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merry + bright… my 2023 avara holiday collection

fashion + beauty

November 8, 2023

Never have I been so excited to spread some much needed holiday cheer!! I’ve said goodbye to all things fall in exchange for something special as we debut my 9th collection with the girl gang at Shop Avara today! It’s your time to shine this Christmas, and be the life of every party you walk into this season with my Merry + Bright Holiday Collection.

Glisten up… holiday looks are here and there is no way to be a grinch with this incredible new capsule! Not only are there party dresses for all your festive events and celebrations, but it is packed full of sleek + sophisticated separates as well as fab finishing touches so that you’re sure to find something special you need to bring home! It’s officially a high style holiday with Shop Avara X Hello Happiness.

And because it’s the season for giving and gifting, I’m passing along my personal discount code NATASHA15 so you an shop my collection + everything else at Avara with 15% off! A happy little holiday discount to brighten your days and nights this Christmas. OXOX

tops + sweaters

The Anna Sweater

Add some feminine + fun to your sweater wardrobe this season with this ADORABLE bow tie cardigan! With its luxe cable knit fabrication and gorgeous balloon sleeves, it features another fab detail worth noting = the grosgrain ribbon tie closure with a slightly cropped silhouette… a perfectly preppy holiday style with a bit of sophistication in a stunning red colorway, it’ll accent any skirt or pants for your next winter shindig! [available in sizes extra small to extra large $75]

The Carley Sweater

Chic to the max, this holiday houndstooth sweater was made for merriment with its bright red+ hot pink color combo! It instantly elevates any everyday OOTD with its cropped bodice, high neckline for keeping you cozy + warm and it’s slight puff sleeve makes for a gorgeous ladylike look. [available in sizes extra small to large $71]

The Gwyneth Sweater

Another short sleeve sweater situation got my attention and I know it’s going to top your holiday wardrobe wishlist as well!!! This all over sequin number was made for decking the halls and will make sure that you sparkle everyday this season… silver is back in a big way with this festive find… I love the subtle shimmer, crewneck detail and of course the super soft knit! [available in sizes extra small to large $66]

The Merry Everything Sweater

Merry everything and a happy always… smiles will abound everytime you sport this oh so sweet and festive find! With its super soft fabrication and colorful tinsel accents, you’re sure to make merry sparkle throughout the holidays… dress it up with a fun velvet skirt and/or pants, or keep it casual with denim = tis the season to be extra! [available in sizes small to large $72]

The Camilla Top

Time to rise and shine… ohhhh give me the silver + champagne sweetness of this sleeveless blouse for any and all shindigs + celebrations! Afterall, it’s your time to shine and be the official life of the party with this top. Adorned with thousands of sequins, I adore the sleeveless style top with a ribbed neckline and structured shoulders to make it modern! P.S. don’t forget to add the matching pants to your cart, too. [available in sizes extra small to large $46]

The Roxanne Top

Twinkle from head to mistle toe in this statement stunning boxy blouse! Sequins galore in an assortment of holiday hues, this bedazzled beauty gives you all the glitz + glam you need to survive and thrive during this most favorite time of year. You’ll adore the thousands of tiny sequins in a ribbed fabricwith stuctured shoulders, too. [available in sizes small to large $66]

best in bottoms

The Camilla Pants

Party pants ready for all the seasonal celebrations, they are coated in light-reflecting sequins so you’re sure to stun any gathering! The high rise is a super flattering fit anyone can wear and I love the subtle flare silhouette with hidden side zipper that ensures a great and very versatile bottom. [available in sizes extra small to large $58]

The Dawn Pants

Just what every holiday wardrobe needs… a statement pair of black velvet pants to wear with all the beautiful blouses! Getting dressed up never felt so good in these wide-leg bottoms that are polished yet comfy. I love the elastic waistband for a precise fit and yes, they’ve got pockets as well!! [available in sizes extra small to extra large $49]

all the dresses

The Ariel Dress

Give it up for this STUNNING maxi moment in a gorgeous dark teal hue for the holidays!! Time to glow with this one-shouldered wonder with a dramatic a-line design that is ideal for black-tie events and dressy parties this season! It’s fully lined and featues a beautiful bow accent for added fun and festivity! [available in sizes small to large $75]

