1. What to wear to a holiday brunch

    Eileen Fisher a festive cardiA pretty festive sweater paired with good jeans, well-cut trousers, or a soft wool skirt can be just the thing to wear to a casual holiday gathering such as a brunch or afternoon open house.  

    But if you think the only way to look festive is to don a gaudy holiday novelty sweater, forget it. No one looks chic, appealing, or pretty in those flashy Santa or reindeer numbers.
    Instead opt for a bit of sparkle. A pretty sequin-trimmed cardi like this one from Eileen Fisher ($278) or pullover like A casual sparkle from Marc Jacobsthis one from Marc by Marc Jacobs ($365) always looks fabulous. If you really feel festive, you can splash out and sparkle like an ornament in all gold or silver. We loved this loose gold top from DKNYC at Nordstrom ($99).
    Pretty gold glitz from DKNYCThink of these tops as an investment. Care for them properly and you can wear them for years. The Eileen Fisher Cardi also comes in plus sizes.