Everyday Jewelry

Fine jewelry is something fairly new to me. I got into it when shopping for my engagement and wedding rings and was immediately hooked. I love the idea of jewelry that you can live with; wash your hands with it on, sleep, shower, and exercise with it on. It's a constant accessory and becomes so much more personal that way. It also becomes something you don't have to think about. For someone who spends about 15 minutes from the shower to the door, that's everything. 

Finding LA jewelry designer Vrai & Oro has been key in allowing me to gradually upgrade my jewelry wardrobe. They offer classic, well made designs without the markups. From rings to earrings to diamond necklaces, there's something for every occasion. My current favorite are their skinny stacking rings. At $50 each, it's a great go-to gift for people who don't know what to get me. I just can't get enough of them! 

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I switched out my tiny gold studs for these mini hoops a few months ago and I'm still obsessed. They add the perfect amount of sparkle and are completely weightless. 

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This sweet initial pinky ring is the latest addition to my collection. It's the perfect personal gift for a friend or for yourself. 

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Jacket: Rag & Bone; Sweatshirt: Brandy Melville (similar here); Jeans: Current/Elliott; Sneakers: Converse (similar here); Glasses: Celine; Necklace: Maria Pascual

 

 

In the Bag

I'm not really a big handbag girl, so when I do make a purchase it has to count. It has to be super versatile and work in both dressy occasions and on weekends. It needs to be a neutral and have special texture and hardware. And finally it has to be high quality but still a good value (read: at least 70% off retail). At under $200 for mid level designer bags, I'd say all of the below fit the bill. Personally I'm swooning for the Allsaints bags. It's my first time seeing them on my favorite discount sites and I can't wait to see more of them. 

1.  Allsaints , 2.  Frye , 3.  Allsaints , 4.  Vince

1. Allsaints, 2. Frye, 3. Allsaints, 4. Vince

Must Buy

Just had to share this "must buy" with you guys today. Celine opticals are some of my favorites out there, but their $350+ price tag keeps them from making too many appearances on this blog. But these classic round sunnies in a transparent blush color are on sale at T.J.Maxx for $79! Get them before they're gone! 

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Celine "Charline" Round Sunglasses: $79

Black Friday Continues

Black Friday isn't over yet! There are still plenty of great deals to be had around the web and I'm rounding up some of the best shoe buys below. Who wouldn't get excited about boots at over 90% off? In fact, if you're interested in revamping your boot collection, you could get all 8 pairs of shoes below for $184 (!!!)

I'm mostly featuring Matisse shoes from Shoemetro below. Well made with classic western details and something unexpected, they've been a wardrobe staple of mine for a long time. Sold at Free People, Nordstrom, and Nastygal, they're a cool girl go-to. 

 
Matisse "Roscoe" bootie- $17.99 after 20% off code (was $189)

Matisse "Roscoe" bootie- $17.99 after 20% off code (was $189)

Matisse "Bess" bootie- $18.50 after 20% off code (was $135)

Matisse "Bess" bootie- $18.50 after 20% off code (was $135)

Matisse "Mustang" western bootie- $19.20 after 20% code (was $190)

Matisse "Mustang" western bootie- $19.20 after 20% code (was $190)

Kate Bosworth x Matisse "Judith" western mule $21.60 after 20% off code (was $389)

Kate Bosworth x Matisse "Judith" western mule $21.60 after 20% off code (was $389)

Kate Bosworth x Matisse "Hoyt" Chelsea boot- $32 after 20% off code (was $395)

Kate Bosworth x Matisse "Hoyt" Chelsea boot- $32 after 20% off code (was $395)

Matisse "Jacques" lucite heel bootie- $23.20 after 20% off code (was $204) 

Matisse "Jacques" lucite heel bootie- $23.20 after 20% off code (was $204) 

Kim & Zozi "Native" embroidered sneaker- $32 after 20% off code (was $139)

Kim & Zozi "Native" embroidered sneaker- $32 after 20% off code (was $139)

Matisse "Vixen" lace-up bootie- $19 after 20% off discount (was $179)

Matisse "Vixen" lace-up bootie- $19 after 20% off discount (was $179)

Don't forget to use code "cyberdeal20" at checkout to get that extra 20% off!!

Daily Deal featuring Jules Smith

As much as I love statement jewelry (seen here) lately I've been into layering more delicate pieces. Tiny studs, charm necklaces, and stacked rings have been on repeat. Jewelry line Jules Smith, designed by Gina Negrelli-Smith, satisfies all of my delicate cravings. Sold at Shopbop, Neiman Marcus, and Barneys, the line is inspired by my favorite fashion decades- the 60's and 70's.

Tjmaxx has been stocking up on some of my favorites with discounts as deep as 80% off of retail. Treat yourself!

Heart and Arrow necklace- $19.99 (was $55)
Heart and Arrow necklace- $19.99 (was $55)
Mini pave wishbone necklace- $19.99 (was $49)
Mini pave wishbone necklace- $19.99 (was $49)
Angel wing stud earrings- $14.99 (was $70)
Angel wing stud earrings- $14.99 (was $70)
Ring cage- $19.99 (was $45)
Ring cage- $19.99 (was $45)
Skull bangle- $16.99 (was $55)
Skull bangle- $16.99 (was $55)

 

XO

Sale Alert feat. South Moon Under

Have you guys ever shopped east coast boutique South Moon Under? I first "discovered" them in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware years ago and they have since popped up at beach and urban locations from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA. Originally opened as a surf shop in 1968, South Moon Under now carries some of your favorite brands like Free People, Joe's Jeans, and Frye and some brands you may not know yet like D.ra, Greylin, and Joa.   And of course, they still host a killer swim selection featuring Roxy, Mara Hoffman, and Vix.

