November 30, 2009

Bow Earrings - Designer vs. Etsy...Who wins?

I typically love bold jewelry. But when it comes to earrings, I tend to gravitate more towards items with dainty yet feminine details. That being said, I'm SO into the latest bow trend in jewelry (and fashion as well).

The Marc Jacobs Metal Bow Stud Earrings (shown above) were the first ones to catch my eye. Seeing that they are currently sold out on the Piperlime and Bloomindale's websites, it is clear that these are very popular with consumers. Luckily, they are still available at for $44 - although, I don't know how much longer they will be in stock.

Now, with me being a bargain shopper and lover of all things handmade, I HAD to pay a visit to Etsy to see if any sellers were offering any one-of-a-kind bow earrings at a great price. As usual, Etsy delivered!!

Here are some of my favorites:

Available at FleurAvenue's Etsy shop for $14.50

Available at candysart's Etsy shop for $17.00

Available at LittleMandCo's Etsy shop for $14.00

Available at Sumikoshop's Etsy shop for $17.50

Let me know if you're lovin' this bow trend as much as I am. And if so, which pair of earrings has your name on it?

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November 25, 2009

Handbag Swoon - Fiorelli Weave Bag

I am SO lovin' the weave detail and chain strap!

This bag is available at Dorothy Perkins for around $60. It is a perfect gift for the fashionista(s) in your life - and why not grab one for yourself while you're at it?!

Click here for the bronze and here for the multi color.

Let me know which color tickles your fancy.

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November 16, 2009

Boot Swoon - N.Y.L.A. Zipit Ankle Boot

N.Y.L.A. Zipit Ankle Boot - $174.00 (available at

It's the less expensive "look alike" of the Balmain Uma Zipper Booties that will set you back $1,700. If you have $2,000 in your pocket to burn, pick up the real deal here. Then, let me borrow a dollar. :-)


November 11, 2009

Shoe Swoon - Jeffrey Campbell Suede Pumps w/ Chains

Jeffrey Campbell Suede Pumps with Chain Detailing - $124.00 (available at Akira)

In blue or grey suede. Now...Which color do you prefer?

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November 9, 2009

A Fashion "Monsoon" Touches Down in the U.S.

One of my favorite stores in London is Accessorize. I always make an effort to visit the store at least once during my stay. This store carries some of THE best accessories ranging from jewelry to scarves to ballet flats, all at an affordable price (considering the exchange rate). It's equivalent to Claire's in the U.S. in that you can find one in almost every part of town. However, the quality is much better. Plus, I love any place that offers items I won't see on everyone, at least in the U.S. We all know that exclusivity is KEY!

Needless to say, when I received the news that they are now delivering to the U.S., I was ecstatic. Accessorize is a subsidiary of Monsoon, which is a store that offers clothing in addition to accessories. I've never purchased from Monsoon but based on what I've seen on their site recently AND the fact that most items go up to at least a UK size 18 (US size 14), I may be making my first Monsoon purchase in the very near future.

Of course, I have to share with you some of the items I'm currently drooling over...

row 1:
Azaria Top - $85
Belisama Dress - $200

row 2:
Georgina Oval hard Case - $50
Frilly Airline Brooch - $15

row 3:
Gemini Catwalk Statement Cuff - $25
Athena Statement Necklace - $30

Click here to peruse the Monsoon site. While you're there, get comfortable because I'm sure you'll be there for awhile. ;-)

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