It’s not always possible to buy a whole new wardrobe just for the holiday season, but of course you want to look fancy and festive at all the parties and events the next month has to offer. The solution? Accessories. This satin corset belt, for example. It’s not only gorgeous, it’s sexy and eye-catching enough to take a simple dress from “basic” to “holiday party ready.” You could also layer it over a blouse with slacks or even one of these fabulous jumpsuits. Bonus: it’s made to order in your exact waist size so it’s a great choice for any body type. [$30, Etsy]
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is real and it’s a menace! Help beat the winter blues by bundling up in these colorful cold weather accessories. Seriously, it’s kind of difficult to be in a shitty mood with a hot pink pom-pom hat on.
Dark, cold days call for bright, happy accessories. This gorgeous infinity scarf, adorned with a colorful feather print, will keep your neck warm and perk up your outfit. If feathers aren’t your thing, the scarf-making genius behind this creation has tons of other patterns and styles to match any aesthetic. (Buffalo plaid? Tribal print? Floral? Snowflake? Check, check, check, check.) I’ll take one of each, please! [$24, Vintage Dutch Girl]
Long distance relationships are hard. Moving away from someone you love (whether it’s your partner or your sister or your best friend) is super hard. Why not give yourself — and them — a little reminder that your hearts might be farther away now, but you’re always connected? These awesome state silhouette key chains from Etsy seller Nelliebead are personalized with your specific locations and a dotted line connecting the two. Not only are they a cute addition to your key ring, they’ll make you think of each other and smile every time you dig your keys out of the bottom of your purse. Perfect. [$26 for 2 states, Nelliebead]
If you’re like me, you’ll swear up and down you’re not going to do anything for Halloween this year, then accept an invite to a costume party at the very last minute. Don’t be that jerk who doesn’t show up in costume — be that jerk who shows up in just cat ears and calls it a costume! Nicole Richie did just that at a soiree in Hollywood this week — and, okay, it wasn’t even a costume party, but still. Details on the four purr-fect cat ears above are after the jump! Keep reading »
Ladies, meet your new favorite accessory: the Mighty Purse. This cute little clutch is equipped with a built-in high-capacity battery that can recharge your smart phone up to 2 times per charge. An internal indicator light tells you exactly how much juice you have left before heading out on the town. Do you know what this means? No more panicking when your phone battery light starts flashing red. No more missing out on priceless, Instagram-able moments just because your phone conked out early. No more trying to read a real map (LOL) because your phone died before directing you to your destination. This brilliant bag isn’t cheap, but a phone that never dies? That’s priceless. [$137, Firebox]
The components of a successful arm party are very similar to the components of a successful actual party: variety, excitement, unexpected combinations (of people or bracelets), and a general cohesion of all the elements. When it comes to arm parties, Etsy shop Pop Culture Junkie has you covered. They’ve got a huge variety of quirky, colorful bracelets, and even sell “Arm Candy Sets” of three coordinating bracelets to get you started. I love the selection of bracelets above, but with almost 400 items to choose from, I’ll need at least a few more hours to narrow down my final choices. Check out the shop here and read on for shopping details of the bracelets shown above! Keep reading »
If you like your accessories on the sweet side, you must check out the adorable Etsy shop Clay & Clasp, which is stocked with a wide variety of polymer clay jewelry sculpted to look like sweet treats and cute animals. Adorn yourself with some yummy macaron or cupcake earrings, and slip on a teeny tiny tea set necklace to complete the look. They also have pug cufflinks. I repeat: PUG. CUFFLINKS. Just what your boyfriend’s wardrobe has been missing!
The time has come to announce the winner of our Coach Madison Bag Pinterest contest!
We received hundreds of entries, but there was one pinning pro whose versatile style stood out from the bunch. And the $798 Coach Madison Large Madeline Bag in Embossed Lizard goes to…
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In the context of fashion, the term “aspirational” only goes so far. A $500 pair of shoes, a $1,000 dress, a $2,000 purse: these things are aspirational, to be sure. But a $4,150 Dolce & Gabbana gold-plated Swarovski crystal crown? That veers straight off the track of aspirations and directly into “fucking ridiculous” territory. Which is not to say that it isn’t pretty — it’s gorgeous — and that I wouldn’t purchase it immediately should I happen to find $4,150 in between my couch cushions tonight while I’m watching “Chopped.” Oh, wait, I couldn’t. It’s sold out. Now what am I going to do with all 16,660 of these quarters?! [Net-a-porter]