Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Save or Splurge?

As much as I love this Mawi ring, it's out of my price range at $4o5. Fortunately, you can get the same look with this statement ring from Topshop for just $18.

On Bedknobs & Baubles: a to-do list for this year's "bonus day," a whimsical tray, and snapshots from last week.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I've been on the lookout for a classic pair of black pumps to replace a few scuffed-beyond-repair versions. I first tried Kate Spade's "Licorice" pump, but the toe box in the pointy shoe was too narrow for my feet, so I opted for a beloved style: the Kate Spade Karolina pumps.

I found the above pair on the Neiman Marcus site for only $134. Other retailers still have the black patent version listed at $298 - including other pages on Neiman's own site. I'm not sure if it's a mistake - or how long the price will be effective - but now's the time to buy them if you're interested.

My pair was just delivered. Visit me on
Instagram for a peek at 'em!

Tuesday Treat Under $25

Kick off spring in ladylike style with this bow frame clutch from Forever21 ($19.80).

[Non-Sponsored] PSA: One of my favorite online shops, j.e.m. apparel, is opening its first pop-up store at the Bucknell University Barnes & Noble. The event will be held Monday, March 5th and Tuesday, March 6th. If you're in the Pennsylvania-area, it's worth checking out - 40 new spring styles will debut. If you mention that you saw this post on Style Obsession, you'll receive 10% off your purchase! (Can't make it? Shop online! This polka dot blouse is adorable.)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Finds Under $50

I woke up to a thick blanket of snow covering Madison, which left me yearning for springtime pastels more than ever.
  1. Scalloped Top, ModCloth, $37.99
  2. Linen Wrap, J.Crew, $49.50
  3. Flower Stud Earrings, Kate Spade, $48
  4. Bow Clutch, Lulu Townsend, $29.95

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

For Women | For Men

A few evenings each week, you'll find us casually browsing the Internet, bookmarking wish list items and asking each other for input. (Truth be told, Dave is integral to creating gift guides for men.) So, we decided to put that energy to good use (instead of just draining our bank accounts) with a regular series: For Women | For Men, featuring a covetable piece for her (you!) and him. This week, we picked a favorite spring fabric: seersucker.

For Women: Seersucker Dress, Thread Social, $365 $164.25
For Men: Seersucker Swim Trunks, J.Crew, $54.50

Today on Bedknobs & Baubles: yearning for Palm Beach brights

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday Treat Under $25

When I spotted this Forever21 ring ($5.80), it reminded me so much of a beloved vintage ring that I just had to feature it for this week's Tuesday Treat Under $25.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Orange Crush

Since Pantone's color of the year is tangerine, it's not surprising that orange is popping up everywhere. My favorite way to incorporate the trend is with a small, citrus-colored handbag. (The Kate Spade version is dangerously close to being my annual "Income Tax Return Splurge.")
  1. Small Envelope Clutch, American Apparel, $28
  2. Clover Embossed Wallet, Comme de Garçons, $84
  3. New Bond Street Ettie, Kate Spade, $248
  4. Wallet, Co-Lab by Christopher Kon, $130
  5. Mini 5-Zip Clutch, Rebecca Minkoff, $195

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Finds Under $50

Our Florida vacation is less than a month away and I've been online shopping for warm-weather clothes. I'm head-over-heels for this pair of hot pink shorts with a color-blocked sweater for cooler evenings.
  1. Button Back Sweater, Old Navy, $24.94
  2. Bangle Bracelet, Kate Spade, $58 $25
  3. Black Triangle Hoop Earrings, House of Harlow 1960, $40
  4. Chino Shorts, J.Crew, $45
On Bedknobs & Baubles: Trend Spotting - Florals

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

{ valentine }

Valentine's Day was lovely with just the right amount of feminine details during the day and a low key celebration at night. (We had already exchanged gifts on Sunday - I'm not exactly patient!) How was your evening?

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On Bedknobs & Baubles: more Valentine outfit details & a gorgeous bracelet for just $3

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

{ happy valentine's day }

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Treat yourself to something special, even if it's just a handful of conversation hearts.

Monday, February 13, 2012

{ trend spotting }

  1. Kissing Fish Bracelet, Betsey Johnson, $65
  2. Snake Bracelet, Kenneth Jay Lane, $425
  3. Enameled Ram Bracelet, J.Crew, $98
  4. Alligator Bracelet, Kenneth Jay Lane, $90
  5. Elephant Bracelet, Kenneth Jay Lane, $170

Friday, February 10, 2012

{ inspired by }

I'm infatuated with Florence Broadhurst prints after being introduced to the Japanense floral design in Kate Spade's spring collection. It also seems that J.Crew may have found inspiration in Broadhurt's designs. The product description for the "fanfare" design states that inspiration was found from a "big, bold seaside graphic on a salvaged-from-the-'60s shirtdress." I suspect the dress was cut from one of Broadhurst's fabrics.

On Bedknobs & Baubles: an on-trend pair of heels for under $50

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

{ as seen on bedknobs & baubles }

{ splurging on Chanel's "June" polish }

{ the feminine details of a new coat }

{ Valentine gift ideas for him and her }

{ bejeweled bugs }

{ an afternoon at "The Domes" in Milwaukee }

P.S. I started a Facebook page!

Monday, February 6, 2012

{ pitter pattern }

This spring, I need a pair of ultra-practical black pumps to replace hordes of poor quality, scuffed-beyond-repair versions. But what I need doesn't always match up with what I want. I'm yearning for impractical fabric versions in loud graphic prints, like the striped peep-toe pumps from J.Crew or the floral pair at Kate Spade.

Today on Bedknobs & Baubles: weekend snapshots and Chanel's "June" nail polish

Friday, February 3, 2012

{ friday finds under $50 }

Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to wear the most feminine items in your closet. Instead of expected pink and red hues, I'm leaning toward a mint lace shell (ASOS, $44.76) with ultra romantic earrings (Bauble Bar, $36).

Today on Bedknobs & Baubles: Valentine Gift Ideas for Him

Thursday, February 2, 2012

{ outfitted }

Last year, Dave and I spent our first vacation together in Fort Lauderale and we've planned a return trip for March. There's five weeks and 6 days until our plane departs, but I've already been planning outfits. (You can see my jewelry lineup here.)

Outfit Notes: Tunic - Anupamaa; Clutch - Diane von Furstenberg; Earrings - c/o Wendy Mink Jewelry

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

{ shop for } sunglasses

Yesterday, Mother Nature blessed Madison with a 50-degree day. While it was nice to experience springlike weather in January, it left me yearning for even more warm days - and for new sunglasses.
  1. Mabel Gimlet Tortoise, Warby Parker, $95
  2. Style: PO3017S, Persol, $220
  3. Style: Now Now Now, KBL, $160
  4. Style: J553 RGD Oval Sunglasses, Jessica Simpson, $50
Today on Bedknobs & Baubles: Valentine Gifts for Her
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