Christmas Goodies

Santa was very good to me this year. Remember my Christmas wish-list post? Everything on my list was under the tree on Christmas day! I’m a very lucky lady… Here’s a peek at some of my goodies.

Christmas Goodies, Polyvore, HBiggs

 

Lela Rose lace top, Calvin Klein coat, J. Crew trousers, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, Hartmann weekender bag, Banana Republic tweed blazer, and Maybelline mega plus mascara

I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing holiday! And what is the favorite gift you received? Share with me in the comments!

Collage via Polyvore.

4 Ways to Holiday Chic

Holiday Chic

Fashionable friends, I wanted to share with you the basic formulas I implement when dressing for the holidays. Here are 4 outfits that I will be wearing this season:

1. Family Holiday Party: Black jeans + Fun blouse + Lace-up Booties + Simple gold jewelry
–Family parties usually involve lots of food, drinks, and catching-up so comfort is essential. For this look, I chose James Jeans black skinnies, a fun blouse from Modcloth, on-trend Bakers lace-up booties, a KJL black cocktail ring, and gold bangles.
2. Christmas Eve: LBD + Amazing coat + Festive heels
–Christmas Eve is typically spent having cocktails with family friends and/or going to church (er, maybe not in that order…) Since this is the only time during the entire year that I hit up church, I try my best to impress the big man upstairs. A no-fail LBD, like this one from Karen Millen, is the perfect thing. Add festive pumps (Charlotte Olympia), opaque tights, a metallic belt, and drop earrings to finish the look. Top it off with a fancy coat (Dolce and Gabbana), and you have a classic, chic look.
3. Christmas Day: Leggings + Slouchy Sweater + Pashmina + Loafers
I’m not planning on leaving my couch on Christmas Day, but since there will probably be guests at my parent’s house I will reluctantly change out of my pajamas. An equally comfortable and infinitely chicer option are these tweed Stella McCartney leggings with a slouchy black sweater. Add a printed scarf, like this Rag & Bone beauty, and studded loafers to bring the look up a couple notches.
4. New Year’s Eve: Metallic-y Dress + Pumps + Unexpected Accessories
–I’m not really a sequin person, so this subtly metallic dress from AllSaints is a perfect NYE option for me. It is feminine but structured, and is it obvious that I am completely in love with it? Unexpected accessories like a leopard belt and a cranberry clutch keep the look youthful and cool. Add a little extra shine with these gold pumps, and you are ready to ring in the New Year in style.
What will you be wearing this Holiday season? Share with me in the comments! And, if you are still not sure what works for you, sign up for an online styling session with me at Keaton Row HERE! I can help you find the perfect outfit to fit your body and your style. Plus the first lookbook with me is free!

Countdown to Launch and New Years Glitz

If you guys haven’t already checked out Keaton Row now is definitely the time! KR is an innovative, online styling start-up that I am working with. Right now, there is a countdown to launch on the KR blog, featuring 7 days of holiday fashion inspiration and the chance to win free styling for 3 months! Today is the last day of the countdown, and it just so happens to be my post with ways to wear New Years Glitz!

Head over to Keaton Row right now, get some dazzling inspiration, and sign up to be styled by yours truly!

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Style Inspiration: Polished Casual

Style Inspiration: Polished Casual
From Left to Right – Sunglasses: Ray Ban. Tops: T by Alexander Wang, Joie. Jackets: 7 for All Mankind, Mango. Clutches: Guess by Marciano, McQ Alexander McQueen. Watch: Kate Spade. Trousers: Maison Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs. Brogues: Asos, Brooks Brothers
Here is polished casual look, via Stockholm Streetstyle, to kick off your weekend! It combines classic pieces that every woman should have in her wardrobe: black trousers, a white T, denim jacket (particularly love her moto-style), and menswear-inspired flats! Adding cool shades and an oversized clutch keeps the look young and modern. Have a great weekend!
P.S. Don’t forget to check out my style profile on Keaton Row – It is all done online, so sign up to be one of my first clients! Also hop over to the KR blog for the “7 Days of Holiday Style” countdown to the launch!

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Lace Pants

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Lace Pants
I hemmed and hawed over the Zara pants I posted yesterday (here)… I wasn’t sure how versatile they could be given the pink-ish hue and texture. I pulled the trigger anyway, and have found them to be surprisingly functional. I’ve put together three different looks for play, work, and a holiday party using this similar version by Malene Birger.
Look 1: The best way to dress down trousers is to add a comfortable sweater and flats. Wrap a leopard-print scarf around your shoulders, and you have a modern Audrey Hepburn-look.
T-neck Sweater: Alexander Wang, Scarf: Lucky Brands, Flats: via INDRESSME, Bag: The Bridge (similar), Bracelet Watch: Brooks Brothers, Hoops: Lucky Brand 
Look 2: A crisp, white oxford and navy blazer make these trousers office-appropriate. Add interesting nude pumps and a wrap watch to keep it fresh and cool.
Oxford: AllSaints, Blazer: J.Crew, Shoes: H&M, Bag: Victoria Beckham, Watch: Kate Spade New York, Studs: Pim & Larkin
Look 3: ‘Tis the season to party! Oxblood and peach are a beautiful and rich color combination. Add a sparkly, collar necklace and on-trend metallic pumps to complete the festive ensemble!
Blouse: NSF, Metallic Pump: Casadei, Necklace: Kate Spade, Rings: Gorjana, Coat: Tsumori Chisato, Bag: Marc Jacobs
Which look is your favorite? XO

