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The holidays are finally over, but now that the aftermath is taking shape in the form of credit-card bills, it’s hard to pull ourselves out of this wintertime slump. And, while we’re dying to pre-order pieces from our favorite Spring '13 lookbooks (hello, Raoul!), we're just not ready to wear pastel-colored frocks quite yet. Because those bland pullovers aren’t going to soothe your cabin fever, it’s up to our favorite luxe fabric — brocade — to do the heavy lifting.
The shuttle-woven material, which often boasts a metallic sheen, only looks super-expensive, and because there’s no shortage of brocade options in of-the-moment silhouettes, we can take our pick at any price (no additional debt necessary). So, no matter your budget, we rounded up a dozen unfussy brocade pieces that are perfect for mixing textures to your heart’s delight.
In our opinion, you're never too old to have a stocking — especially one that's filled with more than just candy canes. So, to keep this festive tradition alive, we rounded up 23 amazing goodies for all the beauty devotees on your list. And, if you see something you like, there's nothing wrong with dropping a few hints read
This was the smallest wedding I’ve ever done! It was just me and the guys and the justice of the peace at the Mayflower Inn in Washington, Connecticut. And yet, everything about it was still magical and remarkable. Click through for photos of the happy couple tying the knot and celebrating with just one another. read