Right now they happen to be having an additional 40% off of their final sale and free shipping on ALL ORDERS. Get started with my picks below!

Joa oversized plaid coatigan- $69.99 (was $138)
Joa oversized plaid coatigan- $69.99 (was $138)
Free People eyelash slip dress- $20.99 (was $68)
Free People eyelash slip dress- $20.99 (was $68)
Chan Luu cross earrings- $24.99 (was $60)
Chan Luu cross earrings- $24.99 (was $60)
En Creme peasant top- $11.99 (was $54)
En Creme peasant top- $11.99 (was $54)
Free People "Golden Nugget" tee- $35.99 (was $98)
Free People "Golden Nugget" tee- $35.99 (was $98)
Alternative Apparel printed sports bra- $14.99 (was $58)
Alternative Apparel printed sports bra- $14.99 (was $58)
Jala brocade print capri- $29.99 (was $85)
Jala brocade print capri- $29.99 (was $85)
Alternative Apparel printed leggings- $23.99 (was $85)
Alternative Apparel printed leggings- $23.99 (was $85)
Garance Dore 2015 desk calendar- $9.99 (was $18.50)
Garance Dore 2015 desk calendar- $9.99 (was $18.50)

 

XO

Sale Alert!

So many sales, so little time. A round up of a few of my favorites this morning..

One of my favorite international shopping sites, Shop Latitude, is starting their (infrequent) sale today. Stock up on peshtemals, gorgeous statement necklaces, and other trinkets from your would-be trip to India. Everything is at least 50% off. Free shipping with code, FREESHIP.

Coral and wood bead necklace, $22.50

Cotton peshtemal: $17.50

Sequined raffia tote- $20

Canadian brand Aritzia is having up to 50% off of just about everything on their site.

Tech fabric legging- $24.75

Space dye t-shirt dress- $42.50

"Haute" tee: $14.99

TJMaxx online is offering free shipping on all orders (and all of their employees are off today!). Get your gift on with my picks below.

Cashmere fox hat- $29.99

Faux fur throw- $39.99

Elizabeth & James "Carroll" sunglasses- $39.99

Joe's Jeans Anabel cashmere sweater- $39

Stay tuned for Zara's early Black Friday sale, starting tonight @ 8pm. I can't think of a better reason to be excused from the table!

Happy Thanksgiving!

xo

Gift Guide: The Cool Girl

She's your cool co-worker/cousin/best friend and you're always asking her "where did you get that?!" Get it for her this year.

Faux leather backpack, Kensie via TJMaxx- $39.99

The pop of color in this faux leather backpack will give her winter coat an instant makeover.

& Other Stories brass cuff- $40

This cuff manages to be both classic and a little badass at the same time.

Vans classic slip-on sneaker in python print- $55

She probably already has a closet full of chic sneakers but these python print slip-ons via Madewell are sure to be her new favorite.

 

Elizabeth & James Valenti sunglasses via TJMaxx- $39.99 (was $225)

These cat eye metal tipped sunglasses will have the it-girl in her squealing with delight!

 

ASOS grey plaid scarf- $34

This oversized plaid scarf from ASOS will quite literally go with everything in her closet.

 

Townsen "Fleetwood" sweater via TJMaxx- $59.99 (was $275)

The classic fisherman sweater gets a modern update with directional cables and an asymmetrical hem.

 

xo

And the countdown begins ..

Something struck me as I was walking past the Macy's at Herald Square today .. CHRISTMAS IS NEXT MONTH! The signs are kind of hard to miss .. the weather's cooling down, stores are starting to play holiday music (!) and I've heard Santa is starting to show his face at some of the local malls. Maybe a little early, but exciting nonetheless. People might think I'm crazy, but I love to Christmas shop year-round. My theory is, the longer you wait, the more you panic and start shelling out cash like there's no tomorrow. And I also prefer to truly enjoy the weeks leading up to the holidays. While people are out scrambling for gifts at an already crowded mall, I'm usually happily (and elaborately!) wrapping thoughtful presents. I think my friends and family deserve fabulous things, and with a little effort and planning, I give them just that!

This is the first of a few gift guides for the holiday season. First up, my picks for Mom.

If your mom doesn't already have a pair of cashmere gloves, get her a pair!  In bright fuchsia, these will make her smile on even the most bitter winter day.

Portolano via TJMaxx cashmere gloves- $16.99

LOVE this take on a Mongolian fur gilet. It's more glamorous than a down puffer vest and just as warm.

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This tote with clean lines and texture mixing is a weekend must for mom. And at this great price, you could even use it for a gift bag.

Deux Lux faux leather tote via TjMaxx- $34.99

For all the trips to come, a chic passport cover is a must.

Leather passport cover via Last Call- $20

This linen robe will make every day feel like a spa day.

Linen robe via H&M- $34.95

xo