Another Great Holiday Dress

I’ve always been able to count on DKNY for fabulous finds when it’s time to dress up, and this year is no exception.


This stunning sheath is the perfect dress for the holidays, and it’s even on sale at Bloomingdale’s. Although the color looks blue here, it’s actually more of a deep teal. The back, from neck to waist, is solid black satin. It looks great with the black tights and booties shown here, but could also be dressed up with a sheer black leg and pumps.

My Latest Favorite LBD

One of the things I like most about the holiday season is the opportunity to dress up. As someone who spends most of my time clad in things that bear the Nike swoosh, I love the chance to spiff up in dresses and heels for parties and festive dinners out.

On a recent visit to Bloomingdale’s in San Francisco, I found this:



Designed by Tahari, it’s the perfect basic for dressing up or down…but “up” is the direction I prefer. I see it with textured tights and sky-high pumps. There’s lovely ribbon trim at the neckline, so there’s no need to add a necklace. Drop earrings and a bracelet are really all that’s needed.

Note to women of a certain age or anyone who prefers not to flash too much leg: The dress isn’t as short as it appears on the model…unless, of course, you’re 5″10″. It’s just an inch or two above the knee on me (I’m 5’5″). Dark or textured tights will help slim the leg and camouflage any flaws.

London’s Calling

My Flat in London is sponsoring a travel giveaway that offers the lucky winners a unique opportunity to experience the sophistication and whimsy of London.


All you have to do is visit Maiden Lane in Nevada City, CA before December 30, 2012 to preview the My Flat in London line, then fill out an entry form to be entered in the London’s Calling giveaway. There’s no need to make a purchase…although just try to resist this spectacular collection of handbags, jewelry, and accessories.

The seven-day/six-night trip for two includes airfare, accommodations in a plush London hotel, and $500 in spending money.


Maybe you should start packing now…just in case.