HAPPY NEW YEAR


Doesn't rock candy champagne sound like the most fabulous NYE cocktail? Cheers to 2013!

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NEW YEAR'S EVE UNIFORM



Kenneth Jay Lane Double-Drop Crystal Earrings, Bergdorf Goodman, $115.00  |  Rachel Antonoff Dress, Les Nouvelles, $523.00  |  Judith Leiber Carrie Clutch, Shopbop, $395.00  |  Moonstone Oval Ring, Max & Chloe, $132.00  |  Fallon Bow Cuff, Barneys New York, $109.00  |  Party Horns, Tops Malibu, $12.00  |  Sparklettes, Tops Malibu, $13.50  |  Pink Suede Pumps, Asos, $47.49  

Have you planned your NYE uniform yet? I'll be counting down at a small soirée beachside, so my party frock will be a bit more casual. I will definitely have party horns and hats on hand though!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS



I hope you all have a wonderful holiday spent with family and friends! xo

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FA LA LA

Red Coral Knob, Furbish, $12.00  |  Foo Dogs, C. Wonder, $58.00  |  Lacquered Square Serving Tray, C. Wonder, $78.00  |  Chevron Ikat Pillow, C. Wonder, $34.99  |  Tamsin Classic Pump, Loeffler Randall, $245.00  |  Lollipop Nail Polish, Essie, $8.00  |  YSL Rouge Volupté, Nordstrom, $34.00  |  Mini Pouch, Stephanie Johnson, $33.00  |  Zig Zag Silk Pillow, Furbish, $25.00  |  Cora Tumbler, Zara Home, $4.90  |  Monogram Jewelry Box, C. Wonder, $78.00  |  Lacquered Square Serving Tray, C. Wonder, $78.00  |  Alice + Olivia Pumps, Shopbop, $295.00  |  Creed Fleurissimo, Bergdorf Goodman, $260.00  |  Green Onyx Oval Earrings, Charm & Chain, $115.00  |  Balsam Fir Incense, Terrain, $6.00

Fa la la la la...only a few day of holiday shopping left!

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BLING BLING


Kenneth Jay Lane Double-Drop Crystal Earrings  |  Moonstone and Aquamarine Studs  |  Yellow and Crystal Flower Studs  |  Lemon Quartz and Mother of Pearl Earrings  |  Mini Bacall Earrings  |  Clear Crystal Studs  |  Moonstone and White Topaz Button Earrings  |  Small Crystal Flower Studs  |  Else Studs

Fingers crossed to finding sparkly baubles underneath the tree....

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CHECK MATE


1  Tartan: Romancing the Plaid by Jeffrey Banks and Doria de la Chapelle, $85.00  2  Plaid Ramekin, Crate & Barrel, $1.95  3  Classic Plaid Scarf, Abercrombie, $19.00  4  Taper Beeswax Candles, MacKenzie-Childs, $22.00  5  Tartan Ice Bucket, Mr. Ice Bucket, $40.00  6  Peter Jensen Check Tote Bag, Asos, $94.11  7  Gingham Cuff, Tory Burch, $195.00  8  Plaid Bleeker Pitcher, Williams-Sonoma, $59.00  9  Buffalo Skimmer, Stubbs & Wootton, $400.00  10  Tartan Plaid Plates, Williams-Sonoma, $49.95  11  Motor Robe with Leather Carrier, Pendleton, $88.00  

The holidays really bring out my preppy plaid side...does this happen to you also?

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LA MER + TARGET



Coral  |  Leopard  |  Black  |  Gold  |  Silver  |  Brown  |  Beige  |  White

Did you know that La Mer has partnered with Target and is offering their fabulous wrap watches at affordable prices? I myself only recently discovered and clocked a good half hour at the Target jewelry counter (an often overlooked space, I'll admit) trying to decide between gold, coral, and brown. Definitely a last-minute Christmas list addition!

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GETAWAY CHIC


Gold Ball Stud Earrings, C. Wonder, $28.00  |  Shearling Trapper Hat, J. Crew, $129.99  |  J. Crew Fair Isle Sweater, Net-a-Porter, $148.00  |  Wool-Angora Glittens, J. Crew, $22.50  |  Knock on Wood Purse, kate spade, $328.00  |  Faux Fur Bag Clip, Madewell, $32.00  |  Sperry Top-Sider Shearwater Boots, J. Crew, $178.00  |  Orange and Crystal Clip Earrings, Max & Chloe, $55.00  |  Go Graziness Tunic, Sail to Sable, $198.00  |  Mommy and Me Tunic, Snapping Turtle, $148.00  |  Gold Vermeil Single Wrap Bracelet, Chan Luu, $105.00  |  Sequins Basket Tote, L-atitude, $100.00  |  Vachetta Neon Navajos, Jack Rogers, $148.00

I'm headed to the beach for a New Year's holiday and can't wait to slip into tunics and flip-flops. One of my favorites, Sail to Sable, has collaborated with the Snapping Turtle on a line of chic new tunics perfect for warm weather. I'm counting down the days until my trip and tunic weather!

