Ankle Booties

Ankle Booties are useful, versatile and add an instant update to your wardrobe! They can become the workhorse of your wardrobe because they can be worn with shorts, skirts, skinny jeans, flare jeans and they can totally chic up dresses!  They also span the seasons.

The ankle boots selected are diverse in price point and look, but similar in usefulness and adding a cool factor to your outfit!  If you buy one boot this Fall make it an ankle bootie!

Autumn Outdoor Inspiration

Terrain in Westport, CT is one of the great inspirational garden shops in the Westchester, NY/Fairfield, CT area.  They provide a fashionable feast for the eyes with amazing creative and colorful vignettes at every turn. They have outdoor offerings like landscape services, plantings, planters, garden accessories, garden tools, architectural items and outdoor furniture, as well as, indoor items like plants, specialty food items, unique serving pieces, interesting tabletop, scented candles galore, distinctive planters, books, exquisite gift items, etc.  They also have a delightful Garden Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating (seasonal).  The food is delicious and the breads are fresh baked all day long.

My girlfriend and I made our seasonal visit recently for Autumn Outdoor Inspiration.  I was looking specifically for ideas for the two urns on my front steps. After much contemplation I chose Millet as my “statement piece”. It is a grass-like plant with lime colored foliage and brown fluffy puffs. Wikipedia says, “Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.”  (I was informed at Terrain that Millet will seed toward the end of Autumn and I should harvest those seed, store them in my garage and plant in the Spring – I may give it a go!)  Assorted small and miniature pumpkins and ghourds serve as my arrangements “accessories”.  Here is the result…

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The photos that follow are the Autumn Outdoor Inspiration we enjoyed.  Amazing how many ornamental squash varieties exist, size and colors of pumpkins (I only knew orange pumpkins growing up).  I am always in awe of the originality and creativity of the displays and arrangements!  Hope you are inspired in some way too…

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The Millet I chose (below)

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More Millet (below)

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Thought this plant was beautiful!  Celosia Intez (below) with pansies.

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Indoor decorative pumpkins.

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Have you found your Autumn Outdoor Inspiration?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

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Modern Mix

I was very fortunate to be a guest at the exquisite book signing event for the new inspirational, beautiful and useful design book Modern Mix by Eddie Ross with Jaithan Kochar.  The event was organized and hosted by Elizabeth of the Entertaining and Lifestyle Blog, Pretty Pink Tulips at The Apawamis Club in Rye, NY.  J.McLaughlin contributed to the stunning decor by providing the colorful reusable bags, gift certificates packaged beautifully and a local Rye home design store, Nest Inspired Home provided a generous raffle prize.  Outdoors Contained, a local Rye business, provided unique centerpiece arrangements and talented Rye photographer Stefan Radtke chronicled the event.

It was a fabulous “Modern Mix” of fashion as well!  I was pleased and proud to see the attendees in chic, classic and current ensembles with plenty of on trend touches like lace, fur, tassels, fringe, suede and so on.  Enjoy the fashion show that follows…

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Elizabeth of Pretty Pink Tulips with Jaithan (l) and Eddie (r).                            Photo by:  Stefan Radtke

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Elizabeth setting up event looking chic and beautiful in classic black and white with a fabulous tassle necklace.                                                                                               Photo by: Stefan Radtke

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Elegant, chic and on trend in a MSGM dress with lace and leather detail.      Photo by: Stefan Radtke

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Rocking the 70s trend in a great suede fringe skirt.                                                  Photo by: Stefan Radtke

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Updating a classic boucle dress with a trendy fur accessory.                        Photo by: Stefan Radtke

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Fur accessory with a classic winter white dress and a beautiful jewel tone dress with embellished fabric.

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Missoni skirt with a classic knee-high boot and exotic animal print with chic bootie.

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Celine Micro Luggage handbag and Hermes enamel printed bracelet.       Photo by: Stefan Radtke

 

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Table decor was colorful and thoughtful!

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Modern Mix for each attendee.                                                    Photo by: Stefan Radtke

 

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Table centerpieces were each unique and containers were sourced at a local vintage gift shop.

The lunch event was the perfect “Modern Mix” of style, inspiration, elegance, creativity, fashion, fun and friends!!

Thank you Elizabeth and thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

 

 

Fall Jacket

Want to look pulled together without trying??  Throw on a fabulous fall jacket!  Everything from a lightweight down to a chic leather bomber to a faux-fur jacket – different style/different material equals a completely different look.

