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We're smack in the middle of the holiday-party season, and at this point, we could get ready for a glitzy night out in our sleep. Take one black, satin, cocktail dress, add sky-high heels, an eye-catching bauble or two, and hail a cab. But what do you do when that tried-and-true formula starts to feel a little...well, formulaic? Fear not, my LBD-fatigued friends — there's a whole world of glammed-up goods that don't involve black satin or spangles.
Case in point? These 11 easy pieces from Shopbop. Pair Alexander Wang's neon lemongrass sweater with Vince's cobalt silk sweatpants for a sporty, at-ease take on holiday glam. Throw on a Chanel-esque jacket (in sweater form, so it's as comfy as it is cute) over trim tuxedo pants, and you'll look like a YSL muse in two minutes flat.
Click on to see more unexpected party picks. It's enough to make us wonder why we ever wriggled into that oh-so-binding silver-spangled dress...that made us blend in with the tinsel.
Going home means getting an opportunity to appreciate some things you always took for granted. Things like a full fridge, neighbors who know your name, and decent thrift shops with reasonable prices (seriously — if we could count all the moments of rage we've experienced from sticker shock in big-city thrift shops...). read
Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read