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Maybe it was Sandra Bullock‘s bangs at the Golden Globes or my friend’s recently acquired fringe trimmed sofa but I am seeing fringe aplenty these days.  This led me to consider my favorite fringe-tinged items currently on the market.

William Rast for Target® Fringed Leather Jacket in Black : Target is buttery soft and for $199 you can rock this trend.

This long fringe fishtail skirt provides maximum impact in a minimal silhouette.  Buy at openingceremony.us

Susan Farber light plum suede fringe crossbody bag – Polyvore for $297.00 is both luxe and on the fringe.

Play up your fringe with your make-up by using M.A.C False Lashes masacara which retails for $18 at maccosmetics.com and nordstrom.com.

 

Or add these natural looking and nicely detailed fringy false lashes by Urban lash eye lashes Come Hither – False eyelashes – Make up …

 

 

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Continuing with yesterday’s theme of wintry accessories, today’s blog is focused on an exploration of winter gloves.  So many options to choose from, so much fun to decide.  Let’s start by looking at Fingerless Gloves, a big trend for winter.  This is so exciting because you can layer a glove underneath to create interest with color or pattern to contrast or keep the colors similar for a tonal difference.

Made in Germany this wool version by Aqua $45 comes in 5 yummy colors.  Available at http://www1.bloomingdales.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=496391&cm_mmc=Froogle-_-n-_-n-_-n

If the whole layering thing seems like too much effort, guess what?  You can fake it!  There are several versions of this glove that are “pre-assembled”. Juicy Couture leather Electronic Text Me gloves $78 available  at http://www1.bloomingdales.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?

Long Gloves, once worn by lovely leading ladies like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, are a continuing trend for the past few winter seasons.  These can be worn with a sleeveless, short sleeve, or 3/4 sleeve shirt or dress or a 3/4 sleeve coat.  Choose a contrasting color to your garment to make the accessory stand out or choose a glove with a pattern.  Here are some great options:

This pair by JAS MB $155 available at http://www.barneys.com/Gloves/WOMENSGLOVES,default,sc.html

Extra long black stretch velvet gloves with side ruching aby Laundry Shelli Segal are a bargain at $20.95.  Find your pair at

http://www.zappos.com/product/7757407/color/195479?zlfid=111

KNOCK-OUT Gloves These gloves all have outstanding details that make them knock-outs.  Choose your flavor and be prepared for the impact they deliver to your ensemble!

Fox Unlimited Fox Trim Gloves $350 available at http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod112970018&parentId=cat32380732&masterId=cat000244&index=0&cmCat=cat000000cat2830732cat2830733cat000244cat32380732

Diane Von Furstenburg Clarissa Ruffle Cuff Leather Gloves $185 available at http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod112410061&ecid=NMCILikeFeed&003=5839751&010=D04W0&srccode=cii_23370005&cpncode=20-65586270-2

Burberry shows a military influence in this lace-up burnished gold pair of outstanding leather gloves.  $495 at http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/95457?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-Custom-_-Link-_-Builder&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-cknHFs_W2NaE7SPyEM.LYg

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Continuing my focus from yesterday’s blog on holiday shoes, here are my picks for the best holiday dresses featuring interesting details.

My favorite Los Angeles fashion designer, ROBERT RODRIGUEZ,  really knows how to create a beautifully detailed garment.  Take a look at this fabulous teal one shoulder dress with feather detail at the waist.  This silhouette is flattering for all figure types and most excellent for curvy gals.  Take note of how this is dress is styled with black leather gloves, lace stockings and black booties making this look rock.  Personally, I’d choose a big scale choker necklace with a reflective or sparkly quality like rhinestones, or lucite with lots of silver chain to complete this look for a holiday party.

VALENTINO’s nude dress with black lace details is stunning.

NANETTE LEPORE has a platinum colored cowl neck dress richly embroidered with tribal detailing.


L.A.M.B. has a cleverly detailed ponte knit dress featuring a collar and puffed sleeves of leather.  I love the contrast of the smooth leather against the textured knit.

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