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Remember those leg warmers from the 80’s that were made famous by Jennifer Beals in Flashdance… well, there baaaack!  And to the delight of all that felt they were tacky anything but flattering (myself included) they have come a long way baby!  With a few different variations of the “classic” look, these toeless socks are all the rage on the runways and can even be seen in Michael Kors 2010 RTW line, and Vera Wang’s Fall 2010 line as well.  Here’s what you can expect to see, and the best way to wear the look well!

Cashmere leg warmers– This look can be worn with Gladiator sandals to

Michael Kors RTW Fall 2010 line

give the “illusion” of a high boot.  They can also be worn along with slouch boots to add depth and dimension.  You can thank  Michael Kors for this fabulous look.

They’re sure to be available everywhere  in the neutral hues for the season including- beige, black, gray and brown.

Thigh high leg warmers– Not usually the first thought when it comes to leg warmers, thigh high hosiery ARE in fact considered and categorized under leg warmers.   I assume it’s because they are footless!  Nonetheless, they too are all the rage for fall (Alexander Wang and Vera Wang) and can be worn best with short wool, fitted and pleated skirts.

Vera Wang RTW Fall 2010 line

The hosiery can be worn over platforms, flats or booties for an elongated and sexy leggy look! HOT HOT HOT!!!! Where can you find these great looks for less? has what you’re looking for and more!

Another great spot to shop for this look-

The thrill is always the deal! Make it fabulous!


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For almost 70 years now Coach has been a name known for fine leather goods. 

Coach Poppy Applique Glam Tote $278

Coach has stepped up and out of the “comfort zone” that it’s known for to target a much younger and hipper audience with the Poppy C Glam line.

This line includes hobos, totes and backpacks with groovy style and embellished charm sure to win over any up- and- coming fashionista or trendsetter.

Would mom like it, probably not, but lucky for her the line does include much “calmer” colors and traditional Coach designs. Prices for the bags start around $200, but can cost as much as $500 for the larger bags, such as the gold sequins backpack.

You can find these bags at most major department stores including Macy’s.

Coach Poppy Sateen Pocket Hobo $268

Poppy Sequin Groovy $258

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“I don’t want to own anything until I know I’ve found the place where me and things belong together.  I’m not quite sure where that is just yet.  But I know what it’s like… It’s like Tiffany’s…” (Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

Spoken like a woman after my own heart, Ms. Golightly perfectly sums up the relationship that many have had with Tiffany’s since its beginnings back in 1837.

Tiffany & Co. has and continues to represent fine quality and prestige to

Tiffany store at 5th ave. and 57th st. NY

women (and men) worldwide. The fine jeweler’s flagship store is still located at the corner of 5th avenue and 57th street in Manhattan, NY (the fashion capital of the world) and is just as highly regarded today as it was over a century ago. In addition to this landmark site, the company also operates 64 other Tiffany & Co. stores in the U.S., and 103 Tiffany & Co. international stores.

Although they are known for their exquisite Tiffany setting diamonds, Tiffany and Co.’s specialties extend far beyond diamonds and jewelry.  They also offer sterling silverware, china, stationary and accessories- everything needed for the blushing bride to be or the soiree hosting socialite. But if you are a justice of the peace marrying type; or a chips and salsa type of host, you needn’t worry, Tiffany’s has something affordable for your wallet as well!

There are a few things that the buyer should be made aware of before purchasing from Tiffany’s:

Fact: A Tiffany’s gemologist was instrumental in the standard use of the metric carat as a weight standard for gems.  This is the standard that is still used today by fine jewelers everywhere!

Fact: Tiffany standards for both sterling silver and platinum are used as the United States standards for these precious metals.

Fact: The well know trademark stamp “Tiffany & Co.” was originally created for and appeared on Tiffany stationary products- It now appears on all of their fine jewelry to show true authenticity.  If it doesn’t say “Tiffany & Co.” it isn’t real!

Fact:  There is NO SUCH THING as a Tiffany outlet store.  There are NO SALES so if you see this promotion being offered online, don’t fall for it!  To make sure that you are getting an authentic Tiffany product, it is best to order directly from the company website, or buy directly from a Tiffany store.

authentic Tiffany and Company charm bracelet.from an authentic Tiffany and Co. store. (Look for the blue box)

Fact: EVERY WOMAN needs and deserves a piece of Tiffany and Co. jewelry.  Whether it’s a diamond, gold pendant, or silver charm bracelet- it is necessary! Just like a relationship, fine jewelry is an investment that withstands the tests of time.  Skimping on jewelry is like skimping on love;  Now who would do that?  Surely not you!

So to all of you Holly Golightly’s out there;  Go forth, or shall I say 5th (avenue that is) and see for yourself why breakfast, lunch and dinner can and should be had at Tiffany’s.  How much is that diamond in the window?

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I’ve always been a fan of Dooney and Bourke, so I wasn’t too surprised at just how adorable their new line (Summer 2010) handbags are. I found this wonderful jewel of a bag while out shopping at Macy’s this past weekend.

The Tear Drop Hobo is next on my list of summer must haves! The bag comes in navy, red, sand, natural, beige and brown but my favorite is the black one.  Which color tickles your fancy?

About the bag:

Tear Drop Hobo DE657


  • L 13″   W 3″   H 11″
  • One inside zip pocket
  • Cell phone pocket
  • Inside key hook
  • Adjustable, detachable dog hook strap.
  • Strap drop length: 21″
  • Lined

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The quintessential must have of this season is any and all things METALLIC!  Add pizazz to any ensemble with this fabulous metallic patchwork hobo bag by Miss Sixty. The bag has detailed metallic panels and a drop zip charm that

adds just enough flair and dazzle! Get it now for just $101.45, while supplies last!

About the bag:

Body: 70% PVC, 30% polyurethane
Lining: 80% polyester, 20% cotton
Width: 47cm
Height: 36cm

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What a wonderful new expression on the ever classic strand of pearls that every girl has!  Ann Taylor has added a dainty and tasteful bow to this traditional and elegant look!

Pearls with a bow $19.88 from Ann

The bow adds just enough flair to make your pearls the perfect accessory for any summer look!  And, dare I say it– why not try this at home!  Who doesn’t have a strand of pearls lying around, just waiting to be be-dazzled.  Who says you can’t reinvent the wheel?  Enjoy!

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hand model Carrie Winchester-Jenkins

Big Buddha Bag from DSW- $65

Bracelets and Bangles for Charlotte Russe $8

How I look in them….PRICELESS!

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