My boyfriend's mom gave me a number of presents that I am super excited about from Christmas! Although I would never classify myself as a baker or a cook I like to play in the kitchen every now and then - we'll see how that progresses in 2012! When I came over one day, I was introduced to the Penguin SodaStream. I love that being someone who loves seltzer that I can turn regular water into this and add flavors into it as well! This is also an amazing way to make a number of beverages (alcoholic or non) that are perfect for New Year's Eve!
Since tonight is the big night, there are always those that weren't sure what they were going to do and decided to throw something at home! Get your Penguin (which also comes with a carafe) and after chilling the water, tapping the button allows your water to become carbonated which can be drank alone or with such beverage syrup choices (I love the Pink Grapefruit, Ginger etc) that come from the SodaStream company or you can find items at your preferred store! You can also mix in other bubbly options and more. Make a number of beverages ahead of time and place them in the Stacked Optic Glass Beverage Server or make individual items by using a major Martini Shaker. Of course it's all about the glassware so make sure to have something fun like the ones here from Bloomingdales.
How can tomorrow be the last day of the year? How can 2012 be moments away? No matter what this year was like for you, we're all about to get a clean start as we continue to move and groove into the new season! But you don't have to think about all your game changing, it's all about style and in this spread of my fave fives - I want to show how a casual black number can be glammed up and yet still be very relaxed. We're going to have amazing temperatures tomorrow so I started it off with this fab RaVon maxi dress which can be dressed up and down.
I'm loving the fur and leather Rose Satchel Brahmin which was given to me as a member of the Vogue Influencer Network. I'm a huge fan of the bag as it looks decadent and can dress up an outfit quickly and of course enhances a look that is already in the fab direction! Because of the gold accents on the bag, today's look incorporates a number of golden hues. You can rock this dress with a fab pair of Rose Gold Crystal Flat Sandals by Alexander McQueen which is perfect for those on the west coast as well as those who will enjoy the temperate climate of weather in NYC. How can you not enjoy the glitz and the glam in every step that you take? Joanna Laura Constantine has a phenomenal cuff that has studding and a great organic feel to it. Kenneth Jay Lane has an amazing black bib necklace that's the perfect way to rock a bit of bling. Finally, the hand is always a focus point with me so this Mawi Cygnet spike ring adds a bit of edge to this look!
This weekend is New Year's Eve - can you believe it? What is it about this holiday that brings low stress and has the most fun possible? I think it's that you can be as glam as you want to be and no one questions it whether you're off to a big bash or doing something smaller - glam comes with the territory! In that vein, today's post was inspired by Eugenia Kim's super sassy earmuffs that make me think of fab shades and hues. In today's Kimmie's 5s, we explore some of my faves!
Start out the night with Diptyque's Do Son Shower Gel which has tuberose, berries and flowers in it. This is a great way to ensure that you're night will start off amazing since you'll be aromatically in the right direction. For a fabulous look, it's about the eyes. I'm loving Bobbi Brown Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette which gives you quite a few options for a smoky eye. Bring in some of the old Hollywood vibe with YSL's eyeliner. Lips look amazing with Tom Ford's beauty line and with a rich hue which is perfect for lipstick. Finally, rock fab dark nails with Butter London which has a fab black polish which looks amazing no matter where you spend this evening!
Whether you're going to private parties, large ones or staying at home - one of the biggest nights to party takes place on this Saturday! It's about ending the year in a big bang. No matter how you spent 2011, what took place and the groundwork that you set about to make 2012 better - it's time to let your hair down, up and out as all that matters is that you have lived to see another 365 and to do it all again in the year ahead! You know that you're going to look phenomenal and to wear a number of items that will make you look fab to the next level and then there is that guy! He could be in your entourage, your destined intended or maybe you get to dress him. This night is about putting it out there and I am loving this look. Today's Kimmie's 5s for this week looks at how His Style rocks NYE and I had to start his canvas with this velvet regal plum blazer by Danish clothing line, Sand. Underneath of the blazer he loves to keep it dashing by having this striped Thomas Pink out in full force with a double cuff and paired with Ksubi black night raw rinse jeans.
