In my cart: Amazon holiday outfits

Amazon has been my go-to for a while now when I am looking for cute, trendy, inexpensive pieces!

Most of my wardrobe for tips comes from Amazon and the most worn pieces from my everyday wardrobe are also from there.

I’ve searched for a few key pieces that I think would be perfect for holiday parties and events. They are all under $40 and can be mixed and matched with things you already own to make great outfits now and throughout the year.

Click here to shop all my picks or on the images below!

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What is your holiday style? Cozy pieces or dressy and versatile? Let me know in the comments!  

What I’m Loving Right Now

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A handful of my favorite things right now… 

Some for my closet and a few for gifting! 

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Fuzzy socks are key this time of year! I always like to keep a few pairs

on hand for easy stocking stuffers that are always put to good use!

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An expensive looking bag with a not so expensive price tag.

This Sole Society find is under $65 and comes in two versatile colors.

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Holiday time means great beauty gift sets and MAC does not disappoint this year.

I love this boxed lipgloss wardrobe. A great gift for your favorite makeup junkie!

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Full disclosure– I am OBSESSED with these booties! I am partial to the black and the grey,

but every color is fabulous. They are cool, edgy and will complete all your holiday outfits.

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By now we all know my love for plaid blanket scarfs. I love this color combo plus

they make a great “one size fits all” for any person on your list.

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Buy these now and thank me later! A thick fleece-lined legging with a silky finish will take you

from the office to date night and all your holiday gatherings. No judgement

here if you decide they are your “Thanksgiving pants” — they have super stretch!

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How holiday is this sweater? Mushy, cozy, and warm this knit will carry you well

into the colder winter months. I want one in ever color!

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Pair this cape with the Marc Fisher booties from above,

those fleece leggings and a silky black top… instant outfit!

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These are sneakers. And they are merlot. And leather. There is nothing more to say!

Go get ’em! And maybe a pair for your most stylish BFF!

Which is your favorite?! What are you buying this month?! Let me know!

@STYLEglossblog

Coat Check… Under $150!

It’s just about 70 degrees in New York today.

Yes, it’s November 3rd.

No, this is not normal.

But soon enough we will be wishing it was this 70 degrees again. Winters in New York have been pretty brutal these past few years– super cold and extra snowy! During these months fashion sometimes takes a back seat because you just don’t care what you look like; you just want to stay warm! Here are my picks for great winter coats that are not only styling but figure flattering AND under $150!

Land’s End Wool Coat, $79.97

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There is nothing more ladylike than a well-structured wool coat in a bright color. This one is warm, classy and will never go out of style. Plus, it’s on sale!

BB Dakota Ombre Coat, $105.00

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How FUN is this coat? You could just wrap yourself up in this on a cold winter’s day and still look chic AND stay warm.

a.n.a. Side Tab Puffer Coat, $131.99 

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The side tab details on this puffer jacket ensure that you don’t add bulk to your frame. It will fit and flatter all different shapes and sizes.

Ivanka Trump, $99.99

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Sometimes in the middle of winter you just NEED to wear a down coat even though it might not look the most fashionable option in your closet. This style is great when you want to look put together while still staying warm. The length is also just right– not too long but enough coverage on the behind. The clasp details at the chest elevate the look.

Lorian Faux Leather Coat, $139.99

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I love the look of leather sleeves on a wool coat. It takes a classic style and adds just enough edge. This version is affordable and has a great silhouette that is figure flattering.

Susan Graver Puffer Coat, $77

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I purchased this coat for myself a few days ago. Although it is a puffer it is super thin and designed so that there is no added bulk on the chest area. Your figure stays proportionate because of the faux wool panel design. It is also made with a windguard so that you can keep warm even on the coldest of days.

Longline Wool-Blend Coat, $57.90

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A great option for those of you that live in milder temps. This swing coat gives that relaxed feel– almost like an oversized wool blazer. Great to wear over your oversized sweaters and tops because there is so much extra room.

Which is your favorite? Tell me @STYLEglossblog on Facebook and Insta!

#STYLEglossblog

Save it for a rainy day…

The East Coast is about to experience some major rainfall in the next few days thanks to a tropical storm making his way up the Atlantic. Although this summer was particularly dry and we could certainly use some rain, I am not looking forward to the next seven day (yes– it is projected to rain for seven days here in New York).

This kind of weather would make anyone want to curl up on the couch or under the covers and watch a mega marathon of chick flicks. Unfortunately most of us can’t spend our work week in PJs, but we can stay cozy and stylish even when the weather isn’t cooperating.

I am a huge fan of leggings (aren’t we all?) paired with soft knits when I am looking for ultimate comfort. This poncho is awesome on so many levels, but the rich burgundy color and the price are what sold me on it. Add in these super stylish rain boots (finally, a welly that won’t make us walk like Frankenstein) and you’ll be ready to take on all the elements.

I’m not so secretly obsessing over this M.Z. Wallace bag. I was introduced to it by my friend Jennie and ever since I have been dreaming of adding it to my closet. Quilted nylon bags are having a moment right now. I am seeing them everywhere!

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How do you dress for a rainy day? Tell me by hash tagging #STYLEglossblog!

STYLEgloss x Stephanie Linda Artistry Fall Makeup Report

If you follow me on social media or if you are an avid reader of this blog you will know that in addition to serving up style trends, I am a professional makeup artist. Makeup artistry is my true passion and I feel so extremely lucky to have such a thriving business with a fiercely loyal following– similarly to the amazing following I have here on STYLEgloss (thank you to all of my readers and clients!! You have no idea how much I love and appreciate you!).

