Instant Replay: April 2013

Went mod. Admired the first signs of spring. Enjoyed a clear day after weeks of rain. Spent an afternoon at local watering holes. Finally found the perfect pair of pointy black flats. Scooped up a pair of floral shorts. Went to Milwaukee for an overnight getaway. Visited the Milwaukee Brewing Company. Giggled my way through Mindy Kaling’s book. Adored a surprise bouquet of daisies from Dave. Wore this necklace a lot. Pulled out a few springtime accessories. 

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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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Quotable

Who are we kidding? Any lawn game is more fun after a bottle of wine (in this adorable Kate Spade case, of course).

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Currently Coveting

Right now, I’m coveting:

  • Stingray-print pumps in a lovely shade of blue
  • Estee Lauder’s spring nail polish collection (I already own the blue one)
  • Serious fabric in candy colors, like this Milly dress
  • Elephant glasses
  • A gold stapler
  • The interesting cut of this blue topaz ring by Katie Rowland

In other news, I’m featured on Franish today. Why did I start blogging? What’s my favorite piece of jewelry? Learn more about me here!

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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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Top 10 Blue Swimsuits

We haven’t planned a 2013 seaside escape yet, but that’s not stopping me from dreaming of a new swimsuit in a pretty shade of cerulean. I’ve got my eye on this strapless, scarf-print version from J.Crew (and these yellow shorts to go with it).

Shop It: J.Crew tulle underwire // Miu Miu bow bandeau // J.Crew striped halter // Norma Kamali halter // Violet Lake bikini top and bottom // Tory Burch bikini top and bottom // J.Crew one-shoulder // J.Crew scarf print // J.Crew bikni top and bottom // J.Crew scalloped tank

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Soon enough, it’ll be time to transition to our summer wardrobes. I’m planning to mix the sweetness of spring with bold graphic prints.

  1. Herringbone Rug, Urban Outfitters, $74
  2. Tropical Sunset Necklace, Banana Republic, $69.50
  3. Bow Belt, ASOS, $14.54
  4. Peplum Pointe Tank, Anthropologie, $74
  5. Seaport Bracelet Watch, Kate Spade, $150
  6. Lantern Vase, Jonathan Adler, $98
  7. Espadrilles, Diane von Furstenberg, $278
  8. Zebra Scarf, ModCloth, $24.99
  9. Printed Shorts, Old Navy, $22.94
  10. Pink Opal Studs, Wendy Mink Jewelry, $145
#Diane Von Furstenberg#coral#kate spade#need it now#pattern#spring#summer#wendy mink jewelry
Soon enough, it’ll be time to transition to our summer wardrobes. I’m planning to mix the sweetness of spring with bold graphic prints.
Herringbone Rug, Urban Outfitters, $74
Tropical Sunset Necklace, Banana Republic, $69.50
Bow Belt, ASOS, $14.54
Peplum Pointe Tank, Anthropologie, $74
Seaport Bracelet Watch, Kate Spade, $150
Lantern Vase, Jonathan Adler, $98
Espadrilles, Diane von Furstenberg, $278
Zebra Scarf, ModCloth, $24.99
Printed Shorts, Old Navy, $22.94
Pink Opal Studs, Wendy Mink Jewelry, $145

Weekend Snapshots:

  1. I spent the weekend in northern Wisconsin, helping my parents pack up the house in anticipation of their upcoming move.
  2. A bit of Kate Spade brightened up the mailbox
  3. Each night, my dad and I had a 5 o’clock cocktail: a brandy old fashioned, Wisconsin’s signature drink.
  4. We rediscovered all sorts of treasures, like these earrings that belonged to my grandmother. (We also found a box of vintage ornaments left by the previous homeowner. Jackpot.)
  5. Reveling in spring
  6. Saying goodbye to my childhood home

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#Wisconsin#earrings#floral#home#instagram#kate spade#sipping#spring#travel#vintage#weekend recap
Weekend Snapshots:
I spent the weekend in northern Wisconsin, helping my parents pack up the house in anticipation of their upcoming move.
A bit of Kate Spade brightened up the mailbox
Each night, my dad and I had a 5 o’clock cocktail: a brandy old fashioned, Wisconsin’s signature drink.
We rediscovered all sorts of treasures, like these earrings that belonged to my grandmother. (We also found a box of vintage ornaments left by the previous homeowner. Jackpot.)
Reveling in spring
Saying goodbye to my childhood home
Follow me on Instagram @bedknobsandbaubles!

I purchased this mint necklace last week in Florida and it’s already become a source of inspiration for my spring wardrobe: candy colors offset by patterns in rich cobalt.

  1. Monotone Beaded Necklace, J.Crew, $42.50
  2. Dinner Plate, C. Wonder, $12
  3. Striped Smoking Shoe, Charles Philip Loafers, $135
  4. Zip-Dee-Doo Knob, Anthropologie, $10 each
  5. Garden Society Scarf, Kate Spade, $100
  6. Mirror, Lauren Merkin, $35
  7. Bureau Jacket, J.Crew, $168
  8. Bubbly Daisy Saucers, Kate Spade, $80 pair
  9. Bug Bangle, C. Wonder, $48
  10. "Three Sheets to the Wind" Flask, Izola, $25
  11. Cockatoo Ring, Juicy Couture, $68
  12. Handbag, Nine West, $59
#need it now#mint#color#spring#coral#stripes#floral#ring#necklace#bracelet#sipping#kate spade#J.Crew#Nine West
I purchased this mint necklace last week in Florida and it’s already become a source of inspiration for my spring wardrobe: candy colors offset by patterns in rich cobalt.
Monotone Beaded Necklace, J.Crew, $42.50
Dinner Plate, C. Wonder, $12
Striped Smoking Shoe, Charles Philip Loafers, $135
Zip-Dee-Doo Knob, Anthropologie, $10 each
Garden Society Scarf, Kate Spade, $100
Mirror, Lauren Merkin, $35
Bureau Jacket, J.Crew, $168
Bubbly Daisy Saucers, Kate Spade, $80 pair
Bug Bangle, C. Wonder, $48
"Three Sheets to the Wind" Flask, Izola, $25
Cockatoo Ring, Juicy Couture, $68
Handbag, Nine West, $59

Kate Spade purse

Our second 60-degree day definitely means it’s time to bring out the spring accessories.

{ Sartorial Summary: Purse - Kate Spade; Scarf - J.Crew Factory; Bracelet - Gorjana }

#Accessories#J.Crew#baubles#gold#gorjana#jewelry#kate spade#orange#purse#scarf#spring#wardrobe

Our second 60-degree day definitely means it’s time to bring out the spring accessories.
{ Sartorial Summary: Purse - Kate Spade; Scarf - J.Crew Factory; Bracelet - Gorjana }