EVENT ALERT: Alpinestars by Denise Focil & ASTARS Trunkshow

Hey there fashion lovers, I’ve got a great NYC shopping event for you. You can’t go wrong with cocktails and couture, so this event is just what the fashion doctor ordered – plus it’s all for a worthy cause. Come and enjoy champagne with designer Denise Focil and blogger Kat of With Love From Kat, as they fête the Holiday collections from Alpinestars by Denise Focil and ASTARS.
Proceeds from will be donated to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. See all the details below:

WHERE: Treasure & Bond, 350 W. Broadway, NYC 
WHEN: Thursday December 20th, 5-8pm

**VIP Gift Bags will be given with purchase.

Spend Your Holiday in Olive & Oak

During this festive season, not very holiday party requires a gown or a cocktail dress you possibly can’t breathe or eat much in. Believe it or not, you have another choice, you can still be comfortable yet still very much stylish and chic. Olive & Oak, a sophisticated collection of casually chic clothing that is based right here in New York, is here to give you more casually fun holiday party wardrobe options all for under $100.00.

Plan on rocking some sexy skinny jeans at your friend’s or family’s gathering? Try Olive & Oak’s collection of dazzling sequin tops – (L-R) Deco brass Sequin tank – $48.00, Deco gunmetal sequin top- $72.00 or Tank with sequins – $48.00 to add a bit of sparkle. Maybe you want your sparkle a bit lower, then you definitely need the cool Sequin mini skirt – $78.00.

Pair a solid, classic top with this feminine lace trim and glimmering all-over, sequined skirt for a not-so-typical but fashionable look. These pieces, which also makes fantastic gifts, and much more are available at Bloomingdales.com.

Lands’ End Holiday 2012 Collection

As the temperature goes decreases, Lands’ End continues to deliver timeless style. For Holiday 2012, the classic American lifestyle brand with a passion for quality offers a collection filled with comfort, classic silhouettes, luxe fabrics, chic understated looks and traditional fits

While Lands’ End offers tons of gifts and luxurious items that are budget-friendly and affordable, this holiday also brings a collection of beautiful and unique gifts that are made from silk, cashmere, alpaca, shearling and lambskin. Holiday dresses feature classic, sophisticated shapes that flatter any figure and fit any occasion.

For outerwear the Wool Jackets are made from rich wool with a hint of sumptuous cashmere for a refined appearance and wonderfully soft touch while the Down Jackets in the new Ciré Down collection features a high-shine finish for a fashionable touch to a very warm and flattering coat with the 600-fill power down, water repellent finish and figure flattering belt.

Lands’ End has partnered with its hometown team, the Green Bay Packers, to create a one-time-only Titletown Collection for the holiday season. The Titletown Collection lets Packers fans around the nation show their green and gold pride with limited-edition items.

From chunky knit scarves, hats and mittens to a Rugby, Pendleton® Stadium Blanket and even a Chilly Dog® hand-knit dog sweater, the “Titletown” gift shop has got to be on every fan’s gift list.

Cache’ Holiday 2012 Collection

After Thanksgiving marks the time to start getting ready for the onslaught of holiday parties that you’ll be attending or even hosting. Or maybe you just want to spice up your everyday wardrobe during the holiday season. Cache’s Holiday Collection features looks that are both great holiday party choices and everyday wardrobe choices.

For those who want a more casual look at a holiday party, try the Lace Cold Shoulder Top ($188.00) paired with Black Skinny Jeans ($88.00), Black Embellished Tank paired with a sparkly Champagne Sequin Skirt ($118.00)

For a chicer look that will take you directly from work to the party, try the following – Venetian Border Print Sheath ($148.00), Turtleneck w/ Zip Detail ($88.00) paired with a Jacauard Animal Print Skirt ($88.00) and Ponte Moto Jacket ($148.00) and Cable Knit Print Dress ($168.00)

What are your fashion plans for the holiday season?

Rae Francis Holiday 2012 Collection

Contemporary ready-to-wear womenswear collection, Rae Francis, presents another effortlessly stylish collection for Holiday 2012. Started by designers and friends, Ariel Lilly and Christina Coniglio, Rae Francis’s classic silhouettes are anything but basic. The luxe Holiday 2012 is filled with chic looks in lush fabrics that fuse the fashion aesthetics of the two women.

Filled with playful prints, asymmetrical silhouettes, a touch of bold color, and pieces that easily mix and match with each other, the Holiday 2012 collection will compliment any fashionista’s closet.

Hot 2011 Holiday Womenswear from jcpenney

Get ready to drool and shop. jcpenny has some very chic, modern, current and AFFORDABLE looks for the holiday season. The prices will indeed blow you away but its the sharp styles that will have you on cloud nine. I am going to try to refrain from making this post an “I want this and that” post but when you see these cool looks, you will understand – you will want to add every item to your closet

Buffalo Plaid Capelet – $39.99, YES $39.99. Capes and capelets are so hot for the cooler season and why not stand out in a bold plaid.

Worthington Coat – $124.99. Look how classically chic this wool coat looks. This wonderful fresh winter white beauty is current with the lady chic trend going on. The exposed zipper is a great added touch with the large buttons putting this coat in the black/white trend category.

East5th Skirt – $29.99. Bold prints and color are also hits for cooler temperatures. Get tongues wagging in a positive way with this eye-catching peacock feather pleated skirt and get ready to start counting how many times you’ll hear – “I love your skirt”

Bisou Bisou Embellished Dress – $59.99. Tribal embellishments make any basic black dress pop. The dual-sized flathead grommets give an East Indian flair to this Bisou Bisou dress. Long sheer sleeves are also a must have in dresses.

MNG by Mango Lace Dress – $63.92. It’s all about lace for holiday and jcpenney has got you covered…literally. With the vibrant contrasting blue slip under black lace, you will look effortlessly chic and fabulous

Other favorites from jcpenney’s 2011 Holiday collection (and what I hopefully will see in my closet) are featured below: