Pantone describes its 2015 color of the year, Marsala, as: “A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.” I’d have to say I would agree. I see several different uses for this color: a bold coat, as an accent with grey, and also as a comforting hue for your home! If you’re ready to get your hands on Marsala, here are a few items that are under $100!
It’s that time of year! Here are a few easy gift ideas for the ladies in your life, most of them are under $50!
For Your Techie: Consider cute storage and casing for your stylish tech girl. This cord taco from This is Ground is genius! Or consider something personalized like a monogramed phone/tablet stand from Etsy.
For Your Fashion Girl: I’m speaking from experience when I say that fashion books make awesome gifts! There are plenty of great ones for sale right now. Amazon is the perfect place to purchase them.
For Your Beauty Junkie: I’m no beauty expert but I certainly know that beauty gals love variety. That’s why palettes and makeup sets make such a great gift! You can get great ones at places like Sephora and Ulta.
For Your Sentimental Friend: Photo gifts are perfect because they are personalized and capture great memories in a unique way. You can make everything from calendars to keychains. Try places like Snapfish and Shutterfly for ideas.
For the Girl Who Has (or Wants) Everything: Box Subscriptions are everywhere! They’re great ways to try new products without completely investing. I’ve received a few of these and thoroughly enjoyed them. Some of my favorites include PopSugar Must Have Box, Jewelbits, and Julep Maven.
This past Saturday, Chante and I ventured to the Brooklyn Museum to see the much anticipated exhibit, Killer Heels. This exhibit features over 160 shoes from past and present celebrating “fashion’s most provocative accessory” according to the Museum’s site. I definitely enjoyed this exhibit; I love shoes so why wouldn’t I? Here are a few of my favorite pieces.
If I haven’t said it already, I’ll say it now: I LOVE Diane von Furstenburg! So I was more than excited to learn that she has a reality show, House of DVF, which starts Sunday. Of course, with every TV show there comes promo and this is why New York is amazing. One of the promotions for the show consists of DVF dressing replicas of the Statue of Liberty in some of her famous wrap dress prints and placing them throughout the city. I took the opportunity to visit a couple on a rainy Wednesday.
You can check out the statues at the following locations:
Meatpacking: 14th & Washington, Columbus Circle: Broadway btwn Columbus Circle and W. 61st, Times Square: Broadway btwn W 48th and W 49th, SOHO: Broadway btwn Houston & Prince, Washington Square: 5th ave. btwn Washington Square N and E 8th, Midtown East: Lexington btwn E 59th and E 60th
There is nothing like leather in the fall. This season I’m particularly into leather skirts. Yes, leather pencil skirts are awesome but there’s something about a full skirt this time around that has incredible versatility. It’s feminine with the right touch of edginess and the outfit possibilities are endless. Pair your skirt with pointy pumps or chunky boots, a blazer, a tee or a refined sweater. Here are some “leather” skirts you can build on that are under $100! Click here for shopping info.