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My Holiday Wishlist

by Jamie Sanford on November 24, 2010

Today is the first post in a new segment for the holidays called “My Holiday Wishlist.”  I’ve asked a number of friends in the blogging world to contribute posts with their picks for what they would like to receive this holiday season.  Naturally, I have to go first!

1. Doc Martens White Skull Boots

Let’s see, I love Doc Martens, I love skulls on my clothing, so this is an obvious choice! Also they are a great deal at $59.90 from Amazon.

2. Coach Poppy Leather Highlight Bag


I had a big love affair with Coach this year, after having their products be off my radar for a while.  All of their outreach using fashion bloggers, the Poppy project that let anyone participate (including me), the amazing Poppy collection, it has all added up to me being slightly obsessed.   This bag is calling me because 1, it is not black and since I wear black all of the time, color in my bags is important; 2, that leather looks super supple and fabulous (sorry vegetarians); and 3, it has a removable strap so I can use it in all sorts of situations.  Come on, look at that color! I love it.  The Poppy Highlight is available for $328 from Coach.

3. Sigma 17 – 50mm f/2.8 Auto Focus Wide Angle Zoom Lens

I love to take pictures, and my husband does too.  We have a similar lens to this one and it’s just a fantastic lens for everyday shooting, it’s great while on vacation, 18 to 50 is a perfect range to get a variety of shots.  I have a Sigma lens that makes pretty pictures, so this would be a good addition to our lens collection so that we don’t fight over the version that we already have! The Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 is available for $599 from Amazon.

4. 3-Wing Shoulderpiece by Zana Bayne


As I mentioned, I wear black all of the time, so I like jewelry, bags, etc, to be interesting.  Well, it gets no better than this simple but amazing set of shoulder wings from Zana Bayne Leather.  I read Zana’s blog, and her style is so fabulous too.  I would totally rock these shoulder wings though, and they are a hot deal at $85 from the Zana Bayne shop on Etsy.

I don’t make an official list of what I want during the holidays any more, so this was fun! I am really excited about the wishlists coming in from other bloggers.  If anyone reading this would like to contribute a post with their own wishlist, please contact me!

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Skeletons: They aren’t just for Halloween anymore

by Jamie Sanford on November 8, 2010

Striped and Fabulous.

Kelly Kreth

(Today’s guest post was contributed by Kelly Kreth. I “met” Kelly online around 10 years ago, and since then she’s made me jewelry, she’s been the subject of one of the best photos I’ve ever taken, and thoroughly kicked my ass in Facebook Scrabble.  Check out her new blog which explores optimism and pessimism with great humor and frankness.)

Last year at this time I was entranced by a dress created by Rodarte for Target. After seeing it online and in print, I was dying to buy one. It was a sleeveless black tunic shift, sequined and had a print of a human rib cage on it.

Alas, when I finally got to a Target (this was before the Manhattan Target existed) they were all gone. Many were listed on Ebay but were being auctioned for around triple the actual price. Instead I tried to find a substitute and came up with another rib cage dress posted on Ebay, this one for only $16.99. I chanced it and wore it this summer.

Coincidentally, I later found a whole rack of brand new Rodarte rib cage dresses at the Good Will a few months later and they were only priced at $25.00. Much to my dismay, after trying one on, it felt way too cheap and didn’t fit well so I’m happy I didn’t purchase it from Target or Ebay prior to trying it on.

Which gets me to today’s wish list item:

This Devastee Skeleton print dress is available here and goes for a whopping $317.

About the designers:

Created by young French designers Ophélie Klère and François Alary in 2004, Dévastée is a fashion house that draws inspiration from the dark, the depressive and the macabre. Their lines, entirely black and white, are eloquently understated and feature wearable graphic prints and sleek tailoring.

It is 100% wool and comes in European sizes which is always a plus. Telling someone I am a 38 makes me feel thinner!

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