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Accessories, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: KiraKira Anchor Cufflinks

KiraKira Anchor Cufflinks

Accessories, IntimatesThe Little Black Chantelle Bra

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Ah summer…I don’t know about you, but my seasonal wardrobe is stocked full of sheer little pieces with delicate little straps. And if you’re anything like me, the first thought that comes to mind is “how cute” followed by “how do I wear this?” Well after a couple seasons of unsuccessfully trying to hide a nude bra underneath my summer tops, I’m here to say that the only solution is (1) start with a good back scrub and (2) wear a sexy, look-at-me black bra loud and proud. READ MORE

Accessories, FashionRetroEyeWorks

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I’ve been getting an odd compliment lately…at least odd in the sense that I’ve never had so many people comment on this before: I really like our glasses! Where are they from!? 

“Really?” I would usually reply, “You really think glasses are cute?” I don’t know about other glasses wearers, but I’ve always had a bit of a complex about being in public in glasses. They always struck me as a little frumpy and unpolished, but compared to a long, hard day in contacts, they sure are comfy! And now people were actually complimenting me on them, saying they look stylish instead of dorky–I had finally found the right frames for me! READ MORE

Accessories, JewelryHow To: Create an Arm Party

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Arm parties have been seen on the wrists of so many fashionable ladies over the past few years. You’ve seen these girls stack them up and you’ve always wanted to try it…but didn’t know where to start? We’ve got the answers for you from BaubleBar’s Fashion Director, Shoshanna Fischhoff. She’s answered the questions you need to know – from mixing colors to the perfect number of bracelets. Check it out below! READ MORE

Accessories, Fashion, Gift Guides, Jewelry, Los AngelesThe Perfect Mother’s Day Gift: Alphabet Necklaces

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If you’re browsing Mother’s Day gift articles this week, you’re probably seeing a lot of gift baskets, flower-shaped garden tools and cooking supplies. Cute and useful, but not particularly glamorous right? At times like these, I look to jewelry designers Ariel Gordon and Maya Brenner, the go-to gals for basic, stylish and very wearable pieces … like alphabet necklaces!

Oh wait, Mom has plenty of jewelry? She doesn’t need more? I beg to differ. Sometimes, even the pickiest moms appreciate a piece of well-crafted jewelry — especially if it’s something she can wear every day and layer with her existing collection. Plus, every time she looks in the mirror or receives a compliment, she’ll think of you! READ MORE

Accessories, Jewelry, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: Sandy Hyun Jeweled Cuff Bracelet

Sandy Hyun Jeweled Cuff

Accessories, Mom & KidsPerfect Match: Aden+Anais and Hello Kitty!

aahkEver since my own little girl days, I’ve been obsessed with everything Sanrio, from Keroppi to its pop icon, Hello Kitty! So naturally, when I first got wind of the new collaboration between Sanrio’s Hello Kitty and Aden+Anais – one of my indispensables for swaddling, breast-feeding, moisturizing ,and cuddling my baby — I was positively giddy. I couldn’t have dreamt of such a perfect match!

One of my favorite products from the limited edition collection is the Dream Blanket. Woven from the Aden + Anais’ famed soft muslin, the blanket is extra plush (and just gets softer with every wash) and big enough to use even as your little girl grows into a toddler. Both my daughter and I love how gentle it is … and the contemporary Hello Kitty art print — I’m getting her obsession started early!

My other favorite is the adorable Swaddle Set that features three designs printed on light muslin. For newborns, the versatile cloths are perfect for swaddling, nursing, and can even work as a floor blanket for tummy time. The swaddles are also a great way to dress up your stroller —  just throw one of these adorable designs over the top to shield your baby from the sun but keep breathability and the flow of air. Even if you don’t have a little one of your own, any of the products from this keepsake collection would make perfect shower gift (is it just me or is everyone pregnant right now??). You’ll be remembered forever as a favorite auntie, the one with great taste!

Accessories, Eco & Organic, Fashion, Jewelry, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: ELK Jewelry

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Accessories, TravelLipault Carry On

lipaultMy latest travel obsession isn’t a destination (well, that’s for a different post), but rather a bag that’ll get me to any place of my heart’s choosing. I’m a proud member of the “carry-on only club” and that applies to destinations near and far. In fact, on a recent two week sojourn to Asia this past January, I managed to pack everything into one carry on bag, and even had enough clothing options to shoot a few outfit pics. Being this dedicated isn’t easy — it requires foresight, determination, clothes rolling skills, a really great bag, and occasionally sitting on that bag. The first few requirements can be learned, but the great bag — that must be discovered — and finally, after so many years of hauling not-the-greatest carry on luggage around the world, I’ve found Lipault.

What I love about Lipault bags is that they are made from soft nylon that is incredibly durable but also bendable and has more give than traditional luggage. What this means is that a) I can stuff my bag to the max and then some and b) it’s easier to cram into tighter spaces because the bag sides don’t take up valuable space. The soft material also makes the bag itself very lightweight — an important consideration when I have to stuff the bag into overhead compartments or carry it up or down stairs. Because the soft side luggage bends to accommodate what I’m putting inside, I find that I don’t have to use the outside compartments too often — a plus since I like to keep everything in one place. The wheels provide a smooth roll and I love that there are handles on both sides, making carrying it that much easier. Lipault also contains a collection of 0% Foldable Luggage, which folds flat when not in use and saves valuable space in my already small NYC apartment. The luggage comes in black, brown, grey and five bright colors. This yellow is my favorite and has already garnered many compliments on recent trips. Check out this and larger bags (in case you don’t do the carry-on-only thing) at Zappos.com.

Accessories, Celebrities, Fashion, Jewelry, New YorkIwona Ludyga Designs

Iwona Ludyga Wide Nude BraceletBeing on a rather tight clothing budget (yay, tax month!), I’ve decided to invest in jewelry as a way to change up the outfits I have. We’ll see how this plan goes, but so far, it’s opened my eyes to a lot more great jewelry designers. My latest subject of intrigue? Iwona Ludyga Designs.

Several of this Polish designer’s delicate yet eye-catching pieces were spotted on Olivia Wilde this month both on the street and at the Marie Claire April Cover Party. I love that each necklace, earring, bracelet or ring is both delicate and quirky, which makes them great for adding a colorful, eccentric touch to an otherwise classic ensemble. They also layer well, and can be used to dress any outfit up or down without looking gaudy.

Currently, I’m debating snapping up a Tribal Wide Nudes Bracelet (above) or a few Fleur Noir Rings, which I wish I knew about years ago when I was looking for a unique, twig-like wedding band. But there are so many other great pieces to choose from — all of which will be a hit year-round.

Iwona Ludyga Designs is available online at iwonaludygadesign.com or in select stores nationwide.

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