If you're going to rock this look, here are 5 accessories that are a must to make him the beaux of the night. We kick it off with the shoes! We all know that Christian Louboutin is all about the look and taking it to another exponential level and this python skin doesn't disappoint. In addition, who will be heading down to the West Village to check out the Men's Store that won't be too far away from the Women's Store near Horatio this Spring - this is worth braving the elements for to be sure! Rock his pocket by placing a paisley Etro scarf in it which is chic and so modern! When it comes to hardware, I go to my faves for a guy! John Hardy's black sapphire cuff links are the perfect companion to place within his striped double cuff shirt - I love the etching and how classic the sparkle is without taking it completely over the top. Since I'm all about pave, this black diamond signet ring by David Yurman is so very necessary and regal. I think every guy needs a ring like this. Finally, time isn't even something to be considered on the night of all night's but to keep him in perfect step - Movado is the perfect piece to complete the look with it's stainless steel and black face which plays into the other accessories that are being worn!
In our last week at looking at 5 accessories that are apart of my favorite ways to complete a look, we have to go super chic! This is perfect whether you're looking to get decked out for NYE, a gala or anything else where you need to look beyond phenomenal. Start off with a dress that definitely is a conversational piece from the moment that you walk into the room! When it comes to these pieces, there is no other designer to think about other than Donna Karan! I love this twisted jersey stretch dress which is very architectual in appearance; however, being the perfect way to look amazing in comfort. A dress like this doesn't need a lot of assistance but when it comes to true wow power, this look will look just amazing with my picks.
I don't talk about earrings a lot but I love Melinda Maria's Pod Collection Black Onyx Chandelier Pod Pave Earrings which add a textured look and a decadence as well. I'm obsessed with Lanvin's Pave Crystal & Rope Necklace which adds a regal element to the look. Slip on one of my fave designers, Stephen Dweck'sMother of Pearl cocktail ring which adds some levity to the pave and onyx portion of the look. Since you're dressing for an occasion, the shoes cap off the look of dazzle with Pierre Hardy's Circle Sandal which is a crystal encrusted suede shoe. Finally, I'm loving VBH's large envelope clutch which has a fab glimmer to it.Together or separate this is the epitome of neutral adoration.
I hope everyone had an amazing holiday and I know that many will still continue to gift others and continue to enjoy the festivities. This week, Kitten Lounge looks to 2012 as it is bound to be an exciting and hectic time. It seems like we'll be in warm climates and the fact that everything that I saw on the runways during NYFW SS12 from color, prints, cuts and more are now available - I'm already looking how to include it within my wardrobe! I am a big believer in kaftans and this year, I will have a number of opportunities to rock this look whether I'm on the East Coast on fabulous beaches in the south in between meetings or on the West Coast! Note that kaftans are not just recreational but can be worn as complete looks which have been recreated here. The biggest takeaway of color to incorporate this season is Citrus - specifically: Clementine, Tangerine and Coral. These hues dominated the runways for men and women and whether you place it within your apparel or your accessories, you will be on trend without question.
Begin your look with your canvas which is this Babajaan maite grey kaftan with fringe. I love this hue and to truly make this neutral look pop, it's time to add citrus! Oliver People's is one of my fave brands when it comes to sunnies as they have a retro flare that I embrace. This oversized look creates a bit of a nod to a 70s flare which is always on trend no matter the look. Tiffany & Co presents a citrine ring which is the perfect cocktail to carry whether it's that time of day or not. Include this bracelet by Alexander McQueen which pops in the pyramid rivet style on a brass cuff. Slip on a pair of cork pumps with spikes by Christian Louboutin. Finally, a look isn't a look without a fabulous bag and I am officially in love with Michael Kors' ostrich embossed leather satchel bag which is full of color and texture in a vibrant tangerine.
