Friday, December 30, 2011

{ friday finds under $50 }

I hope you have a glitzy New Year's Eve! Cheers to 2012!
  1. Crystal Arch Statement Earrings, Tasha, $48
  2. Royalty Cocktail Picks, Wine Country Occasions, $18.95
  3. Sequin Wrap Dress, Jessica Simpson, $148 $39.99
  4. Champagne Coupes, Riedel, $49
  5. Aqua Single Stone Ring, Lisa Stewart, $38

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

{ how i'd wear } mint flats

Laura of A La Mode et Plus! replied to yesterday's post asking how I'd style the mint flats, an important thing to consider since I already ordered a pair. I'm planning to let the shoes take center stage as the only pop of color in an otherwise neutral weekend uniform.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

{ tuesday treat under $25 }

I've been wanting to try the smoking loafer trend, but hadn't yet found a pair that caught my eye. But this pair from Target is just about perfect: my favorite color and only $19.99.

Edit: I went to Target and tried on the pink pair (also adorable). I'd recommend sizing down. I normally wear a 7 or 7.5, but the 6.5 fit the best.

(And I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! You can see snapshots from the weekend here.)

Friday, December 23, 2011

{ friday finds under $50 }

  1. Wrap Dress, Old Navy, $32.94
  2. Coasters, Mikasa, $9.99
  3. Earrings, Kate Spade, $45
  4. Jingle Bell Ornament, Wallace, $19.90
  5. Shoes, RSVP, $28.50

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

{ winner } Taylor Kenney Jewelry Necklace

In the holiday hubbub, I completely forgot to announce the winner of the Anjali Necklace from Taylor Kenney Jewelry. Drum roll, please ... the lucky lady is Meg from Henning Love. Congrats, Meg!

A huge thank you to Taylor Kenney Jewelry for partnering with me on the giveaway, and thanks to everyone for entering and for your continued support.

Happy Holidays!

{ outfitted }

It's no secret that accessories are my favorite part of an outfit, but I hadn't been wearing these favorites as often as I should. There's no better time than the present for mint pumps and a leopard belt.

Outfit Notes: Sweater - J.Crew; Skirt - Ann Taylor LOFT (similar); Belt - Banana Republic Factory (similar); Bracelet - Gorjana; Shoes - Kate Spade

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

{ exclusive discount }

Designer Sophie Blake is graciously extending a 40% discount to any Style Obsession reader who purchases the pyramid stud earrings featured in yesterday's gift guide. The regular price is $165, but only $99 with the discount. Treat yourself to a pair before December 31, 2011.

{ tuesday treat under $25 }

In my purse, tubes of lipgloss currently reside in an ultra-stylish plastic sandwich bag. That will change in 4-8 business days when this sparkly little Kate Spade coin purse arrives (now on sale for only $22).

Monday, December 19, 2011

{ gift guide } last-minute luxe list

Christmas is less than a week away, but there's still time to rush gifts under the tree. Here are a few irresistible last-minute indulgences:
  1. Sunglasses, Tiffany & Co., $290
  2. 14k Pyramid Stud Earrings, Sophie Blake, $165
  3. Fireplace Matches, Thomas Paul, $12.50
  4. Leather Pouch, Rebecca Minkoff, $55
  5. "I Love You" Ring, Tiffany & Co., $125 (ask your loved one for this - it'll be darling layered with other rings)
  6. Gold Wishbone, Jayson Home & Garden, $48
  7. Polka Dot Scarf, Topshop, $28
  8. Tortoise Watch, Michael Kors, $195
  9. Mint Pumps, Kate Spade, $298 (I have these and absolutely love them.)
Additional Gift Guides

Thursday, December 15, 2011

{ out sick }

I've been down for the count the last few days with a relentless flu. It's rough, but at least it'll run its course before Christmas. Hopefully I'll be back on my feet tomorrow.

{image via Pinterest}

Thursday, December 8, 2011

{ minted }

Last weekend, we gathered for our first Christmas celebration of the season. Admittedly, the day snuck up on me - as Christmas always does - but there was just enough time to whip up a holiday classic: peppermint bark. The candy was a hit, and the most audible raves were from my seven-year-old cousin who took more than half of it home with her. I altered this recipe, omitting the oil, adding more peppermints, and melting the chocolate in the microwave for about two minutes, stirring halfway through.

Not sure what to buy the outdoorsman in your life? Check out the gift guide here!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

{ tuesday treat under $25 }

Break tradition (or simply embrace procrastination) by sending holiday greetings late this year. This set of Kate Spade cards ($24) will have your friends popping champagne through the New Year.

{ winner } Alexandra Hunt Trading Earrings

Congratulations, Andrea! You've won a pair of drop earrings courtesy of Alexandra Hunt Trading. And a special thanks to Alexandra Hunt Trading for sponsoring this giveaway!

If you didn't win, don't fret. There's still plenty of time to enter to win a necklace from Taylor Kenney Jewelry.

Friday, December 2, 2011

{ gifts under $50 }

  1. Lanvin by Elisabeth Barille, $35
  2. Curling Ribbon Earrings, Kate Spade, $48
  3. Midas Sphere Bib, Bauble Bar, $36
  4. Edge Flute, Crate & Barrel, $12.95
  5. Glitter Purse, J.Crew, $49.50
  6. Lights the Night Top, ModCloth, $39.99
  7. Pink Stud Earrings, Betsey Johnson, $22.99
  8. Gold Playing Cards, Idea International, $15
  9. Nail Polish, Essie, $8

Thursday, December 1, 2011

{ win it } Taylor Kenney Jewelry Necklace

I've been a fan of Tiffany's work for awhile now and when she asked if we could host a holiday giveaway, I jumped at the chance to offer one of my favorites: the Anjali Necklace. I know that all of you will love her work as much as I do, but don't take my word for it. Visit Taylor Kenney Jewelry and find out for yourself. Your wish list will thank me.

Mandatory entry:
  1. Visit Taylor Kenney Jewelry and let me know which items you love!

Note: Leave a separate comment for each additional entry for it to be eligible.

  1. Become a follower of Style Obsession - new followers always welcome! Sign up at the right via Google Friend Connect, Bloglovin', or by RSS. Just let me know how you follow.

  2. Become an official follower of my new blog, Bedknobs & Baubles at and let me know how you follow (either RSS or via Tumblr).

  3. Follow @TKenneyJewelry and tweet about this giveaway and leave the URL in your comment.

  4. Like Taylor Kenney Jewelry on Facebook and let me know you did.

The Fine Print: Giveaway open to ALL readers. The giveaway period will run through Sunday, December 11, 2011. The winner will be announced the following day. Be sure to leave a blog URL or e-mail address so I can contact you! Good luck!

{ newly minted }

Santa orchestrated a holiday surprise today with @DVF. Yesterday I Tweeted in hopes of winning an item from Diane von Furstenberg's holiday "Glisten" gift guide. And ... dramatic pause ... I won! The gorgeous mint clutch is going to find a loving home in my closet. I'm so excited and a little jittery.
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