, Inspiration Fashion Folder: December 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year 2015

Wishing you a wonderful new year full of health, love and fashion! 

Happy 2015!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Faux Fur Stole

A couple of weeks back at my company holiday party, a colleague wore a faux fur stole with her dress. It literally "stole" the show and added an element of style that was classic yet unique.

Stoles, popular in the '20's, as Daisy wore in the Great Gatsby picture above, were often a sign of wealth and made from real fur. Lucky for us, faux (fake) fur is now the trend. Since the party I have noticed stoles popping up like this Anthropologie one (on sale) and this Nordstrom one (that looks very similar to the picture below). It definately has me thinking it could be the perfect addition to my New Year's Eve outfit…..

 Stoles, popular at winter weddings, are a great way to keep warm while looking elegant.

Found this vintage ad from Neiman Marcus and had to include it.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Slip Dress

Slip dresses became popular in the 90's, but like so many other trends they have hung around. Actually I blogged about Slip dresses last year, (found here), which tells me that they will always be welcome in our closets. While it is too cold to wear them on their own right now, they are perfect to wear under a sweater or coat with lace up boots and a beanie. Come Spring they can be worn on their own (depending on how sheer they are) or with a T-shirt and long necklace thrown over it, with sandals.

Zara is currently having a sale on the style above. Snatch it up here before it's gone.

I also found a Whistles Slip Dress  (on sale) and this cool plaid Clover Canyon slip dress  (on sale as well).

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

I've always loved this time of year. As the years go by, I realize that it isn't about the gifts or the food (although they are nice). It's about spending time with those that mean the most to you and taking the time to be thoughtful of others.

This holiday season, wherever you are and whatever your traditions are, take the time to enjoy them!

May you have a festive and joyous occasion.

 Thank you for reading the blog!

I'll be back to posting about what inspires me in fashion next week.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Men's Down Sweater Jacket

This past Sunday I ventured out for my weekly trip to Trader Joe's (a grocery store) and encountered several men wearing this Patagonia Men's Down Sweater Jacket in several different colors. It looked even better in person and seemed really comfy. They also make several Women's versions like this one and this one! Down jackets for everyone! Find them all by going to Patagonia's website!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Nude Evening Sandal

Holiday parties are upon us! While I love looking at all the pretty dresses, my eyes will inevitably end up darting to the floor to check out everyone's footwear. Personally, I've been on the search for nude evening sandals and here is what I was inspired by:

1. Reed Krakoff ( find out more here!)

2.  Charlotte Olympia (link here!)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It's Raining….

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain! It's one of the most comforting sounds and much needed in dry California. Guess it's time I invest in one of these! Might as well get a fun one….

Happy Rainy Tuesday!

Photo: The Sartorialist