Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is a few weeks away and I’ve got my gift list ready!  Let’s hope my husband really reads this blog like he claims he does.  With gift ideas ranging from $15 to $500, this list has plenty of great options. Continue reading

Wedding Style: Vintage Chic

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I am so excited to share the story and the beautiful pictures from the wedding that I planned a few months ago.  The timing couldn’t be better as the wedding is currently being featured on essence.com! Continue reading

Girlfriend Gift Guide: Makeup + More

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Last week I featured 10 fab accessories under $100.  This week it’s makeup, beauty products and more!

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Girlfriend Gift Guide: Accessories

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Every Christmas, I have to listen to my family friends go on and on about how hard I am to shop for and how they never know what to get me because I have everything.  While I certainly don’t have everything and I don’t really need anything, there are always a few cute little things that I wouldn’t mind receiving.  In case you are in the same boat, I put together this list of fab accessories and trinkets to serve as gift ideas for girlfriends, sisters, moms—and me!  And they are all under $100! Continue reading

inspIration: Cocktail Rings

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The folks over at Brilliant Earth asked me to participate in their Signature Piece Challenge.  The challenge was to create a fashion board around one of their fabulous vintage cocktail rings.  They are all so gorgeous, it was hard choosing just one.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is almost here!  In addition to the usual breakfast/lunch/dinner prepared by the hubby and the homemade gift from the kid, here are a few other things I wouldn’t mind receiving: Continue reading

The Barbie Effect: Longing To Be Perfect

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The iconic Barbie doll will turn 54 on March 9th.  Before Disney became the merchandising machine that it is today, there was Barbie.  And she was perfect.  She had an amazing body, sun-kissed blonde hair, a dream house, a pink Corvette, an amazing career, and an outfit for every occasion.  And if that wasn’t enough, she had Ken, the perfect man to share it with. Continue reading

Girlfriend Gift Guide: 10 Fab Gifts For Your Best Friend

I’ve been told I’m hard to shop for because I seem to have everything–which of course is totally NOT true!  So I’ve compiled a list of ten simple but fab gifts that I would be happy to receive and I’m sure any of your girlfriends would too.

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1. Rebecca Minkoff Pop Phone for iPhone $48

Classic meets current with this oh so cute handheld receiver for your iPhone.  Comes in several different styles and colors.

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2. Kate Spade New York iPhone 4 Case $40.00

I love this iPhone case because it makes me think of candy.  Pair it with your bestie’s favorite sweet treat for a gift that she is sure to love!

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3. Kim Seybert Best in Show Cocktail Napkin $47.00

Colorful pups are illustrated on these beautiful linen napkins.  A must have for the dog lover in your life.

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4. “Mine” Luggage Tag & Passport Set $70.00

For the friend that stays on the go, these sturdy leather accessories will make sure she and her luggage get there in style.

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5. OXO Salad Chopper with Bowl $24.99

Save time by slicing and dicing the ingredients for a salad in this salad chopper and bowl.  The chopper has double stainless steel blades to efficiently slice greens, veggies and more!

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6. Vogue Covers Coffee Table Book $91.00

Your fashionista friend will go gaga over this coffee table book featuring nearly a century’s worth of covers from the holy grail of fashion.  Both illustrated and photographic, this stunning book celebrates the long, rich history of still cutting-edge Vogue magazine.

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7. Kate Spade New York Taxi Mittens $68.00

Best friend in a big city?  These super cute Taxi mittens may be just what she needs to hail a cab in cold.

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8. Ms. & Mrs. ‘Good Luck’ Mini Emergency Kit $15

This is a MUST have item for every woman!  This cute compact case has everything, I mean EVERYTHING you need to take care of any possible emergency including a mending kit, earring backs, double-sided tape, hair spray and even a stain-removing towelette.  It’s all neatly stored in a cute patent case small enough to fit in your purse!

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9. MAC Holiday Collection: Primped Out Lip Look Bag in Luxurious Pink $39.50

For your friend that likes to stand out in a crowd, this hot lip color  from MAC’s holiday collection is sure to garner some attention!  This style-packed, leopard print M∙A∙C Holiday bag includes Lipstick in Lickable, Cremesheen Glass in Call Me Gorgeous and Lip Pencil in Great Catch.

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10. Time

Spending quality time with your friends is priceless.  Sign up to take a fun class together like belly dancing, pottery or wine tasting.  Arrange to spend some girl time together to go catch a movie, have dinner or enjoy a spa day.  If your friends live out of town, plan a girls getaway for some much needed relaxation on a beach or wild weekend in Vegas.  Your weekend, your choice:)

Happy Holidays!!