Lazuli Roll-Neck Knit Sweater for Fall

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Great new sweater design from "designer extraordinaire" Isabel Marant who can seem to do no wrong season after season. While the knitwear top (seen above) looks very simple by itself...it looks incredible on the model. It's the perfect chunky knit cream sweater to kick off your fall 2015 wardrobe. The top is made from heavyweight wool and alpaca blends. Marant's Lazuli ecru … [Read more...]

Already Obsessed with The Row’s Cashmere Cardigan

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One of my all time favorite lines is the "always stylish" Row. (my biggest indulgence) The clothes are simple, incredibly easy to wear and "have a look". Although pricey, many of the pieces can be worn for season's to come and are perfect wardrobe staples. For example...The Row's grey-melange Caro cashmere and silk blend cardigan (seen above) with the longer back is the perfect … [Read more...]

Must-Have Vintage-Inspired Jeans from Amo

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In today's day and age, you can never have too many pairs of jeans. However, when it comes right down to it you always have that "one" favorite go-to pair. I have countless pairs in my closet but always gravitate to the pair that are the most comfortable. I'm ready for another pair just like that....comfy and trendy. I totally love these vintage-inspired new arrivals from Amo. … [Read more...]

Balenciaga Wedges Keep Your Ankles Happy

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Lately, I've been looking for open toe shoes that have a wedge due to an Achilles tendon problem. Hard to believe but a wedge is the most comfortable shoe to help with this nagging ankle problem. While on my typical hunt for chic and comfy I rediscovered Balenciaga's shoes and fell in love with their wedges. Although I haven't been a fan of their handbags (passe in my book) for … [Read more...]

Does Your Handbag Need a Raincoat?

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There's nothing more annoying than getting caught in the rain while your out of town. I was in NYC yesterday and of course it starts to rain. My girlfriend and I are using our best bags that actually came with raincoats that we don't have with us. There was this sinking feeling OMG there go our bags! We darted into the first store we saw, and they were kind enough to give us … [Read more...]

Lavender, Verbena or Both?

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Recently I received an email from an online Gumdrops shopper. She said, "Betsy, I always love all the cosmetics (shadows, glosses, polishes and more) that you blog about. The products you write about are so different (green lipstick, gray lipstick, yellow polish), and I totally love the lines that you share. I hadn't heard of Charlotte Tilbury or Illamasqua makeup before … [Read more...]

Loro Piana’s Most Versatile Accessory in White Cashmere

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There's nothing more gorgeous and truly timeless than Loro Piana's white Cashmere Fringe-Trim Opera Stole. Could have just used this on my recent vacay in Nantucket. While the days were hot and sunny, the nights were a tad chilly, and this would have been the perfect accent piece for all my casual evening outfits. This stunning piece is approximately 79"L x 28"W, the perfect … [Read more...]

Affordable Fashion Goodies from Our Favorite Online Retailer

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Just thought I'd mention that one of my favorite online retailers (Barneys) is marking-down many spring and summer goodies right now. Designer items are now marked down up to 75 percent off. Many of these stylish pieces are waiting just for you and, of course, me! You'll find so many trendy pants, tops, handbags, shoes, sneakers, and more! We all know Barneys is always packed … [Read more...]

When Life Hands You Lemons Shop Dolce & Gabbana

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I love Dolce & Gabbana's latest whimsical bags but here's the thing...they're seasonal, very pricey and made of cork or raffia. Although Dolce & Gabbana's bags are totally adorable, they're well over three grand (closer to four) and the bags are totally summer. Sadly, many of us have passed on summer shopping and are already purchasing fall. Money to burn on these … [Read more...]

Fashion Scoop from Shopbop & A Great 3 Day Sale Thrown In!

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One of our favorite online retailers is having an incredible three-day sale! You guessed it! Shopbop and they always have the best fashions and subsequently the best sales. The sale is from Tuesday June 23rd til Thursday June 25th! I'm sure there's so much shopping you can get done in the next three days. Just think of all the fun you can have making some incredible fashion … [Read more...]