OFFICE AIR GUITAR... A subway ride might not be part of the daily routine for most Connecticut residents, but we couldn't ignore this clever (and sneaky) way to keep your iPod nano or other (gasp!) miniature MP3 players on body at all times. Thomas Pink, better known for pinstripe oxfords and pressed collars, introduced us to the Commuter Tie, in deliciously playful silk colors that will make a pop under any suit with a secret MP3 player-sized pocket and wire-loop back to keep your tunes in check while on the go... or in a meeting. Order online for $100.
RAINY DAY BLUES... We're not too wild about the outdoors, especially when the weather isn't in our favor. And while our classic trench is fab for the daytime, there's nothing like an evening rain to keep us boarded in at home. Nevertheless, we love Rainforest's Packable Coat in jeweltones with a slight sheen with front ruching and a dramatic collar. Better yet, the high-profile collar contains a zipped-away hood, for less photo-finish moments. Find at Saybrook Country Barn in Old Saybrook for $250 in four fabulous colors.
SWAK? NO, SWAC... Our awesome friends over at Purple Lab, creators of the hoodia-laced lipgloss, Huge Lips Skinny Hips, have partnered up with the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation to not only release a fabulous new gloss, but raise funds and stir awareness in the fight for a cure. Their SWAC (Sealed with a Cure) gloss is flecked with real gold and offers a health-burst through ingredients, Mangosteen and Echinacea. Order online for 10/16 pre-order from B-Glowing, for $18.50.