Haute for the Holidays

The leaves are still on the trees in crimson & gold colors, but at Stephanie's, our thoughts are turning to all of the holiday festivities happening over the next two months. We are here to get you through the holidays looking good & feeling prepared!... You're welcome!

Black Tie Bash

No matter who you are with, this Badgley Mischka will knock everyone's socks off. The lush velvet hugs without being clingy, the neckline is sexy yet demure, and the delicate embroidered sleeves reveal a hint of wine color. We had to add a little Helen Wang sparkle to her neck & a burgundy fur shawl for a little luxury.

Office Occasion

Argh, the dreaded office party - when you spend 40 plus hours a week with others, probably the last thing you want to do is go to a party with them. Take a deep breath, sip a glass a wine before you head out, and slip into this gorgeous Nicole Miller crepe tuck dress. It is modest enough but not too much that you feel like you can't let loose. I recommend adding Swarovski crystal bracelets by our new local designer, Goldfine & contrast with a wool & sequin scarf. This byzantine plum number will be your new go-to dress for years to come.   

Family Festivities

What should be the easiest thing to dress for, is sometimes the most difficult. Family festivities might include: cooking at home - don't want to be too hot; going to a play or religious service - need to be dressed up; and playing on the floor with kids - gotta be comfortable. These textured black Ecru pants and on-trend velvet Majestic turtleneck satisfy all of these needs. Adding a unique Helen Wang lariat and leopard print fur bucket bag from USA-made August makes it fun!  

Friendly Fete

I saved the best for last because, let's be honest - what holiday parties do we have the most fun at?... the friends' party. Dance the night away or feast on delicious treats wearing this Fifteen Twenty Dress with edgy chain necklace by Goldfine and grab your white ostrich embossed leather clutch. Shine on! Oh, did I forget the amazing fox jacket that will literally be the most amazing thing in your closet? Yes, you need this! Happy Holidays Indeed!!

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What's New... Spring 2016 Designers

Ahhh! A fresh new season! As we look forward to warmer temps & budding leaves on the trees, we peruse the new spring fashions at our favorite boutique (Stephanie's, of course) - wishing we could wear it without having to cover it in layers of jackets, sweaters, & Sorels. Thanks to El Nino, it might be sooner than we think. I hope! At the store, we always look forward to a change of season because we get first peek at our new designers! I can't wait for you to see them, try them on & find your favorites. 

The detail of this skirt & blouse runway look from Badgley Mischka has to be seen in person. And is that Chantal from America’s Next Top Model in that amazing blush sequin gown?
— Deep thoughts from Stephanie

The incomparable - Badgley Mischka! Lora & I had our eye on this line from our last New York trip. We have followed the brand for a long time. They are well known for their use of beautiful fabrics, classic style, elegance & fit made for real women. We had no idea that they were so price accessible. Normally designers of this caliber are well in the high-end price range, but we were blown away at some of the price points of these intricately detailed pieces. We immediately made a showroom appointment for our next New York trip.

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 Callahan low back knit dress

Callahan low back knit dress

I am in love with this very small, but high-impact designer, Callahan. It is a sexy, minimalist knitwear line that makes me want to be as cool as the L.A. girls that wear them are. They are made of lightweight knits, in muted colors that appear to blend into their surroundings (as most minimalist outfits do), but you will be anything but a wallflower in these pieces.

Come in for the pants, leave with a cupro top to go with it!
— Ecru Customer

It might seem difficult to get really stoked about a pant line, but when we came across Ecru - that all changed! New York based designer, Ecru has a reputation as having the "best fitting pant." That's a bold statement, but we have found it to be more than true! We have trouble keeping them in stock! To top it off, they make great fitting tops that grace the body & leave a little wiggle room for those days when you ate too much for lunch. Check out the cupro & suede pieces - Ah-mazing!!

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 Tab Sleeve Cobalt Blouse by Fifteen Twenty

Tab Sleeve Cobalt Blouse by Fifteen Twenty

 Tie-Dye Split Hem Blouse by Fifteen Twenty

Tie-Dye Split Hem Blouse by Fifteen Twenty

Customers tell me over & over again that the pieces they get from Stephanie's are the clothes they get complimented on every time they wear them. I can't hear this enough! It gives me a big smile & warms my heart. We found an "item line" designer (meaning articles of clothing meant to mix into your current wardrobe) called Fifteen Twenty, and they make those kinds of tops. The easy blouse you throw on with your flare jeans or ankle pants that make you look polished & confident with very little effort. Try them on, I know you will find one that is just right for your closet.

Happy shopping!!