Holiday Party Instant Style

 'Tis the season for parties! But what to where, what to where?  How about some sequins?  They are perfect for New Year's Eve, but what about the family gatherings? Read ahead for coverage!


After work cocktails

Now is the time to retire the usual slacks and blazer  and impress your colleagues with your fashion savvy! Julian Taylor Blue Jacquard Fit-and-Flare Dress is a perfect wow- figure flattering yet conservative enough not to get any unwanted attention. Pair it with a leg lengthening nude pump like Steven by Steve Madden "Aftrdark" Leather Pump.  Top it off with  a statement necklace!  We adore ANTHOLOGY Tri-Color Metallic Quartz 18" Necklace which is the perfect anchor for the rest of your outfit if you should decide to mix your metals!  A midnight blue hued bag will look absolute stunning with your little blue dress, which is why we chose IMAN Global Chic Genuine Haircalf Handbag!  We definitely see a holiday bonus in your future!


Hostess with the Mostest 


During the holiday seasons, you want to look like the hostess with the mostest, not like you have been schlepping around the kitchen all day! IMAN Global Chic Luxe Jumpsuit with Metallic Belt  guarantees that you will look as luxurious as your soirée! A jumpsuit is a fantastic option instead of a dress, and it you are concerned about chilly temperatures, the IMAN Touch of Cashmere Allover Sequin Luxe Knit Wrap will look like a million dollars.  When hosting a happening holiday party, you definitely do not want your jewelry to get in the way, which is why Colleen Lopez Ruby and White Zircon Drop Earrings will be your go to earring.  They add a ton of sparkle without being intrusive.  Steven by Steve Madden 'Aftrdark" Leather Pump will help you look smashing without crashing!  Their heel height and pump style make them the ultimate party choice!


New Year's Eve Knockout


Oh my my my!  Who's that lady?  That is what everyone will be asking when you wear the Colleen Lopez "Oh My Posh" Cold Shoulder Sequin Dress!  Just when you thought that your dress couldn't get any better, when you add Heidi Daus "Well Connected" 2-Row Beaded Enamel and Crystal Drop Necklace, you will find no need to make any resolutions - you already look amazing!  Dance in the New Year with Jessica Simpson "Vindie" Reptile Print Platform which will stay put because of their ankle strap and are perfect for that first kiss kick of the New Year!  You will need something beautiful to carry your lipstick in ( and to ward off any jealous glances)!  That is why Carol Brodie: Accessorize Your Life Minaudiere is our top pick.


Festive Family Get Together


Glitter and gowns may not be appropriate for looking through photo albums with your in-laws, however, this is the crowd who we care to impress most of all.  Colleen Lopez "Pretty & Polished" Floral Sequin Jacket  still gives you that fashionable swag, yet keeps it sweet with its fabulous floral print.  Keep your sisters guessing about your diet with Slinky Brand Slim Ponte Knit Pant ( they make you look as if you lost ten pounds!)  Your father-in-law will be impressed with how well you are doing when you wear Colleen Lopez "Very Important Date" Watch which looks like a million dollars, yet doesn't quite cost it!  Not too low, not too high, the Jessica Simpson Claudette D'Orsay Pump will be family friendly, yet it's patent leather will keep your husband interested too! ;)

With all of the running around that we are doing this holiday season, it is hard to remember ourselves.  Give yourself some amazing style and the great feeling that you will have from looking your best will be a gift in itself- instantly!


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Wild Things



Do you hear the call of the wild?  Animal prints are popping up everywhere today and I couldn't be happier - you've probably heard me say that Animal print is one of my favorite "colors"!  At HSN we have created a menagerie of dresses, tops, jewelry, shoes, and even jewelry storage in a plethora of different animal prints.  Get prepared to hear plenty of cat calls!


It is time to make jaws drop!  Timeless by Naeem Khan Reptile-Print Ponte Knit Dress turns every woman into an absolute stunner with its liquid reptilian look.   Bring out your inner prowess with Tiana B. Leopard-Print Maxi Dress.  This dress looks gorgeous with a solid colored bag and shoes which could be worn in a neutral or a pop of color.  If you are not too sure about how your body will look in an animal print, you must try my Colleen Lopez "Power Couple" Leopard Dress  which incorporates faux leather detailing to break up the monotony of the print so you look lean and mean!  Try a black pump, bootie, or tall boot with this sexy dress!


