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Trying to rationalize the Cleobella Passport Holder (do I need another one?)

Trying to rationalize the Cleobella Passport Holder (do I need another one?)

I already have a pretty sexy leopard passport holder that I’ve only gotten to use a few times since I received it. Why, then, am I so sure I need a Cleobella Passport Holder ($70)? It’s super cute — that’s for sure — and it’s the perfect style for an upcoming major international trip I have brewing (more on that soon!) – but, seriously, I’m certain my important documents are just more secure in neon pink leather! Actually, I feel that way about most of my life. It’s...

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My Halloween Score (and a $100 T.J. Maxx Gift Card Giveaway!)

My Halloween Score (and a $100 T.J. Maxx Gift Card Giveaway!)

A few weeks ago, T.J.Maxx contacted me with a really fun challenge — they’d send me a gift card and I’d make the biggest “score” I could at a location — and then give two of you the opportunity to do the same! Obviously, the intention was to give me the opportunity to discover the new fall fashions at T.J.Maxx at a time we were transitioning from summer to fall — but I felt conflicted…how does one rationalize buying bunches of new clothes when they are in the middle of a body transformation? (Or at least attempting one!) Well, they shop for an OCCASION. So, I took my $250 T.J.Maxx gift card and went shopping yesterday for the ingredients for my Halloween concept. (And got a few other things while I was there,...

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Because I love *everything* more in leopard, the Mina Eye Mask is a no-brainer

Because I love *everything* more in leopard, the Mina Eye Mask is a no-brainer

Once upon a time, I scandalized my UPS man by answering the door in my leopard robe. I really wasn’t trying to seduce him — though he IS rather adorable – I just really like leopard. And for that reason I have a lot of it — and while this may seem over-the-top (being I sleep alone most of the time), is it not a good idea to feel sexy for ourselves? This fabulous Mina Eye Mask ($8) is the perfect finishing touch for my already-very indulged personal obsession. Yes Imay still have bags under my eyes when I wake — it goes without saying – but this leopard print? It just may make me feel like the fabulous lady of leisure I secretly want to be...

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Making a statement with the Syvlie Gold & Stone Statement cuff

Making a statement with the Syvlie Gold & Stone Statement cuff

I’m a blue-eyed blonde who craves the tribal, ethereal and gold — and for that reason, I’m all about this Sylvie Gold & Stone Statement Cuff ($11). The price is (virtually obscenely) right –  and this brushed gold cuff with geometric cutouts will fit into a million of my daily life scenarios (mostly because I’ll make it so). What look do you have in mind for it? I’m feeling it as distinctly southwestern – perfect for my new riding...

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Wish List: Jimmy Choo Reno Fabric Passport Holder

Wish List: Jimmy Choo Reno Fabric Passport Holder

My last few birthdays have been fairly dramatic. And while I bemoaned the birthdays that resulted in friendships demising, relationship drama, blizzards, blackouts and transit strikes (yes, ALL those things have happened on birthdays in the past decade), the one when I nearly died (that’d be the last one) still reigns supreme. And somehow…nearly a year has passed, and in about six weeks, I have another birthday coming up. I’m torn, because, part of me really wants to make it special. And the other part – if we’re being honest – wants it to pass as quickly as possible so that tradition can’t be realized and nothing progressively terrible can happen. (Because, really…there’s only so much more terrible it can...

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Bargain alert: Kate Spade Skinny Mini Faux-Pearl Drop Earrings

Bargain alert: Kate Spade Skinny Mini Faux-Pearl Drop Earrings

As Halloween passes this week, the holiday season is officially upon us. What does this mean? A whole lot more cocktail parties, and even more reason to dress in our finest. If you are me, that means — also – an excuse to go shopping and if you can find accessories that can go the mile at minimal additional expense, even better. These Kate Spade earrings ($58) from Neiman Marcus are super cute and work with that eternally essential LBD, but also whatever you are wearing all weekend long. Everyone loves bows, and pearls, and gold, and sparkle, don’t they? Plus, they are under $60. It’s a hard press to get out of dinner that...

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A million and one reasons I need the Kate Spade New York Franca Printed Plastic Cat’s-Eye sunglasses

A million and one reasons I need the Kate Spade New York Franca Printed Plastic Cat’s-Eye sunglasses

It’s late October, and no one is thinking of sunshine. In fact, everyone and their mother is stocking up with bottled water and carbs in preparation for this season’s disaster du jour – Sandy — otherwise known as “the perfect storm,” due to hit New York City and kill us all this Monday. OK, I jest – Sandy won’t kill us. We have a good month before the Mayan pre-destined death decree hits. But, it’s going to be nasty, and so the last thing on people’s minds is, well, the sun. Except mine — because my dear friend Amber and I just confirmed tickets today for Sao Paulo for January, and that’s all I personally care to think about right now. It’s been a dark year — sunshine is the light...

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Must-Have: Diana von Furstenberg Designs Yoga Mat for Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection!

Must-Have: Diana von Furstenberg Designs Yoga Mat for Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection!

Skyrocketing to my birthday/holiday wish list, Diane von Furstenberg has designed this fabulous yoga mat for the Target + Neiman Marcus holiday collection, which features products designs by 24 members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). The yoga mat will be available in Target and Neiman Marcus stores and websites beginning. It will cost $49.99. I must confess, I’ve fallen off the fitness wagon the last two weeks. With constant travel and a very busy project load, it’s easy to let it slip…and my body is already beginning to feel more lethargic as a result. Here’s for being stylish getting me back in...

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So cute: Ugg Australia Launches Pink Cozy Classic Ugg Boot

So cute:  Ugg Australia Launches Pink Cozy Classic Ugg Boot

I realize Uggs are a polarizing concept for many of you, but I’ve always had a special place in my (rather pink) heart for mine, and I am pleased as bee’s knees to share that Ugg Australia has launched a pink version of its cozy classic style in support of Breat Cancer Awareness month. UGG Australia has donated $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2012 in connection with the release of the pink Ugg sheepskin boot, which also features a signature pink ribbon at the heel. Find it at $165 here on uggaustralia.com. Ugg is also offering a pink slipper for Breast Cancer Awareness month. What do you think? Aren’t they adorable? Photo: Ugg...

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Halloween preview: Avon’s Simon and Skully Duo and Spooky Pillow!

Halloween preview:  Avon’s Simon and Skully Duo and Spooky Pillow!

You guys, I fear bugs more than ANYTHING. Like, literally anything. And for that reason, I’m sort of perversely obsessed with them, and really need this pillow! (Available at Avon.com, 16.99) Which brings me to a bit of pre-holiday introspection that I’d love your thoughts on. My all-time idol in all areas of my life, Buffy Summers, once very eloquently said: Buffy: “You’re missing the whole point of Halloween.” Willow: “Free candy?!” Buffy: “It’s ‘come as you aren’t’ night. The perfect chance for a girl to get sexy and wild with no repercussions.” And while this pillow isn’t necessarily wild and frightening it is representative of something that is way out of my comfort zone,...

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