The Non – Ugly Christmas Sweater

Who doesn’t love a fun holiday ugly christmas sweater party? It’s a chance for you to pull out or create the tackiest spirited sweater you can find, but when those parties are over and it’s time to settle down to a nice holiday meal, you’ll want to be cozy in a comfortable but stylish sweater. Here are some of our top picks from the non-tacky, not ugly holiday sweaters.

Non ugly christmas sweater

Where to get these Non – Ugly Christmas Sweaters:

(From left to right) 

1.) Designer: BB Dakota

Style: Tamika Sweater

Price: $115.59

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2.) Designer: Chinti and Parker

Style: Cashmere Heart Yoke Sweater

Price: $595.00

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3.) Designer: For the Love & Lemons

Style: Knitz Alpine Mini Dress

Price: $194.00

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4.) Designer: Free People

Style: Complex Cable Pull Over

Price: $128.00

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5.) Designer: Ulla Johnson

Style: Elgin Intarsia Sweater

Price: $320.00

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What’s your favorite holiday fashion trend? Comment below or tweet @luevofashion you thoughts!

A look at the Fashion Color of the Year for 2014 and 2015

As 2014 winds down, you don’t have to look hard to find an abundance of articles, slideshows and pictures of the year in fashion. One of the trends we always like to look out for is the Pantone fashion color of the year. Why it’s so great is because it gives fashionistas the chance to take part in one of the hottest trend of the year no matter what their style or budget!

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 was the gorgeous Radiant Orchid. This pinky-purple tone is a vibrant, bright color that is great because it is both nuanced and bold that looks good on most skin types. We’ve created a collection of some of our favorite ways to wear this peppy shade even after 2014 is over!

Color trend of the year 2014

(From left to right)

1.) Brand: Amour Vert

Style: Ivonne Dress

Price: $222.75

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2.) Brand: Cameo

Style: Plexus Dress

Price: $185.00

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3.) Brand: DVF

Style: Jaelyn Sleeveless Drop Waist Dress

Price: $115.50

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4.) Brand: Velvet

Style: Marita Challis Crossover Top

Price: $70.40

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5.) Brand: 3.1 Phillip Lim

Style: Silk Muscle Tee

Price: $195.00

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6.) Brand: Issa

Style: Pheobe Fit & Flare Dress

Price: $725.00

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For those fashion trend-watchers we’re sure you’ve heard what to expect for the color of the year 2015: Marsala. This is a gorgeous, wine inspired tone is being seen in both fashion and home decor trends. The red-brown hue is much darker and more subtle than the vibrant Radiant Orchid of last year but will still make be seen as a trendy color for the Spring and Summer 2015 season and will be a great warm tone for next fall. Here are a couple of our favorite looks to inspire this color into your wardrobe.

Fashion color of the year

 Get the Color of the Year 2015:

(From left to right)

1.) Brand: Alice + Olivia

Style: Perkins Pouf Skirt

Price: $440.00

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2.) Brand: Bri Seeley

Style: The Jaclyn

Price: $185.00

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3.) Brand: David Lerner

Style: Lace Cropped Top

Price: $143.00

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4.) Brand: Torn By Ronny Kobo

Style: Danika Dress

Price: $378.00

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5.) Brand: Torn by Ronny Kobo

Style: Charley Tank

Price: $218.00

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6.) Brand: Kevyn Aucoin

Style: Leahana

Price: $35.00

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7.) Brand: Sephora by OPI

Style: Mr. Right Now

Price: $15.00

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8.) Brand: MZ Wallace NY

Style: Large Metro Tote

Price: $215.00

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Which color do you prefer? Comment below or tweet your thoughts @luevofashion

Holiday Fashion to wear this Season

The holiday season has arrived! We could not be more excited! Snow, eggnog, Christmas music and of course endless holiday parties and gatherings. This is your chance to see friends and family that you haven’t seen since this time last year, so make sure you are the envy of all the guests by sporting one of these holiday fashion!

Holiday Fashion

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1.) For those of us who have a costly Christmas list, this dress is perfect! The zipper on the front of this flirty red and black color block dress adds an edgy flare to this chic dress. It would look great with a fitted blazer and costing less that $50 you could totally treat yourself to a matching pair of shoes!

Brand: BB Dakota

Style: Violeta Colorblock Dress

Price: $49.00

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2.) We are in love with this Audrey dress from WishNow! It is classy and elegant and perfect for a winter formal, or sophisticated holiday party. Pair it with some silk gloves or a pearl necklace and you’re set!

Brand: WishNow

Style: Audrey

Price: $276.25

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3.) This Shimmery gold Diane von Furstenberg dress is sure to turn heads at your next holiday gathering! The long sleeve and wide fit add a 70’s inspired touch to this classic and elegant piece.

