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Anniversary Shoot

Dressing Jeri and Jeff for their anniversary shoot with Sheradee Hurst Photography was so much fun! Jeri is the perfect shape for fit and flare, and I knew this was the dress when I saw it. She is wearing a gorgeous multi-colored Milly dress with a skinny Reiss belt and black pumps. Jeff is wearing a blue suit and white button-down shirt from his closet and a Brooks Brothers burgundy pocket square highlighting one of the many colors in Jeri’s dress. They both look gorgeous! Look how adorable these two are together. Beautiful photos!

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Photo by Sheradee Hurst Photography

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Photo by Sheradee Hurst Photography

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Photo by Sheradee Hurst Photography

 

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Treat Yourself: V-Day Gift Guide

Who needs a Valentine when you’re so good at loving you? If you’ve got plans for treating yourself, let me be your guide.

I love the monogram bags and pouches from Madewell. This crossbody bag is especially great because it has several pockets, a built-in mirror and a removable strap to make it a clutch. Perfect day to night piece. Best of all, everyone will know you bagged it once it’s adorned with your beautiful monogram.

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The Twin-Pouch Crossbody in colorblock washed leather, Madewell.com, $138

 

This Mara Hoffman Geo surf suit  provides super stylish rash guard coverage. Add your wide brimmed hat and attend the beach worry free!

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Mara Hoffman Geo Surf Suit, Anthropologie.com, $260

 

This is playsuit perfection. Need I say more? Oh, get it before it’s gone.

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Buttoned Patterned Playsuit, zara.com, $80

 

As with most spring/summer 2015 trends hitting the masses right now, 60s and 70s style sunglasses are hot! These Quay Kensie round sunglasses fit the bill.

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Quay Kensie Round Sunglasses, Asos.com, $47

 

This adorable Stella & Dot bangle, with love inscribed in English, French, German, Italian & Spanish, is the perfect addition to your arm party.

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Inspiration Bangle – Love, www.stelladot.com, $49.

 

The “mosaic blue” of these D’Orsay suede pumps is so sweet I could eat them. Wear these with everything. Don’t forget to spray them before you leave the house.

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Tory Burch Pointed Toe D’Orsay Pumps, Bloomingdales.com, $275

 

And finally, this eye cream from Rodan & Fields is a very personal recommendation from me. I’ve used this day and night for a year, and I love it.

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Rodan & Fields, trinetteduke.myrandf.com, $60

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Wear White in the Winter

After labor day, you put your white skinnies and dresses away, right? No, that rule is long gone! Don’t be afraid to pull them out in the winter. It’s a great way to brighten up your wardrobe with pieces you already own. Here are a few ways to pull your look together:

 

Pair your skinnies with a turtle neck, over-sized cardigan and black moto booties.

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Geometric Pattern Cardigan, sixkisses.com, $63; UNIQLO turtle neck t-shirt, uniqlo.com, $10; J Brand mid-rise skinny jeans, mytheresa.com, $267; STEVEN by Steve Madden Early Moto Booties, Macys.com, $89.

 

 

Throw a grey (or any color really) over your white skinnies and add over-the-knee boots. This is a great deal ($99) on this Brooks Brothers cashmere sweater, and it’s a great closet staple! A good tip for wearing white denim in the winter is to wear at least an above the ankle boot with them, especially if there is any moisture on the ground, so that sloshing doesn’t ruin your pants.

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Brooks Brothers Cashmere Sweater, brooks brothers.com, $99 (sale); J Brand Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans, mytheresa.com $267; Michael Kors Regina Over-the-Knee Boot, zappos.com, $275, Proenza Schouler Sunglasses, therealreal.com, $125; Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC cross body, piperlime.com, $175 (sale).

 

 

And finally, pull out your cute black and white striped sleeveless dress, throw a turtle neck and tights underneath, and make your way to the office or brunch or happy hour. It’s an adorable way to wear something fresh.

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Camilla and Marc Zealot Striped Sleeveless Dress, matchesfashion.com, $334 (sale); UNIQLO Black Turtle Neck T-shirt, uniqlo.com, $10; Black Tights, monki.com, $10; Barneys New York Lace Up Platform Ankle Bootie, barneys.com, $199 (sale – hurry!)

 

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Party Looks

The holiday season is here, and social calendars are in full swing! It’s so much fun to get dressed up for a night out, and finding the perfect look is key to perfecting my joy.

Black-tie optional means a cocktail dress is perfectly appropriate and the same goes for a long gown, which makes the possibilities endless and the decision even harder. I really wanted to keep my entire look under $300 so I’m planning to wear jewelry I already own and hopefully shoes too. Many of the shoes below are just eye candy, as most people own go-to metallic or black pumps for special occasions such as these. And great news, dresses are on sale!

