NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: TOP FASHION TRENDS FOR 2016

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As we head into a New Year, it is time to start looking at our favorite fashion styles trending on the runways for 2016. While some looks from 2015 are still with us such as Boho and vintage 70’s, designers are paving the way for new, bold fashion statements for this new Season. Take a look at our favorite fashion finds, and start your 2016 off with a brand new wardrobe.

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ROSE QUARTZ AND SERENITY BLUE

For the first time ever, the experts at Pantone announced not one but two “colors of the year” for 2016. Executive director Leatrice Eiseman states, “With our hectic lives and the frenzy around us, there is an increasing demand for tranquility. Wearing both of these hues at once is like returning to the weightlessness of your youth. The combination of a cool and warm color brings a sense of balance.” We couldn’t agree more which is why we list these two colors as our top favorite trend for this year. Keep it simple by pairing your favorite light blue jeans with a rose pink robe coat from Steve Madden, accessorized with matching pumps from Calvin Klein and a patent leather handbag from Ted Baker. Or, look for blouses, skirts, and dresses with the rose and blue colors combined into one pattern. We like Hale Bob’s long sleeve blue and pink tie dye shirt dress combined with Kristin Cavallari’s flats for daytime play or pair with Nina’s “Vinnie” crystal embellished ankle strap sandals to dance the night away. However you choose to style, “keep the peace” by including the rose quartz and serenity blue color combo into your daily wardrobe this year.

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ASYMMETRICAL HEMLINE

Taking a tip from model Gigi Hadid, our second favorite 2016 trend is the asymmetrical hemline. From blouses to skirts to chic hair bobs,  this Season it’s cool to leave the straight and narrow. Start with Liberty Garden’s black suede asymmetrical mini skirt paired with a crisp button down, layered ultra suede long sleeve sweatshirt, and black booties from Vince Camuto. Feel like a celebrity and get a similar look as Gigi’s pictured above in Hale Bob’s white studded maxi skirt topped with a cozy wool sweater from Free People and over-the-knee suede boots from Calvin Klein. You are sure to be the talk of the town this Season.

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COLD SHOULDER 

A third favorite trend that is having a revival for 2016 is the “cold shoulder” blouse. Characterized by a cut out top, this blouse style  accentuates the neck and shoulder line for a universally flattering fit on every figure and body type. We like Liberty Garden’s black and white lace trimmed tunic paired with Hale Bob’s black cotton eyelit shorts, suede booties from Cole Haan, and black floppy hat from Free People for true “Boho” style. Stay cool and collected this Spring in a printed cold shoulder blouse from Hale Bob, easily combined with your favorite skinny jeans, or keep some of “winter’s white” alive on your next evening out with Hale Bob’s white silk drop waist tunic. Forgo the basic blouse altogether and go with Hale Bob’s black chevron print drop shoulder dress, accessorized with T-strap sandals for the beach and Jimmy Choo chunky wedges for everyday glam. Beach or Boho. Daytime or Evening. You can’t go wrong with a cold shoulder outfit this Spring.

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 70’s DENIM

Another “revival” we are looking forward to trying this year is a throwback to the 70’s. From flare jeans to overalls to jackets, get groovy this Season in head-to-toe 70’s style. Start with a pair of AC Collection’s medium wash flare jeans and top with Current/Elliott’s denim short sleeve shirt and tan leather clogs from Kork-Ease. Go with a different look in Hudson Jeans’ denim jean shirt dress paired with fringe knee high boots from Isola and matching fringe tote from Elizabeth and James. If you are feeling daring this year, try one of the runways favorites this Season with a one piece denim overall outfit. We like the skinny cropped style from Current/Elliott or go full vintage 70’s in a pair of wide leg denim overalls from Free People. Whether or not you lived through the 1970’s, now is the perfect time to relive the iconic era in fashion.

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RUFFLES

Our last two favorite fashion finds for 2016 will bring out the “girly” side of you this Spring. After all, what’s wrong with showing a little feminine flare? From Balmain to Alexander McQueen , designers filled the runways this year with ruffles everywhere. Look for luscious ruffling on dresses and skirts like Lauren Conrad’s blush pink frock pictured above, or go with a more tailored style with ruffle trimmed blazer jackets and peplum tops. Get Lauren’s similar style with a pale pink ruffled dress from Black Halo paired with matching ruffled fringe strappy heels from BCBGMAXAZRIA and a vintage pearl white clutch from Monsoon, perfect for a garden party, lunch out with the girls, or date night on the town. Even if you prefer a more structured style, you can still get in on this Season’s ruffled look. Go with Hale Bob’s red and black peplum top accessorized with black leggings and suede booties, or spruce up your office wear style in a tailored ruffle front jacket from Calvin Klein. Frilly or fitted. Casual or dressy. No matter what your preference, be sure to get in on this Season’s feminine ruffle trim trend.

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ROSE PRINT

We know. We know. Florals for Spring- groundbreaking. But this Season, designers focused on just one floral pattern in particular. From Dolce & Gabbana to Oscar de la Renta to Michael Kors, everything is coming up roses this year. We like Hale Bob’s pink floral rose print sheath dress paired with delicate nude-colored ankle strap sandals from Stuart Weitzman to off set the bold patterning. Or go with just a touch in Erin Fetherston’s “English Rose” print fit and flare dress. Not just reserved for dresses, get in on the rose print trend with Karen Millen’s black and white rose print jumpsuit, or the breezy multicolor rose print chiffon top from Goat. You can even bring the roses’ romantic touch with you to the gym in Betsey Johnson’s rose print leggings. Show your feminine side and usher in Spring and Summer’s luscious , romantic fragrance with a rose patterned outfit this Season.

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We’ve listed our top fashion finds for 2016 so now it’s time to decide which look you will try. Will it be rose quartz and serenity blue color combo echoing the Sunset’s peaceful end of another day? Will you throwback to vintage 1970’s with flare denim and “Boho” accessories? Or will you get in touch with your romantic side this Season in a rose patterned fashion outfit? Whichever trend you choose to try this year, always remember to be you, be fabulous, and always be feminine.

HOW TO SPARKLE WITHOUT LOOKING TACKY

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5-4-3-2-1 HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s the Season to bring out the sparkle and shine bright like a diamond. But, how to style a stunning sequined outfit without looking like a prom queen? Don’t worry, we have you covered. No matter what your age or taste, there is no need to shy away from the holidays’ favorite clothing pattern. Take a look at our favorite ways to fashion your favorite sequined items that will have you standing out in style this New Year.

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Taking a tip from the Paris runways this year, look for sequins laid out in intricate patterns and shapes. From floral to geometric to stripes to polka dots, you are sure to find a sparkling dress to suit your style. The interesting patterns diffuse the brightness of the sequins, giving you a holiday glow without too much glitz. We like Hale Bob’s gold sleeveless sequin dress with plain black back panel paired perfectly with black tights and Topshop’s black cage sandal. Or, go with the “Bianca” two toned blue and black sequined cocktail dress from Hale Bob accessorized with Vince Camuto’s simple yet elegant black ankle strap heels and matching textured sequined clutch from Badgley Mischka. Let your party style show through in an elegant patterned sequin piece this Season.

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MOVEMENT IS KEY

Fashion’s been loosening up this Season, so look for pieces that have longer hemlines and are farther away from the body to tone down  sequin’s glare. Flow prevents the shininess from looking too “clubby” and updates the look to fit 2016 fashion trends. Opt for Tracy Reece’s gold flared skirt paired with a black cashmere sweater for a cozy fit. Sweep your hair into a low chignon and accessorized with strappy pumps from Calvin Klein and a black envelope clutch from Rebecca Minkoff and you are ready to dance the night away.

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Spruce up your LBD this Season with a loose fitting, swingy sequin jacket. We like Hale Bob’s black sequined cropped jacket paired with your favorite “go to” little black dress. Or, shop your favorite black dress at our online store. Whether you prefer an “A” line shape like the ponte and lace dress, lace like the black embroidered mesh long sleeve, sequins like the black long sleeve, or maxi like the solid black jersey halter, we’ve got a fit and style to suit just you. Skirt, jacket, pants, or dress. Opt for a flowy sequined look this New Years.

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MIXED MEDIA

When styling sparkle, think opposites. Tone down shiny sequins with fluffy fur, matte wool, or nubby knit. Pair your sequined pants or skirt with a cozy black or festive red rabbit fur vest from Hale Bob. Or, go with Hale Bob’s ivory embossed faux fur jacket layered over a black studded silk tank top and this Season’s popular 70’s inspired gold sequined flare pants.

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No time to prepare for your holiday party or event? No sweat. Grab a pair of sequined skinny pants like Diesel’s sparkling silver and pair with your favorite snug holiday wool sweater or knit jacket. We like the black “mixed media” fur sleeve pullover sweatshirt from Liberty Garden or go “athlesiure” in an ivory long sleeve menswear sweatshirt paired with comfy ballerina flats or black suede tasseled loafers from Stuart Weitzman. Whichever way you choose to style your sequins, tone down your bright sparkles with “mixed media” material mixing this Season.

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ATHLEISURE

Speaking of “athleisure,” what better time to try one of this Season’s trendiest styles than in the New Year. This year, try mixing sequins with your favorite wide leg pants, comfy leggings, or denim jeans. Start with Citizen’s of Humanity’s wide leg relaxed Dylan cropped jeans or Joe’s Jeans rolled classic cropped denim and pair with a sparkling gold sequined long sleeve top from Zadig and Voltaire, accessorized with contrasting silver heels from Aquazzura and a fur clutch from Alexander Wang for perfect party style. Sparkles don’t always have to be formal. Try wearing your favorite sequined top during the week, paired with Hale Bob’s ivory suede trimmed pencil skirt and ankle booties, or layer over Liberty Garden’s grey quilted jogger pants and high top sneakers for daytime glam. Dressy or casual. Sequined items can fit into every part of your New Year’s plans and events.

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UNCONVENTIONAL BEAUTY

Toss your stilettos aside and think out of the box this Season. Accessorize your sequins with your favorite everyday items like ballerina flats, button down cardigans, cable knit sweaters, and chunky ankle booties. Stand out in style by toning down “over-the-top-glitter” with classic fashion pieces YOU like. Start with Diane von Furstenberg’s A-line sequined skirt paired with a cozy wool button up sweater from Acne Studios or Hale Bob’s unique fur trimmed sweatshirt and cable knit sweater accessorized with Tory Burch classic leather ballerina flats and timeless gold watch from Michael Kors.

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Rock another “unconventional” look and spice up your style with Hale Bob’s gold floral sequin dress paired with chunky black leather ankle boots from Rag & Bone, iconic round sunglasses from The Row, and a black leather jacket from Sam Edelman for a contemporary, edgy look that will make you stand out from among the rest this Season. When accessorizing sequins, go beyond the “tried and true” and pick items that stand out to you and reveal your inner “diva.”

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HEAD-TO-TOE SHINE

And finally, don’t be afraid to shine in glitter from head-to-toe this Season. The key to not looking like a 70’s disco ball is to choose darker colored sequined outfits and to complement your style with color matching accessories for a sleek, streamlined look. We like Hale Bob’s black sleeveless sequined cocktail dress paired with classic Christian Louboutin black pumps accentuated with a delicate black clutch and drop earrings from Givenchy.  Go”winter white” in Hale Bob’s ivory sequined cocktail dress with high low hem matched perfectly with Badgley Mischka’s embellished ivory open toed heels . Or, step into 2015’s top color choice for Fall/Winter in a “Marsala” colored sequin dress from Dress the Population with matching ankle strap heels in lush velvet from Stuart Weitzman. Whichever color suits your fancy, you are sure to sparkle without looking too tacky in head-to-toe matching fashion pieces this Season.

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Textured, mixed media, monochromatic, or accessorized with your favorite fur or leather jacket, there are many ways to fashion your sequined outfit without too looking tacky. Don’t let your dress outshine you this Season. Take our tips listed above and let your inner beauty match the fashion you wear on the outside. You are sure to turn heads at your next cocktail party or evening out on the town. Start the year anew and let the real you shine through. And if you need a little help with that extra “sparkle,” shop our extensive line of sequined pieces available NOW at Posh at Play. We wish you a Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

RAIN, SLEET, SNOW OR SHINE: HOW TO STAY FASHIONABLE THROUGH WINTER WEATHER

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“Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful”….. winter weather is upon. As many of us pack our bags and travel to see our loved ones this Season, it’s time to start thinking about winter weather fashion options. There is a way to stay stylish yet warm throughout whatever Mother Nature may throw our way this time of year. Rain, snow, sleet or shine, we’ve got you covered with our favorite cozy winter fashion finds. Grab your hot cocoa and cuddle up next to the fire as you peruse our favorites and start planning your holiday look this Season.

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CLASSIC BOUCLE COAT

Rain, snow, sleet or shine, one of our favorite “go to” jackets to fit any winter weather situation is the classic boucle coat. Popularized by the French designer Coco Chanel decades ago, the look is still on trend today. The word “Boucle” actually refers to material made from boucle yarn, looping several colors together to create an endless variety of designs and patterns. The great thing about this jacket is that it is easily adaptable for work or play, dress or casual. Try Guess’s powder pink double breasted Boucle coat paired with Hale Bob’s black stretch A line skirt and black satin blouse with lace for everyday work wear to the office. Segue into the evening hours and party the night away by combining your Boucle coat with a chic cocktail dress from Hale Bob. Choose from a wide selection to fit and flatter every figure and fashion taste found at our convenient online store Posh at Play.

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Your Boucle coat can go triple duty by pairing with your favorite jeans and sweater for everyday comfort and style. Try this year’s favorite cropped jean silhouette with Citizen’s of Humanity’s Dani dark wash skinny cropped jeans or go for flare in the Dylan wide leg cropped pant. Layer your look with Liberty Garden’s ivory ultra suede sweatshirt or stay snug in the fur trimmed sweatshirt and cable knit sweater. However you choose to style, you’ll definitely want to add the versatile Boucle coat to your wardrobe collection this Winter.

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COZY FUR VEST

Our second favorite chilly weather option is the fur vest. Easy to layer over a blouse or sweater by itself on warmer days or underneath a wool coat on cold winter days, be sure to add the fur vest to your closet this Season. Get a similar look as pictured above with Hale Bob’s black rabbit fur vest paired with Hudson’s Nico mid rise super skinny jeans or try the Signature skinny jeans if you prefer black. Accessorize with Dooney & Bourke’s classic oversized leather tote,  Betsey Johnson’s heart pendant, and waterproof leather booties from Aquatalia, perfect for rainy or snowy Winter weather. If you’re feeling festive this Holiday Season, go with Hale Bob’s red rabbit fur vest instead. You are sure to spread some Christmas cheer in style.

Your fur vest can also carry you from the ski slopes to the office place. Rather than lug a heavy coat with you, top your fleece lined black leggings from Zella and cozy wool sweater from Free People with your fur vest and you ready to ski the day away. Impress your Boss and turn heads at the office by combining your favorite long sleeved shift dress with Hale Bob’s fur vest, black opaque striped tights from Elie Tahari, knee high suede boots from William Rast, and a crocodile embossed tote from Badgley Mischka. The fur vest is definitely a fashionable warm winter option to have with you this Season.

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THE PONCHO

With “Boho” still all the rage, it is no surprise that the poncho is one of this Season’s trendiest winter coat options. Updated for 2015, look for ponchos made with unusual materials such as lace from Free People and different patterns such as striped from Ralph Lauren. Or stay simple in Liberty Garden’s black faux suede trimmed lace poncho easily paired with your favorite jeans and boots for everyday wear or thrown over your favorite cocktail dress at your next holiday party.

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Get in on one of this Season’s top trends with the “poncho dress.” From Valentino to Chloe, designers are pushing the limits of how to style the classic poncho and are giving it a chic, updated look. We like Free People’s soft Toltec poncho dress or BB Dakota’s black burnout velvet dress for casual occasions. If you’ve been extra good this year, Santa might just spoil you with an elegant Valentino black flutter poncho dress, perfect for your dressier occasions. Or, you can simply grab your favorite knee length poncho and wear it solo on your next dinner date or holiday party.

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For extremely frigid climates, layering is the key to staying warm against the seasonal elements. Layering also works in warmer winter weather when the daytime is hot but nighttime brings in the chilly air. In cold temperatures, start with your favorite button down blouse like Hale Bob’s black velvet floral top paired with a gray lace pencil skirt with half slip. Layer with a gray wool sweater from Eileen Fisher, gray cable knit scarf from Phillip Lim, wool blend peacoat from Michael Kors, and knee high leather boots from designer Antonio Melani. For a different look, combine your layers over Hale Bob’s grey ultra suede leggings or AC Collection’s grey stretch skinny jeans. In warmer climates, forgo the heavy peacoat, and simply layer a blouse and sweater combo over your favorite pair of pants, accessorizing with a cozy scarf for nighttime chills. To keep from feeling like “Frosty the Snowman,” make sure you start with thinner fabrics underneath, and end with your heaviest fabric on top.

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LOOKING GOOD IN GALOSHES

Lastly, one of our favorite winter weather items that you can incorporate into your fashion wardrobe this holiday Season is the waterproof rain boot. From Tory Burch’s “equestrian” style to Hunter’s wedge to Santana Canada’s fur trimmed, tried and true galoshes get a facelift this Season with updated looks and unique styles. The girls will never know you are wearing waterproof rain shoes when you pair your Tory Burch boots with a red plaid shirt from Current/Elliot, black A line skirt from Hale Bob, and holiday red flare overcoat from Via Spiga on your next coffee date.

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For another wintery weather look, stay dry yet stylish in cute knee high plaid rain shoes from Burberry or go mid-size as featured above in “Cara” plaid lace up boots from Chooka. Pair with Hale Bob’s  black ultra suede leggings ,neutral fur trimmed cable knit sweaterand add your favorite plaid button down for extra warmth on chillier days. Don’t be afraid to incorporate galoshes into your wardrobe this Season. With this year’s updated looks, you’ll stay dry yet sleek in the newest rain boot styles.

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Rain, snow, sleet, or shine…..how will you fashion your winter wear this Season? Whether you choose to include new trendy items like the fur vest and poncho, or rely on updated versions of the tried and true Boucle coat and rainy day galoshes, there are smart ways you can stay warm yet fabulous throughout the holiday season. Stay ahead of the weather and get to planning your winter style by shopping your favorites today.

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FESTIVE OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY WEAR

 

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It’s that Season once again for the annual holiday office party. Whether you love it or hate it everyone is obligated to go, knowing the Boss will be there with bonus checks and greatly appreciated end-of-the-year gifts. The dilemma of what to wear to a party in front of those you closely work with in a professional setting everyday can be tough. But have no fear. We have come to the rescue with our favorite picks on how to catch your co-worker’s interest without trashing your reputation. Take a look at our selections below and start shopping your favorites. You don’t have to dread this year’s office party knowing you’ll be the one they all will remember with class yet style.

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KEEPING IT CLASSY

If you’re the kind of girl who prefers demure hemlines and classic style, you can never go wrong in a knee length A line skirt, brightened up with a holiday red silk blouse and jacket. We like Vince Camuto’s A Line pleated black skirt, and the red silk blouse with necktie from Hale Bob , accessorized with a black fur coat and matching black “flex” heels from Michael Kors to keep you comfortable all night long. Jazz things up a bit in Hale Bob’s black lace pencil skirt  paired with your red silk blouse and cropped black bolero jacket, finishing with delicate diamond drop earrings from Lafonn for a touch of holiday sparkle. Keeping it classy and simple is always in style when you can carry the look off with confidence and poise.

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PLAYING WITH THE BOYS

Channel your inner “Marlene Dietrich” with a one piece jumpsuit for sleek yet feminine style. Your outfit will show that you can keep up with the men without forgoing your womanly side as well. We like Hale Bob’s sleeveless black lace jumpsuit, or go for a bit of “Hollywood” holiday glam in a sleeveless black one piece with sequin front. Adhereing to your “menswear” style, sweep your hair into a sleek low bun and accessorize with an oversized blazer from Paige Denim, patent pointy toe Oxfords from Paul Green, and an industrialized box clutch from Whiting & Davis. If you prefer a more feminine look, go with Hale Bob’s ivory faux fur coat, matching ivory Brocade kitten heels from Simple Soles, and tiny pearl earrings from Mikimoto. Whichever way you choose to style your one piece pantsuit, be sure to include this look in your office party planning this Season.

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VINTAGE CHIC

Nothing attracts looks more than a hint of a simple more refined classic time period in fashion. As Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” plays in the background, transform your style to a differernt era with a throwback to 1950’s glamour. The easiest way to achieve this vintage look is with an “A line” fitted dress, a trending silhouette at the time. With a fitted waist and a flare skirt, this shape works best to accentuate a tiny middle and toned legs, while hiding wider hips and thighs. Get the look with Hale Bob’s black stretch Ponte and lace A line dress paired with black tights and matching black heels for a streamlined style. Or “let it go” a la Elsa from Frozen in Hale Bob’s bright icicle blue A line dress and matching embellished blue heels from Menbur Sanco. From brights to neutrals to patterns, select your favorite vintage find from Hale Bob at our wide selection online, one to suit every taste and style.

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NAUGHTY BUT NICE

There’s no shame in flaunting your fit physic at the annual holiday party. However, you do want to keep it posh yet professional in the office setting. Select your favorite holiday red mini dress and pair with black tights and matching black heels, revealing a little leg but not too much. Get a similar look as pictured above with Hale Bob’s long sleeve lace dress paired with matte opaque tights from Wolford and black suede heels from Dolce Vita.  For a different silhouette, we also like Hale Bob’s short sleeve soft jersey wrap dress paired with trendy Elie Tahari black tights with side stripe and black suede booties from Saint Laurent. A little flirt is fine as long as it’s done with good taste and style.

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SAY YES TO SEQUINS

Don’t be afraid to glitter and glisten at the holiday party in a shimmering sequined dress. The key to not appearing too “overdone” is to pair your look with neutral accessories and natural hair and makeup. Reserve your flamboyant side for the upcoming New Year’s Eve festivities.  Get the above featured style with Hale Bob’s gold sleeveless sequined dress topped with Rebecca Minkoff’s long black silk blazer or again, go with Hale Bob’s cropped bolero jacket. You could also try one of this Season’s “winter white” trends in the ivory sequined cocktail dress from Hale Bob combined with an ivory Ponte stretch jacket and delicate ivory satin heels from Kate Spade. Let your hair fall loose and wavy in a slightly “tousled” manner aided by Bumble and Bumble’s surf infusion spritz spray and you are ready to rock this year’s office party in style.

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PARTY ANIMAL

If you just can’t contain your excitement and are always the “life of the party,” there is a way to tame the animal within and still have a good time. The office party setting is not always the best place to “let loose,” however  there’s no need to feel uncomfortable with who you are. We suggest our favorite animal printed wrap dress from Hale Bob paired perfectly with Lafayette’s sleek tech jacket, black tights, and black leather Mary Jane’s from Shoes of Prey. You could even go a bit edgier with Vince’s  black paneled leather jacket and knee high boots from Steve Madden if you dare. Another chic way to reveal your inner “tiger” is to accessorize a favorite LBD with animal print items such as Michael Kors’ “cheetah” kitten heels or Cleobella’s leopard fringe clutch. Don’t be afraid to express yourself this holiday Season. Just be sure to do it with moderation and an “Oh So Chic” style.

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Classic or edgy. Vintage or trendy. There’s a holiday office party style that’s waiting for you this Season. Instead of wishing the event was already over, look forward to being able to express your individuality and personal style with the people you work with everyday. Let down your guard a little and let your true self shine through. Sincerity is always refreshing and your Boss is sure to take note. Your co-workers will see you in a whole different light and by being able to express yourself, you might actually enjoy going to work this year. Be you, be yourself, but always be feminine.

HOLIDAY PARTY TRENDS

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With Thanksgiving past us and the holidays ahead, it is time to start planning the perfect party fashion attire for every occasion this Season. From the office party to present exchange with the girls to Christmas dinner, we’ve selected the perfect outfits to suit any and every event this year. Whether you decide to go traditional or try something new, take a look at our top trending looks for the holidays 2015. Take advantage of Black Friday sales this weekend, and start shopping our top choices.

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One of our top holiday looks trending this Season is winter white from head to toe. Stay with the Season, and look for luscious ivory and off-white colors rather than Summer’s crisp white hue. For your next holiday party, we love Liberty Garden’s NEW long sleeve mixed media ivory sheath dress paired with Menbur’s matching ivory ankle strap sandals and Topshop’s “Polar Bear” faux fur ivory overcoat. We also like Hale Bob’s romantic ivory embroidered mesh lace dress or the ivory floral A line dress, flattering on “Apple” shaped figures. Or, go maxi style in Liberty Garden’s “Boho” ivory embroidered strapless dress or Hale Bob’s classic stretch lace dress with half slip. For more casual occasions, go with Hale Bob’s ivory ultra suede leggings and ivory lace sweater knit long sleeve shirt, topped with Liberty Garden’s ivory terry knit lace jacket. However you choose to style, be sure to include one our favorite head to toe color trends this Winter.

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MAD FOR PLAID

Our second favorite holiday party style trending this Season is plaid. Go with a fresh, updated look for 2015 with a sleek plaid midi pencil skirt, or bundle up in a cozy plaid wool jacket. You can even accessorize with tiny plaid stud earrings or a chic plaid crossbody bag. Get a similar look as above with Topshop’s wool blend midi length skirt paired with Hale Bob’s black long sleeve embroidered top and black ankle strap heels from Steve Madden. Bundle up against Winter’s chilliest weather in Ann Taylor’s brushed wool blend plaid coat or go for holiday cheer in Trina Turk’s double breasted emerald green plaid jacket. If plaid isn’t quite your clothing style, simply accessorize with Coach’s mini red plaid crossbody bag or go for just a hint with plaid stud earrings or classic plaid watch from Burberry. Bold or subtle. Be sure to include a little plaid in your Winter wardrobe this year.

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WINTER FLORALS

Not just for Spring anymore, Winter is the perfect time to let the flowers come out and play. The key to fashioning florals for Winter is to look for darker prints and longer sleeves, or accessorize your dress with heavier coats, scarves, furs and boots. For a day party with the girls, try  Hale Bob’s pink and white bold floral print maxi dress topped with a red rabbit fur vest and black booties from Via Spiga. At your next holiday office party, wow them in style with Betsey Johnson’s floral print stretch midi dress accessorized with emerald green satin T-strap sandals and a “Fall Follies” embellished flower bangle all from the designer herself. Dance the night away at your next holiday cocktail party with Hale Bob’s flattering gold sleeveless floral sequin dress paired with a matching copper sequin jacket and Topshop’s laser cut gold sandalsMaxi or mini. Sequined or satin. Add a lovely floral dress to your holiday party style this Season.

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A SHORTS STORY

Even though Winter is upon us, don’t rule out your favorite pair of shorts at your next holiday party. As with florals, the key is to layer your pair of shorts with heavier knits, wools, and furs, and on extra cold days, a pair of wool tights. Get a similar “Winter White” look as pictured above with Liberty Garden’s NEW ivory lace skort paired with Hale Bob’s ivory lace sweater knit blouse classic ivory jacket from Shopbop, and a “Boho” floppy hat from Eugenia Kim. Or go with our other favorite “Mad for Plaid” look in a frosty blue plaid romper from Soft Joie layered with soft wool blend tights from Falke and trendy suede fringe booties from Sam Edelman. If lace and plaid don’t please you, take a look at our wide range of shorts in all patterns and styles at our online store Posh at Play. There’s one to suit you perfectly at your next holiday gathering.

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TANGERINE IS THE NEW RED

From Elie Saab to Alice + Olivia, designers this year brought us a new shade of red – bright tangerine. What better time than the holidays to try on one of this Season’s top trending colors. Stand out from among the rest at your next office party in a Phillip Lim sleeveless silk ruffle dress or go for a more tailored look in Black Halo’s tangerine shift dress. Off set the bright color with nude ankle strap sandals from Suart Weitzman and a bead and crystal clutch by Natasha Couture, or head to toe color with tangerine suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi and a matching leather clutch from Rag and Bone.

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You are sure to dazzle and shine for your next formal affair in a sweeping floor length tangerine color maxi dress. We’ve picked one out just for you. Try Hale Bob’s stretch satin halter maxi dress paired with shimmering crystal embellished pumps from Badgley Mischka and dainty crystal drop earrings. Be the “belle 0f the ball” this Season in bright tangerine.

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DENIM AND LACE

Lastly, as featured in Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s top party picks, we couldn’t agree more with unexpected dynamic lace paired with denim. Suitable and chic for any holiday gathering, what better way to spruce up durable denim this Season than with an elegant, vintage Victorian lace blouse. We like this updated look with pencil skirt and lace up booties, perfect for the office party, dinner with the parents, or the annual holiday get together. Our top picks include Hale Bob’s supple satin and sultry black lace blouse or go with black stretch floral lace tunic paired with AC Collection’s faded denim pencil skirt and Alexandre Birman black lace up booties. Change up your style at another holiday occasion with a trendy midi length denim skirt from Frame Denim or go with relaxed cropped denim pants from Citizen’s of Humanity. And you could always switch things up by topping Hale Bob’s ivory or grey lace midi skirt with a tie back denim top from Nicholas. However you choose to style, try the denim and lace combo this year.

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Which holiday style do you fancy most? Whether you choose to go winter white head to toe or pair denim and lace, change things up this Season. Forgo the predictable LBD and wear something that expresses your unique personality and beautiful YOU. Start shopping your favorite looks today from the convenience of your home and take advantage of the remaining hours of our online Black Friday sale here at Posh at Play. Find all your favorite looks right here.

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BEST DESIGNER HOLIDAY BARGAINS

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Even though “Black Friday” has passed, there are still numerous deals and bargains for all your holiday shopping. Rather than get caught in all the frantic crowds and endless traffic, we’ve put together the best holiday deals you can find online. Almost all designer brands are offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed through December 30th. It’s a great time to get a jump start on all your holiday shopping for family and friends. So grab a hot chocolate, cozy into your couch, and start shopping from the comfort of your very own home. No need to stress this holiday season. We’ve got you covered.

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POSH AT PLAY

Enjoy one of the BEST online holiday sales of 50% at our online store Posh at Play though the holidays by using the coupon code below. Save on all Hale Bob items and get stocked up on your favorite AC Collection jeans. We love AC Collection’s black bootcut jeans, perfect for all of your holiday errands and shopping this Season. Check out the great selection of On Sale items as well as designer leggings, dresses, blouses, sweaters, pants, and coats perfect for the holidays. There is something for every occasion here from a gorgeous Hale Bob silver sequined holiday dress, perfect for your rocking New Years’s Eve, to comfy suede black leggings for days out, to a wide collection of cozy Hale Bob sweaters perfect for shopping, lunch out, or holiday parties. Start shopping today and save a bundle on chic designer fashion from Hale Bob and AC Collection jeans.

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MICHAEL KORS

Another great online sale we’ve found is at Michael Kors. Enjoy up to 50% off on select merchandise. There are many great finds including not only chic women’s Fall and Winter wear, but also handbags, accessories, shoes, and jewelry. We love these chic leopard print skinny jeans now discounted. Pair them with a chic cashmere sweater and accessorize with a cropped black fur vest and Dion python Leather ballet flats for a chic holiday look. Also check out the great selection of gifts and accessories also on sale, perfect for all your holiday shopping. Get to shopping and get ahead of the holiday rush.

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J CREW

Still haven’t found your perfect Winter cashmere yet? Look no further than J Crew. The designer is offering 25% off your entire purchase through December 17th with the coupon code below, plus FREE SHIPPING on orders $150 and more. Shop your entire holiday list at one store and save a bundle. We love the cashmere sparkle long sleeve tee, paired perfectly with a chic sequined skirt and gold heels for a grand entrance at your next holiday event. Also check out J. Crew’s wonderful selection of heels, ballet flats, wedges, and sneakers. Enjoy up to 50% off women’s Sale items and up to 40% off men’s Sale items. Hurry! Some Winter items are already sold out. Upon checkout, follow the link to the J Crew coupon code below for your discount to apply. Get cozy and start shopping!

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BARNEY’S NEW YORK WAREHOUSE

Enjoy great sales at the Barney’s New York online outlet store with discounts up to 75% off. In addition, by using the coupon code below, enjoy up to 50% off all Sale items. We love the chic Jill Sander Niccolo burgundy cropped skinny pants, a trending color for Winter. Pair with a silk cami and a Derek Lam cashmere ivory shrug or for evening holiday events, make a dramatic statement with a black leather sleeveless vest. Check out the great selection of men’s wear and gift items also, for all the men in your life.

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KATE SPADE

Where better to start shopping for your New Year’s Eve dress than Kate Spade? Get 15% off your order plus FREE SHIPPING by entering your email on the site. We love the great selection of party and holiday dresses like the sequined fit-and-flare dress featured above. You are sure to sparkle and shine at a fraction of the cost. But don’t stop with just the dresses. Kate Spade also has a wonderful selection of handbags, coats, accessories, and shoes, and get up to 65% off all Sale items. You’ll find something for every woman on your holiday shopping list, so beat the rush and get all your shopping done today at Kate Spade.

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STEVE MADDEN

When we think of Steve Madden, we think shoes right? Well, think again. The designer also offers a great selection of outerwear, handbags, scarves, accessories, and holiday gifts for women and men. Free Shipping through the holidays with the coupon code below, plus save an additional 50% off all Sale items as well through the holidays. Steve Madden is also offering a holiday in-store sale through December 3rd on select winter boots and shoes, so now is the time to start shopping stylish winter footwear. We love the Shawny knee-high boot perfect to pair with your favorite skinny jeans for casual or your turtleneck wool dress for nighttime parties. Pair your favorite Steve Madden boot or heel with a trendy black fur-trimmed peacoat or the bright red plaid wool blend coat, perfect for a cold winter’s night. Shop for the men in your life as well with a great selection of footwear, bags, socks, and scarves. You can’t go wrong with these great sales.

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VERA BRADLEY

Brighten up your holiday travel with Vera Bradley’s whimsical totes, handbags, luggage, and decor. With Free Shipping on orders of $75 or more, plus dozens of other holiday specials, now is the time to shop new luggage that will surely stand out from amongst the rest. We love the Cheery Blossom Carryall as a great carry-on bag for the plane and the Magenta quilted Emma mini Crossbody for holiday affairs. Get great deals also on the designer’s line of jewelry, wallets, scarves, and accessories. For a bright Christmas morning, try the Pink Swirls Pajama set and celebrate in style. No need to feel the winter blues! Travel in style and update your travel luggage today with Vera Bradley’s bright and unique patterns, spreading holiday cheer wherever you go.

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ANN TAYLOR

Enjoy 25% off full price merchandise from Ann Taylor with the coupon code listed below and grab the chic trending black sparkle skirt for Winter, perfectly paired with a chunky sweater and warm scarf for casual and paired with a button-down cashmere for party wear. In addition, get 60% off all Sale items through the holidays. There are some great selections from the Sale items, including the chic cropped tweed jacket, perfect for work or play. For your holiday parties and events, peruse the great selection of holiday dresses in the final sale section. We love the chic silk Dupioni V-neck dress available in gray or ruby red, or the cool gray Duchess satin square neck dress perfect for your holiday or business party. In addition, check out the great selection of denim wear, coats, and gift items for your holiday shopping list.

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There are many great HOLIDAY sales and deals, but you don’t have to get caught up in all the lines and crazy crowds. Shop the great deals from the comfort of your own home and start saving. Get ahead of the game and spend your week shopping for all the people in your life who you are thankful for. We’ve made things easier for you by selecting the best deals from some of our favorite designers, so get to shopping and saving on this Season’s hottest trends and fashions. And while your at it, might as well treat yourself to a little “retail therapy” as well. Happy shopping!

MUST-HAVE WINTER COATS


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It’s that time of year again to start shopping Winter Coats for the Season. This Season, designers updated many of our favorite coat styles for a new and fresh take on the Winter Coat. No need to forgo style while keeping warm. Make a statement with your Winter Coat this Season and step out in style. See our favorite Winter Coat styles for the Season here and start shopping your favorite Must-Have Winter Coat trends.

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 THE BRIGHT TRENCH

The Trench has been a fashion staple since the 1930’s made fashionably famous by Hollywood celebrities Marlene Dietrich and Carole Lombard. This Season, designers gave us a fresh take on the classic trench coat style by updating the look with bright colors for Winter 2014. No need to let the drab winter weather cloud your day. Step out in style with a bright colored trench coat this Season. Grab Hale Bob’s Teal Boucle Trench Coat and pair with distressed skinny jeans, a tailored blouse, and chic Christian Louboutin leopard heels for daytime glam. Pair your trench with a flirty feathered Ann Taylor dress and glam Jimmy Choo glitter gold heels for a hot evening on the town.

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 THE SWEATER COAT

What better way to stay warm with two looks in one, the Sweater Coat. Not as warm as a coat, but warmer than a sweater, the Sweater Coat is great for those mildly chilly days, or for when you just can’t decide between a sweater or a coat. The Sweater Coat is a great casual coat option, paired perfectly with your favorite jeans and boots, or tailored skirt, tights, and booties. We love Hale Bob’s collection of Wool Sweater Coats with rabbit trim in a variety of colors. Pair yours with the Hudson Collin skinny jean, a white long sleeve blouse from Revolve, and chic Isabel Marant ankle boots spotted on the runway during this Fall’s Paris Fashion Week. You’ll be chic, sleek, and fashionably trending this Winter Season.

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THE MILITARY COAT

This holiday season, support our troops in style by sporting the fashionable Military Coat, brought back in style for this Season’s trends. From Max Mara to Gucci to Marc Jacobs, the Military Coat was spotted all over Spring 2015’s runways. As Marc Jacobs noted backstage, “Military clothes are part of the fashion vernacular now.” From camouflage to army green to button-down navy, get in on the military trend this Winter Season. For a dressier military look, go classy with Burberry’s wool blend navy military peacoat paired with a warm wool dress, warm black tights and Zara’s heeled boots. Or for casual Winter days, we love Hale Bob’s taupe beaded military jacket, perfectly paired with your sleek skinny jeans tucked into Christian Louboutin knee high boots.

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THE FUR COAT

Whether real or faux, there is nothing fake about the Fur Coat for Winter. For a chic updated look, shop for a cropped Fur Coat this Season. The Fur Coat pairs perfectly with your favorite distressed jeans and booties for daytime fun. For evening, your Fur Coat goes perfectly with your sequined dress for dressy or your pantsuit for girls night out. Our favorite picks for Fur Coats the Season are Zara’s Ivory cropped Fur Coat, Via Spiga’s Ivory shawl collar Fur Coat, and DKNY’s black Fur Coat. One of our favorite newest designers to hit the market this Season is London-based Hannah Weiland’s “Shrimps” faux fur fashions, featuring unique fur coats, bags, scarves, and accessories. Our top pick from “Shrimps” is the Dulcie Fur Coat, keeping you trendy, fashionable, and warm all Season long.

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THE CAPE COAT

Winter’s newest coat trend to hit the streets is the Cape Coat, a blend of a blanket, cape, and coat. Celebs like Rachel Zoe, Sarah Jessica Parker, and most recently Blake Lively have been spotted out-and-about sporting the trendy Cape Coat. For a dynamic entrance, consider purchasing the Cape Coat this Season and make a fashion statement. At your next business meeting at the office, cause quite a “scandal” with The Limited’s tailored grey Cape Coat, paired perfectly with tailored, a cream blouse, and chic kitten heels. Shop for holiday gifts in style with our favorite C Wonder wool checkered Cape Coat, and as the sun sets, accessorize your holiday party dress with a sweeping Sofia Cashmere Coat Cape with fur trim from Nordstrom. Casual or dressy, you are sure to be the talk of the town with this Winter Season’s newest Cape Coat trend.

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THE LEATHER COAT

Whether you have one or ten, the Leather Jacket is always a chic choice for Winter Coat wear. The Leather Coat easily pairs with jeans and boots for daytime chill, or with a skirt or dress for evening cool. Though we always think of the Leather Coat in black, branch out this Season and shop designers’ updated colors for the Leather Coat. From Balenciaga’s Ivory Leather to Topshop’s Burnt Orange to Jonathan Saunder’s Hot Red, spruce up your Leather Coat look this Season with a new color. Or go for a unique pattern and style with Gucci’s Black Leather quilted Jacket (pictured above) , Marchesa’s embroidered peplum Leather Jacket, or FINDS fringe Leather Jacket. Live on the edge and find a new, creative Leather Coat look this Winter, and from seeing Leather Jackets all over the Saint Laurent Spring 2015 Collection runway, this look will carry you into Spring.

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THE MENSWEAR OVERCOAT

Inspired by strong female characters in the workplace on television shows like “Scandal,” “VEEP,” and “The Good Wife,” designers this year integrated “menswear” into fashion runways from dresses to skirts to pantsuits to coats. One of our favorite Winter Coat styles this Season is the Menswear Overcoat, updated with slight feminine touches to grace the female physic. We like The Limited’s new “Scandal Collection,” fashion designs inspired by Kerry Washington’s character “Olivia Pope.” Check out the luscious Drape Collar Wrap Coat or the very trendy Sleeveless Double Breasted Coat for a updated style. We also like Dagmar’s grey Oversized Coat, seen on the Fall Fashion 2014 runways, or go bright with DKNY’s pastel pink Oversized Coat, perfect for Winter and Spring. The Menswear Overcoat pairs perfectly with chic AC Collection Sand-Washed Bootcut Jeans, accessorized with a Michael Kors Leather Handbag and chic Proenza Schouler heeled booties, as pictured above. Or go daring, and pair your Overcoat with your prettiest evening gown like celebrities Molly King and Keira Knightley. Whichever way you choose to style, your Menswear Overcoat is always classy and in style for any occasion. Stay up with the men, but keep your feminine radiance glowing.

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We’ve shown you our favorite top picks for this Season’s Winter Coat wear. Which style will you aim to try this Season? Go daring with the sweeping Coat Cape or update your leather collection with a bright red Leather Coat. Like shoes and handbags, Winter Coats are a Season staple that can put the perfect finishing touches on the simplest jeans and sweater outfit or make your evening dress sparkle for the holidays. No need to toss fashion style to the side just because it’s cold outside. Winter is the perfect opportunity to add more dazzle and posh to your wardrobe. No matter which Winter Coat style you choose, you are sure to turn heads with one of these top Winter Coat styles for this Season. Tell us what your favorite Winter Coat style is this year.