Not to pick a fight with Alex's fairly recent gold post here, but this season I'm more enamored with silver and my all-time favorite neutral, gray. I've always found the happy medium between black and white to be perfectly suited for the winter months, when it blends into the muted skies.
It's no surprise, then, that my two favorite bags at the Troc are in this blustery hue. The Botkier Uma Satchel (left) is soft, lightweight and perfect for everyday use, while the Be & D Kan-Kan Zip Tote (right) makes more of a statement with its contrast of feminine ruffles and silver studs - and it is at the top of my Christmas list.
I can't go a day without thinking of shoes, and gray footwear is a welcome alternative to the quintessential black. Brand new to Trocadero is the Dolce Vita Whitney boot (not even on the web site yet!), covered in zippers and yet completely adorable. The Botkier Julia Stingray Platform is a classic sandal in a killer skin that could even be made winter-appropriate with the addition of black sock or tights. And nothing says glam and comfort for the holidays like the Guiseppe Zanotti metallic ballet flats (although we carry them in pink, yellow, and gold - you win, Alex).
Of course, the holidays aren't all about me and my wishlist, so for those gift hunters out there, Trocadero has plenty of silver bells and stocking stuffers. A personalized Helen Ficalora necklace makes the perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for any woman in your life, and we've got the full silver alphabet and other little charms to make it happen. The adjustable and ever-popular Alex and Ani bracelets are an excellent choice for the hard-to-shop-for girl, and the Alexis Bittar quartz drop earrings are a definite dose of holiday sparkle. Or, if you're just looking for a little extra something to give to a little sister or good friend, throw in a bottle of Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polish in Stormy (only $18!) for that touch of gray.
Whether you're on the hunt for the perfect smoky eye makeup, a dash of silver or an amazing neutral bag, make sure to stop by Trocadero to do some holiday shopping this season. We've got some spectacular deals going on! I'll see you there!
Jamie (Trocadero's newest intern)