The "It" List - Kenneth Jay Lane Statement Red Cocktail Ring

Saturday, December 29, 2012



This Red Cocktail Ring ($61.57) is made by Kenneth Jay Lane. The details include: a domed stone design with a gold-tone statement setting and a chunky, stretch shank.

The "It" List - Tech Totes from Latico

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Latico creates classic designer accessories with unique artisan details. Perfect for those who crave fashion without the fuss, each metallic carryall, chevron wallet or functional computer bag features rich leather treatments and extensive interior organization. Blending New York City fashion with an eye for European trends, Latico is dedicated to being a one-stop source for each season’s trends and colors, producing beautiful accessories for work and the weekend.



Latico Robbie Metallic Silver & Black Computer Bag, $225

The Robbie computer bag stylishly carries workday essentials in rich leather. This metallic silver tote features a three-sided zipper entry opening to a roomy and colorful fabric-lined interior. The perfect briefcase alternative, this on-trend, colorblock bag contains two open compartments, a center zip pocket and a cell phone, credit card and pen section. Effortlessly chic, the bag’s functional design is completed with a large exterior pocket and decorative black leather straps. Includes matching dust bag. Made from 100% leather.br />

Latico Roslyn Black Computer Bag, $223

The Roslyn computer bag stylishly carries workday essentials in rich black leather. This tote features a three-sided zipper entry opening to a roomy and colorful fabric-lined interior. The perfect briefcase alternative, this organized bag contains a center zip compartment, a back wall zip pocket and a cell phone, credit card and pen section. Effortlessly chic, its functional design is completed with a large exterior pocket and leather straps. Includes matching dust bag. Made from 100% leather.


Latico Roslyn Metallic Gray Computer Bag, $225

The Roslyn computer bag stylishly carries workday essentials in metallic gray leather. This tote features a three-sided zipper entry opening to a roomy and colorful fabric-lined interior. The perfect briefcase alternative, this organized bag contains a center zip compartment, a back wall zip pocket and a cell phone, credit card and pen section. Effortlessly chic, its functional design is completed with a large exterior pocket and leather straps. Includes matching dust bag. Made from 100% leather.

The "It" List - Panda Wood Sunglasses

Wednesday, December 19, 2012



Ethical. Sustainable. Handcrafted. PANDA sunglasses ($119.95; Available in Two Different Styles: Monroe or Robinson) are changing how fashion accessories are produced. Designed in Washington D.C. from sustainable bamboo and recycled polycarbonates, PANDA sunglasses are as fashionable as they are ecofriendly. Additionally, they will provide an eye exam and a pair of prescription sunglasses to a person in need. ecofriendly sunglasses handcrafted from sustainable bamboo choose brown or natural TAC Polarized Lenses 100% UVA/UVB Protection water resistant and float in water frame: 155mmW x 60mmH lens: 55mmW x 60mmH bridge: 30mm arm length (frame to arm bend): 105mm give the gift of vision: for every pair you purchase PANDA will provide an eye exam and a pair of prescription glasses to someone in need through TOMA Foundation.

The "It" List - Hells Bells from TaylorSays

Tuesday, December 18, 2012



AC/DC may sing a good tune but you will be sure to rock in a pair of Hells Bells ($179.99) from TaylorSays. Channel your inner punk with black gloss or take a trip to the 80s in bright pink! Bella the bulldog makes an appearance on these soles that are sure to make a statement when you kick up your heels.

Desk to Dinner Dresses

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Conquer the conference room and cocktail hour with confidence in chic double-duty dresses!




Topshop Lace Collar Bodycon Dress $72


Karen Kane 'Josh' Lace Yoke Dress Was $128.00 Now $85.76


Jessica Simpson Ribbed Trim Sweater Dress Was $128.00 Now $76.80


Tahari Cheetah Print Side Buckle Sweater Dress Was $118.00 Now $70.80


KAMALIKULTURE Side Ruched Dress $98


Calvin Klein Colorblock Sweater Dress Was $118.00 Now $70.80


FELICITY & COCO Short Sleeve Pointelle Sweater Dress (Nordstrom Exclusive) Was $128.00 Now $76.80
Available in Black or Burgundy


Karen Kane Turtleneck Dress $89


Donna Morgan Contrast Pattern Jersey Shift Dress Was $118.00 Now $70.80


KAMALIKULTURE Print Shirred Dress $85

Limited Edition O'Hare II for Holiday from Want Les Essentiels de la Vie

Since its inception in 2010, the O'Hare tote bag by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie has evolved to become the requisite everyday accessory. Now an iconic piece in the collection, the latest iteration of this style is crafted from chocolate French calfskin or organic navy cotton with chocolate leather trim and features slick, streamlined magnetic closures and the WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie signature bi-colored gold and silver zipper.

Limited Edition O'Hare II for Holiday from Want Les Essentiels de la Vie


Front access pockets, interior shoe and laptop pockets and shoulder strap distinguish the O'Hare II as the functional and luxurious solution for housing all of your daily essentials - making it the definitive accessory for any urban or world traveler.

Launched across Barneys New York stores nationwide and on Barneys.com for the XO Exclusively Ours collection for Holiday!

The O’Hare II will continue into the collection in a variety of combinations for Spring Summer 2013

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie was conceived in 2006 out of a "want" for premium, quality leather goods to house the "essential" professional and personal products for modern everyday life. Designers, Dexter and Byron Peart, with co-founders Mark Wiltzer and Jacqueline Gelber, challenge the status quo by offering stylish, functional and affordable alternatives. Inspired by mid-century architecture and design, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie celebrates unity through contrast and is at once classic and modern, masculine and feminine, uptown and downtown. The WANT Apothecary, opened in 2011, and WANT PASSPORT, opened in September 2012, are unique retail concepts as well as design destinations which feature the WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie collections and a highly curated selection of international fashion and design brands and are the culmination of the founders’ experience in branding, production, creativity and commerce.

Four Easy Tips for Finding Instant Cash in Your Closet



Closet clutter in your house, garage, storage room, we are all guilty of it. Most of us have clothing we haven’t worn for decades or only wore once and they are sadly left in our closets, taking up space. Carolyn Schneider, author of The Ultimate Consignment & Thrift Store Guide and expert bargain shopper says, ”Finding clothing in your closet is like finding extra money in your wallet that you did not know you had.” “ It is very easy to clean out your closets and make extra money for clothing that you will never wear again”.

Ms. Schneider offers the following four easy tips for finding instant cash in your closet:

• Know what sells. Designer women’s clothing, handbags, shoes are always in very high demand. Designer items from Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Prada will get you top dollars.

• Consign your items but read the consignment contract carefully. The contract gives you all the information about what your consignment split is, the length of your consignment term and how you will get paid. Most consignment splits are 50/50. Consignment terms are usually 60 days. Items that do not sell right away are usually reduced, 20% after the first 30 days and an additional 20% after another 30 days.

• For items in less demand donate them to a thrift store. When you donate your items you can ask for a receipt for tax purposes. The IRS rules allow you to deduct fair market value for the item which is the price the item sells for in the thrift store.

• Reconstruct your clothing. Thrift and vintage stores are the best for finding bright cotton patterns and interesting wool to be used to reconstruct clothing into other items such as handbags. Some companies specialize in reconstructing thrift and vintage clothing into handbags and had a special request from a customer to reconstruct her grandfather’s Vietnam army blanket into two handbags.
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