Snapshots

Finding this coat on eBay inspired me to dig out my Banana Republic clutch from the same season. Together, they’re the perfect canvas for spring’s delicate gems.

Featured: Jeweliq flower bracelet (the gold one is sold out, but the cream version is still available) // gifted JewelMint bangle // Banana Republic clutch // Banana Republic coat

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Currently Coveting

Right now, I’m coveting:

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Currently Coveting

Right now, I’m coveting:

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Review: Stella Valle Earrings

Let’s get this out of the way right now: I love these earrings. I first learned of Stella Valle earlier this month and admired the brand’s mix of feminine details with strong, masculine elements. This pair of earrings showcases the strong Art Deco influence of its latest collection. 

The earrings retail for $125 and are definitely worth the investment. They’re well made and each of the earrings are adorned with 11 attention-grabbing, rhinestone baguettes.

One word of warning: the earrings are heavy. I actually switched out the standard earring back in favor of a plastic disc backing to distribute the weight evenly and prevent drooping. With that simple switch, they’re comfortable for all-day wear. (One of my irrational fears is becoming an old woman with drooping earlobes. Given how much I love big earrings, it’s a very real concern!) 

You can learn a bit more about the brand here, where you’ll also find details for a giveaway!

Featured: Estee Lauder nail polish | gifted Stella Valle earrings | coral my grandmother collected decades ago

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Girl Who Loves Dots

Shop It: Leather Wallet // Whimsical Notebook // Glittery Earrings // Charming Watch // Bright Thermos // Furry Scarf // Monogrammed Earrings // Sweet Compact // Orange Push Pins // Diamond Ring // Coffee Mug

Can’t get enough spots? One lucky reader will take home a petite clutch or wallet from MATINE! The petite clutch is designed to fit an e-reader, but doubles as a lovely clutch for your daytime essentials. And the wallet has more than enough room for a quick errand or two. The winner will choose her favorite design: a petite clutch in gold polka dots or cognac leather with gold corners, or a brand new Tilly wallet in polka dot or cognac. Bonne chance! 

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This giveaway is open to U.S. and international readers!

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Inspire It | Wear It

Four things contribute to a satisfying holiday season: gatherings of loved ones, gobs of glittery ornaments, glasses filled with holiday spirits, and, of course, a fabulous frock is a must! The new-to-me site, MissesDressy, has cocktail dresses in every shape and sequin color imaginable (and prom dresses to suggest to the younger ladies this spring). 

I’m one click away from ordering those glamorous cocktail picks. They’ll look divine on the bar cart I have yet to acquire.

Shop It: Kate Spade ornament // cocktail picks // Zara Home glass // MissesDressy dress // Bijoux Heart earrings // Gianvito Rossi shoes

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Luxe for Less: Under $100

With the holidays fast approaching, my “splurges” need to be more frugal. I admit that I’ve already ordered the plaid skirt for casual holiday gatherings, but the interesting cut of the Aldo pumps are next on my must-have list. (Let’s face it, there’s always something to love at a shoe store - especially when Aldo is taking an extra 30% off sale items.)

Shop It: Kate Spade pouch // Aubin & Wills mittens // Sophie Blake for Bauble Bar earrings // Juliet & Company necklace // Aldo shoes // J.Crew Factory skirt // ASOS belt

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Bauble of the Week

Those who follow me on Instagram know that I spent time earlier this week organizing my jewelry collection. It was a project that was long overdue and made me realize just how many baubles I have (though, not quite hoarder territory … yet). Moving forward, I’ve vowed to limit my jewelry purchases to thoughtfully chosen items that are unique, stunning and high quality, like this pair of Belle Noel earrings ($95).

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Review & Giveaway: Daniel Green Slippers

One of the best things about the cooler temperatures is snuggling inside with a luxurious candle and a pair of cozy slippers. I jumped at the chance to upgrade my old pair of slippers when Daniel Green offered to send over a pair for review (especially since I’ve been wearing a moccasin-style pair that has seen much better days  - and are far too embarrassing to take a photo of).

I chose this pair of traditional smoking slippers in metallic gold: a bit playful, a bit elegant, and completely appropriate for running outside to grab the mail. And I suspect that the leather upper will keep these in good shape through the coming years.

Giveaway! Daniel Green is offering U.S. readers a chance to win a pair of slippers. Just visit the Daniel Green website and let me know which pair you’d like to win! Good luck!

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Luxe for Less: Under $100

Shop It: Kate Spade iPad case // J.Crew pajamas // Dorothy Perkins top // Pim + Larkin earrings // West Elm champagne coupe // High Street Market letter opener // Kenneth Jay Lane ring

And the winner is… Congrats to Lauren on winning the Breakfast at Tiffany’s eye mask! Thanks to everyone for entering. Your continued support make these giveaways possible. Be sure to enter to win $100 to Shopbop!

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