Sheer Genius

(image via Refinery 29)

Let's face it. The shelf life for tights is nothing to write home about, whether you've invested in luxurious brands like Wolford, or cracked open an egg-shaped container from the supermarket. Sooner or later, those runs are bound to creep up on you.. Literally! So when we came across this article from Refinery 29, we couldn't help but swoon! No longer are short shorts and mini skirts relegated strictly to summer. (We love a good trick to maximize wardrobe wear!)

"To satiate your taste for high hems, Pique, a new subscription service, has created an easy way to keep your drawers stocked with beautiful luxury stockings...Once you complete a brief style quiz, Pique curates a collection of tights, socks, and leggings that fits your tastes. With subscription services starting at $25 per month, Pique will deliver you a new luxe layering essential each month, dictated by your style preferences." 
-Refinery 29

With Pique's monthly hosiery delivery, it's out with the old and in with the new. Got a run? No biggie, a new fabulous pair is already on it's way!


Winter Mint

{Ray Ban Clubmaster, YSL lipstick, H&M blazer, vintage lace top, vintage crinoline, Rebecca Taylor Pilgrim bootie, Dior Vernis nail laquer in taupe brown, vintage fur hand muff}


Go-Green Gift Wrapping

Get gifted in style this season, and act eco-chic in the process! While Rachel Zoe's fab collab with One King's Lane might seem enticing, let the pages of your choice mag (Mine? Vogue, of course!) serve as the sweater for all your gift giving. Not only will Elms and Spruces alike be grateful, but creating your own gift wrapping paper adds a personal  high-fashion (!) touch. With wrapping this ahh-mazing, who cares what's inside...


Classic Combo

Nothing nouveau, yet always in vogue, shirt and skirt combos are so versatile and super feminine (my favorite!) Caution though: aim for originality to keep ensemble from looking stiff and trite. Pairing non-traditional pieces to create unexpected silhouettes is key. When this classic combo is diversified, it traverses the lines between boring 'girl-next-door' and ultra avant garde!



Climate Control

It's safe to say that a cooler climate is here to stay (for a while, anyway!) One perk of being a stylist is finding function within fashion. Enter: Long Johns! Don a svelte pant suit over hidden thermals, and save face on your suave ensemble without sacrificing-- Beauty doesn't have to be (frostbitten) pain!