holiday looks – gold rush

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Holiday Look

In this look:
ADAM Dress
Rupert Sanderson Pumps
Thread Social Coat

focus the attention

Every year you see at least one person who took every “holiday” item and put it all into one look. It’s an explosion of sequins, velvet, lace, and festive jewelry.
YIKES!

The best way to dress up for the holidays, is by selecting one piece to enhance. In both my looks, I showcase gold. One piece surrounded by other pieces that will help it shine in the most sophisticated light.

So even thought you’ll be tempted to “go with the gold” – stop yourself! This way they can experience the gold dress on it’s own, it doesn’t have to be cluttered. Same goes for the shorts. While you may want to play up the gold, you’re only taking away from the beauty of the shorts.

Holiday Look 2

In this look:
Thread Social Shorts
DVF Top
Jimmy Choo Pumps

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  • kristen

    i hate everything you do, you post, you are. Learn how to spell. College??? Guess your name got you through that one obviously.

  • Kristen

    Your sisters are your “editors in large”, right? Sisters, which is a lie to your readers, They are not professionals, they are family and know nothing about fashion. Having your sister as a model is SO professional. Be real and we will appreciate you more. Money can’t buy you followers or readers.

  • Jennb

    thank you kristen for telling us that. i was under the impression that everyone who worked on this blog was legit. BUT….i do know mike and now this all makes sense.
    Signed.
    No longer a follower

  • Rachel124

    thought they all looked a like. then the mom, the brother in law, sisters everywhere. but i feel bad because she is divorced. so i will give her a chance. i guess.

  • http://mikepratt.tv Michael J. Pratt

    Kristen – Please allow me to clear a few inaccuracies in your comments up (on Jean’s behalf)

    1 . If you are going to spew venom in the form of “I hate you” language, you could, at least be up front enough to state your full name and not hide behind anonymity. MY guess is you would not be so brazen if we all knew who you were.
    2. Since you are making comments about a post made on Jean’s other site Girl at the Mirror, it’s hard to figure out which misspelling (likely a typo) to which you are referring.
    3. editors “in” large? was that a typo of your own or were you slinging another arrow at someone?
    4. Jean must have done a poor job at the tongue-in-cheek reference to her sisters as her editors. Jean is the only author on this fantastic blog. Her inclusion of them in her writing is in now way a lie to anyone. This is a blog! It doesn’t purport to be anything else. do you share the same bitter criticism for Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes and her inclusion of her mom (also not a professional in the industry)?
    5. Do tell how money has been put to work to get followers and readers.
    6. You sound like you have an unresolved issue with Jean regarding college and so much more. That’s unfortunate for you. Carrying around such ill will for someone as nice, courteous and fabulously talented as Jean can only lead to a life of misery. Good luck with that.

  • http://mikepratt.tv Michael J. Pratt

    “jennb” – Not sure I recognize you from just that bit of info. You know me? Do tell. There is only one person on this blog…Jean. She couldn’t be more legit. She has consistently provided fantastic fashion advice with thoughtful and sincere care going into every post. You have never seen her take cheap shots at anyone..ever.

    So let us know what exactly “makes sense” now that Kristen has shed such illuminating light on everything with her poignant commentary.

  • http://mikepratt.tv Michael J. Pratt

    Rachel – How kind of you to give Jean “a chance” because she is now divorced. Mighty big of you. So awesome you took issue with Jean’s inclusion of some of her family members into her post. How crass that certainly was, right? I mean, you thought they all looked alike so why bother…it’s all the same.

  • http://mikepratt.tv Michael J. Pratt

    Rachel – How kind of you to give Jean “a chance” because she is now divorced. Mighty big of you. So awesome you took issue with Jean’s inclusion of some of her family members into her post. How crass that certainly was, right? I mean, you thought they all looked alike so why bother…it’s all the same.

  • Anonymous

    This sounds like the exact same person making comments under different names. Cowardice much?

    I enjoy reading this blog because fashion is all about opinions, ideas, recommendations… It’s an open forum, and it’s about what you like and don’t like. And you don’t have to be a professional in the fashion industry to have creativity and a good eye for style; just look at Project Runway or read other style blogs. Or look at the YouTube videos, where amateurs are making a name for themselves in this awesome internet medium.

    If you have such negative opinions, keep them to yourselves, and don’t read the blog. It’s your right. Being hateful is just ugly. Even an amateur can see that.

  • V_ohlman

    I got your meaning. I agree. Some people go way overboard. I prefer simple myself but…seems like the fad is to go big and bold. I create both types of looks in Polyvore but I prefer simple.