Every year buying meaningful gifts that my friends and family will truly enjoy gets more difficult -- it's hard to come up with new ideas! Plus, the older we all get, the more we simply buy what we want for ourselves, right? I try and make a point of picking up gifts year round when I see special items that I know someone on my list would love -- it helps take some of the stress out of the holidays. However, I still have a number of gifts to buy and December is going to be here before we know it. Every year Neiman Marcus has an exclusive, curated gift collection that gives back to the community. This year, 10% of ...Read more.
by Jen Munoz, Regional Style Contributor – Texas | More than ever before, nails have become an important accessory. The number of Pinterest boards dedicated to amazingly creative and sometimes over-the-top designs proves it. (Search under “fancy nails” and, wow, you won’t believe all the looks that come up!) Personally, we are fans of simply pretty, polished nails and there are so many festive and sophisticated colors to choose from this holiday season. From icy silver and pale pastels to dark black and bordeaux, there’s a color for everyone and every skin tone. And, who doesn’t like a little glitter ...Read more.
We've had a love affair with lace as far back as we can remember. Lace adds a touch of femininity, elegance and grace to your look and has an appeal that never goes out of style. We are especially coveting the lace bootie right now, which brings together vintage and modern to give your denim and leather looks a ladylike presence that is nothing short of royal. These lace lovelies work for day with jeans, trousers or skirts, as well as for cocktails or a formal occasion. Talk about uptown style with versatility and statement-making punch! ...Read more.
The holidays are coming like a bullet train and now is the time to refresh your "party" wardrobe! Assess your closet and update your accessories stash so you are ready for the deluge of holiday luncheons, kids' performances, holiday teas and cocktails with the girls, holiday fetes and family dinners. Not to mention, there are always last-minute invitations that crop up. Having a couple of go-to flattering and perfectly-festive ensembles pre-styled with eye-popping accessories in your closet will help take the stress out of dressing and you can avoid the all too common "I-have-nothing-to-wear" syndrome. Here are 10 ...Read more.
The social season has officially begun and it's hard to keep up with all the events, galas and celebratory cocktail and dinner parties this time of year. Especially when you're a mom and your kids' calendar rivals your own, from music recitals and soccer games to special holiday happenings like the Nutcracker Ballet and Polar Express that you don't want to miss out on. In the midst of the holiday whirlwind, you strive to maintain some semblance of organization and a normal schedule for your kids, at least until school lets out for winter break. As a result, I pick and choose which adult events I attend, particularly ...Read more.
Exotic skins, fringe, embellishments, color-blocking and the pretty little minaudière... oh my! A great handbag has the power to up-level an outfit and your mood. On NBC Channel 12's Arizona Midday, MSL's Angela Keller has the latest styles and trends in handbags for fall and winter. Plus, she has tips on what to look for and consider when you are investing in a fab new bag. ...Read more.