2012 Recap

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and a fantastic 2013.


Color Puff

Puffer:  Escada (on sale and around $200!)
Sweater:  J. Crew (on sale)
Denim:  Rag & Bone (similar)
Rain Boots:  Kate Spade (love these and these on sale)

*Have you checked out our Winter Glam Collection?  For a limited time - everything is $20 with code GLAM20

Last night was my Escada event on Oak Street.  It was fabulous and I was so touched by how many people came out to support and meet me.  I'll be honest - I was a bit nervous about the attendance, how the event was going to be and with the whirlwind of the holidays I felt a bit tired.  The event turned out more than fantastic!  I meet many readers who were so supportive and kind and people I've met in the 1.5 years of blogging came out to support me and shop the fabulous Escada store.  I am so appreciative and thankful.  What a wonderful year 2012 has been.  

There was a professional photographer at the party (hope to get the pictures soon), but below are clips of the night from my iPhone.  

Thank you, thank you again and hope your having a fabulous holiday!

Black Textures

Reversible coat:  Escada (60% off)
Dress:  Escada (60% off)
Clutch:  Escada
t+j Designs jewelry:  Trio Stone Earrings  |  Sapphire Blue Crystal Bracelet  |

I can't believe how fast this year went by.  Christmas was a memorable one with Grant and family.  I'm so appreciative of all the wonderful things this year and look forward to hosting my event at Escada tomorrow.  I'm loving all the items Escada loaned me to style on this blog.  The reversible coat is luxe and Escada makes sure to use goat/sheep which are animals used for other purposes. The black dress has black leather braided details that are just amazing.  Don't forget to RSVP to jen@redsolesandredwine.com for the 12/27 event on Oak Street.

I hope everyone had a beautiful holiday!

Escada White Suit - three ways

Tuxedo Suit/Clutch/Sunglasses:  c/o Escada
#2 Look Top:  Zara (on sale)
#3 Look Sequin Top:  Gyphon (similar on sale)
#2 Coat:  Zara (old)
#3 Leather Leggings:  alice + olivia
All Shoes:  Christian Louboutin
All jewelry:  t+j Designs (special deals going on all week!)

The holidays are my favorite time of year, the lights, atmosphere, decorations, gifts, yummy food, and a time to relax with family.  It is always the best way to celebrate the end of the year.  It's my little one's first Christmas so it is definitely a special one this year. 

If your in Chicago, come to the goodbye 2012 party I'm hosting at Escada on the 27th at 6:30pm!   Enjoy some bubbles, bites and some styling/shopping.  RSVP to me at jen@redsolesandredwine.com.
(Don't you love my white suit and clutch?  Love that the pieces fit into other looks so easily)

Happy holidays everyone and thanks for all your support.


Well Red

#1 Look Sweater:  alice + olivia
Dress for both looks:  10 Crosby Derek Lam  (love this one too)
Shoes:  Christian Louboutin
Bags:  Chanel & Celine
t+j Designs jewelry:  Luxe Red Pave Bracelet  |  Swarovski Drop Earrings  |
* new arrivals this week and take 25% off with code GIFT25

I love, love this dress.  The only place to find it is here, I purchased off Shopbop but its sold out everywhere (I literally searched everywhere!)  The jersey fabric makes it easy to wear and the print makes it a special piece.Which layering piece and bag do you like paired with the dress (sweater or leather, Chanel vs Celine)?

Happy holidays everyone!  Cherish and hug your close ones this holiday and don't forget about giving to your favorite cause/charity. My favorite. . . St Jude's.

