Cindi Coon models a Laundrea ruby dress, $198, from Arthur and Daughters. Judith Lieber clutch, $250, from Arthur and Daughters. Fox fur collar, $24, from Miss Ruth’s Time Bomb; Handmade freshwater pearl necklace, $295, and silver and pearl post earrings, $129.95 from Treasures; Pilcro and The Letterpress heels, $15, size 8, from My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe; complete the look in the Commonwealth Room at The Yorktowne Hotel, 48 E. Market St., York. Photo by Ashley May for Smart Magazine
Red dress. Freshwater pearls. High heels. It’s time to emerge from your winter wool and show the world how glamorous you really are.
We are giving you an excuse to dress up this holiday season: You need functional formal wear. You need a look that will get you through upcoming holiday functions, but also work when the tinsel and mistletoe are in the trash.
And, you don’t need to travel far and wide to find these items — all can come from independent retailers in the area.
So, as you budget for holiday shopping, don’t forget to reserve a few credit card swipes for yourself. Boutiques including Arthur and Daughters, Treasures, Miss Ruth’s Time Bomb and My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe are stocked full with fitting fashion finds that are worth the investment.
“I always find myself wanting to be like the families in the Tommy Hilfiger ads wearing mixed plaid and gathered around the tree,” Hilary Arthur of Arthur and Daughters said. “But the day after Christmas, I don’t want to do any of that.”