Clutch Play

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When you can’t find an evening gown to save your life (me), at least you can carry a cute clutch! This one from TheBrodieBride on Etsy is $68, can be personalized, has a mirror inside, fits a cell phone and makes me feel like Barbie. And it’s just one of several options you can choose, including different fonts and colors. Why should brides and bridesmaids have all the fun? One thing to note – the personalization is applied by adhesive, I’m pretty sure. There are definitely more expensive options in which names are created in the acrylic, but for as many times as you will carry a box clutch? Kind of makes more sense to go economical, in my opinion. Cute gift idea too right?

Retail Titan Terry Lundgren Loves Tucson

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I had the privilege of interviewing former Macy’s CEO and UA grad Terry Lundgren this month for an upcoming article in BizTucson magazine. Lundgren’s story is an incredible one. He led Macy’s for 14 years, bringing one of the country’s largest retail companies to its highest revenues in 2015, before retiring in 2018. Vogue editor Anna Wintour and designers Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Tory Burch are just a few who have lauded his efforts in the fashion industry. And he is genuinely a good guy. Lundgren once worked at The Solarium in Tucson, shucking oysters! He has also brought retail giants here for the last several years to talk winning strategy through his Global Retail Conference. “All that happened while I was at the University of Arizona meant everything to me,” he told me. Hope you will read the entire story in the Spring issue of BizTucson!

NYE Inspiration

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Loving Lunar

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I recently saw this Lunar Makeup Primer listed in an article about the best things to buy on Amazon–that if you’re not buying, it’s not even worth being a Prime member. I don’t think it’s an official, verified list, but interesting to read just the same! This oil-free serum, made in England, is only $10 and has a nice 4-star rating among 69 reviews. I mean, at that price, you can’t not buy it! It’s very light, hydrating and has become the product I love to smear on my face before applying the full camouflage.

The Holiday Jumpsuit

The perfect thing to wear to your holiday parties…Looks amazing on every body type. Covers, camouflages…makes every part of you look amazing! You can find them right now at Dillards, New York & Company and, of course, online.

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Rock a Velvet Blazer

I’m totally into the velvet blazer this holiday season and not just because Town & Country editor Stellene Volandes is wearing a stunning blue version in this month’s magazine. This is the coolest thing to wear, in my opinion, if you choose to forgo the cocktail dress.  Here are some stylish ways to wear it:

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Of Crackers and Ornaments…

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As the hours tick away this Cyber Monday, here’s one little luxury buy for you or a cherished friend. Perfumier Jo Malone makes these adorable Christmas crackers ($48) and ornaments ($35) with little miniature versions of the brand’s coveted perfumes and creams. This is definitely a gift I would like to open on Christmas Eve! You can find them online at Nordstrom and Sephora, but you have to buy them now because they sell out weeks before the big day. Did you know Duchess Kate is a huge fan of the Orange Blossom cologne? She perfumed the entire Westminster Abbey with Orange Blossom Jo Malone candles on her wedding day. A bit of trivia…