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New Years Eve dresses

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Pictured: Black dress / Navy dress / Long sleeve dress (under $100!!!)

New Years Eve 2015 is almost here! That means it is time to find the perfect, sparkling dress to ring in the new year!

2014 was a fabulous year, therefore, it is safe to assume that 2015 will be equally fabulous! Since 2015 will be dazzling, why not dazzle in sparkles! This new years eve, look for sparkling dresses in sequins, and fun, shimmering fabrics. Also look out for texture; which adds dimension and lighthearted fun to any garment. Love that!

I found a few fabulous New Years Eve dresses around the web and assembled them below. Now, I need to pick one!

Party Attire from Santana Row

The holiday party season is officially here! This means it is time to think about finding the perfect outfit, or outfits, for all of those holiday parties we have RSVP-ed to! When shopping for holiday attire, one place in the San Francisco Bay Area comes to mind; Santana Row.

Santana Row has ideally curated shops which carry sparkling attire perfect for formal evening gala’s as well as casual house parties. This makes Santana Row a one-stop-shop for holiday party dressing. Love that!

Some of my favorite stops at Santana Row for holiday attire include Penelope Boutique for formal wear, Anne Fontaine for cocktail attire and Calypso St. Barth for holidays parties held at home. 



How amazing are the formal dresses in the photo above? They are all at Penelope Boutique at Santana Row. The sparkling cocktail dress on the right is absolutely fabulous, and the style has been spotted on celebrities such as Paris Hilton. Penelope Boutique is definitely the place to go to find formal and cocktail attire for the holiday season. In fact, they have an amazing selection of little black dresses; always perfect for the holidays.

Penelope Boutique can be found on Santana Row. For more information, please call 408.554.0054.


Anne Fontaine always has the most beautiful and crisp attire stocked in their boutique. I love the extremely high quality and attention to detail found in every Anne Fontaine piece. The red dress above is timeless and can be worn season after season. It is ideal for a holiday cocktail party this season and is sure to turn heads! Of course, Anne Fontaine also has a wide variety of black and white ensembles and dresses which are classic and perfect for the holiday party season.

For more information, please visit Anne Fontaine at Santana Row or call 408.296.6043.


Calypso St. Barth is a fabulous destination for the holiday season. The styles in store at Calypso St Barth are all unique and offer both sparkle and comfort; making them ideal for holiday parties held at home or in a casual setting this season. Love that!

Calypso St. Barth also has a wide variety of faux fur and scarves in stock which will work perfectly with any type of holiday ensemble from formal attire to jeans paired with a sequin top. For a holiday cover-up, I have my eye on this one by Georgie. It would look amazing over a sequin cocktail dress or paired with jeans like the model is wearing on Calypso St. Barth’s website. The Santana Row store has all sizes in stock!

There is also a wide selection of dresses and all-black looks which will be chic and festive for every holiday event this season. For more information, please visit Calypso St Barth at Santana Row or call 408.551.0024

If you do not see what you need this holiday season at Penelope Boutique, Anne Fontaine or Calypso St Barth, please visit BCBG, Anthropologie or H & M at Santana Row for fabulous and sparkling holiday ensembles. Happy Holidays, and stay fabulous 😉

*Brought to you by Santana Row. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Celebrating the Holidays with Sears Metaphor

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Pictured: Earrings: Swarovski (past season, similar here) / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Orchid” / Sweater: Metaphor c/o Sears / Skirt: Metaphor c/o Sears / Bracelet: Swarovski (past season, also love this one) / Nail Polish: Christian Louboutin “Farida” / Handbag: Chanel (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

The holiday party season is fast approaching, which means it is time to find a chic, trendy ensemble for the season. I was thrilled when Sears contacted me to present a sophisticated look for the holiday season from their chic newly redesigned Metaphor collection. Since I needed to dress up for a few holiday parties, and I am always looking for hot new designs for my wardrobe, a new, chic look from the Metaphor Collection at Sears was something I needed!

This amazing holiday party outfit from Sears Metaphor offers a nod towards the current trend of embellished, statement tops; also part of the embellished sweater trend, more about the trend here. This statement top can also be paired with jeans and boots for a sophisticated casual look during the day. As a busy Mother of three, I love having comfortable, yet chic and sophisticated clothing I can run errands in; and look fabulous in while running around all day!

I am also in love with this chic and trendy black skirt. Not only is it a classic, wardrobe mainstay, it fits perfectly; and offers a comfortable feel. This black skirt can also be paired with a short blazer or secretary blouse for an office-appropriate look. Love that!

The newly redesigned Metaphor collection from Sears offers so many sophisticated looks for the office, cocktail parties, holiday parties, dress up and more. I love how stylish and modern all the pieces are; and I am also impressed by the quality and competitive pricing! The Sears Metaphor collection also includes chic and sophisticated shoes, handbags and accessories. Love that!

I currently have my eye on this jacket, this trench coat, and this vest. To view the entire Sears Metaphor collection, please visit Sears.com

*A special THANK YOU to Sears for partnering with me on this post. All opinions and ideas are my own.