Archive for the 'accessories' Category

Bracelets are the perfect accessory.

November 3, 2010

I am going to be posting a lot about accessories in the next couple weeks because I’m attending a wedding.. the first one that I’m actually in (doing a reading) in a couple weeks, and of course, my outfit has to be perfect. I’ve 2 perfect dresses, which I’ve posted previously, and all I need are some accessories to complement the dress. ShopNBC has some really great bracelets – many of which would fit the occasion, however this one is my favorite. This sterling silver bracelet has pearls that would match with the pearls on the dress. I posted it in the peacock color, because the white, which is the one that would match the best, didn’t show up very well in photos. And as good luck would have it, it’s on sale!

If anyone has any bracelets or any other accessory that would fit with the dresses, let me know!

A belt totally matters…

August 18, 2010

I feel like a lot of people overlook accessories. But accessories can really make or break an outfit. If you’re running late for work, throw on a pair of cute earrings and boom, you have an instantly new outfit. The same goes with belts. Belts totally matter. One belt can make an array of different outfits from things you already have. And let me tell you, they are way cheaper than a new outfit. I love this skinny belt from Gap. It’s not only a great accessory, but it has some pizzaz to it to spice up any outfit. Be it a work outfit or a first day. This is perfect belt all around!

The iWallet = iPod + Wallet

June 17, 2010

Got an iPhone and hate having to carry that plus your wallet around. Then you, my friend, are lazy. No, just kidding. You need this handy iPhone wallet-case that ALSO holds credit cards and some cash. Brilliant! It’s practically all you need. And if you don’t have an iPhone, this makes a great present for your iPhone-carrying friend of yours. For $17 bucks, who can resist? Get ’em on Amazon!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

May 4, 2010

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and I know there are some of you who haven’t even put thought into what you’ll get for your wonderful mother! Well, don’t worry, because I’ve done some legwork for you so you can just sit back, relax and take all the credit for these great ideas. Really, it’s ok – you can take the credit.

1. Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler: If your mom is a gardening Guru, like my mom is, then this may be the perfect gift for her, especially if she lives out in the country (like my mom does). This sprinkler is motion-activated to turn on when an animal runs in front of it and save your mom’s garden from being eaten by garden critters. Plus, it’s a pretty funny concept and sure to get a laugh at the least bit!

2. Totally Bamboo Butcher Block: This is a great present if your mom is an avid cook. Sure, she’s got tons of cutting boards, but they’re probably plastic (BAD!), or just the normal everyday block from the store. This Butcher Block from Totally Bamboo is more than a board – it’s a statement. It makes a great everyday board or serving platter for big parties. The best part is that you can just leave it out all the time for some serious chopping! And if you don’t want such a big commitment, check out their Utility Greenlight Boards (they’re dishwasher safe!).

3. Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcake Bath Bomb: Whose mom doesn’t like mint chocolate chip cupcakes? And a bath? Then you’re sure to score extra brownie points with this one. Light your mom some candles, throw this yummy bath bomb into the tub and let her sit back and relax. And YOU do the dishes and vacuum for once!

4. LeSportsac Weekend Duffle Bag: Got a mom who loves a weekend getaway? Of course you do – who doesn’t like to take a mini vacation? Well, in order to have a complete mini-vacation, you’ll need to have all the accessories, including the perfect bag to go along with it. LeSportsac has tons of different colors and patterns to make your mom’s weekend getaway complete. Now all you’ll have to do is convince your Dad to get her the actual weekend package!

Cupcake Key Caps Are Delicious!

May 1, 2010

Are you that person who gets to their apartment door and has to try every key because they all look the same? Well, fret no more, my dear. These handy dandy cupcake key caps (try to say that 3 times in a row!) will make it so much easier to tell your house key apart from your work key apart from you storage key and so on. Plus, they’re super cute and cheery – and not to mention, makes me want to eat cupcakes… yummmmm….. Anyway, snag a pack of 6 for only $7 bones at Amazon.com. and if you’re feeling generous, give ’em out to your friends too! My fav is definitely Mr. Mustache Cupcake! What’s yours?

