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Tortoise Shell Accessories.

Much like my affinity for leopard prints, I love tortoise shell for it’s neutral capabilities — it goes with everything. I’ve been eyeing a whole bunch of tortoise shell accessories lately to update my fall wardrobe — they go perfectly with classic black dresses to wear to work, and look great with casual grey sweaters and tees for the weekends. At the top of my list is that Tuckernuck clutch,  I can just envision it at lots of holiday parties this year! And that sweet little bow hair clip is from J.Crew’s Crewcuts — perfect for jazzing up a preppy ponytail, don’t you think?

Tortoise Shell Accessories

Sources: Necklace, Sunglasses, Ring, Earrings, Bracelet, Clutch, Cuff, Bow Hair Clip

Scenes from the weekend.

What a good weekend! I have been on an endless hunt for a dress for bridal shower (I decided on this neon Shoshanna dress!), picked up some peachy-pink straws to add to a gift (I really want to keep that bottle stopper for myself), and spent Sunday helping my two  girlfriends with a little floral inspiration photo shoot. Looking back at the pictures on my phone from the last week, I appear to be going through a pink phase, don’t you think?

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A lovely little holiday.

I’m back in action after a truly awesome couple of days celebrating Christmas. I got to see a little dusting of snow on the ground while visiting my parents in NY — which just makes the holidays feel a little more special, am I right? Vintage gifts seemed to be the theme this year, I gave my mom a vintage milk glass ice bucket with sparkly gold details for her bar, and she  surprised me with an antique silver footed bowl, some shiny-brite ornaments, and teeny-tiny framed painting (the bow detail in the frame stole my heart). Hope your Christmas was just as lovely!

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5 Under $50: Winter Classics

I’m overdue for an installment of 5 under $50 — and this week I have a bit of a mish-mosh of items, but they all have one thing in common: they’re classics! (Oh and they’re nice on the wallet too!) How about those bow heels and the blazer with metallic threads? I want both to wear to holiday parties!

5 under 50 winter classics

Fairisle mittens ($15), metallic accent blazer ($31), moss stitch hat ($28), leopard cuff bracelet ($38), patent nude bow heel ($32)

Holiday Gift Guide: Good as Gold

Have you started your holiday shopping? I’m kicking off a series of gift guides today organized in my very favorite way: by color! First up, a little bit of sparkle with gifts as good as gold.

Sources: Rimmed ramekins, Cheers coasters, Bow napkin rings, Tassel Earrings, Party poppers, Champagne Flutes, Gold Bar Coin Bank, Polka dot pajamas, Party placemats

Wedding Day Contenders.

Finding the perfect wedding dress was a super painless and easy task for me — I was incredibly decisive and knew exactly what I was looking for. As a self-professed statement necklace junky, my hunt for the perfect wedding day jewelry has been far more of a challenge. Big chunky beaded necklaces, layers or pearls, delicate gold chains, I just can’t seem to make up my mind! These are the few of the contenders in the mix now, which one is your favorite?

Clockwise from top left, Kate Spade, J.Crew, Kate Spade, Margaret Elizabeth

On my radar.

Did you feel that touch of cool in the air this weekend? It’s causing me to go crazy with lust over fall fashion — I’m pulling out the black dresses and animal prints, and mixing in some bright accessories (like that hot pink bib necklace from Bauble Bar that just arrived in my mailbox this weekend).  These are just a few of the things on my radar this week:

Necklace ($36), Clutch ($187), Skirt ($45), Heels ($198)

Macaroon boxes.

I have an awesome little sister. I came home this week to find a surprise package from her, and inside were these adorable little ring boxes in the shape of macaroons. They are just the cutest thing, I love the tiny little bows that lock the boxes closed — keeping my ring my safe when I have to take it off to do the dishes!

If you want one of your own, you can find them here.

5 Under $50: Natural and Neon.

I’m always on the hunt for fashionable bargains, so I’ve decided to start a new series called 5 under $50 and round-up some of my favorite finds on a budget. This combination of hot pinks and natural materials like bamboo and cork has me thinking about Spring!

Sweater ($22), Belt ($45), Bracelets ($15), Ballet flats ($49), Nail polish ($8)

PS: My blog is up for a Homie award on Apartment Therapy for Best Home Design Blog! Won’t you go and cast your vote for DomestiKatedLife?

Bow headbands.

The lovely Shannon posted an adorable tortoiseshell headband yesterday, and it sent me on a hunt to find one of my own. I found a whole collection by L.Erickson that are making my preppy heart thump — all that’s missing is a pair of big pearl studs to complete the look. Would you rock a big bow headband?



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