The Kendra Dress

Seasonal statement florals abound in this tiered babydoll silhouette in a luxe jacquard fabric! Combining navy + green, red + hot pink = it’ll stand out from everyone else in the crowd and I just adore the square neckline for something special and unique! Features a back zipper for a fab fit. [available in sizes small to large $75]

The Robin Dress

A timeless traditional with an updated silhouette = this velvet scoop mini is an absolute must! It’s the sofest velvet and the slimming black colorway means it’s going to look good on us all! Slightly puff short sleeves + elastic armholes means you’ll stay comfortable and cute no matter the occasion… a flattering statement in classic black so you can style it up with baubles and bling! [available in sizes extra small to large $83]

The Virginia Dress

Hands down my favorite dress from this holiday debut, let’s give it up and shine bright with this sequin tweed mini magic! Made for those of us who want to sparkle, this silver takes the gold and will make you the ultimate fashionista all winter long. I LOVE the sequins + tweed combination, while the tiered skirt adds light and movement to your look. It’s officially your time to shine! [available in sizes extra small to large $151]

the finishing touches

The Bethany Bag

Traditional in tweed, but simply stunning in its own right… this beautiful clutch is adorned with metallic gold threading throughout and a fun snap closure! Not only does it double as a crossbody, but it also includes a shorter strap to make it an evening inspired shoulder bag. This bag was made to make a statement!! [$54]

The Elodie Bag

Quilted puffer perfection, this fuchsia fabulousness definitely packs a punch for everyday! Not only can you carry it as a colorful clutch, but you can add the acrylic beaded strap to turn it into a tote. Features a handy dandy interior zipper and a longer length thin strap to make it a cute crossbody! [available in one $58]

The Melinda Bag

Silver is making a comeback this year in a MAJOR way, so it should come as no surprise I wanted to debut it in this year’s holiday capsule, too! This cool crossbody features a designer inspired shape with pebbled faux leather details, silver hardware + crossbody chain and a shorter strap for carrying this as an evening bag! So much bang for your holiday buck with this beauty! [$58]

The Asher Earrings

Put a little pizzazz in your holiday eaarring assortment with this BOLD statement style… not only do they incorporate gold, but they bring the fun with hot pink beading as well! Afterall, the brightest stars come out at night and these will definitely add some sparkle to your seasonal cocktail style. [$22]

The Audrey Earrings

My favorite earring from this launch, not only are these circular knots comfy, but I love how wearable they are… year round sparkle for just $15 means they make a great gifting option! Definitely a sleek + stylish option that will be a favorite season after season. [$15]

The Lana Earrings

Last but not least in the earring department are these chic and very blinged out hoops! A classic style everyone enjoys, but of course made more special for holiday with the crystal details. Lightweight and absolutely stunning! [$22]

The Sawyer Heels

Dress it up and let’s glow! The glitz and glam of these platform heels will make everyone shine this holiday season… be the silver belle of the holiday ball with these statement sandals and get ready to dance the night away! Totally great to pair with pants, a statement skirt or evening ensemble = a winning shoe to make you feel like a holiday princess. [available in sizes 6-10 (half sizes included) $40]

Making merry even brighter, the full collection is LIVE! All the glitz and glam + everything you need to find your most festive fit… it’s time to get your fancy self holiday happy.

I cannot thank you all enough for the encouragement, love and support… seeing you sparkle season after season with our collections gives me all the comfort + joy and I hope you know how grateful I am for everyone that makes this happen.

From the warehouse teams at Avara, to Katie the maven of making magic happen behind the camera, to Anna and Maddie my Avara marketing gurus, and of course Emily, the best girl boss I’ve ever known, it’s safe to say the best is yet to come! It takes a village and this one is as good as they get. And of course, I have to say the biggest thanks to my girls Caroline and Carson for being the inspiration behind everything I do, to Jeff for being such a wonderful hubby, and my right hand assistant, Grace, for keeping me on track… none of this would happen without them!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a bright night!!

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