On the Fourth Night of Hanukkah. . .

On the fourth night of Hanukkah I blogged (of course!).  

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Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah!  So it happens to be the fourth night of Hanukkah and this post is just perfect for one of your eight looks: eight nights, eight looks--naturally.  Besides Haunukkah, Christmas and New Year's Eve are quickly approaching and this dress is suitable for any of those holidays as well--not to mention my fantastic accessories.  Firstly, the ear cuff, which was featured in an earlier post, is absolutely divine and dresses up any look.  My clutch is making its dazzling debut on MSL and it has enough sparkle to last you all winter.   I also snagged these super retro and fun heals by Loeffler Randall via Club Monaco.  Love this dress?  Rent it from Rent the Runway!  Erin Fetherston nailed this look with a fitted waist and a cropped top, and the rich teal color is like wrapping paper: perfect holiday look!

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

Bold Colors and Accessories

  The holidays are a time to get dolled up and add that extra glam, not just to your wardrobe but to your hair (as you saw in my last post) and to your make-up and accessories.  For this look, I chose to do glittery eyes, a bold lip color, and gold accessories.

1.  Apply eye-liner.  For this look, I am using Benefit Cosmetics' 'Realsies' eyeliner.  It has a pen applicator and a thick consistency that creates a thick line on the eye. (Pictured on left.)  

2.  Apply the 'Liquid Crystal Liner' aka glitter paint, directly on top of the black eye-liner--it creates a sparkle on your eye and is holiday glam at its best.  (Pictured on right.)

Step 3: Apply bright pink Mac lipstick with gusto!

4.  A bold red nail and a statement cocktail ring make for the perfect holiday combination.  

5. The final look keeps you snazzy and fresh for a night out on the town!

6.  Have all accessories tie together with a common color, for the perfect look.

Holiday Hair Tutorial

Looking for some holiday hair ideas?  Start with this easy tutorial for a fancy bun!

1.  Start by pulling your hair into a pony tail and the best place to place it, is the on the crown of your head.

2. Take the bun donut and put it around the hair tie and pony tail.

3.  Move your hair all around the bun donut so the ends of your hair are facing towards your face and put a hair tie around the bun donut.  Your hair should now look like image 3. 

4.  Once you have it that way, wrap the ends around the base of the ponytail/bun and add bobby pins as needed.  

Voilà! 

There are so many ways to do your hair for the holidays.  I almost always wear my hair down, but from time to time, it's nice to wear a coiffed bun (or a loose one) and show off your neckline.  This dress (which you will see more of later) features a crew neck and for that reason it is a great idea to wear your hair up.  I am also adorning one of my ears with an ornate ear cuff, so having my hair up in a bun allows for my accessories to really shine.  The cuffed chain bracelet complimented the ear cuff nicely and kept with my silver accessories theme.  Stay tuned for more holiday outfits and accessories to come! 

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

Give Your Holiday Some Edge

The second look in My Stiletto Life's Holiday Series is upon us and it's edgy!  I mentioned on Instagram that these Loeffler Randal booties are making my winter more fashionable and in combination with this Shoshanna dress--I have created an adorably edgy holiday look.  This Shoshanna dress has a lot of shine to it and really stands out in a crowd.  The electric blue is also a great winter color that can work for any kind of holiday party (hello Hanukkah!).  Wearing the booties also makes this look a little more casual and also pain free (and I can attest to some painful stilettos!).  The gold buckle hardware really makes these booties standout and they compliment the black leather of the boots.  I always find a bootie to wear throughout each winter, last year I purchased a pair of Rag & Bone distressed booties and this year I went for a classic silhouette with edgy accents.  

This is another fabulous dress that you can buy for yourself or, just like the sequined Nanette Lepore dress from my previous post, you can easily rent if for a special occasion from Rent the Runway.  

Stay tuned for more holiday posts coming your way!

Photos by: Lydia Hudgens.

