Have You Been To Misfit Bazaar Yet?

I have posted about Misfit Bazaar in Rye before but I have become so obsessed. Carrie the owner, curates the greatest selection of fashion items, accessories, self-care products and home decor. Since she has opened only a short time ago, some of her products have already become my go-tos and must-haves. Here are some of the things that I cannot get out of my mind.

My friend Liz is working in the store, she is there a couple of afternoons a week. Go see her. She has a great eye and helped me with this guide.

Liz pointed out this felt hat to me. WOW..it is beautiful! We both tried it on and it was a winner for sure

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I posted Misfit’s clogs in my stories last week..I love all the styles and colors that are available!

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I have never done sageing but I’ve read it is a must to cleanse your home and other spaces from negative energy, to generate wisdom and clarity and to promote wisdom. After the year that we had, I think we should all get one and try it.

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I love the extensive bar cart section. I have bought the gourmet crackers and drink mixes for friends over and over! I really love the tools too!

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How great are these cross-body cell phone holders? Once side has compartments for your cards/license/vaccine card…all in one safe place.

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There is also the most beautiful selection of soft knited sweaters where you will not find anywhere else. This watercolor cardigan is def my favorite!!!

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I wish you could smell these candles. OMG!! Fabulous…I think the “Surf Shop” scent was my favorite but they all were soooo good..

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Here are my personal must haves from the shop..The Tri Balm cleanser is amazing..I use it every night. I love the knitted washcloths, the cleansing facial sponge (my girls and I swear by this), and lastly the dry brush. I do not know if you know what dry brushing is, but I highly recommend it..It is so good for your skin and body!

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If you are looking for a stylish new dress, Misfit has some really pretty options for fall both short and long options.

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These Seasonless C Hoops made of weightless mango wood are perfection. They come in 3 sizes and beautiful colors. You have to try them for yourself and you will fall in love!!!

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I fell in love with this map. You scratch off the places you have visited. It makes a perfect gift for anyone who loves to travel and is awaiting their next adventure. How fun would it be to watch the world map evolve year after year, trip after trip?

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I am also in love with these statement rings.

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Carrie also has a wonderful selection of notebooks. I love giving notebooks!!! You can really never have too many!!!

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September Fall Finds

I have a great round-up of September fall finds just in time for the 1st day of Fall. I added a few dresses, both casual and a couple of styles perfect for weddings. It seems like everyone I know has a wedding coming up!! There are some great staples as well. Drop me an email to let me know if there is something you would like to see in the next set of “finds”.

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  1. A logo belt is always a fun look to add to black pants or jeans. This refurbished one from Etsy is very reasonable.
  2. The Scoop collection for Walmart has some really great pieces. This maxi dress is really pretty in person.
  3. This sweater will become a closet table for the fall and winter months. I love the shape and you can dress it down with jeans or up with leather pants!
  4. I have ordered so much from Sail To Sable in the past year. I really like their styles and this printed blouse is so pretty and a favorite for Fall.
  5. This cardigan was a best seller when I posted it last week. And the price point is great too.
  6. I love the shape of this dress. It would look great with the cardigan in #5. I might pair it with some cute flats or a kitten heel for a less edgy look than the motorcycle boots pictured. It would also look great with some trendy sneakers.
  7. I also love the shape of this J McLaughlin Dress. Very timeless and I can see it also dressed up for a night out or wedding.
  8. I just ordered a few of these for my patio to sit out on fall nights around my firepit. They are so comfortable and look really nice in person.
  9. Someone posted this dress as the perfect look for a wedding guest and I have to agree.
  10. This Chloe tote was another readers’ favorite. Love the charcoal wool!
  11. Sweater jackets are so big this year. Love the color of this one from J Crew.
  12. A great black cardigan staple.
  13. Here is the color bag in a wool stripe. I love this so much.
  14. I just bought this dress for my daughter to wear to a family wedding. It is stunning in person!
  15. These Gucci sneakers are a splurge but they are so perfect in person and might be your go- to shoe for all outfits! Plus the metallic pink color is such a winner.

3 Tips for Taking a Beach Vacation You Will Remember Forever

For many people, nothing beats a beach vacation. The sun, surf, cool oceans breezes, and breathtaking views are enough to entertain even the most curmudgeonly of folks. Here are three ways that everyone can have fun.

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Research the Location

Not everyone can afford to jet-set across the Atlantic Ocean and settle into a secluded villa on the southern coast of France. However, that does not mean that you can’t have an equally amazing time somewhere else. Most folks realize the people you spend the time with are what is important.

There are plenty of places in the United States to enjoy, especially if you end up renting beach houses in North Carolina. Tourists from around the country consider the Outer Banks an exciting or mellow destination, depending on their desires. Either way, there is fun for everyone.

Some places only rent to family groups to prevent massive parties, so it is a good idea to check the situation before booking a place.

Keep an Eye on the Elements

Weather, especially on the coasts, can be quite unpredictable. Sunshine could bless you one day when the next day will bring torrential rains and hurricanes. Just because you think something might not happen to you doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be prepared. Water is one of the most crucial elements to keep on hand. Saltwater from the ocean won’t cut it.

