Currently Coveting

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I’ve ridden a horse exactly one time in my life and I hated every minute of it, but that doesn’t mean I’m not fond of equestrian style so long as it stays in my closet and far, far away from the ranch. I’m kicking myself for not snagging this shirt dress with the recent Friends & Fans promotion.

Not many of us can afford a Marni necklace, but we can all snag the look of the brand’s signature ribbon-tie bauble for much less with this Topshop piece.

And, I’m happy to report that my biggest annual event (a B2B expo and the reason I haven’t been posting often over the last few weeks) went swimmingly yesterday! Months of stress and working weekends paid off and now I’m ready for another vacation. (Isn’t that always the truth?) We’re considering a long weekend in Puerto Rico, which is surprisingly affordable in November.

Postcards | Amsterdam

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8 , , Permalink 0

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hile I was in college, my closest friend from high school went to Den Haag to study art. It wasn’t until my junior year that I was able to go to The Netherlands to visit her. It was my first time out of the country, which makes makes The Netherlands even more special to me. (That and Dutch ancestry on my mom’s side of the family.) When we booked our summer trip to Brussels, I just had to add a daytrip to Amsterdam to the itinerary. It was $80 roundtrip on the Thalys with a 6 a.m. departure time. We arrived in Amsterdam two hours later and set off to explore the city. We kept the agenda fairly open, which allowed for plenty of time to wander around the city, visit the Rijksmuseum, add a piece of Delftware to my collection, and stop at Banketbakkerij Lanskroon for the best stroopwafel ever.

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Savings Alert | 20% Julie Vos Discount

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11 , Permalink 0

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f you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of Julie Vos’ jewelry. (Spot her gems in recent outfit posts here and here.) Her work is basically what you’d expect to find in the jewelry box of a glamorous globetrotter with finely wrought architectural details and a colorful array of semiprecious stones. One of my top picks for the season is the beautiful Acanthus Cuff (above), which was featured in the October 2014 issue of Vogue. I also love every piece in the opulent Baroque collection.

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Style File | Rainy Days with Joules

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 20 , , Permalink 0

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utumn rain always seems to catch me by surprise. Just yesterday I neglected to peek at Weather Underground and scampered off to work in a pair of ballet flats only to find myself dashing through a downpour after work. My car wasn’t far away, but it was still enough time for my shoes to fill with water (and if you think an evening commute is bad, try it with wet, cold feet). That miserable experience offered plenty of motivation to arm myself with an arsenal of rainy day attire that can handle the chilly precipitation, starting with a pair of Joules rain boots.

I already own a pair Joules wellies in turquoise, which I adored last winter, but I’d love to add a more subdued pair to my wardrobe in either olive or black. The glossy finish pairs well with classic, sophisticated items. Try a cropped quilted jacket and a menswear-inspired scarf for a casual look or go glam with a faux fur scarf (it also comes in the prettiest emerald green) and a cozy wool coat. Whatever you do, make sure you stick with a saffiano leather purse. The textured finish repels water and keeps the bag looking pristine.

This post is sponsored by Joules. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Bedknobs & Baubles!