This is the cutest Ted Baker Snake Embossed Neoprene dress, perfect for a cocktail party or black-tie optional (or black-tie, according to some). You can find this dress at Harrods. The current price is $258 USD. Obviously, these Christian Louboutin Mea Culpa Flared Suede Pumps are HOT! If you can do it at $895 per pair, then do it! Husband or Santa, if you’re reading this, I wear a size 38. And my go-to, fancy-wear Stella Casablanca earrings to finish the look.

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Halston Heritage Plunging Gathered-Waist Jersey Gown. This dress didn’t drape right on me, and made me feel hippy. It’s a gorgeous choice for someone though, and it’s now on sale at Neiman Marcus for $237! I went with vintage-looking Naomi cluster earrings and Zora crystal necklace up top and Kristin Cavallari Copertina Lt Gold Glitter Pumps down low.

 

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A Diane von Furstenberg Draped Satin Jersey Gown. Is there a theme here? Yes, I’m obsessed with a beautiful, plunging neckline, long-sleeved dress. And I’ll admit, my closet is pretty dark in general, with navy and black being my favorite colors to wear. This was a contender for me, even though it’s completely see-thru (this is what slips are for, right?). It draped perfectly and would have been stunning with this Stella & Dot Casablanca necklace and Vintage Crystal Studs I already own. The DVF gown is on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue for $317.

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This Piperlime Collection Embellished Dress is great for showing off your legs! It was a little too stiff for me and not my favorite silhouette to wear, but I tried! You can find it at Piperlime for $109.

 

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This Black Halo gown is the first dress I tried on. Not only was it over budget, but it looked terrible on me! Too bad, right? Because it’s so pretty.

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If the sky was the limit, I would be wearing this look. This Kenzo Twill Mountain Dress is to-die for! But at $965, it didn’t meet my budget for this event. I added a REISS belt to it because fit and flare is better for me when the waist is belted, just a personal preference. And look at those shoes! Love, love, love these Consuelo Calfhair Ankle Wrap Pumps by Ivy Kirzhner, currently on sale for $258 at www.lastcall.com! Hurry. And Kate Spade stud earrings and a couple of bangles too finish the look.

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This is the Bloomingdales Boutique Gown (now on sale for $223) I chose. Really, from the beginning, I wanted to wear a long gown with long sleeves. I love the beading detail around the neckline and keyhole, and it fit perfectly (aside from drastic hemming). I also had the little train removed because I think it made it a little too formal and there is nothing more annoying than people stepping on your dress all night. The beading shows up a little silver and gold in this photo, but it’s actually all silver & platinum looking. I finished the look with jewelry I already own (whoop!) from Stella & Dot, Casablanca earrings with the bottom piece removed, the Casablanca bracelet and the Deco Cocktail Ring. I’m thinking of doing a faux bob for the occasion and polishing the look with bright red lips and nails. I know I’m wearing a 4-inch heel, but shoes are still TBD, although these Caparros peep-toe heels would be a great choice, and are on sale at Lord & Taylor for $60.

 

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If you have questions or need advice, feel free to comment below. Happy holidays! XO, Krissi

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Park City in June

Planning an early summer getaway in the mountains? I’ve got you covered. Here’s what I plan to pack for Park City in early June. With highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 30s, long sleeves and light sweaters will be key for comfortability. It’s likely I won’t be packing all the bags below, but two or three for sure!

 

Rag & Bone skinnies - Heritage, American Vintage basic tank top, American Eagle Shawl collar cardigan, One By Ampersand As Apostrophe Short Tote, Sam Edelman Jones Loafer, Ray-Ban Arista Aviators, YSL lip color

Rag & Bone skinnies – Heritage, American Vintage basic tank top, American Eagle Shawl collar cardigan, One By Ampersand As Apostrophe Short Tote, Sam Edelman Jones Loafer, Ray-Ban Arista Aviators, YSL lip color

 

Madewell maxi dress, Old Navy t-strap sandals, Stella & Dot Scarf and Tote, Marni Bracelet (left), Marni Wood Bracelet (top right), French Connection Neon Resin & Tiled Wood Bangle

Madewell maxi dress, Old Navy t-strap sandals, Stella & Dot Scarf and Tote, Marni Bracelet (left), Marni Wood Bracelet (top right), French Connection Neon Resin & Tiled Wood Bangle

 

Madewell C'est Bon sweater, Cubavera fedora, Rebecca Minkoff shorts, Chloe bag, River Island sandals, Ray-Ban aviators

Madewell C’est Bon sweater, Cubavera fedora, Rebecca Minkoff shorts, Chloe bag, River Island sandals, Ray-Ban aviators

 

