Archive for December, 2005

Trendscape: Puff Sleeve Tops

Spotted on the runways, on the streets, and now in my closet: Puff Sleeve tops.  They’re big for Spring 2006, and when worn layered, they’re absolutely perfect for the winter-to-spring transition.

Lux Puff Sleeve Blazer

Lux Puff Sleeve Blazer | $58 at Urban Outfitters 

Tristan Cropped Puff Sleeve Jacket

Tristan Cropped Jacket | $59.95 (sale) at Anthropologie

Eva Franco Blue Puff Sleeve Sweater

Eva Franco Blue Puff Sleeve Sweater | $135.20 (sale) at Bluefly

Add comment December 26th, 2005

For the ever-lender | Personal Library Kit

Knock Knock Personal Library KitEver lend out a book to a friend, only to have it disappear into a black hole, never to be seen again?

Knock Knock’s Personal Library Kit is the perfect antidote.  You can easily keep track of where each of your books is, and the handy-dandy "Return Date" is a polite reminder to the borrower to give you back your stuff.

Problem solved!

$24.95 at Knock Knock.

Add comment December 23rd, 2005

Friday Fashion Hotlist | 12.23.05

Issue XXI of the Friday Fashion Hotlist: a weekly compilation of the
cutest and coolest stuff Style Intelligence Report saw out there this

This week, we present to you an adorably mod women’s tank and a prep  school chic men’s sweater!

For women…

Anthropologie Edie Scoopneck Tank

Edie Scoopneck Tank | $58 at Anthropologie

Very modern mod, à la our Trendscape post from Monday.

And for men…

Le Tigre navy stripe sweater
Le Tigre Navy Stripe Sweater | $49.99 at Fred Flare

The color combo makes this otherwise ordinary preppy sweater oh-so-chic!

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For your bookworm friend | Punctuation Pagemarks

Punctuation PagemarksPerfect for the friend who always has a book in her bag.

I love the retro-feeling colors and the cool punctuation marks.  Prettier than Post-its, AND it appeals to my obsessive-compulsive side!

$8 at Fred Flare.

1 comment December 22nd, 2005

Home Shopping: Best of CB2

CB2, a Chicago-based store by Crate & Barrel, is a fabulous place to find affordable, cleverly-designed furniture and accents for your home. If you’re sick of IKEA but looking for similarly-priced design inspirations, look no further than CB2. Here, a few of our favorite home accessory picks:

Shanghai Platters | $3.95 and up at CB2


Bedside Carafe | $19.95 at CB2


Triangles Wine Rack | $24.95 at CB2


Portal Wall Shelves | $14.95 and up at CB2


Crystal Marquise Globe | $99.95 at CB2

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For Your (Sorority) Sister | Boat and Tote

LL Bean Boat and Tote Bags

Actually, this bag is great for just about any female: It spans ages, styles and functions. An added bonus: Monogramming gives the gift an effortless personal touch.

 From $17 at LL Bean.

Add comment December 21st, 2005

Available for a Limited Time: Fiorucci at Target

This just in: Fiorucci, the beloved Italian house known for flashy t-shirts, rock-n-roll jeans and political fashion statements, has unveiled a special collection for Target.At $12.99 for one of Fiorucci’s iconic tees, we can afford to buy a few more for our girlfriends!


Fiorucci Cherubs Tee | $12.99 at Target

1 comment December 21st, 2005

For the Girl who Loves Sex and the City (essentially every girl in the free world) | Kiss and Tell Hardcover

Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell (Hardcover)

For the girl who owns all the DVDs already and probably bought the new collector’s edition the day it came out, supplement their obsession with the insider’s guide to the show’s fashion, quotes and memorable moments. Filled with glossy pictures and interviews with the cast, the hardcover version is even bound in hot pink faux alligator skin.

$40 at Amazon.

Add comment December 20th, 2005

Read in Style at Candy Covered Books

Candy Covered Books Logo

We wanted to share with you a recent find of ours: Candy Covered Books, whose mission it is to help you find your next must-read book.  Featuring book reviews of women’s fiction, Candy Covered Books combines reviews from professional and amateur sources to create a single rating.

Candy Covered Books started as a Book Club for Two, so to speak, as co-founders Rosa and Liza would recommend books to each other as students at UC Berkeley.  After a couple really bad books, they decided that they needed a way to identify the Good books.  Rosa industriously created a spreadsheet to add books and reviews and calculate a rating for each book.  Rosa and Liza then started sharing the spreadsheet with friends, and it started to gain momentum.  Pretty soon their friends and friends of their friends were asking the duo to email them updated versions and these friends started adding to it. Eventually, and at the urging of their husbands, Rosa and Liza set up a website and database to manage the book reviews, and Candy Covered Books was born.

Look for more cool stuff from Candy Covered Books in the future Rosa and Liza are branching out from chick lit books to include cookbooks in the next couple months.  And after that, they’re looking into adding beauty and fashion books.  We can’t wait!

Add comment December 20th, 2005

For those near and dear | Custom Tag Necklace

Rena Tom Custom Tag NecklaceClaim those near and dear to you as Yours and Yours Alone with this custom-made tag necklace from Brooklyn’s Rena Tom!   Great for best friends, newlyweds, soulmates…

Maximum of 20 characters (10 per line) on this fine silver tag with classic ball and chain necklace.

$45 at Elsewares.

Add comment December 20th, 2005

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