Winter Favorites

STYLING: HOODIES

I must admit that I have lately been embracing a more Normcore style. Choosing casual and plain looking jeans, hoodies and tops over flamboyant pieces. Now some shriek when they hear the word “Normcore” fearing that it would become an unfortunate fad, which it did. However, when you are a young individual on a budget and constantly on the go there is really no time to deliberate on ritzy getups. HOODIES

 

HOODIES by Make’EmStare on Polyvore

Lareida Hooded Sweatshirt
$225 – farfetch.com

Alexander Wang Sweatshirt
$120 – alducadaosta.com

7 For All Mankind Blue Jeans
$290 – farfetch.com

Proenza Schouler High Heel Boots
$285 – avenue32.com

Balenciaga Hand Bag
$1,195 – mytheresa.com
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STYLING: WINTER WEATHER

Depending on where you live the winter weather will continue for a while longer, and unfortunately some of you may experience an over abundance of snow. If you want to enjoy the chilly temperature while keeping warm a faux fur coat can do the job. I have always been an advocate against the use of real animal fur, and will never agree with its use. Stella McCartney, who never fails to impress me, took the initiative a while back to introduce her ‘Fur-free-Fur’ creations, which offer an array faux fur coats. Hopefully this effort with help push other designers to join the faux fur bandwagon. WINTER BLIZZARD

 

WINTER BLIZZARD by Make’EmStare on Polyvore

Ermanno Scervino Black Top
$394 – farfetch.com

STELLA McCARTNEY White Faux Fur Coat
$2,280 – mytheresa.com

Rag & bone/JEAN Skinny Jeans
$185 – farfetch.com

Fendi Tote
$2,650 – nordstrom.com

Styling: New Year’s Eve Party

I am a firm believer that sparkly, sequin dresses are appropriate during a single occasion: New Year’s Eve. It is finally the time to bring out your radiating side in order to bring in the new year. However, you should avoid going over the top gaudy as it can cheapen your look. Happy Holidays, and may this new year bring you nothing less than the best.NYE PARTY

 

NYE PARTY by Make’EmStare on Polyvore

BCBGMAXAZRIA Evening Dress
$257 – bcbg.com

Casadei Pointed-Toe Pumps
$750 – casadei.com

Proenza Schouler Silver Clutch
$850 – ssense.com

Shaun Leane Diamond Ring
$13,720 – selfridges.com

14k White Gold Diamond Earrings
$1,200 – jcpenney.com

Winter Favorites: Handbags

Handbags are a necessary part in finalizing a look. But finding the right bag can be a bit difficult because there are just so many to choose from. Everyone has their preferences, so below is an assortment of bags ranging from different styles, structures, and colors. Whether it be treating yourself, or a loved one you will certainly find one that appeals to you the most. Now the hard part is choosing.

Mansur GavrielVegetable Tanned Leather Bucket Bag – $595

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ValentinoRockstud Flap Top Shoulder Bag – $2,345

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ChloéDrew Small Leather Shoulder Bag – $1,950

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KaraTie Leather Shoulder Bag – $475

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GucciBamboo Shopper Textured Leather Tote – $2,100

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FendiTrois Jour Leather Tote – $2,700

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Saint LaurentSac de Jour Satchel Bag – $2,590

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No. 21 – Zipped Clutch – $318

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Lanvin‘Sugar’ Shoulder Bag – $2,390

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GivenchyMini ‘Pandora Box’ Shoulder Box – $1,995

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The Holiday Wish List With Neiman Marcus

If you are planning a trip to Neiman Marcus in order to buy those last minute gifts, I am here to give you some ideas. Below are some items that could serve you as inspiration when buying that next present.The Holiday Wish List With Neiman Marcus: Contest Entry

 


Jimmy Choo Booties
$1,045 – neimanmarcus.com

Christian Louboutin Crossbody Purse
$2,265 – neimanmarcus.com

Chanel Gold Watch
$29,230 – neimanmarcus.com

Lulu Frost Pearl Necklace
$515 – neimanmarcus.com

Chanel No. 5 Perfume
$100 – neimanmarcus.com

Best Fragrances For The Holiday Season

Still having trouble deciding what to get your mom? A co-worker? Or that special someone? Well look no further. While some think that giving a fragrance gift set is too cliché or unoriginal, it is most certainly not! It will most likely be one of the most useful gifts because:

  1. They will want to smell good so they will use the perfume you gifted them with. (Given that it is not Secretions Magnifiques.)
  2. You will be saving them how much ever you spent.

