Stories by: Liz

Paper GoodsBack to School Cool

Back to school cool! Our favorite time of the year; who doesn’t love the smell of fresh new binders and pens?  Revamp your desk, home office or study with a few key pieces that we just can’t live without. READ MORE

Accessories, JewelryLace, Pearls, Studs…

Reminiscent of our Grandmother’s vintage treasures, we can’t get enough of these subtle stud earrings from Kevia.  The 22k gold vermeil pearl earrings are set in breathtaking lace bezel. At a mere $30, these are perfect for bridesmaid gifts or as always, that great gift for you just because you deserve it.

Beauty, Skincare, TravelTravel Away

If you’re heading out of town for a summer vacation (the latest east coast heat wave has sent everyone packing!), we’ve got a couple travel essentials for you:

By now, we’re all used to slathering or spraying ourselves up with a minimum of 30 SPF before leaving the house. What about all those overexposed areas like your lips, nose and ears that need touch ups throughout a steamy hot and sunny day? Ideal for any sun-worshipper or cautious nature-lover during the summer – Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50 fits the bill!

What better way to accessorize your beat-up suitcase or weekender than with LaLucca’s leather luggage tags? Available in seven bold colors (with hot pink lining!), these little leather tags will help set your luggage apart while you travel in style. Available at www.lalucca.com for only $31 each.

HomeVase Not with Recycled Glass

Decorate beautifully while loving the earth! These repurposed, imported wine bottles from West Elm make for a generous hostess gift for a summer shore or cottage visit. Understated yet chic, they create an artful display with tall taper candles or flowers and greenery, especially when displayed en masse as pictured. Available for $12 each, coordinating with West Elm’s Recycled-Glass Collection.

FashionSummer Online Deals!

After a relaxing holiday weekend and an attempt to unplug, we have to admit our fingers were getting antsy and just eager to get back online to shop. There is no better time than now to benefit from deep discounts and promos:

J.Crew Swim: A girl can never have too many bikinis. With 20% off all swim online plus free shipping, buy your bathing suits from J.Crew now and book that great vacation later – you’ll already have your poolside style set!  Our pick is the polka dot tulle underwire top and retro hipster fit bottoms (approx. $60 each), sale on until Wednesday, 7/6.

Rosena Sammi Jewelry Sample Sale: With just two dates a year –  Rosena Sammi’s Sample Sale is always at the top of our list as a perfect opportunity for stocking up on our favorite jewelry. Hand-crafted Indian treasures await; many are one of a kind, for once-in-a-lifetime prices like this bangle set for $15 (sale on until Friday, 7/8).

One Kings Lane Downstairs: We were already head over heels in love with One Kings Lane when Downstairs came along. Downstairs is part of One Kings Lane’s ongoing effort to provide savvy shoppers with new ways to make living well an affordable reality. This weekly sale features a mix of top home brands and great designer finds at even deeper discounts. Downstairs is now a permanent feature on One Kings Lane with furniture, home accents and accessories changing every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. PST.

Linda & Harriet Outlet & Craft Bin:  We know a good card bargain when we see one! With our soft spot for stationery, this deal is a no brainer. One of our favorite designers, Linda & Harriet makes old favorites and seasonal greetings uber affordable so you can simply send a note to a loved one with the adorable sentiment: “I like me with you” – five letterpress cards with plain envelopes for only $6.

Roberta Chiarella Gift with Purchase: Every summer we find ourselves scrambling for that perfect piece of jewelry to wear to yet another wedding, summer concert or BBQ. Don’t exhaust your accessory budget – Roberta Chiarella has many stunning finds under $100 and $50 and is giving a great gift with any online purchase made over $48 until 7/15, Code: LUNAGIFT

Accessories, JewelryKahn Bangle

Rosena Sammi Jewelry has long been our top destination for jewelry, especially their timeless bangles.  With summer upon us, there is no better way to style your shift dress, LBD or beach cover up than with a stack of bangles.

The Kahn bangle is easily incorporated into your favorite bangle line-up or a simple stand-alone accent. Its lion heads are a subtle yet fierce and at $22 you can create your very own pride!

Get it at RosenaSammi.com and pair with some of their other fabulous bangles!

Accessories, Jewelry, Media & PressLife.Love.Jewels.

What happens when you combine the diverse talents of a young jewelry designer and a style savvy blogger with a shared love of vintage jewelry? The result is a collection of costume jewelry inspired by days of yore filled with whimsy and romance – Life.Love.Jewels. Designer Jennifer of Jennifer Elizabeth and blogtress Malorie of Life.Love.Couture. instantly bonded over the same glamorous aesthetic and quickly conceptualized this limited edition collection, available exclusively at: jenniferelizabeth.com.

It is hard to choose, but if we had to pick our favorite it would have to be the Khloe ring in antique rose gold – a textured, modern interpretation of a vintage bow sprawling across your fingers for $95.

Accessories, JewelryKiss Me Kate

With the fairy tale vision of the royal wedding still fairly fresh in our minds, we were delightfully surprised to find Roberta Chiarella’s “Kate’s” earrings on pre-sale the very same day. These earrings have the same regal air, quality craftsmanship and sparkle for a mere fraction of the price. Whether you’re a bride this summer or simply a guest with good taste – spoil yourself with these earrings for only $98.

Psst! Robertachiarella.com is also holding an epic spring sale until the end of the month – take an extra 50% their sale section until May 31!

FashionPet Treats!

Nothing is too good for your pet! Finally, we have discovered a line of pet accessories, toys and treats that matches your home décor. Crate & Barrel offers simple yet playful goodies for your cat or dog at the right price! You can delight your prized pooch with homemade biscuits and an adorable jar to keep them in for around $30 – this includes the biscuit mix, bone and hydrant cookie cutters and decorative porcelain jar.

Cheer your kitty up with a new bowl, mat and a set of organic catnip toys. Almost everything (with the exception of the large and travel dog beds) is well under $50 available at www.crateandbarrel.com.

Paper GoodsLobotoMe Mom-Me-Kit

Just about every woman feels the need to keep meticulously organized while remaining eco-friendly! LobotoME.com strives to provide the utmost earth loving organizational tools made locally to minimize shipping and transporting related emissions. Of course they are also made from recycled materials and soy based inks and are aptly described as being as good for your sanity as they are for the earth.  The Helping Moms Stay Sane! Kit includes; the MomME Planner which plans your life out one week at a time in a perfectly compact format as well as the HelpME, CheckME, FeedMe and SitME Note Pads.

$45.95 at www.lobotome.com, 20% off and free shipping for a limited time only.

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