Elaine Yu - Simply Chic Styling


Hard to believe that it's November and the holiday season is already upon us. I've pre-ordered my Thanksgiving turkey so I feel good about crossing one thing off my ever-growing to do list!

Now that my twins are in high school and youngest in 5th grade, I feel many more demands as a parent than in recent years. In an effort to maintain my sanity between running my business, carpool schedules, debate tournaments, and cross country meets, I've simplified my wardrobe this season. My favorite purchase was definitely these Steve Madden Wedge Sneakers - a perfect combination of dressy casual for everyday.

Have you noticed all the velvet everywhere? While I'm not necessarily into being trendy, I do like pieces that keep my look updated and velvet is an easy way to get the job done, especially for the holidays! Check out my top velvet picks below that can freshen up pieces you already have in your wardrobe for all your upcoming festive occasions.

I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving! I'll be spending the holiday in New Paltz, NY, wearing parkas and plaid and feasting on the local cuisine, roasting marshmallows in the fire pit and hiking around Minnewaska State Park Preserve.

See you in December!


Rebecca Minkoff Leo Velvet Clutch, $95 - Shopbop

Stuart Weitzman Trendy Velvet Zip Booty in Candy, $535 - Neiman Marcus

Alice + Olivia Craven One Shoulder Velvet Top, $250 - Shopbop

Madewell x Tretorn Nylite Plus Sneakers in Velvet, $85 - madewell

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Velvet Wrap Mini Skirt, $450 - Intermix