What I Want Now: Oversized Scarves

I've lamented in the past how I've longed for an oversized scarf, but I'm in New York for work and I forgot to bring mine! Well, baby it is C-O-L-D outside. I'm particularly obsessed with neutral oversized scarves, like the blush one above. It compliments winter whites perfectly and would be an easy neutral to pack when traveling. So, while I'm working from my warm room at the Archer Hotel (great place to stay in NYC, btw) - I'm getting prepped for my 10 minute scarf shopping sessions before meetings this morning:). 

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Beauty Beat: Dark Lipstick

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Dark, vampy lipstick is a makeup trend made for winter, and with all the parties this time of year it is the perfect time to try a new beauty look! I've been committed to oxblood nails every fall/winter for a decade, but I'm taking the rich hue a step further and am embracing a rich bordeaux lip this year. 

Dark lipstick in an oxblood or deep wine hue makes women look mysterious and sexy and in control, and I can speak from experience - it also makes you feel fierce! From crayons to glosses to traditional matte lipsticks, there are plenty of dark formulas on the makeup market at the moment. Just make sure to choose a shade that compliments your coloring. I have blond hair and light skin (similar to the top right photo) and found my perfect dark lip duo in Bite's cashmere lip cream in burgundy and Sephora lip liner in pleasant plum. 

A couple tips when taking this trend to the streets, line and fill your lips with a lip liner in the same color first, take your lipstick with you for touch ups and  don't forget to use a lip brush when applying a dark lipstick or even gloss, the precision is imperative!

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Gifts for iPhone Addicts

We all know her (in fact, we may even be her) that women who practically sleeps with her iPhone on her pillow, who never took a bad Instagram shot, and who's biggest fear is having her phone battery dip lower than 50%. This holiday season get the iPhone addict in your life something she will surely not be able to live without; From iPhone tracking stickers to instant smartphone printers here are some of the newest and coolest iPhone accessory gifts for her. 

 iPhone Gifts for Women

9. Echo tech gloves (also love this colorful pair
14. (Left to Right) Dannijo iPhone 6 case (similar iPhone 5 here) / Metallic iphone 5 case /  Flamingo print iPhone 6 case  
16. Bluetooth Cell Camera Shutter Remote

**View more of my gift guides here**


Winter Trend: Colorful Fur Coats

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Baby it's cold outside, and what better way to beat the chill then to wear something warm and cozy. I know, fur is not nice, blah blah blah... But it is so warm and luxe that the fashion crowd is taking it to new levels and trending bold colorful fur coats. Designers are also doing great faux fur coats these days, so you can get the look without the guilt. 

For the past few winters patchwork fur coats in multi colors and tones have been street style show stoppers. From fur bomber jackets to fur capes to classic chubby coats, these  trending styles will take any look to the next level. 

street style, striped faux fur

Stripes are another popular trend in fur. Kate Moss is a fan of striped fur coats as are fashion editors and models alike. To tip toe into the look, try one of this striped faux fur scarf. 

Jewel colors are another popular way to embrace fur jackets. Worn with jeans and booties jewel colored fur coats make women channel their inner rockstar. 

colored fur coats, street style

When all is said and done, in my opinion, if you're going to wear a fur coat, then it better be absolutely freakin' fantastic, so you can look as fierce as you will feel. Of course there is always a chance that an asshole dressed up as a dead cat will throw red paint on you, but life's made for taking risks. 

So, from patchwork to colorblock to stripes and solids, I've been shopping and here are my top picks for colorful fur jackets and standout faux fur coats:

Left to right: Nina Ricci patchwork faux fur coatAsos faux fur patched coatElizabeth & James striped fur coatP.A.R.O.S.H. green paneled fur coatElizabeth & James colorblock fur coatYves Saint Laurant colored fur cape

Left to right: Jennifer Kate fur coat, Wanderlust faux fur coat, Prabul Gurung purple fur jacket, Armani blue fur jacket, H Brand fur cape, Trilogy green fur coat

*Images: Marie Claire, Pinterest, Stolkholm Streetstyle, FabSugar


Holiday Gift Guide: Fitness Gifts for Her

Whether you're searching for the perfect gift for your yogi sister or the running diva in your life, fitness gear is a welcome and useful gift! From luxe Fitbits to neon sneakers to printed yoga mats, below are a few of the fitness gifts on my wish list. 