{Are you in Chicago?  I'm hosting a fabulous event celebrating the end of 2012 at Escada on Oak Street, December 27th at 6:30pm. There will be drinks, little bites, models, and shopping.  RSVP by emailing me at jen@redsolesandredwine.com.  I'll be showcasing some Escada fashions all week on the blog!}


Clover Canyon

Coat:  Burberry (love this one, this great one is on sale)
Shoes:  Christian Louboutin (different silver versionbudget version)
Bag:  Chanel
*Get 25% off all orders and free shipping for order $20+ AND a free gift for order 30+
 with code GIFT25

Been eyeing Clover Canyon for a while and when Shopbop had their F&F sale I got this dress.  I think the colors are perfect for spring/summer, but I pulled it out to wear the other day since it's hard for me to stare at new items for that long.  The designer makes fantastic prints and when you see a Clover Canyon item you know it's theirs.  Surprisingly our weather in Chicago isn't too cold yet, I'm ok with 40 degree weather and am not looking forward to snow storms or zero degree weather.  

I'm a bit in disbelief on how quickly this month went by, but especially of the news last week.  I am cherishing time with my husband and my little one Grant.  If you follow me on instagram (redsolesandredwine), I shared this lovely moment:

This is my son's first Christmas and Santa moment.  He smiled and tried to pull Santa's fur.  Priceless.  I've been hugging and kissing him like crazy.

Hope your enjoying a safe and wonderful holiday so far.

*http://tplusjdesigns.com  Get 25% off all orders and free shipping for order $20+ AND a free gift for order $30+with code GIFT25
12/18 last day for on time X'mas delivery!  


Coat:  J. Crew  
Top:  J. Crew
Bottom:  J. Brand (similar by J. Crew)
Shoes:  Valentino
t+j Designs jewelry:  Hoops  |  Pave Bow Ring  |
Love Ring coming soon!

J. Crew is having the best deal right now with everything at 30% off with free shipping online (use code WISHLIST at checkout).  I splurged in store but also online and purchased gifts for my family and friends!  While I was in the store - this peacoat was on the sale rack.  I picked it up and it was originally $298 and now $79.99 and an additional 30% off!  Excited about the price I had to see if it was cute on and once I had it on I loved it.  But fair warning if you love this piece and search for it, it is difficult to get on and off (which is probably why it's on sale).  

*The Chicago 900 Michigan Ave store has this coat in stock

Other things I'm loving:

Bright Pink Bow Coat - loving the bow and the color is fabulous.
I asked for this pajama set, my friend owns this and they look comfy and stylish
A perfect gift for a friend?  This adorable bow sweater.
Can't get enough of shoes?  As I said in my previous post, I love this shoe and this shoe!

Be sure to check out the sale section online - some great deals.  


Plaid Jewels

Coat:  Tommy Hilfiger (old) (similar)
Shirt:  J. Crew (love this one)
Denim:  Rag & Bone (budget on sale)
Gloves:  C Wonder
Pumps:  Christian Louboutin (budget version on sale!)
t+j Designs jewelry:  Red Resin & Crystal Necklace  | 

This month has been a crazy one with travels to China than last weekend to New York.  I haven't been able to post on my blog as much as I would like, but I'm back on track this week!  Yesterday I read my sister's post and it was one of my favorite posts ever; it explains the many stresses but joys of being an entrepreneur, check it out here.   In the year and a half of starting my jewelry line with her, I started my style blog and became a mommy.   There are days I feel overwhelmed and just plain terrible at everything, but then I have those days that are amazing.  Watching my son giggle and smile, seeing my business grow tremendously this year, and having the support of my readers of this blog, it is all amazing and I am so appreciative.  Thank you.

On a lighter front, this outfit is a bit of colored prep.  I'm sure you've noticed my love of the color red, but it really is so versatile.  A jacket, a pair of shoes, and some gloves; they all mix and match with most things especially the color blue.  Are there colors in your closet that you love?

*Shopping tip:  I've been dying for these Manolo BB Suede Pumps

Look at what I found on sale at J. Crew (go to the sale section through the link)!  Got them yesterday!!

They are so comfortable, I think I need them in other colors.  So many amazing shoes on sale, love this one too!

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