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Snow Angel Pullover
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When you are spending some easy time with friends and family this Free People sweater is a must-have. It’s cotton, so you won’t get too warm by the fire, but the pattern uses some angora giving it rich texture and that just-right cozy look. Like many Free People styles, this has an easy, looser fit that looks great with skinny jeans or slim pants.
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11/24/2014

Part 3 of 3: Dressing for Holiday Parties, the Ladies’ Casual Edition

With Thanksgiving practically moments away, you might not be thinking much beyond that…you might be too busy calling the Butterball Hotline finding out when you need to start defrosting your turkey. But take a minute to relax and think about the fun you’re going to have this holiday season once Thursday winds down. The last couple of weeks, we’ve talked about office parties and more formal affairs. And those are all great. But to us, the best part of the holiday season is spending time with friends and family. We’re going to transition from turkey and pumpkin to gingerbread and peppermint mocha’s (maybe some latke, too). We’re going to hide presents and re-decorate our homes. And hopefully, we’re going to spend a lot of time with our loved ones. There are plenty of occasions for easy get-togethers – a cookie swap; a casual get together with friends or loved ones to relax by the tree or fire, and exchange gifts; the annual extended family get together at your favorite restaurant for holiday drinks and dinner; or, the pièce de résistance…the culminations of the holidays… the few day visit home when the whole family hunkers down for some holiday fun. These activities are more casual but no less festive than what we’ve been talking about the last couple of weeks. We know, the “ugly Christmas sweater” is everywhere around now, but we think – we know – you can do better than that. With yummy cozy sweaters, beautiful plaids in all fabrications, touches of fur and leather, there are a lot of ways to look stylishly festive. Color plays an important role, too. Wearing a deep burgundy sweater or sparkly top with your jeans instantly creates an “of-the-season” vibe for your casual look that will un-Scrooge even the best of us.

We’re touching on a few of our favorites key pieces here. Head over to Fashion Finds, for the complete guide to look your best in “The Casual Holiday Party: Ladies’ 6 Key Looks for 3 Types of Get Togethers”.

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Commando - Matte Opaque Tights
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Commando - Matte Opaque Tights
Matte Opaque Tights
Commando
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We talk a lot about outfits that work with black tights, so we thought it’s time to show you the best ones. Hands down, we swear by these Commando tights. Many of us are complete converts. The biggest selling point is the “invisible waist” – Commando’s answer to eliminating muffin top. It really works. The wide band at the top doesn’t have a traditional finished band, so it smooths and gives some light support without binding – but they never slip down. No only do they look great, they are truly comfortable. The material is silky soft and quite opaque. They don’t snag very easily and hold up to hand washing really well. You can also get them at Nordstrom, where you can see some additional images of how deep and opaque they are.
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kate spade new york - Cedar Street Mini Maise Bag
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kate spade new york - Cedar Street Mini Maise Bag
Cedar Street Mini Maise Bag
kate spade new york
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If you are heading out to a restaurant or friend’s house your larger everyday bag isn’t necessary, but you don’t need a sparkly clutch either. This Kate Spade mini bag is the ideal middleman, with its classically chic retro look. It is large enough to fit a small wallet, your phone, and other essentials, but is small enough to create a polished look for an easy night out. Where it cross-body with the detachable chain/leather strap, or just carry it in your hand with the double top handles. The mulled wine color is great for the holiday and winter months, and will be an unexpected color choice for spring with white and neutral that we can’t wait to pair together. (It does come in black, camel, and some other pretty colors, too.)
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Giles & Brother - Chain and Spike Toggle Necklace
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Giles & Brother - Chain and Spike Toggle Necklace
Chain and Spike Toggle Necklace
Giles & Brother
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A chunky multi-chain necklace is a versatile statement necklace for the season, and all year long. Giles & Brother does amazing jewelry, especially in this oxidized brass finish that dresses up or down, which is what we love about it. This necklace has just enough edge to wear with anything from a flannel shirt, crew neck or v-neck sweater, to a sexy blouse or dress. Wear it as shown, with the toggle closure in the front, or with the toggle in the back to give all the attention to the stylish chains. Come spring, you will love this with a simple tank top or tee.
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J. Crew - Boyfriend Flannel Shirt
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J. Crew - Boyfriend Flannel Shirt
Boyfriend Flannel Shirt
J. Crew
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We all need a cozy flannel shirt for those lazy days of serious lounging time at home with loved ones. J. Crew has made coming up with new plaids an annual tradition – and we are sold every year. There is no beating the color combination of bluish/grey, with a touch of faded red. And the flannel is so soft. If you really want to get into the spirit of things, this bolder red plaid is a favorite. Both are an over-sized fit, which is part of their charm, but size down if you want a bit of a trimmer fit. (Their shrunken option is also a great alternative for more petite ladies.) Just tuck a bit of the front of the shirt in to your favorite jeans for a nonchalant look, or leave it untucked with leggings and boots.
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NYDJ - Alina Stretch Faux Leather Skinny Jeans
Trust us, if you don’t have a pair of coated jeans or leather/faux leather leggings yet, once you get a pair in your closet, you will not know how you got by without them. They dress up and down effortlessly, and have a modern edge that work way beyond the holiday season. To say you will get a lot of use out of them would be an understatement, truly. These NYDJ’s are a top pick for their universally flattering modern fit that so many women love. With a higher rise that sits around the belly button and NYDJ’s exclusive Lift Tuck Technology® that sucks you in in all the right places, you will always look party ready – especially with this pebbled leather-like finish. Like most NYDJ jeans, we suggest sizing down. We absolutely love 7 For All Mankind's contemporary version for its comfort and same pebbled leather looking finish.
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Vince - Foil-Print Boat-Neck Sweater
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Vince - Foil-Print Boat-Neck Sweater
Foil-Print Boat-Neck Sweater
Vince
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‘Tis the season for some sparkle. One of our favorite ways to dress for the season is by adding a bit of sparkle to a casual piece, like a sweater. The soft cotton knit of this sweater has a metallic foil coating at the hem and cuffed-up sleeves – of course, Vince would think of the perfectly casual way to bring in some shine. The fresh use of deep navy for this piece looks great with your favorite dark jeans - and absolutely chic with black pants. The fit is typical Vince – contemporary, but easy. If you are looking for something with just a bit more glam, DVF’s black/gold metallic sweater is a dream. It’s so 70’s chic, and another favorite of the season for us.
 

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