At the Grove today working on her Christmas list, this is Nicole Richie in full celebrity mode – big hat, tall boots, flagrant vest, shades, and a Balenciaga that is almost bigger than she is. If I owned that one it’d be filthy in five minutes. Fell in love with this Rebecca Minkoff at Henri Bendel this afternoon. But in grey. Beautiful, beautiful grey.

Anyway, of her recent decision to go brown, Nicole tweeted “I feel smarter already” and while it totally wasn’t a jab at the Hollywood Ebola Paris Hilton, I will pretend it was. Because it’s clearly Nicole doesn’t associate with it publicly these days. Ebola doesn’t go with the new cleaned up image. And good.

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