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Salvatore Ferragamo Guenda Raffia Loafers

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Salvatore Ferragamo Guenda Raffia Loafers

These loafers are sitting pretty next to a piña colada. Of course, this photo wasn't taken recently outside my dwelling. We're getting snow and rain as we speak... Instead, this is another of my Black Friday bounties from my trip to Orlando!

Though it may seem like the raffia material would be scratchy, it is surprisingly comfortable and definitely airy. The brown, Nubuck leather is smooth and a beautiful complement to the lighter raffia.

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Definitely a summer shoe, these woven Salvatore Ferragamo Guenda Raffia loafers are perfect for summer sailing or a boardwalk lunch. I can just imagine the sweet smell of saltiness in the air, the clear blue skies, the ebb and flow of the wind and the water, the breeze whipping my hair... Okay. Can summer just be here now? I'm ready.

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(Yves) Saint Laurent Arty Ring

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(Yves) Saint Laurent Arty Ring

The past week was spent at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV. Despite lots of walking and producing, I had some time to spend on the strip, and I grabbed something special from CityCenter's Yves Saint Laurent store. Yes, it does still say YSL on the store, and nearly everything in there is on sale! If you're anywhere near Vegas, head to the YSL store there for some good deals before all the new Saint Laurent Paris merchandise is stocked. They do have the new Cabas ChYc bags there as well as the old ones.

YSL Arty Ring

But back to the subject...after visiting Louis Vuitton, I moved over to Yves Saint Laurent and spotted the beautiful Arty rings and bracelets. Always an appreciator of the trend, I decided to try on as many as possible! (Insert sly smile here.) The colors available were incredibly beautiful and vivid. From turquoise blues to gold-filled corals, deep woody browns, blacks and greens, the Artys dazzled me. Keeping true to myself, I found the perfect subdued gold Arty ring. I do admit to being extremely obsessed with neutrals, so this ring completely fit in my accessories collection.

YSL Ring

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Black Friday Bounty: Prada Ballerina Flats in Pink Leather

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Black Friday Bounty: Prada Ballerina Flats in Pink Leather

What's more luscious than these pink leather flats? These delicate beauties are from my Black Friday bounty! For those of you who live close to great outlet malls, like here in Orlando, you may have the opportunity to hit up stores like Prada, Escada, Burberry, and Fendi--but the outlet version (i.e. Great products and great deals!). I'm not a super-fan of pink, but light hues like this are perfect.

Prada Ballerina Flats

These Prada ballerina flats are comfy and chic, while being discreet. Perhaps you can't tell from these photos, but looking straight-on at these shoes, it actually takes effort to see the "Prada" label. I particularly love this since it's first-rate premiere designer quality but one can only recognize it if they know the aesthetic of the shoe or if they happen to see the "Prada" poking out from the side.

Prada's ballerina flats are made out of supple Italian leather, and feel like a bedroom slipper, rather than something you'd wear outside. They're extremely comfortable and with care, will age well.

What did you score this Black Friday? Share in the comments below!

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Michele Mini Urban Diamond Watch

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Michele Mini Urban Diamond Watch

Every fashion lover should have a timepiece that is elegant and yet appropriate for everyday casual outfits.

Michele Mini Urban

Michele makes watches that are casual, fun, dressy and elegant. Remember this Tahitian Jelly Bean? This is just one of many styles, but this Mini Urban with diamonds stood out to me as a great watch to start a timepiece collection. What is nice about this is that it has a very subtle "bling" to it.... ;) There is nothing nicer than subtle bling.

What's going to be your holiday timepiece this season?

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Eco-Pen: The Seven Year Pen

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Eco-Pen: The Seven Year Pen

As a writer and student, I am constantly jotting down notes and drafting assignments. It's important to have a pen that wont run out of ink anytime soon.

The Seven Year Plan

Let me put it clearly. I have a thing for pens. If you're one of those types that has a pen for everything, then this might be for you. One of the coolest things I've picked up recently is this Swiss-made Seven Year Pen from Seltzer Goods. Not only is it eco-friendly but it's also a very smooth-writing pen. The ink flow is plentiful, but don't worry about running out of ink! These are guaranteed to work for the full seven years and eliminate the waste of over 100 million discarded pens per day. NB: If you're a serious pen enthusiast, this may not be the pen for you, but this is exactly what someone like me, a student on a go with a mild "thing" for pens, needs. :)

There are nine design options for your Seven Year Pen. Check them out below!

Do you have a favorite pen?

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