Although many of you already knew that I am a makeup artist, most do not know that I have a M.A. in Journalism. I also owned a clothing store on Long Island for three years before I was a full-time, professional artist. I wanted to create an outlet for myself to combine my love for fashion, makeup and writing in a world where they could all coexist beautifully. Thus, STYLEgloss was born! I get really excited when I can combined these facets, especially when I talk about makeup on this blog! Today’s post is all about fall trends and how to wear them!

So for all of my STYLEgloss readers, meet Stephanie Linda Artistry and for all of my SLA clients, meet STYLEgloss! 

Now that the introductions are over, let’s get to the good stuff!

It feels like fall has finally arrived here in New York. Have you switched over to fall hues in your makeup bag yet? Here are a few helpful tips to tackle the trends!
Lashes + Lips

A simple eye look (mascara and liner) and a deep lip is a super easy way to create a fall look. Here are some of my favorite lipsticks for fall and my all time favorite mascaras for any time of year.

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Makeup Forever Intense #14, MAC Dark Side, Maybelline Touch of SpiceRevlon Black CherryBobbi Brown Chocolate Berry, NYX Whipped Caviar, Milani Sangria, Kat Von D Homegirl

Kat Von D Homegirl is similar to what is on this model’s lips [below]

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Top Mascara Picks

  

Benefit They’re Real!, Maybelline Push Up Mascara, Wet N Wild Max Volume

Bold Brows 
A bold but shapely brow is always on trend. Fill them in the foolproof way with Benefit’s Gimmie Brow. This tiny tube is packed with a brush-on fiber gel that not only fills in sparse brows but sets them in place. Also great is Anastasia’s Dip Brow, which requires a little more time and skill but also stays in place all day long. If you already have pretty full brows you can keep them shaped and in place with a clear brow gel like this one from NYX or this formula from Laura Mercier.

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Flawless Face

Fall means that you will most likely have to change your foundation shade as our sun kissed tans fade away. If you think that you can get away with wearing your deeper shade (or wearing your lighter shade in the summer when you are tan), think again! The wrong shade of foundation will make you seem like you are wearing a mask and look super unnatural!

Sephora is a great place to shop if you need help selecting your shade. Not only are the salespeople helpful but they will also make a sample for your to take home. My best advice is to ask for two shades and apply them in natural light to see which shade is best. If you purchase the wrong shade you can always return your opened or used cosmetics to Sephora for a full refund.  Drugstores like CVS and Rite Aid have similar policies and will allow you to return cosmetics with a receipt.

Fall and winter months are typically times where you may experience some dry patches on your face. Be sure to moisturize everyday, even if you do not wear foundation. If you are super dry look for formulas that have a “luminous” or “dewy” finish which are usually more hydrating. Here are some foundations that I love and have a wide range of shades.

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What trend or shade are you most excited to wear this fall? Tell me in the comments or #STYLEglossblog or #StephanieLindaArtistry!

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Hands Free

When it comes to handbags my motto has always been “the bigger the better.”

But here is my gripe with big bags… they are literally bottomless.

Sure, a huge purse allows me to carry a lot more, which is great for when I am working. But for the days when I don’t need my planner, makeup bag and laptop I am happy to lighten my load with a crossbody bag.

The LAST thing I want to be doing is digging through my bag to find my keys, especially during the winter months when it is freezing outside. I am usually that girl standing in front of my door, fishing around my bag for what seems like an eternity before I can find my keys. This also usually happens whenever it is raining, snowing or windy with gusts of up to 50 MPH. Without fail.

That is why I love “hands free” bags. They are not just for traveling and can totally be a part of your everyday style. Here are a few of my picks, which by the way, have all passed my requirements for an acceptable CBB (wide opening, zipper or secure closure, adjustable/comfortable strap and big enough to fit my iPhone 6).

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I love when fashion and function collide. Don’t you?

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#StellaDotStyle

Each time Stella & Dot introduces a new line of jewelry I basically drool and obsesses over my iPhone as I scroll through Insta looking at ways to style the new collection. Their Fall 2015 line is no exception. Here are my favorite stand-out pieces that I will be adding to my jewelry box this season. You can shop the entire site by clicking here or scroll down to directly shop my picks.

Make a major statement with the stunning Natalie Necklace. I love cobalt blue, especially for fall. Mix it with black for an unexpected, luxe look. This is a piece that will dress up all of your basics– everything from a LBD to a white tee.

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There is no cooler look than a set of stacked rings. I have tons of sets but I sometimes shy away from wearing them. Not because I don’t LOVE the look– I just can’t stand the thickness of 4-5 bands stacked up on my (usually) swollen fingers. That is why I am OBSESSED with the Maylee Ring. It gives you the look of stacked bands but without all the bulk.

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 I am a big believer in simple, delicate pieces. When you are in a rush to get ready you can easily mix and match no-fuss jewelry for an eclectic look. I also love layering, and I think the Bianca Lariat makes it so easy to tackle that trend. I am planning on picking this necklace up and wearing it with my monogrammed disc.

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This Waverly Bag is everything! I love the contrast of the tan suede against the black leather. Plus, you can easily convert it to a larger cross body bag if you need a little extra space. Super chic and great for all seasons.

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Another great layering piece! I love how rocker-chic the Legend Pendant is. I can see myself also layering this with the Bianca Lariat from above.

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One thing that I love about Stella & Dot is that they donate to women’s cancer research annually. You can give back by purchasing this bracelet, which benefits the Noreen Fraser Foundation. From the S&D website: “From September 10th, 2015 until October 31st, 2015, Stella & Dot will donate 20% of the purchase price of eligible customer purchases of the Resilience Cuff, which constitutes our determination of all net proceeds for this item, to the Noreen Fraser Foundation.”

To purchase the Resilience Cuff, click here.

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Which is your favorite?! Let me know! #STYLEglossblog.