Holiday Gift Guide: Cool Tech Gifts for Men!

Cool Tech Gifts for Guys
Gadgets and gizmos and bits and bobs, holiday season is the perfect time gift your guy with the latest and greatest technology. Whether you are looking for a stocking stuffer such as an iPhone case or a big ticket item such as hover board, for men who like to stay up one step ahead, tech gifts are the way to go. 


1. IMOTO HOVER BOARD:  Looking for a great tech gift for guys? Look no further than a hover board! It combines athleticism, technology and fun in one sleek package. 

2. APPLE WATCH: Keep the man in your life on time and up to date with the latest and greatest in watches, the Apple watch! For those that want a smart watch without the steep price tag, check out the Pebble Smartwatch

3. USB CUFFLINKS: For the sophisticated techie,  brilliant businessman and James Bond in training, USB cuff links make a functional and fashionable gift.

4. POLAROID MOBILE PHOTO PRINTER: Instant gratification and tech toys unite with Polaroids mobile phone printer!  Great for guys and gals another fun idea is this mini instant camera and for the hipster in your life look no further than a Vintage Polaroid Camera Kit

5. THE NORTH FACE TECH GLOVES: Because what's the point of keeping him warm if he can't text you back, damn it?!

6. PAPARRAZI DRONE: Flying drones are a fun tech toy gift for men of all ages! For those more advanced gift a mini camera drone and for big spenders check out this flying drone.

7. IPHONE 6 WALLET CASE: For the man whose head is lost in code, gift a smartphone wallet case so that he only has one thing to forget;).

8. OCULUS RIFT VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET: When I walked in one evening and saw my husband at our dining room table with an Oculus mask on I didn't know whether to laugh or run. Regardless, for tech toy lovers young and old, the Oculus is a win! If you're on a budget check out this other Virtual Reality Headset.

9. BEATS BY DRE EARBUDS: For guys who like their music, give the gift of some luxury earbuds so he rock out at work in comfort. If the man your shopping for is more of an over-the-ear kinda guy, these wood headphones offer as big of a fashion statement as they do sound.  

10. JBL WIRELESS BLUETOOTH SPEAKER: Give the party guy in your life a gift he can enjoy at home and on the go, a portable wireless bluetooth speaker!


I'm Shopping For... A Red Jumpsuit!

Red Jumpsuit Fashion #streetstyle

I'm on the hunt for a red jumpsuit and am absolutely convinced that it will make my holiday party season even merrier. A jumpsuit should be a one piece staple in every woman's closet, as easy to throw on as a dress but more unexpected, and a red jumpsuit gives off an automatic air of confidence and an undeniable glam factor. 

Red Valentino Jumpsuit, Street Style

Wide legs, one shoulder and a built in silk scarf?? Talk about sophisticated! This look was a street style scene stealer and we can see why. I'm pretty sure this red hot jumpsuit is Valentino, and luckily I've found it on sale here and a stunning look for less by Ramy Brook

Red Jumpsuit street sttyle

An open back jumpsuit when done in a deep red is the perfect party ensemble. Metallic heels, a sleek clutch and an easy updo take the look from a sexy night on the town to an instant celebration hit.

Red Jumpsuit Fashion #streetstyle

Last but not least is this street style stunner gracing our eyes with a wide leg strapless red jumpsuit. Although a little black leather jacket or tuxedo style blazer is an obvious outerwear choice, worn with an army inspired jacket juxtoposes uptown and downtown glam with fashion girl flare. 

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Fashion Quote Friday! The Best Fashion Quotes of 2015

Y'all know I love a good fashion quote. So, obviously I was pretty excited when one of my first story assignments for MODE was "Words to Live By: The Best Fashion Quotes of 2015." From Anna Wintour's "dirty" word du jour to Karl Lagerfeld's profound take on fashion and violence to Kate Moss & Marc Jacobs famous "Basic Bitch" announcement, check out these fab fashion quotes!

Check out Words to Live By: The Best Fashion Quotes of 2015
by Chelsea   www.abitofsass.com at Mode


Bohemian Dreams: Bambi Northwood-Blyth for Elle UK

Elle UK Oct15 Editorial featuring Bambi Northwood

Bambi Northwood-Blyth made bohemian dreams come true in a fashion editorial photographed by Marcin Tyszka for Elle UK, October 2015. Rich textiles in burnt oranges and sultry lilacs meld with seventies inspired silhouettes to evoke a timeless and romantic boho feeling. 

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Channel Bambi's bohemian vibe by shopping current trends such as eembroidered boots, shearling coats, skinny scarves and fringe. 

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Object Obsession: Holly Dyment Skull Rings

Skull Rings

Just in time for Halloween I've rediscovered my obsession with Holly Dyment's tough luxe Momento Mori Skull Rings. Named after days of the week and each with their own personality, Holly's skull rings give serious attitude to the traditional realm of fine jewelry. Although these statement rings may be out of the price range for most, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and gold make them a worthy investment for the rock chic without a budget. 


Beauty Beat: Oxblood Nails

Who doesn't love fall season beauty? The cooler weather gives an excuse to go more dramatic with makeup (without sweating it off) and dramatic beauty looks balance heavy clothing. My favorite fall/winter beauty trend, which revives itself year after year, is deep, dark, oxblood nails. This fall from runways to subways, deep vampy red nail polish can be seen on women of all ages and styles. 

fall beauty trend, oxblood nails

There is something very mysterious and sexy about a woman wearing a deep shade of nail polish - it screams "I'm in charge." But, if vampy nails are a bit too much for you, consider one of this year's favorite nail art trends: a neutral manicure with dark red tips or a half moon manicure. Oxblood nail polish comes in a variety of shades to compliment all skin tones, including deep brown red, purple under hued reds, and black red with a hint of shimmer. The hardest part about achieving an oxblood manicure, may just be picking your favorite color;)

oxblood nail polish


For Love & Lemons Barcelona Dresses

For Love & Lemons Barcelona Maxi Dress

For Love & Lemons is known for their sweet yet sexy juxtaposition in lacy lingerie and trend setting fashions. This season their Barcelona maxi dress caught my eye as being bohemian dreaming perfection and then when I found the midi skirt and crop top version and a-line Barcelona dress I was hooked. Sheer burnt out detailed fabric is melded with transitional color palettes such as gold and aubergine to help take the styles from Indian summer to full fledged fall with ease. 

Which silhouette is your favorite in For Love & Lemons Barcelona styles?


Accessory Alert! Floppy Fedoras

Floppy Fedora Hats
Floppy Brim Fedoras - Top Row: Brixton/ Ale by Allesandra  Second Row: Rag & Bone floppy wool fedora/Ella Hat wide brimmed fedora Third Row: Janessa Leone /Rag & Bone Bottom Row: Brixton / 'ale by Alessandra

My love affair with hats started when my mom dressed me in a little pink cowboy hat for my third birthday pony party and has yet to cease. So of course, as I was last year, I can't wait to wear one of fall's must have accessories- a  floppy brimmed fedora. Choose a light wool version to camouflage a bad hair day or bring on the drama with a wide brim fedora. As a general rule the more floppy brim the hat, the more casual and a bit bohemian it seems. To play on the dramatic menswear trend this fall a wide brim with some structure but a hint of give is the hat to have. 

When it comes to nonchalant floppy brim fedoras, Rag & Bone is the most recognizable brand, and has been rocked by celebrities including Rosie Huntington and Emma Stone.  I love my Janessa Leone floppy fedora and wear it on a regular basis.  and f
or a budget buy Brixton fedoras are a must shop

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