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December Favorite Things

Is the phrase “Favorite Things” trademarked by Oprah now, you think? Hmmzz. Did you guys watch the Oprah/Barbra Walters interview? It was weirdly fascinating. And of course, Barbara made Oprah cry. Anyway. Here are some of HOTB’s Favorite Things for December! First up, the archive leather boot from Madewell. It’s the perfect flat boot. It’s not too flat, it’s lightweight and comfortable enough to wear all day. The leather is high quality and it hits at just the right spot–high enough on the leg. It can be dressed up or down. As with all Madewell shoes, size down at least half a size, though. I typically wear an 8 1/2 or 9 in shoes and I always wear an 8 in Madewell.

Why did it take me so long to try Nars Orgasm Blush? It’s kind of like Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, that one makeup product that every makeup artist (and makeup obsessive) seems to recommend. It’s known for being a shade that looks great on everyone. Right now at Sephora, you can nab the limited-edition Nars Blush-Bronzer Duo with Orgasm Blush and Laguna Bronzer. I dust a little of the sheer bronzer when I’m feeling particularly pale, (which is all the time lately!) But I’m really loving the peachy-pink shimmer of Orgasm. It looks so natural and gorgeous. Also, it doesn’t clog pores or irritate my skin. Perfect.

Dying for this California Heartbreak necklace by Court Jewelry. It comes in either gold or silver with up to three tiny diamonds–you pick the zip code for their placement. Love.

The Alexander Wang Diego Leather Bucket Bag was my major gifty-gift of 2010. Thank you to my very awesome husband! I love this purse so much I wish I could sleep inside of it. And I get complimented on it all the time. I have it in the dark gray shade with silver studs. It’s beautiful.

I’ve been wanting to get a radio for the kitchen and this ‘vintage’ radio from West Elm is perfect. It plugs into your iPod and has an AM/FM radio. So cute. And it would make a great gift too.

What are you currently loving? Tell me in the comments!