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Monday, December 29, 2014

Underneath My Christmas Tree.

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     While I can't say I was on my BEST behavior this year, it sufficed enough to leave me a very happy girl come Christmas morning! I felt so incredibly spoiled by Santa (aka my ridiculously generous family) and I thought I'd share my haul today.
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     I knew this Eddie Borgo stunner would be awaiting me on Christmas morning, and finally getting a chance to open it was the best! I blogged about this bracelet previously, having been obsessed with it the moment I laid eyes on it. It does not disappoint! 
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      I cannot wait to crack this baby open! I have been mesmerized with Betty since screening the Bergdorf documentary! Lena Dunham is also developing a TV show based on Betty's memoir, so it must be good, right?
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     I am finally in possession of this stunning clamshell shaped compact by Alexis Bittar! I am SO excited, as I've been coveting it since October!
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     My brother-in-law was kind enough to gift me with this GINORMOUS and stunning J Crew scarf I've had my eye on. My only gripe is that it hasn't been cold enough to wear it!
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     I was delighted to receive the Elizabeth and James Nyos lariat from my sweet sister. I'd wanted this since the summer so I was incredibly excited to receive it!
     Other trinkets I received include a signed copy of Diane von Furstenberg's autobiography "The Woman I Want to Be" (!), "It" by Alexa Chung, and the LC Lauren Conrad Starburst Earrings and Bar Necklace I've also previously blogged about. I had a very Merry Christmas, as I hope everyone else did, and I will be back in the new year with much more glitter!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cheap Thrills.

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     I get a thrill from making a luxury purchase as much as the next person, but I also enjoy bargain hunting just as much. I love finding stylish pieces in unexpected places, and my latest finds are too good not to share. I am absolutely blown away by the jewelry from Lauren Conrad's collection for Kohl's, LC Lauren Conrad. They are trendy, affordable, and of seemingly good quality. This bar necklace in particular caught my eye. It reminds me of a Jennifer Meyer piece, but instead of a thousand dollar price tag, this necklace costs a mere $12.60!

     I actually own these ear crawlers, or "Stick Drop Earrings" as they are called on the Kohl's site, and I love them. The photo is a bit deceiving, as they are shown here upside down. I love them and I have gotten many compliments on them. They are great because they are both a statement piece, yet really dainty at the same time. They're currently on sale for $8.40.

     I LOVE this ring! Again, the color and style are similar to Jennifer Meyer's fine jewelry pieces, but again, the look is available without the Jennifer Meyer price. This ring can be yours for $9.80. Such a steal!

      Another great ring for the same price point, is this Interlocking Circle ring. This piece reminds me of several pieces from the Elizabeth and James jewelry collection. I would love to get this to pair with the ear crawlers.
     I highly suggest that you visit your nearest Kohl's location in person to drool over all the adorable pieces from LC Lauren Conrad!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Loveliest Looks.

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     This week belongs to two ladies wearing very different looks by the same designer. Katie Holmes and Olivia Munn both looked incredible, rocking looks by Valentino at an event honoring the brand's namesake. Katie stuck to an all black look highlighted by a red clutch that coordinated with subtle stitching on the front of her frock. I particularly love her hair and makeup with this look- polished, but  not fussy.
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     Olivia went for a more striking color palette, choosing this saffron colored dress and pairing it with neutral Rockstuds and a printed bag. I love the bold lip she chose and the sleek hair style. Bravo, ladies!


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Today, model Dovima would have turned 87. 
This image by Richard Avedon is one of my all time favorites. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tom Ford For The Win.

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     I'm sure you are currently doing a double take as you regard the necklace in the above photo. Is it or isn't it? Oh, it is all right. What you are observing is the aptly named Tom Ford Penis Pendant necklace. Oh yes he did. Available in ahem, three different sizes, these pendants while not for the faint of heart, would make for a very cheeky Christmas gift. They are 18 karat white gold, and the small version (pictured above) will set you back a mere $790. Is it bad that I kind of want one? I think they're genius!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Nailed It.

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     It is no secret to those who know me, that I have a major nail polish fetish. Not just any nail polish mind you, but expensive nail polish. My heart used to belong solely to Chanel, but thanks to my sweet sister I have expanded the realm to include several ridiculously luxurious Tom Ford shades as well. It looks as if I may have to expand my tastes even further, as Victoria Beckham has just launched 2 shades with the English nail boutique Nails Inc. Dubbed "Judo Red" and "Bamboo White," they are gorgeous, classic colors, sure to become a staple in my nail arsenal.
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     They are available from Nails Inc's website and will set you back $25 each. Just for good measure, how adorable are these photos of Victoria?
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     It has recently been brought to my attention that my beloved Rag & Bone Newbury boots are now available in leopard pony hair. *Head explodes.* If anyone has a spare $595 plus tax to spare, I will gladly take donations.