2010 November 15
WHAT: Designs by Tala Snake Skin Leather Box Bag
WHY: A crystal-encrusted clutch in red, black, or a similarly-festive shade might be the expected route to take for the upcoming slew of holiday parties you'll no doubt be making appearances at, but why go the expected route? We're loving this pale pink snakeskin---a neutral in its own right, we'd say---which goes with everything but is still glam enough for the cocktail circuit. (Prefer to go hands-free? This bag comes with an optional gold chain strap.) An added bonus? The absurdly reasonable price. We'll take two!
2010 November 12
WHAT: 3.1 Phillip Lim Bande Derby
WHY: Why should flats be anything less than luxe? These 3.1 Phillip Lim derbies come in a perfect shade of pale emerald green with a brogue-style toe, but our favorite part might just be the heel, capped in black faux-croc. Don't they always say it's the little things in life that bring the most joy?
AVAILABLE: Bergdorf Goodman, NYC, BergdorfGoodman.com
2010 November 11
WHAT: Dolce & Gabbana Lip Jewels lip palette
WHY: The temperatures are cooling, your Starbucks cups have snowflakes on them, the department store holiday windows are looming. We hate to say it, loves, but the holidays are coming (usually we try to wait until after Thanksgiving to acknowledge this). But if you want to get a head start on your shopping, what better gift could there be than this pretty little lip palette by Dolce & Gabbana? Four festive lip shades, packed in a little jewel of a case...we won't judge if you want to keep one for yourself, too.
AVAILABLE: www.saks.com, late November
2010 November 10
WHAT: Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée graduated ring set in 18 karat white gold
WHY: What if we were to ask you which you prefer, a show-stopping cocktail ring or a subtle, wear-everyday piece---what would you say? And what if we were to say that you don't have to choose? This Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée ring (although, no, it's not pearls, but 18 karat white gold) has all the architectural drama you love from your standout pieces, but it's sleek, chic, and trust us: you'll never want to take it off.
AVAILABLE: Van Cleef & Arpels, 744 Fifth Avenue, New York, 1-877-VANCLEEF