puffercoatloveThis is not your typical puffer coat.

No kidding. And thank goodness, right?

Donna Karan understands that women want warmth — and style! I absolutely love everything about this chic coat. Oversized spread collar. Open front. Long sleeves. And long length.

This is what I want to hang out in on the weekends this winter. It looks fabulous over dressy and casual ensembles. 

It's time to rethink the puffer coat.

shearlingsneakersShearling sneakers?

Count me in.

I'm not sure what my obsession with a stylish high top is, but this is coolness beyond belief. With an internal wedge, reinforced eyelets, leather laces and patchwork shearling, I am diggin' Black Dioniso's ode to chucks. These just may join the ranks of my metallic high tops. No doubt they'll get worn to football, lacrosse and volleyball games.

Maybe I will even work in them!

Available from Luisaviaroma

I am so ready. For sweaters. Big time.

Thankfully, this fall is all about the ease of the sweater. And I have picked out three simple, yet chic, styles to make day-to-day dressing a snap. I am loving this high neck McQ Alexander McQueen oversized ribbed felt-wool sweater. Paired with just about anything, and it's cool. The Rachel cotton-jersey sweater by Karl Lagerfeld is playful and comfy. And Isabel Marant's chunky Sao alpaca and wool-blend sweater brings warmth and coziness on those chilly days.

Cooler weather, please come visit!

sweaters

Available from Net-a-Porter

My skin is completely obsessed with Dr. Dennis Gross. And for good reason. His products work impeccably.

While I have many favorites, I have to share two that have made more of a difference than I ever anticipated.

ddg2The Hydra-Pure® Firming Serum is a blend of detoxifying compounds that defend against harmful elements, protecting and resurfacing skin while building collagen. It is packed with 20 powerful antioxidants that fight signs of aging by working together to penetrate skin and restore its healthy glow. After using this product for several months, I can attest that the texture and elasticity of my skin improved by leaps and bounds. But don't just take my word for it. There's plenty of research that shows that Hydra-Pure's® unique blend of Chelators, combined with vitamins and antioxidants, reduces environmental effects leading to wrinkles, acne, redness and irritation. Thank you, I'll have another!

And a product that I could never live without having tried it is the Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum. I have hooded (ish) eyes and I never imagined that an eye product could actually treat my eyelids. This anti-aging ferulic acid and retinol eye serum gently, but powerfully, reduces visible signs of aging in the delicate skin of the eyelid and around the eye while smoothing texture and tone. I use this morning and night. Love this eye serum! Step aside crepey eyes — this rock star is all over you.

Available at Jeffre Scott in Charlotte and Turner & Scott in Asheville 

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There are many fantastic nail trends this fall. However, the winning theme — nudes! Among the sea of wine/garnets, metallics and charcoals lies the easy and effortless neutrals. From beige to pink, the multitude of color choices are yours.

Lela Rose showcased the best neutral nail on the fall runway with this fresh spin on the french manicure. I love the angular change from the standard french look. And I am absolutely thrilled that I have everything I need to pack this upcoming season full of neutral nails.

If you're like me, you simply have to dig through your nail polish drawer and pick out the best duo to replicate this look. Personally, I'll be using butter LONDON's Hen Party and Essie's Take it Outside.

Next time you see me, and probably all through fall and winter, I'll be sporting this look on my fingers and toes!