I have loved this Marni sandal since it made its first appearance around this time last year. It is simple, modern and looks super comfortable! Italian made with adjustable buckle closure, you can find this style in several neutral color ways.

January may not feel like the time to buy spring sandals, but I give you permission. In fact, this is when I do all my pre-orders for clients. Those special items you've been eyeing, grab them while you can.  

marnicrisscrosssandals

Available at Luisaviaroma

SS17Alaia

It's January and 70 degrees outside. What a tease.

Though I love winter (yes I do) the break has been nice. This month every year my focus shifts to spring pre-orders for clients. And guess who made my list?

Azzedine Alaia is one of the world's most respected fashion designers. Honest. Shy. Yet doesn't bow to the pressures or demanding timetables of the fashion industry.

The spring collection is full of sculptural silhouettes and meticulous craftmanship. And, oh the shoes! 

Available at Net-a-Porter

We are mineral deficient. And the main culprit in this disturbing nutritional trend is soil depletion.

Unfortunately, modern agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts of nutrients from the soil in which the food we eat grows. Worse yet, each successive generation of fast-growing, pest-resistant produce is truly less good for you than the one before (*Scientific American).

The key to healthier produce is healthier soil. That's why buying organic is important. However, that may not be enough. To ensure my body absorbs the nutrients it needs, I take Dr. John Gray's Mars Venus Super Minerals. This vitamin offers a large amount of minerals for healthy brain chemistry, preserving memory and helping you feel happier each day. It contains potassium, calcium, Vitamin D3, magnesium, zinc, chromium, lithium, boron, ginger root powder, apple cider vinegar powder and Ionic AlfalfaTM, and is delivered directly into my cells. Coupled with other important supplements, I feel confident my ever-so-boring annual doctor checkups will continue to be boring. Which, as my doctor says, is actually quite perfect.

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While item is shown bundled with other products from Dr. John Gray, I am happy to order the single bottle of Super Minerals for you if you like.

I am not sure what I love most about this bag — the small size, the cone studs or that red tag!

How about the multiple ways to carry it.

Fendi brings a modern edge to this lightly structured small shoulder bag, featuring versatile detailing and fabulous color ways. The By the Way bag has flat straps on the sides that are perfect for sliding over your hand and carrying as a chic clutch, or use them as top handles for a sophisticated satchel-inspired style. Of course crossbody is certainly a great option.

The gray-blue color is delightful for spring, and all year round, for that matter.

Fendiredtag

Available at Luisaviaroma

If you didn't notice, the bomber made a big comeback this fall. And into spring it goes

While there are many to choose from, I am most excited about these. Valentino, Saint Laurent and Kenzo bring on the style personality with bright, cheery colors and prints, just in time for spring. These lightweight jackets amp up any outfit, from jeans to flirty skirts. And if you happen to prefer dark solids, they have those, too.

bomber

Featured above in order: Valentino, Saint Laurent, Kenzo all available at Net-a-Porter