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The beauty of the bottle

I admit it.  I’ve been known to buy a fragrance based more on how beautiful the bottle is rather than the scent inside it.  “Hi, I’m Heather and I have a packaging fetish.”  Don’t get me wrong… I wouldn’t make a purchase if I disliked the smell of the actual product.  But given the choice between two equally appealing fragrances, I will definitely go for the cooler bottle.

Image courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Image courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Marc Jacobs has got me all a flutter over this one – Lola ($65 – $85).   This is one of the most gorgeous scent bottles I’ve seen in a long time.  I want it.  I need it.  I must have it.  No matter that I already have an entire dresser’s length of fragrances. I’m about to finish off my Gucci II (which was actually purchased based solely on the scent – go figure) so I’ll soon have an open spot to fill…

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My heart belongs to Marc

Here’s the deal.  It’s no secret that I’m in love with Marc Jacobs and I want him to be my gay husband.  Or at the very least, I want him to adopt me so he and his Brazilian fiance can be My Two Dads.  But do you really know why I harbor so much affection for The Jacobs? 

Is it because he rocks skorts and kilts like I wear jeans every day?  Yes.  But it’s mostly because of stuff like this:

Image courtesy of The Cut

Image courtesy of Marc Jacobs

 

These babies are a mere $12 each!  A chunky ring is a great way to add a punch to any outfit – from jeans, a tank and flip-flops to a cocktail dress and heels.

 

 

Marc always has lots of inexpensive little trinkets, tees and canvas bags in his shops and it’s such good fun to sift through them.  I spent more than a few afternoons at the Marc Jacobs store on Mount Street in London’s Mayfair neighborhood doing just that.  It might be the only place in the world where you can buy a $2,000 bag and a $10 bracelet on the same receipt.  I think it’s brilliant that pretty much any girl on the street can walk in and come out with a Marc Jacobs shopping bag on her elbow.  I, personally, can’t think of a better way to brighten up your lunch hour.

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Ask The Fashionista: Watches

Much to my delight, another reader has deemed me savvy enough to ask my advice.  This time, the item in question is watches.  I actually don’t wear a watch so this is often an accessory that falls off my radar.  But I was more than happy to delve into the topic of timepieces.  

An excerpt from Susan’s comment:

It seems that chunky watches (particularly in white) are all the rage these days. I like that look, but need something that would also be appropriate to wear to work. Can you do a post on watches? I’d love something on the affordable side (under $200 maybe).

Here’s what I’ve found…

Image courtesy of Nordstrom

Image courtesy of Nordstrom

 

 

This Michael Kors watch ($150) is a perfect mix of trendy and professional.  Personally, I’m a big fan of the gold-tone stainless steel face and hardware on the white leather but this style also comes in silver/black ($130) and gold/brown ($195) combinations.

 

 

 

 

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And though it’s slightly over the requested budget, at $225, here’s a similar style by Marc by Marc Jacobs in silver on white.  The overall feel is a bit funkier but still well within the office appropriate range.  Not to mention, this one is available in a boatload of metal/leather combos.

 

 

 

Overall, I found Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs to have by far the widest range of stylish watches at this pricepoint.  Whether you’re looking for gold or silver, leather band or steel band, funky or conservative (or somewhere in between), square face or round face… I bet you can find exactly what you need.  

A quick tip:  Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Dillards and Bloomingdale’s had the best online selections.

Hope this helps, Susan!  Maybe it can at least get you started in the right direction.

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Sprouse + Jacobs = Love

In memory of late designer/artist Stephen Sprouse, Marc Jacobs has masterminded another collection of inspired accessories and ready-to-wear.  While I’m not a fan of the grafitti bags (I didn’t like them the first time when Jacobs and Sprouse collaborated in 2001 either – one of the very very few times Marc has failed to flip my switch), I think this rose motif, shown here on the iconic Speedy 30 ($1,310) and also available on the Neverfull MM ($1,360), is really lovely.  

Image courtesy of eLuxury

Image courtesy of eLuxury

Admittedly, I prefer my Louis Vuitton in the simple and classic Monogram or Damier.  In fact, my two favorite LV bags are my Speedy 30 Damier and my Neverfull GM Monogram and I like them just the way they are.  But I recognize the power of a limited edition, not to mention commemorative, design.  And I recognize the power of Marc Jacobs.  

Fashionistas everywhere are scrambling to get their hands on a piece of this fashion history. Last week, both the Louis Vuitton website and eLuxury were sold out of the bags, but eLuxury seems to have been replenished as of this morning.  And local ladies, take note:  I was at the LV boutique at Saks in Triangle Town Center yesterday and they have them in stock.  So get on over there on your lunch break and snap one up if you are so inclined.  (And maybe pick up a Neverfull MM Damier just for me while you’re at it?)

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