Eat, Drink and Dress Merry

Between work, family and friends, there are always so many parties to go to but not enough outfits in your closet. Add a pop of color here and a little sparkle there and you’ll be feeling festive and put together in no time!
Jewel Tones
The saturated colors reminiscent of gemstones are always a bold, eye-catching color choice. Why not don an emerald green (which happens to also be Pantone’s color of the year) frock for a night out? Silks in rich amethyst purple, ruby red or sapphire blue will leave you feeling lavish and pair perfectly with a dash of holiday spirit.
Bling in the New Year
So much sparkle and so little time. We can’t get enough of big cocktail rings and statement necklaces. Plus, search for a cute clutch with some shimmer. There are loads of metallic bags out right now; it’s just a matter of finding the one that fits your taste and budget!
Mixing vintage items into your wardrobe is a great way to stay unique and show off a style all your own. Whether it’s a vintage jacket, purse or necklace, pick pieces to spice up your ensemble.
Tighten Up
Tights are not only functional but super fun too! Keep your legs warm while making your outfit snazzy. Bright colors and prints are perfect to pair with dresses for winter!
Sometimes more is more. In this case, more of the same color makes a bigger statement! Try it out with all neutrals (we went with Khaki and browns on our model) or even shades of grey to keep a more sophisticated, demure look.

What are they wearing?
Areayl by herself-
magenta silk dress by Brit Ryan – Crave, $258.
gold purse – vintage
black cocktail ring – vintage
shoes – models own
Gil by himself-
black velvet blazer – vintage
James Jeans – Crave, $175.
Scott Weiland for English Laundry woven button up – Crave, $75.
shoes – models own
Both together-
on her:
organic cotton sapphire blue dress by Amour Vert – Crave, $145.
neon yellow fishnets – Target, $5
pink booties by Betsey Johnson
necklace – March Forth, $38.
silver metallic bag – Crave, $170.
on him:
James Jeans – $152.
Pierre Cardin woven button up – vintage
graphic print tie – vintage
leather jacket – vintage
shoes – models own

Shop Local: Our Favorite Jacksonville Boutiques
These shops deliver first class products and service right in your ‘hood.
Crave – Dresses, silks, and sparkly jewels for her and a great selection of men’s denim and dress shirts for him.
Bonne Nuit – The prettiest of panites and lingere, plus lots of oh-so-delicious things for the home.
Five Points
Edge City – A Jacksonville staple, head straight here for all things whimsical, colorful and happy.
Jane Doe – Great dresses, accessories and shoes at affordable prices.
San Marco
Olive – This store is filled to the brim with girlie dresses and southern charm. Find your favorites from lines like Ali Ro, Trina Turk and Alice and Trixie.
Therapie – You’ll find racks stocked with fashion favorites like BB Dakota, Bobi and French Connection, right in the heart of San Marco.
The Beach
Jaffi’s – In Atlantic Beach, check out the fun casual wear, cute tops and jeans. We love Veronica M, Young Broke & Fabulous, and J. Brand.
Model Citizen – Make a stop here for chic brands like Rag & Bone, Current/Elliott, Parker and Diane Von Furstenburg.