Category Archives: Accessories

Sentimental Find: Loquet

I wear my heart on my sleeve.  But, this new find, Loquet, would let me wear it around my neck, too.  I’ve always been a fan of a heart-imbued jewelry, it’s my girly side shining through.  But since becoming a mom, I am even more delighted by sweet initial and personalized jewelry.

The bespoke collection from Loquet allows the wearer to customize their keepsake with different charms, trinkets and sweet letters or numbers, and because the “locket” can open, you can continue to add to it.

Custom Loquet

Custom Loquet

The website is great and it website allows you to play around and design (and redesign your own!) or peruse the gallery if inspiration is needed.

loquet inspiration

What a great gift to mark a special moment in your life!

Special Place, Special Jewelry

A first kiss, a memorable trip, engagement, wedding, birth of a child and so many other special events create cherished memories.  This cool new collection, Coordinates, captures a memory with its longitude and latitude coordinates.

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The bracelets and rings can be customized by metal, stone and of course coordinate and engraved inscription.

I love this as a sweet way to wear your love and memories.

Drooling for Jewels

Guys, never mind that the dresses were awesome, the jewels were downright, outrageously drool worthy.

Here are my swoon-for-it favorites:

Multiple rings for the young ladies (Vanessa Hudgens and T. Swift)


Vintage art deco inspiration (Jaime King, Molly Sims, Jennifer Lawrence)462309749_10-419x630



Knock your socks off, statement necklace on Sofia Vergara???????????????????????????????????

Lust List: Slip-on Sneakers

Perennial cool girls, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen inked a sneaker (I know – sneakers?!) partnership between their brand, The Row and Superga.  And since then, the formidable fashion duo has been sporting (pun semi intended) sneakers about town.

Collection by TDB; MK+A by Garance Dore

Collection by TDB; MK+A by Garance Dore

Mary Kate, and fashionable street stylers, have taken the favorite sneaker of the skater boys I went to middle school with and made them cool again.  

I think they are perfect for a run around town.  With a skinny ankle jean, a slim, deep v tee; when your style that day is more baller than ballerina.  Of course, the trend is easy to pick up and the styles are available in just about every price point.  For my money, I’m going classic with a pair of updated and metallic leather Vans.  I know, I never thought I’d see the days when a pair of Vans would be on my lust list.

Shop here: 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5

Staying Cool in the Summer

It’s hot.  I’m not complaining, because I’ll hate it when it’s cold again in a few months.  But, when it’s hot the least you can do it look cool.

The perfect solution to the days when “it’s so hot-I’m not wearing makeup-my hair is frizzing out of control-and who are we kidding this is not sweat not sheen,” is a pair of oversized, super glamorous sunglasses.


883663543684_shad_qtA recent trip to Sunglass Hut – Mark needed new sunglasses – introduced me to a sleek pair of aviators from Ermenegildo Zegna.  I am loving the leather accents and the ombre lenses.

They’re a splurge, but the dog days of summer warrant a classic style with a touch of glam.

For more sunglass steals, check out: Ray-Ban (the original, after all) and some super steals from Nordstrom!

Cool Enough for Time

Michael Kors, synonymous with quippy/bitchy comments on Project Runway and a black crew neck and caramelized skin, did for watches what Diane did for wrap dresses.  By which I mean, made them cool, accessible and something everyone had to have. (Seriously, a quick Pinterest search aligns the MK watch with the stacked watch + bracelet trend in a major way.)

Except for me.  I don’t wear a watch.  I’d like to say I don’t like to be encumbered by time.  But the truth is, I type all day and they’re bulky; they have to fit just right so that a masculine watch looks feminine and a feminine watch doesn’t look minuscule  and, truthfully, I can tell the time faster from my phone than my wrist.

With all that said, this watch caught my eye.  Screen shot 2013-07-17 at 8.11.12 AM

It’s a masculine watch and the matte black makes it sporty and cool.  It’s not for everyday, it’s for that day when you need a little bit of urban armor and something tough to remind you that whatever time it is, “you’re just that cool.”

Good timing, MK.

A Hands Free Summer – Purse Ideas

Summer and its festivals, baseball games, picnics and afternoons outside doesn’t mix well with the traditional carry-everything you don’t need on the weekends purse.

To the rescue: the perfect, hands-free cross body bag!  My favorite is at the bottom! Cross Body Purses

Antik Batik/SunBig Buddha/Saddle
Pour La Victoire/NinaExpress/Turn lock
Loeffler Randall/Mini RiderWet Seal/Floral Cross Body
Rebecca Minkoff/Skylar

Shine at Work

I stumbled across this smart, chic, shiny, sophisticated, fabulous, (insert gleeful adjective here) tote and I think it is the perfect fall carry-all, and yes it could lug a notebook, an iPad, and likely a slim laptop.  Carry on!

Elissa Tote Bag, All Saints

Listen, if this is the only purse you’re going to own, this is not the one for you.  But, if you’ve already aced the interview (yes, you need an interview purse), and you’ve got an easy clutch for day or night, than I highly endorse adding this tote with a classic shape, and soft leather, and a dash of shine into your collection!

Shoe Week: Menswear

Menswear for women isn’t a new phenomenon.  Frankly, it is as old as women’s fashion for men (ahem, Shakespeare)…  But, what I particularly like about this new class of styles for lasses, inspired by lads, is how feminine they are.  Stay with me: slim heels, ankle straps, pointed toes all in tie-inspired silks, nubby tweeds, and rich leather.

Here are a few good men-inspired looks, for girls.

Shop: Tabitha Simmons/J. Crew/Tory Burch/Marc Jacobs

Shoe Week: Building Blocks

Fall is a tough season, and this year fashion (and footwear) is following suit.  This season’s hottest pumps with a thick and square heel are a study in architecture; they toe the line between retro platform and modern sculpture.

They are heel and toe ahead of the competition and won’t get knocked over easily.

Shop: Nicholas Kirkwood/7 for All Mankind/J. Crew/Kate Spade