Happy Thanksgiving and the Start of Holiday Cheer

There's no better way to start off the holidays than with a Thanksgiving meal and a sparkly number by Nanette Lepore.  This kicks off the start to My Stiletto Life's Holidays Series:  I have plenty of holiday looks, stilettos, accessories, and hair styles, that are all perfect for this holiday season!  You will looked primped, stylish and ready-to-go for all your holiday events this season.  

This first number starts the season off with lots of sparkle and color!  Red and gold are perfect holiday colors--with their warm hues and wintery tones. (Not to mention my fabulous Lanvin stilettos.)  This dress is absolutely stunning, looks phenomenal in photographs, and is sexy-flirty-cool.  Instead of buying the dress this year, try renting it from Rent the Runway.  It is one of their many holiday dress they have (and I'll be wearing this season) and it makes it easy for you to get holiday ready.  

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving and I am excited to help you get holiday ready!

Luscious in Lace

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I am feeling so luscious in lace!  This pencil skirt from Marchesa's Voyage collection is an absolute dream. It's sophisticated, romantic and the perfect winter color.  I love the look of pairing a loose sweater with a fitted pencil skirt and this look can easily go from day-to-night.  I paired it with a classic pair of Louboutin stilettos to emphasize the romantic look that is very much my style, however, the shoes could be switched out to alter the look for any event you're attending.  

Ok, I know what you're thinking: Marchesa--gorgeous, but out of my price range!  Well, lucky for you, this skirt, along with a matching cropped top, was designed exclusively for Rent the Runway's 5th anniversary (congrats!).  You can easily rent this skirt for much less than the retail value!  It's great for a cocktail party, a fancy brunch, or even a more casual holiday party.  It is also adorable with the matching top.  

As for my sweater--it's J Brand and I got it at Saks during their recent sale, it looks amazing with jeans or skirts and the blush color lends itself to versatility.  (See how I styled it here as well.)  

Hope this helps kick off your romantic winter looks and stay tuned for some (very) serious holiday looks! 

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

Get Your Cold Weather Pieces Now

It is that time of the year for your cold weather pieces.  There are some great sweaters and coats on the market right now and J. Crew and Madewell are having great sales!  Take a look at my coat and sweater gallery below and pick one out for this winter.

I'm All About that Jumpsuit

It's this jumpsuit for the win!  When in doubt wear a jumpsuit--that's my motto anyways.  They have made an excellent comeback in the last few year and I am always so excited to see what new styles and designs keep emerging.  This jumpsuit by J. Crew has all the classic elements to it and since it's in black, I was able to really accessorize with a lot of color. The scarf and bag, in this look, are actually pieces that I have had for a few years and they really prove that investment pieces are worth the investment!  When you have a background that allows for you to get creative with your accessories it's always fun to throw in a lot of color and patterns.  My scarf is the perfect example of that: it has bold colors all mixed together and a beautiful watercolor painted aesthetic.  My shiny new red stilettos are making an appearance again (kind of hard not to wear these!).  This look is a true example of my style: classic, bold, and chic. 

See some jumpsuits to get this winter below--plus the 3.1. Phillip Lim Pashli is still available in all shapes and sizes! 

Wearing: Jumpsuit: J. Crew, Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Stilettos: Jean-michel Cazabat via Intermix, Scarf: Yarnz, Necklace: my own, Bangles: Bluefly.

Photos by: Lydia Hudgens.

Pops of Color

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These red stilettos have taken the 'Stiletto of the Week' spot and stolen my sartorial heart.  Having a pair of red stilettos is a fashion must--they are always classic and always add that pop of color that any outfit desires. These are by one of my favorite designers: Jean-Michel Cazabat (whose stilettos I have in a couple different shapes and sizes).  This casual outfit is the perfect outfit to pair a pop of color with as the contrast with the blue jeans and the patterned top all come together quite well.   And that brings me to my top--this is a top by Piperlime from their own collection.  I really love the contrasting patterns in one top--pretty bold move, but hey I'm a bold gal!

See a few more patterned tops from the Piperlime Collection below and a pair of red stilettos!

