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Show Up In Style For the Holidays!

‘Tis the season for many invites to holiday parties.  Whether it’s with family, friends or with co-workers, don’t let the stress of trying to figure out what to wear get to you.

For many of us Bay Area stunners out there, we’re lucky enough to have Santana Row as our “one stop shop” for finding the best look for that special holiday party.

Here are a few looks that I have put together that will have you showing up in style!

Casual or Daytime Holiday Gathering

Santana Row - Holiday Wear : Daytime Casual

This semi-casual, chic look all comes from Anthropologie.  The Gathered Turtleneck Dress is one of my new favorites with it being so versatile and the wine color alone brings out the holidays. I chose to accessorize it with the Ingram Infinity Scarf while dressing it up tiny bit with the Guilhermina Starlet Heels. This look is perfect for any daytime, casual or semi-casual holiday gathering.

Dressy / Evening Holiday Soireé

Santana Row - Holiday Wear : Evening

Alright ladies…let’s get you all dolled up! For a fabulous evening soireé, dressing up in your finest doesn’t have to be so hard. This gorgeous Evianna Color Blocked Pleated Gown by BCBG MAXAZRIA is not only sexy, it’s also very classy, and I am loving the dark teal color, which certainly brings out the holiday season. And while having such a beautiful gown that says a lot without being so loud, I chose accessories with a little pop! The Peach Court Amorie clutch in Madison Pink by Kate Spade will add that feminine hue while the Phinium Embellished cut out court shoes by Ted Baker will add that bling to finish the look.

Casual or Daytime Holiday Gathering – FOR HIM

Santana Row - Holiday Wear : Daytime Casual Men's

Who’s to say that he can’t arrive at the holiday gathering turning heads? I’ve selected two pieces from one of Santana Row’s newest store, Kit and Ace. The Monroe Long Sleeve along with the Jefferson Pants will not only have him looking great at the party, but feeling comfortable…in cashmere, of course! And last but not least, he too can show up with a pop of style and color in Cole Haan’s Original Grand Long Wingtip Oxford in Blue Metallic.

Holiday Beauty Look

Smashbox - Soft Smokey Eye Look

Whether you’re attending a daytime or evening event, your makeup should also be holiday ready! I am so happy that Sephora finally opened this month which makes shopping at Santana Row that much easier. For this holiday beauty look, Soft Smokey Eyes will help transition your look from day to night using products available at Sephora.

EYES

Smashbox’s Brow Tech Matte Pencil to create a full, defined brow. Prime your eye lids with Benefit Cosmetics, Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer while using Smashbox’s Shape Matters Palette to create the soft, smokey look to your eyes.

FACE

Sephora Collection Perfecting Ultra-Smoothing Primer to smooth out fine lines and pores, bareMINERALS bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20, Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Industrial-Strength Full Coverage Concealer to cover dark circles and targeted areas on your face, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder to set your makeup, finish your face by adding Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush.

LIPS

Last but not least, complete your beauty look with none other than Dior Addict Lipstick in a light blush hue.

For more information on the stores and items listed above, please visit Santana Row located in San Jose or to learn the location of the stores listed, visit www.santanarow.com.

Rommellyn

Founder / Editor & Chief

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