Day or night, animal print is sure to delight!  NYDJ Long-Sleeve Mixed Media Zebra-Print Top  is a snazzy choice whatever the weather.  Pair it with a darling bone colored bag and shoes for a classy cool look.  Instead of popping your wardrobe with color, try G by Giuliana Rancic Ultra Luxe Blazer to add some interest to your outfit with an animal print. Use this fashion forward blazer to spice up your go-to black ensemble or wow your pals with a bright coral color underneath! The great cut of DG2 Long-Sleeve Animal-Print Bateau-Neck Tee makes us want to roar!  Keep the bottom half of your outfit solid and your can even pair it with a solid blazer for a fun, work-friendly outfit!


We would say that subtle pops of animal print take good fashion to great fashion, but these pieces are big, bold, and have a drama that is all their own!  Rara Arvis by Iris Apfel Leopard-Print Link Necklace is a wardrobe staple for the fashion crowd.  Try it with a rich hued solid top or dress for an exciting addition to an otherwise elegant look.  Rara Avis by Iris Apfel Animal Print Wilde Bracelet is fabulous because it is a neutral color, yet is has texture which adds interest to many outfits.  Imagine wearing this magnificent bracelet with an all ivory outfit, a cognac shoe, and a rich, warm brown crocodile purse - perfection!  For the girls who have been inspired by the animal kingdom for a while, it may be time to add some sparkle to your gorgeous prints.  Joan Boyce "Luscious Leopard Pavé Stretch Bracelet packs a punch to any dull outfit with her iconic egg shaped beads, that are completely encrusted with crystals!



Walk the catwalk and look chic doing it with animal print shoes!  Sam Edelman "Felicia" Leopard Hair Calf Flat proves that flats are far from frumpy!  Any jean, slim black or brown pant ( or red!) pant will look dynamite with these fantastic flats.  Jessica Simpson Ginger 2 Hair Calf Pump are meant for date night!  At night, switch out your lovely leopard flats for these sassy pumps and your otherwise "normal" outfit becomes the sauciest look in the town!  Jessica Simpson "Vindie" Reptile Print Platform Pump will add flair to any long or short holiday dress!


Nest all of your precious jewels in these beautiful reptilian inspired jewelry cases. My Colleen's Croco Embossed Prestige Dangle Earring Box ensures that your long, dangling earrings will never become tangled again!  Coming in a variety of colors, Colleen's Prestige 2-piece Dragon Embossed Jewel Box Set is perfect to hide away or display your gorgeous treasures.  Storage doesn't have to be boring!  Colleen's Prestige Snake-Print Stackable Jewelry Box may be snake inspired, but your jewelry will never snake around each other in this clever, yet cute box!

Whether you choose to wear a lot or a little, animal print is a must have for every fashionista's wardrobe.  A little walk on the wild side never hurt anyone!



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Guest — Kimberly Thibodeaux

Naeem Khan!

I own that amazing dress by Naeem Khan--it is a stunner. I feel so beautiful when I wear it.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 4:04 PM
Guest — margie sanders


I own a a cold shoulder a. print top of yours from long time ago and I still love wearing it. am crazy over any thing a. print!
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 5:05 PM
Guest — Pam

Yes to Animal Print

I love a simple black dress popped with an animal print heel. I do think one has to be careful with animal print though because i... Read More
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Hello, Luxury


We're putting on the Ritz this season - The key word is opulence. We're loving head-to-toe dressing in rich textures of berry and black, cashmere wraps and chic leopard prints. It is time to bid adieu to average, and say hello to luxury!

The Luxe Moto


This season is all about taking your "bad boy" moto jacket and giving it a glam girl finish like Colleen Lopez "Luxe in Lamb Leather" Jacket  does with its slimming asymmetrical zipper and its exaggerated collar.  Amp up the opulence with a little leopard like G by Giuliana Rancic Pleated Neckline Ponte Dress.  Give your luxe look a classic, go with anything pump, like Steve by Steven Madden "Aftrdark" Leather Pump and a timeless tote such as Foley & Corinna Pebbled Leather Tote and strut your stuff through the season.

Rich Hues

Let's face it, black can sometimes be boring.  While this is true, you may not be in the mood to embrace a bright color right now.  This is the season for you - the colors are deep, rich, and complement nature at its finest.  Embrace these rich, tonal colors in boysenberry hues, like SC Studio 3/4-Sleeve Keyhole Neckline Tunic, by adding some velvet DG2 Stretch Velvet Skinny Jeans to amp up the luxurious feel.  Donald J. Pliner "Hyde" Pointed Toe Dress Bootie extends the line of your tonal look while Sharif Lace-Print Leather and Suede Convertible Tote keeps with the purples and, just like the velvet pants, adds rich texture to complete your outfit.


