It is officially Holiday season. You know this because every store you walk into now has a Christmas tree up, wreaths on the doors and windows, and there’s a faint trace of sugar cookies lingering in the air. So, now that you’ve finished the last dregs of the Halloween candy, it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving, Hannakah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. The important questions that need to be answered start to arise: a)What will you wear to your best friend’s party after work? b)What sweater will best disguise the after dinner pooch you’ll definitely have after chowing down on Aunt Bertha’s cranberry-apple- sausage stuffing? c)Will everyone be offended if you just knock back a few hours of sleep in the guest room after you exchange presents? d)Did your boyfriend really just ask if he can show up at your parent’s house in cargo pants and a hoodie for Thanksgiving dinner?
No worries, I got all the answers you’ll need:
a) Wear something flirty and sassy. I’d head over to Alice & Olivia for a nice festive frock.
b) Look for something with ruching.
c) No one should care if you sneak out to sleep off the present opening hangover you’ve occurred.
d) Introduce your boyfriend to my dear friend VINCE:
Trust me, your boyfriend will thank you later. Preventing your mother from making a passive aggressive comment about his lack of appropriate attire, yet plethora of college basketball sweatshirts, will keep
the your world from spinning off its axis.
Every year about this time, department stores and high end boutiques start slowly shuffling their winter parkas, peacoats, and cashmere scarves towards the stock room. But it’s mid November, what’s the rush? There hasn’t even been an actual snowfall yet. Well my friends, the Resort season is in full swing. Resort season? What’s that?
Glad you asked:
You see, this time of year, all the rich and privileged pack up their specialty luggage, filled with their designer duds, and make a beeline to the nearest international airport. With destinations such as the Cayman Islands, Capri, and St. Bart’s, you don’t really need that Kenneth Cole cashmere scarf and glove set. What you may need is body hugging dress you can shimmy in on the dance floor. Or, depending on your destination and length of your vacation, you may need something a little more practical. And by destination, I mean your couch. And by vacation, I mean the personal day you take because you’re sick of hearing your coworker cry over her breakup. And by practical I mean something you can wear while watching repeats of Luther, Sherlock, and Hyde on Netflix. For all these reasons- and so much more- VINCE has supplied the perfect Resort collection for you. And me. Because everything is not about you.
When I looked at the VINCE Fall 2013 collection I immediately thought, Now here’s a designer who gets me. Who understands that one of my dreams is to look like a cast extra from 2002’s Minority Report. Do you remember that movie? I love it. Everything is dark and somber and the days all have a grayish overtone. I imagine it’s like living in London.
Fall usually brings about the subdued colors and deeper, richer tones of brown, gray, burgundy, and emerald. There’s an understated luxury to the fall collections. I, for one, cannot wait for the days to get colder, nights to get crisper, and the kiddies to get the hell out of the streets. Go back to school already, you crazy whippersnappers!