ONE. Banana Republic Waterfall Bib Necklace — I love the retro glamour of a bib necklace, most recently made trendy by the costume designers of Mad Men. While I could collect a whole box full of these ornate beauties, each piece is priced as in investment, with my favorites going well into the thousands. For a cheaper option, I chose Banana Republic’s Waterfall Bib Necklace. Priced at $198, it’s still a bit of a splurge but the turquoise pops beautifully against my black wardrobe and the simple shape is appropriate even for day time.
TWO. Fullum & Holt Classic Equestrian Bag — A white bag is an essential warm weather staple but my urban lifestyle demands one that is functional as well as fashionable. Fullum & Holt’s Classic Equestrian Bag is roomy enough for me to fit my walking shoes and office shoes and comes with deep exterior pockets to make reaching for my BlackBerry and lipgloss easy tasks without any fumbling or searching. The antique brass buckle and signaure twisted handles give the bag a very handsome and elegant finish.
THREE. Company 81 Men’s Plaid Shirt — I’m usually a dress and heels kind of gal but every once in a weekend while, I opt for something a little more laid back. Since the plaid, boyfriend tee is still hot in Hollywood, I gave in to the trend and got one for my grungier days. I chose Company 81’s signature men’s plaid shirt because a) it’s only $42 and b) I believe in going authentic. The style loses its charm when it’s too form fitting or has even a hint of ruffle. To keep it feminine, I pair it with demin leggings and sky high heels.
FOUR. Michael Kors Rio Sunglasses — Of all the sunnies I own, this tortoise Michael Kors made its way to the top the second I added it to my collection. It is now my go-to pair for any day, outfit, or event. The rounded square rectangle shape is extremely flattening for a variety of face shapes and the goldtone detail adds a flash of modern glamour to an otherwise very classic style. This was also a gift from the designer himself when I met Mr Kors making it a very special part of my wardrobe.
FIVE. Camilla Skovgaard Saddle Pumps — I discovered these shoes and the designer, browsing Woodley & Bunny’s 75% off sale in Brooklyn last month while waiting to get my hair cut. She’s still not a household name, but Camilla Skovgaard’s creations could give any A-list shoe designer a run for his money. The Saddle pumps are simultaneously sexy and classic, bridging the gap between trendy and timeless. The attention to detail and unexpected shape of this sandal/pump/bootie is amazing and works for summer or winter. The white shoes I’m wearing in my picture is another creation by Skovgaard, the Biarritz Peep Toe Pump.