Red Dresses For The Holidays

People that know me know that I can't stand country music. But, when it comes to fashion I often am looking to Taylor Swift for inspiration. I just love her wardrobe...especially her amazing cocktail dresses. Taylor was recently spotted wearing this adorable red strapless dress to a CMT bash. She kept her look very simple and didn't go overboard with accessories. She let the bold red in her dress (and lips) be the star of the party!

I love the idea of wearing a red frock for the holidays. It's actually something I do not have in my wardrobe. Can you believe that? I have so many little black dresses...I have to add in a little red dress to the mix. It's such a great look for Christmas or New Year's Eve parties, making you stand out in the crowd. Who doesn't love a little attention???

Here are some of my favorite red dresses...and if you are also in need of a great red dress (or would just love another one) I strongly suggest incorporating these looks into your party style---

Hybrid Dress With Sweetheart Neckline And High Hemline available at ASOS

Begging for Mercy Strapless Red Dress available at LuLu's

Classic Strapless Dress available at Forever21

The Multi-Way Dress available at Victoria's Secret
$88 $59.50

Gondola Engagement Dress available at ModCloth

Red at Night Dress available at ModCloth

Will you be wearing red this holiday season???



Source: Photos by Kate Cox for FashionGoneRogue/ FoamMagazine

I absolutely love it when functionability + fashion harmonize so well together. Thermal navajo print vests and blankies turned hoodies sound so good for (chilly) me right now.

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T + J Designs Style Challenge

The other day I saw that one of my longtime favorite bloggers, I Am Style-ish, was having a statement jewelry style challenge where two lucky people would win jewelry prize packages from her jewelry line, T + J Designs. I really wanted to enter but wasn't really sure which piece of jewelry to wear. But yesterday my parents came back from their trip to St. Maarten and they brought me back a beautiful turquoise necklace. I knew I had to wear it for this challenge!

maxi dress- American Eagle Outfitters
shirt- Lark & Wolff
necklace- gift
shoes- Charlotte Ronson

Necklaces are usually my go to jewelry. They are a simple way to add a pop of color or some drama to any outfit. I adore necklaces because they are always noticed. I wear statement necklaces three different ways:
1) I like to match the color or metal with something else in the outfit. For instance, with this outfit I pulled the blue in my shirt out by pairing it with this pretty necklace. This pulls everything together.
2) Another way I like to wear statement pieces is with a neutral outfit. Wearing black head to toe and a bold necklace makes the necklace the star of the look.
3) Pairing jewelry with accessories is another way to go. Matching the color of your jewelry to your belt, handbag, shoes, or tights...this makes everything pop!

*Cyber Monday Is Here*

As I mentioned in my last post, there were fantastic deals online over the weekend. But alas, Cyber Monday is here! There are even more amazing deals today. Prices have been slashed...and it's time to take advantage of them. Here are some of my favorite Cyber Monday deals out there today---

~Brooklyn Industries now has hoodies buy one get one half off. So stock up on them for the winter!

~Take up to 25% off at Asos. They are also giving everyone free shipping and free returns.

~Victoria's Secret is giving shoppers free shipping on $25 purchases (promo code 25FREESHIP), plus $15 off of $100 purchases, $30 off of $150, $75 off of $250, and $150 off of $500 (promo code FALL11). In addition you will get free slippers with every purchase of pajamas.

~BCBG is taking 30% off select holiday styles and is providing customers with free shipping.

~Take up to 80% off at Forever21 when you use the promo code CYBERMO, free shipping is also included.

~American Eagle Outfitters are taking 25% off of all purchases plus free shipping when the promo code 49827101 is used.

~Take 50% off of original priced items at The Limited with the promo code CYBER.

~J. Crew is taking 25% off every order and including free shipping with the promo code SURPRISE.



Early Cyber Monday Sales

If you are like me you HATE Black Friday and will do just about anything to avoid it. What in the world did we do before Cyber Monday was created? I know many of you have family traditions of heading out to the stores Thanksgiving night, waiting in long lines, dealing with people pushing (avoiding pepper spray if you can)...and you love it! It's just not my scene. I'd rather stay home and shop in my pajamas. Oh how I love the internet!  :-)

If you have been waiting for Cyber Monday to roll around for your online deals to begin, you are missing out on some fantastic sales that are going on now! This year there are a TON of online deals that have started early (some started Friday, and others throughout the weekend). Let the holiday shopping begin!

~Take 30% off at GAP, Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta...and take 20% off at Piperlime. Use the promo code HUGECYBER at checkout.

~Stop by ModCloth through midnight tonight to get 50% off of new styles.

~This is the last day for a huge sale going on at Express. Not only are they having a buy one get one free sale, but they are also taking $15 off of your $30 purchase and $30 off of your $75 purchase. Use the promo code 1992 to save.

~New York & Company is taking 50% off of everything and including free shipping on every order with the promo code 6499.

~Bebe is taking up to 40% off of select new styles this weekend.

~Stop by Arden B. where they are having a buy one get one half off sale. Also, they have free shipping on every purchase.


