Chocolates, Anyone?

Now, I know that winter is supposed to be all about jewel tones and grey and black. That makes no sense to me, because grey is depressing (unless embellished with silver or maybe a burgundy-red), and black, while elegant, can also dampen the spirits - especially when one hasn't seen the sun in several days, has to scrape a solid inch of ice off the car at 6AM to get to the office by 8, and gets salty slush all over her skirt and fabulous boots in the parking lot.

Yeah. Who wants grey or black to dampen the mood?

This is why I've become more and more enamoured of chocolate (the colour, not just the food). It's chic and stylish (and slimming in the right shade) without being dour and flat like black, and it's certainly more flattering to one's face than grey or black. Chocolate coordinates beautifully with nearly all colours - red, pinks, greens, blues...I love it!

This lovely handbag from 2 fresh petunias is the perfect way to begin culling the black and grey and adding chocolate to your collection. It's absolutely gorgeous with its tilted-square design and the ruffled bow, and it's beautifully structured as well. How could one not want to carry this around? The print is actually an African fabric, and the ruffly bow sets it off with the perfect amount of ladylike prettiness. And what better way to start out the new year than with...a new handbag?!

That wraps it up for this week. As befits Christmas and spending time with loved ones, I won't be cute-hunting again until Wednesday. Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah to all! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday to each of you!

Merry Christmas!  Happy Hannukah!

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