December 20, 2019
Hey there you gorgeous human! I am feeling super behind today, although it is only early afternoon where I am right now, in the 70’s, and I am still basking in the Birthday love. Seriously, the love I have felt over the last 24 hours has been beyond words.
From the phone calls, to the text messages, Facebook messages, Instagram Direct messages, Video Chats, and Face Time, I am filled with so much gratitude. Needless to say, though, it has put me a little behind my A-game. Yes, I am feeling all of the Birthday feels, and trying to limit myself to a schedule. Who am I kidding…I am stressed for the mere fact I am just getting around to writing this, and my newsletter is not ready yet! Oh well, it’s still my birthday weekend. Don’t you love people who are all about their “Birthday Week?”
It’s crazy to think it is December 20th, and we are 5 days away from the BIG GUY coming to town. AND, it is the last week of my “Friday Favorites” series before next week’s round up of everything that is on sale!
I admit, since I last forecasted the accessories I would be showing, I did add a little more to the mix. I could not help myself! You ready to see? And, if you are still looking for that perfect gift for the individual who is super hard to buy for on your list, I hope this will help you!
Friday Favorites: ACCESSOR-WHAT?
Clothing aside, I love this place for their handbags, hats, jewelry, scarves, and even their housewares/bedroom section. Yes, it can be expensive - it's all relative though – but they are, constantly, having daily/weekly deals. In fact, they are having 40% off all sweaters and coats, and I may just have to partake!
One of my favorites this season is the “Crushed Velvet Bow Clutch.” Not only is a statement – I just LOVE that big fat bow - but it is the perfect way to dress up your outfit! Classy, chic, and stylish! I even have it in leather too and it is just gorgeous! With a handful of colors to choose from, pick that one that fits your personality, or at least the personality of whom the person you are gifting it.
And, maybe, you should grab one for yourself too! You better believe I did, and it has been the talk of my outfits ever since! It even looks good at the Brooklyn Bridge! LOL!
#2: Santacana Gloves
Okay, these are just downright FABULOUS! Don’t worry, they have a men’s collection too! I just love the feminine detail around the cuff, and the fabulous leather bow at the wrist. It adds a little pop, a little pizazz, and it is just downright CLASSY!
Handmade in Madrid, Spain, there are a handful of styles, and colors, for which to choose. Believe me, I had a hard time picking the color I wanted out, but I think what I chose is perfect! As you can see, it goes with everything, and there is enough of a contrast between the color of the glove and the bow.
With a price point of $30-$40, it makes for a lavish stocking stuffer and such a nice gift for the person who has EVERYTHING!
There is nothing like some fun, blingy, and trendy jewelry to totally change up your look. I know, for me, I am ALWAYS looking for ways to change up my blouses, sweaters, dresses, etc. What I love about both Bauble Bar & J. Crew is that they are FUN pieces that do not break the bank – FYI: J. Crew is, currently, running a 30% off your entire purchase- and help make your outfit just POP!
In the picture, above (holding the fabulous clutch), I am wearing my favorite Bauble Bar “Cassarah Beaded Multistrand Necklace” in Gray that I purchased from Nordstrom. In the picture below, I am wearing one of J.Crew’s latest necklaces – “The Night Flower Crystal Statement” (currently, 60% off)! Yes, get it while you can at an, exceptional, deal!
Okay, this may be one of my absolute favorites this season! I have showcased it SO MUCH recently that I even have people going to the Baltimore based establishment where I purchased to grab one for themselves. It has been the perfect accessory to add with jeans, jumpsuits, and even dresses…and you will feel and look like a million bucks!
While I chose tan, you could pick from burgundy (my aunt snagged this one), black, navy, and camel. Oh, the navy is, definitely, on my list. So strikingly rich, it just screams wealth. Speaking of which, it is only $99 too. Yeah, see what I mean?
Finally, can I just say, I was in shoe heaven stepping foot into Sarah Jessica Parker’s NYC based shoe store in the Seaport District last Thursday. The walls were lined with stilettos in every heel size, color, fabric, embellishment, etc. Although I did not buy – I have on my wish list – they were the most comfortable heels I have ever tried on too!
Apparently, Ms. Parker herself knows a thing or two about heels and needing to be comfortable. So, in true fashion, she designed them, specifically, to have a double cushioned toe bed. Omgosh, AMAZING! Look at these pink suede beauties!
Seasons of Love
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