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Post-Christmas Style Trends

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Vintage Cord Boot Cut Pants from JCrew, Why we love them: they’re ultra stylish for the winter, much better quality than plain khakis, better and more suitable alternative to jeans, relatively inexpensive, and look good with literally any shirt and cufflink.

JCrew Vintage Cords, $59JCrew Vintage Cords, $59

From JCrew: “Introducing our best cords ever. The design was inspired by vintage American 5-pocket cords; the new sulphur-dye and vintage-wash process is all ours. We gave them an authentic jean look and feel with handsanding on the thighs, knees and seat, with additional grinding along the waistband, pockets and hem. Cotton. Zip fly. Traditional 5-pocket styling with reinforced back pockets. Import. Machine wash. Catalog/ only.”

Add some Eastern Zen and elegance to these old fashioned cords with these mystical Rudrakska Seed Cufflinks. Remember, these sacred seeds are take from the type of tree Buddha sat under when he gained enlightenment.

Sterling Silver Checker Board Cufflinks

Sterling Silver Checker Board Cufflinks


Sorel Black Snow Boot

GQ Says: “Sorel boots have been around for ages and everyone clomps around in them in the slush. They’re typically fur-lined, brown, and extremely utilitarian. But when I saw them in all-black and lined in plaid, I thought, That’s the stealth boot of the season. I’m not advocating walking around the office in them in a suit, but I think we all need a bit of style when it’s raining. Even when boots are in style, they can look strictly weekend. But these are chic and simple.”

Sorel Black Snow BootSorel Black Snow Boot

Pair these sleek winter snow boots with Hand Painted Dalmatian Cufflinks like these from designer Pierce and Hobbs

Sculpted Beagle Pup Cufflinks

Sculpted Beagle Pup Cufflinks

Style we Love: Colored Sweaters that POP. After experiencing an endless cycle of Christmas lights, we are still attuned to seeing bright colors. But unfortunately after the Tree comes down and the house lights get packed back away, we don’t see much color for the rest of the winter season. Try this: An everlasting style updated in new colors. Made from supersoft, luxurious Italian cashmere in a 12-gauge knit from a world-famous mill. V-neck. Other colors like aqua and purple available form

Cashmere V-neck sweaterCashmere V-Neck Sweater from JCrew

New Plaid Flannel Sweaters from Uniqlo: They are ultra comfy, trendy, and affordable! PLus they’ll probably be on sale after Christmas. Why we love Uniqlo’s flannel? Because there’s simply so many styles to choose from! Literally, they about 20 colors, all of which will match your wardrobe perfectly for the post-holiday season.

Enamel Race Horse Cufflinks

Enamel Race Horse Cufflinks

Pair these stylish sets of plaid shirts from Uniqlo with a rugged pair of cufflinks, like these Hand Painted Horse Cufflinks

Uniqlo Plaid Flannel Shirts, $19-$29Uniqlo Plaid Flannel Shirts, $19-$29

And don’t be afraid to exchange those unwanted Christmas gifts. Yes, it’s the thought that counts, but some things you just will not use. So use that extra cash or exchange to buy some new post-holiday cufflinks to pair with any one of these latest fashion trends for men. Here’s to 2012!! Stay Stylish Friends.

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 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



Vintage/Handmade Jewelry from

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



The Way of The Rustic Boot

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

You are what you wear. Or at least what you put on your feet. Not long ago, an individuals’ livelihood was directly dependent upon keeping their body safe from nature’s harsh elements. A good pair of shoes to ‘weather the storm’ was a necessity for survival and unsurprisingly, it still is. This season the  rustic, rugged, yet modernized hiking boot is back. Here are a few examples of the hottest trends for your toes this season:

1. Otadan boot from Aldo shoe stores. Actually, they have an entire line of casual boots that pair wonderfully with jeans, dress slacks, and even hiking gear. They won’t positively break the bank either, starting at around $150.

OTADAN, Casual Boot from Aldo. $150

OTADAN, Casual Boot from Aldo. $150,

Pair this suave, rugged boot with a symbolic adornment from nature. You can take the great outdoors with you to that business meeting or unwanted weekend shopping trip with the wife. If you can’t have a fishing pole, a six pack, and a bon fire on a fall evening, you might as well take the woods with you:



2. Next up we have possibly the best boots made in America: LL. Bean ‘s Beanboot with Thinsulate. The great thing about this type of boot is not only is it completely functional and stylish, but it is also hand-made in Maine. The can take a heavy mud beating, get rained on, and scrapped by unforgiving pavement, but they still protect your feet. You can also get them insulated with sheep’s fur for a slightly higher price. The BEST part is…wait for it…if at any time, with or without a receipt, you wish to exchange your boot for another pair, you can! No extra cost, no hassle, just simple quick exchange. And no, we do not work for LL bean….

Bean Boots by L.L.Bean®, 8" Thinsulate

Bean Boots by L.L.Bean®, 8″ Thinsulate

Isn’t hunting season coming up? Pair these ultra hip boots with a pair of hand-painted cufflinks from the famous Pierce and Hobbs:



3. Last we have the classic Timberland boot with a twist. Not too street, yet not too rustic, this Timberland boot is a great spin on a classic look. The brown coloring will look great with just about any of this season’s sweater colors: grey, mustard, navy blue, and hunter green.

Men's Earthkeepers® Original Leather 6-Inch Boot  $180.00

Men’s Earthkeepers® Original Leather 6-Inch Boot $180.00

Dress up or down, or even pair this boot with a Pierce and Hobbs hand painted boxer dog cufflink this season.



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