Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Guilt-Free Splurge

As much as I wish I were the type of girl who runs errands in a pair of heels, I'm not. Comfort takes priority for mundane tasks with worn-in loafers and loose layers. Yet, I can't keep myself from adding a few costume jewels to the ensemble - and I've recently discovered just the place for a guilt-free jewelry splurge.

ShoptheLook.net launched in 2009, emphasizing on-trend looks, low prices, and high quality. I'll admit I was a little skeptical when the company offered to send a few pieces for review. After all, buying costume jewelry should really be done in person. I can't tell you how many pieces I've had to sift through at Forever21 that were literally falling apart in my hands.

Thank goodness ShoptheLook.net upped the quality ante for wallet-friendly pieces. I chose the Flat Surf 'n Sandblast Ring ($14) and the Chic Sphere Pendant ($12). Each item arrived neatly packaged in a little black velvet bag (you know I'm smitten with good packaging). I'm particularly fond of the ring - it's a bold piece and the subtle textured surface adds visual interest. For $14, you can't ask for anything better. The necklace easily adds glamour, but I do wish it had a little more heft to weigh down the 36" chain. However, after months of heavy statement necklaces (and sore necks), this is hardly a complaint!

Outfit Notes: Coat-Grace Elements; Blouse-Tucker for Target; Jeans-Banana Republic; Ring-courtesy of ShoptheLook.net; Necklace-courtesy of ShoptheLook.net; Bag-Rebecca Minkoff; Shoes-Cole Haan

FTC-Required Disclaimer: ShoptheLook.net provided products free of charge for editorial review. All opinions stated within are my own and are not influenced in any way.

30 comments:

  1. Ohh I am all about comfort too..I love that necklace and your cute coat:) Looks great,sweetie
    Kisses

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  2. Love the bag.. comfort rules.......

    xxx
    CEO

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  3. I am loving the coat, the length and the fact that it looks lightweight! Gorgeous. xo

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  4. I love that ring! Those loafers look so comfy too!

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  5. Agreed with ShoptheLook's packaging - very nice! Was pleased with the pieces I received, too.

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  6. Wow, what great pieces you chose, I'm loving that ring =)

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  7. Wow I love the pendant! Your blouse is so pretty!

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  8. Ooh love the outfit! And great accessories, I'll have to check them out :)
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  9. You look great hunnie!! I LOVE the jewelry!! On the weekends, I hardly look like I do during the week, lol...LOTS of jeans and casual looks for me....this is a wonderful running errands outfit!!

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  10. Thanks for all the sweet comments! Hope you keep coming back!

    I love your pictures they are so beautifuL!
    And love this top I've seen it in Target and just love it! Looks great on you!

    xoxo, jaz
    fashionstatement101.blogspot.com

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  11. Hey doll, thanks for stopping by G&G! Love your ring!

    ♥ V
    http://www.gritandglamour.com
    twitter: @gritandglamour

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  12. I think you still loon great and comfortable too! Nothing wrong with that. Loving that ring. Such a fun piece.

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  13. That necklace is fabulous! I have that same Tucker pattern in the dress version and I love it! Such pretty colors.

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  14. That necklace is FAB-U-LOUS! Thanks for sharing your secrets!


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  15. I like the ring too and what a great price!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  16. I am loving that ring!! And of course that bag goes without saying!!

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  17. Hammered metal, especially in gold is something I keep wanting, but never buying. At that price, perhaps I should!

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  18. you look so darling! who needs heels when you look that cute?! it would be overkill. i'll have to check out the jewelry - your pieces are really nice. that's so true about the crumbling fxxi pieces!

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  19. Love the ring! Of course you look cute and pulled together, even when running errands!

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  20. Love the ring! Perfect statement piece without going overboard! And how can you go wrong with only a $14 price tag!

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  21. i really love that necklace! for some reason i'm always attracted to spherical pendants- they're kind of unusual. i also really like the tucker blouse. ~joelle

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  22. Nice stuff! Thanks for telling us about this site.

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  23. visited your blog
    hope u do the same and
    enjoy reading my blog too

    thanks

    regds
    Maubreye(veejay)

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  24. such great prices for the necklace and ring. both are fabulous...and lovin' your loafers too!

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  25. Love that you look chic and still comfy while running errands! Oh wow, you picked out some lovely pieces! Thx for sharing this review!

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  26. I have the same Tucker for Target blouse, in fact I'm wearing it today! :) How are you liking your RM bag! I love mine, and have used it so much already! Compared to my usual huge satchels, it's so light and easy! I'm loving that ring on you too! Been looking for a few to add for Fall, but I haven't had much luck in the usual places. (BR) ;)

    xoxo,
    Bren @ Chasing Beauty

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  27. Very cute and classic outfit :)

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