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Round Shades: The Hottest Sunglasses

So apparently this is it for summer 2009, the big, hot trend. I am going to be upfront, I am not a fan. I do not understand the draw to looking like a strung out rocker by the likes of Ozzy Osbourne. Huh?

Obviously there is always the “it” pair of sunglasses for every season, but I do wish that this one would go away fairly quickly. It is so very early ’70s rocker chic which is not bad, just not always a look for everyone. As with every trend, it is not made for every person. I completely appreciate the Mary Kate’s of the world that are edgy and alternative, but to truly pull these suckers off, I feel that your overall look needs to be more sophisticated. These sunglasses should be the piece that throws it all off, not the cherry on top of your crazy rockin ensemble.

As with this clean look, the sunglasses are styled in such a manner that allows them to shine with sexy sophistication. Her hair is trendy yet clean swept, not all over her face and completely undone. Her outfit is structured and simple. All of these factors combined make the look “of the moment” not channeling another moment. I love a good throw back, that is why fashion comes around every 20 to 30 years, but to actually emulate a person/era is usually a bit overwhelming. Make each trend your own and make it work for the year you live in… Now!

Lanvin Paris Wouter Round Sunglasses

Your Bottomless Bag Made Easy

I am a self-admitted big bag snob. I love them. I carry my damn life with me all over NYC so I really have no other option. Wallet, check. Keys, check. Lipstick, check. Cell phone, check. Now if only I could find any one of these items in a quick and timely manner that would be nice!

Well apparently, I can. A lovely woman named Suzanne contacted me about a serious life saving product that she represents. I often get these phone calls as I am a hugely famous stylist (working on it!) and then I decide what would best serve my fashion audience. Truthfully, I don’t know who this wouldn’t serve. It seems like such a basic idea and yet so few of us have thought about finding one to save us from our discombobulated lives.

As an insert in any purse (this might be a tough one for a clutch:), you can literally transfer your life each day. I am actually “that girl” that changes her bag everyday to amp up each individual ensemble, but I realize I do not have anyone to take care of but myself and that makes a difference. Childless=Bag change. So what if you had this neat little contraption? What if you had the opportunity to change your bag everyday? Seems like an investment piece to me….

Switch it by Nan is a hidden piece that will rock your fashion world. Kind of like the hanging jewelry organizer that I love, it is your life saver that no one will even know about. Sometimes the best pieces (like Spanx) are the glue that holds it all together. No one see it, but everything would fall apart without it!!!!

Switch it by Nan

Creative Jewelry

I am always up for new and creative products, especially when they are fashionable. My wonderful and amazing film guy, Nate, sent me over a website full of crazy rings. Some had expandable cups, some had buildings, but in the end, they really were all pretty stylish. I was also surprised.

This “date” ring was one of my favorites. Not only can you never forget what day it is when you have it on, but it is also a great conversation piece. That really was the point of most of the pieces on this fun site. All of the rings are a great way to be different, interesting and basically the center of the party conversation. If you are anything like me than that is exactly where you want to be:)

Check out the full selection at A Beautiful Life