Think Pink

Apparently the color pink is trending this year for spring fashion.

But when isn’t pink in for spring? If my Easter bag(s) of M&Ms are correct, then pink is always a hit as winter slowly abates.

Last fall I posted about how I love pink shoes, but my tiny stash is nothing compared to these outrageous gems from Neiman Marcus, which are really works of art but utterly impractical for commoners:

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All of these are by Italian designer Rene Caovilla, and the prices are as outlandish as the styles. The tall middle pair retails for almost $2800. Yikes.

From a style standpoint, these seem like better options for me:

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Valentino Rockstud Flats

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Kate Spade Poise Pumps

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Gucci Loafers

These pink bags are also killing me:

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Kate Spade Little Minka Bag

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Gucci Soho Patent Bag in Bougainvillea

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Valentino Rockstud Small Cross Body Bag

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Saint Laurent Small Sac du Jour in Fuchsia

The Kate Spade shoes and bag would be too cutesy to wear together, but I would love to independently rock them for spring.

 

Holiday Style

What are you wearing for Christmas? Do you dress up? Or can you stay in your PJs all day?

We’re a little bit of both.

For Christmas Eve, I’m going to wear this pink sweater with sequined elbow patches from Banana Republic:

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Images from Wearwhatwhere.com

I had to pull these images from the web since the sweater isn’t on the BR site any more. I just bought it a few weeks ago, but it may have sold out.

I wish I would have bought this to pair with it:

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Banana Republic Regency Necklace

But I didn’t, so I’m going to wear an old Kate Spade statement necklace that I bought for a friend’s wedding 2 years ago:

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Kate Spade Necklace

I can get away with jeans for Christmas Eve and these Tory Burch flats.

Gift opening on Christmas morning is casual but not sloppy:

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These are both PJ Salvage from 6PM.com.

The rest of Christmas Day involves a lot of to-and-fro-ing and a big family dinner that is supposed to be at 6 PM but inevitably hits the table around 9-ish.

I’m going to wear black pants (these) with this sweater in black, this Lulu Frost necklace and these new Rag & Bone boots, which are insanely comfortable if you size up by a half.

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Lulu Frost Big Bang Necklace

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Rag & Bone Newbury Booties

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Fingers crossed for no wardrobe malfunctions and minimal family drama. Ho ho ho!

Dear Santa

I know I haven’t been good enough to get all of this (not by a long shot!), but here’s my dream list to find under the tree on Christmas morning.

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Jonathan Adler “Vice” Canister

I love Jonathan Adler! This ceramic jar is just one of a series called “Vices,” but this is definitely the one meant for me.

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Clare Vivier Flat Clutch

I also can’t get enough of Clare Vivier. This flat clutch comes in a few different star prints, but I like this navy one the best. And I still am hoping for this bright blue bag, complete with monogram:

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AVF Chiclet Candy Bowl

Next up: This hot pink acrylic candy bowl from Alexandra Von Furstenberg. It comes in two sizes, but I like the smaller one better. The colors are fantastic, too! I’d secretly love to also open up an apple green one and have a pair.

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Kate Spade Gloves

Aren’t these Kate Spade gloves funny?

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High Fashion Rubber Stamp Set

I still like to send snail mail notes to friends and this cute stamp set would really jazz up the envelopes or the notecards themselves.

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Speaking of office supplies, I always need notepads like the swirly one on the right. And really, who wouldn’t want a jumbo cupcake scented eraser?

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This needlepoint pillow is also from Jonathan Adler. The same one was in the amazing bungalow that we stayed in last summer at the best hotel in the world, the Parker Palm Springs.

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This book! The cover says it all.