Wearing: Top: c/o Piperlime, Jeans: J Brand, Stilettos: Jean-Michel Cazabat, Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Photos by: Lydia Hudgens Photography.

Sophia Webster x J. Crew is Here!

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If you haven't heard yet, Sophia Webster created an exclusive shoe collection with J. Crew and I attended a private showing of said collection at the NYC Madison Avenue store.  The collection was beautiful and the funky and cool aesthetic of Sophia Webster is the perfect antidote to J. Crew's more traditional look.  There were so many beautiful pieces of apparel as well and I may or may not have picked up some items.  You'll have to wait for my style posts to see what I picked out; until then take a peek at these stilettos from the Sophia Webster x J. Crew collection.  (Plus some lovely decor and delicious treats.)

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A Little Black Dress and an Oscar de la Renta Memory

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'Tis the season for Little Black Dresses!  The seasons are changing and it's always a good idea to have a few little black dresses in your closet.  I tend to rotate between a few.  This LBD is my latest acquisition! It's fitted, scalloped, and cocktail length: everything I love in a LBD.  This dress is your 'go-to' day-to-night dress; it's work appropriate and also fun and sexy to wear out at night.  I decided to look at this dress from two perspectives: one with a belt and the other without.  The dress sans a belt is more sleek and classic.  (This is always an unfailing look.)  The dress with the belt is a little bit country.  I really like them both ways. They each serve a purpose and make it so the LBD can be worn in endless ways.  

Side note: the breaking news of Oscar de la Renta's passing is certainly saddening and heartbreaking for the fashion world.  I had the chance to intern at Oscar de la Renta's design house and watch him perfect a resort collection (at the helm from start to finish).  I feel so lucky to have had an experience like that.  This career is certainly full of exciting opportunities and that one leaves an indelible mark in my mind.  RIP ODLR.  

Wearing: Dress: Club Monaco, Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Belt: Club Monaco, Stilettos: Jean-Michel Cazabat, Necklace: my own

Photos by: Lydia Hudgens.

Twirling and Strolling in Reiss

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This skirt was made for twirling!  The minute I laid eyes on it, I knew I'd be in for a sartorial treat. Midi-skirts have been making quite a comeback in the last year or so and every season there seems to be another new and exciting one to try.  You may remember, this past spring, I donned a quilted, white midi-skirt by Topshop. The skirt in this post is quite the contrast to the white one: with a vibrant color and pattern (which is truly what struck me about the skirt).  Fall is a great time to incorporate midi-skirts into your wardrobe, because you can style it with a sweater, chunky or light and it isn't too cold to show off a little leg.  I chose this sporty sweater by J. Crew, which offers a stylistic contrast to the feminine style of the skirt.  (It's always fun to mix styles that wouldn't normally go together--high/low, sporty/girly, fancy/casual.)  This look is perfect for work, twirling and strolling on a Sunday, or just meeting friends out and about.  I love its effortlessness and chicness.  I paired the look with a simple pair of Jean-Michel Cazabat stilettos, gold bangles, and a clutch.  Not to mention, I picked up a green juice from Organic Avenue on my stroll!   I'll be honest, I'm not a huge green juice gal (if you follow me on Instagram, you'll see I love coffee) but a green juice is a nice change up once in awhile.  Try a "Sweet Greens" from Organic Avenue if you're looking for a healthy juice!  

Top: J. Crew, Skirt: Reiss, Stilettos: Jean-Michel Cazabat, Bangles: Blufly (solid ones), Gorjana (thin one), Clutch: Stella and Dot.

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

Glamping

Glamping: noun 
1. /a form of camping in which participants enjoy physical comforts associated with more luxurious types of holiday/
2. Blend of glamorous + camping

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For many, camping is the age-old way to explore the wilderness, but it is glamping that has been on the rise. 

Glamping is not dusty, glamping is not messy, and glamping does not have bugs (all pluses in my book!).  Instead, glamping offers elaborate bedding, in-door/outdoor rooms, private decks, and fancy dining areas.  In glamping, the accommodations, activities and itineraries are fabulous and the attire is oh-so-chic!  To glamp (looks like it’s a verb also) one must come properly dressed.  Now that you know the official definition of glamping, the updated and much more glamorous version of camping — have you glamped?

