Jewelry always makes the perfect gift. Speaking of gifts, there’s nothing like Christmas in (almost) July! Since in fashion it’s our job to stay at least six months ahead, my calendar is quickly filling up with holiday preview events. This week, I previewed Kensie’s Holiday 2013 jewelry line. The bold colors and dainty gold pieces make both excellent gifts and stunning holiday party accessories.
I recently stopped by the kensie showroom to eat cupcakes, drink champagne, and of course preview their spring jewelry line. I loved all the beautiful neons and and elegant Rooftop Party Caseline styles for spring. My favorite pieces were the bangle bracelets with inspiring sayings such as kensie’s signature motto “Tell me something pretty.”
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the craze for plaid blouses and shirtdresses have made their way from last winter into this one. From Bloomingdales to Forever 21, rustic-inspired plaids have returned to the mainstream to keep us warm and stylish as the temperature drops. If you still think plaids are only for lumberjacks, remember that in high society nothing is ever as it seems. After all, a rustic Adirondack vacation in a so-called “log cabin” can have all the features of a 5-star hotel and more. For this reason, us New Yorkers choose to accompany plaids with our choice of leggings or skinny jeans tucked into over the knee boots. This uniquely spun mix of the metropolitan and the provincial is quickly becoming a classic among prepsters. I personally am in the market for a festive red plaid shirtdress to wear at my appearances at this year’s holiday parties.
For those of you looking to add a new plaid shirtdress to your wardrobe, consider this Gauze Plaid Shirt Dress (pictured left) by kensie on sale for only $39.00.