Holiday Party Fashion

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey and Candace Brower
Photography by Cedric Smith, Anna Heritage and Teresa Earnest

It’s no secret, I like taking it a bit over the top for a holiday party…but still have a comfort vibe. If I’m wearing a long skirt, I’ll be rockin’ a pair of cowboy boots under to dance the night away. Or, if it’s a fancy glitter pant, I’ll probably add a simple comfortable sweater or top. It’s not just a high/low thing, it’s more of a fancy/comfortable thing for me. I want to sparkle on entry and shine all night long!

Here are a few of my favorite holiday looks! 
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Food-Inspired Fashion: Walnuts

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Photography by Teresa Earnest

I wore this look on my way to vote early and I can’t wait to wear it again  – just to remind myself what a privilege it was to vote for the first women on a United States presidential ballot.

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The Early Voter
yields 1 educated voter look

What you need: 
1 silk heart blouse from Equipment 
1 pair navy plaid high waisted trousers from Tara Jarmon
1 canvas bag from Treason Toting Company
1 vintage navy coat (picked up at a shop in Annapolis, MD)
1 cotton striped beanie
1 pair navy suede shoes from Johnston Murphy
1 pair gold mirrored shades from Prada
1 adorable vizsla (optional)

What to do:
1. tuck blouse into trousers
2. sling on navy coat
3. pull down beanie, place shades on
4. fetch woman’s best friend (extra treats suggested!) and a great tote
5. head out to vote!

Food-inspired Fashion: Cauliflower

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Photography by Teresa Earnest

Can cauliflower really inspire a look? Here’s living proof that you can take a vegetable and turn it into a a look for a fall afternoon (No need to carry a bowl of cauliflower). 

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Lavender Cauliflower
yields 1 super chic fall look

What you need: 
1 jumper from BillyReid
1 gingham shirt from J.Crew
1 pair fringe loafers from BillyReid
1 lasercut leather cuff from Satchel

What to do:
1. wear shirt under jumper
2. snap on leather cuff
3. grab a bowl of beautiful cauliflower (I added freshly picked cotton)
4. slip on some loafers

 

Style Tip: One Suit Nine Looks

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey (millennial)
Video by Candace Brower (millennial)
Suit by: French Connection
Additional Clothing and Accessories by: Tara Kirkland for Custard Boutique

A little fashion fun while throwing just a bit of Millennial shade.
Shop the looks below.

Look 1
Suit: Freddy Stripe Coord Wide Leg Trouser and Freddy Stripe Coord Single Breast Blazer
from French Connection $129, $198
Shirt: Non-Iron Tailored-Fit Dress Shirt from Brooks Brothers, $98
Accessories: Pocket Square from Paul Smith, $75/Sunglasses by Raen, $170
Look 2
Jacket: Freddy Stripe Coord Single Breast Blazer from French Connection, $198
Dress: August Peasant Dress from Three Eighty Two at Custard Boutique, $161
Functional telescope necklace by Natalie available at Custard Boutique, $36
Look 3
Sweater: Custom Navy Sweater from Thread and Onion, $220
Pants: Freddy Stripe Coord Wide Leg Trouser from French Connection, $129
Necklaces: Circle (almost short and long) by Natalie available at Custard Boutique, $45ea
Hat: Wide-brimmed Italian Wool-felt Hat from J. Crew, $75
Look 4
Sweater: Eco Chic Red Brick Sweater by Super Maggie available at Custard Boutique, $49
Pants: Freddy Stripe Coord Wide Leg Trouser from French Connection, $129
Bag: Eco Chic Strawberry tote by Micheal and Maggie available at Custard Boutique, $35
Watch: 40mm Classic Glasgow from Daniel Wellington, $195
Look 5
Dress: Time for Tea Dress by The Odells available at Custard Boutique, $194
Jacket: Freddy Stripe Coord Single Breast Blazer from French Connection, $198
Infinity Scarf available (past season) at Custard Boutique
Glasses: Wayfarer Sunglasses from Ray-Ban
Look 6
Jacket: Freddy Stripe Coord Single Breast Blazer from French Connection, $198
Hoodie: Eco Chic One Size Fits All Hoodie by Super Maggie available at Custard Boutique, $53
Pants: Custom Drop Crotch
Look 7
Jacket: Freddy Stripe Coord Single Breast Blazer from French Connection, $198
Shirt: White Hanes T-shirt
Pants: Jeans from Madewell
Belt: Red Faux Horse Hair (past season) from Custard Boutique
Hat: St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Hat, $20
Bat: Heritage Inspired Hand Painted Baseball Bat by Mitchell Bat Co., $245
Look 8
Jacket: Freddy Stripe Coord Single Breast Blazer from French Connection, $198
Shirt: Vintage Hula Hoop T-shirt (Libbie’s collection)
Shorts: Sequin Shorts from French Connection (past season), $35
Look 9
Jacket: Freddy Stripe Coord Single Breast Blazer from French Connection, $198
Shirt: Vintage Journey Concert T-shirt (Libbie’s collection)
Skirt: Snow Ball Maxi Buffalo Plaid Skirt from Shabby Apple, $78.20

BIG THANK YOU to Tara Kirkland at Custard Boutique call her and let her help you get a look on!
Website: Custard Boutique
Instagram: Custard Boutique
A Message from Tara: Custard is about dressing women, all women, in fashion-forward and unique clothing. This means a diverse provision of styles and prices to compliment every lady, and every lady’s shape. We can help create a new wardrobe or build onto something you already have. Custard prides itself in helping women embellish their best assets, all while reminding us that sometimes the things we may not like about ourselves help make us unique. We have an eye for detail and that translates to our products as well as our styling.  Custard believes in keeping things local, eco-friendly, and fun! We carry shoes, bags, jewelry, clothes, and gift items that are thoughtful and purpose driven.  Backstory and origins are very important to us and we strive to evolve along with our customers and the times we dress for.
A Message from Libbie: SHOP LOCAL!!!!

Banana Crush GIVEAWAY

By Libbie Summers
Photography by Teresa Earnest Photography

I fell in love with this vintage costume jewelry set when I saw it in a dimly lit display case at Evergreen Antiques in Annapolis, Maryland. It’s not precious, but it is precious to me. I’ve loved it for 2 months and now I want it to find it’s forever home. Head over to my INSTAGRAM page and enter to win (bonus, the ring is adjustable)!!!
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