Belle's Weekly Favorites–December 31, 2012

Dec 31, 2012

 

1. Reiss Wallis Print Cardigan ($120) // 2. Botkier Eden Calf-hair Bag ($275) // 3. Joomi Lim Double Row Spike Bracelet ($108) // 4. Alexander McQueen Crochet Organza Dress ($4,478) // 5. Verona Flecky Print Scarf ($73) // 6. Otte Alex Top ($245) // 7. Miu Miu Suede and Glitter Ankle Boots ($850) // 8. Sara Weinstock Rose Quartz Drops ($2,760) // 9. Donna Karan Gypsum White Pencil Skirt ($1,110)

One.  I love the metallic sheen on this cropped open cardigan, and the soft blush color can be worn with work separates or over a cocktail dress.  Prefer a cardigan with buttons? Then this may be the one for you.

Two.  This black handbag is positively chic.  I love the structured style, the gold hardware and the mix of textures.  It’s a great work bag with a bit of spirit.  If you’d like something less expensive, ASOS has some great options.  This doctor’s bag is $130, and this satchel with a gold metal bow is $56.  But my favorite is this top handle satchel with metal corners for $70.

Three.  This Joomi Lim bracelet mixes gold and silver (it also comes in rose gold), substance and edge to create a very unique piece of jewelry.  If you like the look, but would like to spend under-$100, the single bracelet is $88.  You can get a similar look for $13.

Four.  This dress is over $4,000, and it’s 70-percent-off.  Talk about a disappointing sale for those of us without a Rich Uncle Pennybags.  But it’s Alexander McQueen, what can you do?

Would you like something lovely and chic for under-$100?  This Dorothy Perkins dress is sophisticated and pretty.  I also love this lace print organza gown in black and white from Milly.

Five.  This lightweight grey and black scarf is a great option.  The small print and contrasting stripe would mix well with black and white pieces or with bold colors.  It also comes in a navy and white print with a rust-colored stripe.

Six. I’ve posted a number of blush-colored blouses on the blog over the years, but this shirt from Otte is my favorite.  I love how versatile they are and how chic–because anywhere you would wear white or ivory, you can wear blush.  This blouse has limited sizes, but it’s under-$50.

Seven. How I got sucked in to the glitter bootie trend, I don’t know, but I did.  These sued and glitter boots are under-$100 and have a heel, but I think most professional women will be happier with a flat boot for the weekend, so this slightly more expensive pair may be better.  If you like them, I would wait for them to go on sale, because this trend is likely to end up on the sale rack in a month or two.

Eight. I love the mix of rose quartz and black metal in these earrings, but they are SO pricey.  These teardrop earrings are $70 and very similar, but they don’t have the black accent.  If you would prefer a pale pink necklace with a reasonable price, this mixed media necklace is eclectic, but I think this delicate pendant is more my taste.

Nine.  I purchased a winter white pencil skirt recently and I love it.  This Donna Karan is pretty fantastic, but far too expensive for a normal person.  This J.CREW skirt is my favorite, but the sizes are limited.  This $55 Calvin Klein skirt is also a great option if the J.CREW is sold out.  Want something with texture?  This organza skirt would be a to.die.for option for a cocktail party.

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  1. Amy says:

    The McQueen dress would be a fantastic wedding dress for those brides with vintage style. Too bad I'm not getting married soon…and don't have a spare $4000 for the dress!

  2. Diana says:

    I love the idea of a winter white skirt for the office but can never figure out what to wear with it in terms of tights and shoes/boots for the cold winter weather. I'm a tights and tall boot kinda gal because I commute via bus in the cold. Can you share some ideas and photos? Thanks

  3. CynthiaW says:

    I second Diana – because my first thought is to wear cream-colored tights to keep the 2/3 rule going, but I don't know about wearing white(ish) tights. Maybe with a cognac tall boot to break up the cream?

    I'd love to change things up from the standard black/gray pencil skirt and I love the way that winter white looks on other people, but definitely need help with the styling.

  4. Belle says:

    Diana: Grey with grey, black with black, chocolate brown with chocolate brown. You can't pair the skirt for the 2-out-of-3 rule, so you have to match the shoes and tights. You could also wear navy, but that might be a little “high seas”.

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