Top 5 Accessory Essentials – 1 of 5

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This is the first post in a series of 5, highlighting the top 5 basic fashion essentials every stylish woman has in her wardrobe arsenal. All the beautiful gems featured here can be found at Bergdorf Goodman…the most prestigious department store in NYC.

First things first,
To adorn the hands on which to perch.
A metallic ring of gold or silver,
A renaissance of which,
A timeless rebirth.
Not one with too much bling,
Just a splendid little thing.
To match with buckles or earrings.
Or simply all alone.
A statement worthy to hold its own.

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Jennifer Zeuner
Image Cred & Shop:
http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Jennifer-Zeuner-Fortuna-Gold-Vermeil-Spiral-Ring-gold-ring/prod111720032___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253Dgold%252Bring%2526_requestid%253D160244&eItemId=prod111720032&cmCat=search

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Alexander McQueen
Image Cred & Shop:
http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Alexander-McQueen-Golden-Studs-Ring/prod101140022___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FNtt%253Dgold%252Bring%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D60%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod101140022&cmCat=search

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Vita Fede
Image Cred & Shop:
http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Vita-Fede-Ultra-Mini-V-Ring-Yellow-Golden/prod109860035___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FNtt%253Dgold%252Bring%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D90%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod109860035&cmCat=search

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Ippolita
Image Cred & Shop:
http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Ippolita-18K-Gold-Stardust-Squiggle-Ring-with-Diamonds/prod91830061___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FNtt%253Dring%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D90%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod91830061&cmCat=search

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Ippolita
Image Cred & Shop:
http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Ippolita-Silver-Mini-Lollipop-Diamond-Ring-London-Blue-Topaz/prod109910022___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FNtt%253Dsilver%252Bring%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D0%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod109910022&cmCat=search

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Armenta
Image Cred & Shop:
http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Armenta-New-World-White-Sapphire-Stack-Ring/prod112780269___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FNtt%253Dsilver%252Bring%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D60%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod112780269&cmCat=search

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EF Collection
Image Cred & Shop:
http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/EF-Collection-Diamond-Double-Spiral-Ring/prod113200007___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FNtt%253Dring%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D30%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod113200007&cmCat=search

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Ippolita
Image Cred & Shop:
http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Ippolita-Sterling-Silver-Glamazon-Triple-Band-Squiggle-Ring/prod109100208___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FNtt%253Dsilver%252Bring%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D0%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod109100208&cmCat=search

Top image cred & Shop:
Chloe – Darcy
http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Chloe-Darcy-Simulated-Pearl-Solitaire-Ring-Size-7/prod108920160___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FNtt%253Dgold%252Bring%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D30%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod108920160&cmCat=search

Frozen in Time

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Like diamonds in the night,
Sparkling the sky.
As stars flurry through the air.
The glow of glimmer so light,
So fair.
Snow bright.
Even the darkest spaces,
Fill up with light.
Snowflakes in the night.
Every facet unique to sight,
And just like us,
No two are alike.
So let the ice melt,
An endless winter paradigm.
Like two hearts frozen in time.

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Image cred: http://www.jewelsglobe.com/jewelry-category/fashion-jewelry/15-unique-elegant-designs-christmas-jewels

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Image cred: http://www.silversuperstore.com/ornaments/lunt/jeweled-holiday-ball-ornament.html

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Image cred: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/1-jeweled-snowflake-terry-ellis.html

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Image cred: https://www.jossandmain.com/Jillian-Harris-Trousseau-Vintage-Jeweled-Snowflake-Christmas-Ornament~NHG3474~E24903.html

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Image cred: http://www.potterybarn.com/products/silver-jeweled-snowflake-ornament/

Top image cred: http://www.theweedpatchstore.com/jeweled-snowflake-ornament.html

A Peep Inside Bergdorf Goodman’s Holiday 2015 Windows

It’s no secret…Bergdorf Goodman is a little obsessed with Swarovski crystals and obje’t of royalty. What a dream! Check out their fabulously dazzling windows for holiday 2015:

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The puppy and lion seem to get along well.

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A-gat-e have it!

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An oceanic fantasy…covered in the jewels of the sea. Just add water.

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With a lobster for a chair and a turtle as an ottoman – you couldn’t sit any prettier than this.

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The fortune teller has an interesting face. I wonder what kind of critter he is.

Don’t Stop Walkin’ – Inspiration for the Sole

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When you’ve walked down the same hall,
Too many times than you can recall.
May your heart and your feet be brave,
To step outside the familiar enclave.
All you know is in your sole.
To explore is it’s only role.
Find peace my dear,
In all the paths you fear.
They aren’t as scary as they seem,
They could light up your self-esteem.
I believe in the woman who is you.
Because I know you can.
I was there too.
And if your path seems to crumble,
Keep on that road fearless and humble.
Because my dear,
these boots have no fear.
Wiggle your toes,
Free your soles.
Walk your way,
Today is the day.

