Erica Cerulo, Co-Founder, Of A Kind

Erica Cerulo, Co-Founder, "Of A Kind"

the 10
not-so-expensive things that make me feel fancy

With stints at Lucky Mag and Time Out NY under her belt, former fashion editor ERICA CERULO (along with best bud Claire Mazur) launched impeccably curated site Of a Kind, a shopping destination that highlights a growing stable of emerging designers, in 2010. Erica collaborates on limited edition runs of can't-find-anywhere-else products like handmade, vegetable-tanned leather iPhone cases and selvedge denim weekender bags. Each piece is showcased through beautiful images—shot by Jamie Beck of fashion GIF fame—and the deeply personal descriptions make the whole experience feel akin to boutique hopping with your coolest friend.

Here, shopping expert Erica Cerulo provides her roster of products that she swears by to make her feel fancy, without breaking the bank.

  • 1

    Wolford Tights

    The first time I bought these, I thought, "Am I really spending $50 on tights?!" But, they really are so, SO much better than any other pairs out there—they're soft, they never run, and they last multiple seasons.

  • 2

    Eayrslee Henry Wallet

    No matter what your biz card looks like, it'll look pretty swanky when you pull it out of one of Eayrslee's super-slim, unlined wallets.

  • 3

    RMS Living Luminizer

    I can't believe how long I've wanted this stuff: It's a highlighting cream from makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift, and it's amaze—not too sparkly. Our web developer Diana gifted it to me for Christmas. Yes, she's the best ever.

  • 4

    Voluspa 3-Wick Candle

    Between the tins, the scents, and the triple-wick action, these candles couldn't be more rad. And they're $18.

  • 5

    Boden Penny Loafers

    There's something so freaking polished about a classic penny loafer, and they hold up way longer than a thin-soled ballet flat.

  • 6

    Eberjey Matilda Robe

    You'll feel a lot classier drinking your morning coffee in a ridiculously soft robe situation than you do in ratty boxers—this I've learned.

  • 7

    Dior Crème Abricot Fortifying Cream For Nails

    I pick at my cuticles, and it's especially bad during cold winter months. You put on this fancy, hyper-moisturizing cream at night (a little goes a really, really long way), plus it looks pretty luxe sitting on your bedside table.

  • 8

    Blanca Monrós Gómez Tiny
    Stud Earrings

    Blanca Monrós Gómez makes the teeniest little diamond earrings you've ever seen. I wear the black and cognac diamond ones every day. Blanca made them just for Of a Kind.

  • 9

    Loeffler Randall Mini Rider Bag

    I'm completely obsessed with Loeffler Randall's new bag line—pretty much want to collect them all—and they aren't nearly as pricy as their appearances would make them seem.

  • 10

    Maldon Sea Salt

    Sprinkle this on top of some lemony avocado toast and bam! Luxurious-seeming, five-minute breakfast.

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