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life is sweet

Source: Photos by Mariano Vivanco for Vogue Espan
a Nov 2011

There is nothing more iconic than showcasing a legendary Italian brand by actually wearing it on the streets of Italy. Long live Gucci!

The Thunder, Perfect Mind

For it is I who am acquaintance: and lack of acquaintance.
It is I who am reticence: and frankness.
I am shameless: I am ashamed.
I am strong: and I am afraid.
It is I who am war: and peace.

Fall Color Combos

Depending where you live the current weather conditions could be throwing your mind for a loop. Here in the Northeast the temperatures are like spring...which is crazy! I don't remember a Thanksgiving week being this warm. Today we reached into the mid-60's, and even though I love mild and comfortable weather like this...I do love fall fashion.

Winter is only a few weeks away...but I do enjoy making my fall wardrobe last a few months. The one way I do this is by using fall colors. I really LOVE the warm, earthy colors of autumn. So pretty! Today we're focusing on a great color combination: orange and brown. These two colors make me think of leaves, pumpkin, and fall spices.

Color Combinations

What are your favorite color combos for autumn???

i want a warm winter

Source: Photos by Fredrik Wannerstedt for A Perfect Guide

It's time to bundle up! Love these crisp, winter coats that hit right below the knees for extra warmth & coverage.

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white heat

Source: my own

I'm currently demolishing a huge hunk of Cadbury's milk chocolate as I write this. I asked a visiting friend from Australia to bring me the latest RUSSH and a bar since I was going through heavy and major withdrawals of each. Flicking through the latest Oct/Nov issue, I can literally feel the anticipation for a hot and heavy Oz summer on every page. Just glorious. I'm so jealous. Summer braids, beach & new skincare inspo are some of my fave spreads that I had to snap pictures above and share.
I also finally got around to test-driving the Anastasia Beverly Hills Salon Beauty express for brows and eyes kit in brown. It comes with a multitude of helpful stencils but unfortunately I couldn't find the perfect one for my face (guess it wasn't made for
Asians, har har) so I just free-styled mine. If you are a bit of a brow maniac I definitely suggest it!

gimme gimme

Source: thefamilykitchen/The Row FW 2011-12

A steaming mug of hot chocolate and those lovely tasseled earrings from The Row!

Usually I get sort of miserable when the weather becomes exceptionally chilly. Today was such a day in the sense that it was probably the last day I could sensibly wear my Chucks outside while still feeling my toes. Sad day. Bought a super soft, black acrylic scarf (go figure) to counter the cold. Bring on the holiday cheer!

Covered Bridge

The county I recently moved to is known for their historical covered bridges, so I thought it would be a fun place to take some photos. The only thing that could have made these photos better was if some Amish were passing by. No dice though...just traffic going to the mall. I had to keep dodging cars so I wouldn't get hit in these pictures.

skirt- Corpus
top- H&M
blazer- H&M
tights- unknown ?
shoes- Deena and Ozzy
glasses- YSL
earrings- Tara Lane Designs

So I know what you are saying to yourself. Glasses??? You wear glasses? Well, yeah. When I remember to that is. They are only for reading (as well as watching television and computer work)...but I usually forget to wear them. I do think they are cute though, and I don't think they have ever made their Snapshot Fashion debut. So here I am looking a little nerdy.

I wanted to say a huge thank-you to Oh to Be a Muse for hosting a great giveaway the other week. I was lucky enough to win these adorable earrings by Tara Lane Designs. Aren't they so fun and cheery? I love them!

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Lazy Saturday

I was running around most of the morning and early afternoon that I totally forgot to take my outfit photos outside. Well, I lie. I remembered...I just was really lazy. I think I'm super lazy today due to the fact that I skipped my workout this morning...and I only had 2 cups of coffee. So indoor photos for today...oh well! Tomorrow is always another day to shoot outside. But man it is chilly out there today. I guess winter is almost here. Let's hope the sun warms things up (and the wind dies down) tomorrow!

blazer- H&M
silk blouse- Brooklyn Industries
jeans- Lucky Brand
boots- Gomax
necklace- Urban Outfitters

I've been wearing a lot of cardigans and knits this week...looking super casual. Still in the mood for jeans today, I added some boots, a silk top, and a fun blazer to make my look a bit more dressy. My husband and I were going on a little lunch date, so I didn't think a boring jeans/sweater/flats look would cut it...

I love how flowy this top is. The pleats in it and the empire waist are so romantic looking to me. Don't you think???

isabel marant wardrobe mix

Source: russhblog

Shopping Roundup

~The Limited is taking 40% off of your total purchase (including markdowns) when you use the promo code NOCROWD.

~A friends and family discount is being given at French Connection. Take 30% off of any purchase when you enter the promo code AW11FF.

~Don't forget to stop by Questhaven Fashions. They are giving all of Snapshot Fashion's readers 20% off when the promo code SSF20 is used.

~Right now you can take up to 50% off of all BCBGMAXAZRIA dresses at BCBG. Get one today and look fabulous for the holidays!

~Take 35% off regularly priced styles at GAP when the promo code GAPWANT is used.


that lipstick!

Source: Stockholmstreetstyle/JakandJil

These outfits are all about the lippie!
Such a great statement.