Nov 12,2014

It’s all about the finishing touches. Don’t leave home without the things that make the biggest difference—such as these rocker-chic quilted gloves and a necklace that truly speaks for itself.

 

MICHAEL Michael Kors gloves ($128; nordstrom.com)
Lanvin necklace ($995; net-a-porter.com)


Nov 03,2014

Fresher than yellow gold and prettier on any skin tone than platinum, rose gold has been my metal of choice for eons. This ring—elongating the fingers with its length—works just as well on your pinky from the workplace to the weekend.

 

Rose gold ring ($64; shopbop.com)

 


Scarves are a stylist’s secret weapon: the instant “dress-up” factor to the simplest outfit imaginable. Slip this animal-print one (the new neutral) over a plain shirt, a long-sleeve tee or a blouse to add cool-girl chic to anything.

 

Leopard print scarf ($98; piperlime.com)


Gift good gift, is always what I say. (Especially if someone else is dealing with all those turkey innards.) The LEAST you can do is arrive with something…fabulous. Wine tags and cute placemats work as great offerings for anyone; a deliciously-baby-soft mohair cardigan and a dazzling statement necklace is what YOU wear to be the star at the table.

 

Wine tags ($4; nordstrom.com)

Mohair cardigan ($90; jcrew.com)

#foodcoma placemat ($8; nordstrom.com)

Statement necklace (similar here: $72; jcrew.com)

 


Something about a statement-making clutch makes it the ideal conversation starter when you first arrive at any party. This one—in vibrant emerald with dazzling embellishments—is the perfect accompaniment to the simplest LBD. Get it now before the party season gets into full swing, and you’re scrambling to find that perfect party bag to carry all the essentials.

 

Clutch ($158; nordstrom.com)