Diane Von Furstenberg blouse, Hudson white flare denim, Miss Selfridge Metral Trim Straw Fedora, Carlo Pazolini Bag, Stella & Dot Tansy Fringe Collar & Naomi Cluster Earrings

Diane Von Furstenberg blouse, Hudson white flare denim, Miss Selfridge Metral Trim Straw Fedora, Carlo Pazolini Bag, Stella & Dot Tansy Fringe Collar & Naomi Cluster Earrings

 

Clover Canyon Dress, Alexander McQueen clutch and Lauren Ralph Lauren Gold-Tone White Square Stone Stud Earrings

Clover Canyon Dress, Alexander McQueen clutch and Lauren Ralph Lauren Gold-Tone White Square Stone Stud Earrings

 

Diane Von Furstenberg blouse, Citizens of Humanity Racer skinny jeans, Modalu handbag, River Island Sandals, Stella & Dot Cleopatra Earrings and Malta Bib Necklace

Diane Von Furstenberg blouse, Citizens of Humanity Racer skinny jeans, Modalu handbag, River Island Sandals, Stella & Dot Cleopatra Earrings and Malta Bib Necklace

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Fancy A Plum? Skirt. And Other Pretty Things…

Sometimes we use this word (see below) for things that actually aren’t extremely impressive or attractive, but this is arguably one of the most stunning ensembles I’ve ever laid eyes on. It’s not for everyone (I know we’re not all into ball skirts, but perhaps we should be), in fact it’s currently only available in a size 4, but it’s for somebody, and I hope I know them. Please buy it, pair it with the blouses shown or something equally gorgeous, get dressed up like a million bucks (or $900 at least – it’s on sale!) and take a selfie because I want to see! 
stun·ning
ˈstəniNG/
adjective
  1. 1.
    extremely impressive or attractive.
    “she looked stunning”
solid, full-length skirt
www.honornyc.com
You could even wear this with a cropped sweater if you wanted to “dress it down” a bit. No, I couldn’t possibly. YES, you can. Look:
A pinterest inspiration pic for one
of my clients. I’m not sure where this
look came from. When I saw it, I fell hard.
Where will I wear this look? Everywhere. Okay, not everywhere, but to your holiday parties, galas, charity auctions and weddings. And maybe just around your house a little? For fun? Send me a pic.
Wondering where to get a well-made, sophisticated cropped sweater/top that shows just a bit of skin? So is everyone else. Good luck to you. If you see one you like offered in your size, snatch it up immediately. I received an email from shopbop the other day, and within 30 mins the cropped top on the email was sold out. People are quick-draw, gunslinger-like serious with their mouses, trackpads, fingers, whatever. Don’t hesitate, it will be gone. This will be a great investment piece when you find it. There are so many great high-waisted options right now that pair perfectly with cropped tops. Below is a great example of how putting a cropped top over a dress completely changes the look.
sold-out winter white cropped top from the Shopbop email (left)

If you’re looking for a cocktail dress that won’t break the bank, try this fun and flirty frock from Jack Wills, Lanting Dress $238:



This is a fantastic choice for this holiday season and beyond. And it has pockets! It goes perfect with the black pumps you probably already own. Done. Erin by Erin Fetherston Lace-Bodice Combo Party Dress, $330:

www.neimanmarcus.com

One more, just for fun! This dress is for work and play. It’s perfect for a party with colleagues or NYE. Throw a blazer over it, add some black tights and booties, and it’s office-ready. Asos Metallic Panel Shift Dress, $99.82:
www.asos.com

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Fancy A Plum? Skirt. And Other Pretty Things…

Sometimes we use this word (see below) for things that actually aren’t extremely impressive or attractive, but this is arguably one of the most stunning ensembles I’ve ever laid eyes on. It’s not for everyone (I know we’re not all into ball skirts, but perhaps we should be), in fact it’s currently only available in a size 4, but it’s for somebody, and I hope I know them. Please buy it, pair it with the blouses shown or something equally gorgeous, get dressed up like a million bucks (or $900 at least – it’s on sale!) and take a selfie because I want to see!
stun·ning
ˈstəniNG/
adjective
  1. 1.
    extremely impressive or attractive.
    “she looked stunning”
solid, full-length skirt
www.honornyc.com
You could even wear this with a cropped sweater if you wanted to “dress it down” a bit. No, I couldn’t possibly. YES, you can. Look:
A pinterest inspiration pic for one
of my clients. I’m not sure where this
look came from. When I saw it, I fell hard.
Where will I wear this look? Everywhere. Okay, not everywhere, but to your holiday parties, galas, charity auctions and weddings. And maybe just around your house a little? For fun? Send me a pic.
Wondering where to get a well-made, sophisticated cropped sweater/top that shows just a bit of skin? So is everyone else. Good luck to you. If you see one you like offered in your size, snatch it up immediately. I received an email from shopbop the other day, and within 30 mins the cropped top on the email was sold out. People are quick-draw, gunslinger-like serious with their mouses, trackpads, fingers, whatever. Don’t hesitate, it will be gone. This will be a great investment piece when you find it. There are so many great high-waisted options right now that pair perfectly with cropped tops. Below is a great example of how putting a cropped top over a dress completely changes the look.
sold-out winter white cropped top from the Shopbop email (left)

