Gift Guide: Jay-Z Approved, Gifts with No Budget

By |December 20th, 2014|Gift Guide|

jay z beyonceYou know the lyrics (and if you don’t, you should), “In the Ferrari or Jaguar, switchin’ four lanes with the top down screamin’ out, ‘money ain’t a thang.”  Perhaps you’re not Jay-Z, but you did get a particularly large bonus this year and you have a very deserving individual on your gift list.  Bless you.  If pinching pennies is not something you must do and budgeting is a word that is reserved strictly for the government, I’ve got a heap of indulgent gifts for the most discerning recipients.  And if you’re feeling particularly generous, I’ll happily accept any of the below suggestions.  It is far better to give than receive, after all.

over the top holiday giftsKimberly McDonald 18 Karat Rose Gold Diamond Slice Cuff, $24,330La Perla Pizzo Lace Paneled Silk Satin Silk Blend Satin Nightdress, $970Givenchy Ostrich Mini Antigona Duffel, $7,900Saint Laurent Leather Biker Jacket, $5,290Fred Leighton 1930’s Platinum Diamond, $55,000Tom Ford Limited Edition Lip and Nail Box, $656Carine Gilson Aurelia Printed Silk Satin Robe, $2,005Brunello Cucinelli Mink Fur Backpack, $7,830Jennifer Meyer 18 Karat Gold Diamond Drop Earrings, $17,000Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Brush Collection, $650



Setting the Mood: Land of the Free, Home of the Babes

By |June 30th, 2014|Setting the Mood|

4th of july fashionOh how quickly time flies.  I remember last year’s Fourth of July as if it was yesterday.  Much like I always do, I had put off making any actual plans for the holiday, but was fortunate enough to not be left entirely alone as one of my best girlfriends somehow landed herself in the city as well.  To make the best of it, we got a picnic together, gathered our SPF, sunglasses, Whispering Angel, and towels and took them to the roof.  We embraced the day and the sun listening to our favorite Pandora station while partaking in some serious girl talk.  It wasn’t all stars and stripes for us though.  As I was dodging irate phone calls from the guy I was seeing, basically threatening my life if I didn’t find a way to make it to New Hampshire on the next train (do trains even go to New Hampshire?), what appeared to be the set up for a rap video shoot complete with DJ and turntables arrived on my roof.  Again, we attempted to make the best of our dire circumstances as my roof boasted the best view for fireworks that year.  However, when we started being filmed without consent in our teeny bikinis, we packed up and I tried to book the next flight to Manchester.  We never did see the fireworks.   stars stripes fashion

Lisa Marie Fernandez Alexia Textured Pucker Bandeau BikiniJennifer Meyer 18 Karat Gold Star EarringsTabitha Simmons Dolly Striped Silk EspadrillesKate Moss for Topshop Star Embellished Crepe Camisole

xx, WhyDid    

Gift Guide: First Time for Everything

By |February 14th, 2014|Gift Guide|

40-year-old-virginOne of the best parts about being in a relationship other than having someone to keep your feet warm is the level of intimacy that can be reached.  I’m not sure all guys understand that the longer you’re with a woman and the more she trusts you, the hotter things can (and will) get.  While I’m a firm believer that things should be steamy year round, even in the chilly winter months, it’s nice to have a day especially dedicated to pure romance.  So, have some fun with it and be thankful that you’ve got somebody to share your hopes, dreams, and dirty little secrets with.

sexy gifts

1. Vanessa Mooney Heavy Metal Chain Bra, 2. Vanessa Mooney Anarchy Double Cuff Bracelet, 3. Only Hearts Loulou Heart Bralette and Heart Hipster, 4. Rosamosario Bling Bling Love Playsuit, 5. Jennifer Meyer Je T’aime 18 Karat Gold Diamond Ring, 6. Jacquie Aiche F*ck Ring, 7. Kiki de Montparnasse Crochet Lace Bodysuit, 8. Hanky Panky Studded Heavy Metal Cuffs,  9. Hanky Panky Lelo Pleasure Set,  10. For Love & Lemons Papillon Butterfly Applique Bralette and slip, 11. L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Lolita Underwire Bra and Briefs, 12. Fleur du Mal Leather Triangle Bra



