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Your Best Accessory: Nail Polish

All great stylists will tell you that any amazing outfit is all in the details. One wrong shoe, one wrong belt, and you will have fallen from fashion royalty to fashion victim.

Obviously this picture is beautifully styled and has layers upon layers that I could talk about. Her sculptured hat, her velvet rose choker… Look closer. It’s like the “Where’s Waldo” of style….

Nail Polish! Every week when I get my nails done it is like I am choosing who to transform into. The vampy seductress with ruby red, the rocker chic with florescent pink or the classic goth girl with dark blackish red? Lately deep purple is my winter choice.

Remember that everything you choose from your clothes to your hair to your nails helps to define your look, your style. This week I am going to try out my flirty, innocent side with Essie’s ballet slipper…. I don’t think flirty and innocent will last much into the weekend, but at least my nails will look good:)

OPI: La Collection de France

Cocktail Rings

I own 20. Okay, 25. Alright, if I am being honest with myself it may be more like 30…. I just can’t help myself, who doesn’t want a piece of jewelry that says don’t mess with my bling! Gone are the days of subdued jewelry and here are the days of over-sized fantastic fabulousness.

Cocktail rings, just like these by Kenneth Jay Lane, are an easy way to put that stamp of style on any outfit. They are a stand alone piece, meaning that it only takes one to complete an entire look. Stop fidgeting with other jewelry and and take the easy way out this time. Just like the LBD, it is a sure fire item. If the size is overwhelming and you need a little hand holding to get into this trend, try the clear stone or something a little less flashy. You can do it, I promise:) Plus, if you end up in a street alley in a west side story type of scenario, it doubles as weaponry. Leave the mace at home, this stylish item serves double duty.

Kenneth Jay Lane Square Cocktail Rings

Feather in my Hat. Fabulous.

Am I Angelina Jolie in Changeling? NO, but at least I can mimic her style. I love, love, love anything fabulous and feathers definitely fall under that category. As I have noted before (I am sure you remember because you memorize my blog), hats, gloves and scarves are the best way to spice up your winter look. A throwback to the early 1900′s with this classic winter hat keep you warm and stylish. Functionable fashion people! Add a brazen red lipstick, plumper included, and Maddox might just mistake you for mom. Brad not included.

Urban Outfitters Feather Cloche


Pretty Political Pearls

In light of the election, I think it is time that we all step up to the plate and rock a little Jackie O style. Because ladies, classic never fades. Whether you are Republican or Democrat, this style is an instant pick me up for anyone. Like everything I discuss, it is all about making it your own!

Personally, I was never the individual pearl strand type of gal. And if you are no Charlotte from Sex and the City either, why not choose a strand that is either long or layer them up. Classicly funky never looked so good. Pin a small broach on your pearls for a personal touch or just buy a set, like these fabulous ones, that already have your flair built right in. Jackie O, 2008.

Carollee Faux Pearl Necklace with Crystal Flower Accent
$75.00 each

Lovely Long Leather Gloves

This is one of the most fabulous winter accessories a lady can own. Too often not enough attention is paid to the details and that is where you can really set yourself apart. This is also the most inexpensive way to change up the foundation pieces of your wardrobe. Buy the basic, yet beautifully constructed, winter coat and add your own style through different gloves, hats and scarves. Long gloves add a sexy throwback to a time when fashion was exquisite at all times. Not to mention that they actually keep you warmer because they cover your arms! Never ask again what to do with your 3/4 length sleeves. If it is not too chilly, add them to a blazer and tuck the sleeve in. Add a scarf and poof, you are a stand-out style icon! Never forget that fun neutral colors are always the more interesting choice. This bronze ruched glove is classic, funky and stylish all at the same time. Love them.

Calvin Klein Ruched Leather Gloves