If you’re looking for a cocktail dress that won’t break the bank, try this fun and flirty frock from Jack Wills, Lanting Dress $238:

 
 
This is a fantastic choice for this holiday season and beyond. And it has pockets! It goes perfect with the black pumps you probably already own. Done. Erin by Erin Fetherston Lace-Bodice Combo Party Dress, $330:
 
www.neimanmarcus.com
 
One more, just for fun! This dress is for work and play. It’s perfect for a party with colleagues or NYE. Throw a blazer over it, add some black tights and booties, and it’s office-ready. Asos Metallic Panel Shift Dress, $99.82:
www.asos.com
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In my Dreams, I McQueen

In my dreams, my closet is full of Alexander McQueen. I’m also 6 feet tall with a 24″ waist, but let’s talk about what could actually happen if money grew on trees. Alexander McQueen is at the very top of my fashion bucket list. From gorgeous, floor-length gowns to coats and jackets for every occasion to ornately detailed shoes, handbags and jewelry, this iconic label produces show-stopper after show-stopper, and I want it all, even my head in a cage.

 

Alexander McQueen maxi dress
$2,755 – brownsfashion.com

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In my Dreams, I McQueen

In my dreams, my closet is full of Alexander McQueen. I’m also 6 feet tall with a 24″ waist, but let’s talk about what could actually happen if money grew on trees. Alexander McQueen is at the very top of my fashion bucket list. From gorgeous, floor-length gowns to coats and jackets for every occasion to ornately detailed shoes, handbags and jewelry, this iconic label produces show-stopper after show-stopper, and I want it all, even my head in a cage.

 

Alexander McQueen maxi dress
$2,755 – brownsfashion.com

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Dressing Meredith

Time to play dress-up! I’m 34 and it’s still one of my favorite things to do, especially with my friends. This particular friend, Meredith Hopping, is six feet tall and uniquely beautiful. She has porcelain skin, dark hair and striking features. And there’s so much more than meets the eye! “Mere,” as I like to call her, is a classically trained opera singer, a gifted wedding and event planner, an intense God-lover and an amazing friend. She’s one of those rare finds, where knowing her is knowing someone who will always be there to back you up, lift you up and push you forward. Mere shares her gift of writing and her incredible journey on The Hopping Home.

mere and eleonore bay (2)

The afternoon kicked off at my house with a bare-faced Meredith (who showed up with coffee, thank goodness!) and our fantastic photographer friend, Julie Ann Johnson. Julie is one of those women who has never met a stranger. She has an energy unmatched by anyone I’ve ever met, and an incredibly strong call to help others. From the moment I met her, we were collaborators and thinking of what types of projects we could create together. She supports me like we’ve known each other for years, like all women should support each other. She’s a passionate advocate for visually impaired children, a talented blogger of Life Astonished and she loves to tell stories from behind the lens.

julie ann Johnson

Mere is headed to an afternoon wedding this weekend. She wants to look young and fabulous, of course! The wedding is casual and the last thing she wants to be is over dressed. Most importantly, whatever she wears has to be breast-feeding friendly. Her husband, Nate, is co-officiating and her five-month old Francesca River, is her date for the wedding. Mere and I established a budget, and then I went shopping. And this is what I found:

grey shirt dress, brown belt,
maroon & hot pink bird scarf,
various leather bracelets
 
 
a beautiful canvas
  

a little Bobbi Brown ballet pink for mere’s lips
 
 
adding the scarf, we tried it a couple of different ways
 

we tried several belts to get the best look
 
  
 the bracelets
 
 
the look
 

 beautiful fall colors, perfect for a fall wedding

 
between the boots
 
 This process started way before shoot day and included a couple of missteps regarding the dress. The grey shirt dress was the third option. (giggle) We started with a mutually agreed upon maroon dress that Mere later decided was more her mom’s style. (shoot face) Second, we tried a beautiful cobalt blue dress we both loved, but it was the wrong size. When I took that back, the store was out of the right size and the closest one was in Kansas City. I don’t like to drive to south city, much less KC. (crying) That’s when I found this super fun, step-into-fall grey shirt dress that met all criteria. (woohoo!) The look just came together after that, adding the scarf, a vintage gold necklace, various leather bracelets and Mere’s belt and boots.
 
 
mere and francesca at the wedding

 
 
happiness abounds
 
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