Kristin Davis for Belk

Charlotte (I mean Kristin Davis) is launching a line of clothes that will be sold at Belk stores. Everyone else has a clothes line now, so why not? Carrie (I mean Sarah Jessica Parker) has launched her "Bitten" line for Steve & Barry's, in which all items are inexpensive. I can imagine the same would be true for Belk clothing. The price range is said to be between $16 and $248. She will have accessories such as shoes, purses and belts as well as clothing that can be worn to work or at night. Stay tuned for the launch this Fall.


Get Reminded

With this 14-karat gold-filled "Reminder Bow" necklace. $66. They also have sterling silver for $60 and Reminder Bow earrings as well. By New York based designer Annika Salame. 212-228-4300.

Find it here: Bow Necklace


J. Crew Shoes

Their latest shoes are very impressive and almost artistic. Lots of fabric, patterned shoes designed to mismatch beautifully. "Fun fact: the author of The Preppy Handbook, passing through our office one day, named them for us." Italian metallic-leather upper with silk satin bow. Man-made lining and sole. 3" self-covered heel. Made in Italy. $250.00

Lulu metallic-leather peep toes


Dress for Success

Donate your old suits to a great charity called Dress for Success. They take your suits and give them to people who are trying to get back on their feet in the workplace.

"The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help our clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds work.

Since 1997, Dress for Success has served almost 450,000 women around the world. Each year we reach more than 40,000 women in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the Netherlands. All Dress for Success organizations are not-for-profit entities, with Dress for Success Worldwide and its U.S. affiliates having 501(c)(3) charitable status and those outside the U.S. operating as registered charities. Clothing donations and financial contributions made to Dress for Success affiliates within the U.S. are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law."


Rachel Leigh

Dazzle your digits with Rachel Leigh's bird ring! The gorgeous Swarovski Crystal Pave Domed Rings are beautifully encrusted with shimmering crystals. The Bird Ring in Cobalt has a dazzling shape with a small peacock peeking out in the center, encrusted in black. One size, $258. An instant crowd pleaser for sure!

Bird Ring in Cobalt


Recycle your Old Running Shoes

Have some old sneaks lying around the house that you want to get rid of? Consider bringing them to your closest Nike Town. "Reuse-A-Shoe, part of our Let Me Play campaign, is one of Nike’s longest-running environmental and community programs, where worn-out athletic shoes of any brand are collected, processed and recycled into material used in sports surfaces like basketball courts, tennis courts, athletic fields, running tracks and playgrounds for young people around the world." There is also a group called One-World Running that brings your donated shoes to Africa, Haiti and Central America.



Calorie-free desserts? Cute little cupcake lip glosses are a great gift idea and a way to lighten your day. The little mini cupcake containers with flip-top lids come in a boxed set includes four sweet flavors, with one each of a Raspberry, Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry style. Great party favor too. $9.50

Find it here:
Sweet Shop Lip Glosses - Boxed Set of 4


Cool new product design

A roller ball so you don' have to touch goopy cream? The Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller (whew long name) let's you 'massage' away puffiness and dark circles with a caffeine gel formula. Also contains vitamin B5 and other nutrients designed to make your eyes brighter. Does it work? Let us know. Design sure is cool. About the size of a pen and can be found at most drugstores.


Retro Throwback

Look closely! It is not a boombox but actually an iPod dock station! Has many features, one of them being microphone input and volume/echo adjustment for karaoke. $220. Put it on your shoulder and go!

Find it here:

iPod Boombox


Want thicker, fuller healthy hair?

Sounds like a gimmick, but this stuff rocks! Coloring hair can take it's toll and these vitamins are perfect for getting hair back to where it was before. Hair product brand Phyto makes Phytophanere Dietary Supplement. "Hair & Nails Phytophanere is a dietary supplement for lifeless hair and weak, brittle nails. Super nutrients like carotene, wheat germ oil, and brewer's yeast nourish, protect, and help maintain healthy hair and build strong nails." Expensive ($50), but worth it. Shake it girl!

Phyto Hair Supplement


Smythson of Bond Street has been making personalized stationery and luxury leather goods for weddings and gifts, including bags, diaries, albums, purses, wallets and writing paper since 1887. Great idea for a monogrammed, personalized gift. This Card Case is a small leather wallet with one slim pocket and one gusseted pocket for business cards or credit cards. The cover can be silver-blocked with initials. $150.

Find it here: Smythson Card Case


Black Beaded Statement Necklaces

Make a statement with a large, beaded necklace. Black is more elegant and looks great paired with all black as well. For work (believe it or not) or for play. This one found on Amazon does not break the bank either. Faceted beads of glossy black onyx lead to a pear-shaped black onyx drop with a checkerboard cut. With its single solid color, this necklace can stand out or blend in, depending on how it's worn. The 18-inch necklace closes with a fish lock clasp in solid 14 karat yellow gold. $59.99.

14k Yellow Gold Faceted Black Onyx Necklace

Tuesday a.k.a Pandora Radio, a.k.a Music Genome Project promotes radio that plays only songs that you like. You create a custom radio experience then you listen for free via the web (streaming).

"Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and let the Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you. You can create as many "stations" as you want. And you can even refine them. If it's not quite right you can tell it so and it will get better for you."


On the Fringe

Live out your bohemian 70's fantasies by indulging in this latest trend, the fringe purse. Not quite sure how I feel about bright colored ones, but this natural suede look is cute. This hobo bag is exclusive to Urban Outfitters. Snap closure at the front flap with a hidden zipper pocket underneath. Fully lined with a zip closure. 2 patch pockets and a zippered pocket inside. Best part? Has an adjustable strap. $78.

Find it here: Suede Fringe Hobo


Wrap Sweaters

Super soft and so versatile. Something tells me airlines are going to start charging for blankets, so a lightweight wrap like this is perfect for the plane. C&C California makes this one in a few different colors and in different textures as well. This jersey cardigan comes with a shawl collar. 50% pima cotton/50% modal. Wash cold. $98.

Agnes Pima & Modal Ribbed Cardigan


Rough Roses

Belts have gotten a lot of attention lately and are a great way to transform any outfit. Studded, skinny, or wide belts..they are all cool. There is a website called, that features a great selection of handbags and belts that deserves a second look. this one particular studded belt (worn by Ashley Scott) is accented with silver and gold pyramid, dome and nail head studs. $105. Italian leather, comes in black or vanilla.

1.75" Multi Color Studded Belt with pyramid, dome



This cool clothing line was started by Johnny Boden in 1991 in London and originally was a menswear line. It grew to children and women and reminds me a little of J.Crew. Click here to read a humorous story about their history. Kinda makes me like them even more as a retailer. They have a great line of Fall boots and shoes that are worth checking out too. On their US website (there's a UK one too), they let you write reviews of their apparel. I am liking this fitted, modern biker jacket. It is cotton, but it is waterproof because it is waxed cotton. $148. Comes in Black, brown or light brown.

Find it here: Biker Jacket