Fashion & Accessories

By Patricia Wersinger

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The holidays are officially here and it’s party time, so here are some dress up items that will work for the season — or as gift ideas for a special someone on your list.

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For holiday bashes that ooze sophistication, you’ll want to opt for simple chic. This Mariana sleeveless raglan V-neck dress by Kora Rae in fluid poly-crepe with a self sash and side slits is ravishing. Wear it with dramatic pumps for a high-end occasion or pair it with fetching leather boots for a more casual affair. Peruse for other classic holiday style offerings.

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This simple, elegant, must-have Leather Horizontal Crossbody in black enables you to keep essentials by your side, while leaving your hands free to hold a plate of hors d’oeuvres or a glass of sparkling champagne as you mingle. Choose black, bone or camel, and find it at

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A demure Dorothy Dandridge Halter Dress with a low-back, flared skirt and a horsehair rolled hem is also fun for a festive evening. It’s 100% polyester, so it’s easy to care for and will quickly become one of your fashion staples for many parties and memorable moments to come. Peruse the other delightfully feminine styles at

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With your party dress, a Lily White Headpiece adds the perfect touch of carefree spirit. Whether you wear your hair tousled or slicked back, this lovely handmade accessory adds a unique accent in keeping with the holidays. Available at

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A stylish Adela tote by Hedgren in new bull red in the Diamond Touch collection will enable you to look professional and elegant at an evening soiree, with all your documents and laptop secured in an inside sleeve in the tote.The European Hedgren line has business, casual and travel bags that accent classic elegance by the quality of its fabrics and excellent craftsmanship. Adela purse details include leather trim, a metal logo hanger, and quilted polyester water-repellent material. Available at and

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The Hipster hat makes the perfect accessory for the season by infusing a Boho nonchalance and grace to any holiday wardrobe. In soft felt, this Elsbeth style hat by Wallaroo has an internal drawstring to adjust the fit, and comes in black, camel and grey. Available in January 2016 at

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To create real glamour, there’s nothing quite as effective as beautifully executed and complementing makeup. This is easy to achieve with the stunning palette of colors in the new In The Blink of a Smokey Eye – Holiday Collection from quality brand Jane Iredale. Create sophisticated day and evening looks that are ideal for this holiday season with makeup that’s vegan and non-toxic. In The Blink of a Smokey Eye is available at  

Originally published December 2015



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