Oh, Reese, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways: Beauty, brains, talent, compassion and practicality — near perfection, really. Her photos in the November 2009 issue of InStyle put me in the mood for the holidays. Her gilded dress took center stage for her cover look and the strapless yellow number transformed from cheery, summertime staple to holiday-party-ready with the grace of a single blazer. She proves that you can look amazing with fierce accessories and without breaking the bank.
These looks, straight from the pages of InStyle, are very well-priced — the most expensive item is the LBD for about $650! You gotta love it!
For the cover look (my favorite!), Reese wore a DKNY gold strapless dress, Sid Vintage necklaces and a black Brooks Brothers blazer. Her yellow strapless dress is from French Connection, black stilettos from Aldo, and a grey wool blazer from Brooks Brothers with a Fallon necklace. The look on the far right features a Alexander Wang dress, black leather cutout heels from Aldo, cuffs from Dannijo and necklaces from Roxanne Assoulin For Lee Angel.
The dresses are perfection (and, really, why mess with perfection?) and they are well priced, so I wouldn’t dare suggest any look-alike items. For the blazer, check out the black blazer from the Lauren Conrad Collection for Kohl’s. The Aldo shoes shown on Reese are great quality, but if you want something around $50, check out the styles below from Sheik Shoes. And for the jewelry, of course check out Stella & Dot! Layer on several pieces to get the same look as Reese and you’ll be ready for any holiday party, anytime, anywhere!
Above: Michael Antonio Thorston for ShiekhShoes.com, $48; Pleaser Entice Black Patent Pump from ShiekhShoes.com, $55.
Below: Try the Ava Cupchain Black Ribbon Necklace and the matching Ava Cupchain Earrings for Reese’s “yellow dress” look. For Reese’s rocker look with the black tank dress, try the Adrienne Mixed Chain Necklace paired with a statement bracelet, such as a couple of the Claudette Pave Bangle Bracelet stacked on one wrist. Or try the Adele Cuff or the Geometric Bangle for a similiar look; all from Stella & Dot jewelry.
For Reese’s cover look, make a statament by pairing several gold necklaces together, such as the Gabrielle Citrine Necklace, the La CoCo Brooch Necklace, and the Vintage Textured Chain Necklace all from Stella & Dot.