Think Pink, Lips

January 18, 2010

I am newly obsessed with hot colored pink. I don’t know where this urge all of a sudden came from, but now I am on a hunt to find the perfect shade of hot pink. I found this awesome brand, Lipstick Queen and I think i have to order something! They have lipsticks, lip glosses and lip balms, lip pencils – you name it!

My favorite is Lipstick Queen’s 15 Minutes of Fame. They label each lipstick according to the minute! Clever! Hmm, I think I need number 7 or 8. What do you think?

We Love Leggings!

January 12, 2010

I am an avid wearer of leggings. They are the most versatile piece of clothing – worn with a swear, long shirt, dress – YOU NAME IT! We Love Colors have an amazing selection of leggings and tights. They are semi-shiny, which gives is a very polished look. You can dress up without even having to try. What a concept! These pictured above are designed by Caroline Geys – aren’t they fabulous?

Do you have a favorite style of legging? Knee high? Long? Color? Comment below!

How Do You Store Your Jewelry?

January 8, 2010

That is the question for today. How do you store your jewelry? I have so much jewelry saved up and when I throw it in a box, they necklaces get all tangled! This pretty cute Bird Vine jewelry stand (from Urban Outfitters) is a great idea, but doesn’t seem like it holds much. I know a ton of you out there have atons of jewelry, so how do you store it? Leave it in the comments below!

Travel for the Holidays in Style!

December 3, 2009

This adorable Lucky Tote by Lulu Lemon is so cute and perfect for holiday travel. Why? It’s large enough to fit your laptop, extra change of clothing, purse, snacks, etc, but small enough for traveling on a plane. Inside, its HOT PINK and all the compartments are labeled according to what fits in each pocket – ipod? cell phone? we got ya covered!

7 Must Have Thanksgiving Gadgets

November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday and it’s right around the corner. YAY! These gadgets are sure to make your Thanksgiving dinner a definite hit. With these clever yet subtle accents to the dinner table such as the necktie napkins or the plate for the person “in-between” tables, they are sure to be a conversation starter and keep everyone in good spirits!

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Since most Thanksgiving celebrations start on Wednesday about 5 minutes after you leave work  (hey… a 4 Day weekend… how often does that happen?) it might be a little rough to roll out of the sack when the dinner bell is rung on Thursday. Just tack one of these napkins under your unshaven chin and over your 2-Day Tee, pop on a Unabomber FBI custody sports jacket and you’re all set!

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Since you rolled out of bed drunk and slapped on that crappy tie, you’ll probably be rewarded with a seat at the awkward joining of mismatched tables. No worries! This plate automatically compensates for the difference in table height and gives you an edge over the other suckers who the host wishes would have stayed home… like the kids.

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Now that you’re stuck in that awkward spot with no leg room and next to the kiddies, you won’t want to have to get up too often or reach to refill your drink. In fact, the less you have to interact with anyone, the better! That’s why this never ending wine glass comes in real handy. By the time you drain this beauty no one will even notice you haven’t asked for seconds.

For more great Thanksgiving Gadget Must Haves, head on over to EgoTV.

Michael Kors has BAD Customer Service

November 10, 2009

Picture 1I got my first pair of designer sunglasses for a gift last year – Michael Kors NEVIS in tortoise shell. I was super happy to get them, but noticed that they kept falling off my head and the ones at the store didn’t. I put them away because I did not want them to get lost. Finally I decided to take them back to see if they could be tightened and the store clerk told me that they were defected and I should return them to get a new pair. Because they are defected in the hinges, they are more suWhen I called emailed customer service, I kept getting transferred to different departments. Finally, someone from Marchon called me back and said that I would have to mail them back on my own dime, with tracking, and pay to get them fixed.