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Image cred: https://www.pinterest.com/houseofcurrent/house-of-ads/

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Image cred: https://www.pinterest.com/thebirkinfairy/hermes-shoes/

Top image cred: http://fashionolic.blogspot.com/2010/01/salvatore-ferragamo-springsummer-2010.html

Never a Dull Moment with Metallic Tattoos

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Her skin shines like candy,
Wrapped with ribbons, foil and fancy.
A flavor so frilly sprinkled on your tongue.
For looks, for delicasy,
For fun.
Every moment glimmers bold.
In silver and rose and yellow gold.
Bronze and copper,
Fires of desire.
To tattoo your soul
On a sweet celestial stroll.

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Image cred: http://www.flashtat.com/zodiac-card-leo/

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Image cred: http://www.spoiledbrat.co.uk/blog/2015/05/celeb-craze-metallic-tattoos/

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Image cred: http://sixpenceee.com/post/98265549159/have-you-guys-heard-about-these-metallic-temporary

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Image cred: http://www.mooreaseal.com/products/josephine-metallic-tattoos

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Image cred: http://turnoversinc.com/shop/oklahomacitythunder/oklahoma-city-thunder-tattoos-metallic-66589-12-pack/

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Image cred: http://www.trailofinspiration.com/2014/06/our-new-metallic-jewelry-tattoos.html

Top 10 Pens with Panache

If you love a writer, whether friend, family member or lover…these pens are sure to put their best ideas to paper and have enough panache to be a novel holiday or special occasion gift to last forever.

1. Hermes Nautilus, $1,670

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Features 10kt. White Gold Nib and Canvas Pouch

To purchase: http://m.usa.hermes.com/leather/writing/writing-instruments/nautilus-fountain-pen/nautilus-fountain-pen-71397.html

2. Versace Gold Ion-Plated Astrea Ballpoint Pen, $295

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Features Guilloche Barrel and Medusa on Top of Cap

To purchase: http://m.macys.com/shop/product/versace-gold-ion-plated-astrea-ballpoint-pen-vr7040014?ID=1731103&pla_country=US&CAGPSPN=pla&CAWELAID=120156340001191956&catargetid=120156340002723796&cadevice=m&cm_mmc=Google_Seasonal_PLA-_-All+Products+-+GS_All+Products-_-53151159035_-_-_mkwid_bfv4WtM6|dm_53151159035%7C-%7Cbfv4WtM6&gclid=CMb8gu-fjMkCFdgDgQodWScA0Q

3. Kelly Wearstler Bijou Pen, $395

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These Unique Pens are Handmade with Semi-Precious Stones

To purchase: http://www.kellywearstler.com/desk/bijou-pen/HST0004.html

4. Kate Spade New York Red & Purple Ballpoint Pen, $36.95

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Features Fashionable Colors for Stylish Gals and Comes in a Posh Gift Box

To purchase: http://www.papyrusonline.com/stationery/notepads-accessories/writing-instruments/red-purple-ball-point-pen-by-kate-spade-new-york.html

5. Swarovski Stellar Pen, $65

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Every Word She Writes, Sparkles! Features 400 Metallic Swarovski Crystals

To purchase: https://www.swarovski.com/Mob_US/en/product?BannerID=04000660.200&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=5135985&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping&gclid=CIri-OyqjMkCFdQ2gQodUTQLVQ&SKU=5135985&SetIncludeCookies=true6

6. Porsche TecFlex Mechanical Pencil, $260

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Porsche Fans Will Love to Clutch the Braided Barrell

To purchase: https://www.penchalet.com/fine_pens/mechanical_pencils/porsche_tecflex_p3110_mechanical_pencil.html?gclid=CKjyx9esjMkCFUU7gQodURULsA

7. Montegrappa DC Comics Heroes Villains Fountain Pen, $475

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Variety of Designs Featuring DC Comic Favorites Including, Batman, Catwoman, Green Lantern, and More!

To purchase: https://www.penchalet.com/fine_pens/fountain_pens/montegrappa_dc_comics_fountain_pen.html?gclid=CPq6vo6ujMkCFdcSgQoduu8HVg

8. Montblanc Etoile de Montblanc Sand Rollerball, $1,373

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This Swift Beauty Features a Diamond in the Transparent Dome of the Cap

To purchase: http://www.montblanc.com/en-us/collection/writing-instruments/etoile-de-montblanc.html?=undefined

9. Montblanc Writers Edition Leo Tolstoy Fountain Pen, $1,005
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This Collector’s Edition is Inspired by the Russian Author Famous for ‘War & Peace’ and ‘Anna Karenina’

To purchase: http://www.montblanc.com/en-us/collection/writing-instruments/writers-edition/111049-writers-edition-leo-tolstoy-fountain-pen.html

10. Cross Click/Jotzone Star Wars Gift Set – C-3PO, $75

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It’s One of the Best Times to be a Star Wars Fan – Score This Limited Edition Memorabilia

To purchase: http://m.cross.com/products/AT0625SD-16%252f1

Furla Pearla

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Ohhh my Furla…
Precious as a pearla.
You’re the bag of my dreams,
Up way too high in the sky.
Up above over my head,
My pockets are just too tight.
The chance to unzip the magic,
Makes this luxe romance less tragic.
There’s something about that leather…
Built to last and soft as a feather.
I know there will come a day,
I’ll be able to afford
The price to pay.
At least I can dream for now anyway.

