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Doing touristy stuff in Times Square is kinda like really fun! !  !

Marais USA loves Christmas Mickey and Minnie!

December 21st, 2011 Comments Off


1. A.P.C. JEANS: I know so many boys who scoff at the price tag, but they don’t know how awesome these jeans are and that they’d wind up wearing them pretty much day in and day out. Show him what a real pair of jeans is, every guy needs these and will love you forever for showing him the light!

2. TIMEX MILITARY WATCH: If your BF does not wear a watch, get him this super classic (and affordable) time piece to elevate his wardrobe status from boy to man.

3. BAXTER DOPP KIT: This set is TSA approved to carry-on, and has everything he needs to stay looking and smelling amazing for you while trotting the globe.

4. BULLEIT BOURBON: Treat him to a bottle of his favorite whiskey, or show him a new one he will love. Bulleit is homegrown in the USA and one of the best in my opinion. Don’t forget to drop your knowledge bomb by casually mentioning it’s distilled and aged in small batches in charred American Oak barrels that lend it a ‘smoky backbone.’

5. COMMON PROJECTS SNEAKERS: The ultimate leather sneaks. Can’t image a BF who wouldn’t want a pair of these.

6. A FESTIVE BOW TIE: The perfect holiday accessory and gift. Get him in the party spirit with a polk-a-dot bow tie and get yourselves out for a night on the town :)

7. A FLASK: Mix up a hot toddy with the Bulleit you’ve already gotten him and put it in this old school Stanley flask to elevate your movie going experience, or just surprise him on a winter stroll… Also loving these disposable flasks from Restoration Hardware.

Good luck with your shopping! If you still need more ideas, I’d recommend perusing these Men’s gifts guides and sites, and hopefully you’ll stumble upon the perfect thing for your man: Mr. Porter, Steven Alan, Restoration Hardware, Saturdays, Odin.

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December 19th, 2011 Comments Off


Solestruck just released their holiday lookbook, and we are loving this shot of our Loafers looking so festive! You can view the complete lookbook here.

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December 15th, 2011 Comments Off


Hello!  Our black two-tone flats are in the December issue of Real Simple!

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December 15th, 2011 Comments Off


1.  Set of Framed Butterflies. These butterflies are so stunning and make for gorgeous wall decoration. You can customize your order, or select from their existing archives.

2.  Olio Lusso Body Oil.  This gift is especially for mom.  Perfect for the dry months of winter, she will love love love this product.  I have owned both the body oil and face oil (little secret: I use the body oil on my face… I have not noticed any difference and it ends up being a better deal for your dollar:) Trust me, your skin will be luminous all winter long!

3.  Self Watering Planter. GENIUS.  Ever try to water a big floor plant in the tub… not an easy or pleasant task.  I’m excited to try this out and maybe one of my floor plants will survive for more than 3 months.

4.  Monstera Deliciosa House Plant. This is my favorite house plant.  With the self-watering planter, this would be the perfect gift for mom and dad.

5.  Marais USA Loafers.  This gift is for my mother who only wears flats.  Comfortable, timeless, and chic.  I own this style already, but my sister and mom both requested it for Christmas.

6.  Premium Maple Syrup.  I would buy some specialty sausages and pancake mix to complete the gift.

7.  IPad 2.  This is the splurge gift that I would be splitting between my sisters.  Giving your parents the convenience of watching movies or reading the news in bed is pretty awesome.

8.  Santa Maria Novella Aftershave Cream.  This gift is for my dad.  The Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy is really special.  I have purchased multiple items from them, and I can’t say enough good things about everything that I have ever bought.  Their products smell divine and look even better.  I find it nice to give the men something that they would never buy for themselves, such as luxury aftershave.

I hope this has provided some inspiration.  Happy Holidays!

< Catherine >

December 12th, 2011 Comments Off


We’re so excited about our first ever trunk show in the Golden State tomorrow!

Join us at American Rag’s Fashion Island location for an afternoon of shopping and mingling. We’ve brought our favorite holiday styles and can’t wait to see you!

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December 9th, 2011 Comments Off


Some inspiration for Spring Lookbook! Love the idea of fashion, home, and and nature all coming together. Images via NY Times, Diversion Project, Because I’m Addicted, Refinery.

< Catherine >

December 9th, 2011 Comments Off


I love those velvet booties! They are from Thakoon and are on sale, but sadly, they are sold out of my size.
Images via Audrey Hepburn Complex, 79 Ideas, Desire to Inspire, Song of Style, and Decorista Daydreams.

< Catherine >

December 8th, 2011 Comments Off


I’m going to get dinner with the BF and get drinks with the GF’s! Have a great weekend!

< Catherine >

December 2nd, 2011 Comments Off


2 awesome interior design books that are on my list this year… hopefully I will be gettin ‘em for Christmas!

Such beautiful and inspirational homes!  Get your copy here and here.

< Catherine >

December 2nd, 2011 Comments Off

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