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STOCKING STUFFERS


Diptyque Baies, Barneys New York, $45.00  |  Jabonería Marianella Soap, J. Crew, $14.00  |  Tory Burch Card Case, Shopbop, $85.00  |  L'Occitane Hand Creams, Sephora, $10.00  |  Dior Grand Bal False Eyelashes, Sephora, $28.00  |  Tweezerman Eyelash Curler, Sephora, $20.00  |  Malachite Soap Rock, Furbish, $12.00  |  Letter Paperweight, Jonathan Adler, $42.00  |  Rainy Day Pill Box, Furbish, $10.00  |  5 Minute Candles, Poketo, $6.00  |  Nail File Set, Asos, $14.07  |  iPhone Backup Battery, J. Crew, $39.50  |  Leather Tassel Keychain, Design Darling, $12.00  |  Korres Lip Butter Collection, Sephora, $19.00  |  Leopard Glasses Case, Furbish, $25.00

Don't forget to stuff those stockings!

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TOP 12 COFFEE TABLE BOOKS


The Big Book of Chic by Miles Redd, $47.25  |  Love Looks Not With the Eyes by Anne Deniau, $46.03  |  Kate: The Kate Moss Book by Kate Moss, $53.55  |  Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, $29.70  |  Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers by Hamish Bowles, $52.97  |  The Sartorialist: Closer by Scott Schuman, $18.98  |  Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy by Judith Watt, $22.15  |  Edith Wharton at Home: Life at the Mount by Richard Guy Wilson, $29.70  |  Charlotte Moss: A Visual Life by Charlotte Moss, $37.80  |  Good Bones, Great Pieces by Suzanne and Lauren McGrath, $19.77  |  Dazzling Design by Amanda Nisbet, $31.50  |  Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington, $19.78

My top twelve for 2012...

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GIFT GUIDE: THE GLOBETROTTER


American Fashion Travel: Designers on the Go, $29.47  |  Earbuds, Diane von Furstenberg, $25.00  |  2013 Cities Calendar, Rifle Paper Co., $26.00  |  Christopher Kon Clutch, Shopbop, $215.00  |  Graphic Image Passport Case, Neiman Marcus, $70.00  |  Rebecca Minkoff Cab Fare Wallet, Shopbop, $55.00  |  Fujifilm Digital Camera, $449.00  |  Marc by Marc Jacobs Cosmetic Case, Shopbop, $118.00  |  Travel Brush, Bergdorf Goodman, $55.00  |  The New York Times, 36 Hours: Europe by Barbara Ireland  |  Jet Set Coasters, Jonathan Adler, $48.00  |  Taschen Cities Collection, Furbish, $60.00  |  Stephanie Johnson Sumatra Cosmetic Bag, Chic Shop, $46.00  |  Shiny Gold Giraffe, Furbish, $38.00  |  Needlepoint Coin Purse, Furbish, $34.00

The latest must-haves for the jetsetter on the go....

More global and travel-related finds on The Gift Guide Shop.

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GIFT GUIDE: THE FASHIONISTA


Leopard Scarf, Tory Burch, $185.00  |  Vintage Chanel Mini Bag, Shopbop, $2,730.00  |  Mini Bacall Earrings, Charm & Chain, $138.00  |  Vintage Chanel Coin Bracelet, Shopbop, $2,900.00  |  Vogue Cover - June 1924, Art.com, from $95.00  |  Robinson Tiny Jewelry Case, Tory Burch, $85.00  |  Mirrored Jewelry Box, West Elm, $24.00 - $49.00  |  Fox Belt Buckle, C. Wonder, $38.00  |  Clare Vivier Clutch, Shopbop, $156.00  |  Prada Marfa Sign, Art.com, $429.00  |  Else Studs, Charm & Chain, $195.00  |  Pave Stud Tortoise Cuff, C. Wonder, $68.00  |  Clare Vivier Haircalf Clutch, Shopbop, $180.00  |  Kenneth Jay Lane Turquoise Necklace, Charm & Chain, $80.00  |  Leopard Pouch, Furbish, $56.00

Honestly, who doesn't love a little leopard, Chanel, and some sparkly baubles? 

See more fashionista picks on The Gift Guide Shop.

