The Joie de Jude Holiday Gift Guide for your epicurean loved ones….
Festive party pants have become my new partner in crime this holiday season, especially ones that can take me from day to night with spirited ease. I’ve been skipping skirts in favor of stovepipe-style trousers in luxe fabrics of jacquard, metallic and brocade, like these jazzy print pants I found at J.Crew. I like to keep the [...]
I’ve been having a mini-obsession over white flares lately. Whether sleek and tailored front pleated pants, or high waisted, slender jeans, every time I see a long, lean white flared leg, it has me swooning. I love the idea of an all white suit for winter, a la Bianca Jagger - a modern and chic [...]
I’ve given my little black work dress a Fall makeover this week, spurred on by the rich hues of sumptuous red wine I’ve been appreciating that little bit more on these cooler, cozy autumn evenings. I’ve always loved this time of year when I can play with dramatic hues of burgundy, plum and cherry – [...]
We all have that one item in our closet that we reach for time and time again. For me it’s the Trench Coat. Classic and timeless, it works with every outfit come rain or shine. This season, I’ve been yearning for a more draped and relaxed variety, which exudes a certain carefree charm. (And perfect for this oscillating LA weather right now). Drawing from a little Parisian inspiration, I’ve teamed mine with a classic striped top and long, lean high waisted jeans. A nude heel and a bucket bag complete the easy breezy look.
Next week, many of us will be packing our weekend bags and traveling back home for Thanksgiving and perhaps packing again a few weeks later for Christmas. All this imminent travel calls for some skillful and streamlined organization. I’ve put together a list of my must-pack hand-luggage travel essentials for this winter season, so you’ll be fully prepared for a hassle-free flight (or car ride!) back home. Happy travels!