Oh how will I go on?


Yesterday ended our football season. And by our, I mean my son's. First round playoffs took place yesterday on home turf. We showed valiant effort, but alas, we will not be advancing to the second round next weekend. And I am in complete withdrawal.


I am so invested in this team. These boys. Sure, I've been team mom before for other sports. But truly, team mom for a 7th grade football team is a full-time job within itself. I styled and performed as team mom in tandem. I rarely missed a practice (we started in July). I never missed a client. Somehow, it all worked.

tomfordnailsSo, now that I am not up to midnight, every night, working through the details and devising emails, you'd think I'd be rejoicing. Instead, I am drowning my end-of-season sorrows in a glass of wine (a really nice one, albeit).

However, I'll bounce back.

In fact, after scouring the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book I found many indulgent things to help forge my way out of this funk. While I'm always down for a pair of shoes, one thing, in particular, made me stop and think 'would I ever really need that?' But wrapped up all pretty, my wined-up self thought, 'well maybe.'

At $480, it's nail luxe.

Photos by Emre Guven and Neiman Marcus

From the bold and beautiful to the pale and innocent, I have fallen for these nail colors of the season. While I have quite a collection of shades, these three will be welcome additions.

The first on my list is Jin Soon in Risque — a rich blackberry sure to cause a stir! Next is Zoya in Paloma, a fuchsia-berry, perfect for any festive occasion. And a seriously flattering nude for most skin tones is LCN in Paris Chic, an easy everyday uncolor.

Do you see what I see?

I'm not talking about the cool hair, the awesome sunglasses or the luscious lipstick. It's all about the nails, baby. Check out those wide gold tips! I'm totally digging the ivory and gold mix. So much so, I just may have to try this look for myself.


Photo from Vogue Japan April 2012

anisedandgWhen I saw this color for the first time, I knew I had to have it. The beautiful historic blue in a matte finish. Love!

Dolce & Gabbana Intense Nail Lacquer in Anise is more classic than trend. It's one of those colors you want around at any given moment.

It takes a few coats — three is optimum. And while it takes time to dry in between coats, the results are more than worth it.

Simple beauty that goes with everything.


Nail color is an instant mood lifter. And I've found some great moods lately — gorgeous colors, to boot!

Recently, I stumbled upon a fabulous line of nail polish, Polish & Co. The colors are amazing! I am addicted to these three, in particular. I go back and forth between them weekly. My top three from left to right: Code 9 (the perfect purplish-blue), 5 O'Clock Shadow (olivey sage) and 1174 (the color I take my coffee). They look good with everything and on just about everyone. While they don't twinkle with glitter, the hues will make your eyes twinkle with happiness.

Yummy color that allows you to play as you like!