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13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

GS LOVE / November 10, 2016
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13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

What is it about the winter season that gets us excited about dressing up and going out?

13 reasons to get glam for the holidays
Could it be the sense of refinement (and accomplishment) that comes from layering a stylish winter look?  Or the unveiling of a statement dress as you arrive at a celebration and peel back the winter layers that quietly say, “Hello, the party has arrived.”

Even holiday lights decorate the streets making them look more enticing than ever.  It’s as if the season GIVES us permission to dress to the nines.

Skip the sweats and set the DVR to record because we’ve compiled 13 Reasons to Get Glam this Winter!  Set the Pre-Holiday mood with crushed velvets and sleek satins as you explore the city’s holiday pleasantries.  Grab a friend, don’t forget your camera, and make memories you’ll never forget!  

Wear Velvet Dress to Broadway Show - 13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

1. BROADWAY SHOW   Over 13 Million people visit broadway productions each year.  The popularity and influential art form propelled the NYC scene into mainstream pop culture.  Headed to Manhattan for holiday? Pick up tickets for their Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the stunning Rockettes!

WHAT TO WEAR   Get theatrical in high drama fabrics in unfussy silhouettes. We’ve picked a crushed velvet off the shoulder mini dress for our show outfit.  Pair with minimal heels and layer a warm jacket for a show stopping number. Outfit Details: Halter Back Off Shoulder Dress, $18.99

Comedy Show - low key all black outfit with leopard cardigan - 13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

2. COMEDY SHOW  Looking for a laugh this holiday?  Head to a comedy show!  The Laugh Factory scouts new talent to deliver the funniest comedians of the Windy City week after week.  

WHAT TO WEAR  The whole point of this winter outing is to relax and have a good time, which is why we’ve chosen to pair an all black ensemble with a statement cardigan.  Comfort and style come together for this date night worthy look.  Outfit Details: Leopard Print Plus Size Waterfall Cardigan, $21.99 

Ice Skating - Wear Cropped Classic Peacoat - 13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

3. SKATING RINK   When was the last time you laced up and hit the ice?  Prepare to smile and laugh as you skate your way through the holiday crowds.  Sip on hot cocoa and watch the magic of the holiday season as families, friends, and lovers share the rink.

WHAT TO WEAR:  Break out the winter classics!  A stylish cropped double breasted coat instantly adds a modern touch to a classic holiday look.  Outfit Details: Plus Size Classic Double-Breasted Hooded Coat, $17.99

Crushed Velvet Bodysuit at the Nutcracker - 13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

4. NUTCRACKER BALLET   A two-act ballet in performance since it’s premiere in 1892. What says holiday  more than Waltz of the Flowers?  And what better excuse to dress up than attending the ballet?  Trade in the sunny California vistas for Clara’s visions of snow-capped mountain tops and the Mouse King for an afternoon.  

WHAT TO WEAR   We’ve chosen a crushed velvet bodysuit and midi skirt that fully expresses the refinement and femininity of being a lady.  Outfit Details: Shop Junior Bodysuits

Leather Jacket and Jeans at Museum Night - 13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

5. MUSEUM NIGHT  Hit the museum circuit for an update in the art world and expressions that define the moment.  Take some friends, not only will they be great in the art of artistic interpretation, but they can also snap some killer pics for the ‘gram.  What are friends for?

WHAT TO WEAR  We’ve opted for an edgy street style inspired Leather Jacket look that will take you from the museum to dinner and drinks afterward.  Pair with dark denim or ponte pants (leggings more sophisticated cousin) for a sexy, yet casual look.  Outfit Details: Belted Black Faux Leather Jacket, $42.99

Sequin Mini Dress on Rooftop Patios - 13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

6. ROOFTOP PATIO VIEWS  It’s easy to feel on top of the world during the holidays.  Take it to the next level and hit the best rooftop patios in the city.  New York, Chicago, DTLA – we’re looking at you.  

WHAT TO WEAR  Match the glittering lights of the city in a mini sequin dress.  We’ve chosen one with sheer long sleeves to capture the moment.  Outfit Details: Plus Size Studded Mini Bodycon Dress, $26.99

Mini Sequin Dress on Rodeo Drive - 13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

7.  RODEO DRIVE   Join in on the Beverly Hills holiday fun with the lighting of the season.  Musical performances, holiday themed talent, and a countdown to the lighting of Rodeo Drive is sure to get everyone in the mood for a festive season.

