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Holiday Party Outfit Ideas: Little Black Dress

party outfit ideas 2013; How to Wear a Little Black Dress ,   On Olivia Palermo: black floral embroidered Ted Baker London Feay Dress,ankle strap pump,   On Alexa Chung: Carven’s Resort 2014 collection black sleeveless grid  dress, heart-shaped pendant necklace,Charlotte Olympia ‘Kitty’ flats.,Photos: Olivia Palermo & Alexa Chung; Courtesy of starstyle.comredcarpet-fashionawards.com.

The art of accessorizing-Kate Moss, Audrey Tautou, prada zip front black dress, silver belt, black pump, color strap sandal, zebra clutchPhotos: Kate Moss & Audrey Tautou; Courtesy of luckymag.comvogue.fr.

Continuing the discussion of what to wear for holiday parties, if bold digital print dresses we shared last time aren’t your thing, then there is always a perfect little black dress fits your needs.

As you can see above: a lace embroidered version enhanced Olivia Palermo’s sweetness while a grid crew-neck version brought out Alexa Chung’s preppy and quirky flair.

Even with the two very similar Prada dresses, Kate Moss & Audrey Tautou pulled out totally different outfits: Kate Moss went for a girly, flirty vibe using colorful and playful eye-catching accessories whereas Audrey Tautou represented Parisian chic with elegant pump, minimal jewelry and sophisticated makeup.

In Chinese: 延续我们关于年末派对着装的话题,如果夸张、前卫的数码印花裙不是你的风格,那一定有一条小黑裙符合你的诉求。今天所选的4个小黑裙的造型就各有千秋:Olivia Palermo的蕾丝镶边的丝质小黑裙很符合她一贯甜美的风格,Alexa Chung的小圆领、带透明格子网纱的小黑裙则展现了她标志性的透着些许古灵精怪的学院风气质。

即使是非常相似的两条Prada小黑裙,搭配上不同的发式、妆容和配件,也会展现完全不同的风格: Kate Moss的彩色凉鞋和斑马纹手包给这条裙子注入了活泼和轻快的元素;Audrey Tautou则用优雅的黑色麂皮高跟鞋、极简的配饰和精致的妆容展现了巴黎女人的自信和优雅。

party outfit ideas 2013; How to Wear a Little Black Dress ,  On Olivia Palermo: black floral embroidered Ted Baker London Feay Dress,ankle strap pump,  Featured: 1. MARC JACOBS 'DAISY EAU SO FRESH' EAU DE TOILETTE,  2. Charles by Charles David Charles David 'Gillian' Pump ,  3. Ted Baker London Feay Dress - Black,

1. Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Eau de Toilette
2. Charles David ‘Gillian’ Pump (last seen here; similar here)
3. Ted Baker London Feay Dress (great buy here & here)

party outfit ideas 2013; How to Wear a Little Black Dress ,  On Alexa Chung: Carven’s Resort 2014 collection black sleeveless grid  dress, heart-shaped pendant necklace,Charlotte Olympia ‘Kitty’ flats., Featured: 1. BAUBLEBAr SARAH CHLOE MAYA HEART PENDANT,  2. CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA ‘KITTY’ FLAT,  3. Mesh-paneled scuba mini dress by: DKNY,

1. BaubleBar Heart pendant necklace (you can choose metal, length, font type and initial; customize yours!)
2. Charlotte Olympia ‘Kitty’ Flat (similar here)
3. DKNY Mesh-paneled scuba dress (great alternative here!)

The art of accessorizing-Kate Moss, prada zip front black dress,Christian Louboutin color strap sandal, zebra clutch,party outfit idea

1. Christian Louboutin Arnold python sandal (similar here & here)
2. Carven zebra print leather bag (lusting over this one!)
3. Express off the shoulder zip front dress
4. Dior crayon waterproof eyeliner

The art of accessorizing-Audrey Tautou, prada zip front black dress, silver belt, black pump,party outfit idea

1. Diane von Furstenberg metallic leather waist belt (similar here & here)
2. Manolo Blahnik BB suede point-toe pumps (also here; similar here & here)
3. J.Crew Matilda dress (also love this one)
4. Ellis Faas creamy lips

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Universally Flattering Wrap Dress

how to wear a printed dress,how to wear animal print, Emmy Rossum, Heidi Klum,Issa Collection wrap dress,leopard dress, strappy sandal, lace up sandal, studded sandal,  	  On Emmy Rossum: Banana republic Issa Collection Blue   Ceramic Printed Wrap-Tie Dress; black lace up cut out sandal, black shoulder bag,  On Heidi Klum:  L’Agence leopard print dress, Yves Saint Laurent Leather Studded strap Sandal, cocktail ringPhotos: Emmy Rossum & Heidi Klum; Courtesy of okmagazine.comjustjared.com.

Designer Diane Von Furstenberg made wrap dress a huge success when first introduced it in 1972: The light and unwrinkling material, flattering silhouette and easy to transform from desk to dinner versatility make it a stay in our forever-changing wardrobe.

But I have to give credit to Kate Middleton who propagated it in the past two years. Now with the launch of an exciting collaboration between British label Issa, which is beloved by the royals and Banana Republic, it’s so easy to get the luxe queen fit with a friendly price tag!

This blue printed version on Emmy Rossum (below) is my favorite in the collection. The small-scale pattern is right on trend, the color is youthful and easy-going, let alone the wrap belt that can be tied at front or back which makes it even more versatile and fun to play with.

