12 /02
A Fresh Start in Winter White

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After seeing the mashup videos of bad behavior on Black Friday with crazed shoppers being compared to zombies, holiday shopping felt a bit dirty. At least we can all breath a sigh of relief now that it’s Cyber Monday although I’m sure ‘Out of Stock’ alerts online today will cause some mini breakdowns across cubicles nationwide.

Holiday shopping days are seriously dwindling, but I think it’s time for a fresh start. After shopping near Zurich yesterday; I had some Cyber Monday clarity sightseeing through the snowy backroads. This all-white ensemble is a bit impractical in Europe, but reminded me that our California vacation is just around the corner. Here’s my top 5 ‘Fresh Start’ holiday shopping secrets that have nothing to do with Walmart stampedes, online discounts or mall meltdowns…

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1. Simplify ~ Are you buying too much or did you already buy presents for people earlier this year and they’re hidden away in a cupboard? Make a list of who you have left to shop for this year.

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2. Don’t Trash the Giftwrap ~  If there are designer gifts being opened, ask if you can keep the gift wrap. I saved this Chanel ribbon from last Christmas and tied it around my ponytail over the weekend. I saw so many sleek ponytails on the runway at Zurich Fashion Days, why not dress it up a bit with designer ribbon.

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2. How to Find a Designer Gem for Her ~ ‘Budget friendly’ and ‘designer’ don’t go hand-in-hand, but you can get creative. I checked Piperlime (30% off today) and found trendy D&G Blue Mirrored Aviators & a Fire Engine Red Rebecca Minkoff Wallet for under $150 each.

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4. Timing is Everything ~ Take full advantage of the less crowded ‘late night store hours’ in the US. Some of my favorite xmas shopping moments have been looking for gifts until 10 pm at Macy’s in Union Square with friends, then sneaking up to the Cheesecake Factory for a late night dinner.

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5. Are you a Last Minute Gift Giving Diva? ~ Every year my family is still shopping on Christmas Eve and having private wrapping parties behind locked doors frantically stuffing presents in gift bags. Shop early and have a gift wrapping night with   hot cocoa, popcorn and your favorite Holiday movies.

DSC02853 <DETAILS by Dale> Jeans ~ Express, aviators ~ RayBan, Zebra bracelet c/o ~ LuLuLe Jewelry, white & gold bracelet ~ TJMaxx, sweater & boots ~ H&M, purse ~ Mulberry, photo credit ~ @SavvySwiss

Did you brave Black Friday or Cyber Monday this year? 

~xoDale

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  • http://follementefashion.blogspot.it Eleonora

    Great total white combo!

    xoxo
    Follemente Fashion Blog also on Fashiolista and Bloglovin’

    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Thanks Elenora!

  • http://lettersfromlaunna.blogspot.com Launna

    What a lovely white sweater and such nice pictures against the snow… :)

  • http://www.thedragonfruitdiaries.blogspot.com Linda

    Oh wow, you look like a snow fairy or something! Haha, love that you’re rocking all-white in a snowy background :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      haha, thank you Linda. It was definitely cold though.

  • http://www.okmi.it abiti da sposa

    I really like these pictures you really beautiful and very romantic, and I also really like the snow, you do really nice shining

  • http://asmmgz.com/tecuentomistrucos/ lola

    Great, great, great
    ++++++++++++++++++++
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  • http://iamjenniya.blogspot.com Jenniya

    Hi! Thank you for following via GFC. I followed you back in Facebook, Bloglovin & Instagram. Let’s stay in touch. See you around!

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  • http://thedaintydollshouse.blogspot.co.uk/ The Dainty Dolls House

    I love winter whites, perfect!! xx

  • http://www.4aroundthetable.com Leslie

    Hi Dale! Love the winter whites here:) Such a gorgeous spot to take photos! Hope you are enjoying your day. xxL

    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Thanks Leslie!

  • Lu

    You look so beautiful in this all-white outfit! I agree with your tips. They are great!

    http://thefashioness.com/

    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Thank you Lu! Definitely give all-white a try

  • http://www.daringcoco.com Sonia

    That sweater is so stunning Dale, love this styling and the use of a Chanel ribbon!

    SDMxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com
    WIN A $200 GIFT CARD TO NET-A-PORTER OR SHOPBOP!

    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Thanks Sonia, that sweater has definitely become a layering staple. :)

  • http://easyoutfitsbypip.blogspot.com Pip

    Dale,
    You look great in all white and love the accessories! Great tips dear and hope all is well with you! I hope you will stop by soon! :)
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

    • http://www.savvyspice.com Dale Janeé

      Thanks Pip!

  • anna

    Adore this look, love. You nailed the accessories. xo

    http://www.fashboulevard.com

  • http://www.birdietobe.blogspot.com Jessica

    Loving winter whites this year!

  • http://www.chicncheapliving.com Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    You look great in white dear! I bet you must be excited to be back in California soon as well (I’m visiting NYC next week!)
    I am so glad I just shopped online – it was so easy but I remember it was nice doing a late night trip too!

    xoxo,
    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  • http://love-lindsay-wilcox.blogspot.com Lindsay Wilcox

    Love the all-white look, especially the jeans! And that’s a great idea to save ribbons for your hair. You look cold, though. Hopefully you were able to throw on a coat and go inside after you took pictures. :)

  • Alina

    Stunning outfit! For some reason people tend to gravitate towards dark colors in the winter, blacks, browns, navys. But there is nothing more elegant and simple than a beautiful white on white in chunky knits. Absolutely gorgeous.

    XOXO

    http://www.alinitinidaily.blogspot.com

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