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End the Year in Style

Marilyn’s Stylist Alexis Honce offers tips on starting 2013 in style.

Casual Party with Friends or Relatives

Let’s start with a more casual get together – typically a house party of some sort – for New Year’s Evene.  Just because it’s a low-key night of board games, cocktails and party appetizers doesn’t mean you cannot partake in glamming up outfit. Here’s a way to achieve glamour, comfort and casual in one outfit.

Dress, Elizabeth & James
Necklace, Ann Taylor $78
Shoes, Nine West

Outdoor Event

For the outdoors, keep in mind that your coat becomes the outfit.  Look for double-duty accents (like faux-fur or fur trim) and select a luxurious, decadent colour.

Coat, I Madison Jacket, The Bay, $926
Turtleneck, Banana Republic, $tbd
Bangles, Banana Republic, $50
Necklace, Ann Taylor, $88

Date Night or Cocktails

It’s New Year’s Eve and this year you’re doing drinks with the girls or you’re planning a romantic date.  Drinks and dancing beg for smart cocktail attire like a trendy, figure-flattering dress. This Pink Tartan dress from The Bay transforms nearly every figure into a desirable hour-glass while also looking fun, flirty and trendy (in metallic).  Black and hold is the top colour combo this holiday season so play with it.  This dress pays homage to all the “it” trends right now: 60s-romance and metallic and black/gold combo.  The cut offers a modest sex appeal perfect for a date with your long time spouse or a first impression early on. Next

Dress, Pink Tartan, The Bay, $395

Dinner Dance

If your New Years Eve involves schmoozing at a community hall, dinner-dance or country club, go glam without being over the top. Be the glint of metallic that catches everyone’s eye on the dance floor yet blend in enough to avoid being talk of the town.  This Diane Von Furstenberg bow blouse will transform you from woman-next-door to trend-setting goddess.  I chose black lace detailed pants to edge up the whole look.

Top, Diane Von Furstenberg, $395
Pants, Pink tartan, The Bay, $395
Bracelets, Mendocino, $29


Friday, December 21, 2012

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