Archive for the ‘Fall Fashion’ Category
1. Long lines
You know it’s love when…the line doesn’t just end at the “Enter here” sign–it extendes, or travels rather, past the entry sign, down the hall, through the Children’s department, passes a different register, and ends next to a drafty door with foreign tourists traipsing back and forth through the entryway. Love, right?
2. Heavy coats mixed with air conditioned, crowded rooms
Whilst one your way to the actual store, you’re bundled and cozy, warm and confident. Then you step into a department store sauna, and suddenly your forehead begins to perspire, your hands sweat, the silk blouse you’re wearing underneath saturates itself with your sweat, and then your great “Black Friday” hairdo gets dampened by the humid breath all around you.
3. Babies and bad mothers
You see a stroller with a baby. Two legs in one stroller hole, the child has a lump of dusty hair in one hand and a lollipop in another, whilst the wandering- sale- seeker- of- a negligent- mother combs through a clearance rack. The baby starts to cry. The mother doesn’t flinch and continues her combing.
4. Crappy music on the loud speakers
Because there’s only so many times you can hear jingle bells and not think of the lack of jingling dough in your wallet.
Red light. Blue light. Green light. Middle finger. Grandma in Cadillac up ahead. Stopped to fix the lens on her scratched glasses. Yellow Light. Red Light. Blue sirens. Stop. Go. Stop.
6. Sales tax
A $160 item ends up becoming $200 somehow. What’re you guys just making up the sales tax now?
7. Bad customer service
“Hi, can you tell me the price of this?”
“Um, doesn’t it say??”
Look through the item over, turning it every which direction to find the price.
“Oh, yeah no it doesn’t. Can you price check it for me?”
Eye roll. Fifteen minutes later.
“We can’t sell it now, because it doesn’t have a price tag.”
8. Gum chewing, eye rolling cashiers
Walk up to the register. No response to your human presence. Chatter with co-worker. Gum snapping.
“You have ______ credit card?”
“Oh, do you want one?”
“Do you want _____ discount card?”
“No, thanks. Just these.”
“Well, if you ______, and then _____, you get ______.”
“No, really thank you. Just this.”
Resume chatter with co-worker disrespectfully. No response once you get your receipt and actually walk away.
“Um, have a good day?”
Let’s face it–living in New York City is just somehow better than other places. Now we’re not New York snobs over here, but the best season to possibly live in NYC would hands down be fall.
Something about the bitter chill, the warm subway nooks, the street lights coming on at 5pm, and the colorful leaves in Central Park that make the hustle and bustle all worth while.
1. The landscape views (from your fire escape, friend’s balcony, rooftop).
2- Trees in Central Park.
3- The opening(s) of ice skating rinks.
4- The “new” lights–or shall we say, newly added?
5. You actually feel somewhat cozy on a crowded train
6- Happy hour seems to start earlier, but only because it gets darker earlier.
7- Fall colors go best up against a concrete jungle. Ever notice that your muted clothes look so good up against a background of brick? What’s up with that? FALL is what’s up with that…
8-New Yorkers seem to look better in boots and scarves. We’re not the most attractive bunch without them. Think: if we were in Miami how out of place we’d all look? New Yorkers are not made for bikinis and speedos, so it seems.
9- Football season in HD at every bar/ friend’s apartment. It’s always on the screen, reminding you of comfort, ale, and evening banter–even if you’re not that into football.
10- Even if there’s a blizzard, you can still get delivery–at any time of the day or night. Take that suburbs.
Fleece-Lined Field Coats by LL Bean are just the thing for this season. Show up to Thanksgiving dinner, with the customary bottle of wine, green bean casserole, sporting this warm fall-inspired outerwear. The cool thing about their products is that you can return/exchange them at anytime, for any reason.
And of course, any well dressed gentlemen should come to the dinner table with a crisp white cotton button down. With or without a tie, pair your basic button down with LL Bean’s Lambswool Vest, as shown above. And don’t forget a simple, warming pair of Silk Cufflinks, colored and ready to go for all your fall ready to wear ensembles.