Here are a few style tips that you may want to remember when packing for your glamping trip:

  • Caftans + tunics:  they’re loose and easy to wear, which makes them perfect for the outdoors. Plus, they match the more glam accommodations. 
  • Gladiator sandals: forget Tevas—glamping requires a cute and strappy sandal to gallivant around the campgrounds.
  • Oversized fedoras, floppy hats:  A large and dramatic hat is a must-have accessory for your leisurely outdoor getaway.
  • Designer sunglasses: An average camping trip might make you pack your throw-away pair of sunglasses for fear of dropping them in a lake, but for glamping you’ll need them while you’re relaxing on your private tent terrace. 
  • Booties: Glamping typically offers a semi-fancy dining area where an evening party or meal might take place. Instead of stilettos, a chic bootie is the preferred glamping shoe.
  • Designer fanny pack: All the top designers offer this trend and it easily doubles as a purse for your ‘rustic’ adventure.

With fall in full swing, now is the perfect time to start thinking about taking a little trip into the wild – in style and luxury. 

{This post was originally created for Coca-Cola Journey.}

Waxing Nostalgic on Bond Street

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Oh 90's nostalgia.  When I put this dress on, it felt very Narciso Rodriguez via Calvin Klein in the 90's. When I was shooting this look, I had an image, in my mind, of cobblestones, stilettos and a simple silk dress--very Carolyn Bessete-Kennedy circa 1997.  She was known for her understated--yet impeccable taste in clothes (and men!).  (Although the men may not have been so understated.)  If you recall on her wedding day, to John F. Kennedy Junior, she wore the most elegant and classic Calvin Klein dress designed by Narciso Rodriguez.  Her style left an indelible mark on the fashion world and the fact that I can still connect with it to this day, truly defines an icon.  

The scene was set for this shoot: a simple look, the wind blowing, my hair up in a loose bun, the cobblestones on Bond Street; it was perfect.  This look has a very moody feel to it and the overcast sky added to that effect.  The Christian Louboutin stilettos added a feminine touch.  

Wearing: Dress: ATM, Stilettos: Christian Louboutin, Jacket: DOMA, Ring: Kendra Scott, Necklace: Marrin Costello, Bangles: Blufly

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

Purple Rain

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Ok, so I am not Prince, but I couldn't resist using the title to his infamous song 'Purple Rain' for this post.  If you haven't made the connection yet, this look is dripping in purple--no accident, as you may have imagined.  Since I bought these Stuart Weitzman stilettos, I have been making a point of incorporating purple into many of my looks.  Starting with the stilettos to the dress and the lastly to the hat: I'm absolutely loving the purple coordinates.  

In addition to the purple theme, this look emulates how to dress during the turning of the seasons.  I have been looking for ways to wear my summer clothes into the fall and topping this Club Monaco day dress with a leather jacket was just the style trick (take note!).  So before it starts to get too cold, try wearing some of your favorite summer pieces with a fall twist: a jacket, blazer, hat, etc.  See some suggestions below!

Wearing: Dress and Hat: Club Monaco, Jacket: Doma, Silettos: Stuart Weiztman, Bangles: c/o Bluefly

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

Cold Weather Accessories for Fall

It's getting chilly here in NYC--although it's still sunny out, there is a definite shift in the air and it truly feels like fall.  In honor of Fall officially making its debut, I put together a boutique of some excellent cold-weather accessories (and some rainy ones too!).  

All Sparkles Today

It's all sparkles for this Fall Friday in NYC!  I thought it'd be fun to mix in a sequined and sparkly piece I bought last winter into a casual Fall look.  It always makes for a unique look when you can put together a fancier piece with a casual one.  This outfit was really well-rounded--from the color palette to the matching of the quaintness/daintiness of the West Village.  This look was shot in front of a West Village favorite: Buvette.  (Try Buvette for breakfast!) The sparkle in the trees perfectly complimented this Club Monaco skirt.  Start thinking about fun ways to incorporating fancy pieces with casual ones for this fall/winter!

