How To Transition Your Look From Work To Cocktails

I was asked this week about transitioning from work to cocktails.
Of course this is super pertinent right now with all the Christmas/Holiday parties and events that we have to run to straight from work, with no time to go home and get changed.
In fact I had to do it myself today.

I’m a big believer that you need to plan it out beforehand, and you need to keep it super simple, very chic, and always make it look effortless.

A key piece in every closet is a killer pair of black pants. 
Find a pair that is the perfect cut for your shape, in the best fabric you can afford. Take them to a tailor and get them altered to fit you exactly. There are a million ways to style a great black pant.

While writing this I am feeding my Revolve.com addiction, so here are 2 great pairs of black pants that I just clicked the heart on.

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This first pair is a new arrival, the Lurelly Flared Pant. It’s perfect if you need a little swish to your step. You can see it here

The second pair is a Biker Leather Pant from Anine Bing

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Isn’t this leather pant just killer??? See it here

With your black pants as your base, start your day with a simple, clean makeup, wear your hair loose and free, and throw on a simple but cool t-shirt or top.

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For the flared pant try a slim fitting t-shirt like this white Ramones Seal T. Simple, cool, chic. See it here

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For the biker leather pant try something flowy like this LA Made Portabella Turtleneck T. See more here.

Seal the deal with a cool boot like this Magdalena Ankle Zip Boot from Doc Martens. See more here.

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So now that your day look is easy chic lets look at a super quick transition to cocktails.


Using your black pants as a base choose either a body suit like this Rachel Pally Coty body suit

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Or try a blouse with some drapey movement that looks both effortless and incredibly chic, like the Sophie blouse

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Keep your jewelry simple and understated with this wickedly sleek and sophisticated Gold Bar Necklace from Rachel Zoe fave, AUrate.

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You need to change into an evening shoe, so choose something sky high like this “So Kate” Pointy toe heel from Christian Louboutin

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I found this shoe on Nordstrom.com

Sweep your hair up into a high pony, bun, twist – any easy updo that takes about 2 minutes to do.

After a long day at work one of the best ways to revitalize your look is to add a glow to your complexion. Juice up your cheekbones with Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand

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Once you have your glow on add some color with a cream blush such as Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Formentera 

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and then set the night on fire with a bold lip. Try Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Hel’s Bells

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The Most Searched Lipstick Shade Of 2016

Do you follow The Zoe Report?
I get it in my inbox every day, I follow The Zoe Report on Instagram, and at the beginning of each season I receive the Rachel Zoe Box Of Style.

I recently read this article written by Andrea Navarro on The Zoe Report, and thought it was fabulous.

Red has long been the reigning lipstick color in the beauty world—it has the uncanny ability to take nearly any makeup look from plain Jane to bombshell status in an instant. However this year, a new shade has given the classic rouge a run for its money. According to an annual report conducted by Polyvore, searches for nude lipstick skyrocketed by 553%, making it the most searched color this year. This trend could mean that consumers are opting for more toned-down beauty looks, as nude hues are meant to resemble one’s natural lip color. To honor the newly crowned lipstick shade, we’ve compiled some of our favorite nudes for you to shop now.

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Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Hineycomb $32

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Liquid Lipstick In Ashton, Anastasia Beverly Hills, $20

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Yves Saint Laurent Pur Couture Lipstick In Beige Ingenue, $37

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Be Legendary Lipstick in Famous, $21

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Giorgio Armani Lipstick in 202, $37

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Stay All Day Matte’ificent Lipstick in Palais, $22

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Sinner Lipstick in Bare Nude, Lipstick Queen $24

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Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Hepburn Honey, $32

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The Coveted List December 2016

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How is your end of year wish list looking?
I love making Christmas lists. actually I love making lists of things I want all year long!
This month we are channeling our inner french girl, drinking great tea and airbrushing our complexions to perfection.
Enjoy!

Eberjey Gisele PJs in red.

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I found these on Revolve.com, a totally fabulous fashion website that has everything you can imagine from intimates to shoes to clothes to accessories. The Revolve store in Los Angeles counts many celebrities as regular clients, and one of my personal favorite fashion it girls, Chiara Ferragni.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse

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French girls swear by this multi purpose oil that you can use on face, body and hair. 
Skin literally begs for oil during the winter. If your face is feeling dry or your body needs hydration anywhere, this glorious lightweight oil works magic. I love to put on a couple of drops before bed at night and wake up to a smooth, hydrated face that takes makeup beautifully and looks like it’s glowing from within.
You can find Nuxe products online at Scarlet and Julia

Breville One Touch Tea Maker  from Teavana.com

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Cold winter days (and nights!) call for hot cups of tea. I love buying Teavana teas with all their fantastic flavor combos, and the perfect way to make them or any other tea is with this tea maker. It heats the water to the right temperature, lowers th tea basket into the water, lets it steep, then raises it at the right time so your tea never gets bitter. It then keeps your tea hot for 60 minutes.

Jus By Julie 5 Day Jus Til Dinner Cleanse

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Prep for the holidays with a 5 day juice cleanse. This one is great because you get to eat too. 4 juices throughout the day followed by a healthy meal. Jus by Julie juices are all vegan and non GMO. The reviews are fabulous.
Available online at JusByJulie.com

Kule The Modern Long Sleeve T

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Nikki Kule’s striped T’s are the ultimate in french girl chic. Dress them up, dress them down they are always uber chic.

Check the website, Kule.com and get inspired by her story.


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Red Carpet Red Lipstick.

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Still my favorite red lipstick! December is the perfect month to kill it with an absolutely amazing red lipstick, and this is the one to wear. Matte lips are great in the winter, they look fantastic and are easy to wear, but for many of us mattes just dry the lips out too much, so we avoid them. One of the things I love about the Matte Revolution lipsticks is that they are super hydrating, so your lips look luscious, and of course Charlotte’s colors are incredible.

Red Carpet Red is a classic, old Hollywood red. It is the ultimate red lipstick.

Available online at CharlotteTilbury.com

Temptu Holiday Perfection Set

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This is super cool. You get the personal airbrush pod system with a bottle of foundation, a blush and a highlighter.

There is a product color selector on the website to help you get your perfect shade as well as the right shade of blush and highlighter for your complexion.

The personal airbrush system gives you instant, effortless skin perfection. You mist on just the right amount of foundation with perfect coverage, getting an even, flawless application that is still sheer enough that your makeup doesn’t look caked on.

The holiday set is on sale online at Temptu.com reduced from $325 to $258

Shop Temptu Today for the Best in Airbrush Makeup.

Tory Burch Marion Flap Shoulder Bag In River Rock

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This suede shoulder bag is perfect.

River rock is a fantastic alternative to standard black or regular browns. The bag is chic, modern, looks equally killer with jeans and a t-shirt or an LBD. The suede finish is cool, the chain strap evokes a little Chanel magic, and the bag itself is a classic.

Find it online at Bloomingdales.com