Sunday, January 9, 2011

The New Essentials

January is my favorite month. Yes it's the dead of winter and the buzz of the holidays are long gone but this month signifies reinvention - the perfect moment in time to pack up the old and bring in the new. What's out? My collection of 4 inch stilettos, my jeggings/tee/military boot rut, my addiction to Starbucks double lattes and my penchant for anything fried. What's In? Clean eating, fun wardrobe additions and a year full of new adventures. Here's a short list of my essentials for 2011:

The Clean Program - I've heard nothing but amazing things about Dr. Junger's cleanse. If it's good enough for Gwyneth and Demi, it's good enough for me. I'm just hoping my less than stellar willpower will stand up to the 21 day challenge.

The Selby is In Your Place - A fresh take on my old standby, the Proust Questionnaire. I'm a big fan of Tod Selby's blog and this book is full of interesting people, places and things.

Stripes - I'm having a preppy moment and gravitating towards all things striped. Blazer by Elizabeth and James, pants by Missoni and skirt and jacket by Isabel Marant. All amazing.

Camel Nails and Apricot Lips - I think I overdid the smoky eye in 2010. Looking for a make-under and came upon the Dior Addict spring collection in the January issue of Elle - the perfect anecdote to my heavy handed ways.

Modern Jewelry - Loving the more minimalist jewelry for Spring. Less mixed media, more simple lines. Arm cuffs by Maison Martin Margiela. Necklace by Dannijo.

Navy Shoes - The new black? Not sure but I have these YSL's on pre-order and can't wait to break them in with my stripes. Really liking the lower heel + platform combo.

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