Archive | December, 2013

7 Cocktails to Ring in the New Year

27 Dec

New Year’s Eve is almost here! We think that the best part of the evening is toasting to our wonderful friends and family, so we pulled together a variety of cocktails to mark the occasion. Here, we count down our seven favorites for those who fancy imbibing something sweet, something serious or something in-between.

Something Elegant: Pear and Cranberry Bellini

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Try Prosecco instead of champagne in these pink Bellinis made with pear nectar and cranberry juice. This drink works just as well for New Year’s Day brunch as a classy cocktail party.

Something Indulgent: Raspberry Chocolate Martini

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Shake raspberries and mint syrup with vodka and a splash of cranberry juice to make a classic martini into dessert. For an extra treat, coat the rim of each glass with crushed chocolate cookies.

Something Festive: Bourbon Sparklers

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Add hard sparkling cider to your favorite bourbon for a holiday treat that is sure to warm you up. Perfect for enjoying fireside or apres-ski in the cozy lodge.

Something Tropical: Fizzy Mojito

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The Cuban cocktail gets a New Year’s twist by adding just a bit of champagne, whether you’re enjoying the evening in a warm locale or simply dreaming of one.

 Something Classic: Kahlua Eggnog

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Just because the 25th has passed, doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy holiday beverages. Add Kahlua for an extra kick that will keep you awake to midnight.

Something Bright: Pomegranate Margarita

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Margaritas are definitely appropriate for any and all occasions.  Add pomegranate seeds for some extra pizzazz!

 Something Essential: Champagne

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When celebrating, there is nothing better than bubbly. Cheers!

Trend Essential: Velvet Crush

20 Dec

There’s something about the holiday season that makes us want to dig into our stockpile of sweaters, shimmy into that sequin skirt tucked way back in the closet and pile on maybe one too many necklaces for an extra hint of sparkle. It’s the season to surround yourself with ev­erything and everyone you love. The things you covet and the people you adore so much it’s like a constant crush.

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So, wrap yourself up in luxe velvet pants, because it’s the time of the year for giving, receiving and wearing those pieces that make you feel cozy, special and stylish. Velvet is regal, rocker and totally crushable: it’s having a major moment this fall and is sure to bring out the inner grunge-glam goddess in you. The holidays are a perfect time to slip into a pair of velvet pants, add richness and sophistication to any look.

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Our denim designer, Jennifer Garcia says it perfectly: “ The possibilities of velvet are endless. It can be soft and romantic or have a cool, downtown vibe. These pants show how versatile, chic and flattering velvet can be.”

Put On Your Party Pants!

13 Dec

Tis the season and some of our favorite influencers and most stylish fans (and one of our celebrity idols!) have been putting on their party pants and showing us how they celebrate in style with #FromWhereIStand images.

 

Want to capture your holiday look too for the chance to win $500 to 7FAM? Take a cue from these chic ladies!

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Black and gold is always on trend. Emily Jackson of Ivory Lane rocks the perfect day to night look that is all glitz and glam.

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A stylish setting calls for stylish denim. Case in point: black velvet jacquard brings an edge of sophistication to a festive cocktail affair. Cheers!

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 @zm12_ shows that holiday style doesn’t have to be girly and white denim isn’t just for summer.  Her classic combat boots get an update in metallic gold and these jeans provide the ideal palette for a cozy black knit.

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Oh hey, Emma Roberts. This sequin look is anything but formal with tough black booties and punk polish.

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Annabelle Fleur of Viva Luxury shows us another way to wear this sequined floral denim – with ice blue extras that make for a stylish snow queen ensemble.

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Jean Wang of Extra Petite steps out for an elegant evening in classic black sateen denim and seasonal prints plus a touch of metallic.

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Or, up the festive factor of your go-to black denim like @thedogrose for an extra sparkly style. Happy holidays!

Party Pants

6 Dec

Tis the season for holiday soirees with friends, family, your latest crush and even your co-workers.  It’s the time of year when you look in your closet and say “I have absolutely nothing to wear”, much less a cocktail dress for every single party.  But donning a frock is so last year, especially with the season’s slew of embellished pants in luxe fabrics that are anything but tomboy chic. These sleek pieces are just as glam as a dress, albeit more comfortable for dancing the night away. And the best part? In these stylish ensembles, you won’t look like every other girl in the room.

Here, some of our favorite trendsetters and fashion rule breakers show us how they style their party pants all season long. Happy holidays and don’t forget to snap your own shot of your favorite party pants on Instagram, hashtag #FromWhereIStand and #7PartyPants and follow @7FAM for the chance to win $500 every week in December!

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Annabelle Fleur of Viva Luxury is a snow queen – and we mean that in the best possible way. Her silver floral sequined denim shines against a cool blue topper and gorgeous gems while a geometric clutch adds just the right amount of color. This look is ideal for any fashion-forward party.

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Emily Jackson of Ivory Lane rocks the perfect day to night look. She lets her navy jacquard denim and silver metallic heels take center stage by keeping the rest basic with a cozy knit and classic carryall. This is exactly what you wear when you have a holiday dinner with family right after work.

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Jean Wang of Extra Petite knows that stretch sateen pants are the new LBD. These sleek skinnies are formal enough for any affair, especially when paired with a paisley top in an of-the-moment silhouette – the peplum. A faux fur collar and pointed heels add an element of glam, making this the ideal ensemble for an upscale cocktail shindig.

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Here is what to wear to that really, really cool party at some obscure spot in Brooklyn or Silverlake. Rachel Marie of Jag Lever stands out in an it-girl getup with printed sateen pants in deep wine paired with a chiffon top. If you’re adventurous, take her style cues and add menswear-inspired extras. And don’t be scared to match your lip to your outfit – with this gorgeous hue, more is more.