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What To Buy Your Lady For Christmas

Friday, December 2nd, 2011



There are certain staples that every woman wants for Christmas and yes, they fall in the general categories one might expect: jewelry, body care, clothing, make up, perfume, shoes, handbags, and specialty boutique items (i.e. knick knacks from her favorite store, thoughtful items, etc). Don’t fret gentlemen, Ms. Cufflink is here to help!

                                           Elegant Jewelry: Christian Circle Cufflinks

Let’s start with her favorite beauty store, Sephora. The Deluxe Fragrance Sampler For Her $50 ($96 Value) From Sephora is perfect for an indecisive man AND woman. Basically you get a load of samples to test, try, and indulge in on your own time. It comes with a Full Size Perfume Voucher, so once you pick your favorite scent, simply take your voucher back to the store and pick up a full size bottle of perfume. Then you can make joint decisions together about your favorite “her” scent just for her.

Deluxe Fragrance Sampler For Her ($96 Value) From SephoraDeluxe Fragrance Sampler For Her $50 ($96 Value) From Sephora

Too Faced Holiday Make Up Set

Too Faced Holiday Make Up Set from Sephora $50

A unique piece of jewelry from Etsy.com. There’s no point in burning money at Tiffany’s this season. Get her something different and original! Etsy is one of many cool websites to find trinket treasures at affordable costs. Here’s a sample photo of their “jewelry” page:

Vintage/Handmade Jewelry from Etsy.com



Vintage/Handmade Jewelry from Etsy.com

TEXTURED PINK RHYME CUFFLINKSRobert Graham Pink Spotted Cufflinks for Women

Bags, bags, bags…

For The Down to Earth Girl:

Messenger Bag, Canvas, Duluth Trading Company: $29Messenger Bag, Canvas, Duluth Trading Company: $29

For The Hipster/Cool Lady:

Ecote Around the World Backpack  $69.00 by Urban OutfittersEcote Around the World Backpack  $69.00 by Urban Outfitters

Mom Tattoo CufflinksWear These When You Give Your Mom Her Gifts: Mom Tattoo Cufflinks

And then maybe splurge a little on one of the hottest handbag designers, Michael Kors:

For the Luxurious Lady:

MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton Satchel, Black: $298MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton Satchel, Black: $298

A Holiday Dress! Getting her a dress to wear to a holiday party is thoughtful and shows her that you want her to feel sexy. Plus you get to show her what you think is sexy through style. Note: will look amazing with above Michael Kors bag…just sayin’

Aqua Tiny Sequin Double V Dress Reg $138.00 Sale $96.60 , Bloomingdales

Aqua Tiny Sequin Double V Dress Reg $138.00 Sale $96.60 , Bloomingdales



Rainy Day Blues (Not Really)

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Classics just in time for the rain.

Powerful time lapse of rain clouds crossing… by WildFilmsIndia

Cover up in the rain, with Duluth Trading Company’s “Men’s Grab Jacket 2”

Duluth Trading Company, Grab Jacket: $69

Duluth Trading Company, Grab Jacket: $69

Stay warm and dry when the wind blows rain your way with a simple, inexpensive Grab Jacket. If you’re a man of the seas and high winds, you may want to restock your supply of nautical cufflinks and Wellie rain boots.

Nautical Silver Anchor Cufflinks, $29

Nautical Silver Anchor Cufflinks, $29

And no man wants to be caught outside with a soggy batch of matches. Ever get to camp ground and not be able to light your fire? The Doors would be disappointed. (haha) Anyways a perfect Halloween campfire or bon fire is not complete without a fire, or at least candles. Make sure your covered and so are your matches:

Marble's Waterproof Match Box, from Duluth Trading Company: $10

Marble’s Waterproof Match Box, from Duluth Trading Company: $10

And oh! Wellie Boots. The official rain boot of England comes surging to the fashion scene in the United States. And we’re okay with that. They look good on both sexes and can be paired with anything on a rainy day. Sometimes we even wear them when it’s not raining…

Men's Short Hunter Boots

Men’s Short Hunter Boots

(and if it’s not raining, Make it Rain….)

Powerful time lapse of rain clouds crossing… by WildFilmsIndia
And keep your money intact while you’re making it rain. Or…if it’s already raining?

Fender Money Clip

Fender Money Clip

And for a more ‘hunter-esque” type boot, try the new lace up green ones. Sweet. Step on em! Boom! Yeah! Nevermind. It’s hard to mix the mentality of the Carpenters and Lil Wayne in the same blog post, but alas, it’s been done! [Insert Frankenstein laugh here. Muahhhh]. And it mixes fashion that possibly both artists would enjoy.

Men's Wellie Lace Up Boots

Men’s Wellie Lace Up Boots

*Note, we do not, nor have we ever endorsed the Hunter or Duluth Brands. We just find them pretty fly, along with our own products. Just trying to spread the love during foggy weather.

Fall 2011 Trend Report: Numero Uno

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011



Skimming through the pages in various magazines, catching the eye of style gurus on the subway, stopping to idly stare at illuminated shopping windows…all part of our job in the fashion industry. Although it seems that we simply recycle looks, adding a extra few modern touches, we are really revolutionizing fashion daily. Anything and everything you put on your back is a statement, whether you want it to be or not. A statement about who you are, where you come from, what’s important to you…What are you telling the world?

Style #1: 70s Swank

GQ magazine recently featured actor, and Jennifer Anniston’s beau, Justin Theroux in an array of vintage inspired trends. It’s a new, gritty spin on a seemingly over-worked genre of clothing:

Photograph by Nathaniel Goldberg, GQ Magazine

GET it: Jacket, $2,995 by Z Zegna. Henley, $110 by Vince. Necklace by Giles & Brother. Hat by Coal.Tateossian Horse Cufflinks

Tateossian Horse Cufflinks

And the street walking, urban hippie:

Photographs by Nathaniel Goldberg

GET it: Jacket, $2,495 by Boss Selection. Shirt, $125 by AllSaints. Jeans, $189 by Joe’s. Hat by A.P.C. Belt by Dsquared2. Bead necklace (top) by Giles & Brother. Other necklaces (vintage) by Melet Mercantile.

Style Trend #2: Khaki Winter Work Pants
Obviously this trend looks great with the previous post about “The Way of the Rustic Boot.” See we know what were doing here. GQ features another easy, wearable, ultra-masculine look: the rustic khaki pant. Pair it up with some rugged boots.

Gant by Michael Bastian

Pair this look with Sterling Silver Bear Cufflinks, from Pierce and Hobbs:ENAMEL BEAR AND BULL CUFFLINKSENAMEL BEAR AND BULL CUFFLINKS
Style #3: The Knapsack:


Gucci, Fall 2011

Gucci, Fall 2011


Tie it all together with Fall 2011 Ties from Daniel Dolce:
Victorian Purple Script, Italian Silk Neck Tie: Daniel Dolce

Victorian Purple Script, Italian Silk Neck Tie: Daniel Dolce

This bag is from Duluth Trading Company, which sells excellent quality products. We recently purchased a knapsack from them and not only is it incredibly sleek, beautiful leather, but durable and well made. We like to think of this brand as a little best kept search in fashion, because the prices aren’t nearly what they could be for these products. Anyways, here’s one of their ultra-cool bags:

AWOL bag, Duluth Trading Company; $225

Pair your leather case with a sleek beige tie from Daniel Dolce:
Cream Silk, Italian Silk Neck Tie by Daniel Dolce

Cream Silk, Italian Silk Neck Tie by Daniel Dolce

Stay tuned this week for more quick Trend Reports!