Brand: Diane von Furstenberg

Style: Zarita Lace Dress

Price: $371.18

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4.) This versatile Tibi deep V dress is perfect for the holidays and can totally be worn again anytime of the year. The faux-leather top with subtle mid-drift adds an edgy feel to your outfit. It would look great paired with some burgundy pumps or a sweet cardigan to complete the look.

Brand: Tibi

Style: Flirty V Neck Dress

Price: $650.00

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5.) This slimming mid-length red dress is sure to get the attention of who ever you’re trying to impress. The modest length with the flirty neckline is the perfect balance of sexy and classy. It would look great paired with pearls, or left untouched to keep all the attention on this beautiful dress!

Brand: Black Halo

Style: Nichole Halter Scheath Dress

Price: $325.00

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Go Bold with Statement Winter Coats

Just because it is getting colder outside doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fashion to keep warm. We’ve collected some of our favorite statement winter coats that are sure to make you look great while still keeping warm. We have selected a variety of coats of different styles, warmths and prices to make sure you find exactly what you need. Read below the image to find out where you can grab each piece!

Statement Winter Coats

Where to get these Statement Winter Coats:

(From left to right)

1.) Designer: BB Dakota

Style: Henrietta Jacket

Price: $115.00

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2.) Designer: Bardot

Style: Veronica Faux Fur Coat

Price: $249.92

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3.) Designer: Public School

Style: Cape with Silk Traputo

Price: $991.90

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4.) Designer: Free People

Style: Faux Fur Embellished Jacket

Price: $498.00

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5.) Designer: Alice & Olivia

Style: Emett Cocoon Coat

Price: $550.00

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Miranda Kerr Style: Get her OOTD

Wearing a dress outside in the winter is sometimes hard to pull off, but model Miranda Kerr does it effortlessly! The long jacket and over-the-knee boots are perfect for being able to sport a cute dress while still covering up and keeping warm. We  used this look as inspiration to re-create it as an outfit of the day. Read below the picture to find out where you can get each piece of this outfit.

Miranda Kerr Style

Miranda Kerr Style: Where to get it


Style: long coat

Brand: Yohji Yamamoto

Price: $2,230.00

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Style: Square Sunglasses

Brand: Stella McCartney 

Price: $250.00

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Style: Clemence Block Dress

Brand: Rag & Bone

Price: $224.99

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Style: Cedar Street Patent Margot

Brand: Kate Spade New York

Price: $348.00

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Style: Brandi-2 Over-The-Knee Boots

Brand: Jacobies

Price: $44.99

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What do you think of this outfit of the day? Comment below or tweet your thoughts @luevofashion

Must Have Items for your Fashion Wishlist!

Wishlists are made for numerous occasions. We make them for birthdays, Christmas, weddings, baby showers and everything in between. The wishlist I am focusing on is a fashion list.  What are the must-have items that you would love to make your own? To help answer this question I looked to a selection of bloggers who were happy to share what items topped their fashion wish lists.

First up with her fashion wish list is fashion blogger Bri Thomas of the GLiTTer & LiFe. Bri started her blog in January 2012 to share her crazy-beautiful adventures, glittery outfits and accessories. She has covered events such as New York Fashion Week for Fashionably Austin.

Dusty Roads Duffel Bag(Nasty Gal)-Bri Thomas

Nasty Gal Dusty Roads Duffel Bag, “to keep me on the go and organized” – Bri $65.00

Love Culture High Neck Sleeveless Lace Top

Love Culture High Neck Sleeveless Lace Top-which will look great under a leather jacket this winter. $18.95

Next blogger is Teiler Robinson the founder of Jett-Set Fashion with some of the items featured on her fashion wish list.  If you are looking for the right mix of luxury and high fashion then head over to Jett-Set Fashion. You can follow Telier and Jett-Set Fashion on Facebook and Twitter.  Also, be sure to check out Jett-Set Luxe  for your personal shopping needs.


Christian Louboutin “So Kate” $675.00

Cartier Love Bracelet in White Gold

A stack of Cartier Love bracelets. Available in Yellow, White and Pink Gold Price varied.

Canadian Fashion and Beauty Blogger Caroline Topperman, founder of the blog Style On The Style shared the following items from her fashion wish list. You can find more amazing fashion inspiration from  Style On The Style on Facebook , Google Plus and Instagram.