Merry Christmas everyone and to those that don't celebrate this day, Happy Holidays for whatever it is that you do enjoy! With only a week left, it's all about being happy and enjoying your surroundings while thinking of how you are going to take everything to the next level next year! With that said, I thought about the warm hues that he holidays in general bring your mind to. I love amber as it's a warm color and since I am all about lights, everything in today's spread supports the amazing bird cage that is the perfect item to include in your living room and is accessorized by my top 5 choices. We kick it off with Restoration Hardware.
First, warm lights are only amplified by amazing aromatics such as those that are created by D.L. & Co. which sits in an amber jar. These Hungarian Jars which are also available at Restoration Hardware are a fab hue and look amazing when the light passes through them. I love glass even when there is nothing in it. Because I am constantly hydrating, you can never go wrong when you bring in a little DVF into your decor with this twirl pitcher which has a fab aesthetic. When it comes to giving our bookshelves a little love, this Daum figurine is super graceful with a ballerina which adds a bit of zen and class to your space. Finally, I'm loving seating options and this Rhys Ottoman available at Anthropologie has rich leather that gives off that fab sunburst hue that has been dominant within this post!
Although we're thinking about getting gifted around the Kitten Lounge Loft (Happy Christmas Eve to everyone and those celebrating other winter holidays, enjoy them without a doubt), I have to say that my mind around this time of year goes to the beginning fashion tradeshows that kick off my fashion calendar as well as such events as Sundance Film Festival. It's going to be an amazing 2012 of travel and although some of us will have to deal with pesky outerwear, there is no reason to reduce how cute we can look as snowbunnies (regardless of how mild the weather may appear to be in NYC or other locales). First off, I am obsessed with a new outerwear find to me, Hawke & Co. courtesy of TJ Maxx. This season, I will enjoy wearing a number of my tapered coats and capes; however, with images of people skiing last winter on Park Ave, I knew I needed a coat that was puffy, long, had a hood and would be super warm! This definitely fit the bill! Last winter I received these exact Sorel boots known as Cate the Great which are an awesome grey which works well with my grey coat (which also comes in black and brown). These boots are perfect when it is snowing, when you're walking through slush and I love the furry detailing and the fact that they come up high.
Although I want to be warm, I know that it is essential that I'm still cute as I will be heading to the airport for warmer climates, running around the city and more and you can't skimp on the cute factor. Pair this look with Hotel Particulier's Fox Fur hat which is so cute and cozy. Ralph Lauren keeps your hands warm and accessible to grab your phone with these fingerless gloves that have fab cable detail on the outside. Of course, exposed fingers allow for fabulous cocktail rings to grace your finger - including this one by JLRicci which is made of smoky quartz. Finally, it's always about the bag and I'm loving Furla's shearling camel hobo bag which is easy and yet makes a fab statement no matter where you are off too!
I love when you have those rare moments during the holiday season where you get to enjoy your own space and silence. I love sitting by my Christmas Tree sipping my beverage of choice while working and enjoying the decorations. I also love in the evening, wrapping gifts in loungewear to prep for the next day of gifting. With that said, one of my favorite stones is Turquoise. What I love most about this stone is that although many think about it for warmer weather, it has a crispness that is perfect for colder climates as well. It's a striking stone with complexities and other hues within it. Today's 5s shows how this stone amps up your robe as you go about your day. I'm obsessed with Carine Gilson as this brand is lingerie couture to be sure. This fabulous yellow, lettuce lace edging and perfect bow adds a bit of spice to your daily routine that will only be enhanced by fab accessories.
To enhance the look, I love a simple necklace by Halleh which is 18Kt gold turquoise on a suede chord. I love its simplicity as it can be paired with Amanda Sterett's Cleo earrings which are turquoise with fabulous stones included within the loops. Once again, I include Stella Flame as I am a fan of their pieces and this fiery turquoise ring is ornate as the brand is known for their Byzantine style and has a great depth in texture. Devon Leigh has a fabulous cuff with turquoise that contains a hint of a green hue in this hammered style cuff. I love the raw effect of this piece and how it plays well back with the robe. Finally, if you would like to kick the overall look up for whatever reason, you can never go wrong with a peep toe heel in - turquoise! Gianvito Rossi has a fabulous pair of pumps in a lush suede that are super cute. Now note, that this entire look doesn't have to be worn together. If you opt to rock it all, then I know that you definitely know how to luxe your style; however, this is such a fab blueprint in terms of picking and choosing!
