Friday Find Under $50

Rampage bow sandals, $24.99

I promised myself that I wouldn’t post another pair of sandals for this week’s Friday Find Under $50, but I couldn’t pass up these pretty bow sandals that look like the Kate Spade pair I yearned for years ago. I’m debating between mint and red. Which color do you fancy? 

You can find the sandals at a few retailers, but Belk (linked above) is the cheapest. Amazon also has a large selection of available sizes. 

Congratulations to the winners of the JewelMint giveaway: Dianne H., Chelsea T., and Franziska H.! I’ll send you all an email shortly. Thank you to everyone for entering. Your support helps make these giveaways possible - and there’s another on the way!

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Currently Coveting

Right now, I’m coveting:

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Outfitted

Saturday was unseasonably warm and I took full advantage of the 40-degree weather with spring accessories: my favorite Kate Spade shoes and a new J.Crew necklace. I was unsure about this necklace when it first arrived because the color is much brighter in person than it appears in the stock photo. It has been a bit of a styling challenge, but I love how it looks with mint accessories.

Featured: H&M coat | J.Crew sweater | J.Crew necklace | J.Crew jeans | J.Crew purse | Melinda Maria ring | Kate Spade shoes | Estee Lauder nail polish 

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Coveting: Mint Shoes

Over the past year, I’ve added four pairs of mint shoes to my wardrobe: heels, loafers, sandals and sneakers. The hue may seem impractical, but it’s versatile enough to pair with winter’s evergreen then transition seamlessly to spring.

Mint & Gold: J.Crew flats // Kate Spade heels

Soft & Sweet: Dolce Vita flats // Diane von Furstenberg heels

Bright & Bold: Tory Burch flats // Pour La Victoire heels

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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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Review: Outfit Additions Jewelry

If it’s mint, turquoise or stripes, I’m sold. What can I say? The heart wants what it wants, so it’s no surprise that this necklace from Outfit Additions is my latest go-to gem. Outfit Additions is a California-based accessory store that offers unique designs and quality workmanship at affordable prices. In fact, everything in the shop is under $60 with free shipping. (Seriously, free shipping gets me every time.) You’ll want to keep this one in mind for your holiday shopping, even if it’s just for yourself.

Exclusive Discount! For today only, take 25% off your Outfit Additions purchase of $50 or more. Code: baubles

Sartorial Summary
Necklace: c/o Outfit Additions // Ring: c/o Gorjana // Coat: Ann Taylor // Dress: J.Crew // Clutch: Diane von Furstenberg // Shoes: Kate Spade (this season’s version has a bow - swoon! - but I can’t find it online yet)

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Currently Coveting

I’ve been knee-deep in holiday cheer ever since we visited the National Zoo this week and spotted the staff putting up decorations. Judging by my “most coveted” list above, that’s not going to change anytime soon (especially since I’m snacking on peppermint bark and burning a pine-scented candle). Let’s just hope that I can keep the Christmas decor packed away until after Thanksgiving. 

And the winner is… Congratulations to Jennifer R. for winning the $100 gift card to Shopbop. I’ll be in touch with you soon! Thanks again to everyone for entering and don’t forget to enter to win a pair of slippers from Daniel Green

Shop It: J.Crew sweater // J.Crew belt // Modcloth glasses // Nest candle // Kate Spade bobby pins // J.Crew earrings // ShoeMint pumps

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Halloween Costume: Holly Golightly

Happy Halloween! This year I masqueraded as the sleepy version of Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Not only was it one of the easiest costumes I’ve pulled together, it was also one of my favorites. (Don’t worry, I wasn’t on the verge of public indecency - I’m wearing a pair of shorts too!) 

Sartorial Summary
Eye Mask: c/o Mary Green // Shirt: eBay // Earrings: H&M (similar) // Bracelet: Ann Taylor LOFT // Shoes: Target 

Reminder! Enter to win $100 to Shopbop!

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Wear It: Mint

Mint becomes sophisticated enough for fall in heavy fabrics and structured shapes. Pair it with neutrals (and something sparkly) for maximum impact.

Shop It: (look one) ASOS shirt; Bounkit earrings; J.Crew pants; Kate Spade shoes // (look two) J.Crew dress; ASOS earrings; Tory Burch purse; Aldo shoes

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It’s the Little Things

finally put a Christmas gift card to good use and treated myself to these

intricate lace on an ASOS skirt

an unexpected lining in a fall coat
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