Try This: Inspiration Boards

Lori Pickert runs a blog dedicated to Inspiration Boards for your home office, sewing room, kitchen, workspace, or any place you call your own.The board above is by Meg Rooks and displays her love of children’s books and illustrations. So ask yourself—what inspires you? The boards are beautiful and easy to make, so they’re perfect […]

Really, Really Cheap Holiday Gifts: Sassy Luggage Tags

What: A set of six “Sweet and Sassy” luggage tags, for $10, with bright colors and emblazoned with phrases that will hopefully keep everyone else’s paws off the luggage. Who to Give it To: your favorite tired travelista, or anyone collecting ridiculous amounts of frequent flier miles Buy it: @ Uncommon Goods

Trend Alert: Faux Gems

What: Big faux-gem jewelry and embellishments on everything from handbags to footwear to skirts and tops. What the fashion heads say: This, from Ellen Tien on the New York Times Style page: “As the weather becomes duller, retailers are turning up the sparkle and shine. Thinking bigger than mere sequins or beads, designers are putting […]

EleVen by Venus Williams: New Budget Workout Line at Steven & Barrys

Venus Williams new workout line , EleVen, premiered this past week at Steve &Barry’s stores nationwide. Yawn…. Look, Venus and her sister Serena are amazing tennis players. but they often look like a steaming pot of hot mess on the red carpet. I don’t know one person, who’s like “Oh I want to dress like […]