If you’re not too proficient in the kitchen arena and are strapped for time on the big turkey day to prepare something to bring for dinner, consider gifting one of these chef-inspired Tie Clips like the one below. Under $40, this Stainless Steel Pebbled Spoon Tie Clip is the perfect culinary accessory for the fashion conscious gentleman.
Remember to add a splash of color and texture with each outfit. The dark autumnal hues of the season are always a no-brainer, but keep texture in the back of your mind too. These Butterfly Wings Cufflinks add that graceful touch of texture whilst adding a burst of popping color to your arm sleeves.
Who says that the fellas get to have all the fun? Cufflinksman introduces a select line of cufflinks for women that will remind consumers that it is good to be a girl! Adorable and stylish accents in motifs that will register with the female population; ladies cufflinks present the option to accessorize and accent business casual and formal attire, adorning each cuff with a hint of sophistication.
Some of the women’s cufflinks available include the timeless sex-symbol: the black stiletto heel. These Black High Hill Shoe Cufflinks for women are graced with the same convenient wear that the men are accustomed to with torpedo-style closure and handcrafted Silver-plated Rhodium finish. The black liqueur of each tiny shoe glimmers against the high-sheen of the polished silver setting. Tiny sparkling crystals accentuate each heel, exuding glamor and a vintage style to the world.
The Red Glass Shoes Cufflinks are an exemplary pair of unique ladies cufflinks that will add just a touch of ruby red to the cuff, seamlessly accenting apparel for any occasion or event. The torpedo-style backing is securely attached to each silver filigree shoe, with insoles accented in glossy red enamel. These women’s cufflinks are delicate and detailed, perfect for the wearer who is new to accessorizing or who wants to make a fun and sassy impression.
Some ladies cufflinks are also a popular favorite among the men also. Take for instance the vintage-styled Pin Up Girl Cufflinks from Cufflinksman. The silver plated silhouette of the curvacious bombshell will delight and engage, while sparking confidence and swagger in the men and women wearing them. The popular bullet-style back secures during wear, keeping each cufflink intact and in place.
Tale of Horror Halloween Party
Invite guests to share in a night of literary horrors at an Edgar Allen Poe-theme party. Although the party is on the sophisticated side — in a creepy sort of way — it’s easy to pull together.
The Eyeball Assortment
In this canape platter, the “eyes” truly have it! There’s something for everyone, from mini meatballs to fresh mozzarella-and-tomato bites to a grape-and-prosciutto nibble. Inscribe the clever dish names on silk leaves and display next to the serving dish.
Spooky Still Life
Make ordinary objects a little creepier with a coat of black paint. Just a few simple steps and this discarded tree branch becomes a scary perch for menacing ravens. Find a tree branch (the more twisted and gnarled, the better) and spray-paint it black. Once dry, insert the branch in an urn or pot. Finish by placing a few black ravens on the branch.
Jack-o’-Lantern Flower Vase
Ditch the standard candle and brighten up your jack-o’-lantern with an arrangement of bold-hue harvest flowers. Cut the stems, arrange in a small vase, and set inside a carved pumpkin. A white Lumina pumpkin carved with a skeletal face makes this arrangement extra spooky.
Black Feather Wreath and Decorative Mirror
Dress up a large mirror with a feathery wreath and verses from The Raven for a spooky dining room decoration. To make the wreath, wrap two black feather boas around a wreath form. Knot the ends and tuck them under the feathers; add hanging wire. Attach a removable plastic hook to the mirror and use a black dry-erase marker to write words or phrases from the poem on the mirror. Hang the wreath from the plastic hook. Center a small faux bird in the wreath’s opening and attach it to the mirror using poster putty.
Poetic Place Setting
Continue the poem’s theme in your party place settings by using a black porcelain marker to write portions of The Raven on white chargers. For food-safe chargers, set the ink by heating the plates in the oven, following the marker manufacturer’s instructions. Add a haunting message from the poem to cream-color dish towels to use as napkins. Download our “nevermore” stencil, available below, and print. Use a crafts knife to cut out the text, leaving a silhouette stencil. Attach the stencil to the napkin with tape and use a fabric marker to write the word on the napkin; remove the stencil.
To make the name cards, spray smooth-sided stones with chalkboard paint; let dry. Use chalk to write each guest’s name on a stone.