Smythson of Bond StreetMara Collection Diary 2015 Soho  Diary

Smythson of Bond Street Mara Collection Diary 2015 Soho Diary “Because it’s both stylish and will be great for organizing blog posts and events” – Caroline £230.00

Classic pavu00E8 bracelet from JCrew

Classic pavè bracelet from JCrew $125.00

Fashion Blogger & Editor –In-Chief Farrah Estrella of the Estrella Fashion Report chose the following items off her fashion wish list. To stay up to date with the latest fashion news and what’s happening on the Tampa fashion scene, follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Simply Be Skinny Dip Perspex Embellished Clutch

Simply Be Skinny Dip Perspex Embellished Clutch $64.95

IGiGi Ambrosia Plus Size Dress in Midnight Navy

IGiGi Ambrosia Plus Size  Dress in Midnight Navy $168.00

After looking at some of  the items  these bloggers had on their wishlists I was inspired to share my own favorites. 

Betsey Johnson graffiti bubble stick umbrella

Betsey Johnson Graffiti Bubble Stick Umbrella – I have needed a new umbrella and being fashionable is just an added bonus. $15.00

PB Teen Dorm Trunk

PB Teen Dorm Trunk in light blue- It will great for storing my hats, purse and etc. I tend to misplace my hats. $199 Delivery Surcharge: $20

These are just some items on our fashion wish list.  What will be on yours? If you don’t quite have the answer to that with any luck you will find inspiration from ours.

This article was written by Tamarah. Follow her on Twitter at @TZB86

Are you looking for a new writing opportunity? Perhaps you have style tips that you would like to share with the world? We value new fashion trends and are always looking for talented guest bloggers. If you’re a blogger or writer, this is the place for you to get noticed. Can you see yourself as a part of our blogging team? Apply here!

Winter Trend 2014: Metallics

One of the most buzzed about winter trends 2014 is most definitely metallics. This shiny and edgy trend is making a huge splash in the fashion industry, we’ve seen it on the runway, on celebrities and in everyday street style. We’ve created a couple looks for you to try out this new and fashionable trend for different occasions and in different price ranges.

Winter Trend 2014 : Metallics

Get the Winter Trend 2014: Metallics

From left to right:

1.) For a classy and elegant look try this Tibi Halcyon Metallic pleated taffeta skirt! Worn with a black shirt or blouse like this MK Off-the-shoulder top you are sure to look stylish and graceful wherever you are going.

2.) For a simple, casual way to add a bit of shimmer to your outfit try this River Island Gold Metallic Top. It is effortless, easy and can be paired simply with some black jeans or pants to make this a great, fashionable on-the-run outfit.

3.) Metallics don’t always have to be the traditional silver and gold. To add a splash of color to a metallic outfit, try this super cute H&M Metallic skirt. This skirt cost less than $50 so it leaves room in a tight budget to accessorize with edgy heels or this flirty Rozalia Jacket from Kookai.

4.) Go bold with these Paul Smith Jeans Skinny-Fit Metallic Gold Jeans. They will sure to grab everyones attention in the best way possible! With such show stopper pants, we suggest going with a simple white or black tee or blouse to make sure you don’t take this look too over the top!

5.) Our final look includes the cute and elegant Gold Metallic Dress with Crest Print from Glamorous. This dress would be great for holiday parties or winter formals.

What do you think of the metallic trend? Comment below or tweet your thoughts @luevofashion


Color Trend: Emerald Green

In honor of the fast approaching holidays, one of the hottest color trends of the season is most definitely the gorgeous emerald green. This colour can be worn alone for a darker more mysterious look or added to an outfit to add a holiday splash to whatever you are wearing! We have gathered a few of our favorite ways to add this stunning color into your wardrobe no matter what your style or budget. Read below where you can grab each of these items:

Emerald Green

Where to get these Emerald Green looks:

From left to right:

1.) This gorgeous maxi-length Babs Bibb dress from ONE by Contrarian is perfect for your formal holiday party. The color will be sure to help you stand out from the rest, and the backless style with thin straps will make your look sexy but still classy!

2.) If you are looking for a more fun and flirty way to wear this trendy color, the NBD Late Night Dress is perfect for you! This dress costs $159.98 and would look great with either heels or flats and could be worn with a sleek leather jacket and tights to take you from day to night!

3.) Break away from the classic black coat this season by sporting this Fur Collar Coat from Alice and Olivia! It adds a nice subtle splash of color to help you stand out but it is still a practical color to wear daily.

4.) We love this flirty and elegant dress from Alice and Olivia! The more vivid emerald green makes it a true statement piece and the textured material adds a subtle flare to the dress! Perfect for any holiday party or dinner with friends and family.

5.) If you are looking for a more casual way to rock this color check out the Deep V Tank from Milly. The silky material and flowy cut is sure to be flattering on everyone! The shirt would look great with a cardigan to keep warm or by itself when you are all toasty by the fire.