The Statement Topper: A leopard print 


Who knew that creating drama could ever be a good thing?  By adding a leopard print duster like Cozy Chic by Jamie Gries Leopard-Print Sweater Duster to a pair of velvet pants such as DG2 Stretch Velvet Boot-Cut Trouser, your outfit takes on a look of effortless drama!  Jones New York Vivian Cowl Neck Top is the perfect chic little black top to layer under any of your winter outwear.  By trying a kicky boot such as Steven by Steve Madden "Marshha" Suede High-Heel Bootie to your outfit, you really match the "roar" factor that comes with the leopard duster!


That's a Wrap 


Clearly it is never a wrap for a chic wrap - this is a wardrobe  piece that will never go out of fashion!  Indulge yourself with one of this season's most versatile luxuries like the Clever Carriage Wool/Lace "Paris" Scarf/Wrap!  Elevate your status by wearing your wrap with a slimming all black outfit.  Not your ordinary black top and leggings, NYDJ Long-Sleeve top w/ Luxe Trim and IMAN Platinum Rock the Runway Leather Stripe Ponte Pant both have a stripe of leather running their length, which in turn, makes you look ultra glamourous, and slim too!  Complete your outfit with a rich, wine-hued boot like Sam Edelman "Seraphina" Tall Leather Boot and be ready to go anywhere - you look stunning!

The Classic Cape



The classic cape is making a comeback and this time it is better than ever.  Touches of fur and luscious hues make A by Adrienne Landau Cashmere-Like Cape with Collar our pick for this winter's outerwear.  Even dressed down, with a cape you still look dressed up, and when you dress up, my do you look swank!  For the all around perfect turtleneck, try Diane Gilman Turtleneck Sweater with Button Cuffs.  Do you love leather yet dare not try it for fear of being uncomfortable?  Then you must try Colleen Lopez "Luxe in Lamb" Leather Skirt which is the softest leather around and keeps you looking on trend and a million dollars!  Vince Camuto "Kevia" Peep Toe Leather Bootie w/ Tassel gives your ladylike look some edge to keep you on your toes.


Stacked Wrist 

A wrist stacked full of bangles says, " First-class all the way!"  You can choose if you want a decadent look with multiple stacked bracelets, like Colleen Lopez "Sensational 60" Bracelets, a glamourous and modern look with FERN FINDS: Geometric Stackable 2 pc Bracelet Set, or a glided look like Heidi Daus "Daily Double" Set of 2 Crystal-Accented Bangle Bracelets. Any stack that you select will look splendid with your sumptuous winter wardrobe!


Long Layered Necklaces


Get ready for the glitz!  Long layered necklaces are the perfect finishing touch to your look. What is more luxurious than pearls?   Colleen Lopez 8-9mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Black Spinel Sterling Silver 36" Necklace completes any of this season's opulent looks.  Diamonds are truly a girl's best friend, especially when they come in a 54" length like  Deb Guyot Designs Herkimer "Diamond" Quartz Endless Sterling Silver 54" Necklace.  The best way to enhance your holiday outfit is with some shimmer from Amy Kahn Russell "Endless Sparkle" 40" Faceted Glass Bead Necklace. 


  Its about time that fashion turned its head toward exquisite clothes!  This Fall and Winter, embrace the sumptuous wardrobe that make it wonderful to be a woman!

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Colleen's Closet Confidential: It's Time to Shine!


With the holiday's right around the corner, it's time to put on the sparkle!  My new Colleen Lopez "High Shine Collection" features some of my favorite holiday looks directly from my own closet!!  This pretty green matte sequin "Oh My Posh!" Cold Shoulder Dress is an absolute knockout for any holiday gathering!  Available in Emerald, Sapphire, or Onyx - this gem will become one of your closet favorites for years to come!

This  "Pretty & Polished" Sequin Printed Jacket will take a basic black skirt, black pants or LBD and turn them into major WOW!  The floral pattern of the sequins is so stunning, you'll be wearing a work of art.  Just add a touch of your favorite fragrance (I'm spritzing on a little Trish McAvoy No. 9) and you'll feel like a perfect 10! 

My top pick for the holidays is my "Spoonful of Sugar" Dazzling Allover Sequin Top.  This is one of the easiest pieces to wear alone or under a jacket with skirts, jeans, or pants.  I love the fluttery and flattering slit sleeve, the lined tank for comfort and style, and the 6 dazzling colors it comes in!   You'll always have the perfect thing to wear for the holidays when you have this sweet and sassy top ready and waiting for you in your closet!

For day to evening holiday style, take a walk on the wild side in my "Power Couple" Leopard Printed Dress.  With flattering faux leather insets at the waist, this dress is as chic as it is versatile.  I've paired it with tights, a bootie, and my new "Just the Right Touch" Solid Tinsel Lurex Scarf.  This scarf is soft, beautiful, stylish and a stunning addition to any outfit on a cool winter day!