Wearing: Top: Reiss, Skirt: Club Monaco, Purse: Chloé via Net-A-Porter, Sandals: Chloé, Necklace: made by me. 

Photos by: Lydia Hudgens.

Clashing Patterns in Honor of London Fashion Week

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Seeing that it's the start of London Fashion Week, I thought it was fitting to post about some of my favorite British brands.  No, I am not attending London Fashion Week (although it is on my to-do list--one of these years) but, this year, I am merely an observer and following along.  With NYFW coming to an end last week--LFW started, almost without any break, so I have been keeping close tabs on the happenings over in London.  In regards to NYFW, it truly was an absolute success and a whirlwind of a week!   If you haven't had a chance to see my whereabouts--check out my NYFW week posts now.  Aside from the flurry of shows, parties, and events, My Stiletto Life was fortunate to be included in some great NYFW articles.  StyleList named me as one of 25 fashion bloggers to follow on Instagram and Gotham Magazine interviewed me for a fantastic piece on 10 fashion bloggers' NYFW experiences.  I hope you all had time to check out the pieces.

Now onto my outfit:

In this look, I am wearing a striped Topshop dress, a Reiss hat, and Rebecca Minkoff stilettos.  Topshop and Reiss are both exceptional fashion brands based out of London and always bring charm and style to their clothes.  Topshop, is often very girly, fun, and trendy whereas Reiss is much more classic and ladylike--Reiss happens to be a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge as well!  I've been a customer of Reiss for a long time and I can always find timeless pieces from their collections.  The hat, I am wearing in this post, is a perfect fall/winter piece and will carry me through the NYC winter.  I was also really excited to play with patterns and colors in this post.  The entire look is black and white and offers two kinds of patterns, with the dress offering symmetry and the stilettos offering a funky look.  I absolutely love the way they clash.  Try incorporating some of these pieces into your look for fall and keep an eye out for the the latest collections coming out of London this week!

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

NYFW Wearing Alexander Wang and Stuart Weitzman

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NYFW, MBFW, Lincoln Center, Alexander Wang, Stuart Weiztman, nouveau, stilettos, druzy 
NYFW, MBFW, Lincoln Center, Alexander Wang, Stuart Weiztman, nouveau, stilettos, druzy 

I hope you've been following along with my NYFW week adventures!  It's been quite an exciting few days (and it's not over yet!).  From meeting the iconic Diane von Furstenberg to connecting with fellow bloggers on the rooftop of The Empire Hotel, this Fashion Week has been quite the marathon.  For this post, I am sharing the look I wore to the rewardStyle party at The Empire Hotel--what a fantastic venue!  You may remember this Alexander Wang dress from earlier this summer and I couldn't pass up an opportunity to wear it on a warm NYC day; and on a rooftop no less!  I did take the opportunity, however, to style this dress in a new way with a new pair of Stuart Weitzman stilettos.  I absolutely adore these stilettos.  They are not only a perfect height and silhouette but their coloring is what really makes them stand out: plum!  I paired the plum stilettos with my long druzy necklace--also the color purple--which brought the entire look together. The plum against the white is a great contrast.   The mixed white granite background of Lincoln Center provided the perfect backdrop for this look.  Keep following along as I post outfit and event details here on MSL and Instagram.  

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.


NYFW Continues with rewardStyle and Diane Von Furstenburg

The fashion shows and street style looks have been in full swing since this past Thursday and NYFW carries on in its ever persistent way (even with Joan Rivers' memorial right in the middle of the week).  It's almost fitting that Joan had her final 'show' during NYFW--RIP Joan.  

Well I did not make it to the Upper East Side to stand with Joan's fans, I do have some fantastic snaps I have been taking for the past few days.  From parties, to designer chats to shows, the past few days have offered some amazing moments.  Make sure to keep up with me on Instagram, where I do real-time posting!  Click through the gallery below to get a glimpse into NYFW from where I stand.