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Make a New Year's Resolution to Win Harley-Davidson Boots!

To navigate this winter wonderland in style, we need the perfect pair of boots.  And Harley-Davidson Footwear has plenty of fashionable new styles that even non-biker chicks will love. One lucky Everything She Wants' reader will win a pair of genuine leather boots (an up to $200 value) from Harley's fall or spring collection (see below). The Jasmine boot is a little bit country and a 'lil bit rock-n-roll. Your Momma will wear these Dessay combat boots, also available in black. The urban-chic Marta bootie is wearable day and night. The sexy Ayda boot comes in brown and black. Here's how to win (all steps must be completed to be eligible): 1) Retweet this post. 2) Subscribe to Everything She Wants via Google Connect or follow me on Twitter @TracyEHopkins. 3) Tell me which of the Harley-Davidson boots pictured above you like best and why? The giveaway ends Monday, January 2, 2012 at 11:59 p.m.  Good luck!

Last Minute Holiday Gifts Under $100 for Him

What do you get the man who has everything?  Something from Everything She Wants'  quickie holiday gift roundup, of course.   Here are a few last minute picks for the special guy on your gift list: has some great last minute deals in the Amazon Clothing Store , including this BGSD Men's Wool Blend Pea Coat in Black or Charcoal  ($79.99).  The handsome coat is the first step in giving your man a  Ryan Gosling  wardrobe makeover. The scorpion jacket the actor rocked in Drive is next. I recently sang the praises of Shea Moisture . So give your man skin care products he's sure to love -- the  Shea Moisture Shave Travel Kit ($14.99) -- available exclusively on The set includes a brush and soothing shave butter, facial wash and moisturizer made with vitamin-rich natural ingredients.  Revenge Is graphic t-shirts  promote environmental and human rights' causes.  The tees are made with organic cotton and recyclable materi

Fashionista Christmas Gifts Under $100 from ModaListas!

If you're scrambling for a last minute Christmas gift or getting a jump on finding a glam outfit for New Year's Eve, check out ModaListas at  the Limelight Shops (656 6th Avenue at 20th Street), a three-story collection of independent shops and eateries. Monica Phromsavanh, Creative Director of ModaListas. Recently, the shopping emporium was remodeled and looks like a hip department store reminiscent of Barney's.  And ModaListas (in Spanish it means fashion list), a shop that started with less than 100 square feet has expanded to take over most of the first floor. "We were the strongest tenant," co-owner Monica Phromsavanh says of ModaListas. "With this economy, the recipe for success is to follow what the audience and public wants. Obviously we want to [cater] to high-fashion and higher end lines. But people are looking for fashion at lower prices, and we have a lot of options for under $100." What the women who shop at ModaListas want

Keds Debuts First Clothing Line at Opening Ceremony

Keds is known for its classic American footwear.  Thanks to a collaboration with Opening Ceremony , the 95-year-old brand will also be known for classic American sportswear for men and women.  The preppy line debuted on Black Friday and features 85 styles (dresses, skirts, t-shirts, pants and jackets) priced from $48 - $400.   Everything She Wants previewed the limited-edition Resort 2012 collection, available exclusively at Opening Ceremony stores in New York and Los Angeles and on the international brand's website.  I also got to see highlights from Keds' spring 2012 collection, available in stores starting in January. Take a sneak peek: Sporty items from the Keds at Opening Ceremony Resort 2012 collection. Raffia sneakers from Keds'  spring 2012 collection. Abstract sneakers from Keds' spring 2012 collection.   Colorful sneaks for spring 2012 by Keds. Nifty nautical boat shoes from Keds' spring 2012 collection. Photos by Tracy E. H

Trendy Holiday Gift Ideas for Under $50!

This holiday season we're all looking for a bargain without sacrificing quality.  And from cute animal hats and gloves to trendy print scarves and fashion fedoras, David and Young Accessories (D&Y) has something for the tween, teen and Mom on your gift list for under $50. D&Y Critter Kingdome hat and gloves. Everything She Wants  loves the  Critter Kingdome animal gloves  ($24), perfect for any cheeky young and young-at-heart gal.  Varieties include Paco the Panda, Pedro the Penguin, Leonardo the Lion and Manny the Monkey. I also adore D&Y's funky Japanese print  Kimono scarf  ($19.99), available in teal and brown. D&Y accessories are available online and at select retailers.  I luckily picked up a couple Critter Kingdome hats and pairs of gloves at the Filene's Basement liquidation sale. D&Y Critter Kingdome gloves ($24). D&Y Kimono scarf ($19.99).

