Sunday, November 29, 2015

Weekend Bargains

I am not a Black Friday shopper! On that particular day, I sit in my humble abode and scour my favorite websites for good deals. I do browse the stores after the weekend hustle and bustle is over just to check things out. Prior to the holiday, I did find a couple of Adam Lippes pieces on clearance that I'm really excited about, along with some others.

Adam Lippes for Target Mohair Coat

Though I liked the collection, I didn't get caught up in "Adam Lippes fever" when it first hit Target stores. From day one, this coat was one of my favorites. Although there were some sizes left online, I found it in a local store on clearance. I absolutely love it! Some of the online reviewers didn't care for it's oversized shape, but that's actually one of the reasons that I love it so much. It's perfect for layering---or not, depending on the look. It's definitely a piece that I'll wear often.

Adam Lippes Fringe Cowl Neck Sweater

I also found this in-store. It initially caught my eye as well, but I'd forgotten about it until I found it tucked behind some other clearance items. I don't have many beige, or off-white pieces in my closet, and this is a great addition. It's sold out online, with the exception of plus sizes.

Mossimo "Adelaide" High Top Sneakers

Ah yes, "Adelaide." There were not sold in my local store, I discovered them while browsing online after Thanksgiving. I took an immediate liking to them. I've always been fond of this style, but hadn't found just the right pair. Old Navy has a similar style, but I liked these best. As you can see, I loved them so well that I also had to have them in leopard print. They'll be a nice alternative to my favorite slip on sneakers or an ankle boot. I anxiously await their arrival!

Mossimo "Adelaide" High Top Sneakers;
Fringe Lace Up Chukka;

As you can see, I'm having a "casual shoe moment." While browsing the Old Navy site, I happened across these  and ordered them as well. When I'm not in the mood for a loafer or oxford, this will do.

Isabella M Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver Pointed Band Ring;

I always look for great buys on jewelry because I can't get enough! I've been buying more gold and rose gold lately, and wanted to add a new silver piece. I found it on clearance and the shipping was free--I love a great deal!
Mixed-knit Coatigan

I can't seem to get enough gray lately, or cardigans! Gray is that neutral that  mixes well with any colors. While I have other gray cardigans, this one has a bit more weight to it. Perfect to layer over a turtleneck or crew neck sweater, and under that Adam Lippes coat on a cold day.

Mixed-Stitch Coatigan Stripe;

Another great beige/off white piece for mixing it up. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Louis Vuitton Unveils Their Most Expensive Bag Yet

It's a beauty, with a price tag to match it's classic style!

If you're looking for an extravagant holiday gift to give or receive----Louis Vuitton may have what you need, or never knew you needed. The iconic brand just debuted it's most expensive handbag ever----a crocodile-skin City Steamer satchel, complete with engraved padlock and name-tag, with a price tag of $55,500, for those who've been extra nice this year. Go to for details on where to buy. (Harpers Bazaar)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Monocrafft 3.0

Monocrafft 3.0, is a chic collection of minimalist pieces created by Dutch designer Merrel Westhoff. Inspired by ancient patterns, symbols and architecture, the delicate earrings, necklaces and rings, lend themselves to a host of wearing options.

Merrel Westhoff

Monday, November 23, 2015

For The Season

Instyle Magazine, shares some of the hottest accessories trends for the upcoming holiday season.


And we don’t mean the thing you wear with your braces. Nothing says festive like a head adornment, so if you aren’t rocking a Santa hat or antlers, try one of these.
Maison Michel rabbit ears, $519; Avigail Adam headband, $45; Eugenia Kim headband, $90;


What does every LBD need? A statement necklace, of course. The louder, the better.
River Island choker, $45; American Eagle collar necklace, $23;


You don’t have to wear your granny’s necklace to be a lady! Try a bolder choker or even pearl-accented footwear.
Moschino pumps, $595; Edge of Ember necklace, $217; Nicholas Kirkwood sandals, $695,


The holidays are a time for sparkle and shine—patent brings the shine.
Diane von Furstenberg bag, $198; Saint Laurent bootie, $845; Tamara Mellon pumps, $695; Marc Jacobs bag, $1,773;


Get a jump on the resort lingerie trend by wearing lace on your shoes or bag.
Diane von Furstenberg clutch, $248; Raye pumps, $225; Valentino clutch, $1,353; Jimmy Choo pumps, $750;


These clutches bring some serious bling. They will liven up just about anything.
Alexander McQueen clutch, $575; Judith Leiber clutch, $5,195;


Add a bit of rocker chic to your look with velvet accessories. Extra points for wearing any of these with leather.
Rochas flats, $695; Express scarf, $30; Givenchy bag, $2,495;


Never be late to a party again, especially if you have a gorgeous watch on your wrist.
Coach watch, $250; Michael Kors watch, $395; Tory Burch watch, $595;


These accessories take home the bronze, but you'll still be a winner in our book. 
Noir necklace, $575; Asos clutch, $27;


Time to get your Khaleesi on. Rock a body chain over a white tee or a simple dress and watch the compliments roll in.
BCBG body chain, $181; Topshop body chain, $60;


As Drake says, “We need some really big rings.” We do! We really do.
Alexis Bittar ring, $245; Bauble Bar ring, $48; Thalia Sodi ring, $25; Bling Jewelry ring, $40;


What have emojis taught us? They are better than words, right? Let your accessories do all the talking.
Kida Jewelry necklace, $4,530; Ryan Porter bracelet, $86; Yazbukey clutch, $1,000; Anya Hindmarch clutch, $1,372;


