This week, we have questions about holiday attire, Santa Swap gifts, and more. So let’s get started with this edition of Ask the Editor.
My neighbors host a holiday party every year and the attire is festive but not fancy. This is the first year we’ve been invited, and I want to wear something sparkly. Just a top, no dresses. Price range is less than $100. No boob tops, please and thanks.
I like sequined tops in the traditional metallics, but sometimes other colors can be fun too. Let’s find some of both.
I absolutely love the look of this top from WAYF. The ivory sequins are shimmery and gorgeous, but subtle. And the flowy cut is flattering on many figures.
This ASTR the Label Bodysuit has a dramatic asymmetric neckline that’s a lot of fun. This black, open-back top from Goodnight Macaroon is playful. And this beige top with silver sequins would look great with a white jean.
Other fantastic pieces in bold colors? This Maeve tank comes in a deep magenta. I also like this soft rose gold. If you want something a little more party appropriate, try this dark green sequin halter.
Want something totally different? Try this Adrianna Papell embellished top. It’s sheer and pretty, and not your traditional sequin top.
Your blog is my favorite. Thanks for the years of excellent content. Here’s my question.
The Stella & Dot Rebel Pendant. I learned how great it is from you. Thoughts on good alternatives now that S&D no longer sells it?
I managed to snag two before they took the Rebel off the market. So I’m good for awhile. But if you’re looking for a replacement, Candela makes a thinner version in 14k gold.
Other alternatives to consider: I love this Gorjana layered necklace. It’s not as long as the Rebel, but I still love it.
My friends and I do a Santa Swap each year. Top price is $30. I’m at a total loss for gifts. Anything? Bonus points if it’s from Amazon so I can use gift cards.
Can you help me find a casual wool coat that isn’t a parka? I need something that doesn’t look dressy (I teach yoga), but also isn’t a puffer. I want it to be nice enough that I can look a little dressed up while walking to and from. I’d like to spend no more than $300.
Much appreciated. Blake
My favorite casual, but not too casual coat, is the J.Crew Cocoon Coat. I like the relaxed feel. The details are chic. And this oatmeal color is sublime. Also in plus and petite.
If you want a similar look for less, Factory has a similar style for around $100.