6 Chic Capes to Rock this Fall

From fresh beginnings to fab new fashions, fall is by far my favorite season. It’s a time to recharge and adjust wardrobes to accommodate chilly temps without compromising style.

So, what better way to usher in the brisk season than with a cool cape?  Yes, this sleek outerwear option has been a staple in fashionistas’ closets for a while, but admittedly—I’m late to the cape party.

This chic alternative to traditional coats and jackets will turn heads while keeping you warm. Plus, there’s just something sophisticated and undeniably ladylike about its free-flowing shape.

Check out these eye-catching buys:

dkny-capeDKNY Pure Wool Knit Cape available here, $235

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Michael Kors Pea Coat Cape available here, $295

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Cavalleria Toscana Cape available here, $170

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DKNY “Blythe” Hooded Wool Blend Cape available here, $158

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Yoox Back Cape available here, $95

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Nordstrom Leather Trim Colorblock Cape available here, $148

Will you be rocking a cape this fall?

Family Fun at Brooklyn Bridge Park with Amex EveryDay Card

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Last weekend, my family and I were invited by American Express EveryDay Card to enjoy an afternoon viewing party of the 2014 US Open (via jumbo screen) at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Upon our arrival, we were given super cute picnic blankets and baskets filled with a delicious lunch specially curated from renowned chef Thomas Keller provided by Bouchon Bakery. After eating and lounging on the lawn, we took my daughter to the complimentary tennis lessons for kids. She seemed to have a blast, but it's safe to say that she will probably not be the next Serena Williams! After the mini tennis lesson, my hubby and I resumed our relaxing afternoon noshing on grapes, viewing the US Open, and watching the kids play nearby in the grass. Despite living in NYC for a little over 11 years, I had … Keep Reading

Oprah Winfrey Wants to Read to You: ‘What I Know For Sure’ Column Released as Audiobook

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If you're a fan of O, The Oprah Magazine's inspirational monthly column, "What I Know For Sure," you're in luck! Earlier this month, Oprah Winfrey released an audiobook of the same title including some of her most insightful words of wisdom and revelations spanning 14 years from the popular column. Narrated by the media mogul, the updated and revised collection of essays exemplifies her superb oratory skills making them even more compelling. The 4-disc book is organized by themes such as: gratitude, clarity, resilience, connection and similar categories. Ideal for those times when you need a little pick-me-up, this audiobook allows you to listen to one of the most powerful and uplifting individuals for knowledgeable nuggets for navigating your best life. This will surely be … Keep Reading

Celebrate Grandparents Day with Edible Arrangements!

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We're all familiar with a few frivolous "Hallmark" holidays, but for me National Grandparents Day isn't one of them. Personally, it's a legitimate day to reflect and cherish the memories I shared with my late grandparents, as well as honor my children's grandparents. This Sunday (September 7) my family and I are showing our love and appreciation for my mother-in-law by sending her a delicious Edible Arrangements fruit bouquet. A great alternative to flowers, this nutritious gift is as beautiful as it tastes. The pineapple "petals" or grape "stems" make this an eye-catching present that grandparents and families alike can enjoy. What better way to promote healthy snacking while showing your adoration? I think it's the perfect token of love for those very special … Keep Reading

Back-To-School Product Review: Epson Portable Label Printer (LW-600)

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The back-to-school countdown has officially begun in my home. With only 48 hours before the start of my daughter's first day of preschool, I've been busy stocking up on all of the typical school supply essentials: crayons, markers, pencils and construction paper. While those are no-brainer buys, label makers should also be included on those back-to-school lists. Recently, I had the opportunity to review the Epson Portable Label Printer (LW-600P) and couldn't be happier with the product. Since many students will have the same supplies, I've been eagerly using the label printer to personalize most of her items. The handy, wireless gadget is super easy to setup and is compatible with most tech devices including: tablets, smartphones, PCs and Macs. Sometimes I can be a tech-phobe, … Keep Reading

Interview: Tech Entrepreneur Dez White

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Many of us have a multitude of apps on our smartphones and tablets. Unfortunately, most of those mobile apps, whether gaming, social messaging or entertainment based, aren't created by individuals who look like me and you. It's no surprise that widespread diversity in Silicon Valley is virtually non-existent. Thankfully, tech entrepreneur and app developer Dez White is on a mission to shift that imbalance. Believed to be the youngest African-American female developer to invent and successfully launch a suite of apps, White, 30, is getting noticed and for good reason. Her line of "Invisible" apps (Invisible Call, Invisible Text, Invisible Email and Invisible Social) enable consumers to communicate privately and securely across multiple platforms. Her most popular app, … Keep Reading

Get Uzo Aduba’s Emmys ‘Do In 5 Simple Steps

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I may be one of the few people who hasn't seen Netflix's hit comedy series "Orange is the New Black," but it was hard not to notice how stunning its breakout star Uzo Aduba looked at last night's Emmy's. The actress, 33, who took home the Emmy for 'Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series' for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren last week (during the Creative Arts ceremony), turned heads on the red carpet in a scarlet Christian Siriano gown and chic updo that complemented her natural tresses. Celebrity hairstylist Jamika Wilson created the eye-catching 'do with the help of Motions Salon Hair Care products. “Our look tonight was ‘classic beauty!' A soft, simple pulled-back bun with a little volume, to keep it soft at the crown. Very glamorous and chic!” describes … Keep Reading