Friday, November 9, 2012

best of...mall finds

Easy and affordable mall finds perfect for the fast approaching holiday season.

I usually always find great stuff whether it's a simple top or a cool skirt with intricate detail. If you're in a bind for a cute holiday/house warming/whatever party this should be your first stop. Here's the standouts....

Zipper and gold accents lend this basic wool coat a luxe "I got this at Barney's" look. Great cold weather jacket and comfy for holiday traveling. 
Pretty sheer button up blouse with gorgeous crystal collar detailing. Holiday essential. Naughty with a black lace bra underneath or nice over a cream camisole.

Cute silky basic blouse with pretty dainty gold buttons. Comes in six different colors. Great versatile wardrobe staple that's party-ready with a leather skirt and heels or airport-bound with jeans and boots. 
Adorable and affordable (best of both worlds!) leather skirt with edgy gold chain detailing. At only 90 dollars and 100% lambskin this piece may be my favorite find.  

Yeah, yeah I know...Anthro has a slight "granny" vibe but hear me out. They actually have some great stuff in stores right now. Their clutch game is on point and worth checking out. 

Super unique and pretty detailed clutch. It's handmade in India and the perfect addition to a dark winter wardrobe. Looks like you spent triple the 118 dollar price tag. Anthro has a HUGE selection of gorgeous clutches on the website that are simply amazing for the holiday's. 

Urban Outfitters
I love Urban and always find great stuff so I had to narrow down my top picks to these awesome tights and the perfect (super cheap!) heels.

Because what could possibly make you feel more festive than a pair of pretty sparkly tights (besides a peppermint martini)? Not a whole lot. Super cute and semi-sheer (which looks much prettier than opaque), wear em under a basic dress for an instant holiday feel. Also perfect for a chilly New Year's Eve. 

The only party heel you'll need. Super cute and currently on sale for only 39 dollars. Grab it in glittery gold or red for parties and black for year round usage. 

No mall trip is complete without a stop at makeup heaven and they've got all KINDS of great stuff to get make anyone look a little more festive. 

Semi matte lipstick in the perfect vampy dark red. Naughtier than a classic red but still just as festive. Couple swipes and you're set for an evening of chatting, sipping and munching on treats (didn't you know holiday calories don't count, duh).

****gift spoiler alert****
I love philosophy brand because they have the yummiest scents hands down, but OMG this is on a whole different level. Smells like Christmas, fireplaces, holiday cooking and love drenched in a rich sweet butter. I'm completely hooked and best thing? The set is only twenty dollars. 

Send me YOUR fav holiday mall finds