Where would we be without our gadgets? Whether we're seeking directions, instagramming dinner, or simply making a phone call, smart phones and other technology are pretty much omnipresent in our lives. So we might as well make technology stylish, right? Check out these top tech gifts for the holiday season: 1) Why carry a wallet and your phone separately when you could carry both together, conveniently? This wristlet acts...

'Tis the season for parties, and I know, I know, you've got nothing to wear. Sure, there is that LBD (little black dress) in your closet, but how boring is that? You don't want to look like everyone else at the party. Never fear, I've got your recipe for holiday party style: Take one LBD, add a sprinkle of the above accessories, and look amazing! 1) You'll want to make sure you know when it's close to midnight, so you can...

Cool autumn breezes may toss about vibrant leaves, but they also cause cold ears and windblown hair. Time to put aside the floppy beach hats! Reach for these chic toppers; they'll keep you looking stylish, even as the first snowflakes begin to fall. 1) A baseball cap is an easy classic, and it certainly isn't limited to team logos (or even the playoffs)! Add some glitzy sparkles to dress up the laid-back cap. Wear it...

  Sure, menswear is all over the current runways, but it's not like there's a time when it's ever NOT in style. From the YSL le smoking to Annie Hall, to boxy 90's blazers to Janelle Monae, menswear is here to stay. Here are some modern tips for wearing menswear without looking too masculine. Add skinny pants in edgy fabrics, like leather or studded denim, to tailored jackets and blouses. The look is a little rock and...

  It seems like just last week we were enjoying summer cocktails and selecting the perfect bathing suit! However, this sudden 60 degree weather in New England has us turning to our closets to get ready for fall. The seasonal transition doesn't have to be a daunting task - here are 8 simple items to update your autumn outfits! (1) The striped tee - How is it that you don't own this already? A classic sailor stripe tee can...

Feel like you've tried every beauty product out there? From drugstore to high end department store, homemade remedies to cutting-edge samples... all that searching, for something very simple: something that works. To assist your search, I spoke to the ladies at Soft Surroundings in The Mall at Chestnut Hill. I was introduced to a number of sensational beauty tips, and discovered some well kept product secrets. Better come...

Welcome to this edition of Catwalk / Sidewalk, where Simon Style Setter Kristen will walk you through translating the hottest runway trends to real life outfits. In this edition, we're talking retro glam. Carolina Herrera is known for the sophisticated allure of her gowns, and her Fall 2013 Ready to Wear collection was no exception. (You really should check out the whole collection - it's breathtaking!) While the look is...

I'll be the first to admit, I'm an overpacker. I am the Queen of the Overstuffed Suitcase. But hey, admitting you have a problem is the first step, right? So I've been editing and editing my suitcase, and now I get it. You really only need fourteen items of clothing for a week away. Yes, a whole week! Two pairs of jeans (a dressy and casual pair), a couple tops, a couple sweaters, two jackets (again, dressy and casual),...

There are so many styles of men's sunglasses out there, it can be difficult to decide the right look for you. Simon Style Setter knows that the best shades have a magic capability to transform - to create personas and personalities outside our normal boundaries. In short, sunglasses give us attitude. Fortunately for Bostonians, The Mall at Chestnut Hill has all the attitude you'll need this summer!  1) Jack of All Trades...

  Girl, it's hot outside - time to hit the beach! If you're like me, you're pulling your bathing suits out of storage and saying to yourself, "Really? A boring, blah one piece? A neon triangle top? What was I thinking?" Yeah, it happens. But never fear, Simon Style Setter has some Beach Best Practices to get you toes-in-the-water-bum-in-the-sand ASAP. Just pick your beach aesthetic: glam, sporty or feminine, and build...