Raise Your Glass: Holiday Wine Gift Guide

Everything She Wants  loves to promote products that inspire women to look and feel good.  Although wine isn't something we'd normally blog about, the spirit can definitely lift our spirits. And antioxidant-rich red wine, in particular, has proven  heart health benefits . Besides, it's holiday time and we're allowed to indulge in a glass (or two) of vino.  In case you're looking for a good bottle to pop at your next holiday party, here are a few brands to consider: Les Compagnons Wines contributes a portion of its sales revenue of each bottle sold to fund several New York City animal charities including Stray from the Heart and and the Toby Project . Try the Pinot Noir. If you like your wine white and sweet, you'll savor Mirassou Winery's California Moscato .  With a flavor profile ripe with peach, tangerine, melon and honeysuckle, the wine is as close as you can get to capturing California summer in a bottle. Each bottle of Moreno BHLV Sparklin

Natural Beauty Christmas Gifts from Shea Moisture

While browsing the ethnic hair care aisle at my local Target, I discovered   SheaMoisture products and I've been hooked ever since. So I was thrilled when I was invited to the natural brand's pop-up holiday shop in New York City's Bryant Park. SheaMoisture products. Shea butter is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F, evens skin tone and returns luster to the skin and hair.  The company's recipe is based on the homemade hair and skin preparations made by the founder's grandmother Sofi Tucker in Sierra Leone in 1912. Of the body products, my favorite is the SheaMoisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Wash , which leaves my skin feeling clean, refreshed and moisturized.  There's also an accompanying SheaMoisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Lotion . The hair products are designed for women ( like me ) who want to show-off the natural beauty of their hair and escape using chemically laden products. So I'm eager to try the products I was recently gifted at Shea

Holiday Shopping at Shecky's Holiday Night Out in New York City

If you're in New York City this week, you're invited to spend a fun evening out with your girlfriends at Shecky's Holiday Night Out . The event runs through Dec. 10 at the Altman Building (135 W. 18th Street) and with the price of admission shoppers get a goodie bag stocked with beauty products, photos with Santa, free nail polish changes, quick hair styling with Miss Jessie's  products and complimentary drinks.  You can also drop off new and unwrapped gifts for the Marine Corp's Toys for Tots Foundation drive . Everything She Wants  scoped out the event and found great deals at  the Body Shop 's table with gift sets as low as 2 for $12 and fragrances for $10.  I also found opportunities to shop with chic vendors, including  VibeJewels  and Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry .  Although there aren't as many vendors as you'll find at a Shecky's Girls Night Out event, Shecky's Holiday Night Out is still a good time to shop, drink and be merry. Th

H&M Dragon Tattoo Collection in Stores Now!

It's holiday movie season and one of the biggest box office draws will surely be David Fincher's American update of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo .  I saw the Swedish version on Netflix, and wasn't that impressed.  So I'd like to see how Fincher and the film's sexy star, David Craig, tackle the dark tale. H&M is cashing in on the film's appeal with the launch of its " Dragon Tattoo  Collection ," inspired by the tough, goth girl look of the eyebrow-less main character Lisbeth Salander (played in the American version by newcomer Rooney Mara). Minus the piercings and odd, asymmetrical bob haircut, everyday gals can appreciate elements of Lisbeth's urban, Euro style, particularly her leather jacket. The collection hit select H&M stores on Dec. 14, and will likely sell out before the movie's release on Dec. 21.  Take a look at this behind-the-scenes video of the collection by costume designer Trish Summerville.

Holiday Gift Pick: A Is for Aldo Fragrance Collection

ALDO is the store where fashionistas flock for trendy shoes. Now the retailer also offers a new fragrance collection, A is for ALDO ($15 - $45), with three scents for women and two scents for men. The color-coded collection was created in conjunction with two of the industry's leading fragrance houses, Givaudan and Robertet, and is suited to fit the personality traits of the woman (or man) who wears it. The choices for women are Red, Yellow and Blue, and Red and Yellow for men. "Colors are like personalities," says ALDO Creative Director, Douglas Bensadoun.  "Scents can be complex, but everyone knows their favorite color.  We've translated the A is for ALDO fragrance collection...defined by color. It's never been easier to find yourself." Red for her has inner floral notes, accompanied by base notes of warm vanilla, sandalwood and musk, and delectable top notes of mandarin and peach.  Red is designed for the sensual, passionate woman who

Celebrity Christmas Balls for Charity from HSN

Trimming my family's Christmas tree is a tradition I look forward to each year.  Since eclectic ornaments are my favorite, the Heart HSN 2011 Designer Ornament Collection caught my eye during HSN's holiday preview in New York City.  These exclusive ornaments were designed by superstars and top-selling HSN personalities in fashion, accessories, beauty and home including Mariah Carey, Twiggy and Martha Stewart in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The ornaments range in price from $9.95 to $24.95, but many of the balls are already sold out. Several Christmas-tree-trimming-worthy balls, however, are still available, like the fashion-forward, leopard-print ornament by maternity designer Liz Lange ( see above photo ) and the elegant, white and gold clear glass ball by wedding planner Colin Cowie. With 100 percent of the profits being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an ornament from the Heart HSN 2011 Designer Ornament Collection orn

Everything She Wants' Holiday Gift Guide Roundup

Everything She Wants comes across a lot of creative, charitable and indulgent beauty and style items  year-round.  And these are a few of my favorite things and picks for perfect holiday gifts. Australian Scent Cleansers Delight Gift Set Australian Scent :  Founded by husband and wife team Eddie and Megan (he's an American boy and she's from Australia), Australian Scent is an organically crafted, paraben-free skin care line that sources raw, anti-oxidant ingredients like acai berry, almond oil, beeswax and carrot seed oil.  The products even come in recycled, biodegradable packaging. The green gal or guy on your gift list will love the Cleansers Delight Gift Set ($130).  Everything She Wants' readers get 20 percent off any purchase from Friday, Dec. 2 until Thursday, Dec. 8 by entering the discount code ESW20 at checkout .  In order to get the discount, simply create an account on Australian Scent's website. Saachi by In-Things Marquis bracelets. Saac