This is an outrage from a “high end” designer like Michael Kors. If I broke the glasses, then I can understand paying for them. Because I got them defected, that is their fault, not mine! How rude of them to ask me to pay to fix glasses that already cost about $100!

Does anyone else have bad customer service stories to share? Leave them in the comments below!

‘Tis The Season For Scarfs

November 10, 2009

I love to wear scarfs. I think it’s a great accessory to pull your outfit together while keeping your super cozy and warm, and we all know that I’m perpetually cold. I can’t wait to unpack all my stuff from storage and pull out the millions of scarfs that I own. Meanwhile, here are some pretty cute ones this season:

And another question: What is your FAVORITE way to wear a scarf? Do you tie it in a knot around your neck? Hang it over your shoulders? Let me know in the comments!

Jimmy Choo For H&M

November 4, 2009

It’s no secret now that fashion accessory powerhouse, Jimmy Choo has paired with H&M to create accessories and clothing for men and women. Next Saturday, November 14, Fashionistas who are lucky enough to live near the select 200 H&M stores will have the chance to have these exclusive items.

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“We are privileged to be among the fashion greats who have been affiliated with H&M so far, and to be designing a collection appealing to fashion savvy, street smart women, and to be including some great pieces for men, too. Jimmy Choo will bring to H&M a sophisticated, fashion forward, accessible and glamorous collection – the perfect party pieces to buy now and then wear out that night!” Tamara Mellon, Founder and President, Jimmy Choo.

Mark your calendars and get ready to shop!

8 Great Holiday Gifts For Under $20

November 3, 2009

The holidays are here (my favorite time of year) and with the holidays comes gift giving. Now, I love giving gifts but I also have to face the fact that we’re in a recession, so spending $50 bucks on a friend isn’t really realistic. Plus, you have coworkers and such. So I’ve compiled a list of the best gifts to give for under $20.

1. Lip Saver Roll by Korres ($15.60 with discount code)– This roll of Lip balm is nothing like you’re used to. I hate those annoying lip balms that smell bad, dry out your lips and come off easily. This is a real treat – since it’s made with shea butters, it offers hydration, a light tint and some shine to your lips. Not to mention the great scent -Remember too, Korres products are all natural, so you can be assured that this product is quality. Anyway, you can never have too many lip butters! (Also enter the keyword URBAN for a special 20% off discount until the end of November!)

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2. Totally Bamboo Pineapple Cutting Board and Spreader ($18 for both) – This is for the friend or family member who love to entertain, or just loves to cook. This adorable Pineapple Cutting Board is only $15 and spreader is only $3! What a bargain. It’s great to serve cheese or fruit or for cutting smaller items. This is not only a great holiday gift, but also something that’s good to keep on hand for when you need a quick hostess gift or housewarming present. Also, did you know that Bamboo is 16% harder than maple so the board will last longer. It also has anti-microbial properties to repel bacteria. You get all of this while helping to keep the world green!

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3. Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix From Serendipity ($16) – Who doesn’t love hot chocolate during the winter months? Well, this is a new spin – FROZEN Hot Chocolate! It’s absolutely amazing – ask anyone who’s visited the restaurant in New York. This rich, creamy hot chocolate beats anything you can get in the store and you can make it hot or cold. You decide!

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4. 88 Piece Makeup Palette by Coastal Scents ($18.95) – Nope, that’s not a type. You do really get 88 super pigmented eyeshadow colors. What else could a girl need? Each color is about a dime size, but since they are super pigmented, you only need a touch of it. Great to travel with and will last a lifetime. Not to mention you can use them wet or dry.

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5. Lambie Ballerina Slippers and Shea Butter Socks ($20 for both) – Pamper your feet this holiday season with Lambie Ballerina Slippers and a pair of Shea Butter Socks. These socks have shea butter infused in them to keep your feel silky and smooth, then wear the slippers around the house for even a softer luxurious feel while hanging out buy the fire or cookin’ up a yummy holiday meal!

