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Three Simple Tips To Upgrade Your White Dress

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Photos: (from left) Nicole Richie, Taylor Swift and Rachel Zoe; Courtesy of redcarpet-fashionawards.commirror.co.ukyesitiskevin.blogspot.com.

Three ways to instantly update your white dress? You probably can tell from the looks above: add a pop of color with an eye-catching red box clutch, draw the eye up with a pair of exotic turquoise earrings; perfectly frame your face with a bold statement necklace. But not all three together of course.

Pay attention to the details when you are picking these outfit makers: for a sharp, modern black and white dress, Nicole Richie picked a red clutch with a whimsical antiqued golden clasp. The snake skin effect faux leather also echoes the edginess of her dress; Rachel Zoe balanced her innocent, sober dress with bold statement necklace and oversized bracelet. Since all of her add-ons are pretty bold, she kept them in a similar tone.

As you can tell from the three pictures below, Taylor Swift’s look is my favorite. Her curvaceous, ravishing dress fits like a glove, a perfect balance between sexy and elegant. The turquoise earrings are truly unexpected on red carpet. To steal a scene, grab the attention, red carpet dressing is all about the unexpected. That’s why a bold turquoise piece can easily beat expensive diamond (remember this look of Hedi Klum?)

We don’t have many chances to wear gowns, but today’s three simple tips work perfectly with your white sundress, maxi dress or sheath. Don’t forget to give them a try when you need to dress up for a night out, a fancy dinner or a formal event!

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From left: 
BCBG Max Azria  strapless cascade gown
ONE by Babs Bibb maxi dress
Tory Burch Breanna  dress

The art of accessorizing-helenhou.com-red clutch and black white gown inspired by Nicole Richie

House of Harlow 1960 Olivia clutch (on sale!)
Diane von Furstenberg crystal & patent leather clutch
Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry wishbone necklace & butterfly necklace

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From left:
Bounkit turquoise & clear quartz earrings
Kendra Scott Danielle earrings 
Kenneth Jay Lane turquoise bead drop earrings (similar here)

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Ben-Amun pearl and dangling pendant necklace (similar here)

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My Top Holiday Gift Picks For Every Family Member

With the major promotions going on now, I decided to take full advantage of them and get things that have been on my list for a while for each family member… and some for myself.

These five places are where I always keep an eye on, and have been fortunate enough to get things I want the most: Shopbop (top must have is this “it bag”, now 35% off with code BIGEVENT12! Plus their year-round 70% off sales, great place to get all the iconic pieces that rarely go on sale combined with great deals); Saks Fifth Avenue (It’s the place I score high-fashion pieces. Various discounts now plus free shipping/return with code HOLIDAY); Ralph Lauren (you can never go wrong with Ralph Lauren. Extra 25% off and free shipping); Nordstrom (With free shipping and returns every day, it is a reliable place where I don’t need to worry about promotion code and expiration date). J.crew (My favorite affordable brand. 25% off with code COLOR25 both in-store and online. Stores may have deeper discount whereas you have more size options online. Popular pieces sell out quickly).

In my opinion, the best gift is what he or she wants but don’t necessarily need or splurge on. Below are my picks, hope can give you some inspirations. Don’t forget to share with me your gift ideas!

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For all the ladies (from left): Continue reading My Top Holiday Gift Picks For Every Family Member

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The Versatility And Beauty of Houndstooth

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Photos (from left): Evan Rachel Wood, Emma Stone and Nicole Richie;
Courtesy of glamourmagazine.co.uk; instyle.co.uk; ruedechic.com.

What caught my eye: Houndstooth heels on the three ladies.

Styling tips: 

High contrast black and white patterns are my favorite, from stripes, to polka dots and houndstooth we featured today. They are eye-catching yet easy-going. As you can see above, the same houndstooth heels work perfectly on Evan Rachel Wood’s androgynous look, Emma Stone’s girly preppy look and Nicole Richie’s feminine, seductive look. Continue reading The Versatility And Beauty of Houndstooth