Best sales picks of the week!

It is so cold! I don’t know about you but every time the temps drop below 60 degrees I instantly feel like buying more cashmere sweaters. And there will be snow on Friday!

Take a look at these sales picks for upcoming holiday season. I am finding, now that I am 40, that there are more and more events where I need to look a bit more conservative and less like mommy still got it! I have a corporate party coming up where I am suddenly one of the senior people! No more fun to be had, I’ll just circle and smile and say how wonderful and indeed. Most of my dresses are entirely too fitted for saying Indeed! and I definitely cannot wear my over the knee boots which would look adorable w sweater dresses. Sigh.

I love this shearling topper. Its conservative but still fun. You can wear it over a grey turtleneck and grey jeans or over a fitted black dress. Almost $1000 off, $524.50

Maureen Topper Jacket W/ Shearling Combo

 

How cute is this dress from Nanette Lepore and a total steal at $59.40? Its conservative but still sexy and can be worn pretty much year round.

Floral Lace Sheath Dress

Or you can say heck with it and go all out in this sparkler! It is stunning. Darker gold does look best on darker skin so if you are super pale like yours truly, throw on some self-tanner. I swear by this self-tanner. This dress would amazing for new years but for more formal events I would do an updo or a messy bun, dark eyes and black pumps to balance the sequins.

Janis Mock-Neck Long-Sleeve Body-Con Mini Sequin Cocktail Dress

 

Love the color of this silk top, would look beautiful with some dangly earrings, gold or silver. $113.40

Gathered Silk Blouson Top

Gathered Silk Blouson Top

 

If you don’t have a sweater dress, I really recommend you get one. They are warm and versatile, can be dressed up (high heels, red lip, jewelry) or down (riding boots, tights and booties, scarf). Make sure though that a) its thick enough, some “cashmere” ones are so thin, yes they are technically cashmere but they are basically see through and b) fit, fit, fit. I bought a berry red J Crew red which looked amazing on the model and when I tried it on it ballooned around my hips. It must have been made for an a very exaggerated pear body type and clearly clipped from behind to make it look good for photos. I really wish retailers would quit doing that. Black is a safe option but I love winter white, red, maroon, and green. This is beautiful and has a good fit.

Pacey Ruffle-Hem Ribbed Sweater Dress

And for the Cinderella moment, this pair isn’t cheap at $799 (they have an additional $100 off promotion currently) but it would go equally well w a dress or jeans. Would love this with jeans, white button down and a fitted blazer. Gorgeous. Easy way to dress up any outfit.

Kimiyah Embellished Mesh Pumps, Blue

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