It’s been unseasonably warm in New York, not that I’m complaining, and most days don’t really call for a full-on scarf. Instead, why not try a scarflette — a mini-scarf approach to neck warmth? Check out these 10 cute options from Etsy!
Lately we’re feeling bow ties, especially as worn by the super cool Janelle Monae. The key to wearing a bow tie is balance. Rocking a bright red number? Then keep the rest of your outfit neutral. A polka dot bow tie? Go for a solid shirt and dark pants. One fun option: if you’re wearing a floral bowtie, pair it with a stripey shirt — but make sure to keep your bottom neutral. Check out 10 cheeky, fun lady bow tie options.
Lace is showing up everywhere right now — dresses, tights, gloves, skirts — but I’m especially loving the way it’s being used in necklaces. The look of a dainty piece of lace skimming the collarbone is so striking and feminine. Here are 10 lace necklaces handmade by Etsy artists, and trust me: they’ll look equally gorgeous with a little black dress or a little black T-shirt.
Kanye West’s Twitter is really the gold standard of outrageous celebrity Twitter-izing, and so it makes sense that embroidery magician Amy Sheridan has chosen West’s Twitter as her raison d’etre. She’s embroidered several of her favorite Kanye tweets for your pleasure, and will happily craft your favorite 140-character West saying for a very-reasonable $40 bucks. Great holiday gift or greatest holiday gift? [Supervelma]
Themed pencil sets add a wonderfully retro feel to any desk, nightstand, or bookbag, and they also make fantastic stocking stuffers. We scoured Etsy shops for the nerdiest writing implements and settled on these 9 sets, decorated with references both helpful (chemical element symbols) and not-so-helpful (assorted quotes from “The Big Lebowski”). Write on…
There are few experiences more delightful than sipping espresso from a cute little espresso cup. Even if you don’t have an espresso machine, cute little espresso cups can be used for all kinds of fun things: holding candles or q-tips, as prep bowls for baking, or even as teeny tiny flower vases. Here are six artsy espresso cups to brighten up your kitchen (or bathroom, or bedroom, wherever)…
Lockets are such a mysterious and whimsical accessory. Just think of all the things you can hide in that little vault around your neck: locks of hair from your lover, a tiny note, maybe a snack for later. We’ve rounded up some of the most eye-catching lockets Etsy has to offer, from vintage birds to golden snitches to paper flowers. There’s something for everyone, all for 20 bucks or less…
This stainless steel flask necklace can hold one ounce of the liquid of your choice. So choose wisely. [$16, Etsy]
What’s not to love about the peace sign? It’s visually pleasing, powerfully symbolic, and a great throwback to the 1960s. Etsy has tons of handmade products featuring different variations of the peace sign, from rings to journals to baby shoes. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites. The best part? You can get your hands on any of these peaceful pieces for 20 bucks or less.
When the clock strikes midnight on October 1st all my Halloween-obsessed friends begin their holiday decorating, and they don’t stop until October 31st. And you know what? God bless ‘em — their dedication is inspiring and their Halloween parties are epic. But for those of us who prefer a more subtle approach to the holiday spirit, this black and orange headband is a cute (and affordable!) option. It adds a festive touch to your fall outfits but doesn’t require transforming your home into a mortuary or investing in a metric ton of fake cobwebs.