Holiday Red

Red Stripe tie neck sweaterHoliday red is the secret to looking festive this season. Since Thanksgiving is coming up in 2 days, I thought I would tell you all about the ongoing sales that are happening right now.

Everyone has launched their online sales prior to Black Friday and the deals are really really good this year. (If you love the stripe red tie neck sweater above, get it here.) There is also an Italian cashmere version in camel color here.

A  very festive fun bag that is now 40% off is the Balenciaga Bazaar bag that is on sale here.

If you want a red bag for the holidays, the classic Fendi 2Jours small shopper is now on sale for 40% off here.

Fendi 2jours bag sale

For those of you coveting the Givenchy Antigona bag, it is now on sale from $1790 to $1253 on sale here.

Givenchy Antigona Bag sale

Don’t forget red shoes for your holiday outfits. Aquazzura has these red suede pumps on sale for 40% off here.

Aquazzura red suede pumps sale

Our favorite Aquazzura fringe red sandals are on sale for 50% off here.

Aquazzura fringe red sandals sale

No holiday party is complete without a Rick Owens shearling moto jacket. I found one on sale for 40% off here.

Rick Owens Shearling moto jacket

My favorite sweater that I have in several colors is now on sale. Get the Ulla Johnson Mabel ruffle sweater now on sale for 40% off here.

Ulla Johnson Mabel Ruffle sweater sale

If you are looking for boots, my favorite Ulla Johnson Moira boots are on sale and you get to take an additional 20% off the sale price! Get them here.

Ulla Johnson Moira boots on sale

Last but not least, if you want a pair of Golden Goose sneakers on sale, here is your chance. Get Golden Goose sneakers for 25% off here.

Golden Goose sneakers sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ulla Johnson Asymmetric Dress 50% Off

In case you are looking for a great looking dress for those holiday parties, look no further than one of my favorite off the shoulder dresses from Ulla Johnson this season. This printed Ulla Johnson off the shoulder dress with a ruffled hem is sexy and demure at the same time. Wear this all holiday season long with a great pair of heels and take it with you to your warm weather resort vacation when the February cold gets to be too much for you. Get this dress for 50% off now here for $300 instead of $600. Use code FRIENDS50 at checkout to get the 50% off for the Moda Operandi friends and family sale.

Army Green Pants for Holiday Travel Packing

Are you going somewhere for the holidays? Now is the time to start planning your holiday travel wardrobe. I am always a last minute packer and I find that I always pack too much or not enough. I learned my lesson on my recent trip to France that I needed to plan my wardrobe going forward for any travel that I wanted to do in the future. The secret to packing just enough is to have a few go to pieces that you will wear again and again on your trip that you can wash and dry easily. One of the most versatile wash and go pieces I found I wore again and again on my last trip to France this summer was a pair of Nili Lotan crop military army green pants. The reason they worked were because of their neutral army green color along with their slim fit silhouette as well as their ankle zips and cropped length. The pants seemed to go with everything from the Ulla Johnson ruffle top I am seen wearing in the above photo at the Musee D’Orsay to other outings in France that required a dressy sleeveless white top or sweater. (Pink pouch with tassel above from www.sweatnsk.com)

Buy the Nili Lotan military green army pants here now.

Get the Ulla Johnson ruffle top here.

Golden Goose gold glitter sneakers available here.

Other army green pants I love this season are available from: Frame, Mother Denim, The Great, Monse, Veronica Beard, and Rag & Bone.

If you want to get a matching pair for your man, check out army green pants from: AG, Fidelity Denim, Gap, and Jack Spade.

Julia Robert’s Madewell Star Scatter Top

Madewell Star scatter blouseIf you are looking for Julia Robert’s star scatter black top she wore on Instagram yesterday, I found it! You can buy it here from Madewell for $118. Isn’t it the cutest with its tie sleeves and small white stars all over the top? She wore the blouse with a Hearts On Fire gold and diamond moon and star necklace.  I could not find it on the site, but I am sure it is coming soon.

Sana Jardin Perfume

Looking for a new alluring perfume for the holidays. Look no further than the new IT parfum for London.  As seen in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Times, Sana Jardin, the world’s first socially conscious luxury fragrance house launched exclusively at Harrods on August 1 and is now available in Los Angeles at www.sweatnsk.com.

A collection of mesmerizing and transporting eau du parfum created by Master perfumer Carlos Benaim.

Sana Jardin’s goal is to be socially responsible in every way they can from using recycled materials in their packaging, creating fragrance that is free of artificial colorants, parabens and formaldehydes, sustainably sourcing ingredients and reducing waste in the production process. The women who harvest the flowers for Sana Jardin’s perfume upcycle the waste from perfume production to produce their very own line of products they sell nationally in Morocco, earning 100% of the proceeds from their social enterprises. Through this process, Sana Jardin supports three of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030: empowering women (5), promoting sustainable economic growth (8), and ensuring sustainable production practices (12).  #flowerrevolution

Gucci like Long Cardigan Sweater

This fall make sure you get in on a Gucci like 80’s trend long cardigan to go over everything you have in your fall wardrobe. I love the long striped cardigan over a pair of black skinny denim jeans with a cropped white top and a pair of fringe red sandals.

Get the long Gucci like striped cardigan here now for $41

Asos white cropped top here for $30

Red fringe sandals can be found here.

AG distressed denim black jeans here.

Ulla Johnson Moira Lug Sole boots

Ulla Johnson Moira Lug sole bootsIf you are looking for a new pair of must have boots this season, look no further than the Ulla Johnson Moira lug sole boots. I love them because of their almost 4 inch heels and their granny boots style where you can lace them up and tie the end around your ankles. Wear these boots with one of your favorite dresses or a skirt and a sweater for winter OR even a pair of black denim jeans and a sweater this winter. I know it is 100 degrees in Los Angeles today, but it is never too late to think about winter because these boots are also 25% off. Get the Ulla Johnson boots here now for 25% off.

Ksenia Schnaider Orange Puff Sleeve Sweater

Ksenia-Schnaider-Orange-Puff-sleeve-sweaterKsenia Schnaider is a new designer on the block that I am loving at the moment. She has a contemporary collection where you will want all the pieces to add into your current wardrobe. This orange sweater is so Halloween ready that you need it now to compliment your wardrobe. You will wear it all  fall with your Sam Edelman lug sole heeled boots and Sonia Rykiel wool skirts, however the timing could not be more perfect for this week. Get this sweater and wear it for that Halloween party. Your costume can be a pretty Pumpkin or Candy Corn. Whatever you choose, this piece will be the perfect compliment to your costume.

 

Waldorf Astoria Rooftop Bar in Beverly Hills

I recently had the pleasure of going to the Waldorf Astoria Rooftop bar in Beverly Hills for the first time and it was beautiful. The space was well designed, the decor was subtle and luxurious, and the food tasted delicious. The views of the city are spectacular as well. Make sure you have enough time when you go to the rooftop bar to enjoy lunch and drinks. You will want to sit for a little while. There is lots of fun people watching while you are enjoying your drinks as well. If you go during the day, you will get beautiful city views from all directions. If you go during the night, you will see the city lights.

We had salads with runny eggs, wine, and a pavlova and a peanut butter brownie for dessert. It was a little windy that day, but still a pretty view all around.

What we wore: Espadrilles from Soludos, Off the Shoulder top from Splendid, and Paige white denim jeans, a dress from Ulla Johnson, Illesteva sunglasses, and sandals from Chanel.

Ulla Johnson linen dress