Thursday, December 6, 2012


Fifth Avenue, NYC

A bloggers' preview of accessible and rather chic gift items served up some want them all-ideas-courtesy of the Accessories Council a 150 corporation strong trade group advocating the fabulousness of its members...and hosted by department store Lord & Taylor...a genteel and all encompassing modern emporium of today's apparel, footwear, home decor, accessories --PLUS a terrific main floor chock full of the large and beauty fav's cult makeup brands.(Gift cards available---!)
Pretty-and worthy of bracelet status-the Anne Klein Rosegold+Swarovski crystal watch w/ adjustable white leather strap-a season-less color too- $75 and available at Lord & Taylor @anneklein

Designed by Catherine Canino exclusively for Sunstone 925, this casual leather cord bracelet is inspired by a love of anything equestrian. The nubuck leather cord features silver beads with a horseshoe pendant and a single freshwater pearl to add a subtle feminine detail. A slipknot closure allows the wearer to decide how tight or loose the fit should be.

Make a fashion statement this holiday season with these Swarovski Crystal-adorned retractable chicBuds. chicBuds are the perfect mix of fashion and function,  a stylish music-listening experience-especially if the bedazzled speakers are included. $40.00 and can be found online and in stores at Lord & Taylor.

Stay warm and in touch with Echo Touch Gloves (fyi different colors available). Cozy bow solid tones- and tweedy bouclé gloves are both fashionable and functional. They feature eLink™ sewn into the index finger and thumb of each glove for texting and tweeting on touch screen devices without removing gloves.  $42 and are available at Lord & Taylor and at

The Jessica Simpson feather adorned wool felt panama.The fedora top lends to a more casual look, while the floppy brim keeps it fashion forward and on-trend. This 100% wool hat with real feather and traditional grosgrain band comes in 3 colors Black, Deep Lichen Green and Sequoia Rust. The Feather Panama which is contributed by Collection XIIX is available for purchase for $58 in Lord & Taylor stores and online at

The Minnie Rose 100% buttery soft cashmere Ruana it is the perfect layering accessory that every woman must have. It comes in fifteen vibrant colors each season. The chic Ruana is lightweight and travel friendly. It is one size fits all, can be worn for all occasions $196. Thick yummy scarves also available for purchase at

Swarovski’s Studio Bracelets feature black calfskin and woven cotton cords adorned with Swarovski crystals in a variety of colors. The bracelets also feature an adjustable button closure. The perfect additions to any arm party, these bracelets are great for layering and stacking with other bangles and bracelets. They retail for $90 each and are available at Lord & Taylor and also on

The perfect size bag for a night out...lined interior and enough space for all the personal electronics we haul around---plus keys, lipstick cards-whatever...
The Jennah is CFDA winner (bravo) Vince Camuto’s novel take on the classic cross-body. With a fashion-forward and fresh silhouette, this handbag lends a dually sophisticated and playful air to any ensemble. The Jennah Cross-Body with adjustable shoulder strap... $148 and is available at Additional colors can be found online and in stores at Lord & Taylor.

The Zack designs are directed at fulfilling the needs of a product from a man’s point of view. Its purpose is to tap into designs that will enhance the look, function and uniqueness of the medium that the designer, Larry Jonas, is working with. Named after his son...  Zack---the designs reflect an element of positive energy and timeless satisfaction. The signature woven leather bracelet is made in Larry Jonas’ New York City Studio. The rhodium plated closure is designed to blend with the natural leather. It was made and designed to be a part of one's everyday life style work or play. Other items from the Zack line can be found at Lord & Taylor.Very cool-IMO 
AND---Monica Botkier's designer satchels and handbags--with details like extra long interior key chain...that'll reach the door, easy. So smart.