1. theBalm Mary Lou-manizer ($24) // 2. Club Monaco Miley Sweater ($229) and Grace Sweater ($130) // 3. K. Amato Jasper Mixed Bead Necklace ($100) // 4. Burgundy Peplum Dress ($79) // 5. Faux Fur Infinity Scarf ($88) // 6. Collette Dinnigan Cotton Lace Dress ($355)
One. I received this luminizing powder in my November Birchbox, and it is remarkable. Unlike so many products which give skin an unnatural glow by bathing it in white talcum powder, this luminizer uses a darker pigment with gold shimmer. The powder can also be used as an eyeshadow and contour. I’ve used it every day since I received it, and it’s officially my new favorite product.
I also like this luminizer from Mally Beauty. If you prefer a liquid highlighter, my favorite is Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Touche Eclat ($40) but I’ve been told the e.l.f Concealer and Highlighter is just as good at $3.
Two. Club Monaco has some fantastic sweaters this season. I love the slouchy Miley sweater in bold teal. But my favorite is the Grace sweater, which has a chiffon back and satin shoulder patches. Mixing wool textures with softer fabrics like chiffon is a big trend this season. If you like it, you should also look at this cardigan from Halogen or this cowl neck sweater from Quotation.
Three. This necklace strikes the right balance between chunky and sleek. The beads are of various sizes and colors, making the combination interesting but not overwhelming. It’s a great piece to wear over simple blouses or sweaters to give them extra oomph.
Looking for a similar necklace in a lower price point? This bead and chain necklace from K. Amato is $72, this simple hematite strand is $45 and this iridescent layered necklace from Forever 21 is under-$15.
Four. This is a great sleek dress at a fantastic price. I love the architectural neckline and the cap sleeve. Dorothy Perkins offers a number of inexpensive dresses that would make lovely additions to a work wardrobe. I like this simple navy dress quite a lot, and this long sleeved dress with a folded neckline.
Five. I’ve been craving a fur vest, but I think a fur scarf might be a more subtle addition to my closet. It would look sublime over a crewneck ivory knit or black sweater. If you’d like a darker color, this scarf from Vince Camuto looks lush and chic.
Six. This lace dress is flirty and fun, and since it’s navy, you could wear it year round. It looks like the perfect party dress. Looking for a navy lace frock that costs a bit less? This form-fitting dress is $179, and this dress has a fuller skirt and long sleeves for $128. Need a plus size? Try this pretty dress.