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Accessories, Gift Guides, Lust List, ShoppingSeltzer Goods Gift Guide

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It seems that once we enter adulthood, gift-giving becomes exponentially harder. No one registers for anything past their wedding or first baby, and expectations unfairly go up. So when I stumble on a website with unique or quirky gifts that will be used and loved, I’ll bookmark it for later when I’m crunched for ideas. Seltzer Goods, a Brooklyn-based design company, is my newest bookmark — their selection of small well-thought out gifts are cute, witty and functional, the source of many smiles to come. The goods won’t break the bank, but they’ll actually be used (as opposed to that golf putting thingy). Here are my favorites:

1) Seven-Year Pen. I’m a pen person — I love colors but above all, I need a smooth operator, something that makes writing a joy. I have my Bee Happy Pen beside me at all times now, because the cheerful yellow design reminds me of the sun and being outside, and it writes so well! The best part is that it’s designed to write 1.7 meters a day for seven years — this is no throwaway pen.

2) Bee Happy Notebook. I love this lightweight notebook, it reminds me of an old-school tablet but is made of 100% recycled paper. At the moment, I’ve been jotting down notes to remind myself (anyone else make lists like crazy?) of fun things… plan a vacay, go shopping…

3) Nerd Glasses Tote. Didn’t you know that nerds are the new cool? This retro-looking tote is light and durable, and it’s unisex enough that my hubby will carry it. It’s gusseted so it’s bigger than it looks, and it comes with a round wooden tag which can be personalized on the back.

4) Little Brat- Card. This will convey your sweet message with a touch of whit and a big chuckle. Aren’t we all little brats at heart? Look for greeting cards for any occasion and any person in your life. Cards are underrated, in my opinion. Let’s bring ‘em back!

Accessories, Fashion, Los Angeles, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: Stone and Cloth

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Accessories, Jewelry, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: Kanupriya Lotus Earrings

Kanupriya Lotus Earrings

AccessoriesIndia Hicks Sea Urchin Pendant

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Yes, it’s wishful thinking but I’m seriously dreaming of the beach right now — not just of warm weather and the salty island breeze, but also of bikini days, carefree nights, and happy times. Ahh, it all sounds so distant from the mid-winter, hecticness that is reality — all the more reason I’m trying to bring a bit of vacation (and zen) into my daily life with India Hick’s Sea Urchin Pendant. Crafted by India Hicks, the ultimate example of island chic and inspired living, the pendant pays homage to her life in the Bahamas and her love of the sea and its creatures. I, for one, love the organic feel and diminutive nature of the jewelry, as if I’m holding a little secret close. The sea urchin is also said to bring good luck…luck, that in my case, I hope will bring me an island vacation soon. Available at IndiaHicks.com.

Accessories, Fashion, Gift GuidesHave a Dandy Valentine’s Day

Dandy DetailsWhat do the Grammys, Downton Abbey and Valentine’s Day have in common? That’s right: Dandy details! This Valentine’s Day, take a cue from Justin and Jay-Z in “Suit & Tie” and let your man get dandy. Try pairing one of these gentlemanly accessories with a dinner out (or request a private fashion show, if you know what I mean):

Gallant & Beau London Customized Dandy Box Set — As TDO’s Kathleen recently said, every dude needs a pair of socks. I couldn’t agree more. Inspired by “the original ‘dandy’ Beau Brummell,” these socks are the perfect excuse to experiment with color. And, for $48.50, you can customize your own box (shown: Sloane Red, Westminster Black and St. James Red). READ MORE

Accessories, JewelryObsession of the Moment: Persona Composed Bracelets

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Accessories, ShoppingThe Ultimate Opaque Matte Tight

BGI07R4_mxWe don’t use the word ‘ultimate’ here lightly at TDO, since the TDO seal of approval is hard to come by. Our testing process is languorous.  We test products. We ask our friends for their opinions. We concur about the results. We test them for multiple days, in different situations. Sometimes, in an effort to create a control, we test products on only half our face (which is why I’ve come to prefer my left side as my “best” side.) But after only two wears, I’m ready and quick to bestow it upon Comando’s Opaque Matte Tights. They are the tights of my dreams–tights that aren’t actually tight. Much like their famed silky underwear, these tights feel like next to nothing, with a unique knit blend, which I can only describe using adjectives that sound oxymoron-ish. Words like light, dense, thick, comfortable, and a perfect black.  These tights are as opaque as Anna Wintour’s eyes during a fashion show–impenetrable and revealing nothing, not a single line beneath clothes. And the best part? These tights are completely elastic-free, with a dig-free, wide banded waistband. So you can feel comfortable going completely commando this winter.

 

Accessories, Jewelry, ObsessionsObsession of the Moment: House of Gemmes Scrooge Driver Bracelet

House of Gemmes Scrooge Driver Bracelet

Accessories, Celebrities, Fashion, JewelryTDO INTERVIEW: WHITNEY & HAYLEY STEVENS

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WHITLEY Designs is a handcrafted jewelry line based in San Francisco that has been recently spotted on Vanessa Hudgens, Maria Menounos, Audrina Patridge and Bella Thorne, to name a few celebs. The collection includes bracelets, earrings, necklaces (shown: Carly), rings, bobby pins, and one-of-a-kind reclaimed vintage pieces. It also offers pieces that are customizable via colorful charms, modern initials, and initial/zodiac discs.

Conceptualized by California-born sisters Whitney and Hayley Stevens (hence the name “Whitley”), the line balances Whitney’s classic style (she is a practicing attorney) with Hayley’s innovative perspective (she is an artist). Each piece is extremely versatile, layers well and goes with almost anything. We caught up with Whitley and Hayley recently to chat about their inspiration behind the line, as well as how they got it off the ground: READ MORE

Accessories, Fashion20 Days of Buried Bauble

baublebarBeing pretty big fans of BaubleBar, we’re super excited to take over their 20 Days of Buried Baubles program and host the clue to  finding today’s $10 sparkler. In case you’re not familiar with this fantastic holiday program: every day for 20 days BaubleBar will be secretly marking down one piece of jewelry  on their site to just $10. But how do you find the hidden treasure? Well that’s we come in. Take a look at the hint we created below and use it to find your buried treasure over at BaubleBar.com!

These gem-uinely beautiful earrings will be perfect for your holiday portrait shoot.

Got it? Good luck finding these sparkly jewels!

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