It’s Cashmere Sweater Time! Even Floridians Are Wearing Sweaters

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Burgandy Cashmere Sweater

 

I put together this collage based around the burgundy cashmere sweater.  I chose ivory pants because there is something elegant about wearing beautifully fitted ivory pants in winter time.  Not only do they bring out the burgundy cashmere sweater, but they make the outfit pop.  I chose the Gucci multi=color oxford pump for two reasons.  First, the burgundy in the shoe matches the burgundy in the cashmere sweater and, second, the shoes are so unique that I just have to have them!  Gucci makes the best shoes – they always have!

For accessories, I picked the Ashley Pittman Link Necklace to sass up the cashmere sweater.  As beautiful as it is, even cashmere needs to be “glammed” up sometimes.  And finally for the handbag, who does it better than Balenciaga?  This particular Balenciaga handbag is a shopper bag that is medium in size, perfect for the dimensions of this outfit.

Where should one go in this outfit?  Obviously, it would make a great work outfit.  You could interview in this outfit, make a presentation or hold a meeting.  Other options could be to wear this outfit on a lunch date with a friend or meeting a client for coffee.  It is also a terrific weekend ensemble to wear to dinner with your significant other.  Regardless of your choice, the outfit is very versatile.

Although it is a simple ensemble, I think that it would look great when the thermometer drops!  All of these pieces were chosen from Neiman Marcus, but the outfit can be put together from any store.

Here is a list of the pieces from Neiman Marcus that are included in the collage.  You can purchase them at NeimanMarcus.com.

Loro Piana Cashmere Glace Chain-Knit Turtleneck Sweater: $1500.00
Donna Karan Fluid High-Waist Pant in Ivory: $995.00
Gucci Tricolor Perforated Oxford Pump: $550.00
Balenciaga Cable-Handle Flap Medium Shopper Bag, Black: $2,125.00
Ashley Pittman Light Horn Link Mara Necklace: $595.00

Review: Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel Highly Recommended!

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Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel: A Review

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I love Allure magazine’s recommendations on a whole host of beauty products.  I am especially attuned to their skin care suggestions because, well, I am not getting any younger, plus I have been using wrinkle cream and other skin care products skins I was about twelve.  When I saw Allure‘s recent suggestion of Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel, I was a bit skeptical because there are seemingly thousands of eye creams on the market today.  Each one promising to make you look younger, to diminish wrinkles and age spots and all kinds of other things.  I have always just wanted a great moisturizer that will keep the wrinkles at bay.  Guess what?  I believe I found it in Laneige!

Laneige Eye Creme(Photo © 2016 Ian Anderson)

This eye gel is AMAZING!  After using it at night, I wake up in the morning with my eyes feeling soft and hydrated.  When I look in the mirror, my eyes are bright and I look like I have gotten a great night’s sleep.  After trying many creams and gels over the years, I have finally found one about which I am head over heels.

Some people ask me both on my blog and in person about my beauty routine and if I have any secrets.  I have no secrets.  I love trying new products, but also sticking with tried and true products like Olay Regenerist which has worked for me for many years.  My biggest beauty secret?  I rarely, if ever, get out in the sun.  Yes, I live in Florida and it is somewhat hard to do, but I stay out of the sun.  It is the best way to stay young.  It prevents wrinkles and your skin’s texture from becoming leather-like.  Of course, it also drastically reduces your chances of developing skin cancers.  I believe that staying out of the sun is the reason that I have yet to have a wrinkle (of course, good genetics play a role too!).

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