Weekend Guide

Saturday, April 25, 2015 1 Permalink 0


Even those of us with bills to pay can still afford to travel the world.

Screw swimsuit season. Pour a cocktail and settle in to caftan season.

Mom deserves to be pampered on Mother’s Day with this beautiful necklace from Helen Ficalora. This prize is valued at $95.

How cute are these origami dresses? Learn to fold one of your very own.

Pressing the walk button isn’t really helping.

A refreshing sangria recipe to keep on hand this summer.

We’ve been back from vacation for one week and I’m only one pound heavier than when we left. I call that a huge success considering my diet consisted of pizza, lobster mac, and beer. I should probably start exercising again.

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Friday Five Under $55


  • A mini skirt ($52) in the most darling retro print.
  • A  pair of vintage-inspired sunglasses ($30). They also come in black.
  • A pineapple catchall bowl ($42). Put this at your entryway to collect keys and loose change. I love that the interior is painted my favorite color. (I managed to snag the Lilly Pulitzer for Target pineapple bowl. Another pineapple wouldn’t be overkill, right?)
  • A metallic woven clutch by Monserat De Lucca ($45).
  • A strappy cami ($39.50). It looks a lot like the Express cami that many people love (I don’t like the fit on me) and the J.Crew one that’s significantly more expensive. (The shorts the model is wearing are also under $55.)
  • Not Pictured: If you’re still yearning for a pair of double pearl earrings, there’s a Kenneth Jay Lane set for $18. Or just follow my lead and buy a pair of eBay for $4.

Enter to win a Mother’s Day charm necklace from Helen Ficalora. Enter here! 

The Coveted

Thursday, April 23, 2015 6 Permalink 0


This week, I’m coveting:

  • A gold turtle for our coffee table. The shell comes off to reveal a hiding place for essentials and, better yet, it’s only $15.
  • A flirty little dress from Shopbop’s ONE by collection. It looks awfully short on the model, but it’s worth trying at $58.
  • Gedebe’s embellished bags. I can’t stop daydreaming about this new-to-me brand, even if the bags are out of my price range.
  • Fringe sandals! They also come in gold and navy, but the white is my favorite. J.Crew is also offering 30% off, so it’s a good time to snag them. (Edit: I see that the white pair is already sold out. This pair isn’t quite as cute, but they’re only $20. Might be worth a try.)
  • This DVF top. It would look so good with shorts all summer.
  • Silver sunburst earrings from Kenneth Jay Lane.
  • An affordable squash blossom necklace. Have you ever looked for vintage ones on eBay? They can go for hundreds of dollars. I’m totally fine with a new costume version.
  • Not Pictured: This pretty perforated tote.
  • Not Pictured: My favorite Prada sunglasses are 30% off today. You can see them in Monday’s post.
  • Plus: Have you taken advantage of Piperlime’s discount yet? There’s an extra 40% off sale items with code SALEONSALE. I couldn’t resist this Lele Sadoughi necklace.

Enter to win a Mother’s Day charm necklace from Helen Ficalora. Enter here! 

Helen Ficalora


There’s been a lot of talk about Helen Ficalora this week with Monday’s post and yesterday’s giveaway, but it’s for good reason. Helen is a pioneer of the initial pendant trend, bringing her fans personalized jewelry for over a decade. A customer can mix and match charms to create a piece that reflects her personality. There’s everything from letters to animals–the monkey is my favorite–yet even the most whimsical designs are understated for a timeless look. Charms are available in yellow, white, and rose gold with many also available in sterling silver.



Shop: Beach Retreat charm set | Golden Birthday ring set | Crown charm | Monkey charm | Linda Mancuso charm | Alphabet charms | Diamond Crescent Moon charm | Baby Diamond stud earrings 

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Enter to Win: Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a “Mom” charm necklace just in time for Mother’s Day! Enter here.

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