Wednesday, December 17, 2014


I would love a white Christmas, but I really do not want to be trudging around in the snow for months on end in my current boots.  The problem is I have a very long list of requirements for new pair:
  • Side zipper or lace-up for easy on and off
  • Comfortable to walk in for leisure and exercise
  • Warm enough for standing in one place for over an hour and my toes will not freeze
  • Mid-calf height to wear with dresses and pants
  • waterproof
  • solid rubber tread for ice and snow
  • not too clunky and over-sized
After a little looking around, here are my six contenders...

If you have a pair of boots you swear by and that match my wish list, please leave a comment with the brand and style information.  I would really like to hear about them!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What I want to be wearing..

This weekend I was scrounging around my wardrobe for something "Festive" to wear to a Holiday party and I really wanted a pair of sparkly, patterned or plaid pants to wear with a white silk blouse and my new L.K. Bennett flats (below) or a red suede pump for a pop of color.   I saw the pants all over the place last year and did not buy them. Now when I want them I can't find them!  Ugh! So I went on the hunt and found a few (on sale!) on The Outnet.  Now if I could get them for this coming weekend...

What I want to be wearing.. | Ridgely's Radar

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Straw Covered Containers

Occasionally I will walk around Michaels Arts & Craft Store to get inspiration and ideas for new projects.  On my last visit, I found packets of red and green patterned straws in the one dollar bin and knew I had to use them for a Christmas DIY craft.  Lucky for me, my husband likes to save empty food cans for his own projects and storage, and I was able to take a few to use with the straws.  It was such an easy project.  I cut the straws down to the height of the cans and used my glue gun to adhere them.  Then I went to the flower market in New York City and got miniature Pointsettias for each of the cans.  As a finishing touch, I added some green moss around the base of each pot. Viola! I had a centerpiece for my kitchen table.  I also covered a few cans in candy cane sticks (not pictured).  The containers are so cute and you could make them in any color and pattern straws.  Instead of putting a plant in them, you could use them for crayons, pencils, pens, scissors and they would make a really nice teacher gift! 

Straw Covered Containers (1) | Ridgely's Radar

Straw Covered Containers (2) | Ridgely's Radar

Straw Covered Containers (3) | Ridgely's Radar

Straw Covered Containers (4) | Ridgely's Radar

Straw Covered Containers (5) | Ridgely's Radar

Straw Covered Containers (6) | Ridgely's Radar

photographs by Ridgely

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Best No Show Socks!

I gave you a little preview of these socks from Rhone Apparel in my Men's Gift Guide but, it didn't really do them justice. They are super soft, comfortable and the stretchy fabric feels amazing.  They have loads of colors to choose from and are having a special bundle offer on-line.  I grabbed the below bullet-ed information from their website because they say it much better than I ever could:

  • Silicone pad in heel to prevent slipping and blisters 
  • SilverTechTM to keep your feet anti-odorant and anti-bacterial
  • Seamless construction to keep annoying seems to a minimum
  • Diamond mesh and ribbing for extra support
Grab a pair, or bundle, for Stocking Stuffers.  I promise your families' feet will thank me...

Rhone Apparel No Show Socks (1) | Ridgely's Radar

Rhone Apparel No Show Socks (2) | Ridgely's Radar

Rhone Apparel No Show Socks (3) | Ridgely's Radar

Rhone Apparel No Show Socks (4) | Ridgely's Radar

photographs by Ridgely

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Look I Love!

I have Princess fever and while I did not get to see Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, up close and personal, I did watch from afar as she brought grace, style and color to a very wet New York City day.  Amid a sea of dark colors, her pink coat was a ray of sunshine.  I loved it!  I am going to take a page out of her book and find a fabulous pink coat!

Look I love: Pink Coats!  | Ridgely's Radar

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Look-alikes: Naughty or Nice

Have you been naughty or nice?!?  Luckily, I have you covered either way.  Depending on your budget you can pick from the naughty (budget friendly) or the nice (more luxurious) item to give or get.  Happy Shopping!

Look-alikes; Naughty or Nice | Ridgely's Radar
Clockwise:  Lip and Nail set: naughty 1 and naughty 2 or nice    /  Tech Wallet: naughty or nice  / Knit Scarf: naughty or nice  /  Animal Print Ballet Flats: naughty or nice  /  Flannel Pajamas: naughty or  nice  /  Necklace: naughty or nice  

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