RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR IN COLOR

This photo of Cameron Diaz at the Met’s Costume Institute Gala went straight into the inspiration file the first time I saw it. The color combination is so vibrant and striking.

I was reminded of this photo when I picked up this gorgeous Amrita Singh bracelet as a little Christmas gift to myself a few weeks back. I’ll be pairing it with a similar colored dress to conjure up a little Cameron tomorrow night.

With Pantone declaring turquoise the color of 2010, what better way to ring in the new year then rocking my new bling!

Better yet, according to Pantone turquoise is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy.”

Based on that description, I can’t think of a better color to welcome in the New Year! Happy New Year to you and yours!

ORANGE FOR INSPIRATION

I am a perpetual list-maker. There is something so satistying to me about making a list and gradually crossing off each and every item. As New Years is approaching, and resolutions are already floating through my brain, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect notebook to capture all my lists, thoughts, and inspirations.
Since orange is my favorite color du jour, I was instantly drawn to the Hermes Ulysse MM. We can file this one under wildest dreams unless Santa magically places it underneath my tree.

Coming closer to reality are the gorgeous notebooks from the brights collection at Graphic Image. I’ll have one of each please!


In an attempt to be environmentally conscious, I could scoop up one of these notebooks by Ecosystem. You can find them at Barnes in Noble in every color of the rainbow.

I have one last gift to pick up today and then I’ll be wrapping my heart out by the fire tonight! Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas week!

WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT

Since much of the east coast has been blanketed in a foot or more of snow I thought I would share with you my must haves for surviving in this winter wonderland.
My first necessity for braving out a blizzard is a steaming cup of hot cocoa. Martha Stewart has a great idea for dressing up your marshmallows. Aren’t they adorable?

Next up, a comfy cashmere sweater perfect for hibernation. This one from Ella Moss looks like it fits the bill perfectly. *Plus, it’s on sale!

Everything is better in leggings!

In my opinion, the Wicked Good Moccasins from LL Bean are the best slippers to weather a winter storm in!

Finally, a cozy cable knit throw is perfectly snuggle worthy and stylish.


I hope those of you on the east cost are safe, warm, and enjoying the snow! I’m thankful I was able to catch the last plane out of DC late last night. Now I’m home and happy in New England!