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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It's a Black Friday Extravaganza!

It is that time of the year, sale madness! If you love the thrill of the hunt, we have brick and mortar sales for you. We even have the outlets covered. If like me, you'd rather stay out of the fray, scroll down for the online sales. Either way, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a great time to score some serious deals if you have your holiday shopping list ready. Happy Thanksgiving, Hannukah, and shopping! 

Brick and Mortar Stores

While many of the in-store deals are also available on store websites this year, there are a few "door buster" sales that may be too good to pass up. J.C. Penney will be having their special door busters from 8pm on Thanksgiving to 1pm on Friday, during which women's boots will be marked down to $19.99, costume jewelry will be 50-60% off, JCP brand clothing will be 60% off and more.

For the ultimate collection of stocking stuffers, head to Sephora for their "Dealtopia" sales. With tons of products marked down to $10, you're sure to find something for your gift list and for yourself! These are available online and in stores, but only while supplies last.

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J.Crew is also having a huge sale, so now is the time to score some essentials for both work and play! Head into stores or go online to get 30% off your entire purchase. I think I might need to get this stone statement necklace...It might just be the most perfect holiday party necklace ever!

Outlet Sales

The newly opened Tanger Outlet Mall at the National Harbor is home to Theory, Cole Haan, J.Crew Factory and more of my favorites. If you're a late night shopper, look forward to more deals. Between 10pm and 3am on Thanksgiving night, receive an extra 20% off.  Between 3am and 6am Friday, you score an extra 30% off. I can't wait to check this place out!

Potomac Mills is also hosting Black Friday beginning Thanksgiving day. With the Bloomingdales Outlet, Saks Off 5th, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Nordstrom Rack, Potomac Mills can be one of the most rewarding places to shop for discounts. Check here to see each store's special deals. And if you can't get out of the house for Black Friday, check back on December 13-15 for another weekend of special sales.

If you like to plan out your Black Friday shopping ahead of time, Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets has every store's sales posted online now! You can find deals such as Buy One Get One Free premium denim and men's suits at Saks Off Fifth, 30% off the entire store at Theory and Diesel, and 50% off all Nine West boots.

Online Deals

If you haven't started browsing Hautelook yet, now is the time. Now an online extension of the Nordstrom brand, Hautelook is a flash sale website and app that updates twice a day with events featuring limited quantities of discounted brand name clothing. On Black Friday, the site will be posting new sales every hour. If this interests you, set up notifications on your phone so that you can stay on top of the game. Of course Nordstrom will be hosting their own sale too. Save 25% on select merchandise starting today.

Looking for a present for the person who has everything? C. Wonder should have you covered. With monogrammed decor and gorgeous accessories, your gifts from here will be a hit. While I can't tell you about the discounts just yet, check back on my Facebook and Twitter for very special deals! This is one online store I will ABSOLUTELY be hitting for my own holiday shopping list. How cute is the popcorn machine?

ASOS is a great place to shop for yourself and for others. This British e-store has a huge selection, especially if you shop special sizes, such as petite, plus and maternity. The sale starts on Thursday, so be sure to check my social media for the promo codes!

Don't forget to check Real Life Style's Facebook and Twitter for other special deals all weekend. Happy Shopping!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

How to Accessorize for Your Holiday Parties

Last week we brought you The Perfect Little Black Dress for your holiday parties. This week we bring you all of the accessories to go with your LBD! The idea behind the perfect LBD is that you can dress it up or down, depending upon the occasion. Therefore, we bring you complete outfits for three different holiday party scenarios; the formal holiday party, the less formal holiday cocktail, and dinner at home with friends and family.

The Formal Holiday Party
Go for glamour here! Add a fur stole (faux or real) to your long sleeve dress to have the best of both worlds, warmth and beauty. Read this blog post for more ideas about how to wear a fur stole. To keep the all-black outfit interesting, add patterned tights and a touch of emerald with your accessories. The icing on the cake? These gorgeous gold Valentino heels will have your toes looking like little presents. Or if you decide to keep it simple, stick with the black pumps that you already own.

The Holiday Cocktail
This outfit is guaranteed to dazzle your fellow cocktail guests. The sequined blazer is not only the perfect statement piece, it's the perfect price! Go for color with a bold statement earring and matching shoes or stick with modern metallic. I received these fabulous Jeweliq blue vintage deco drops as a birthday gift last week. I'll have to get my wear of them in the next few weeks because I don't think they will match the nursing pajamas I will be sporting 24/7 for the month of December! The LBD in this look is stretch cotton, leaving lots of room for holiday treats...And is this not the BEST holiday party clutch EVER?

The Holiday Dinner at Home
When you're eating Thanksgiving dinner, you're going to want a comfortable dress with lots of stretch! Add a cashmere cardigan and gold necklace for an easy but put-together look. The ABS By Allen Schwartz evening bag is a great value for your money. A client of mine has already worn it to a recent black tie event. It looks really expensive in person! Add a heel or a comfy boot, your choice.

Happy Holidays! May you look and feel fabulous this year and always!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Perfect LBD For Your Holiday Parties

Looking for the perfect Little Black Dress for all the holiday parties and events coming up? You should be. The perfect LBD for you is one that fits and flatters your body type, showcases your unique style, and can be dressed up or down with accessories. Classic to avant-garde, Real Life Style has chosen the best of what's out there for your picking. Post here on our Facebook page and let us know which is your favorite! 

Wondering how to accessorize your LBD for your different holiday events? Stay tuned for next week's blog and get all the details!

The v-neck and cap sleeve of this dress are flattering for those with a larger bust and great arms.

Love the avant-garde look and assymetrical of this All Saints dress.

Create curves with this strategically seamed dress from Maje, a french import.

Dressier holiday parties coming up? Go with satin.

More body-flattering ponte knit, long sleeves that cover and strategic seaming. Love it!

Project Gravitas's ponte knit dresses have built in shapewear. Awesome! The sleeves are also great for those who want more coverage or get cold easily.

This Theory dress is for those looking for comfort in their LBD.

More travel-friendly ponte knit! This dress from Talbots is made modern with faux-leather sleeves and trim., not to mention a great price!

Tall and you like your high heels? This longer dress from Vivienne Westwood is for you.

Looking for a truly avant-garde dress that just skims the body? Go for this one from Theyskens' Theory.

Want to go really long? Embrace the drama and go for this dolled up maxi dress.

Love the way jersey hugs your body? Looking for arm coverage and a sexy slit? Here you go!