The holiday sparkle series continues! Last week, you saw me in a sequined skirt sparkly enough to turn heads. This week, I’m refining the shine and adding other textures to create depth. My crystalline shirt by Giovanna Battaglia reads “My Favorite Color Is” stacked on top of a gorgeous crystal rainbow. It’s the perfect unique and obvious entry point without overpowering the rest of the outfit. (Which can be a challenge sometimes!) I’ve been following Giovanna Battaglia’s career for years, and I’m a huge fan of her style and talent as an editor and stylist of some of the top fashion publications. This top in particular reminds me of one of her windows she curated for Bergdorf Goodman during New York Fashion Week; a sophisticated explosion of rainbow colors! It takes true talent to take such a playful and youthful component (like Crayola colors) and refine it in such an elegant way.
With Thanksgiving upon us, it’s only fitting that I post about a piece in my wardrobe that I’m most thankful for — this embroidered longline coat from Alice + Olivia. I refuse to blend into the sea of black and navy coats and this coat is my hero piece of the season. Its bright hue, intricate detailing and flattering shape are just a few of the reasons that I grab for this outer layer from my closet time and time again. What’s more? It’s so cozy. And standing up to New York City blasts of wind is a must at this time of year.
As a stylist, one of my favorite things to do is to tweak trends to make them work in unexpected ways. Fewer things are more satisfying than having someone compliment your outfit, “Oh, I never would have thought of that! You look fantastic.” Camouflage is definitely a go-to for me right now, and I love being able to wear it for all occasions. If you think that camo only belongs in the “casual” section of your closet, think again! By dressing up your favorite printed jacket, you’ve gone ahead and increased the value, longevity, and the versatility of one item, creating a myriad of new options! And who doesn’t love to make the most out of their wardrobe?