You need fresh, bottled H20 that you can drink and wash with. Non-perishable foods in the form of cans won’t hurt either. You never know how many days you might be stranded. It is possible that someone will get injured at some point, so you should definitely keep at least a rudimentary first aid kit on hand as well as someone who knows CPR. Organizations such as the Red Cross can certify you.

Make Memories

When you go on vacation, there are plenty of things to do. Many tourist attractions offer plenty of food to eat, especially seafood by the coast. For kids, there are a lot of games such as mini-golf, arcades or mellow rides. Parents are often allowed to ride within them. If you have a fire pit, gather all the supplies to make s’mores, and then cap off the evening telling scary stories that will keep everyone up at night. Don’t take turns doing this. Most groups only have one or two people with a knack for exceptional storytelling.

Although it is a great idea to live in the moment, you still want to take time to capture some moments for prosperity. You will want to look back on those photographs with your vacation mates and reminisce about the good old times.

Top 5 Dresses Every Modern Women Should Have

For the beginning fashionista, or the fashionista on the go, we are going to delve into the top 5 dresses every modern-day woman should have in her closet. No matter what you need; glamourous, sexy, funky, business, or casual, here are the top 5 staple dress pieces every woman should have.

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The Wrap Dress

This dress style can be worn for a formal or social event. Business dinner? Dinner date? The wrap dress can accommodate, so it’s a must-have in any modern woman’s closet. It closes in front by wrapping one side over and tying it at the waist. Stylish and comfortable, these dresses help illuminate an hourglass figure and give the wearer a sleek appearance, so you know you will always look good in them.

The Asymmetrical Dress

 At least one asymmetrical dress should be in every modern-day woman’s wardrobe. They’ve been around for a while and still reign supreme in the fashion world. Asymmetrical dresses are loved for their slanted hemlines (or necklines). It is where one side is usually higher than the other, sometimes creating peaks. Compared to a traditional hemline, asymmetrical dresses offer a bit of fun, flirtation, and flair.

The Sheath Dress

The sheath dress is the staple dress of the modern dress era. Sheath dresses have become the fashion statement piece in Joseph Ribkoff clothing line. It’s become a power staple of fashion for women in the Royal Family. Sheath dresses have a feminine appeal, but exude the professionalism of appearance that a modern woman today demands. Additionally, it can be paired with a blazer for a more upscale, professional look.

A-Line Dress

For casual social events or backyard parties, an A-line dress is great to wear. With its narrowing effect on the waist and hips appearance and its highlighting of the bust line, it is suitable for most body types. The dress has a fitted top that flares out at the hips and down to form an A-shaped hemline.

The Bandage Dress

The bandage dress is slinky, silky, sexy, and comfortable, loved by all women! It’s the ultimate dress for a night out. The bandage dress is composed of layers of material to create its bandage stripe look, hence its name. Creating a sleek and smooth silhouette, the dress lifts and tucks, highlighting a woman’s curves in all the right places.

Although there are more styled dresses out there, if you are just starting, these are the top 5 dresses every modern woman should have in her closet.

The Times of Bill Cunnigham…The Experience

There is a new immersive experience in NYC this week, just in time for Fashion Week. “Experience The Times of Bill Cunningham” is an exhibit to bring the photographers larger than life into focus. There are two levels at 16 Fulton Street that will celebrate Bill Cunningham’s life and work through a must-see immersive journey, chronicling growth as a documentarian, fashion historian, and culture-maker through a series of multi-sensory exhibits.

One of my favorite parts of the exhibit was seeing Bill’s trademark blue jacket and signature bicycle. For years working at Tiffany & Co., the best days were when we would see Bill Cunningham on the corner of 57th and 5th and watch him in action. The excitement around him was something you could not even imagine. His eye for street fashion was incredible and everyone wanted him to take their photo for the Sunday Style Section.

For more information or to purchase tickets click HERE>>>

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Scenting The Dorm Room and Beyond!!!

When my daughter went off to college this year I gave her and her friends an adorable colorful cube cool air scent diffuser for her dorm room. Scentfluence has a robust curated Aroma Library to bring your business or home to life perfectly.  The lightweight, portable scent cube quickly and easily scents small spaces. Simply apply 10 drops of scent to the pad included and enjoy the light, gentle scent that diffuses.

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The scent library at the Scentfluence location is Scarsdale has dozens of scents to choose from. Some of the girl’s favorites were child’s pose, a sense of innocence surrender, and comfort found in the Yoga Child’s Pose is delivered through n essence reminiscent of the clean, warm, slightly sweet scent of baby’s skin. Feel the nurturing benefits of the Child’s Pose at any time through this scent. And, the 1 Hotel Scent, experience the 1-Hotel Signature Scent in the comfort of your home! and Lavender Basil, a scent that is like an early spring breeze carrying the scent of fragrant blossoms. Sweet notes of lavender cooled by green undertones of basil make for a relaxing, soothing scent experience.

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Scentfluence also has a fabulous online store where you can purchase all of their cool air diffusers, scents, and other fun scented objects! Also, all first-time orders receive 10% off!!!

PS This is a great gift to bring with you to an upcoming parents weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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