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Top image cred: http://www.style-wire.com/2014_04_01_archive.html

Getting Stoned with Kimberly McDonald

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I can only describe my admiration for the wondrous Kimberly McDonald jewelry in a poem.

Getting Stoned with Kimberly McDonald

Takes me to another place…
Like a warm, familar face.
Dipping my toes,
Into the unknown.
Swirling my feet,
in waters so deep.
But I just float around,
Watercolors of sound abound.
Facets of reflections feed me.
Speak to me.
A drink for my soul,
To quench the curious mole.
The wonder of the stones…
Sparkling stories to be told.
We whisper and laugh of tales of old.
Together.
Kimberly and I,
Getting stoned.

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Image cred: http://www.kimberlymcdonald.com

Tame the Wild Mind – A Marc Jacobs Poetic Improv

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Warm skin,
Cold eyes.
A time to think,
To realize.
Stripes to fluff a animalistic vibe,
To tame the wild mind.
“Keep a good head”
That’s what she said.

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Image cred:
Jung Ho Yuen wearing Marc Jacobs Fall ’15 for Harper’s Bazaar Korea November 2015. Photo by Kim Hee June
www.marcjacobs.com

I wish someone would invent…. Drunky Socks

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Are you a twenty-something who has ever found yourself walking back to the train from a night of clubbing and dancing with your girlfriends and your heels are killing you and you prefer to walk barefoot! But you couldn’t possibly do that because the sidewalks are so dirty and riddled with disease. Sure you could bring a pair of foldable slippers with you, but you want to wear your new Michaels Kors clutch and with your lip gloss, phone and other much needed accesories…even those mini foldable slippers won’t fit. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea…but they still won’t fit in my mini purse. What is a savvy girl to do?

Aha! Drunky Socks. They’re super thin and soft socks made with an inpenetrable layer so whatever you step on, won’t touch or harm your precious feet. Because they come in the form of ankle socks, they’re tiny enough to fit into your smallest, and most adored impractical sized clutch.

Why the name “Drunky Socks” you may ask? Well, aside from sounding catchy, at the point you will need them, you’ve probably already had a little too much to drink.

They would need to be fashion friendly to match any outfit, so they come in assorted colors and designs. And if you buy now with this special online offer, you’ll get your second pair free! Just pay seperate shipping and handling.

So there’s the business model…if only someone would invent them now. I would like to bring them to the next bachelorette party I am attending. 😄

Here’s some visual inspo to get the idea churning:

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Image cred: http://www.hercampus.com/style/make-it-work-socks-sandals

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Image cred: https://www.uktights.com/product/3181/pierre-mantoux-mary-socks

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Image cred: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/249457266829955011/

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Image cred: http://www.babble.com/babble-voices/35-for-35-things-i-have-learned-in-my-35-years/

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Image cred: http://kymx.cbslocal.com/2015/05/07/rocket-scientists-have-created-a-heel-that-wont-hurt-your-feet/

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Image cred: http://magazine.foxnews.com/style-beauty/bye-bye-blisters-love-your-shoes-and-wear-them-too

Cover image cred: https://janeandcarin.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/girls-night-with-katniss-everdeen-hermione-granger-bella-swan-and-buffy-summers/

Soooo…would you wear them?

Laser Cut – Dissecting New York Fashion Week Trends

Laser cut styles reveal beautiful illusions of icons and patterns in between and within textiles. Whether it be intricate spaces within lace, large cuts and edges of flowers and blooms or endless holes of geometric patterns – the layered on elements are taking shape all over the runway on NYFW for Spring 2016 RTW! They don’t technically need to be laser cut to get the look and feeling of the trend. They can be sheer in between opaque fabric to give the look of cutouts. Or even small appliques embellished on top. Check out some of the latest models with the look below:

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Spring 2016 RTW Badgley Mischka Collection

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Spring 2016 RTW Badgley Mischka Collection

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Spring 2016 RTW Badgley Mischka Collection

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Spring 2016 RTW –  Badgley Mischka Collection

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear – Rodarte

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear – Rodarte

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear – Tory Burch

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear – Cynthia Rowley

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear – Threeasfour

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear – Threeasfour

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear – Libertine

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear – Diesel Black Gold

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear – Diesel Black Gold

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear – Diesel Black Gold

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear – Diane von Furstenberg

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear – Givenchy

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear – Givenchy

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear – Givenchy

Runway Image Cred: Photos from vogue.com

Featured Image: https://rossdesignermaker.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/laser-cut-fashion-creations/