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My favorite things posts are usually reserved for clothing or accessories. But today I thought it was fitting to share one of my favorite stores, Roundabout Resale.  Roundabout opened in Westport, CT in 1989 and expanded to New York City in 2008 and currently have two stores there. They recently announced they will be opening a third store in New York City this March. Information on the store is as follows:
Roundabout, New York's leading purveyor of luxury resale and discount couture, is pleased to announce the Spring 2014 opening of a second Upper East Side location at 1100 Madison Avenue (between 82nd and 83rd Streets) having acquired the lease of the space currently occupied by Lumas gallery.
I have gotten some of my favorite pieces from Roundabout at amazing prices.  I mainly wait for their sales but sometimes I go in and just can't resist splurging on a one of a kind item.  Below are some of my favorite buys:

Chloé boots, Cashmere cape, Etro blazer, Manolo Blahnik pumps, Chanel blazer, Chanel skirt,
Cordani boots, Rebecca Taylor dress, Lanvin pumps, Balenciaga pants

And a gorgeous Tracy Reese dress that is waiting for the right occasion. Maybe my cousins wedding this Summer, but there is the slight problem of it being white-ish. But I think it's far enough from a pure white dress that it will work.

And here is some more basic information on Roundabout for those of you who are interested:
Owners Laurie and Richard Perren created Roundabout 25 years ago with the goal of having the best consignment / resale store in the country. With their unique business model they not only offer an amazing selection of pre-owned designer items from America's best closets, but through direct relationships with boutiques, showrooms and designers they are also able to sell current and past season "new" items at a discount of up to 70% off original retail. From cutting edge Alaia to classic Chanel, Roundabout is able to stock the finest labels in fashion at incredible prices.

By providing customers with a similar luxury shopping experience as neighboring high-end retailers, along with the assurance of impeccable condition and quality, Roundabout is able to obtain a higher selling price and therefore a higher return to the consignor than the current fad of online resale sites. Roundabout pays 66% of the selling price to consignors of Chanel, Hermes and Louis Vuitton handbags and 50% for all other merchandise.

* This is NOT a sponsored post
Here is my Christmas Day outfit! I wore a bit of green on Christmas Eve so I decided the day should be in the red family. A few days before Christmas I got an early gift from Blue Nile, this gorgeous branch necklace, currently on back order. It is so dainty and pretty, just my style. Luckily, they sent me two so I can share the love and give one of you your own! Use the giveaway widget below the photos to enter! You can also use BNHH10 for 10% off.

Blazer: Etro (Roundabout Resale), Tee: H&M, Leather Skirt: Coco's $10n sale, Booties: Alexander Wang (The Outnet), Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage, Brilliant Imports snake ring & Mom', Necklace c/o Blue Nile

Enter to win a Blue Nile Branch Necklace, ending next Monday:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

* Disclosure: I have received free products from Blue Nile for the purpose of this post
Happy Friday before Christmas! We're in the home stretch now! I have quite a busy weekend planned. Tonight starts our official movie watching as a family. We have a schedule for the last few days, but the weeks leading up we watch whatever movies we feel like.  Tonight is It's a Wonderful Life. Then tomorrow I'm headed to my Aunt's and Sunday I'm going to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I was supposed to go last Saturday but the snow ruined it.  Sunday night we're watching Holiday Inn & White Christmas, two of my favorites. But, my absolute favorite (the whole family's actually) is saved for the 23rd: Scrooge with Albert Finney. It's a musical - if you haven't seen it... DO IT! I have to work on Monday, but hopefully it won't be too crazy. Then I'm off Tuesday and Wednesday and it's back to work on Thursday. BUT we get to work from home until January 2nd when we're due back a the office!

