My accessories obsession has left my wallet in tears and so I’m asking — maybe even begging — for you to make my wishes come true. Leave any of these key pieces under my tree, and I’ll reward each compliment I get with your name. I promise to devote my time coming up with a recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies your taste buds ever had the pleasure of meeting!
Bakers Stunner Boot $129.95
How can you sit there and tell me this boot doesn’t make your heart skip a beat. Its fierce attitude and military inspiration leaves me gasping for air. Maybe once the boot is protecting my foot I’ll breathe again — wink wink, nudge nudge. It all leads down to the PERFECT heel — a wedge, talk about comfort!
I don’t think anyone’s against a statement shoe, and if they are I highly suggest therapy. This metallic pump will stand out, especially against opaque pantyhose for these colder nights. Throw on an asymmetrical LBD and my holiday party awaits me!
Speaking of asymmetry, I am obsessed this season with one-shoulder, long-sleeve mini dresses. Even if it’s in the dullest of colors and doesn’t have a pattern, this style delivers a posh presence that is daring but classy. Add sequins and I think I just found my dress for New Year’s Eve!
I’ve been running a tad bit late recently and maybe it’s because my watch isn’t delivering with flashiness like it once did. Sticking to gold ones, I’ve been in search for a darker watch. I’ve played around with blacks, but that shade in a watch didn’t really work for me. Tada then comes this beauty, a perfect mash of brown hues for a darker presence. One glance and my eyes will lock. I’ll be mesmerized and never be late again.
—Heather Youkhanna, Second City Style Columnist
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