Friday Fancies

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Kiel James Patrick Drift Knot earrings, featuring the most charming motifs, are handmade from woven silk and can easily be dressed up or down.

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Herringbone is inconspicuous, versatile, and therefore one of my favorite patterns. This Gap skirt boasts a clean cut and is currently on sale.

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J. Crew camp socks are warm and cozy without making my feet too hot. Made in the last remaining sock mill in Vermont, they’re perfect for lining boots. I own almost every color, and they’re practically the only socks I wear in the winter.

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Compagnie de Provence is based in Marseille, a French city famous for its handcrafted, fragrant soaps, but is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. for its simple, yet effective products. This Mediterranean Sea-scented hand cream feels luxurious and surprisingly light, while still leaving my hands moisturized. A ton of enticing scents are available, but this particular one takes me back to the aromatic soap shops in Provence.

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Last week, my Secret Santa surprised me with something that had been at the top of my wish list–the book version of Humans of New York. The photos and captions are gorgeous and thought-provoking, and I can’t recommend it enough. In the meantime, check out the Humans of New York blog, which truly captures the diversity of New York, America, and, when you get right down to it, the world. I find it especially appropriate for Christmas, a time to celebrate love and compassion for others.

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