Boost Your Look with Winter Statement Necklaces

Thursday, November 20, 2014 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Winter necklaces don’t have to look boring! If you chose to wear the right pieces, then you can still look glitzy and glamorous while wearing heavier and thicker clothes.

It’s all about versatile, heavy-looking pieces. Allow yourself to embrace the cold weather and mirror it with some chunky necklaces that will be noticed from a mile away.

First up, I am featuring a cool bib, like a multi-row choker. Initially it may seem a little tacky, but you have to envision it with the proper dress. If you are going to a swanky event, then try throwing this on to dazzle and reinvent that simple long black dress. This choker allows you to play up those dresses that you feel uncomfortable wearing over and over again. The necklace will direct everyone’s attention to it and divert everyone’s attention from the fact that you have worn the dress before.

Topshop Bib Multi-Row Choker


→ Buy the Topshop Bib Multi-Row Choker, $45.00, at us.topshop.com.


New Label Love: Emerson Fry Crafts Timeless Simplicity

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 • Permalink • 

I know, I’m a little late to the Emerson Fry love fest. I just discovered this gorgeous label last week. But, in researching the brand, I found that plenty of in-the-know fashionistas have already fallen hard for Emerson Fry’s strong designs.

Emerson Bethany Fry originally launched her label Emersonmade in 2009. The name has since transitioned to Emerson Fry, which feels so perfect it makes you wonder why she didn’t just go with it in the beginning. Emerson Fry the woman started her professional career as a painter. Emerson Fry the label was a natural offshoot of her creative endeavors. The current line is a well-edited wonder full of classic pieces that will only get better with wear. Check out a few of my favorites…

This Tailored Coat is crafted from an Italian wool blend in a pretty light fawn color. This is one of those pieces that can be worn with everything from a sweatshirt and jeans to your work suit.

Emerson Fry Tailored Coat


→ Buy the Emerson Fry Tailored Coat, $475.00, at emersonfry.com.


Loving This Week: A Weekend Wool Coat + Pretty Gold Hairpins

Monday, November 17, 2014 • Permalink • 

Equipment Leather Blouse - Helmut Lang Lambskin Top - Joie Coat - T by Alexander Wang Sweater - And Other Stories Hairpins

Just in time for the winter holiday shopping season, there are lots of new arrivals in the online stores. Plus, lots of great deals. It’s a great time to find new wardrobe options marked way down.

This week’s favorite shopping finds feature a few of those seasonal deals, plus a shimmery find that would be a great stocking stuffer or little gift for a friend (or for yourself). Check out what’s in my online shopping cart this week…

1. Equipment Leather and Silk Blouse, $149.00 (was $298.00)
Leather tops, from formal blouses to laid-back sweatshirts, are showing no sign of going out of style. This find, with its leather front and silk back, is a sophisticated evening take on the trend. While the construction is edgy, the cut is actually quite demure. I think this top could even go to a creative workplace as daywear. Picture it with a pencil skirt, or cropped trousers.

Gift This: Ultra Luxe Beauty Indulgences

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Permalink • 

The holiday gifting season is here, friends. It’s time to start making our lists and checking them twice. Are you ready to go?

Since it’s early in the gifting season, let’s start out with some real fantasy finds. If you want to blow away a friend or loved one who is big on beauty, and you budget allows, pick one of these luxurious indulgences.

Good friend, and sometimes Stiletto Jungle contributor, Pearl raves about Make Up For Ever. And for good reason. MUFE, as it is affectionately known to beauty insiders, creates some of the most amazing makeup products. We’re talking stuff that works miracles, like the imperfection-erasing HD Powder and better-than-fakes Smoky Extravagant Mascara. This jam-packed pro artist’s case has everything you need to create all sorts of gorgeous looks, from primer and brushes to lipstick and eye shadow.

Make Up For Ever Makeup Station


→ Buy the Make Up For Ever Makeup Station, $300.00 ($662.00 value), at sephora.com.


4 Picks for Striking Fall Lips

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

How you wear your winter lips can make all the difference in how you look during the winter months.

Think of your lips as another way to accentuate a desired feature on your face. It’s nice to play up your eyes, but your lips can be just as fun if you allow yourself to experiment with colors. Plus, sometimes playing up your lips allows you to take a break from your eyes. Often mascara and eyeliner is all you need in addition to a pretty lip.

This year we are fortunate that the lighter berry and peachy colors are a hit, which allows those that despise dark lips to stay fashionable. Give this trend a shot and you wont be disappointed.

If you want to jump right into a gorgeous berry color, then YSL’s Violet Insurgent will create a desirable lip. This color is great because it makes the transition easier from the previously trendy brighter pinks. This color will keep you perked up even when you don’t feel so upbeat.

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Wild Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in Violet Insurgent


→ Buy the Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Wild Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in Violet Insurgent, $35.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.