Christmas Tree Trimmings


Instead of doing a “What to Wear to a Holiday Party” or a “Perfect Presents” post for the holidays, I decided to write about something many of you many not think need fashionable attention…

Your Christmas Tree!!

Many just think, hang some ornaments, throw on some lights and there ya go, Merry Christmas.

Ew. And don’t even think about throwing colored lights on that evergreen.

A Christmas tree is what everyone sees during your holiday party or when hosting Christmas Eve dinner. It’s a key accessory to your house, apt, loft etc.

It’s like wearing Christian Louboutins with a monochromatic outfit!

Isn’t she a beauty.

Ok don’t yell at me…but my tree is fake. All of those little pine needles to pick up at the end of the holiday, are you nuts.

But I have quite the secret. They’re called Scentsticles. They are Christmas tree smelling sticks that you place inside the tree to smell like the real thing! Absolute genius.

I was feeling creative and took some blah star ornaments and sparkled them up.

Whatever you do, don’t let your tree end up like this…

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Do you treat your Christmas tree like you would an outfit? What are your favorite things/colors/ornaments to hang on your tree? Would you sparkle’fy any boring ornaments? Let us know in the comments!

xoxo Carolyn

Fur Sure


Well New England is finally starting to get chilly. Don’t get me wrong, I love a nice 60 degree day at the start of December, but the holidays are coming and it’s time for some snow boots, gloves, and obviously FUR (faux of course )!

Ann Taylor goes out of their way to try and make me lust for their gems…and it works. Everyday they have some percentage off a sale something and free shipping. It’s too good to pass up!!

I got this toasty, chic, toffee sweater, with a detachable fur trim. Lina also invested in a black one of these beauties.

Gucci decided to incorporate fur wraps into their Fall 2011 line.

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Ann Taylor Original Gem: $69.50

Ann Taylor Hidden Gem: $23

Are you excited for winter weather? What’s your favorite winter look? Invest in any fur this season? Let us know in the comments!

xoxo Carolyn

Guest Post- Lynsey

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So I have a thing for shoes. Luxury shoes. And by a thing, I mean, if shoes had rights they would easily be entitled to some sort of restraining order against me. We are talking stage five clinger. And while this obsession is unhealthy for so many other reasons (as in I have borderline OCD), the main problem is the damage this obsession can do to my pocketbook. Think Carrie Bradshaw: “I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes.” So in order to prevent my husband from going bonko, I have to stalk these babies out for prices that don’t give one heart palpitations.

Which brings me to my gems. Three pairs of shoes bought on three separate shopping occasions, all three purchased at three different Barney’s New York Outlets. Now there are days when I go to the outlet and the only footwear available bear Barney’s own brand name (which are pretty fabulous on their own accord). But, the Barney’s Outlet is the only outlet store I have ever been in where, if you come at the right time on the right day, dozens of fabulous luxury shoes are on display at deeply discounted prices.


So just what type of markdowns are we talking about here? Think the Barney’s Warehouse Sale plus, plus. Don’t believe me? Here is my proof:

 From left to right: Alexander Wang lace-up sandals – regularly priced $695. My price? $269. Manolo Blahnik sandals – regularly priced $695. My price? Under $200. And my most prized gem: Christian Louboutin booties – regularly priced $1,050. My price? Under $200. NO JOKE. Although, I am pretty sure I was the beneficiary of a pricing mistake made on that last pair, but that story is for another time…

So for less than the cost of ONE pair of these babies, I nabbed three. And each time I had to play eeinie-meenie-miney-moe to decide what pair to get. Alexander Wang had a tough battle this last trip. There were some Dries Van Noten sandals that I still dream about at night. Anyway, you are looking at the winners. What? Do you know a better way to make that kind of a choice? It’s like picking your favorite child! Or so I imagine…

The point of all this? Get thee to a Barney’s New York Outlet. Be tenacious. Be patient. And prepare yourself for some tough decisions…


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