Weekend Style Inspiration, Thanks to Elizabeth Olsen

Weekend Style Inspiration Thanks to Elizabeth Olsen
From Left to Right: 
SunglassesThe Row, Illesteva Leonard II (similar), Hat: Barr (similar), Pullovers: Rag & Bone, AllSaintsTrousers: Ted Baker, Diane von Furstenberg, Bags: Prada, The Row, Booties: Modcloth, TopShop
Let’s kick off the weekend with some serious style inspiration from that other equally-fabulous Olsen! I love this toned down, relaxed look. And it is so easy to recreate! Start with a pair of (not too) slim trousers and a drapey, comfortable T-shirt or sweater. Then add some trendy accessories like this wool fedora, round-frame sunnies, and lace-up ankle booties and voila, cool-girl weekend chic!

Let’s Start Styling!

Hi Fellow Fashion-Enthusiasts, 

I just launched my Keaton Row business, an online personal styling service. Check out my profile here: http://www.keatonrow.com/stylist/hillary

If you sign up on my profile link, you will be invited to be among the first 100 clients during the December launch of KR. (100% online!) And, there will be a complimentary session for all clients in December.

For more information on how it works, check out my profile and the Keaton Row website.

Come on, you know you want to work with me! Thanks, HCB

Thanksgiving Style Inspiration

What to Wear: Thanksgiving Edition
Whether your Thanksgiving feast is fancy or laid-back, I’ve got you covered with three different outfit ideas for the upcoming holiday.
Look 1: If a dress is required, opt for something easy and fluid, like this All Saints jersey dress (LOVE the asymmetrical hem!).  Combining grays and browns is modern, and it looks very luxe… It is a great way to take a simple gray dress like this and bump it up a notch for the holiday. Add delicate gold jewelry and comfortable leopard flats to pull it all together.
AllSaints Dress, Rag & Bone Belt, J.Crew Leopard Flats, Gorjana Necklace, Chloe Ring, PS Bag
Look 2: Holidays are an opportunity for dressing up, right? Try a feminine midi-skirt with a slim metallic-gray tank. The skirt speaks for itself, so top the look off with a similar gray-hued coat for minimalist chic. The finishing touches? Ankle booties and a stack of multi-metallic bangles.
Lanvin Skirt, Valentino Tank, Zero + Maria Cornejo Coat, Balenciaga Booties, Barneys NY Trouser Socks, BCBG Envelope Clutch, Miss Selfridge Bangles
Look 3: Planning to eat A LOT and lounge on the couch watching football? (Me too…) Then jeans, a cozy sweater, and a chic scarf is the look for you. Heeled leather booties and gold accessories, like this watch and jeweled studs, dress the look up a little.
D & G Jeans, Burberry Brit Sweater, Lanvin Scarf, Mango Booties, Michael Kors Watch, Target Studs

What are you planning to wear? Tell me in the comments!

1 Piece 3 Ways: Calvin Klein Metallic Sheath

1 Piece 3 Ways: Calvin Klein Metallic Sheath
As promised, here are three ways to wear the Calvin Klein Collection metallic sheath I am dying over…
Look 1: Toughen up this classic shift dress with black leather and snake skin.
3.1 Phillip Lim jacket, Alexander Wang booties, Pieces belt, Sadee Says earrings
Look 2: Go trendy with a statement necklace, a winter-white peplum coat and HELLO, oxblood heels
Ports 1961 coat, Lanvin necklace, H&M Pumps (only $48!), Kate Spade stud earrings
Look 3: Add sparkly heels and a belted coat (LOVE this color!) for ultimate ladylike glam.
L.K. Bennet coat, H&M Pumps (only $40!), Eddie Borgo cuff, Kimberly McDonald studs

What do you think? How would you style this metallic beauty?

Maxi Moda

Maxi Dress: Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein (love this long sleeve version), Denim Jacket: Boston Proper (old), Scarf: Urban Outfitters (similar), Booties: c/o Steve Madden (similar), Watch: Michael Kors

It is no secret that I love a maxi dress/skirt/anything… It is an insanely comfortable, yet feminine look that can easily transition from season to season. In the Fall, I layer up my maxis with sweaters, scarfs, jackets, fur, tights, etc. and add boots or booties. I wore this dress for a night out recently with a leather jacket, a statement necklace and heeled booties. For day, however, I opted for a more casual denim jacket and scarf combination. What do you think?

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens