I have explained the concept of the party in a top many times, but for those of you just joining in: I realized a while back that at really big and crowded holiday-type parties, all anyone notices is what you’re wearing from the waist up. So all you really need to concern yourself with is procuring a really unstoppable top, and pairing it with anything from jeans to skinny pants to a flowy skirt, depending on how fancy the fête in question is. I like a party in a top that makes a statement but is still easy to wear, and this beaded and sequined tee certainly does that. It also comes in a very pretty pale pink.
I’d wear this sequined tank under a tuxedo jacket and with jeans.
I love a good cardi this time of year, because they’re so easy to layer with, and can be dressed up or down, depending on the sweater in question and your mood. I’d wear this boxy wool number with a scoopneck white tee.
Over at Madewell, everything is 30% off, and I’m quite tempted by these shearling-lined clogs.
French brand Maje is offering 30% off fall-winter styles. How chic is this cropped leather jacket with a shearling collar? When I talk about wearing a shrunken leather jacket with dresses, this is the kind of jacket I’m talking about.
Shopbop is doing one of those the more you spend the more you save deals, which means big discounts on a lot of items that don’t usually go on sale. This leopard print sweatshirt is just the kind of item that’s perfect for wintertime lounging.
Frame has a ton of good denim (and is offering 25% off of everything) but I’m most excited by the idea of acquiring this excellent pale pink blazer, which I showed you not long ago.
Everything at Ray-Ban is 30% off, so why not get yourself a pair of aviators?
And finally, at Tata Harper, the more you spend the more you save. I’m a new convert to this gentle-but-powerful Resurfacing Mask, which imparts an unstoppable glow.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.