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the memorial day sales that are actually worth your time

Because your inbox is probably as insane as mine this morning, I thought we could all use a cheat sheet. And so, your Great Big List of all of the Memorial Day sales worth mentioning is right here, but I’m starting it off with my faves – aka, the ones I’ll actually be shopping and which you might not have heard about yet. Read on

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Whenever I wear jewelry from a friend, it feels like a big ol’ hug from them. And this pearly tasseled number from my friends at Grayling Jewelry has been giving me LOTS of hugs – I can’t seem to stop wearing it.
Nab the Cleo right here – and for the rest of the look:

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Gift Guide: The Jetsetter

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They joke that their home address is the Chicago O’Hare International airport, their Instagram feed is peppered with exotic locations and impromptu road-trips, and most of their stories start with “When I was in…” . Even if you can’t pinpoint their last known location, here are a list of gifts that any frequent traveler will love to receive…once they’re back in town. Read on

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currently coveting: grayling jewelry’s spring collection

Every season, I swoon over the gorgeous gems my dear friend at Grayling Jewelry cooks up, but she launched her new spring line today, and she’s really outdone herself.

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I’m painfully torn between the Venus Necklace, which would go with absolutely everything:

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And the newest incarnation of their classic Variability, this time in gold and turquoise, which is so lovely and versatile, I just can’t stand it!

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What’s a girl to do but buy both?

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weekend forecast: gift guide preview, how to wear short boots with jeans, and more

I hate to say it, friends, but I have a busy weekend ahead. Why? Because SMC’s annual Gift Guide Extravaganza starts Monday! (I know, I know, it’s early – blame Hanukkah.) This year, we’re doing things a bit differently – I’ve asked some of the most stylish, creative, and clever people I know to share their holiday wishlists! So in addition to my picks, you’ll get the picks of the people whose flawless taste and inimitable style I’m always coveting. You’re going to love it!

What else is going on this weekend? I’m so glad you asked. Read on

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currently coveting: grayling jewelry fall 2013

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Casbah necklace / Mercury necklace / Souk necklace {all from Grayling Jewelry}

I’m pretty smitten with the newest offerings from my friends at Grayling Jewelry, and have been waiting with bated breath to show you their gorgeous fall collection. Designer Katy Kippen always manages to put together a stunning group of pieces that are genuinely unlike anything else out there, and I adore her for it. (Full disclosure: I adore her for lots of other things too. She’s amazing.)

I’m really digging the Moroccan vibe running throughout the collection, and I see a bit of a 1920s/Gatsby thing going on too, which is just fine by me. More tassels, I say! Plus, every piece is light as a feather (no aching ears and necks at the end of the day), and endlessly versatile – Katy is all about making pieces that you can wear a dozen different ways.

My rapidly-expanding Grayling collection is sure to include a few of these beauties, but I’m having a very hard time narrowing my list. What’s your favorite?

Oh! I almost forgot. If you’re in love with anything, you’ll want to buy soon…with a $100 purchase, you get Grayling’s signature Curve necklace as a thank-you gift. Talk about incentive.

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currently coveting: MiH jeans

I have what friends might lovingly call a denim problem. Because I work from home, and because I live in a pretty casual part of the world (hello, fleece lovers!), I spend an exorbitant amount of time in jeans. To the point that I’ve had to have the seats in my car replaced because they’re covered in denim dye. Truly, I’ve tried to stop. But what are my alternatives? Cords? No. They make strange sounds when you walk, and leave woefully unflattering color changes when you sit. Khakis? Absolutely not. Have you ever looked at your backside in a pair of khakis?

So, what’s a girl to do?

As it turns out, the solution lies with those impossibly stylish folks at MiH Jeans. They singlehandedly resurrected the trouser/flare jean a few years back (for which I’m still thanking them), and now they’ve just launched their latest and greatest: a collection that translates their signature denim fits into a whole range of perfectly-fitting casual pants to get us through the winter.

The beauty of MiH, as with all denim, is the fit – and friends, the fits at MiH are absolutely dreamy, whatever your figure. They espouse a more structured style, which is very good news for your physique (though it does mean sizing up, so be prepared).

If you’re petite, you’re going to adore their Brighton, a cropped mid-rise style that should land right in that ultra-flattering base-of-the-calf/top-of-the-ankle zone and sit comfortably above your hips. I’m thoroughly in love with this grey flannel version which is, let’s face it, about as versatile as it gets.

 

Brighton in grey flannel, MiH, $202 / Dream colorblock sweater, J.Crew, $98 / Wayfarer in gold, Bass, $91 /
Wendy Necklace, Grayling, $120 / Mini Gabriella crossbody, Milly, $198 / Gold stud earrings, Marco Bicego, $405

And for my tall girls, have you met the MiH Marrakesh? Long, lean, and a stunner whether you have curves or not, this high-waisted flare does some gorgeous things for a figure, trust me. I’m head over heels for this one in hunter twill, which has such a fresh feel after all of those colored skinny jeans we were inundated with all summer.

Marrakesh in hunter twill, MiH, $205 / Hunter tee, Club Monaco, $90 / Gala jacket, Helmut, $460 /
Geo panel tote, Topshop, $190 / Sylvia Piping boot, Frye, $320 / Crystal bracelet, Zara, $26

(For the record, I can’t think of the last time I styled something in which I wanted every.single.piece. quite so badly. That blazer? Those boots? The leather-trim tee? Come on!)

If you love them as I do, don’t dally…shell out some support for MiH’s daring adventure into the world of casual pants, and let’s see if we can turn them into this season’s staples. Vote with your wallets, people!

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