A variety of styles and price points follow.  Think about adding a new fall jacket this season…

Burberry Diamond Quilt Detail Leather Bomber Jacket

Burberry Diamond Quilt Detail Leather Biker Jacket

 

Anthropologie Pilcro Faux-Fur Denim Jacket

Anthroplogie Faux-Fur Denim Jacket

 

Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Camouflage Printed Jacket

Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Printed Jacket

 

Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Compact Color Block Jacket

Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Compact Jacket

 

Elizabeth and James Bianca Long-Sleeve Fur Jacket

BG Elizabeth and James Bianca Long-Sleever Fur Jacket

 

Diane Von Furstenberg Plush Bomber Jacket

BG -DVF Plush Bomber Jacket

 

Anthrolpologie Chambray Anorak

Anthropolgie Chambray Anorak

Anthropologie Northernmost Jacket

Anthroplogie Northernmost Jacket

Anthropologie Speckled Swing Jacket

Anthrolpogie Speckled Swing Jacket

Abercrombie & Fitch Patterned Faux Fur Jacket

A&F Patterned Faux Fur Jacket

Abercrombie & Fitch Faux Fur Jacket

A&F Faux Fur Jacket

Which fall jacket suits your taste?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

Fall Accessories at Henri Bendel

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Nolita Pearl Ear Jackets

Nolita Pearl Ear JacketsFall Accessories – scarfs, hats, shawls, gloves, chunky jewelry and so on!!  Henri Bendel on 5th Avenue in New York City is Mecca for the accessory lover!  I love the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping?”  Therapy for me can simply be a visit to Henri Bendel for a few hours to look around – I get lost in the sea of beautiful choices.

All of the selections here are from Henri Bendel…Fur trim is a big trend for Fall and since it’s a classic, it is a great investment. Cashmere wraps are so luxurious and versatile – the one below has something special with the simple detail and embellishment – goes from sidelines to swanky.  The Hudson cuff and stack rings (named after me of course) are updated and chic and a skinny scarf is this seasons ideal way to easily ramp up an outfit –  looks great casual or dressy.

If interested in more info on pieces click on description above the photo.

Faux Fur Long Leather GlovesFaux Fur Long Leather Gloves

Faux Fur Wrap Scarf
Faux Fur Wrap ScarfHenri Bendel Cashmere Shawl

 

Henri Bendel Cashmere Shawl

Hudson Cutout Cuff

 

Hudson Cutout CuffHudson Stack Rings

Hudson Stack RingsMonogram Skinny Scarf

Monogram Skinny ScarfPom-Pom Cashmere Ribbed Hat

 

Pom Pom Cashmere Ribbed Hat

What kind of fall accessories will you add to update your wardrobe?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

 

Pre Owned Luxury Handbags

Trendlee.com brings preowned luxury handbags in excellent condition to you at a discount with authenticity guaranteed and free returns!!  It offers an outstanding collection of luxury brands like: Alaia, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Celine, Chanel, Chloe, Fendi, Gucci, Jason Wu, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Narcisco Rodriguez, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, The Row, Tod’s and Zac Posen to name a few.

The pictured bags that follow are available as of today (9/30/15).    If at any point you decide to make a purchase save yourself an additional 5% by using code CYNTHIAHUDSON at checkout.  If interested in checking out the website click here.

They have a partner website Rebagg.com which is a convenient and easy to use site to sell your luxury handbag that is in great condition but you no longer want or use.  They offer quick quotes, upfront guaranteed payment, no consignment and free pickup/delivery.  For optimized pricing use referral code “cynthiahudson”.

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Louis Vuitton Alma Epi Leather PM medium

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Celine Phantom Smooth Leather medium

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Balenciaga Leather Day Hobo Giant Studs medium

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Chanel Bijoux Chain Mademoiselle Patent Lock Tote

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Chanel Cambon Pochette Quilted Leather medium

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Chanel Grand Shopping Tote Caviar medium

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Chanel Mademoiselle Top Flap Quilted Caviar Jumbo

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Gucci Jackie O Ostrich Medium

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Hermes Birkin Chocolate and Rose Shocking with Palladium Hardware medium

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Hermes Evelyne Crossbody Generation III Clemence PM medium

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Jimmy Choo Marla Leather Bag medium

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Louis Vuitton Alma Epi Leather PM medium

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Louis Vuitton Alma Monogram Vernis MM medium

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Louis Vuitton L Hobo Mahina Leather medium

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Ralph Lauren Hobo Pony Hair medium

 

Hope you enjoy this fun way of finding gently used, preowned luxury handbags at a more affordable price and perhaps sell one to make room for new!!

Thanks for stopping by….Cynthia

Berry Lips – Fall Trend

Berry Lips are trending for Fall and they make lips look luscious!!  Working beautifully with the deep oxbloods and burgundy colors of the season, as well as, olive tones, camels, winter white, black, metallics, grey and navy!  And, berry tones compliment all eye colors!  For a dramatic look try a gold shadow with deep green eye liner with a berry lip or for a more natural but chic look try a very neutral eye with long dark lashes and a deep berry lip or an elegant look using navy shadow and black eye liner with berry lips – all gorgeous!!  Spend some time trying on different colors and types to find the perfect berry lip shade for you.  Go for it  – add berry lips to your Fall wardrobe!

These are a few of my personal favorites. The first three lipsticks in photos that follow are in my collection.  Click on the description above photo for links to all.

