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On Trend: Faux Fur

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From fashion spreads to home goods, one of the hottest trends this season is fur. However, in favor of our furry friends, I shop strictly for faux versions. You don’t have to sacrifice the decadent feel or look of the “real” thing in my picks below.

1. This blanket is snuggle worthy all winter long. Choose from Fox, Chinchilla, Lynx, Mink and Coyote. (Restoration Hardware, $249).


2. Work in a textured pillow like this to easily elevate a room.
(Nordstrom, $58).


3. I'm loving this winter coat from the buzzed-about line Carven. With a faux shearling collar and sleek double breasted front, this is sure to be a staple piece.
(Mr. Porter, 590).


4. I’ve rarely ever seen a fur bag that’s chic but leave it to Stella McCartney to nail it this season in her signature animal-friendly style. The beloved “Falabella” bag works as a tote and shoulder bag -- the perfect companion for the season. (Net-A-Porter, $1335).


5. You can never go wrong with a fur vest's traditional nature and versatility. This plush version is a great investment piece. (Bloomingdales, $295).


The Ultimate New York Coat?

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When it comes to winter coats, I'm in a bit of a Goldilocks situation. The weather in New York is so erratic, and most coats I own are either too heavy or too light to actually keep me comfortable around town. (Basically, the climate refuses to cooperate with my closet).

I spied this cropped bomber jacket in the Fall 2012 Burberry campaign, which was shot by Mario Testino and stars up-and-coming actress actress Gabriella Wilde and musician Roo Panes. Watch it steal the scene in this video clip:

I love the foggy, poetic moodiness of the campaign ... but doesn't that coat look like it would be as functional as it is fabulous? It's down-filled, not-too-fussy, and would stand up to a slush-filled winter day. Perfection.

Lucky people can buy it here.

More Beach Totes to Love

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As I promised yesterday, here is my round-up of bags perfect for carrying all of your beach essentials. Don't forge the SPF!

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If you're looking to add a burst of bright color to your beach-day look, these canvas totes are ideal. Martha Stewart Collection Accessories, Canvas Beach Tote, $44,

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This is a classic for traveling—worth the price tag. Plus,it works whether you're in the city or at the seashore. T. Anthony Avenue Tote, $325,

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A woven straw tote is perfect for beach-goers looking for a more bohemian vibe. The removable pom-poms are a nice touch.  Mar Y Sol Baja Oversized Tote, $87,


Sport your summer locale on your tote bag. Maptotes feature your favorite cities (and islands) with fun, graphic designs. Nantucket Beach Tote, $37,

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This raffia tote is roomy and casual. Anthropologie Pom Burst Tote, $68,


I love the simple, nautical look of this bag. Perfect for an overnight trip to a beach house. J. Crew Rail and Wharf 24-Hour Tote, $88,