Ready set Holiday!

And just like that, the holiday season is here! Along with festive gatherings meaning outfit planning. Check out this SMP article to get up and out in style with these cold weather fashion tips. 

Fleece tights are my new best thing!

This year I am all about velvety details. Like this dress!

Velvet sweater | image via

Cupcakes and Cashmere curated a fab list of velvety goodness in every hue.

one shoulder tank

 

Our friends at Shopbop are here to help us with their amazing Black Friday sale just in time too!! Hurry sale ends Nov 26.

What I wish I was wearing..(and a sale to help with some of that)

Some of you may know that I have been knee deep in work and a full home renovation. Follow my instagram if for some updates. I am exhausted and can’t wait for the full reno to be complete so I can move in, and for work to slow down just enough to let me escape to a nice sunny warm resort to de-stress, and re-charge.
Here’s some stuff that can virtually make me feel like I’m in paradise, all that’s missing is a fruity adult beverage.
Evissa Coverup/DressHat | Athena Dress | Parker Dress | Sandals
And to help with getting my new walk-in closet to a sweet start, Shopbop is having a mah-jor sale which starts today, as an exclusive for Mochatini readers, and ends April 14. So go on and update your closet too.. you still have time to grab a few outfits for Easter!!

Simple Holiday Table Idea: A Casual and Festive Christmas Open House

Host a classic open house with modern menswear touches this Christmas season, complete with easy appetizers, a signature cocktail and a card-making station.

Easy Open House

A holiday open house is a stress-free option to holiday entertaining. Guests show up within a four- to five-hour time frame and can stay as long as their schedules allow. Entertaining open house-style also leads to more RSVPs and allows you to spend more time with each individual guest.

Bold Buffet Table

A buffet table is the way to go for open house parties. For this look, combine menswear fabrics in tartan and plaid with feminine touches like roses and sparkling accents. Label each dish with a menswear-inspired printable buffet label. For easy access to food items, place plaid-printed dishes on cake stands around the buffet table.

Glittering Backdrop

Sage green sequined stockings provide a sparkling backdrop that reflects light from flickering candles.

A custom tablecloth made using dark-toned wool tartan sets a soft, warm base for the look. To create your own no-sew tablecloth, find a heavy-weight plaid at your fabric store and create a clean edge using an iron and seam tape.

No need to use matchy-matchy dishware; an assortment of tartans and plaids mixed with neutrals adds to the party’s cozy charm. Here, Ralph Lauren salad plates are paired with mint-and-gold dessert plates.

Place tall tapers at the wall-end of the table, then add small votives around the table to create a festive glow around the flowers and food items. Tip: Always use drip-free tapers.

Single-Serving Soups

Serve different winter soups in shot glasses placed on plates for a festive look.

Recipes: carrot ginger soup, whiskey cocktail, blackened tuna with jasmine rice, smoked salmon cream cheese bites

Food label Download

Reposted from original article and photos created by Manvi Drona for HGTV