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The first thing that comes to mind when we hear Hermes is Birkin. Or Kelly. Or waiting list. Or...Posh Spice. But there's much more to the Parisian luxury brand than virtually unattainable handbags named after beautiful actresses and genuine royalty, and with the holiday season in full swing, there's no better time to explore the world of Hermes for yourself, or for someone else. Need a gift for your mother, grandmother, or stylish-beyond-her-years friend? An Hermes silk scarf is your answer. So timeless and versatile, they can be tied on to a handbag, worn around ponytail or as a hair scarf, or looped around the neck any time of year. Hermes fragrances carry the same intrigue as their elusive accessory counterparts- they're not nearly as ubiquitous as other designer perfumes, but fall under the same price range, making them the perfect gift for the girl who won't spritz just any scent on her wrist. Hermes jewelry and watches blend classic leather with ornate styling for pieces that have signature appeal, ensuring they'll be loved for years to come, and to bring some Hermes into your home, check out Bluefly's tabletop collection. And if nothing but a Birkin will do, let us introduce you to Portero.com, where you can bid on genuine Birkin handbags- complete with heftier than hefty price tags, of course, but you already knew that. Click the slideshow for ways to give the gift of Hermes this holiday season.
by Sydel Sakuma
Belts have stepped forward and become the highlight of the accessory season. And while some belts are fat and happy, others seem to be taking a more delicate approach to cinching our waists. The thinner the belt the better seems to be the rule of thumb here. We are finding that an upside to the skinny belt is that it may look a little more sophisticated and feminine, but mostly we like that it allows more movement and breathing than those corset-like belts. And although I still love the look of my chunky belts, you just can't go wrong with a itsy bitsy one! Whether you like them with a clasp, tie them in knots, or even double wrap them you can check my top 5 picks in the SLIDESHOW!