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Take Me Away…

26 Dec

Since I am stuck in Los Angeles this New Years, I’ll just have to fantasize where I’d rather be.  I’m thinking more tranquil, more rustic and more down-to-earth.  I remember as a kid growing up, I use to hate going up to my parents’ mountain house in the Poconos.  The closest thing to human civilization was a thirty minute drive and as a kid with no car,  it wasn’t a fun time for me.  As I’ve grown, I have come to understand why an escape to a secluded haven was so desirable.  It’s such places that keep you grounded.  They are stables to which you are able to reconnect with oneself, to sort your priorities and to clear out all that barricades the mind when in a daily routine.  I would love to be in that same Pocono house which I’ve frowned upon for so long, this New Years.  To be able to sit back, read a book, drink a cup of coffee (or more appropriately, tea 😉 ) all while taking in the views which surround you would be my ultimate New Years.  A time for fresh beginnings and fresh attitudes.  Goodbye 2012, hello 2013.

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[Chinti and Parker: cashmere sweater]  I’ve seen a similar sweater at Forever21 and fell in love.  Regrettably, I didn’t pick it up at the time but that’s why we are blessed to have internet shopping carts :).

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[Coach: fur vest]  Every time I come across anything fur, I think, Rachel Zoe.  This is perfect on top of the (above) cashmere sweater!

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[Classic skinny blue jeans]  Blue jeans are always an essential to have.  You can either play them down or play them up.  Either way, it’s uncomplicated.

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[Tabitha Simmons: early boot]  I want!  I want!  This boot screams country-comfy!  It’s the perfect boot to relax in or do work in.

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[Earthy costume jewelry]  No need for glitzy-glam jewels here.  Something more casual and easy to throw on is key when trying to come off “effortless.”

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“I’m dreaming of a BLACK Christmas”

22 Dec

OK – I know it’s not traditional to think black during Christmas, but it’s all I’ve been thinking about.  I know, it’s weird/strange/freaky/unconventional/almost scary.   I’m thinking polar opposite and having fun with it, though some would think I am more in mourning than celebrating.  It’s bizarre to have a desire to try something so out of the ordinary during the holidays for me, however, I love the color black so why not try and make it a staple for Xmas.  I love the traditions that come with  this particular holiday.  I love everything that Christmas is and what it represents but I want to do something out of the “norm” this holiday.  Maybe that’s why I’m going a little goth this Christmas season.  I don’t want to ever be bored or robotic about the holidays so I’m vamping the customary colors up, or should I just say, blacking-out.  I’m not so sure if it will be something I try once or will keep up for holidays to come…eh, I’ll give it a whirl.

fur coat
[Glamourpuss – Rosette fur jacket]
black earrings
[Irene Neuwirth – Emerald-cut black onyx and diamond earrings]
black nighty
[Frette – Anjelica spaghetti-strap short nightgown]
clutch
[Anya Hindmarch – Courtney  moire clutch in black printed canvas w/ leather tassel]
shoes black
[Nicholas Kirkwood – Satin pumps w/ bejeweled platform]
to do list
[Ryan McGinness – To-do list calendar 2013]
lipstick
[Givenchy – Rouge interdit lipstick]

The More, The Merrier

3 Dec

Talk about a cluster … well, you know ;). If you have a free arm this holiday, use it. There is nothing more eye catching than light reflecting on your gold, silver and (my personal favorite this season) rose gold accessories. I’m a big fan of piling it all on when it comes to bracelets, so I’m definitely going all out for the 24th and 25th this year. I can’t decide if I want to wear the gold, silver or rose gold accessories though. But then again, what’s the point of limiting yourself to just one arrangement of metal? The more the merrier!

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