embellishedheelsHoliday party planning is well underway.

I so enjoy this time of year, getting my clients set and ready for all of their upcoming parties and events. Such a festive season!

If you haven't already done so, it's time to whip out all your options to ensure you have the variety you crave.

While you may be inclined to change out the dress, I prefer switching up shoes. These Emilio Pucci suede boots are beautifully embellished with beads and embroidery in ivory, coral and forest-green. I love that the gold studded leather harness is detachable for those moments when you want to ditch the edge.

These are the perfect shoes to draw attention away from the fact that you are wearing the same dress to two events. Trust me, all eyes will be on your feet!

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You may think it's early, but I have checked almost everything off my holiday shopping list. And it feels great!

It's been years since I've been this organized. Of course, I had a lot of help this year, thanks to Noonday Collection.

If you are not familiar with Noonday Collection, their mission is to create economic opportunity for the vulnerable. They partner with artisans in the developing world, empowering them to grow sustainable businesses. By creating a marketplace for their goods, Noonday creates dignified jobs at living wages. This allows artisans to earn more in order to support their families.

It's no surprise that Noonday made my holiday gift guide last year. And here they are again! Giving with a conscience.

Shop today for added benefit! When you visit Noonday and enter CoS in the Trunk Show field, you will be entered to win a fabulous Noonday treasure. Holiday shopping doesn't get any better. Click here to start shopping. Drawing qualification ends Wednesday, November 19th.

And look for my entire holiday gift guide soon! 

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Some days, I just want to blend in.

My blending in may look a little different than most. Perhaps it would come off like this — beige all over, oversized. Chic, nonetheless.

Some winter days call for tone on tone. So, pick your neutral and make it work!

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Photo from J'adore la superficialite

The sneaker has made quite the comeback over the last year. And it continues.

While I love fancy sneaks and funky high tops, I am not sure I plan on pairing them with trousers just yet. Don't get me wrong, I realize the functionality and comfort. And I do like the look on others.

I just prefer boots. With pretty much everything.

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Most days, my hands are cold. Some nights, freezing.

It's not unusual for me to do client work on my computer while in gloves. Yes, it's possible.

I am dreaming of these butter soft leather mittens by Karl Lagerfeld. They are lined in fleece and topped with faux fur for a luxuriously cozy feel. The padded cuffs lock in warmth on the coldest of days. I am in love!

It doesn't take much to make me happy when it comes to gloves. But, these are every bit of fabulous!

Available at Net-a-Porter