Filling your world with COLOR through fashion, beauty, food, lifestyle etc.!

Posts tagged ‘accessories’

Touchscreen gloves: Yes, we need them!

Living in Los Angeles I never thought I would need gloves.  I left them all behind in Chicago. Fast forward to now and for someone who works outside with a laptop and touch-screen phone, gloves are a necessity.  It has been rather cold here in LA lately and I remembered that a friend gave me a pair of touchscreen gloves last year that I never used.  I have worn them all this week and what a lifesaver they have been!  My hands and feet are the first and last body parts to get cold, so having these gloves in the elements have made my tasks much easier. Using my cell phone has been a breeze! So for my last post of 2014 I thought it would be nice to highlight where you can buy a cool pair of touchscreen gloves (all in my favorite colors)!  Please note these might not be suitable for extremely cold conditions!

C9 by Champion

With a vivid purple hue, these chic sporty touchscreen gloves by Champion are sure to keep your fingers warm and stand out in a crowd of black gloves.  Target, $15.99

C9 by Champion

C9 by Champion

Blue Marled

One of my favorite stores to find unique items is World Market which happens to have a variety of touchscreen gloves.  I love the print on these gloves and it’s inexpensive. World Market, $6.99

Purple Marled

Purple Marled

Echo ‘Allover’

For a more chic look and all fingertips with touchscreen access, these gloves are for you.  In a variety of colors, they will add a pop to any outfit.  Nordstrom, $21

Echo

Echo Allover

SO® Galaxy

Who says just your personality has to be out of this world? With these cool gloves, get galatic while you text!  Kohls $3.50

Kohls

SO® Galaxy

I hope I have inspired you to get out there and pick some gloves to keep your fingers moving and grooving while you connect with the world.  Have some other styles to share? Send them my way!

Best,

The Style Goddess

My RocksBox Experience

I love jewelry.  If I don’t have any on I can’t leave the house.  I’m always on the hunt for unique, fun pieces, so when I heard about RocksBox I was intrigued and wanted to learn more!

RocksBox is a jewelry subscription service where you can receive 3 pieces of jewelry, wear them as long as you want, and then return them for a new batch of jewelry.  It’s the Netflix of the jewelry world! Loving that I would always have the opportunity to wear different jewelry frequently I signed up for the $19 monthly option.

The first step is to fill out a survey so your jewelry curator knows what to pick out for you from their select designers.  I took the survey and the key things for me are silver, bold and colorful options.  I like necklaces, earrings and bracelets and earrings are my number one go-to accessory.

My RocksBox package - nicely done!

My RocksBox package – nicely done!

Within 3 days of signing up my first box arrived and the anticipation of what could be in there was running wild.  It came in a nice box with a bow, and gifts like that are always fun to open.  Here is what I got and my thoughts:

UrbanGem Outburst Necklace in Rainforest

UrbanGem Necklace

UrbanGem Necklace

I love wearing statement necklaces and when I saw this UrbanGem necklace I loved the style, but the colors weren’t as vibrant as shown in the photo.  I wanted something with a little more pop, and I tried hard to find something to wear this with in my wardrobe.  I do give them points for keeping it in the silver family.

Lotus Jewelry Studio Petal Necklace

Lotus Jewelry Studio Petal Necklace

Lotus Jewelry Studio Petal Necklace

I was not expecting to get 2 necklaces, so when I saw this Lotus Jewelry Studio necklace, I was disappointed.  It is simple enough to wear with many things, but it wasn’t what I was looking for.  Again, glad that it was silver!

Gorjana Chaplin Bracelet

Gorjana Chaplin bracelet

Gorjana Chaplin bracelet

My third piece was this Gorjana Chaplin bracelet.  I requested chunky bracelets, so this was not what I was expecting.  It’s a dainty simple accessory that I almost thought wouldn’t fit my arm.  Glad it’s silver, but no cigar.

Overall, my first RocksBox did not meet my expectations based on the survey I took. They do provide a comment card where you can rate the jewelry and state what you would like in the next one. I stated that I want bright, colorful, silver bold jewelry and I look forward to seeing that in the next box.  I also like that they include information on each piece so you can learn more about what you are wearing.  I applaud them for this fun and savvy concept, but the style survey should serve as a clear representation of what one wants.

Stay tuned for a review of my next box!

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Shop For A Great Cause!

Breast Cancer Awareness month is here and many retailers are  committed to donating proceeds of special items to various organizations to help the cause.  It’s the pink month and there are so many ways to show your support!  There is something out there for everyone (even to eat), so here are some options I rounded up that might tickle your fancy!

GEORGE GINA & LUCY LIMITED EDITION BCA TOTE

Donation: 100% proceeds will be donated to Bright Pink, organization supported by Giuliana Rancic

Price: $98

Where to buy: Will be available exclusively at Zappos.com

SUBTLE LUXURY PINK SPARKLE SCARF

Donation: 50% of proceeds will be donated to Go Pink

Price: $56

Where to buy: www.shopsubtleluxury.com

CHARME SILKINER INSPIRE EARRINGS

Donation: 50% of proceeds will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Price: $50

Where to buy: http://www.charmesilkiner.com/

JULIET & COMPANY BLUSH TRIPLE STRAND PEARL NECKLACE

Donation: 25% of proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen

Price: Originally retails for $98, but will be 50% off for the month of October, retailing for $49

Where to buy: www.julietandcompany.com

WHITING & DAVIS CHARITY HEART MINAUDIERE

Donation: 30% of proceeds from sales will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Price: $150

Where to buy: www.whitinganddavisbags.com

LANE BRYANT “INSPIRE” PINK RIBBON T-SHIRT

Donation: A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society

Price: $29.95

Where to buy: www. lanebryant.com and www.cacique.com

CORAL TREE PINK CUPCAKES FOR A CURE

Donation: 100% of proceeds from sales will be donated to the Keep a Breast Foundation

Price: $4.95

Where to buy: Any Coral Tree Location http://www.coraltreecafe.com/locations/

Summertime & Accessorizing is Easy

When it comes to adding the final touch to an outfit, accessorizing can make all the difference. Summertime is here and it’s even easier to accentuate your look with jewelry of all types and colors. I came across some new jewelry designers you should definitely put on your radar and add to your collection!