Everyone is thinking about having a few days of down time wherever that may be for you! That means that at a moments notice, you never know where you're off to or when an overnight trip becomes one that could be a little longer. In these cases I pack up my weekender from Brahmin which is apart of their Melbourne Anywhere collection in this fabulously rich almond shade and I ensure that my fave 5's make it with me as I need to look refreshed no matter what the day or night holds!
Included in my bag of beauty tricks is a fun shade! Now we all know that I am all about Zoya's Indigo which is a fabulous blue with a glitter component in it but when I received Butter London's nail polish in Jaffa a vibrant orange/coral shade, it got me into thinking about upcoming spring vacations or winter vacations in Turks and Caicos (there soon). I definitely love the idea of embracing fun shades on holiday and I love that it's free of all the chemicals that you don't need on your nails or adding into the environment. In addition, I recently became super fond of Clairvoyant Beauty, another eco friendly line. Because I do a lot my eyes can get super tired and with pictures and having these be the window to my soul, I love that this line contains a product that is all about De-Puffing with it's Cucumber and Cranberry Eye Gel. It's refreshing and yet again making sure your skin is fab.
Don't leave the rest of your skin out without using Fresh's Brown Sugar Body Polish which is a must. It smells phenomenal but I believe weekly use (and of course using Palmer's Cocoa Butter afterwards ensures that your skin is soft and supple as if you just finished spaing. When it's about topical solutions, I'm all about having my atomizer of my fragrance of the moment so I'm not TSA concerned as I jet through the airport and I'm loving Frago's (Fragrance on the Go) Atomizer which comes in a number of hues! It's all about the gloss at the end of the day and Tom Ford's lip gloss in Pink Guilt is sultry perfection and perfect for wherever you're off to.
When it comes to his style, it's ok to watch him stack on the accessories and to encourage him to continue building this portion of his closet. As I said earlier this week, it's all about the top 5's/. Guys love the simple half zip cardigan and you can never go wrong with this charcoal Polo Ralph Lauren classic and to pair it with All Saints' jeans. Everything else is a fabulous series of items that are also perfect for gifting!
I am all about the weekender bag which is great to run errands and to have as you travel throughout the holiday season. When it comes to a lush bag, you can't go wrong with this brown Gucci bag. One of my favorite jewelry designers, especially for men, is Konstantino. This necklace blends silver and gold together and I love the Pegasus in black which adds a richness and ties in the multi tones that can be worn together. Rock out more silver with David Yurman's chain bracelet. Slip on this watch by Ritmo Mundo which once again ties in our fab neutrals while popping in color and then finish the look with Tod's driver which I love in this shade and think this is a staple.
We continue with my Kimmie's 5s which looks at the top 5 Accessories that create a designated look. Today, our accessories will build a cozy look that's perfect for running errands but also allows you to grab drinks and a nice dinner! Nothing is better than a fab cowl neck sweater by DKNY in a fabulous tomato red hue! I love this hue as it's not holiday red, or a cherry version and it looks amazing on some many skin types. Pair it with a pair of jeggings by Paige Denim. This is a great look but of course, we want to do a nuvo glam on this and take it to rugged chic!
First off, this pair of Sperry Trinity Hiking Booties which gives a slight nautical look but has the rugged look with a fab stacked heel on it. As you run out the door, the Pendelton weekend bag will ensure that you're able to take a number of items that will allow you to tackle your lists to do as well as to bring gifts with you! When it comes to your jewelry, a simple Large Gold Necklace will lay nicely next to your cowl portion of the sweater. When you push your sleeves up (as I definitely do this) , this Mallarino Alejandra vermeil cuff is the perfect balance of bling while having that fab ornate look that I look for that adds in the glam factor to a heavy rugged look. Finally, Stephen Dweck has a gorgeous ring that has agate as well as delphinium which is perfect to add another hue into the look!
