The ‘Kor’ Winter Essential


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Before we left for NYC, we knew finding the perfect, toasty coat was at the top of our to-do list. Walking around the city, you want to feel comfortable in whatever you are wearing and definitely don’t want to be shivering when walking store to store in Soho or bargaining on Canal Street. Lucky for me, I went to TJ Maxx a few weeks before jet-setting to NYC and found a gorgeous army green, Michael Kors jacket with a fur collar! I was soo excited! However, I was a bit nervous about flipping over that TJ Maxx tag to see an expensive price. Well I held my breath, closed my eyes, and flipped it over, only to open and see a ruby red sticker over the original TJ Maxx price!! Needless to say, more excitement ensued!

Take a look at this beauty!

Kourtney Kardashian, Anna Wintour, and Olivia Palermo wore fur trimmed jackets in NYC too!

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Still wondering about that little red sticker? Well….

Original Gem: $600

Hidden Gem: $150!!!

Do you have any fur accents on your winter coats? How did you like Michael Kors’ Fall 2011 collection? Let us know!

xoxo Carolyn

Hats off to…


Looking for the perfect way to top off any winter wardrobe? A floppy wool hat of course!
The night before leaving for New York, I checked the weather. The forecast read FREEZING. In a panic, I took a quick emergency run to Marshalls to look for cold weather accessories! Many winter gloves, hats, and scarves are on clearance at TJX stores, so it is a perfect time to stock up for the coming weeks and next winter!
I paired my floppy wool hat with my emerald gem coat, a fur vest, and a paisley scarf! CHIC CHAPEAU!

Speaking of next winter, Catherine Malandrino’s presentation during Fashion Week gave us a sneak peek into next winter’s styles and accessories. This included fabulous hats. Take a look!

One of our favorite celebrity stylist, Rachel Zoe, also tops her wintertime wardrobe with a hat!

Rachel even considers a floppy hat as one of the 5 Essential Accessories!

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She is not the only celeb that is crazy about her Capello! Check out Vanessa Hudgens go-to hat!

Brimmed Free People Gem: $68.00

Scala Collection Floppy Wool Hat Hidden Gem: $7.00

xoxo Lina

Do you have a floppy hat? Or maybe a go-to accessory that you picked up at your local TJ’s or Marshalls?

We want to hear about it! Show us your gems!

Walking on Stilts…and Studs


During fashion week, a stylish, unique, bizarre looking shoe is key! Quite a bit of adjectives for a little shoe to fulfill, but it can be done! However, you don’t want your shoes to make your feet ache and wish to chop them off. Some shows require a bit of walking to and from, and forget about getting a cab, because there are so many people trying to get one, you are better off walking to your next destination. Well, the same day Lina bought her Emerald green gem, I found some WILD Sam Edelman Zoyla wedges dangling on the clearance shoe rack at Marshalls. Slipped them on they felt like angels! Didn’t hurt a bit! Just to make sure, I walked around the store shopping for other gems, with them on. Twenty minutes later, still felt like fluffy slippers. I yelled across the store to Lina and told her that they felt wonderful! Pretty sure I even jumped once or twice with excitement.

These 5 1/2 inch, leather studded, cut out, wedge boots were a fabulous addition to my fashion week clothing. I showed off these gems at a Vogue QVC party, the first night we arrived in NYC.

Have a look at the rest of my ensemble! The brightly colored top and jacket, paired with my liquid leggings and studded wedges was a perfect way to start out fashion week.

Quite a few people asked where I got my fabulous wedges and loud and proud I said, “Marshalls!”

These studded gems look just like mine!!

Clockwise: Jeffrey Campbell, Michael Antonia Studio, Givenchy, and of course, Sam Edelman!!

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Kim Kardashian and Rachel Bilson love a studded shoe! Kim’s gems are by Ruthie Davis and Rachel’s are by the one and only, Christian Louboutin.

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Kim was at the same QVC party we were attending too! I bet she saw my studded gems from afar and longed to know where I got them! Well Kim, if you’re reading this, now you know!

Original Sam Edelman Gem: $225

Hidden Gem: $59.99!!

What do you think of studs? Would you wear a studded wedge? Did you happen to watch the Kardashians on QVC last week? Let us know!

Check out some live footage from the party!

Fashion Week-Vogue QVC Party


Notice a certain blue jacket in the background? Yes, a fellow fashionista had on my SAME jacket that night! What are the odds!

xoxo Carolyn

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