And we're giving away ten $100 gift cards - more after the jump.

As a staunch advocate of cost-per-wear and quality investments that will last a lifetime, I want to stress that holiday shopping isn't an exception. Dressing for the holidays and the winter months in LA has always been a special occassion for me. It’s also a time when socializing is at its peak - so making the first and the right impression is so crucial. And your clothes often speak before you do.

This is why I hold cashmere to such a high regard - because there is simply no other material that rivals its simultaneous ability to be insulating, soft and light. The tricky part is finding luxe options that won’t burn through your savings but still feel like you’re wearing a Loro Piana cashmere sweater. For me, the one and only option is

Candy and Caviar

(C+C), a born-and-bred California cashmere label that I discovered last Fall. This holiday season we’ve partnered up to show you how to wear cashmere during the merry festivities and throughout the winter season:

For the first look, I layered my

C+C ribbed crew, cashmere sweater

underneath a blazer in a coordinated black, grey and white ensemble with a staple, zip up boot. A light accessory is encouraged but optional. This is my version of suiting up as a nod to the holidays and in a more subtle way.

For the 2nd look, I combined

C+C ribbed cardigan


waffle-knit sweater

for an effortless everyday look that is ideal for the chilly days ahead. The moto-style jeans and leather, laced-up boots certainly amp up it a bit but are still appropriate for the workplace or the coffeeshop.

To make your holidays even more delightful this season,

C+C and I are giving away ten $100 giftcards just because we want to share the joy of cashmere

. To enter, simply complete the steps below using Gleam.

Giveaway is open to both US and International participants - it ends on December 29th 2014 at 11:59PM (PST).

Candy and Caviar Ten $50 Gift Card Giveaway

*Giveaway is generously sponsored by Candy and Caviar

*Giftcards are redeemable in accordance to Candy and Caviar terms and conditions

*Open to US and International residents