WHAT TO WEAR  We picked a cheery mini sequin dress for the holiday lighting.  Paired with a furry coat or layered cardigan this sheath dress provides just enough shine to start off the holiday season without going overboard.  Outfit Details: Sleeveless Mini Sequin Dress, $26.99

FULL GLAM watching Sex and the City - 13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

8.  SEX AND THE CITY PARTY  The show may be close to 20 years old, but the lessons that Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda are still as valid as ever.  Throw a potluck with your bests and dress to impress for this female empowered marathon.

WHAT TO WEAR:  We opted for a full glam look.  Leave the basics at home.  This is one night you can glam without fear.  Outfit Details: Infinity Dress, $26.99 Plus Size Embellished Mini Off Shoulder Dress, $64.99

Fur Vest at Menorah Lighting - 13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

9. MENORAH LIGHTING CEREMONY– Share in the communal experience of kindling the lights for Hanukkah.  Whether it’s a family tradition or learning about our friends and family’s culture, it’s a joyous experience that is sure to warm the hearts of all that attend.

WHAT TO WEAR:   Share in the festivities in understated elegance by wearing our knitted fur trim vest.  Layer over your favorite long sleeve knit and pants for a classic holiday look.  Outfit Details: Plus Size Knitted Fur Trim Vest, $40.99


10. CHRISTMAS CAROL CREW   Bring the cheer of yesteryear with a playful singing group.  When’s the last time you belted out an entire version of Frosty the Snowman?  Light up the hearts of grown-ups and children alike and spread some holiday cheer.

WHAT TO WEAR   Since the majority of your time will be spent outside we opted for a layered look.  Break out your favorite holiday sweater (we chose an elbow patch crew neck) and pair with your favorite winter beanie and scarf.  Bonus points if you can coordinate your group outfit.  Outfit Details: Buttoned Elbow Patch Knit Top, $11.99,

Velvet Midi Dress to see Iconic Christmas Lights - 13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

11. TOUR ICONIC CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – Every city has one, you know, one of those magical streets where time stands still and a dazzling display of lights takes over.  Get a group and a thermos of hot chocolate for a neighborhood tour.  Who knows, it could become a holiday tradition!

WHAT TO WEAR: Since you’re probably hanging out in the car for this tour, we opted to style a midi shift dress that catches the light and provides a cozy layer to snuggle up.  Dark burgundy velvet lends an elegant touch to any wintertime look.  Outfit Details: Midi Lace-Up Velvet Dress, $30.99

Corset Lace Dress at Victorian Holiday - 13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

12. VICTORIAN HOLIDAY    Step back in time with a Victorian Holiday at Dickens on the Strand.  Galveston Island’s most famous holiday recreates the theme of Charles Dickens for an unparalleled holiday experience.  

WHAT TO WEAR  The Renaissance trend we’re experiencing gives us ideal options to pair for this Victorian London Holiday.   Wear the corset trend with a modern twist — off the shoulder styling.  Outfit Details: Plus Size Off Shoulder Lace Up Bodycon Dress, $28.99

Fur Lined Cardigan to the Holiday Sing-a-long, - 13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

13. SING-A-LONG at the PHILHARMONIC  Warm up your vocals and put on a smile as you sing holiday tunes you probably haven’t heard in awhile.  Take the family to make memories as good as the ones you remember as a kid.

WHAT TO WEAR  Bring festive spirit with a cozy layered look.  Our Fur Lined Plaid Vest is an ideal layering piece that brings the elegance of winter without the holiday cheese.   Outfit Details: Fur Lining Plaid Cardigan, $10.99

Our list merely scratches the surface of holiday events across the country!  Whether you’re spending the afternoon on the sandy beaches of Santa Monica or in the chilly air of Newbury Street for their annual Santa Speedo Run – this is the season to wear your merriment.  

How do you plan on spending your holiday?!?

1 thought on “13 Reasons to Get Glam This Winter

  1. Hello Hilda,
    Its been a while! I’m hoping all is well with GS-Love! I want to thank you again for the my very first collaboration opportunity. If you can please email me, that would be wonderful!
    Looking forward to your response!

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