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]
Looking for a unique gift idea or a truly unique piece of jewelry to add to your collection? Etsy seller Brittany Leigh has got you covered with her gorgeous custom handwriting necklaces. “This idea started after my grandmother died, and I wanted to make something for my mother to keep her close despite her absence,” she explains on her shop page. “But I also wanted it to be happy, and beautiful, and capture the essence of my grandmother. I found her handwriting translated all of these things in a wonderful way.”
How it works: you send Brittany a photo of the handwriting you want jewelry-fied, and she’ll create a custom design for you. You could have your handwriting turned into a necklace for your partner, turn a kid’s signature into a sweet gift for a mom (so cute!), or memorialize a loved one as Brittany did with her grandmother’s cursive (pictured above). Prices start at $125 for sterling silver pieces, but 14K gold is also available. So pretty. [Laughing Squid]
It’s that time of year again. I’m not even going to say it. I will say, however, that we’re getting dangerously close to the point where it no longer makes sense to be carrying around tiny, brightly colored messenger bags and dainty clutches. No, my friends, we are officially within reach of carry-all hour. It’s time to start singing the funeral dirge for your favorite summertime accessories, but fear not — at least one of these 15 fall-ready totes and satchels is bound to suit your fancy and ease the pain. Whether your budget is $100, $200, or $300, we’ve got some choices for you…
This pen could be your “thing.” Like, you could walk around with a fancy cravat and a monocle and tell people you’d decided to eschew your cell phone. Instead, you’d say haughtily, I’ll be using my ostrich feather pen to write my messages from now on. I’ve employed a carrier pigeon to send them hither and thither. I have a carrier pigeon! As a commitment to this “new” you, you’d abandon your fixed gear bicycle and ride a terribly inconvenient Penny-farthing bike. You’d pedal around town quoting Oscar Wilde while perched precariously on your bicycle handles. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying!” you’d laugh! Eventually, to really complete the mood, you’d move out of your modern apartment into a cold, unheated garret. But as a result of the intemperate clime, you’d develop a dry cough, which would then turn into a wet cough, which would then turn into consumption, or as you like to call it, the “wasting disease.” You’d spend your days languishing, lamenting your situation, and it would be doubly sad, because you’d ruin all of your cravats by staining them with your consumptive blood. Suddenly, a wealthy benefactor would offer you a solution: “taking a cure” at a sprawling countryside sanitarium. There, as you attempted to recover, you’d use your fancy ostrich pen to compose your final “letters” — a witty, at turns sentimental, memoir about the wonderful times you spent with your carrier pigeon, Silas. Silas, you’ll say, you were always my good boy. Go on, Silas, fly away home! Live, Silas! Live!
Yes, for $68 this pen and that life could be yours. But then I’d hate you forever. [Margiela Ostrich Pen, $68]
Over the weekend, I picked up a carved bone ring and it hasn’t left my finger in five days. Smooth and subtle, carved bone pieces can add a bit of bohemian style to your general vibe. We’re not suggesting you don accessories made from human hair or bones (which is apparently a thing), but carved animal bones, and synthetic bone pieces can liven up a look. We’ve selected 12 carved bone necklaces, earrings and bracelets — all under $100 — for your perusal. Check ‘em out, and tell us your faves in the comments.
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Want to do something crafty but hesitant to take on a huge project that will have your kitchen table covered in hot glue for weeks? Try a DIY hair accessory. Not only are they super cute and pretty simple to make, but you literally get to wear the fruits of your labor on your head, which leads to ample “Thanks, I made it myself!” moments. I rounded up 8 fabulous DIY hair clips, combs, headbands, and elastics that will have the compliments rolling in in no time. Click on the photo above to check ‘em out!