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How to Look Fabulous at your Office Holiday Party

Christmas in the City

For many of us, the holidays mean a month filled with parties. Much of these festivities include office parties. While they many seem high pressure, holiday office parties are the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to something new and show your co-workers just how stylish you are. Here’s how to look polished and professional with a holiday spin.

1. Look the part with bold holiday colors

When putting together your perfect party outfit, think ruby reds and emerald greens. If you don’t want to be too seasonal, classic black is always a winning color. Plus it’s slimming and elegant. Men can pair black dress pants with a red shirt and black tie. Ladies can wear a red blouse with a black skirt or go for a little black dress complemented by ruby red accessories, such as a red clutch purse or red shoes. Don’t be afraid to go for other shades as well. Jewel toned shades such as deep purples and blues also look beautiful during the winter months.

2. When in doubt, dress to impress

If you’re not sure you should dress up or down for your holiday party, it’s better to dress up than to dress down. Chances are you’d rather show up dressed more formally than to show up in jeans when others are in dresses and suits. If you’d like to dress business casual, step it up a notch with accessories or a pair of heels.

3. Keep warm

You may be tempted to dress in that snazzy little dress with bare shoulders, but you could end up regretting it if the weather doesn’t permit it. Though you may want to push the envelope a bit, comfort still needs to be kept in mind. You should also avoid wearing uncomfortable shoes, since office Christmas parties may involve standing and mingling with others for hours.

4. Leave large handbags at home

While you may bring a large handbag to work every day, you won’t want to lug it around at your office Christmas party. Instead, carry your belongings in a small baguette handbag or a clutch. Money, lipstick, keys and your cell phone should be all you need.

5. Accessorize your ensemble

Spice up your little black dress with a bold statement necklace. Or you can complement your outfit with a silk tie in holiday colors. If you wear glasses, choose a beautiful frame. Online glasses offers an array of sophisticated and stylish options.

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M. Bottiglieri Blogger Photo Shoot in the West Village

M. Bottiglieri West Village

A little more than a week ago, I had the honor of doing a fashion shoot in the West Village with the luxury ready-to-wear brand M. Bottiglieri and three of my fab fashion blogger friends. The talented Joey Pasion from Dr. Photo Photography was behind the camera.

M. Bottiglieri is a new luxury line of high end women’s sportswear. Their pieces are perfect for the NYC power woman or anyone looking to invest in high quality staples they can style their wardrobe around. What truly makes this brand unique is that everything is both made and designed right here in NYC. for this shoot, I wore the Jane Crepe Back Satin Dress. I hope to shoot again with the lovely she is redThe Style Boro and FASHinNY.

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Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show

February is American Heart Month. So tonight, I kicked off New York Fashion Week at the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show. Sadly, heart disease is still the biggest killer of women so it’s never been more important to raise awareness about heart health. I was really proud to be there to witness a milestone year as The Heart Truth unveiled their 10th Red Dress Collection just a few blocks away from my apartment at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

This year, the celebrities who walked down the runway in gorgeous red dresses included Aisha Tyler, Chaka Khan, Cindi Leive, Christie Brinkley, Debbie Phelps, Elisabeth Röhm, Giselle Blondet, Gloria Estefan, Jeannette Torres-Álvarez, Jenna Elfman, Jennifer Nettles, La La Anthony, Linda Evans, Minka Kelly, Patti Stanger, Rebecca Romijn, and Rose McGowan.  Each looking amazing in Alberta Ferretti, Badgley Mischka, Carlos Miele, Carmen Marc Valvo, Chris March, Donna Karan, Jason Wu, Marc Bouwer, Marchesa, Michael Kors, Nicole Miller, and Oscar de la Renta.  I even spotted Diane von Furstenberg in the crowd.  But, my all time favorite moment was when Christie Brinkley strutted down the runway to the tune of ex-husband, Billy Joel’s Uptown Girl.  Considering that song was written about her, I’m sure that choice was no accident.  What a wonderful way to spend a snowy February night.  Oh, and I also met Miss U.S.A.

Minka Kelly works the runway

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Resident “Uptown Girl,” Christie Brinkley

Red Hot Grand Finale!  Thanks Ladies!

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