To give this ultra feminine piece an updated, modern vibe, take a hint from Emmy Rossum & Heidi Klum, tough it up with edgy lace up or studded strappy sandals, stick with a fresh face and minimal accessories. A wild print like the leopard on Klum also adds edge and toughness.

In Chinese: 自从设计师Diane Von Furstenberg在1972年引入了包身裙后,这种无拉链,易穿脱,适合各种场合的剪裁就迅速走红,至今仍是我们衣橱中的保留单品。现在它又重现当日的热度和流行,我必须承认这得益于英国王妃Kate Middleton在过去两年中日渐增加的时尚影响力。

前几天,广受上班族亲睐的亲民品牌Banana Republic和大洋彼岸被英国王妃所喜爱的伦敦品牌Issa合作推出了一个系列,就含有好几件兼具经典和流行,价格又亲民的包身裙。我最喜欢的一件就是下图中Emmy Rossum所穿的这件蓝色陶瓷花纹的:图案有些中国风的元素,颜色活泼又好搭,腰带可系在前面或后面,上班或约会都可以穿,又不受季节限制。

要把这种浪漫柔美的单品穿出时尚感,避免大花或大块的几何图案,选择动物纹或有田园或异域风情的小巧印花,搭配上本季大热的绑带铆钉装饰的鞋,妆容上保持清新自然,饰品的选择上也尽量简单。

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1. Coach pendant necklace
2. Schutz ‘Slate’ sandal (also here; designer version on sale here!)
3. Banana Republic Issa blue printed wrap dress
4. Loeffler Randall The Lock clutch (or this one)
5. Burberry check stamped watch (similar here)
6. Bobbi Brown no smudge mascara

how to wear a printed dress,how to wear animal print, Emmy Rossum, Heidi Klum,Issa Collection wrap dress,leopard dress, strappy sandal, lace up sandal, studded sandal,   On Heidi Klum:  L’Agence leopard print dress, Yves Saint Laurent Leather Studded strap Sandal, cocktail ring  Alternatives:  L'agence Leopard-print sleeveless dress,  David Yurman  Smoky Quartz, Diamond, Sterling Silver & 18K Yellow Gold Ring,  Diane von Furstenberg 'Oblixe' Silk Faux Wrap Minidress,  Yves Saint Laurent Leather Studded Sandal,  Fashion Fair Supreme Lipstick,  Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer,

1. L’agence leopard-print dress
2. David Yurman 18K yellow gold ring (similar here & here)
3. Diane von Furstenberg silk minidress (also on sale here)
4. Yves Saint Laurent sandal (on sale here! great alternative here & here)
5. Fashion Fair supreme lipstick in color ‘Champagne Toast’
6. Marc Jacobs nail lacquer

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Vacation Outfit Ideas (Part II)

What to Wear on a beach vacation; how to wear a maxi dress, how to wear a white dress; beach outfit ideas 2013; spring/summer, street style;   On Olivia Palermo: Tibi white pleated maxi Dress, green ankle strap heel sandal, white tunic with blue floral print, beach cover-up, straw bag, flip flop, oversized sunglasses.Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of INFphoto.com, oliviasstyle.blogspot.co.uk.

In part II of our vacation series, let’s talk about maxi dresses and tunics, both are beach vacation essentials for their versatility: Wear as cover-ups by the water with a straw tote and flip flops; Style for hanging out at the bar/restaurant with heels and glittering accents; Combine with leggings, a safari shirt or denim jacket and a stylish loafer, you get a chic walk-around-town look.

In Chinese: 除了我们在这个系列的第一部分所分享的条纹,亮色及印花的单品外,一条白色的长裙素雅的宽松上衣也是海边度假所必备的,通过变换饰品,它们可以帮我们轻松应对度假中的不同场合,实现一物多用:

配上草编包舒适的夹脚拖,可以穿去海边;换上精致的高跟鞋,加上一个恰到好处的金属配件,适合酒吧聚会或正式晚宴;搭配上牛仔裤,军旅风格的衬衫和大热的复古平底鞋,在小镇上漫步最适合不过。

What to Wear on a beach vacation; how to wear a maxi dress, how to wear a white dress; beach outfit ideas 2013; spring/summer, street style;   On Olivia Palermo: Tibi white pleated maxi Dress, green ankle strap heel sandal, white tunic with blue floral print, beach cover-up, straw bag, flip flop, oversized sunglasses.  Featured: Bop Bijoux Smooth gold Link Bracelet,  Tibi pleated Silk Chiffon Dress,  DSQUARED2 green Sandal Rouches with glitter heel,

1. Bop Bijoux smooth link bracelet
2. Tibi pleated silk chiffon dress (similar here & here)
3. Dsquared2 Sandal (the hottest color this fall! great buy here)

What to Wear on a beach vacation; how to wear a maxi dress, how to wear a white dress; beach outfit ideas 2013; spring/summer, street style;   On Olivia Palermo: Tibi white pleated maxi Dress, green ankle strap heel sandal, white tunic with blue floral print, beach cover-up, straw bag, flip flop, oversized sunglasses.  Featured: Tom Ford Margot oversized Round Sunglasses,  Sundance Catalog white FLOWER PRINT TUNIC,  Havaianas Slim Flip Flops,  Mar Y Sol straw bag

1. Tom Ford crossover butterfly sunglasses
2. Steffen Schraut linen tunic (similar here & here)
3. Havaianas slim flip flops
4. Mar Y Sol bag (great style here)