 

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Berry Lipsticks

Sephora Luster Long-Wear Lip Color: Mulberry Luster

Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color:Mulberry Luster

Clinique Different Lipstick – A Different Grape

Clinique Different Lipstick - Different Grape

Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color – Raisin Berry

Bobbi Brown Creamy LipColor:Raisin Berry

Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick: Elderberry Deep Purple

Bite Beauty Frozen Berries Matte Creme Lipstick - Elderberry Deep Purple

 

NARS Audacious Lipstick: Vera-Bright Raspberry

Nars Audacious Lipstick Bright Raspberry

 

Do you have a favorite berry lip color?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

Fringe Trend

If you like being current,  jumping on the Fringe Trend is an easy wardrobe update for Fall.  Fringe has been incorporated into clothing pieces, shoes, handbags and accessories so there is a plethora of options to choose from. Especially easy to incorporate with a handbag or shoe.  But, if you are bit more fashion forward perhaps choose a clothing item like a fringe skirt, vest or jacket. However, don’t overdo it — one fringe item per outfit or you risk resembling a yarn mop!

For more information on the pieces I have selected, click on the highlighted description above the photo.

Free People Blanket Sweater Coat

Free People Blanket Sweater Coat

Wanderlust Plaid Poncho

Wanderlust Plaid Ponch

Zara Long Waist Fringe Coat with Fringe

Zara Long Waist Coat with Fringing

Zara Suede Jacket

Zara Suede Jacket

Zara Fringed Skirt
Zara Fringed Skirt

Fringed Bucket Bag with Long Strap

Zara Fringed Bucket Bag with Long Strap

Leather Messenger Bag with Fringes

Zara Leather Messenger Bag with Fringes

 

Rebecca Minkoff Moto Fringe Saddle Bag

 

Rebecca Minkoff Moto Fringe Saddle Bag

Fringe Sueded Bucket Bag

Stuart Weitzman The Fringelica Pump

 

Steven by Steve Madden Dalton Tall Fringe Boot

Sam Edelman Josephina Tall Boot

Anthropologie Elyse Kiltie Heels

Anthropologie Elyse Kiltie Heels

VC Signature Yvonne Plunge Peep Toe Fringe

 

Will you add fringe to update your wardrobe?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

Eyeshadow Palettes

Eyeshadow Palettes…bringing gorgeous colors, that often blend together well, in one beautiful package!  Two of my current favorites are by Urban Decay — Naked2 BASICS and Naked SMOKY.

Urban Decay NAKED 2 BASICS eyeshadow palette

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

The NAKED 2 BASICS palette is a compact with six matte taupe-hued neutral shadows that are great for everyday use!  The six colors are not included in the original NAKED2 palette.  The range of colors are neutral enough for a range of skin tones and they are perfect for creating a neutral matte eye or to use as base shades for bolder colors. This palette also uses “Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™ which incorporates a proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade it’s velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability.”  And, it is formulated without parabens.  The size of the compact is great for travel as well — this is my go-to daytime palette!  I absolutely love the velvety texture, the saturated color and great coverage that combine to create a day appropriate eye look.

Urban Decay NAKED SMOKY eyeshadow paletteUrban Decay Naked Smoky PaletteThe NAKED SMOKY palette has 12 smoky neutral eye shades to create the perfect neutral smoky eye, a double-ended brush, and includes a lookbook with four options to achieve smoky eye looks. The dozen smoky neutrals, include nine never-before-seen shades and three exclusives from past palettes.  Shadows range from warm bronzes and varied grays to deep browns, taupes, and a deep black including a combination of mattes, satins and shades with sparkle.  This palette also features “Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™”.  The double-ended brush included with the set, with a tapered crease brush on one end and a smoky smudger brush on the other, is high quality and unlike any brush I’ve ever received in a kit.  The case itself is beautiful with a very cool, floating smoke effect.  This new set is what I’ve been using in the evening.  I love the blues and grey which blend together well.  I use the black with a dampened eyeliner brush as liner.  Using sparkle on the eye in the evening (carefully) is pretty — this set is a winner!!

If you haven’t purchased eyeshadows in a while these are two sets to seriously consider!

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

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Fall Trend Sleeveless Long Vest

A Fall Trend I love is the Sleeveless Long Vest!  A great piece to add to your wardrobe because of its versatility and ability to make the outfit.  Some styles are more casual than others but the long sleeveless vest’s versatility permits it to work over jeans and a t-shirt, leather leggings, a dress, dressy trousers, shorts and a skirt and top – you name it, it works with it!

I’ve selected various Sleeveless Long Vest style options and at different price points.  If interested in finding more information about the items click on the highlighted words above the photo.

Rag & Bone Singer Wool Blend Vest

Rag and Bone Singer Wool Blend Vest

 

Rag & Bone Faye Long Double Breasted Vest

Rag& Bone Faye Long Double Breasted Vest

 

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Top Shop Sleeveless Ponte Jacket

TopShop Sleeveless Ponte Jacket

Top Shop Molly Longline Vest

Top Shop Molly Longline Vest

 

 

Anthropologie Museum District Vest

Anthroplogie Museum District Vest

Theory Flavio Jacket in Torrey

Thoery Flavio Jacket

 

Theory Flavio Jacket in Modern Suit

Theory Flavio Jacket in Modern Suit

Lafayette 148 Inez Lambskin Vest

Lafayette 148 Inez Lamskin Vest

VINCE Melange Mixed Media Vest

Vince Melange Mixed Media Vest

Will you be buying a versatile Sleeveless Long Vest?
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