When the countdown to the holidays begins, it can feel as though we are embarking on a shopping, gifting and wrapping marathon. Overcrowded malls, crazed and cranky customers, expensive shipping policies, and an infinite amount of options that never seem to fulfill your specific celebratory needs, the list goes on and on. But never fear, Glam Damn It has got you covered with holiday guides to help you get through the New Year without losing that festive feeling, especially when it comes to your most fashionable of friends.
What to buy for someone who basically bought everything from Gilt Group, One Kings Lane, and The Outnet already? Try sticking to staples, with a twist. Here's a list of must-have accessories.
There are a few approaches you could take to your ensemble come 4th of July and depending on what styles you like, we think we have one that will fit your needs. Read on and get inspired by these looks for your day of dazzling out with American pride!
Classic + Clean
For those of you who appreciate preppy appeal, this one is a shout out specifically to you. There is never anything wrong with going for a simple, classic look on the 4th of July and if you’ll be out and about, or walking around, this is a great way to stay looking fashionable while feeling comfortable. We love the combination of these Marc by Marc Jacobs Slip on Loafers ($275), paired with this classic white button-down ($42.50), and these polka-dot organza shorts ($130) to jazz the look up a little!
Memorial Day weekend is almost here and with it comes parties, barbecues, beach time, and lots, and lots, of fun activities. Now we just need to figure out what to wear! Whether you're hitting the Hamptons, Cape Cod, or Miami you'll need great style. Here are a few great summery essentials we love that include trends of the season from floral prints, to white, bright, and color blocking. It’s time to start packin’!
Clutch or Bag- That is the question!
Whether it is an all weekend event, or a couple hours for the day, make your choice of handbag accordingly. We love these summery styles as the blue and white stripe clutch by Rag & Bone shows a little nautical spirit, and Club Monaco’s Goldie Moroccan Bag has that beachy feel to it with the wicker weave and the gold-dipped bottom.
Street style "fashiontographer" and Jak and Jil blogger, takes his creative eye to the next level by collaborating with Club Monaco. Tommy's precise eye for anything that screams fashion and Club Monaco's flawless aesthetic makes this collaboration superb! These limited edition bags were featured on attendees during NYFW in a subtle manner --making them even more appealing. The women's messenger and men's backpack retail for $198-$225 (WWD.com), but will not be for sale until March 19th. The bags will be available in select locations including the 20th Street Club Monaco store in NYC and exclusively through Tommy Ton.
New York Cares is New York City's largest volunteer organization-- running programs for 1,200 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools. Their staff partners with organizations to identify needs, create projects, and train teams of volunteers to make a lasting difference in New York.
And! With that being said, the amazing, successful New York Cares is having their annual Happy Hour this coming Thursday, September 22nd at M1-5 from 7-10pm.
Hang out with your friends while enjoying complimentary drinks from Sam Adams and Tuthilltown Rum. Food will also be available for purchase.
Tomorrow, BHLDN is debuting their first online sale ever. In order to be part of their secret sale you must sign up for their email list by tonight! For 2 days you can shop their elegant dresses, jewelry, shoes and lingerie at majorly discounted prices!
Club Monaco Sample Sale- Ends tomorrow (Thursday, July 21st)
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- Ends August 1st
Saks Consolidation Sale: Ends July 31st for women and August 14th for men
Calf length, floor length, or above the knee -whichever length you decide is right for you, the pleated skirt is a clothing staple this summer. This season we are viewing the skirts in cotton, silk and chiffon in a multitude of shades from citrus brights through to muted neutrals.
The best example of the latter is the nude, sheer chiffon number, seen on the catwalks of Chloe's S/S collection. For a wallet friendly version, Zara has a gorgeous nude/cocoa, calf length style in chiffon. Anne Klein also has a classic, flowy nude style. For those looking to add color Club Monaco's light and breezy cotton style is a great option. The lemon shade adds a pop of color whilst keeping the style easy to wear for daytime.
The holiday season is the perfect time of year to jazz up your jewelry. Leave that perfect pair of diamond studs on your holiday wish list for someone else to buy and head out to one of the many stores in town carrying a sparkling array of affordable and beautiful baubles.
For the budget-conscious gal, the holiday season offers an occasion to stock up on a stunning selection of chandelier earrings, chunky bracelets and eye-catching necklaces. Less is not more this season. Leave the understated jewelry for the everyday and step out in style with layers of CZ, faux gold and a rainbow of Swarovski crystals.