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style + fashion

the art of getting dressed.

style file - this week's highlights, what i wore

Caitlin Surakitbanharn

happy holidays! (happy holi-daze?) it was officially the first week of the holiday season and i have to tell you, the holidays are in FULL SWING in Manhattan!  the big snowflake is up over 5th/59th, the statues and trees outside of the Plaza are sparkling with lights, the windows are Bergdorfs are alive with magic, and the crowds are next level.  oh, and it's year end which means anyone who goes to work is pretty much insanely busy, no matter what you do for a living.

getting dressed was bizarre this week.  on Monday, it was 70 degrees (no joke) and today it was 49 degrees.  so...yep.

sweater, jcrew. pants, Zara. tank, Target. fur scarf, Juicy Couture.  flats, Tory Burch.  this was one of the beautiful 70 degree days that closed out November.  it just felt wrong to not wear atleast a scarf, you know?  it ended up being the right choice, as it was chilly when i was walking home from work!

monday, ugh.  i woke up late and had to throw together something fast and easy.  ponte pixie pants, jcrew. polka dot striped tank, Club Monaco.  black knit long sleeve tee, Madewell.  flats, Tory Burch.

princess look!  dress, Moulinette Soeurs.  glitter heels, Miu Miu.  lipstick, 'Monster Red' (see below)

this is the Lady Gaga x Lipstick Queen lipstick that i got at Barney's great full-floor holiday installation, Gaga's Workshop.  for anyone who isn't in New York and can't experience the madness yourself, you can actually buy all the fun stuff at barneys.com.  anyways, this lipstick is a mixture of Lipstick Queen's black "Sinner" and their signature red - which mixes smoothly to make a very bold, red/black lip, as seen above.  it adds the coolest edge to an outfit!  each tube is a different mixture of red/black so it's totally unique!

feeling extra saucy for work.  dress, Banana Republic. micro fishnet stockings with backseam, Wolfrod.  pumps, Christian Louboutin.

for such a bold, sexy dress, i went for a super tight ponytail (kept the ponytail out, long, and straight, but roughed it up with Davines Sea Salt Primer to mix the textures up (tight & glossy & shiny against my head, then a rougher, tougher swinging ponytail).  and then of course...the super strong red lip!!  obvi.

my mom is in town and we went shopping today and i thought i'd share some of my finds too.... (they're major!)

dress, Oscar de la Renta.  p.s. the train is detachable.  so it's like two dresses in one.  i'm really into it.

found this one at Anthropologie.  I love it, it's hard to see..but it's tiered lace made with ample stretch to make it figure hugging and ultra flattering.  note the midi-length.  see you guys - it's not TOTALLY impossible to pull off.  add 5 inch heels and you're all set!


what i'm listening to this week....
  • la grange - zz top
  • father figure - george michael
  • song 2 - blur
  • above & beyond - bassnectar & seth drake
  • money in the bank - swizz beatz
  • paradise & princess of china - coldplay
  • red lipstick - rihanna
  • with a heavy heart (i regret to inform you) - does it offend you, yeah?
the holidays are so exciting in new york and the weather is showing signs of staying cool so it's finally time to wear the holiday outfits!  i snagged a great long sleeve velvet minidress this week too - can't wait to show you guys!  (i think i'm going to style it with 5 inch leopard print booties.  i think.).

can't wait to bake (gluten free) christmas cookies too!! (and go to a few extra Soul-Cycle & Speedball classes!)
'tis the season, right?
xx