Tuesday, January 31, 2012

{ outfitted }

There's an outfit post on Bedknobs & Baubles today!

{ tuesday treat under $25 }

A pair of bright, ultra-girly statement earrings are always welcome in my jewelry box. I'm loving this pair of mod earrings from ASOS for $8.95.

Monday, January 30, 2012

{ upgrade }

There comes a time in every bloggers life that she realizes that her trusty point-and-shoot camera isn't that great. For months I had considered splurging on an SLR, but wasn't sure if the investment was worth it. The tipping point came last week when we scheduled a March vacation to Florida. I have hundreds of so-so photos from last year's trip and this year I want hundreds of gorgeous photos. I purchased the camera on Friday and spent the rest of the weekend playing with my new toy.

On Bedknobs & Baubles: details of a new H&M jacket and weekend snapshots.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

{ reviewed } Mary Green Sleep Mask

The sleep mask in Breakfast at Tiffany's is every bit as iconic as Holly Golightly's little black dress. I've seen a few renditions of the nighttime accessory online, but none were as spot on as a version by Mary Green. So, you can imagine how delighted I was to welcome this sleep mask into my boudoir courtesy of Mary Green.

I know I say this a lot, but the online stock images don't do the item justice. The colors are much more vibrant in person and the padded satin mask is smooth and supple.

Cute packaging always wins me over.

I was thrilled to discover that the elastic "ribbon" tie was actually stitched at the back, so the bow wouldn't come undone during the night.

My absolute favorite detail is the glittery swipe of shadow on the lid. You can also see the peek of a rhinestone eye beneath the lid.

It's certainly premature, but I'm going as a sleepy Miss Golightly this Halloween. Of course, tassel earplugs are just too impractical for an evening out, so earrings will have to suffice.

Bottom Line: Indulgent and totally worth it.
Product Details: Breakfast at Tiffany's Sleep Mask, Mary Green, $37.50

A huge thank you to Mary Green's team for sending a mask for review!

Today on Bedknobs & Baubles: my pick from the Tony Duquette for Coach collection.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

{ tuesday treat under $25 }

In honor of today's guest post over at Glamour Guild, I've found a couple of belts worth adding to your wardrobe: an on-trend mint version ($10.74) and one with a gold insect belt buckle ($21.49).

Today on Bedknobs & Baubles: a charming way to corral your jewelry.

{ guest post } Nona E Rose

Belts are an often overlooked accessory, but they're the easiest way to add a little j'en sais quoi to an otherwise ordinary outfit. Check out my guest post today at Glamour Guild for ideas on how to cinch your favorite ensembles.

Thanks again to belt maven Rachel Sax for the opportunity! Be sure to check out her collection of belts over at Nona E Rose. (I have the one above and can certainly attest to its beauty.)

{image via 1}

Friday, January 20, 2012

{ friday finds under $50 }

  1. Shift Dress, ASOS, $62.67 $33.12
  2. Crystal Blizzard Bracelet, J.Crew, $68 $49.99
  3. Purple Stone Earrings, Banana Republic, $29.50
  4. "Hello Sunshine" Compact, Kate Spade, $30
  5. Demi Wallet, Kate Spade, $75 $45

Thursday, January 19, 2012

{ as seen on bedknobs & baubles }

{ the gorgeous DVF clutch won on Twitter }

2012 has kicked off on a fashionable note, especially with that covetable Diane von Furstenberg clutch in hand. Here's what you may have missed recently on Bedknobs & Baubles.

{ trend spotting: mint }

{ the first purchase of 2012 }

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

{ tuesday treat under $25 }

Take advantage of end-of-season sales, especially since winter gear is still needed in much of the country. This wool toggle coat is on sale for $24.98 at Target (original price: $49.99).

If you don't have a need for a wool coat, treat yourself to the $12 ring featured on Bedknobs and Baubles today!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

{ vote for me! }

Would you be so kind as to vote for me ... and Bacon? Jess LC is hosting a "My Pet Hearts Jess LC" Facebook contest. Rules are simple: post a picture of your pet with a Jess LC product and whoever gets the most "likes" wins a gift card. (Yes, I realize this is a completely self-serving post, but look at how cute Bacon is.)

If you enter, let me know and I'll return the favor!

{ wish listed }

The moment I saw this Kate Spade bracelet, I had a total deer-in-the-headlights moment. Can't. Stop. Staring. This is by far the best nautical accessory I've seen. Summer, are you here yet?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

{ tuesday treat under $25 }

This sleek, structural cuff is a steal at only $24.90.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

{ reviewed } Case-Mate

Given my affection for accessories, it's surprising that I hadn't bedecked my iPhone with a cover until recently when Case-Mate offered to send over a couple of cases. It didn't take me long to settle on the glittery, Barbie-esque Glam Case in hot pink.

I used this festive cover throughout the holiday season and I still love pulling the glittery phone from my purse. Happily, the glitter is set in a hard plastic inlay and is smooth to the touch, unlike some other glitter-encrusted items that feel rough and gritty.

One of the most fun parts of the Case-Mate website is the opportunity to design your own phone case. The process is quite simple: upload a photo, resize it, position it, and you're done. I opted for a bit of Badger pride with Bucky (nevermind that Rose Bowl loss).

As expected, the custom-made version took a bit longer than the Glam case to arrive. The image was a little larger on the phone than it appeared online and Bucky's arm slightly wraps around the edge of the phone. It's not a big deal, but something to keep in mind when designing your own and getting close to the edges of the template.

Bottom Line: I definitely recommend Case-Mate the next time you're looking to outfit your phone. What kind of case are you using?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

{ happy 2012 }

I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in the new year this weekend! If you're following along on Bedknobs & Baubles, you already know that I put forth a few New Year's resolutions that will be fun to keep:
  1. Shop smart. Plan purchases. Save money. Invest in quality. Buy only what I love. Curb impulse spending.

  2. Clean the closet. Store anything that doesn’t fit right now. Donate unloved pieces or give eBay a whirl. Bring not-quite-right items to a tailor. Get rid of shoes that aren’t comfortable or scuffed beyond repair.

  3. Wear a bikini for the very first time. Eat right to prep for our Floridian vacation, but remember that no one has a perfect body. Don’t forget sunscreen.

  4. Use vacation time liberally. Enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Relax. Bring back weekend adventures with Dave.

  5. Raise a glass to champagne toasts. The little successes are just as important as the big ones. And, yes, accomplishing another work week is reason enough to celebrate.
What are your resolutions for 2012? Did you accomplish last year's goals?
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