Thursday, November 27, 2014

Fall Into Black and White

Happy Thanksgiving (if you're celebrating here in the US)! I want to thank you again for your continued support of this blog. We're celebrating readers here at Economy of Style all the way to the end of  2014. If you haven't already done so, enter to win a pair of House of Harlow White Sand Sunburst Studs. A new giveaway launches tomorrow. Hint: The new item was featured in my recent Gifts in Gold Holiday Guide and appears in today's post.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

On the Go: Running Errands in Style

If you're like me, you've got a lot of running around to do today before your city shuts down for the Thanksgiving holiday. Juggling the demand to be comfortable, feel warm, and stay true to personal style on days like today is not always easy. What I do is rely on an effortless combination of chic wardrobe basicsa pair of broken-in jeans, a cozy pullover sweater, a fresh scarf, a crossbody bag, and flats.

SweaterLoft (old) | similar
ScarfGift from Kyrgyzstan
BootsBP | similar
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs | similar MMJ bag (on sale)
EarringsJ.Crew (on sale)
RingsVince Camuto | similar
WatchMichael Kors (on sale)
LipMac "Heroine" lipstick, Mac "Magenta" lip pencil
NailsOPI 'Just Spotted the Lizard"

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holiday Gifts in Gold for Under $40

Need a gift for a coworker? Want to impress the host of a party you're attending? Looking for chic holiday finds for yourself? This post has you covered. I've rounded up some of the items I like to gift year after year. From the highly anticipated makeup collaboration between Prabal Gurung and Mac to a monogram mug that everyone wants to sip from, this gift guide has a little something for all.


1. Prabal Gurung for Mac. A must-buy for beauty mavens. The collection hits stores this Wednesday.
2. Monogram mugs. They're back and still make the perfect gift for anyone on your list.
3. Makeup brush set. High quality brushes in a keepsake votive. Perfect for anyone who uses makeup.
4. Nail polish set in holiday colors. The perfect finishing touch to any holiday outfit.
5. Photo frame. This frame by Nate Berkus is as beautiful as the photograph it'll hold.
6. Correspondence cards. Sometimes, more than a text is in order.
7. Lion place card holders. Roar! It's a gold lion. What's not to love?
8. Scented candle. This is a perennial favorite. Scented candle in a stylish porcelain base.
9. Vase. A faceted vase in gold. Even sticks will look good in it.
10. Notebook set. A stylish set for jotting notes down.

Monday, November 24, 2014

How to Winterize a Shirt Dress

A tailored shirt dress is such a wardrobe staple. Talk about versatile! The right shirt dress can take you from desk to dinner to weekend fun by simply switching accessories. The Plenty by Tracy Reese printed shirt dress, now on sale for $44 (orig. $148), is the ideal dress. It has a flattering feminine silhouette, a punchy illustrated print, and a classic point collar.

In today's post, the shirt dress is readied for a wintry day by adding a few layers, including the J.Crew Factory Clare pullover (on sale).

DressPlenty by Tracy Reese (on sale)
SweaterJ.Crew Factory (on sale)
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs | similar MMJ bag (on sale)
NecklaceJ.Crew (on sale in-store)
WatchMichael Kors | similar
Bootsboc by Born Concepts
SunglassesMichael Kors ℅ SmartBuyGlasses 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Free-Style Friday: House Of Harlow Sunburst Studs

Let's go! Let's go! Today's Free-Style Friday feature is my current favorite pair of earrings, the House of Harlow White Sand Sunburst Studs. Enter to win your own pair below.

I fell in love with the House of Harlow brand when I received a few pieces as part of my collaboration with Rocksbox. I wear my pair of White Sand Sunburst earrings, a yellow gold plated stud with a cracked leather inlay, often because they are so edgy and sophisticated. The earrings also pair well with just about everything.


House of Harlow studs worn below with the J.Crew Factory constract-sleeve sweatshirt and the Kendra Scott Rayne necklace. See this complete look in A Monochromatic Mix of Navy.

House of Harlow studs worn with a floral sweatshirt and the J.Crew Sunbeam necklace. See this complete look in Free-Style Friday: Win a $25 Gordmans Gift Card. 

Giveaway Rules:
  1. Entries can be made until Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 11:59 PM CT. 
  2. Giveaway is open to entries worldwide. Must have a valid mailing address.
  3. A winner will be randomly selected using random.org
  4. Selected winner has 48 hours to respond to winning notification email. In the event of no response, another winner will be randomly selected.