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GIFT GUIDE: THE HOSTESS


Merci Wine, Swanson Vineyards, $25.00  |  Kim Seybert Greek Key Napkin, Barneys, $30.00  |  Rosemary Tree, Sur la Table, $29.95 each  |  Blush Peonies, Diane James Home, $250.00 |  Coral Matches, New York Matches, Furbish, $4.00 each  |  Alpaca Throw, Serena & Lily, $295.00  |  Crystal Bottle Stopper, Zhush, $52.00  |  Aspen Horn Spreaders, Zhush, $35.00  |  Fox Decanter Set, Furbish, $68.00  |  Ice Bucket, Zhush, $125.00  |  Larabee Round Bowl, kate spade, $60.00  |  Tortoise Salad Servers, Zhush, $72.00  |  Waylande Gregory Marble Box, Zhush, $165.00  |  Coral Petite Vase, Furbish, $20.00  |  Zebra Salt and Pepper Shakers, Furbish, $19.00

For the hostess with the mostest....

More hostess gift ideas over on The Gift Guide Shop!

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GIFT GUIDE: THE DECORATOR


Safari Pillow, Furbish, $75.00  |  Faux-Malachite Clock, Furbish, $38.00  |  Turquoise Foo Dogs, Furbish, $82.00  |  Quartz Bookends, Design Darling, $75.00  |  Cabinet of Natural Curiosities by Albertus Seba, $39.99  |  Zebra Tray, Furbish, $48.00  |  Large Bay Leaf Topiary, Diane James Home, $430.00  |  Coral Ogden Print Tray, Zhush, $40.00  |  Madeline Weinrib Stripe Pillow, Barneys, $525.00  |  Tortoise Hurricane, Furbish, $45.00  |  Herringbone Throw, Serena & Lily, $250.00  |  Faux Python Tray, Furbish, $50.00  |  Metallic Leaf Tray, C. Wonder, $68.00  |  Diptyque Boxed Set, Barneys, $84.00  |  Elephant Tray, C. Wonder, $38.00

I think it goes without saying that the decorator gift guide is one of my favorites to compose (and receive!). Above, I've shown a few of my favorites, but there are many, many more chic finds over on The Gift Guide Shop.

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GIFT GUIDE FOR HER AND HIM


Toscana Tucker, J. Crew, $229.60  |  Vogue - August, 1964 by Cecil Beaton, Art.com, from $109.00  |  Tory Burch Haircalf Coin Case, Shopbop, $125.00  |  iPhone 5 Case, J. Crew, $25.00  |  Jo Malone Candle, Bloomingdale's, $65.00  |  Pink Champagne Peonies, Diane James Home, $350.00  |  Vintage Chanel Earrings, Shopbop, $1,100.00  |  Studded Leather Gloves, C. Wonder, $78.00  |  Clare Vivier Haircalf Clutch, Shopbop, $180.00  |  Classics in Sachets, Harney & Sons  |  Classic Link Necklace, J. Crew, $165.00  |  Cleobella Bali Boxes, Shopbop, $98.00  |  Tory Burch Continental Wallet, Shopbop, $250.00  |  Wendy Mink Moonstone Earrings, Charm & Chain, $235.00  |  First Lady Pillow, Jonathan Adler, $165.00  |  Octagon Resin Necklace, Tory Burch, $87.50  |  Vogue - June 1949 by Clifford Coffin, from $109.00

My favorite picks for your bff, sister, mother...and maybe a treat or two for yourself.  Don't forget the list goes on over on The Gift Guide Shop!  



Leather Card Holder, J. Crew, $29.50  |  Persol Foldable 714 Sunglasses, Mr Porter, $360.00  |  Signature Utility Tote, Bonobos, $125.00  |  Glacier National Park Print, Art.com, $24.99  |  Barbour Hip Flask, Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods, $59.00  |  Ebbets Fields Flannels Ball Cap, J. Crew, $45.00  |  Handkerchief Set, Cicada for Him, $40.00  |  Through China with Twenty Snobs, Nick Harvill Libraries, $60.00  |  Chambray Tie, J. Crew, $59.50  |  Vintage Nikes, J. Crew, $80.00  |  Gingham Pocket Square, J. Crew, $39.50  |  Leather Top Dopp, Jack Spade, $155.00  |  Gingham Cotton Tie, Mr Porter $60.00  |  Aesop Dapper Gentleman Grooming Kit, Mr Porter, $150.00  |  Woodgrain Leather Valet, Jack Spade, $195.00  |  iPhone Backup Battery, J. Crew, $39.50  |  Juniper Ridge Soap, J. Crew, $10.00 

A little something for the man in your life...

Shop more manly finds on The Gift Guide Shop!  

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THE GIFT GUIDE SHOP


As you all know, holiday gift guides here on KM are taken very seriously, so I felt it was my duty to step it up a notch this year and create not only the guide to end all guides, but a whole glorified Gift Guide Shop. Over on the shop you'll find categories such as the hostess, decorator, foodie, fashionista, and much, much more. I'll be adding more finds in the coming days and reporting back the best of the best here. What are you waiting for — go check it out!

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