Something for Yourself

Now that you’ve survived the “sales of the season” AKA Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday & Cyber Monday, we wanted to share Jeannie’s home-run hits that deliver extreme value, regardless of a sale price.

Not to say that we don’t appreciate a good deal (we do!). However, Jeannie’s highlighting a few personal finds that are so spot-on, they’ve practically paid for themselves based on her proprietary “Cost per Compliment” or “Cost per Wearing” calculation.

These tried-and-true staples will revitalize you and your wardrobe.

Tis the season for conscientious shopping!

  1. Veronica Beard / Fabian Tweed Jacket / $695
    These blazers are definitely investment pieces — I try to find a special one each year. The interchangeable “Dickeys” make them extremely versatile.

  2. Anthropologie / Capri Blue Incandescent Jar Candle (Volcano) / $30

    The gift that keeps on giving! Our studio’s tried-and-true candle scent.

  3. Tees by Tina / Sleeveless Mock Neck (One size fits most) / $46

    Shoutout to my friend Linda V. who turned me on to this brand. I’m addicted to the sleeveless mock neck, which prevents bunched sleeves when worn under a blazer, and yet is perfectly chic on its own.

  4. Giorgio Armani Beauty / Master Corrector (Color 1) / $40

    Kayla at Neiman Marcus-Northbrook Court shared this miracle product with me. Simply draw a soft “V" shape under your eye and lightly blend with your tinted moisturizer for a quick, fresh-faced look.

  5. Uniqlo / Ultra Light Down Compact Jacket (Olive) / $60

    This jacket was sold out in Uniqlo’s Tokyo store during our visit back in April, so I finally made it to their Michigan Avenue location to see what all the hype was about. I have to agree - It’s a fun and functional layering piece that won’t break the bank… Multiple colors purchased ;)

  6. Linea Paolo / Felicia Wedge Bootie (Black Perf Nappa) / $120

    OMG - These shoes are amazing! I can wear them from morning until late in the night. They give a bit of lift and style with the wedge and tons of support thanks to the sneaker sole - They’re the perfect hybrid.

  7. Chantecaille / Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara / $72

    $72 for mascara - Are you kidding…? Nope! Chantecaille took their original Faux Cils mascara formula and enhanced it with lash-lengthening peptides. I really think it works!

  8. Linea Paolo / Felicia Platform Wedge Bootie Sneaker (Camo Net Fabric) / $120

    I know a good thing when I find it, so why not get multiples? This is #6’s hipper younger sister — Even my teenage daughters were impressed when I showed up in these!

  9. Uniqlo / Ultra Light Down Compact Coat (Grey) / $80

    In case you haven’t caught on yet — When I like something, I tend to buy in bulk! For this one, refer to #5 for further details as it’s simply the longer version of the jacket (Yes, I own both!). Make sure to choose the grey colorway, which is “heathered,” because it looks much more expensive. People have literally stopped me on the street to ask me where I got it!