Fitness Gear Gifts for Women

1. Lululemon Gym Bag $148: Make sure colleagues know your gal is a fashionable fitness fiend by gifting her a stylish and coveted Lululemon duffel bag. 

2. Tory Burch for Fitbit Necklace $175 and Tory Burch Fitbit Bracelet $195: Great gifts for health minded ladies who like a bit of luxury, Tory Burch for Fitbit makes counting calories look enviable.  

3. Under Armour Headband $16: Add a touch of brightness to your workout gear while keeping warm this winter with a fleece fitness headband.

4. Belkin Sportfit iPhone Armband $30: An iPhone case armband makes working out sans handbag convenient. A great gift for runners and gym rats alike!

5. Northface Running eTip Glove $25: Northface eTip gloves are necessary for iPhone addicts who can't take the cold. Combined with a reflective color and moisture wicking properties, these make the perfect gift for women who run rain or shine. 

6. Nike Flex Running Shoes $65: Gift your fitness gal a pair of bright colored Nike - top rated for comfort and performance- they will surely make her moves noticed.

7. Yeti Yoga the Rowen Yoga Mat $60:  A patterned yoga mat is the coolest gift for the yogi in your life. 

8. Camelback Water bottle $25: Forget plastic and gift some fitness gear that good for the environment and cute to boot! 

9. New Balance Down Jacket $219: Keep warm while looking cool on the slopes this winter with a printed down jacket from New Balance. 

10. Lululemon Yoga Block $12: A cute colored yoga block is a great fitness gear gift to act as a unique stocking stuffer or accompany a yoga DVD. 

11. TruEnergy Earbuds $40: Ear buds made specifically for women to wear while exercising 

**View more of my gift guides here**


Object Obsession: Okapi Handbags

 Okapi handbags
All shown Okapi handbags available here

I have a new handbag obsession, and it is called Okapi. Based in South Africa, the line handcrafts each bag, working with indigenous farmers and tanneries. Better yet, every part of the hand bag is ethical and sustainable including the leathers and signature gold-plated horn charms. Thus the thousand plus price tag is a bit easier to rationalize;) 

First on my list of musts is Okapi small shoulder bag with detachable tassels, but you really can't go wrong with any of the unique designs. See more of Okapi's breathtaking handbag styles here.

*Images via Net-a-Porter


Take On Party Season In Sequin Pants!

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Last holiday season I posted on sequin jackets (which I still love), but this season I decided to embrace my inner party girl and homage to sequin pants! I know what you are thinking... but rest assured you don't have to be an Olsen twin or a fashion model to rock the look. As the Gypsy Sisters say, "Bling Bling Baby." 

sequin pants - street style
White sequins are a refreshing change from expected metallics. A lose fit pant keeps the look sophisticated. 

sequin pants - street style
Channel your inner rockstar by day with sequin leggings, trainers and a statement tee.

gold sequin pants
Go for the gold! Pair gold sequin pants with winter white, basic black, or a pop of color - for holiday parties you can't go wrong when sticking to this timeless metallic!

sequin pants - Taylor Tomasi Hill- streetstyle
Taylor Tomassi Hill made her sequin print pants day to night appropriate with a solid top and killer shoes. You may want to add a moto jacket to beat the chill, just an idea;)

When wearing blinged out leggings try classic black pumps to elongate legs

sequin pants and sweater 
Sequin track pants worn with a chunky sweater make a perfect winter combo.

 More is more when you are an Olsen twin. Fur and sequins... bring it!

Sequins become daytime appropriate when paired with business worthy extras. 

So, tell me I'm not alone in craving a show stopping pair of stunna pants? Well you're welcome because I've done a bit of online browsing to find the bests sequin trousers and leggings out this season, have at it;)

Slouchy Sequin Pants
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Skinny Sequined Pants

sequin leggings
Paige sequin front pantsWildfox Skinny Sequin Pants (also in blue), BCBG Sequin Pants, French Connection Sequin Leggings, Lovers Friends sequin trousers (also in black here)

*Images via  Harper's Bazaar, Pinterest, Stockholm Streetstyle, And So We Ramble, Style.com