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Three Ways To Wear Fragrance This Holiday Season

December 27, 2010 at 10:00 am , by

The cooler months of the year are a good time to switch perfumes. You probably wouldn’t feel right wearing your summer slip dress around town after October, doesn’t it make sense to update your fragrance, too? Here are the perfect scents for any wintertime occasion.

Left to right: Femme, Bombshell and Daisy

Left to right: Femme, Bombshell and Daisy

At a dinner party with in-laws or colleagues, try something softer so you don’t overwhelm anyone you want to stay in good standing with. Your fragrance shouldn’t resemble any smells wafting from the table, so we recommend cool floral tones instead. Our favorites include Femme by Herve Leger from Avon($34) and Hanae Mori’s No. 2 ($95), which is nice and crisp.

On a date night, let your hair down and indulge in something a little more heady and sensual. Two new scents do that surprisingly well – one from Christina Aguilera, Christina Aguilera By Night ($39), isn’t at all overpowering. The other, Bombshell by Victoria’s Secret ($45-65), is as evocatively feminine as their other collections, but not as sticky sweet.

Lastly, for the day after a big event, keep migraines at bay with a light, clean scent. Beauty by Calvin Klein ($65-85), fits the bill. Or if you’re looking for an even more subtle aroma, consider solid perfume. We like Daisy by Marc Jacobs ($40) – and the ring it comes in is cute, too.

Shopping With Sue…at Calvin Klein

November 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm , by

calvin-klein-spr11-nyc-press-presentation-swimwear-111610-ph_kessler,greg _0407I know I’ve mentioned this before but…I’m really lucky. I have the best job in the world. Today’s high point was the Calvin Klein spring preview which is always a visual treat complete with pretty boys (and girls too) lounging around in various states of undress. I know, I’m supposed to be looking at the clothes — and yes, they are to-die-for — but it sure doesn’t hurt to start your day with this kind of eye candy.

So, I got inspired to hit the Calvin Klein website and see what they have available right now.

calvin collage 21. First, let’s pick up a coat. Why not? They’re all 40 percent off right now! I ‘m loving this purple funnel neck. It’s very Calvin-y and I think the purple would look great with all the black, gray, and navy I wear this time of year.

2. Now, for a dress. You know I can’t resist a sale and the opportunity of getting an adorable classic like this is so too sweet to pass up.

3. Shoes? Yes, please! I think these cutout booties will add just the edge I need.

4. A bag comes next. I think this chain detail is totally unique and a price like this for a real leather bag is ridiculous.

Ok, I think that does it. Wait – Calvin makes kids clothes too?! Oh my! I think Lily needs this faux leather jacket, no? And maybe a little something for the hubby while I’m here. At these prices, I can’t stop!

So, tell me…have you ever shopped at And goodies you want to tell me about?

Photo: (c) 2010 Greg Kessler