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The Sammy Miller

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When Sir Richard Branson made his inaugural tourist space flight in 2010, he wore a specially-made Belstaff jacket. Founded in England in 1924, Belstaff is famed for high-performance jackets, worn by motorcyclists and pilots. One of my favorites is Belstaff’s “Sammy Miller” biker jacket, named after the 1950s motorcycle legend. At $1085, the price tag is painful, but this is one of those jackets you will wear until death do you part, most likely diving out of an airplane or in a fiery motorcycle crash. Available on mrporter.com.

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December 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Badgley Mischka Caftan

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Badgley Mischka platinum label iridescent chiffon caftan. $495 on neimanmarcus.com.

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December 11, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I Heart Vivienne Westwood

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These gently used Vivienne Westwood fuchsia peep toe slingbacks are too big for me, otherwise I would be bidding on them myself. Current bid on eBay only $10.75. Click on the images below to see the listing.

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December 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Ankle Adoration

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Anyone can wear an anklet (although they shouldn’t), but it takes a special woman to pull off peacock ankle spats. Are you that woman? These lovelies are made to order by jdotdesigns on etsy. Click on the image below to see the listing.

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December 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm

This One Goes To Eleven

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To commemorate 11/11/11, I found eleven cool things featuring the number eleven in some form. Enjoy.

Buy three sets of these corduroy plushies to make a triptych. Made by plushteam on etsy. $45 for two ones or for one eleven.

The “Ultimate Casino Royale Party on a Stick” 11-piece kit from LittleRetreats on etsy. $37.25.

Upcycled necklace made from 11 vintage metal buttons by objectsandsubjects on etsy. $16.

The Eagle has landed! Drink your way back to 1969 with this Apollo Eleven “Moonshot” glass. Current bid on eBay $7.99.

Golden blue necklace with 11 seed bead hoops on an 11-inch chain from HumbleElegance on etsy. $20.

The “11 o’clock Clock” from CyberMoon on etsy. $17.

The “Eleven” necklace on a matte copper chain with 11 rounded, diamond-shaped beads. Made by madebyscarlet on etsy. $16.

Eleven vintage lavender and rhinestone shank buttons from beautifulliving on etsy. $9.95.

Eleven hand-forged gold filled bars hanging from a 14k gold filled chain, from lilyja on etsy. $59.

The “Space Halo Orbiter,” or an 11-strand crocheted necklace/scarf from gogogorobot on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1940s eleven-strand necklace from baublesbeads on etsy. $19.

Have a Cowl

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Scarves are great, but sometimes a girl (or a guy) needs a cowl. Although, when men wear them I think they’re called gaiters.

Whatever you call them, I prefer tightly crocheted or knitted neck warmers with functional buttons because they offer more flexibility; you can go for a prim buttoned up look, a partially buttoned open collar look, or let it hang loosely down your shoulders like a capelet. Most cowls are also easy to stash in your purse or bag when not in use (depending on the size of your bag that is). One more thing, if you’re the fashionable type, definitely stay away from fleece cowls. Unless you’re going for that extreme camping look.

The absolute best place to find original, handmade cowls is etsy of course. Below are some of my favorites (there’s even one for dogs). Click on each image to see the listing.

Wool and acrylic blend gaiter in a warm curry spice. Made by gypseatree on etsy. $37. Other colors available by request.

The “Elizabeth I” crocheted neck ruff in mustard made by DesiredCrochet on etsy. $17.

Here’s a unisex, hand knitted acrylic cowl made by KYSAA on etsy. $20.

Dogs get chilly too! The Brown Barker here is a custom neck warmer/hood for dogs, made-to-order by HippiePups on etsy. $30.

Recycled, buttery soft leather and angora neck warmer from MacolieMonster on etsy. $36.

Brown, green and black ruffled acrylic scarf from Periay on etsy. $18.

Cranberry wool-blend cowl with functional buttons, handmade by WindyCityKnits on etsy. $30.

Mary Poppins would be proud to sport this ruffly cowl adorned with vintage buttons, made by CheshireFarm on etsy. $15.

Super-chunky, cable knit neck warmer made by LaimaShop on etsy. $68.

A beautifully simple and inexpensive teal cowl with vintage seashell button. Made by Witherwood on etsy. $9.

OK, I know I said no fleece, but the fleece is hidden on the inside here so it’s totally acceptable. Upcycled plaid neck warmer from OhMaudlinMe on etsy. $30.

Adjustable buttoned cowl made by Witherwood on etsy. $7.

Snuggly neck warmer reconstructed from a vintage faux mink coat, complete with black satin ties. Made by SewTrendy on etsy. $30.

Look at the versatility of this dark purple, crocheted cowl. The three functional buttons give you so many options. Made by TallentedCrafts on etsy. $12.

Perk up your drab winter with this sunshiny yellow neck warmer with orange toggle button by akphotoncrafts on etsy. $10.

Another highly versatile cowl made by wearaddiction on etsy. $17.50.

Elegant hand knitted leaf cowl made from 100% merino wool by LeafyDesign on etsy. $55.

OK, so maybe you’re not ready to commit to a cowl. Here’s one that’s a little bit cowl, a little bit scarf, complete with wood buttons. Made by FrogSong on etsy. $15.

100% cashmere, double-thick, brioche stitch, extra-tall cowl in steel blue. Made by kimbarelli on etsy. $49.95.

A striking caped cowl in 100% wool with wood toggle button. Made by lightist on etsy. $95.

Prêt-à-Cocktail Party

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Elegant Prada black silk blend cocktail dress with deep scoop neck and back. Empire waist and pleated detail at hem. $299 on eBay. Click on the above images to see the full listing.

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November 2, 2011 at 11:45 pm