Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am going to have a large cup of coffee and enjoy the quiet in our house before we start organizing for our delicious meal ahead.  I hope you are surrounded by your family and friends this Thanksgiving and enjoying their company.  Have a healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving | Ridgely's Radar

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Party Time

I never like to be caught without a cocktail dress for the Holidays and this year I am thinking that I need to add a little sparkle.  I was first inspired by the blue L.K.Bennett sequin dress (2) and then found a few more that are just as chic and would be so much fun to wear.  Ooooh...this might be just what I need to step it up a notch for our office party!  And it could do double duty and be perfect for New Year's Eve... now I am thinking...

Party Time | Ridgely's Radar
1.  Badgley Mischka sequin dress /  2. Cherry Sequin Body Con Dress  /  3. Cosmic Sparkle Midi Dress  /  4. Kate Spade New York Sequin dress available here and here

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Six Ways to Style the Cashmere Dress Topper

I have been looking for a cashmere wrap for sometime that is easy to pack and perfect for chilly evenings.  I found just what I was looking for at a local shop in Darien, CT called Everything Is Rosey. It is just the right weight and comes in an array of gorgeous colors. When I was at the store, I was given a tutorial of how to style the wrap six different ways.  I thought it was such a great idea, that I went back and took a video of Kate doing the steps so that you can see how to do it too!  

Look at these beautiful colors to chose from...And just think what a perfect present it would be for so many ladies on your list.. 

Colors of the  Cashmere Dress Toppers (1) | Ridgely's Radar

Colors of the  Cashmere Dress Toppers (2) | Ridgely's Radar
 To purchase the topper please visit or call  Everything is Rosey or on-line here and here

Thank you Rosey and Kate for letting me spend the morning in the store - I hope you like the video, I think it came out really well!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Book Club November 2014

I am not sure how it happened, but I haven't shared our last few book club reads.  So I am very happy to be back and to let you know about our latest book.  For November we read All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  I chose the book and was excited to read it. It is a beautifully written story that is very descriptive, but it did not hold my attention. I really enjoyed the beginning and then the middle just kept gong and going...slowly.  I finally had to skip forward and read the last six chapters. I caught up with the characters and did not feel like I missed anything by skipping the middle of the book.

All The Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

 I was not alone in my thoughts about the book.  In our group, one person loved the book and two others agreed with me.  Several others were still trying to get through the book.  I am sorry to say that on a whole it was not a favorite.

If you would like some other book recommendations, I have listed all our book club choices here.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What's New at Coach

I haven't taken a spin around Coach in quite some time, but when I recently saw one of their ads in a magazine, I thought I should go take a look.  They have some really edgy new styles, lots of short leather skirts and what I was just talking about...a tie neck blouse (pictured below).  What caught my eye was the Dakotah flap cross body bag that comes in two sizes. It is groovy and cool.  While I would probably not buy the red bag, it is in the traditional Coach red that marries their traditional roots to their new modern take on the brand.  I like how the brand has stayed true to its history but been brought forward to meet the times.  What do you think??

Dakotah flap cross body | Coach

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Look-alikes: tie neck silk blouse

To this day I remember when my Mother bought a fabulous Yves Saint Laurent silk blouse that tied at the neck.  It was a big purchase and she was so chic when she wore it. I loved how it looked and it made me buy a similar style blouse a few years ago.  The one I got is black and the neck is lower, but it has the same soft long ties.  I love wearing it alone and especially under a blazer, where the bow adds a soft feminine touch.  I was happy to see that there are similar blouses available and I plan on getting another one to add to my wardrobe.  This time I think I am going to splurge and go for the more expensive one in ivory. I know I will wear it all the time.  Thanks Mom for the inspiration!

Lookalikes: tie neck silk blouse | Ridgely's Radar
lust: Brooks Brothers  vs. must: Ann Taylor

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