Thursday, April 28, 2011

Grid-it organizer

$9.99 at Amazon
This thing is really cool-it's made of crosshatched elastic bands and you can store all your small stuff that always falls out of the purse pocket you put it in.
It would be great for traveling and for holding all the random electronic stuff you have.
I was just wondering how I could organize the ipod accessories I have like the itrip and headphones and splitter etc in one case, and I think this would be perfect.

Etsy finds of the day

$56 hot pink pleated dress from Penny Dreadful Vintage
I'm a pretty princess ice skater!

$38 Atomic pinecone necklace from FashionRerun
Blasted and abstract.

$34 Flower locket earrings from dayslonggone
Interesting hammered drop posts.

$44 Vintage cowboy boots from pickypickins
I love the straps and buckle and design of these. For men with small feet or women with large feet, not for me sadly.

$36 Vintage alligator handbag from ScottieinaCanoe
This is so super awesome! Someone buy it right now!

Word to the wise: sample sale weekend

Check out all the sample sales happening this weekend!
I'm especially interested in the A.P.C. one in Cobble Hill.

Great online store:

Ruche has a lot of great affordable dresses and shoes.
I am not a huge fan of their jewelry and bags, but no store has to do everything.

$56.99 Happy Daisy shimmer dress
The folds and flower keep this strapless dress interesting, and the length ensures that there is not too much skin showing. I think these would be great and cheap bridesmaid dresses or just a dress you wear to a wedding.

$32.99 Sipping tea tunic
This would look great with leggings or tights and a ballet flat or strappy heel.

$59.99 Carmen San Diego trench coat
Now that it is Spring, I am getting tons of use out of my short black trench. When it wears out, I think I'll get a tan one like this.

$32.99 Button skirt
I love the buttons and waist tie on this skirt. I'd wear it with a tight white or pink tank tucked in and a cropped cardigan or shrug on top so you still see the top of the skirt.

$36.99 Countryside Cognac purse
This is a great going-out bag since it can fit your wallet and cell but doesn't get in the way of dancing, and can be worn on one shoulder or across the body.

$36.99 Stepping in time booties
I like the shape of these and the side buckle.

$18.99 true colors scarf
This scarf could change up the feel of a ton of Spring outfits. Whether over a gray sheath dress, a mint sweater and black pants, a white tee shirt and jeans, it would make your workwear or weekend wear a lot more fun.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Etsy finds of the day


$17.50 Vintage rhinestone mirror from simplychictiques

$9 Filigree mirror from tulanevintage
$15 Silver mirror compact from theislandbunnysattic

$19 Vintage hand mirror and brush set

$23 Mirror light switch cover from dannimacstudios

Lovely lockets

$7.17 Locket ring

$25.12 GoGo Philip Suitcase locket
You can pack something extra with you on your trip, as long as it is flat and tiny.

$159 1880s Gold fill locket
Has some pictures of old people inside, but you can take them out, I bet they won't be mad or put a curse on you.

$215 Silver locket cufflinks
Locket's aren't just for girls, and these would be great to stash your allergy pills in at an outdoor event.

$595 Victorian locket
Even in the Victorian era there were some minimalists.

$69.50 sterling 6 photo Ball locket
You can put pictures of the whole family and all of the pets in this one.

Good deals at ASOS

ASOS is nice and has free shipping pretty much all the time, but today they are offering free overnight shipping which is like totally crazy. So if you have a party to go to this weekend, get a new dress from the UK overnight.
They are also having a Spring sale, so here is what I would get from that:

$25.70 Oversize woven slouch dress
Petite oversize is an oxymoron, n'est-ce pas?

$25.10 Lace slip dress
I would lose the ribbon belt and wear it free or with a brown leather belt with a gold buckle.

$39.45 Suede peep toe wedge
I like these and they fit almost all my criteria but the suede I think is strange for Spring and Summer

$39.45 Anna foldover low cuff boot
I have two pairs of boots like this- one brown and one gray, and I wear them all the time.

$32.37 Lace and mesh contour dress
This is the perfect dress to wear when your ex might show up at that party tonight.

$75.31 Cleo long leg boot
I linked to these in brown before, and now they are on sale! Good deal. I am considering them carefully. I just wish I knew they would fit over my calves, but they do look wide.

$80.69 Fly London Bony sandal
I like the stacked wedge heel and the folds on the T-strap.

$62.73 Leather platform heel
More clear shoes for non-strippers! This one has interesting detail to the opening as well.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Suede desert boots

During my mom's most recent visit, she tried on a bunch of my shoes while "helping me get ready for the seder" and really liked the Jeffrey Campbell Starx suede desert boots that I had gotten at the LF sale. Those now seem to be sold out online and $210 on ebay, so I have found some alternatives.

Here is a picture of the original ones (not in suede but just imagine):

And here are the alternatives:

$58 BDG desert boots

$153.90 Pour La Victoire caramel suede Joy flat
I think these are the closest match

$89.95 Clarks Desert boot Oakwood suede

$86.98 Cole Haan Reena Air ankle boot

$72.90 MIA desert ankle boot

$62.97 MIA Drifter ankle boot
These are my second choice pick.

$109 Emu Australia Akala
$63.20 Lucky Brand Emilia

$49.67 Report Sahara

If you want to do your own search, the terms to use are "desert boot" and "chukka"

Etsy finds of the day

$126 Lava and gemstone pendant from JujubySarahThree stones are set within the natural lava

$92 Pink and cream handwoven scarf from FiberFusion
I like the pattern on this and the soft colors.

$28 Lantern necklace from MyselvedgedLife
Would look good against a black shirt.

$76.62 Cowl from anasousa
Nicer than a scarf and you can wear it over a jacket or sweater to give it a new look.

$14 Minimalist sterling square necklace from leslie23
A simple necklace that would make a great gift for a young girl.

$75 Tiger maple rivet bracelet from CelesteLambertNice mix of warm wood and cold metal.
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