NYE Guide to Style

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Despite all your best intentions to prevent it, you do it again and again every single year. You have nothing to wear New Year’s Eve, right? But, fret not fashionista because we pulled the perfect collection of sparkly NYE ensembs. Something for everyone, were highlighting everything from anything-but-basic-black to all out sequined perfection!

And, the best part… you won’t have to max out your credit card to get them.These 10 looks are guaranteed to amp up your look before the clock strikes 12!

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What to do when the weather cools down…

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Winter is without a doubt our favorite season. You don’t need an excuse to bake every weekend, cozy up with friends to re-watch old movies, layer like it’s nobody’s biz, and prep like an overachiever for the upcoming holiday season. With the first day of winter less than a month away, here are a few of things we’re planning on tackling this year… Think of it as a really, really fun ‘to-do’ list!

1. Learn how to make apple cider donuts.

2. Do a house purge where every weekend you tackle a different closet. (you go, girl!)

3. Rent a cabin up north for a long weekend away with friends.

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4. Master three new soups.

5. Compile a list of cold weather trends to try (including our favorite, fur!)

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6. Host a baked potato bar party. Can you say delish?

7. Visit a ghost town.

8. Make pumpkin butter and package in jars for gifts.

Elan Style Holiday Beauty: Nail Color!


Whether you know it or not, the 2013-2014 fall/winter Pantone color trend report has already been dictating your winter wardrobe, giving way to some exciting, vibrant, varied and subdued hues, such as Emerald, Samba, Carafe, Turbulence and more! Why give so much importance to colors? Because, they create the mood, they are the soul and the body of the up and coming fashion trends, promising to make your cold-weather styling inspirational! And as any tried and true fashionista knows, getting dressed doesn’t just stop at the clothes! Our resolution for the season,  being put together from H to T, (America’s Next Top Model talk for ‘head to toe!’) This means not overlooking even the smallest detail, for example, nail color!

Elements of emerald add a touch of elegance and refinement to any wardrobe. Perfect for both everyday wear and for special occasions, emerald green fascinates and sparkles at any time of the year, but it is holiday when we love to rock this color most!

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Dramatic, bold and extravagant, samba red becomes an instant eye-opener especially, when you aren’t wearing any distracting accessories. Try Samba nails with your little black dress! It’s hard to imagine any season without the passionate red trend, which gets way more dramatic and expressive this year.

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Turbulence gray is universally flattering and more practical, versatile and elegant compared to its rival, black. This on-trend color symbolizes the very nature of fall and winter, from wet asphalt to cold graphite skies. Noble turbulence gray comes to prove that this shade doesn’t mean boring, instead think, sophisticated!

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‘Tis the season for cinnamon, brandy, burgundy and bourbon, let these traditional holiday flavors inspire you. Carafe brown symbolizes femininity, sophistication and elegance! This sumptuous shade of brown is best worn with neutral, soothing colors such as pearl or milk. But it also looks smashing with something a little more vibrant, say, samba red or koi orange!

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Halloween Boo-tiful

With polyester cobwebs and black spiders dangling in windows across the city, it’s pretty obvious that Halloween has crept up on us once again. And, as we find ourselves only weeks away from the hair-raising holiday, we are faced with a dreadful decision — what will our costumes be? No doubt, some of us embrace this fantasy-filled occasion and have been planning our wicked getups since last November. But, if your costume cauldron is looking a little sparse, this decision can be a harrowing one.

Alas, we’re here to inspire your otherworldly Halloween looks…

The jilted socialite trophy-wife: Ta-da! Arm yourself with a phone receiver and a martini, and you’re ready for a glam, spooky night out!

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One Dress, Four Ways!

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Leopards, tigers, and bears – OH YES! Its no secret that animal prints are rocking the runway this fall. Bring out your playful side with this convertible dress from Elan Style. Whether you are looking for something to wear for a night on the ‘prowl’ or an elegant culinary experience, this garment is sure to show off your savage silhouette! Feeling frisky? Choose to show off some skin by converting the dress to a halter style or something a little more low cut, think J Lo in that exotic green Versace gown at the 42nd Grammy Awards, MEOW! Need to cover the girls up, this dress can also be converted to a one shoulder style with or without sleeves, you decide! Come visit us at Elan Style in the Scottsdale Quarter where we have everything you need to awaken the animal within! Email us for more information at flair@azelanstyle.com.

 

Elan Style: Fall Trends to Try!

Although lace and crochet may seem like a blast from the past, these two iconic trends are a must have this fall! From the runway to your wardrobe these feminine frocks can be dressed up or down.

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Lace speaks the language of love and romance. Check out our favorite lace lovelies available now at Elan Style. These dresses are sure to add a little sex appeal and sophistication to your wardrobe. Too ladylike for your tastebuds? Try toning down these frilly garments with a chunky Frye boot and a utilitarian jacket for a delicate-meets-durable look. Definitely fall worthy!

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Crochet:

We know what you may be thinking…. Just because your grandmother knitted you a crochet afghan ten years ago for Christmas doesn’t mean this garment isn’t wardrobe worthy! Crochet offers up a hippy chic vibe inspired by the 70’s. Try pairing our favorite crochet cardigan with a loose print blouse, dark denim skinny jeans, and a knee-high boot for a 70’s inspired look that is oh-so-NOW!

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These must have styles and more are available at Elan Style now! Don’t wait too long to shop your favorites, they won’t last long!  Email us for more information at flair@azelanstyle.com or stop by and see us at our Scottsdale location at the Scottsdale Quarter. We look forward to seeing your beautiful faces!

Elan Style: Fall Fashion Fix!

So we totally have you covered when it comes to your fall transition wardrobe (check out our new arrivals must-haves from Bobi, below), but if you’re anything like us, sometimes it feels like your hairstyle is always stuck in last season. Before you go for something drastic, try out a look we LOVE and that is super simple to replicate at home, the Fishtail Halo Braid. We love updos in the winter because it pulls your hair up and away from the dramatic collars and statement necklaces. It will also spare you a trip to the salon and months of waiting for your hair to grow back ;)

Check out the super-easy tutorial for this fishtail halo braid and let us know what you think!

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