wearable for the rest of us. A pair of tassel earrings is a great addition to your wardrobe, a way to glam up your current closet...
Welcome back to another edition of the Wacky Product of the Week. This week we take a look at one company's effort to protect us from both rain and snow, while not infringing on our ability to simultaneously text, talk, or adjust the tunes on our phones.
It's a well known trick: accessories can redirect the look of an entire
outfit. Want to class things up? A pearl necklace or diamond studs is
shorthand for Jackie O cool. Add some sass or edge to a corporate
uniform? Punk-inspired pieces that conjure up a Grace Kelly gone
Blondie. It's the little things that make or break an appearance, taking you from merely presentable to completely pulled together. The
fashion industry knows this--accessories are the biggest game in the
But whether you're saving up for Balenciaga's motorcycle bag or
thrifting for vintage shoes, here are some surprisingly simple and
essential details that elevate any look.