The STYLE Society was clearly focused on the holidays this week. You'll find last minute gift ideas, decorating tips for a subtly festive home and many ways to look fabulous. The options are endless. Enjoy!

Closet of Style*: Runway to Reality: Dior Handbag
My Intimate Affair with Fashion: Cateye Sunglasses & Edward Tricomi Haircut
Blueprint for Style*: Shop In Style to Save Money
The Working Wardrobe*: The Working Man: Gifts He’ll Actually Wear
Life in a Venti Cup*: Venti Girl Gift Guide: The Alpha Female
The Style & Beauty Doctor*:
Don’t OD on the Smoky Eye
The Working Girl’s Shoe Closet: Courting with Italian Style
ellyB events:
Sugarplum Tablescape
The Recessionista:
Last Minute Gift Ideas
365 Days of Style:
First Impressions: How Do They Affect Your Style?

 

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*Photo accompanies post.

Social media has provided the incredible opportunity to meet fantastic people from around the globe. Networking in this manner allows for an outlet to share ideas and concepts. And as such, I will be sharing the top posts from Twitter each week.

Holiday attire is, of course, the big topic right now. So, here are some styling tips to help with your holiday season!

I Heart Heels: Shoshanna Gruss Launches QVC Jewelry Collection

The Working Wardrobe: CubicleChic Work Style Week: Fashioning Up the Work Holiday Party

Closet of Style: Haute Holiday Style: Office Party

My Intimate Affair with Fashion: How to Wear Metallic Tights

The Style and Beauty Doctor: Holiday Outfit Idea: Mix Your Summer Florals with a Blazer

Blueprint for Style: Layering How-To

365 Days of Style: What Part of Personal Style Have You Struggled With Most?

The Recessionista: Holiday Trend, The Fashionable Flask

ellyB events: Interactive Stations, Milk and Cookie Bar

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mongolianhairbootsDays like these, I just want to crank up the heat, let the fire blaze and run around the house in my thigh high socks, mongolian lamb boot covers, cozy cardigan and panties.

Really, it looks more like flannel jammie bottoms from J.Crew, The North Face fleece and down bootie slippers. Talk about mega insulation!

Either way, I need nothing more than to feel warm and snuggling right now. It's insanely cold out! I realize I asked for winter (actually, it was holiday spirit I asked for), but in no way, shape or form, did I request 18 degree evenings and mornings. It's only the 7th of December, in North Carolina mind you. Yikers!

It got me thinking, though, maybe I will whip out the mongolian lamb leg warmers/boot covers. This image certainly inspires me. However, you will be glad to find me a bit more covered up than this.
sparklearmglovesI love a little sparkle here and there, but I'm not feeling the crystal arm wear. 

Philippe Audibert designed both the Swarovski crystal sleeve and the Swarovski crystal fingerless glove shown here. Price aside (speaking of, holy cow!), this isn't a trend I care to try. Perhaps if I were styling a shoot that was an homage to Michael Jackson I'd consider it. Otherwise, I'll pass. Now ... make them for my legs, and I'm all over it!
Written by: Millissa Mathai, Editor in Chief of Haute Mimi International

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