Become a Present Pro: 4 Original Gift-Wrapping Ideas

The decorations are in place. The presents are purchased – well, almost. Next up? The glorious stage of wrapping. For some of us, that’s the not-so-fun part. But for our Assistant Stylist, Emma L.? It’s a beloved holiday task. She even asks other people if they need any help wrapping theirs. (I’m totally taking her up on it.)

If you’re lacking talent in the wrapping department, here are some of Emma’s tricks to adding a bit more personality to any present, even if you usually default to the gift bag.

Gift-Wrapping Tips from Rue La La

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December 18, 2013

Best-Dressed Friend: Holiday Looks That Outshine the Rest

First, there was Friendsgiving. And now? The annual Yankee Swap. Mixed in with all those office parties and family get-togethers, this fete should be the most fun to dress for. Rue Assistant Stylist Emma L. shows us how it’s done.

Looks for the Holiday Circuit

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December 11, 2013

What to Wear to the Holiday Office Party

The time has come for holiday party after holiday party. And with a look that must be equal parts polished and festively fun, the office fete is the trickiest of them all.

Thankfully, Rue Assistant Stylist Lindsay T. is taking the guesswork out of dressing. Impressing the boss? Piece of cake.

What to Wear to the Office Holiday Party

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December 4, 2013

Be the Best-Dressed Hostess: Thanksgiving Outfit Advice from a Rue Stylist

You’re brining the turkey. Pies are in the oven. And that stack of potatoes is ready to be mashed. But your outfit? It’s the one thing you’ve left up to chance this Thanksgiving. Lucky for you, Rue stylist Alexandra R. has some expert advice for what to wear on Turkey Day.

Rue Stylist Outfit Advice for ThanksgivingThe almighty sweaterdress should be the go-to Thanksgiving outfit for a busy hostess. “Ditch the heels and wear your sweaterdress with comfortable smoking slippers or flat ankle boots,” Alexandra advises. If you’re looking to offset the inherent casual nature of a flat shoe? “Dress up the look with a big statement necklace.” Even with an apron on, you’ll still look chic.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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November 27, 2013

Dressed to Feast: Guys’ Thanksgiving Outfit Advice from a Rue Stylist

Turkey. Pumpkin pie. Football. The ultimate lounge day is almost here. And if there’s one thing you should take into consideration when dressing for Thanksgiving, it’s comfort.

In an effort to still look presentable for the extended fam you only see a few times a year, sweatpants are off the table. But luckily, Rue stylist Chrissy B. chose an outfit and did all the styling work for you.

Guys' Thanksgiving Style

Photographer: Darren Setlow

“Go for classic denim, a relaxed button-front (to hide a full belly), and comfy yet refined chukka boots,” Chrissy recommended. “Tie the whole thing together with a canvas or leather belt so your mom will think you look finished.”

Copying her outfit pick verbatim is totally acceptable. We won’t say a word.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 20, 2013

Stay Warm (While Keeping Your Shape): Style That Combats the Chill

True: The weather is starting to really bite, and the snowman-esque looks are officially in action. But in my book, as long as you get two things right, you can still look totally put together.

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November 17, 2013

That Festive Day Has Arrived: Now Dress the Part

You may as well call this party season. Between holiday get-togethers, family gatherings, and office parties, there are a lot of outfit changes in your future. But don’t worry, we’ve got the whole family covered.

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Men
Guys, you don’t have to try too hard to make it look like you did. Events at work can be tricky, so stick to the casual-Friday uniform (jeans, crisp shirt, and a blazer, duh). But if you’re entertaining at home, ignore the urge to go super laid-back and opt for a dapper suit. Oh, and locate that mistletoe, stat.

Women
Although it would be great to wear that LBD to every occasion on your social calendar, it’s way more fun to have an outfit for each. Jeans and some sparkly jewelry for when the grandparents visit. A sequined skirt to jazz up the office party. But the most fun? Definitely that lace-clad swing dress that nips you in at the waist.

Kids
Sure, they barely make it past 9PM, but while they’re up, let your company revel at their adorable duds. Button-fronts layered with sweaters for the boys. Full-skirted dresses for the girls. They’ll be the life of the party.

Our Bring On the Holidays: Festive Style for Women, Men, & Kids Boutique opens on Saturday, November 16, at 3PM ET.

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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November 16, 2013

Thanksgiving with an Edge: Outfit Advice from a Rue Stylist

From the huge turkey dinner to post-meal lounging, Thanksgiving is all about comfort. If I could wear my pajamas all day, I would. But at my house, holidays are a big-extended-family kind of affair, so I have to look presentable.

My go-to tends to be a flowy dress – Rue stylist Caroline M.’s pick – but this year, I want to try something different. So I checked in with another Rue stylist, Chrissy B. for some expert advice on how to infuse my look with a little more edge while also keeping comfort a priority.

Thanksgiving with an Edge: Outfit Advice from a Rue Stylist

“A cozy sweater, boyfriend jeans, and flats,” Chrissy recommended. “You’ll look like you made an effort, you can move comfortably, and that turkey-filled belly is well-hidden.”

If that’s not something to be thankful for, I don’t know what is.

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By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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November 13, 2013

Yes, You’ll Have Seconds: Thanksgiving Outfit Advice from a Rue Stylist

Thanksgiving. It’s the most anticipated feast of the year. With three weeks to go, I’m already daydreaming of my mother’s pecan-and-raisin stuffing. Food abounds, but given the acutely calculated average of just 4,382,834 calories per Thanksgiving plate? Style… doesn’t.

Having a difficult time picturing myself in anything but an oversized sweatshirt of shame, I consulted Rue Stylist Caroline M. for a little expert advice.

Thanksgiving Outfit Advice from a Rue Stylist

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By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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November 6, 2013

STYLE. I do! Live Colorfully Every After

Everyone knows that the color makes a big difference on the Big Day (hence all the hubbub and almost-agonizing decisions that come along with color schemes). In our STYLE. I do! Live Colorfully After Boutique, our stylist Lauren created three distinct stories that all come across as “gorgeous and real-life elegant.” Here’s what she had in mind while on set:

Warm Tones
“These pinks, reds, and oranges just feel so friendly and upbeat.”

Cool Hues
“This is just so elegant. We went with cool, oceanic blues that come across so ethereal.”

Metallic Neutrals
“This style is almost boho rather than glam. The metallics are all soft, not overpowering, so the focus is still on her.”

Our STYLE. I do! Live Colorfully After Boutique opens Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 11AM ET.


January 17, 2012