As mentioned yesterday, from now until the end of the year I will share with you my Top 5's (known as Kimmie's 5s - as an Accessories Expert you'll find the best way to complete your looks) within various themes as this is the time of year of lists after all! Today's look is inspired by the upcoming Winter Solstice and the dip in temperature being 27 degrees yesterday! We're still running around gifting, going to dinners and so much more! With that said I am all about caramel and rich brown tones! How can one dress up their outerwear and leggings which is a staple in my look when it comes to colder weather. I'm obsessed with the Prairie Hideaway Coat available at Modcloth. I love that it mixes in caramel, grey, black and cream and has a fun texture! In addition, this can be paired with any legging and of course, I have chosen the black pair by Alberta Feretti!. With that said, here are the top 5 caramel focused accessories that are fab for your closet and to complete this look!
Necklaces are essential and of course if it's from Virgins, Saints and Angels - I know that it's going to take your look to another level. Although this Magdalena piece is available exclusively at Nordstrom, it's tiered and drop pendant look is perfection for this look! Keep your fingers warm with fingerless gloves by Portolano. Keep your legs warm by slipping on Naughty Monkey's over the knee boot which is perfect for the season. Keep your eyes protected from the wind with Fendi'sZucca sunglasses which is all about being oversized and amazing. Finish the look with Prada's White Pebble Leather Convertible Satchel! Together - this is a super cute and clean look which will keep you warm no matter where you are off to.
From now through the end of the year we will have a number of Top 5 lists that will appear on the posts on Kitten Lounge. You'll see what we have our eye on, what can be gifted and how you can bring all these things together for your next holiday event, outing, party and so much more. This time of year is all about having a fun time while prepping for the next fun item with all of your friends!
If you were unable to come shopping with us at Kitten Lounge's Holiday Shopping Lounge last weekend at Ink48, you can see our fabulous designers who participated - Ana Reign Designs, Torregrossa Handbags, Jammu and Cuff Link Systems. In addition, we had fabulous giveaways that took place over the weekend from Ideeli and Brahmin! What a fun weekend and it was so much fun curating fabulous accessories brands and meeting those that came!
With a little over a week left before Christmas, we can all use a kick in the pants to go out and get gifting. Standing in line yesterday at the post office, I realized that I have a lot to do. My favorite part of the gifting process is spending time cross legged wrapping packages. I prefer this to be a solo activity but if you have wrapping parties, this is how to dress for it!
Personally, I'm not a fan of Fair Isles but when it's the holiday season, I think it's so cute. Here in the city, we have been enjoying fabulous weather where we can layer lightly! So pair this Fair Isle Hooded Cardigan from Paul & Joe Sister with a long sleeve white T from J Crew and Donna Karan's white leggings. I love wearing white well past Labor Day Weekend as I don't believe in rules to style! Of course, when it comes to looking cozy, you have to bling it out as you never know what you'll be doing after all the gift wrapping. Slip on a pair of studded ankle boots by Charles by Charles David which will add a rich caramel to this look. As you know, I'm a fan of Ted Rossi and beyond making fabulous python cuffs, he has adjustable rings that has Swarovski crystals and sits on a python base to create the perfect cluster. Now in addition, my loyal kittens know that when it comes to jewelry I have my faves that I salivate over and enjoy rocking (Ted Rossi, Virgins, Saints and Angels and ...) so you know this includes Ana Reign Designs. I have been writing about this designer since 2004 and met her in person earlier this year and found that she is definitely a friend. This past weekend, she was apart of Kitten Lounge's Holiday Shopping Lounge at Ink48. I am now the proud owner of the very first piece that I wrote about AND fell in love with years ago - a Teardrop Onyx Ring that is also adjustable (as well as 3 fabulous cluster bracelets which I am so obsessed over! This is a great way to complete the look!
