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Tamu McPherson

Every Outfit I Planned for My Holiday Event Calendar, Part Two: The Office Party

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No holiday party is trickier to dress for than the Holiday Office Party. Striking the balance of “stylish and fun” with “appropriate and professional” is difficult enough, but add in the anxiety-inducing reality that you will (in all likelihood) not be going home to change first, and you will probably end up silently wrangling yourself into a beaded jumpsuit in the office bathroom after your last meeting, at the option to panic is almost too tempting. One year I even forgot one piece of my look at home. Outfit fails abound.

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Jessie Ajluni

Designer Spotlight: Elizabeth Kennedy

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I’ve long been a fan of Elizabeth Kennedy and her namesake line; the collection’s retro elegance and modern sensibility tick all my boxes for the perfect red carpet glamour. From gorgeous gowns to simply stunning cocktail dresses, it would be no stretch to say that Elizabeth’s brand is surely one of Tinsel Town’s go-to designers du jour. Not shockingly, when Tamu and I met with her one scorching hot day this September, Elizabeth mentioned that she would be jetting out to LA in a few hours for a special VIP fitting for the Emmys.

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Jessie Ajluni

Glimmering Golden Footwear for the Holidays and Beyond

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If you were to ask anyone who knows me about my personal aesthetic, chances are you would hear the word extra with a capital E. I have a lot of gold footwear in my closet, and I do mean a LOT. Usually though, these gilded beauties only seem to see the light of day during the peak holiday months of November and December, and that, to me, is a crying shame. While my personal style may say “Yes, yes, YES!” to these over-the-top statement-makers, for some reason, what I love and what I wear don’t always seem to be on the same wavelength.

For inspiration to merge the two, I am rounding up some of my favorite golden-hued footwear for inspiration, to ensure that I can incorporate these style stunners into my wardrobe no matter what the occasion – whether it’s festive frivolities, working it 9 to 5, or sweating out all those holiday cookies. I’ll be sure to be seeing gold this year… at least on my feet if not in my bank account.

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