As we publish our latest Friday Favorites, I am thankful that my family and friends are all safe after Hurricane Sandy. Some were out of town on business when the storm hit and are heading home soon and others live above 39th and were not affected by the power outages. My mom and stepdad are still without power which has lead them to go a little stir crazy more than anything else. They may break a world record on rounds of Gin Rummy. And it was a welcome surprise to invite friends for Halloween night who couldn't get back to NYC until yesterday. Candy and costumes were a great distraction from their travel pains.
MacAlister High Heel Ankle Boot, $158 J. Crew
Spotted these ankle boots on a salesperson at J. Crew while shopping with a private client. We were both instantly smitten. Both of us nabbed a pair. These work perfectly on my days off as a casual go-to pair of shoes that still give me some height without the painful effect of stilettos. In store they were on sale for $108 and an additional 30% off that day. Scout around, they're worth it!
Contributing Bloggers Picks
Lauren Scharf's Pick
Julie Wions' Stationary, $28 for a set Creations By Julie
With Thanksgiving and other family holidays coming up, I find myself growing more nostalgic and homesick each day. I love these note card sets from Creations by Julie because they spark a homey feeling in me and hopefully everyone I send them to. They're bright and colorful and each colored pencil drawing evokes a good ol' childhood memory, like baking cookies or proudly showing off my freshly packed snowman. In addition to the warm, ooey-gooey feeling I get from the pictures, a portion of each purchase goes toward the fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease, so you can send love to family, friends, and a good cause.
Christina Moffitino's Pick
BB Cream by Clinique, Sephora
I was doubtful of the trendy beauty cream, but after a couple weeks of using it I've added it to my beauty regimen. If you're like me and always on the go, then going from three steps to only one helps save a lot of time. The BB creme is a primer, foundation, tinted moisturizer with SPF all in one! I've noticed my face is a lot more supple and has a great glow. Most beauty lines have picked up on this little secret. So you can get it at high-end beauty stores and convenient drug stores like CVS.
Christina Wright's Pick
Viv Striped Flats, J. Crew
I am slightly obsessed (probably over 20 articles of clothing obsessed) with stripes! It's like my habit with aqua, I'm just drawn to buy things that are striped or aqua...and I'm trying really hard to break the cycle. BUT, until then, I must have these adorable pointy toe navy stripe ballet flats from J. Crew! They would go perfect with just about anything. When I am working a wedding, ballet flats are my go-to shoes, so these would keep my feet stylish and comfortable. What more can a gal ask for?!