It's stocking stuffer time. In many ways this is just as important as a gift that's wrapped and placed under your tree, by your desk or presented in a fab bag! With that said, here are some items that I think are ESSENTIAL and will be appreciated by those that you are gifting. You can never have too much bodywash and having a variety pack in smaller sizes is perfect as they are TSA friendly and can fit in your overhead bag! H2O Plus has fab scents in vibrant colors which are perfect even if you are visiting others during the holiday season and want to thank them for allowing you to use their home as a new base of operation for a few days! When it comes to EOS, you can get them in a holiday gifting pack OR you can also get them individually and get your scents of choice. What I love about them is the ergonomic handling, refreshing scents and of course the fact that they can be popped anywhere. You're lips will thank you and you will find yourself gravitating towards this. As we continue with lips, Jack Black's Balm Squad has 4 lip items and what I love most about this - guys love it but you can also share with your honey so it's definitely an added benefit! Finally, nails are always on display but now more than ever with all the parties, when you're running around town, Tweezerman has you covered!
I love shades of grey when it comes to my looks so of course, I had to share with the guys how they can do the same with whimsy. Let's kick it off with this fab velvet blazer in charcoal by D&G. I love how they layered this over a Coca Cola shirt which is a great way to take a piece and to dress it down a bit. Continue by pairing it with distressed pants that are a greyed denim which is also D&G. Slip on a pair of Prada which are also sueded. Although it's perfect for the festive season, this Yohji Yamamoto scarf completes the look as many guys try to hold onto not wearing a serious coat for as long as possible as we continue to be in transition. Finally, Gucci is a fun way to rock out this look. Whether you're brunching, going to shop for packages or any other activity, you've got the perfect look!
I have to say that the idea of having Christmas around the corner is exciting and yet slightly daunting! But no worries, I have you covered as we have our 2nd guide of the holiday season known as Kitten Lounge's Type L Gift Guide! This is the Last Minute Guide that's jam packed with goodies from a number of brands that you have seen from the Holiday Gift Guide that launched last month; however, we have a number of goodies that are in there that are fresh to the magazine! I'll let you know when we have new items added to this guide as it's a great way to keep you in the loop on what is a must on your list to gift others as well as yourself! Take some time to check it out!
I love that coral can either be that chic lighter tone that makes you think of the Hamptons and subtle spring hues or the rich deep hues that invoke notions of Morocco! The entire look was created from a fabulous Missoni dress that has shades of coral, light mauve and white. This look made me think of all the ways that this color can work within my living space. I am obsessed with Anthropologie's small market basket that you can imagine placing fruit in and other tasties. Continuing into the kitchen, the rich tones is the Noritake Coral Soup Bowl. When it comes to your living room this bench by Ballard Designs is apart of a much larger collection but is a great way to bring in that sense or old world or you can place it in your bedroom to add a bit of edge to your sheets that are available at Williams Sonoma. Finally, add a touch by bringing in a fun bauble which is available at Gump's.
Shop all weekend at a fun event that I am hosting! As an Accessories Expert, the theme of this event is Kitten Lounge's Holiday Shopping Lounge which is this Sat and Sun from 12 -4pm! I am so excited that you will be introduced to Ana Reign Designs (fabulous statement jewelry), Jammu Style (cashmere and silk scarves and a fabulous partnership with Swarovski Elements), Torregrossa Handbags (exotic leather handbags) and Cuff Link Systems (iPod accessories) which should help you to tackle your list without a problem! In addition, we have fun giveaways that we will be doing with our partners from Ideeli (fab flash sale site which is providing an amazing luxe cashmere set) and Brahmin (fun leather bags which I'm excited to give out) to keep us all in the holiday spirit with more surprises along the way!
Swing by our fabulous sponsor, Ink48, a Kimpton hotel. We'll enjoy nibbles a holiday sangria and of course I will be there to hang out with you and to introduce you to my favorite designers in a new series that we will be excited to bring to you throughout 2012! In addition, you will also be able to see peeks of our 2nd and last Holiday Guide of the season, Type L which launches today as well!
