New Pink

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1. Mai Couture blush paper

2. Theory Inessa dress

3. Hermes scarf

4. Diane Von Furstenburg blouse

5. Christian Louboutin pumps

6. JewelMint bracelet

7. Giambattista Valli skirt

8. Kelly Wearstler Earrings

Barb or Bunny?

I don’t get a lot of comments on my blog. I assume I don’t get a lot of readers, either. But this weekend, two readers emailed me – TWO of them in a row! I received this one from Barb this weekend regarding an ancient Fashion Mama Spotlight:

my husband and I ????????????????

Jenny…It’s “my husband and me” not my husband and I. Ie: She invited my husband. She invited me. You would not say…”She invited I.”

Writing 101.

I am a paranoid type, so I automatically assume Barb is not Barb. I am guessing you are either my high school English teacher, Bunny Schmaltz, or you are my father having some fun with me. (You used to hate it when I said, “Kelley and I.”) But the last line is uncharacteristic of either Bunny or my father. So maybe you are really Barb who is a grammar hound. In any event, thanks for the tip.

The other comment I received is about another really old post, the Undershirt:

You actually gave the man a verbal warning with notice of a future written warning?! That guy should quit 10 minutes ago, not 5 seconds from now. How do you ever make it through a day surrounded by a society full of men who’s T-shirts are showing, either in life or movies and TV? Nothing wrong with you not liking it, but reprimanding someone? UNBELIEVABLE.

I don’t think this is my father… but after all of the times you cheated me in gin rummy, I can’t assume anything. Oh well Frank, stop being so sensitive about your undershirt. Get a v-neck and move on.

That was fun! Thanks for reading. Let’s keep mixing it up.

New Favorite Ears

I found the perfect headphones – with sound quality comparable to Bose, excellent noise canceling, and connects to your music through Bluetooth – no wires. Meet my new favorite travel companion, Parrot Zik.

Carla Bruni agrees.

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New Favorite Nails

I had given up on nail polish… Except my nails look terrible without it. And then I caved on my birthday at this cool boutique nail salon, 10 over 10. I never would have tried this nude color, F1, but it looked great on another customer – and she exclaimed that it makes your fingers look thinner. (Only in Manhattan!) I don’t know about about that, but I do think it is professional and a little edgy – without being weird. And it’s very low maintenance.

HIPPxRGB makes other colors to match different skin tones. Check it out here.

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Oh Dannijo

I love Dannijo necklaces.

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New Favorite App

For children: Toca Hair Salon.

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My daughter adores styling Santa and the Christmas tree on the free version.

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Important Meeting

Wore my favorite Hermes scarf, a J. Crew sheath on sale, Prada buckle shoes.

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New Favorite Lipstick

Although it is more of a tinted lip balm, I love Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Coral. Tinted lip balms have, in the past, left me unsatisfied. Until now.

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A close second runner up is the lip treatment in Rose Shine.

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Actually, they are all fantastic.

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Trust me. There is no substitute.

Twenty Minutes

I sweat this time of year, New Years resolutions and all. I feel pressured to create a whole new life plan when what I really need is to do what I already do a little better; to feel like the day to day is a little more manageable.

So I’m stealing a trick from a friend. I am going to set the timer on my phone and work on one thing for 20 minutes. If I need to come back to it after a break and finish, then great. But the trick is to focus for short, manageable bursts of time.

Okay, my 20 (ok 30) are up. On to the next.

New Favorite

Blue jeans: The Sateen Prima – Super Black mid-rise cigarette.

Sateen prima black jeans

I have been on the post-baby hunt for the perfect slimming skinny jean. I found these at the Ruby Slipper (these ladies always have the latest denim). The Sateen Prima is luxuriously soft, it does not stretch and bag after a long wearing, and it DOES NOT attract lint like other black jeans. The mid-rise provides comfortable waist coverage, and most importantly, the Sateen Prima flatters.

The two runners up are: the coco onyx jean by dl1961, which stretched out a little more than they claim should happen…

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And the Slim Illusion Skinny in Rinse by 7 for all mankind, which are the compression skinnies of all jeans. They do actually knock off one size off of you. But the rise is almost 2 inches lower, so if you shrink, you need to yank them up to get decent waist coverage.

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