6.) Finally, this super affordable H&M sequin dress is perfect for ringing in the New Year! For under $15 you can be the talk of the New Year’s Eve bash by waring this fun and stylish piece!

What do you think of the Emerald Green color trend? Are you loving it or leaving it? Comment below or tweet @luevofashion your thoughts

Holiday Gift Ideas for Fashionable Friends

Christmas is a great time to celebrate your wonderful friends. But when you think about it, you probably have a lot of people to shop for on a limited budget. Finding the perfect budget-conscious gifts for your fashionable friends doesn’t have to be stressful. First, make a list of friends who love fashion. Next, whittle down that list to a select few close friends (you don’t want to burn money on acquaintances!) Then, write down what style fits the individuals you chose best. For instance, if your friend is into trendy items, write “trendy fashionista” next to their name. Or maybe your friend is more into a classic look—write down “classic inspired” next to her name. Regardless of your friends’ tastes the prime reason for getting them a gift is to find that one item that really suits them and that they will cherish. Here are some helpful hints for Christmas gifts ideas for friends:

christmas gift ideas for friends

Etsy—Any list referencing holiday gifts on a budget should include Etsy. Shops like Persephone Vintage have some great well-priced items like this geometric dress and this structured plaid blouse.

christmas gift ideas for friends

Books—There are several great books the fashion crowd has been talking about that would be a perfect gift. Some great options Women in Clothes, The Sartorialist: Closer, and the Wes Anderson Collection.

3D printing pen

A 3D Printing Pen—This gift is a little up there in price, but could be perfect for that one special friend. Check out the interesting, albeit $99, 3Doodler.

christmas gift ideas for friends

Indie Magazines—A subscription to a highly visual vintage magazine could be a perfect, cost-conscious gift. Buy your friend a subscription to Lucky Peach or Contributor Magazine.


The key take away: ‘tis the season, but don’t go broke!

The Fashion Tech Trend

The fashion tech trend has created tons of buzz in fashion recently. This combination of fashion and technology has existed since fashion’s inception, but the recent surge in development has piqued the interest of many in the fashion industry.  Early fashion adopters used technology in this season’s runway shows and designed supposed wearables for fashionistas. This is just the start of the expansion (or invasion) of technology into our lives in a new way – wearables are technology that truly move with you.

This fashion tech trend has created a new market opportunity for fashion empires that are jumping on it. But there are only a handful that have caught on with consumers and have potential to be valuable and stylish. In the fashion community the latter of the two continues to be stressed as a factor that will deem these wearables covetable. Here are a few that we find to be truly relevant to fashionistas:

JonLou 314 Bag
This leather purse was dreamt up to solve everyday fashion problems with technology. For decades, bags have served only one function, but the 314 bag redefines the value that fashion brings into our lives. The leather purse is a full hybrid of fashion and technology, and can charge your phone for a month; it’s not a second clutch. Everyone knows you are what you wear, and perhaps smart clothing and accessories like the 314 bag will become our second skin in the future.

“we have a long way to go, and this will be proven in just a few years with several more advances in the wearables space.”

– Theodora Koullias, founder of Jon Lou

Jon Lou 314 bagKoullias’ experience taught her the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into design. The fashion industry has continued to argue that wearables won’t catch on unless they’re appealing to fashionistas. The disparity between fashion and technology that Koullias felt is most likely echoed by many interested in what these two fields have to offer for their lives. The 314 bag offers a first glimpse into this world.

Asus ZenWatch
Already there are a handful of smartwatches on the market, but the first thing we noticed about this smartwatch by Asus was it’s beautiful design. The leather strap and simple face makes up a classic look and is very different from other smartwatches that targeted tech enthusiasts. The curved edges make using the touch screen device easy and it runs with Android 4.3 or higher. If fashionistas are searching for a watch to accompany their phones and busy schedules, this would be worth looking into.

Asus Zenwatch

Bluetooth Ring
Finally, with this bluetooth ring you can be stylish and have magical powers! This wearable allows individuals to interact with their tech environment with the movement of a finger. Write texts, access apps, and turn lights on and off. The only downside is that it’s so easy to forget you’re wearing this wearable which could be a problem when washing your hands or doing dishes.

Bluetooth ring

Writers from have written about this topic and given some great insight. This tech trend is useful and fashionable options are being developed, but the fact is that it’s just the start and there is little to compare it to. Right now, this fashion tech trend is just starting to develop so their value may be hard to see. Koullias makes a good point, that though it’s hard to accept this concept of ‘wearable technology’ because of it’s novelty, smart clothing and accessories are growing. Just like we don’t call our smart phones “technologically enhanced cellular phones”, wearables like the 314 bag and bluetooth ring will become the norm; it’s just the start of this fashion revolution.