Fall Fashion

Holy Chic

The latest styles to hit the streets are “HOLY”, you know the kind with holes that show just enough skin that makes you yell #Hallelujah. From prints to lace to sheer…the newest trend that’s changing the game in fashion is holes, grommet and dots creating an incredible illusion. Tattered boyfriends jeans lined with holes are becoming the most needed piece of clothing to perfect that effortless street style. Diane Von Furstenberg is creating adorable dresses with grommeted detail and the polka dot illusions with a stain finishes. Other designers such as Mulger, Alexander Wang, and Proenza Schouler are also digging the new trend, and it’s only a matter of time until the “Holy” effect takes the fashion scene by storm. My favorite right now is Self-Portrait. Goggle them and you will find out why!
Thanks for dropping in…until next blog…ARZ


Weather the Winter Whites

A sampling of our accessories to pair with this look

Labor Day has come and gone, but the question still stands:

Is it safe to wear white?

The answer is an overwhelming YES! Winter white is all the rage this holiday season, and we are here to tell you how to break all the rules with this timeless look.

First things first; don’t be afraid of those elusive white jeans! Whether you opt for the skinny leg, the boot cut, or the trendy trouser fit, you really can’t go wrong with the white jean this season.

To give it a classy, anytime-wear update, we suggest layering this look with a cozy and fashionable cable-knit vest. This fabric is as timeless as the little black dress, and will keep you warm and Oxford chic all season long.

Want to bump it up a notch? Go for the sleek and flattering fit of the shearling fur vest, with a soft lining and bold collar.

Brave the elements all winter and add some flare to this ensemble with some stylish  lug-sole savvy boots, always a great choice for jazzing up those wicked cool winter-whites. Be daring with the stiletto heel in your favorite shade of tanned leather to offset the dramatic hue and you will be sure to receive compliments at your next outing.

Finally, don’t forget to accessorize! Make a statement with a thick scarf and over-sized rings, shop Colibri Collections for beautiful and trendy alligator cuffs, python clutches with dazzling mineral stones. They can be found online at http://www.couture-closets.com

 Give the people something to talk about, and let them know where you scored this fashionable look: Couture Closets, for all your style needs, A to Z.

~Kiss of Couture,
Amy xoxo

Best West by Gina Tolleson

It doesn’t matter if you are a Right or Left Coast stylista, the LOOK of the season points WEST. Denim goes glam with metallics and leather, turquoise jewels rock a white shirt, while boots and bags are fitted with fringe, exotic skins and studs. Living in California, Santa Barbara to be exact, we can live year around with this laidback and layered look that makes us feel right at home nestle between the mountains and the sea. Casual meets cowboy meets luxe meets comfort…

Sexy Western Looks I LOVE Right Now: (Images from Vogue Magazine)


Check out my current Fall issue of Santa Barbara Magazine, “Haute West” and take a peek into the best of Cali living and translate it into your own Sparkle City style.


Gina Tolleson is Editor of Santa Barbara Magazine, native of Spartanburg, SC and my best friend!

Thank you Gina for being Style A to Z guest blogger today! Amy R Zimmer, owner of Couture Closets.