When you're the hostess and it's the holiday season, you can rock whatever style you want to! Go over the top and wear pieces that you would definitely look at but think twice about wearing any other time of year. So if it's all about going big and being the complete center of attention, then you can't go wrong with this banded dress by Herve Leger! I love that it mixes fuchsia and a great plum tone together! This strapless and curve fitting number is such a pop factor that having a subtle necklace by Miguel Ases which has one of my fave elements - labradorite. Slide on this mixed metal ring by none other them my faves, Virgins, Saints and Angels. By mixing in the two tones, it allows you to play up mixed metals. This Fevi Reyes hammered cuff has a nice elongated look to it and to top the entire look off, slip on a pair of YSL. The "hostess with the mostest" is now complete!
When temperatures begin to dip, you know it's time to take your basic necessities with you! This means that for the girl on the go, I needs to make sure that I bring my little medical musts with me! Many of them happen to be beauty remedies that pull a little double duty. You can rock your Mulberry but the good news is that your Tory Burch can include your winter pack.
First off, you can definitely find throat drops in my bag. Right now, I am loving Original Pine Brothers that comes in a soothing honey drop. I love the old school packaging, natural ingredients and that it's an old school product. Stock up by getting 3 of these containers. Pop one in a bag, in your medicine cabinet and on your side table in your bedroom. Elizabeth Grant has a number of beauty items and of course their Lip Collagen Restore keeps your lips soft and amazing but there are other hidden benefits too. When you're blowing your nose, your skin is getting stripped by oils and having massive irritation, apple this under your nose and around your nostrils to retain your moisture so that you're always camera ready!
I'm obsessed with having soft hands so Bliss' high intensity cream which leaves a nice thick coating. This is also fab to use on elbows, knees and to even warm up ear lobes as well after coming in from the chill. When you feel a little under the weather or are recovering, use Laura Geller bronzer so that you have a nice healthy glow. When your cheeks pop it plays back into your eyes and you look phenom!
5. Achoo! Cold weather=runny noses. Every time you use a tissue to blow your nose, you’re stripping your skin of its natural oils, causing irritation under your nostrils. Apply lip restore after blowing your nose to moisturize dry sensitive skin!
He's super busy and a few raindrops are not stopping this train, to say the least! He has a million things to do and if it means NYC drops then he is simply going to have to prepare for the elements - it's not a monsoon after all. But then again, in NYC cabs are harder to get, subways delay even more and even opting to walk becomes a challenge as everyone walks at a "glacial pace" (Thanks Devil Wears Prada). Even so, he's prepared as the reward at the end of the day is a fab Ketel and soda to be sure. Jeans are a must in his world and although I don't see a lot of this on men, he is going to grab his Sorel Wellies to make sure his feet stay dry and that he has a bit of that military look and feel that we all need and want when we're taking on the world!
Over his jeans and shirt of preference, I am loving his Black Sport Quote Quilted Blazer from Ralph Lauren! I love that it knocks off the chill but that it's cut in a sport coat style so he maintains his smart look! Throw on his Paul Smith scarf as I am obsessed with the stripes and fun colors and really make this look pop with the key component of the day! London Undercover's fab umbrella is comical and whether you like a proper English Breakfast or not, you can't go wrong wearing this out and about or desparately trying to find it if you have to slide this into an umbrella holder in an office! Keep it all dry with this messenger bag that has a fab pop of red by Cole Haan.
I do love a monotone look from time to time and if it's in grey, then it's meant to be for me! I am loving Alexander Wang's sweater dress as this is a style that I can definitely wear whether I'm going to a meeting, coming back from an appearance or about to have bevvies and nibbles later on in the evening. It can be dressed up and down! Pair this with a fab pair of Prada's sequin platform heel which of course takes the looks to new heights. Arunashi's necklace adds a layer of texture to your outfit and rock a bit of old world style with pearls from Jordan Alexander. Of course the ring is all about completing whatever look you are trying to create. I'm loving this geode Heather Benjamin ring. Finally, I'm drooling over Balenciaga's grey lambskin bag which will be a fabulous staple for a number of seasons!
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