Gift Guide: It’s Getting Hot in Here

By |February 6th, 2013|Gift Guide|

valentines day gift guide1. Diane von Furstenberg Lock Heart iPhone 5 Case, $40, 2.Diptyque Rose Duet Candle, $65, 3. Jennifer Meyer Gold Small Heart Stud Earrings, $350, 4. Eberjey Gisele Short PJ Top, $58, and Bottom, $40, 5. Jacquie Aiche Double Ring with Bezel, $132, 6. Mary Green Good Girl/Bad Girl Reversible Sleep Mask, $28, 7. Hanky Panky Cross Dyed Signature Lace Sleep Set, $90, 8. Oscar de la Renta Gladia Sandals, $895, 9. Honeydew Emma Elegance Lace Chemise, $46, 10. Lelo Flickering Touch Massage Candle, $29.90, 11. Cosabella Never Say Never 30 Pack of Thongs, $500, 12. La Perla Shanghai San Bra, $245, and Thong, $115, 13. Kiki de Montparnasse Bonds of Love Kit, $210

The only holiday that may be more difficult than Christmas to navigate regarding gift giving is Valentine’s Day.  I feel as if Valentine’s Day is almost like some type of booby trap that we, as women, created to find out just how our men feel about us.  For instance, last year, I didn’t get a dang thing from my then fiance.  Not so much as a card.  That’s basically how I knew it was over.   It’s kind of like when our boos ask, “What’s wrong?” and we reply with, “Nothing,” throwing down the gauntlet that he better figure out what’s wrong.  A Valentine’s Day gift is essentially the same thing.  You hand me a bunch of Gerber daisies or a faux velvet box of drugstore chocolates and I’m going to hand you the phone to call a cab.  And to throw an even bigger curveball to our man friends, there’s that whole level of sexual appropriateness.  Three weeks in and you gift me furry handcuffs? Eh.  A year and a half in and you present me with a coffee table book?  Double eh.  Basically, guys are screwed, so why not just do them a solid and leave this page open on their browsers?  Not like I’ve never done that at an Apple store.  And if you’re unattached (much like myself), get yourself something extra special to celebrate YOU or get together with gal pals and do a sexy gift exchange.  At least you know you’ll get something you like.

Is it hot in here?



Why Did You Wear That: A Charmed Life

By |December 27th, 2011|Why Did You Wear That?|

 When it comes to accessorizing, I like to stick with tried and true.  This is an area of my wardrobe where I value quality over quantity.  I’d rather have some pieces that I will keep forever and ever than a drawer full of plastic beads and baubles.  One place I like to dangle bling is right around my neck.  I always have on at least one necklace… and most of the time will layer on three at a time in varying lengths.  Each of my necklaces is a simple gold chain with a pendant of significant meaning.  Not only is it a stylish way to wear your memories, it often becomes a great conversation starter (not that you have any trouble striking up a conversation with the cute guy at the bar next to you).  Just be sure to stow your jewels at night so as to avoid a very tangle morning.

1. Jennifer Zeuner Mini Wishbone Necklace, $121, 2. Monserat De Lucca Brass Labrador with Bone Necklace, $50, 3. Maya Brenner Designs California State Charm, $399, 4. Julie Tuton Wish Word Palliette Necklace, $95, 5. Gorjana Feather Pendant Necklace, $80, 6. Waxing Poetic Remedy in a Bottle Love Elixir Pendant, $150, 7. Monserat De Lucca Friendship Puzzle Necklace Set, $84, 8. Jennifer Meyer Gold Arrow Pendant Necklace, $850, 9. West Avenue Jewelry Monogram Disk Necklace, $105, 10. Philip Crangi 14 Karat Gold and Blackened Steel Letter Necklace, $755, 11. Ileana Makri for The Row Diamond Evil Eye Necklace,  $2,945

 1. Little Birch Jewelry Stand, $322. Etched Leaf Mirrored Jewelry Box, $48, 3. Grecian Goddess Bust $14.99

How very charming.