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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all of you are enjoying time with your families and indulging in the yumminess that this day offers. Since tomorrow we’ll be getting out our Christmas decorations, I’d say it’s finally appropriate for me to pen my Christmas wish list for Santa. Especially with so many great sales going on this weekend! For example, The Dreslyn is offering 20% off site wide (this includes sale merchandise!!), so there really is no better time to cross off those items on your Christmas list (or someone else’s)! Don’t miss the sale – you can save up to 70% on my favorite brands like Carven, K.Jacques, Helmut Lang, Sophie Hulme, Equipment and more.

Dear Santa,

I don’t have too many things on my Christmas list this year, which is very atypical for me. While I truly appreciate the sheer volume of gifts I received as a child (I’ll forever cherish the Barbies and Polly Pockets), I’d love to find just a few classic treasures under my tree this year. Here are a few requests: I would love a pair of chic sandals that can be worn from March to September (in Texas, anyway), a pretty pleated skirt that’s neutral and can be worn year-round (with an Equipment tank in the summer or a Helmut Lang sweater in the winter), the ultimate little black dress for any occasion, and a pair of tailored black booties that are a little fancier than my everyday Rag & Bone boots. Oh, and a gold iPhone 6. 

Love, Merritt

THE DRESLYN SALE DETAILS: Take 20% off everything on the site today through Sunday, November 30th when you enter promo code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout! Only brand exclusions are Rag & Bone, Illesteva, Canada Goose and PLAY Comme des Garcons.


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lela rose holiday dress

Lela Rose Holiday Dress | The Style Scribe

Lela Rose Holiday Dress | The Style Scribe

Lela Rose Holiday Dress | The Style Scribe

Lela Rose Holiday Dress | The Style Scribe

Lela Rose Holiday Dress | The Style Scribe

Lela Rose Holiday Dress | The Style Scribe

If there’s one designer who completely nails perfect holiday attire, it’s Lela Rose. Her dresses and separates are elegant and often embellished, making them the ideal choice for a wedding, holiday cocktail party or other fancy fête. I own a number of Lela’s pieces, probably most notably my favorite floral midi skirt that you’ve seen a few times on here (remember this?). I’ve worn it to weddings, fashion week, and other events where I need to look elevated and extra chic. The main reason I love Lela? all of her pieces look incredible in photos. Even on my phone it looks like a million dollars. That’s what I want out of clothing – I want it not only to look good on the hanger, but also on me and especially when I’m being photographed. As I know I’ve mentioned before, Lela designs her dresses for a variety of body types – my favorite style is definitely the fit-and-flare (tight at the waist, loose at the hips) silhouette as seen in this green dress, this adorable LBD and this scarlet brocade number. That full skirted, A-line look is universally flattering, but for those with straighter hips, she also does a number of pencil-skirted dresses and simple shift silhouettes as well (like this one and this one!).

This green embellished number has held my gaze for at least 6 months – it’s from her pre-fall ’14 collection. Isn’t it stunning? The green practically glows, it’s so rich. This dress may just be my favorite piece of Lela’s ever. Also, the Lela Rose boutique in Highland Park Village just received the spring ’15 collection and it is major. Remember this gown? It’s there…and I want it. I highly recommend you stop in if you’re in the Dallas area over the next few weeks!


Dress: Lela Rose (also love this one and this one!!), Shawl: Lela Rose (exclusive to the Dallas boutique – similar here), Shoes: Jimmy Choo (old – similar here), Earrings: Oscar de la Renta, Ring: Ippolita, Nail Polish: Vinylux Weekly Nail Polish in Regally Yours

{ shot by Courtney Pruitt }