Do you have a special occasion that calls for a jaw dropping dress?  That's exactly what you'll be wearing when you put on my "It's in the Stars" Sparkling Sequin Dress.  The off the shoulder styling and rushed details provide figure flattery for most body types.  Available in black or plum, this show stopping dress with bring admiring glances and compliments galore - You'll look and feel like a star!

Finally - It's baaaak!!  My all time favorite "That's so French" Ruffle Poncho Sweater returns in new fabulous colors just in time to take to chill off!  Inspired by a beautiful poncho that I found in Paris, this soft and chic poncho sweater is amazingly versatile (perfect strangers will ask you where you bought it!).  We now have it available in regular and petite sizes, so every woman can look Oooh La La in this fabulous must have piece!

Thanks for letting me share a little peek inside my closet - now you know what I'll be wearing all season long!  Hope you can join me at 11:00 AM ET and 6:00 PM ET on Saturday, Nov. 9th for my newest Colleen Lopez Collection - Hope some of my favorites will become yours!  


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Hi Kathleen!

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You look gorgeous

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Halloween is Almost Here!


Boo!  If you thought that the scariest part of Halloween was how quickly it snuck up on you, check out all of the treats that HSN has!  This year, Trick or Treat for UNICEF is at HSN! We're donating 10% of the purchase price of items sold in our trick-or-treat for Unicef store to the U.S. Fund for Unicef!  Now that is what I call a treat!

Costumes For Everyone! 


If you are thinking about costumes for everyone, don't forget you little gremlin!  Imagine the neighbors' surprise when they find a little witch at there door!  Spellbound Witch Dog Halloween Costume has the full witches garb, complete with a hat and broom! Is your dog more of a Pepe Le Pew than a Precious Pup? The Little Stinker Skunk Dog Halloween Costume is so appropriate for your smelly sweetheart! Your little witch will look adorable perched next to the 18" Halloween Light-Up Witches Hat which even come with goggly eyeballs to help keep an eye out for trick-or-treaters!

 Spooky Treats 


Just because it is Halloween, it doesn't mean that you are banished to eating cheap, stale candy all night!  Ahhhh, Silvestri Sweets 8-pack Caramel Apples are so delicious they will stop you dead in your tracks!  Cookie Gallery Halloween Monster Cookies double as a sweet treat and scary decor!  David's Cookies Set of 3 "Boo" Jars w/ Cookies  are sure to send your guests running...towards the cookies with characters of three different spooks!


Festive Decor



Turn your haunted house into a haunted home!  Grandin Road Spooky Hands with Ceramic Bowl is sure to scare, and impress your costumed guests!  No sticky webs here!  Grandin Road Spider Web Cupcake Stand is perfect for displaying your delicious pumpkin spice muffins!  What is Halloween without witch's brew?  Grandin Road Foggy Halloween Cauldron will turn your average Halloween in to a chillingly spooktactular  night!  Who knew creepy could be so cute?  Grandin Road Bewitching Mantel Scarf dresses up your mantel for an eye-catching look!  If the fall harvest is more your thing, spice things up with the Grandin Road Flicker Flame Light Strand to create a romantic outdoor area.  If your tired of your pumpkins rotting, the Grandin Road Grapevine Pumpkin is sure to twinkle all season long!


Ghosts, Zombies and Vampires! 



Are you ready for some blood chilling decor?  Place the Grandin Road Life-size Haunting Helsa Halloween Figure by your door to stop your trick-or-treaters dead in their tracks!  Cleverly place the Grandin Road Stones Faces Set of 3 on your wall and we guarantee that "Johnny Sticky Fingers" down the street won't steal the whole bowl of candy this year!  If you are having a Halloween party, who better to be your guest than Improvements Animated Rising Vampire? It is sure to get a lot of spooks and laughs!





Are you a ghouly girl?  If you don't feel like getting all decked out in a costume this year, spooky sparkle! Heidi Daus "Along Came a Spider" Crystal Drop Earrings have the smallest spider detailing next to your ear, yet the sparkle they exude won't catch any flies, just a lot of attention.  Heidi Daus "Heidi Long Legs" Crystal Spider-Design Pin looks sensational "crawling" up your lapel or scarf!  Complete your scary good look withRarities .54 ct Topaz and Zircon Web and Spider Bracelet which combines the trend of the cuff bracelet along with your spiders!


 Creep, spook, and haunt your way to Halloween with UNICEF and HSN!  Shop all things Halloween here!



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