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The Coco Chanel Guide to Style [Infographic]

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Ah, Coco: the queen of all things chic, Parisian, and insanely innovative. Could you imagine having had her as your personal stylist? You'd talk dresses and jewelry while nibbling on cheeses, happily letting her do what she wants with your wardbrobe.

Trust us - we're familiar with this fantasy. And while Coco has moved on to the big fashion house in the sky, her style principles remain with us, forever eternal. Here we've put together her most enduring tips, with a few tidbits of our own.

So feel free to share this, whether it's with your fashion-obsessed BFF or your fashion victim aunt. Everyone can learn a little something from Ms. Coco.

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La Femme 2015 is Here; Style It Like a Celeb!

Are you ready for La Femme 2015?! We just got ours in, and they're currently sitting pretty on the racks. Click here to see what we have in stock, but remember that we can special order ANY DRESS! Visit the La Femme website to peruse your massive amount of options.

How gorgeous is this pink?

So many dresses, such little time...

Style It Like It's the 2015 Golden Globes

Allison Williams stunned in an embellished, lipstick-red gown, the strapless top and circular skirt creating a super romantic silhouette. La Femme's #21152 is just as romantic, but a bit more daring.

Style it...

Hair: Old Hollywood-inspired faux bob.

Makeup: Smoky eye, dark rose lip.

Shoes: Champagne pumps.

Accessories: Delicate silver bracelet, "diamond" stud earrings.

 

Jennifer Aniston is known for her chic and minimalistic fashion choices, and the 2015 Golden Globes were no different. Luckily, La Femme's #21029 is perfect for this. 

Style it...

Hair: Sleek chignon.

Makeup: Neutral shadow, generous black mascara.

Shoes: Strappy black sandals.

Accessories: Art deco earrings, a pop of red on the wrist.


 Celebs are an awesome source of inspiration for prom time. Whose look at the Golden Globes did you adore?

How to Wear It: Eva Varro Pebbled Dress

Sophisticated yet far from stuffy, this outfit was made for the modern businesswoman. The crocodile bag adds a splash of color and texture to an otherwise monochromatic look, while the starburst necklace adds some retro appeal.

Which piece is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!
Holiday Gift Guide: The Cook (+ Giveaway!)

Every cook deserves a set (or seven) of beautiful, design-minded pieces to serve his or her yummy creations in. These bowls have four different painted designs, each one prettier than the last. Buy online!

2. Faux Succulent Windowsill Planter, $18.00 (In store only)

A low-maintenance windowsill planter is perfect for someone whose hands are always busy (oftentimes over the sink, scrubbing fruits and vegetables). Succulents are all the rage right now, so this one kills two birds with one stone.


A whimsical set of jars will allow her extra storage space - which is always a plus - without sacrificing aesthetics. Buy online!

Fun wall art is A MUST for the kitchen dweller. This one has a vintage, distressed vibe, and the neutral wood means it can work with any decor style. Buy online!

5. Embossed Faux Leather Journal, $20.00 (In store only)

A luxurious journal makes recipe-saving an easy and indulgent experience. This one features unlined pages and a beautifully-textured cover...talk about decadent!

Wanna win this item? Head over to our Facebook page for details!


Over to you! Which item would your favorite cook love the most?
How to Stay Sane this Holiday Season (Without Relying on Booze)
#1. Delegate

Even if they come kicking and screaming, your family and friends DO want to help. Remind them that the night will go much smoother, and will involve a lot less hair-pulling, if they roll up their sleeves and get their hands a bit dirty.
#2. Use Technology

Did you know there are apps designed specifically to help alleviate holiday stress? Click here for a sublimely-curated list, and get to pickin'. Whether it's apps, email, texts, or printed schedules, don't be afraid to get a helping hand from a hand that's not really...well, a hand.
#3. Don't Take Things Personally

Family gatherings tend to bring out the worst in us. How many times has someone snapped at someone else at family Christmas? Or sulked in the corner, glaring at everyone passive aggressively? The first thing to remember is that it's inevitable, and no family is safe; we all have our issues. The second thing to remember is: Don't. Take. It personally. You'll thank us.
#4. Remember What It's All About

Gorging yourself on ham and wine. Just kidding...sort of. Above all else, the holidays are about giving yourself and others a break. On January 1st you're free to go back to your worrying, stressing, and generally having a bad time (although we advise against this). During the holiday season, though, try giving it a rest...give yourself permission to laugh, daydream, and bathe yourself in nostalgia.
#5. Reward Yourself The Minute It's Over

Rewarding ourselves for a job well done is a highly underused motivational tool. Promise yourself that once the party is over - dishes done, presents opened, and fam on an airplane far, far away - you'll give yourself a little R&R. It can be as trivial as taking a bath or buying yourself a latte; what matters is that you do something for you.

What are your favorite tips for a (sort of) stress-free holiday? Share with us in the comments below!