So here is a list I have compiled of the best fragrances that you can splurge on this season that will make an excellent gift. Keep in mind that there is absolutely no shame in picking one up for yourself too.

(P.S. Do not fret when you see the prices because they are for the largest sizes available at stores.)

Marc JacobsDecadence – $120

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Jimmy ChooIllicit – $112

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Yves Saint LaurentBlack Opium – $115

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Viktor & RolfFlowerbomb – $215

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GucciBamboo – $115

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Stella McCartney – Stella – $92

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AUTUMN/WINTER FRAGRANCE: MY BURBERRY

An outfit inspired by a perfume. That is exactly what I did here with the My Burberry perfume by Burberry. The iconic fashion house is the epitome of British history and are best known for their trench coats and checkered patterns. The mesmerizing deep richness of the perfume has a strong, yet calming effect. Although it is a more mature scent, the floral tones keep it from being too overwhelming. The long lasting fragrance should surely be on the top of your list of winter fragrances.

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FALL PERFUME by Make’Em Stare on Polyvore

Burberry Eau de Perfume
$95 – macys.com

Burberry Sunglasses
$255 – selfridges.com

Chloé Shoulder Bag
$1890 – shop.harpersbazaar.com

Dsquared2 Black Long Sleeve Sweater
$640 – farfetch.com

Burberry Woolen Coat
$1,390 – stylebop.com

Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans
$305 – farfetch.com

UNUETZER Ankle Boots
$595 – calypsostbarth.com

Winter Favorites: This Season’s Coats

A coat can either make or obliterate an exceptional outfit; therefore, choosing the correct coat is crucial. So I have assembled together outerwear pieces that should make their way into your wardrobe, which will keep you snug this wintry season. Keep an eye for a future post regarding budget friendly outerwear.

Stella McCartneyFaux Fur Coat – $2,120

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CarvenOversized Boiled Wool Blend Coat – $1,050

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BalenciagaWool Blend Coat – $3,450

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Alexander McQueenWool Blend Scuba Coat – $3,575

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J.W. AndersonWool & Mohair Blend Felt Coat – $1,790

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LanvinHooded Tassel Trimmed Wool Blend Coat – $3,365

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Miu MiuPython Trimed Croc Print Crepe Coat – $4,905

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EtroPatchwork Jacquard Coat – $2,870

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MajeGrenat Oversize Wool Coat – $815

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Burberry Prorsum – Fringed Suede Trench Coat – $7,500

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Ready. Set. Shop. THE SALES!

After the holidays, the sales are finally here and they are to hard to pass up. Here are some items you should consider adding to your wardrobe not only because they are quite trendy, but they are incredibly reduced from their original price which definitely seals the deal.

LOVE21 Wool-Blend Top Coat $35

LOVE21 Twill-Woven Hooded Parka $30

LOVE21 Faux Leather-Paneled Coat $30

bebe Pencil Skirt $65 + 50% off

bebe Faux Leather Pants $100 + 30% off

bebe Print Surplice Dress $105 + 30% off

GUESS Sleeveless Deep V-Neck Jumpsuit $45

GUESS Faux Leather Waistband Godet Skirt $25

ZARA Faux Fur Hooded Coat $90

MANGO Ribbed Sleeve Dress $23

MANGO Double-Breasted Coat $40

MANGO Faux Leather Ankle Boots $60

ALDO ZAELLE $85

ALDO SHARIFI $30

ALDO BRESCELLO $28

ALDO SEIDENBECKER $20

Holiday Style: Red Skirt

Finally I present you the third and final look I have put together to give you a bit inspiration while making your creation. Today we’re centering around this gorgeously red Prabal Gurung Skirt with chiffon pleating. I chose this black Vince Blouse that should be tucked when worn with a pencil skirt such as this one. These Stuart Weitzman Ankle-Strap Sandals are always a great choice but remember to paint your toezies because people will definitely stare at your feet. (Not Creepy.) Moving on to accessories I chose this MICHAEL Michael Kors Clutch and this MARC BY MARC JACOBS Watch that I absolutely love. Hopefully that the three looks I’ve created have some sort of influence on what you choose to wear and remember you’re going to look fabulous when you pair things right. Now go out there to enjoy the night and Make’Em Stare for all the right reasons.Holiday Style 3
Holiday Style 3 by Make’EmStare on Polyvore

Vince Long Sleeve Blouse
$118 – farfetch.com

Prabal Gurung Red Pleated Skirt
$895 – modaoperandi.com

Stuart Weitzman Shoes
$398 – neimanmarcus.com

MICHAEL Michael Kors White Handbag
$210 – mytheresa.com