REBECCA Jewelry – Skulls
Headed to a concert or want to add some edge to your look? REBECCA jewelry has the perfect skull inspired pieces from her Manhattan Collection to make you rock out! Made in Italy, REBECCA is internationally renowned for its trend setting, high-end fashion jewelry. Alessandro Testi created the Rebecca collection by utilizing a proprietary 18-karat gold plating process, semiprecious gems and innovative designs. I love the touch of color added onto the earrings and the bling on the skulls. Any of this jewelry would look great with a leather jacket paired with jeans and a silky top!

View the collection: http://usa.rebecca.it/

Charme Silkiner – Colorful Bliss

Whether you’re looking for the perfect pieces to dazzle at that summer fete, or looking to accessories your beach day ensemble, Charme Silkiner offers a comprehensive line of necklaces, bracelets and earrings in a variety of price points, perfect for every event on the summer calendar.

The Charme Silkiner collection integrates precious and semi-precious gemstones with quality craftsmanship to deliver stunning statement pieces that will have heads turning from Fourth of July through Labor Day and beyond! Each piece of Charme Silkiner jewelry is made by hand in her South Carolina studio. Her distinct collections showcase eye-catching gemstones with exceptional elegance; an orchestration of color, texture, movement and luminosity come together in gifted precision.

View the Collection: http://www.charmesilkiner.com

Dalla Nonna – Vintage City

Dalla nonna, which means “from the grandmother” in Italian, is a jewelry line designed by Rebecca Richards and Jess Bohrer. It is inspired by vintage pieces passed down from their mothers and grandmothers. This unique collection can be worn daily for those who like a signature piece to wear all the time or for a vintage feel.  Some of their most popular pieces are below:

View the collection:  dallanonnajewelry.com

The Calendar Necklace is their signature piece, and Hilary Duff wears one that commemorates the birthday of her son.

The little letter collection is for people who want something more delicate but still meaningful. Charlize Theron wears a “j” necklace for her baby.

The newest collection, the portafortuna collection, means good luck. Kourtney Kardashian has not taken off her hoops in weeks, Emily VanCamp and Zoe Saldana are fans of the stacking rings, and Emma Stone wears the studs.

Now that you’re all set for summer with different options of jewelry to pair with your outfits. Enjoy and don’t hold back from accessorizing!

Holding Out Until It’s Perfect

I recently decided to downsize my handbags to small purses/clutches.  I created a list of exactly what I wanted, which were specific colors to complement my wardrobe.  I was on the hunt for a hot pink, yellow, black, orange and cherry red clutch.  I have combed all over LA trying to find the perfect ones in the right color and I have always came close, but no cigar.  I didn’t want to settle for less, so I held out until I found exactly what I was looking for with 100% satisfaction.  It finally happened when I took my first trip to Camarillo Premium Outlets.

On a whim, my friend contacted me last Saturday to accompany her to this shopping wonderland.  Having never set foot on an outlet mall since I moved to LA, I was excited because it was a Premium Outlets brand I was familiar with where I always score the best deals!  When we arrived, I noticed that it was a huge outdoor mall separated in 3 sections which is recommended to drive to each one. 

I hit the ground running and immediately found the “it” clutches in the outlets Nine West and Wilsons Leather.  Everything was on sale and I was giddy with joy at finally finding the perfect accessory to multiple outfits!  I ended up getting a black, silver, and coral purse.  I also was able to purchase 2 long sleeve light jersey cardigans and a beautiful long sweater cardigan from 2b bebe.  I was a woman on a mission!

Even though I didn’t get all the colors I wanted in clutches, it was a great start to building my collection. I didn’t compromise and I held onto the vision I had of the purses I wanted.  When shopping, that’s what we should always do instead of buying something that is not “the one”.  Don’t settle for less and go for the best.  That is what will have you stand out with your style!

Silky Smooth Wearable Art – Bryony Shearmur

Photo and scarf from the Really Beautiful Things Collection © Bryony Sheamur

A lot of the brands I write about originate from events I attend and the curiosity to learn more.  I went to the Hollywood Style Awards and loved the photographer who took black and white snapshots of attendees and made sure to get her business card.  As I was leaving, I was handed the same card by another individual and all he said was “you should check this out.” Enter Silk by Bryony Shearmur.

Bryony is an artist who has taken her photography to the next level by making it wearable in the form of silk scarves and pocket squares.  Originally from London, she was inspired by the things she loves about LA , thus creating a collection as a tribute.  Since moving to the city in 2001, she had the vision to have her images presented in some type of printable form and silk was the key to bring them to life.

I had the opportunity to meet with Bryony and see firsthand the high quality and uniqueness of her scarves.  I immediately fell in love with these beautiful works of art from cherry blossoms to mustard seeds!  Made of 100% Habotai silk, each scarf is handfinished and signed by Shearmur.  They are definitely making their mark on the fashion industry, with a recent feature on Extra as a holiday gift idea.

These accessories are a great conversation piece and will enhance any outfit you wear, adding a bit of LA captured in a “real” moment.

For more information, go to http://silkbybryony.com/

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: