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For a very long time, everyone talked about the great arm stack: piles of clanking bangles, all shapes and sizes, lined up on wrists like a kid’s colorful ring-stacking toy. By now, we’ve all mastered this, and every woman I know wears some sort of bracelet stack (though most I’ve seen lack the thoughtful mix of a set curated over decades; a matching — or artfully mismatching — set from H&M or J.Crew does not a stack make).
In any case, with bare wrists making a comeback (even the Man Repeller herself—coiner of the now-tired term “arm party”—has left her wrists naked of late!), we now have a new appendage that we must make a living jewelry display of: Enter the Ring Stack.
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Kale is a divisive leafy vegetable. Our very own health and fitness editor, Emily Leaman—who subsists on GOOP-ish levels of nutritious stuff—admitted that she hated it over on Be Well Philly, an admission that’s akin to a fashion editor proclaiming she hates Céline.
What’s probably also divisive: this fancypants ‘kale’ necklace. It’s by Khai Khai, a New York-based line from Haim Medine (yep, same Medine as Leandra; he’s the Man Repeller’s brother).
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In a sea of black puffers and wool coats, it can be tricky to make a sartorial statement in the winter. To the rescue: Ps & Qs’s crazy-extensive collection of men’s socks. With over 36 pairs ranging from Norse cable knit to American Trench herringbone to heritage-inspired Pendleton picks, there are plenty of ways to punch up the style of your cold-weather boots with a fun print or pop of color. Boring trouser socks, be damned.
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Thanks to statement-making additions like quirky, throwback clock faces and mixed metals, watches have gradually earned the rights to valuable wrist real estate. You can style ‘em amidst a bracelet stack (like the Tory Burch pictured above) or don a menswear-inspired standard and wear it on its own. Now, peruse these picks—there’s an option for every budget—to zero in on a worthy watch—ahem, or two. (We don’t judge.)
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This is an early Christmas present if we ever saw one. Fabulously luxe and insanely cute, the Marc Jacobs Bow Mini Bag is painstakingly hand-stitched with four layers of leather and features a convertible chain strap. Plus, characteristic of early Marc Jacobs collections, the bag includes an engravable mirror for a touch of added personalization. It’s pretty much irresistible.
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Jewelry designers are finally maximizing earring real estate with the advent of double-sided earrings. Rather than fastening your earring with clunky metal backs, or worse, the well-intentioned plastic variety, utilize both ends of the post with backs that create streamlined shapes or an unexpected profile. The best part? Most double-sided earrings give the illusion of being simple studs, so it’s a subtle way of adding some extra sparkle or hardware.
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Our discerning editors have culled the best-of-the-best gifts available in Philly. Each day until Christmas, we’ve reveal our 25 top gift picks to suit everyone on your list. Happy shopping!
Being enveloped in an ultra-cozy, blanket-like scarf is one winter’s few luxuries. Gift this massive wool variety (seriously, it’s 21 inches wide and 83 inches long) to any lady on your gift list and we promise she won’t be able to get enough of its dual plaid prints.
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One could argue that spangly statement earrings are a year-round outfit topper. Though true, there’s something special about pairing an LBD (or, for the adventurist, an equally statement-making dress) with a pair of standout earrings in December. So whether you pick out art deco-inspired posts or sleek rose gold hoops, you’ll be set for the season’s bevy of holiday parties. Sparkle on, friends.
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About a week ago, I wrote about local brand United by Blue’s Kickstarter campaign to begin production on ‘The Ultimate American Sock,’ socks that are made of bison wool. And it looks like Philadelphians got pretty psyched about the prospect of toasty toes from the down of American Bison because they annihilated United by Blue’s original goal of $15,000 with a current pledge of $41,718. And—get this—they still have 28 days left on their campaign. Congrats, gang.
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I know it’s a temperate 68 degrees outside today, but check your weather app: on Friday, it’s plummeting into the 40s, and it’s just going to get colder from there. And if you’re like me and would rather wear four layers and a parka at home than turn on the heat, then you need to know about these socks. Made by local clothier United By Blue, the socks are ultra-soft, warmer than wool, hypoallergenic, anti-microbial, and … not quite in production. To get your hands on a pair, you’ll need to visit their Kickstarter page.
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