PSA: LULU FROST SAMPLE SALE

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I rarely post about sales (it seems silly when we all get daily emails from J.Crew and Net-a-Porter anyway), but this one was too good not to share with other jewelry hoarders: Lulu Frost’s online sample sale. Much of last fall’s collection is now available at steeply reduced rates, like the iridescent Milky Way pieces (this collar and this pendant are especially gorgeous). I’m also loving the signature rhinestone-embellished cuffs and this Art Deco necklace (the rhinestone pieces remind me of feathers). It didn’t take me long to purchase the Solar Pendant. I posted it as a "Bauble of the Week" last fall and I’m thrilled to finally add it to my collection. 

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Currently Coveting

1. Jayson Home ornaments, $10 each // 2. Sophia Webster clutch, $595 // 3. Sabine necklace, $58 // 4. Club Monaco dress, $249 // 5. Lulu Frost earrings, $144 // 6. Kate Spade candle, $40 // 7. Indigo mug, $10 // 8. Kate Spade shoes, $328 // 9. J.Crew sweatshirt, $65

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Currently Coveting

1. Joie loafers, $185 // 2. Madewell sweatshirt, $75 // 3. Kenneth Jay Lane necklace, $250 // 4. DVF jumpsuit, $465 // 5. Milly clutch, $365 // 6. Kate Spade gloves, $128 // 7. Lulu Frost necklace, $324 // 8. Mark and Graham mug, $30 // 9. Elizabeth Cole earrings, $228 // 10. Kate Spade gloves, $128

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Currently Coveting

 Right now, I’m coveting:

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Currently Coveting

Right now, I’m coveting:

Reminder! Win a pair of bangle bracelets from Sequin!

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Statement Studs Under $100

I’m guest posting at Christine in Color today while she’s in Paris (lucky gal!) with a roundup of must-have drop earrings for under $100. For ladies who prefer stud earrings, there are plenty of stunning pairs for under $100. 

Top Row: Charter Club, $20 // Christina Defalco, $45 // Juliet & Company, $40

Middle Row: Topshop, $25 // Melinda Maria, $75 // Lulu Frost, $76

Bottom Row: Elizabeth Cole, $98 // CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane, $54.99 // Vince Camuto, $17.99

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Sartorial Spending: March 2013

I was joking with Dave that this should be named my “shopping problem” series and by the looks of things this month, that’s not too far off. Any intention I had of staying on budget was gone the moment I spotted the Lilly Pulitzer dress. You can’t deny true love, right? 

Here’s the rundown with taxes, shipping, gift cards and discounts accounted for:

Lilly Pulitzer dress - $248
We have a wedding to attend in May and while I really wanted to buy something over the top, this feminine Lilly Pulitzer dress was a more versatile option for spring and summer. It was still a splurge, but at least the cost-per-wear will be less than a cocktail dress. (I’m also planning to wear this for my birthday in May on our Charleston getaway.)

Banana Republic coat - $40
I went on about my eBay score in this post. I won’t rehash it, but I’m still delighted with my new-to-me spring coat.

Not Pictured Old Navy floral boxers - $9
I stopped at Old Navy on the hunt for the lemon-print boxers. Our store didn’t have them in stock, so I left with a floral pair. At least it was a cheap impulse purchase.

Gap jacquard shorts - $45
I swear, “pink dressy shorts” really were on my spring must-buy list! Obviously I haven’t had a chance to wear these yet, but I’m hoping that I’ll reach for them quite a bit in the coming months. They’ll be especially cute with a slouchy grey sweater for afternoon drinks. (I’m tempted by the matching jacket, but that might be overkill!)

Jeweliq floral bracelet - $20
This bracelet is so cute, but it was such an impulsive buy. 

Lulu Frost necklace - $155
I obsessed over this necklace since it appeared in the February issue of Glamour magazine and finally took the plunge knowing I’d be devastated if it sold out. Unfortunately, the clasp broke the first full day I wore it. I didn’t want to deal with the hassle of exchanging it, so the Lulu Frost team graciously sent over a new clasp. It was an easy fix and it’s as good as new. Aside from that minor hiccup, the necklace is beautiful. I’ve already worn it with everything from a sweatshirt to a black dress.

Banana Republic black dress - $46
Would you believe that I didn’t own a LBD? I received an invitation to a friend’s bachelorette party requesting that everyone wear black. Usually I’m exaggerating when I look into my closet and woefully sigh that I have nothing to wear, but this time I really didn’t have something. I ordered this black dress from Banana Republic (a promo code and my credit card rewards brought the price down considerably). I’m actually looking forward to wearing it with my new Lulu Frost necklace, an anorak jacket and gold boat shoes.

Total Spent: $563 (Yikes!)

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Currently Coveting

Right now, I’m coveting:

  • Erin Fetherston’s lipstick prints
  • The most wonderful lobster brooch
  • Blue quartz stud earrings (but if you prefer a different stone, there are 12 more to choose from)
  • A sweater that’s destined to become a weekend staple
  • A welcoming piece of art for my office
  • This refreshing lemon grass candle
  • A collaboration I can get behind: Kate Spade paired up with The Lake & Stars for a lingerie collection (my favorites are the bra and tap pant)

And, of course, I’m coveting a Valentine’s Day spent with Dave. 

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Currently Coveting

Right now, I’m coveting:

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Currently Coveting

Right now, I’m coveting:

  • A unique ombre wedge heel
  • New porcelain trays by illustrator Caitlin McGauley (the mint one is my favorite)
  • Darling earrings by Lulu Frost
  • A cozy throw with a pom pom trim (discovered at Maia’s blog, Conundrum - add it to your reader)
  • A swipe of my favorite lipstick: Revlon’s lip butter in “sweet tart”
  • The chic packaging of Harney & Sons’ tea (I prefer coffee, but I’ve only been able to drink tea as I battle through the cold/flu hybrid that everyone has right now. And, quite frankly, the cheap grocery store brand is disgusting.)
  • Geometric print jeans that I just might purchase later today
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