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6. Try me Shea by L’Occitane ($15) – With winter comes dryness and we all know that nothing is less sexy than dry, cracked skin. Which is why ‘Try Me Shea‘ is the perfect holiday gift. This luxurious gift bag comes with shower cream, lotion, hand cream, shampoo, conditioner, face soap and a travel pouch. Say buh-bye to dryness and hello Shea butter!

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7. Aunt Sadie’s Holiday Candles ($18) There is nothing that reminds me of a holiday more so than the fresh scented aroma of baking gingerbread cookies and cinnamon spice. Well, with Aunt Sadie’s Holiday Candles, you can replicate the smell to make your house smell great all holiday season!

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8. Knitted Beret from Gap ($19.50) – Stay warm while doing your holiday shopping with a cute knitted beret from Gap. It’s stylish, warm and under $20. This makes a great gift for the friend who lives in cold weather or just loves to be outfitted from head to toe. Comes in 4 great colors.

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Well that just about completes this year’s holiday gift guide for under $20. Is there something I missed or something that you’d love to receive for under $20? Leave it in the comments!

Snuggie for Dogs – FAIL!

October 16, 2009

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Snuggie is already a pretty ridiculous idea, but when you subject your dogs to wearing a Dog Snuggie? Well, now that’s just going overboard. They are dogs, not toys! Dogs have fur – they have their own built in ‘snuggie’ if you will. Why would you subject them to having to put on another layer? That’s just wrong.

The point they make on the site is that it’s cold outside so your dog should be covered. Dogs don’t give a $%#& what the weather is like outside. They have fur to keep them warm. Their fur grows thicker in the winter because that’s just how amazing a dog’s body is. Oh and get this, each Dog Snuggie comes with a recordable dog tag, heaven forbid it runs away.

But like Jay Leno said, if the dog runs away, it’s probably because you put that ridiculous Snuggie on it! Shame on you!

Furnishing My Apartment, Step 1

September 15, 2009

Not sure if everyone knew or not, but I am looking for my very first apartment on my own. Yup, that means no roommates – no dirty dishes that aren’t mine, no food disappearing without notice, no random strangers and late night parties… well the list goes ON and ON!

I found this great home decor site, Accent Furniture Direct and went crazy last night looking through all of their stuff. I’ve decided to purchase one thing off of their site for under $85 and if you check out the site, you’ll find that $85 goes a loooooong way.

Here are 4 of my favorite pieces of furniture. Yeah, so one of them is over budget, but I wanted you to see anyway. Which does everyone like the best? (click on the images to view the actual site)

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August 26, 2009

I can’t really afford expensive sunglass – well I guess it’s not that I can’t afford them, it’s that I choose not to wear them because usually what ends up happening is that I break them or leave them somewhere. Still, a girl can dream, right?

I love that Macy’s has a guide to buying sunglasses. Based on the size and shape of your face, it suggessts different styles that would compliment your facial structure.

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My favs are these by Marc Jacobs. And before you critisize me for my expensive taste, just know that I am currently wearing $5 knock off Ray Bans from Chinatown in NYC. Ha!

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“My friend once told me that the size of a girl’s sunglasses are inversely proportionate to their personality. is that true?”

Ped Egg – for better or worse?

June 17, 2009

Last winter my mom bought me a Ped Egg and since I was wearing boots most of the time, I did not need it. Come summer, I’ve been walking the hell out of my feet. I used this for the first time a few weeks ago and it’s amazing. Last night I even used it on my boyfriend and he loved it. I know, you’re thinking that the grater-ish bottom looks like it hurts, but it feel really good actually. Try it out for yourself!

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Cutest F’ing swimsuits.

May 18, 2009

..but you know that once you order them they will prob look nothing like the ad does. UGH Victoria’s Secret… I hate you and love you at the same time!

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Gold at the end of the rainbow…

May 18, 2009

I’ve always been obsessed with gold… (and pink).. but I was browsing the Coach store and I saw a few clutches that are literally to die for… or maybe to buy for. I dunno, you decide.

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