This timeless combination is made for the holidays.
Laura Fed clutch, $336; Via Spiga pumps, $295;


A very stylish woman once told me that you are either a necklace girl or an earrings girl, but cannot be both. Choose wisely.
Kate Spade earrings, $98; Fallon earrings, $220;


Glitter gets everywhere, but it’s worth it.
Ann Taylor flats, $98; Christian Louboutin pumps, $695; Skinny Dip bag, $46; Sophia Webster sandals, $640; Fendi flats, $650;


These are the shoes you wear when you’ve had it up to here with heels.
Dolce & Gabbana flats, $800; Charlotte Olympia flats, $625; Roger Vivier flats, $675; Dune London loafer, $141;


A little fur goes a long way in terms of adding dimension to your look.
Yves Salmon scarf, $850; Opening Ceremony earrings, $300; Privileged pumps, $92; Aquazzura sandals, $876; Fendi watch, $950;


Setting the gold standard for holiday dressing.
Lana earrings, $580; John Hardy bracelet, $3,300; Jimmy Choo clutch, $895; Jessica Simpson sandals, $119;

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Just Some of The Reasons.......

That I love T.J. Maxx! Jewelry, jewelry and more jewelry! From time to time, I do order online, but most often I buy in-store. It's like hunting for buried treasure! This time of year they add even more for holiday shopping, and it's insane! I often sing their praises, because they carry some of the most unique, and quality sterling silver and gold plated jewelry. I've featured some online favorites.

Isabella M Rhodium
Plated Sterling Silver
Bar X Ring, $24.99

Gorjana 18kt Gold Plated
Brass Zoe Ring to
Wrist Cuff, $19.99

Isabella M Rhodium
Plated Sterling Silver
Filigree Ring, $39.99
Meredith Leigh 14kt
Gold Double
Pearl Ring

Isabella M Rhodium
Plated Sterling Silver
Curved Pearl Crawler
Earrings, $16.99

Reebok Unisex
44 mm Swag White
on White
Watch, $79.99
Escada Cubic Zirconia
Logo Gold Plated
Ring, $99.99

YS Sterling Silver
and Rough
Amethyst Ring

Escada Sterling
Silver Cutout
Logo Band
Ring, $79.99

Rachel Zoe Gold Plated
Links Bracelet, $29.99
Judith Ripka
Sterling Silver
Canary Crystal
and White
Sapphire Ring

Rachel Zoe Gold
Plated Crystal
Necklace, $39.99

Mia Fiore Gold
Plated Quatrefoil
Open Ring
Escada Sterling Silver
Logo Thick Ring

Rachel Zoe Gold Plated
and Crystal Two-finger
Ring, $29.99

Escada Gold Plated

Ellen Tracy Women's
Crystal Navy Dial
Silver Tone Plated
Stainless Steel
Watch, $69.99
Rachel Zoe Gold Plated
Crystal Collar Necklace

Isabella M Rhodium
Plated Sterling Silver
Crossover Band
Design Ring

Adrienne Vittadini Women's
Rose Gold Tone and
Crystal Case Watch
With Burgundy
Strap, $24.99
Judith Ripka Sterling
Silver Canary Crystal
and White Sapphire
Fleur Ring, $99.99

Adrienne Vittadini
Women's Rose
Gold Tone
Watch with
Faux Leather
Strap, $24.99

Devin Rose Gold
Plated Sterling Silver
Open Bubble Ring
Devin Rose Rhodium
Plated Sterling Silver
Pavé Disc Ring

Paige by Paige Novick 14kt
Rose Gold Plated Brass Pink
Agate Earrings, $79.99

Reebok Unisex
44 mm Di-R Block
Party Watch

Gucci Sterling Silver
Trademark Heart
Necklace, $129.99

Judith Ripka Sterling
Silver Canary Crystal
and Blue Quartz
Ring, $99.99
Milor Italy 18kt Rose
Gold Plated Bronze
Crossover Ring

Ferragamo Women's Swiss
Made Grancino Deco
Patent Leather Watch

Movado Women's
Swiss Made Diamond
and Mother of
Pearl Watch

Escada Sterling Silver
White and Black Wave
Logo Ring, $199.99
Gucci Sterling Silver
Trademark Heart
Stud Earrings

Jules Smith Sterling Silver
Plated Spiral Crystal
Bracelet, $24.99

Devin Rose Gold Plated
Sterling Silver Pearl
Front to Back

I bought these, and they're beautiful!

Ellen Tracy Women's Floral
Dial Rose Gold Tone
Plated Stainless Steel
Watch, $69.99
Reebok Unisex 41 mm Workout
Z1g Cool Grey and Citrus
Glow Watch, $79.99

Isabella M Rhodium Plated
Sterling Silver Dangle Crawler
Earrings, $19.99

Isabella M Rhodium Plated
Sterling Silver Multi Cubic
Zirconia V Ring

Rachel Zoe Gold Plated
Crystal Horn Necklace
Adrienne Vittadini
Women's Two-tone
Watch with Black
Dial and Crystal
Case, $24.99

Nakamol Agate and Gold
Leather Multi Wrap
Bracelet, $29.99

Devin Rose Rhodium
Plated Sterling Silver
Leaf Front to Back
Earrings, $19.99

Isabella M Gold Plated
Sterling Silver Polished
Row Ring, $34.99
Gucci Sterling Silver Trademark
Heart and Butterfly Bracelet