Blue Velvet

One of my best purchases this season was the Velvet Clutch from J.Crew.  I was excited to see it when it came out and bought it right away.  It went with just as many things as black and added an elegant touch.  I lost count of the times I reached for it to complete holiday outfits both casual and dressy.  It made it into six blog posts.  I noticed this week that they had a few in stock, so if you missed it, now is the time to grab it.

Click on the photos below to see the original blog posts.

Velvet Clutch

It is also available in Pink Satin (and on sale!)

Happy Shopping!






Be the Shoe – Book Party

I recently attended a Book Party for life coach Kathy Kelada’s new book “Be the Shoe”

Kelada has made breakthroughs with clients through shoe metaphors and was inspired to write the book as a result.  It’s a beautiful book and a unique approach to self-help. I for one am ready for some “Closet Therapy”.

“Be the Shoe” makes a perfect gift for all the women in your life.  The hand painted water colors of various shoes are stunning.   As I wrote in Shoes Tell the Story, I have always said that shoes tell the story of your life.  This book illustrates that in ways that will surprise you.

You can purchase it here.

Author Kathy Kelada



When I was getting dressed for the party I was focused on the shoes given the title and chose my favorite J. Crew navy sequined flats.  Little did I know my blazer would coordinate so well with the book.

J. Crew Blazer (this was previously sold out, but as of press time a few sizes are available!)

Saint James Striped Tee

J. Crew Velvet Clutch it also comes in Satin in black or pink

J. Crew Jeans

J. Crew Flats (older style) but these navy suede heels or these navy and pink colorblock heels would look great

Happy Gifting!