You'll notice a big change in my photos this week. I got a hair makeover for one of the websites at work (I'll post the link when the feature is live). I was hoping for an Emma Stone look (like this) but it turned out a little shorter than I was expecting so it's taking a little time to adjust. I'm not fond of short hair on myself but it does look cute when it's curled. The problem is - I don't know how to do it myself! I didn't wash my hair for as long as I could so the original curls would last.  Guess I have a mission over the next few weeks - find an affordable and easy to use curling iron, and learn how to use it. A co-worker told me to get the Beachwaver, and others recommend a curling wand. But those are all a bit expensive so I might end at Target or I'll see if I can get lucky and find something for a great price at Marshalls.
Monday: Blazer: Etro (Roundabout Resale), Tee: Everlane, Jeans:  Free People, Boots: Eighteen68 'Megan' (Gilt),  Necklace c/o Anjolee, Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage, Brilliant Imports snake ring & Mom's

Tuesday: Sweater: Madewell (Shopbop), Jeans: Genetic Denim c/o Piperlime, Boots: Grandma's, Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Necklace: Francesca's, Rings: vintage, Brilliant Imports snake ring & Mom's

Wednesday: Sweater: French Connection (Marshalls), Jeans: Jolt (Marshalls), Flats c/o Joie, Necklace c/o O Necklace, Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage, Brilliant Imports snake ring & Mom's

Thursday: Sweater: Stella McCartney (The Outnet), Leggings: H&M, Socks: Marshalls, Boots: Eighteen68 'Megan' (Gilt),  Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage, Brilliant Imports snake ring & Mom's

Also, I've been trying out a new fragrance this week thanks to my position as a Harper's Bazaar Style Ambassador!  It's called The One by Dolce & Gabanna and it is available at! It is a Limited Edition fragrance for women in a polished gold bottle with notes of mandarin, lychee, peach, a base of lily, and finished with a touch of warm. It definitely has potential to become one of my signature scents!

* Disclosure: I have received free products from Harper's Bazaar in connection with my affiliation with Harper's Bazaar Style Ambassadors.
Let's start today off with a story, shall we? Last weekend I had an appointment in Westport, so obviously I headed over to Roundabout Resale afterward. I walked in and turned and my eyes were instantly drawn to a burgundy, patchwork blazer perched on the end of a clothing rack. I grabbed it and looked at the size first, it was my size and was practically brand new (no signs of wear at all)! Next I noticed the label: Etro (their blazers go for $1200+). Instantly I knew I could not walk away without buying the blazer, it was meant to be. I looked at the price and my heart dropped slightly, it was $269, a bit too much for me to spend on one piece.  Then one of the kind women working at the store came over to me to tell me about the promotion going on: buy one item get 10% off, buy two get 20% off and 3 items would get you 30% off! So, naturally I went in search of two more items so I could get the blazer for $188 instead of $269. 

Normally Chanel isn't included in their sales, but this time everything but bags would qualify! Sadly most of their Chanel clothes (including a GORGEOUS teal tweed blazer) were $800+ and even at 30% off that's a bit much. BUT I found an adorable pair of black velvet flats that were $275. I have been hunting for an "affordable" pair of Chanel flats for a while and have had my heart set on these, but sadly they are $620 on eBay so I can't justify that, even though they are my two favorite colors.  Finally I found a cute Ralph Lauren top that was $27. The top happened to be 30% off by itself and with the sale it was an additional 30% off. So I got the blazer, flats and top for less than just buying the blazer and flats.

Even on sale these items were a bit of a splurge, but I'm glad I did it. Every time I look at them they make me smile.  The blazer is just so totally me with the burgundy and crazy prints and patchwork. I love that it is asymmetrical too. I always tell myself I'm not going to buy more blazers but then I find an even more perfect one and have to break my promise.

Anywoooo, I wore this outfit that afternoon for lunch with Lydia and Christine at one of my favorite restaurants - The Chowder Pot. We chatted fashion, Christine's marathon running (I wish I were brave enough for those,) boys, etc.  After lunch we stopped at Starbucks for some coffee (and hot chocolate with a straw for me.)

Blazer: Etro (Roundabout Resale), Tee: H&M, Jeans:  Free People, Flats: Chanel (Roundabout Resale), Purse: Chanel, Sunglasses: : Ray Ban 'Emma' (Marshalls),  Necklace c/o Anjolee, Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage, Brilliant Imports snake ring & Mom's

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