As you’ve no doubt noticed, Christmas is coming earlier this year. I counted at least four homes bedecked with lights in my neighborhood a solid two weeks before Thanksgiving. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say people really need something to cheer them up right now.
So let’s get right on that. I’ll get to the Christmas decorating and gift-giving in the next few weeks, but at the moment I’m most concerned about getting you all gussied up for the holiday.
To be clear, I’m not talking about waltzing around in your home dressed like you’re headed to the Met Gala in some $9,000 outfit, while you’re trying to hold everything together amid a pandemic. I’m talking about small, simple ways you can amp up the joy and fun.
So start putting the glam over the gloom. Here we go:
NOV. 26, 2020 – Shabby Glam Chandelier Travel Mug. Photo society6.com
Fire up your coffeemaker and pour that caffeine into a Shabby Glam Chandelier Travel Mug by Glimmersmith ($20.30 on society6.com). The snazzy travel mug’s made of lightweight but nearly indestructible stainless steel — and is double-walled so coffee, tea, hot chocolate or whatnot stays piping hot. Plus, it’s dripping in silver and gold graphics of crystal chandeliers, so even if the rest of you just rolled outta bed, you’ve already got one foot firmly planted in glamland.
And what are you going to wear while drinking it? If it’s one of those I-don’t-have-a-Zoom-call-till-noon days, then it’ll probably be something bed-oriented. But still make sure it’s wild and fabulous. Like the DKNY White Leopard Plush Robe ($69 on barenecessities.com).
NOV. 26, 2020 – DKNYs white leopard plush robe. Photo barenecessities.comNOV. 26, 2020 – Armando Rigged Top by Daniela Corte. Photo danielacorte.comShow Caption of Expand
When that Zoom call does come up, you know better than to concern yourself with pants. Just keep those pj bottoms on and throw on something that looks responsible — but still unapologetically daring. Like a power blouse, a la local designer Daniela Corte’s Armando Rigged Top ($325 on danielacorte.com), a short-sleeved jersey print that balances neutral hues with bold patterning and a flattering cut.
If you have to go outside to fetch the mail, you can always throw on yet more animal print — with a pair of Jess Embellished Rhinestone Faux Fur Leopard Ear Warmers ($21 on hernamewas.com).
NOV. 26, 2020 – Rhinestone fluffy plush ear warmers from hernamewas.com. Photo hernamewas.comNOV. 26, 2020 – Ugg’s Scuffette multicolored sequin slippers. Photo neimanmarcus.comShow Caption of Expand
And don’t forget these, so your tootsies don’t get too cold, either: UGG’s Scuffette ($100 on neimanmarcus.com). In “Lilac Frost,” the round-toed slippers call to mind a wearable disco ball, covered in multicolored sequins, and lined with dyed lamb shearling.
NOV. 26, 2020 – Vintage Glam Eyelashes Mask from The Sleepy Cottage. Photo etsy.com
Need a nap? Reach for the super-luxe Vintage Glam Eyelashes Sleep Mask in Robin’s Egg from The Sleepy Cottage ($12.60 on etsy.com). Its mix of satin and embroidery doubles down on Holly Golightly panache, both echoing her wardrobe in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and the blue signature color of Tiffany’s itself.
NOV. 26, 2020 – Joanna Buchanan Candy Cane Bottle opener. Photo neimanmarcus.com
And finally, when you need a splash of vino at the end of the day—or even before that, you’ll be happy to have the Joanna Buchanan Candy Cane Bottle Opener ($78 on neimanmarcus.com) hanging around. Made of brass, steel, and glass, and with an antique gold finish, it’s a festive stunner that reminds everyone who uses it what a spectacular time of year this is.
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