Tag Archives: gold

Colleen Mauer Designs on ETSY

16 Jun

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with the lovely Colleen Mauer of Colleen Mauer Designs. She makes gorgeous jewelry which is sold at many local Bay Area boutiques as well as on ETSY. I love her use of mixed metal as well as the organic structure of her designs. Here are a few of my favorites…

Mixed Metal Stack Rings, $254

Gold Fill Circle Necklace, $88

Mixed Metal Bangles, $194

Pull-through Hoops, $84

Mixed Metal Pendant Necklace, $148

Square Stack Rings, $224

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Hello Memorial Day Weekend!

28 May

For Memorial Day weekend my husband and I were invited to our friend’s beach house in Bodega Bay. I am seriously looking forward to relaxing on the beach, barbecuing and catching up with old friends. And three days of beachside holiday weekend means three days of beachside outfits, so here are my picks!

SATURDAY

Juicy Couture Embroidered Cotton Dress, $280 at Net-A-Porter.
Havaiana Slim Flip Flop in Light Golden, $24 at Boutique to You.
Designers Remix Beach Bag, $110 at SSense.
Wendy Nichol Black Diamond Spike Necklace, $368 at SHEboutique.
La Mer Waterproof Watch, $60 at Urban Outfitters.
Aqua Stud & Mirror Bangle Set, $28 at Bloomingdales.

SUNDAY

Milly Crochet Cotton Beach Dress, $195 at Net-A-Porter.
Emmanuelle Khanh Plastic Sunglasses, $137 at Farfetch.
Milly Ikat Print Bikini, $110 at The Outnet.
7 For All Mankind Jane Espadrille Wedges, $220 at Shopbop.
Gap Floppy Straw Hat, $30 at Gap.

MONDAY

Citizens of Humanity Wyatt Shorts, $343 at My Theresa.
T by Alexander Wang Striped Classic Tank, $80 at Kirna Zabete.
BC One For the Road Sandals, $51 at Zappos.
Sea of Love Mini Shell Charm Necklace, $138 at Madison LA.
Alex & Ani Rush Endless Hoops in Coconut Cream, $58 at Max & Chloe.
Raffia Crochet Bag, $62 at Athleta.


Local Artists & Necklaces on ETSY

26 May

Some great pendant necklaces by three local designers, all featured on ETSY…

Savage Garden Pendant, $128 by IACUA

Keepsake Ball Lockets Lariat Necklace,$25 by SORADESIGNS

Whistle Necklace, $26 at SORADESIGNS

Coral Branch Necklace, $450 by IACUA

Real Working Spyglass Telescope Necklace, $35 by BRASHLADYINC

Compass Necklace, $45 by BRASHLADYINC

Summer Dressing

24 May

When I lived in New York, my wardrobe consisted mainly of black, gray and dark blues. Now that I’m back in California, I’m relishing wearing bright and cheerful colors again.

Topshop Monet Print Skirt, $70 at Topshop.
ASOS Drape Front Top, $34 at ASOS.
Elizabeth & James Ocean Suede Pumps, $295 at Shopbop.
Diamond of the Sea Bracelet, $38 at Anthropologie.
Gorjana Bronson Hammered Necklace, $72 at Shopbop.

Glorious Shoes!

21 May

Black & Milk Heels by Marc by Marc Jacobs

I recently purchased these and I could use some 2c on whether I should keep them. Here are my pros and cons:

PROS

*They are gorgeous
*The are comfortable
*They pair perfectly with my wardrobe
*I’m in need of some low heels for interviewing
*They were 50% off at Macys

CONS

*The top bow/strap makes my feet look a bit wide, which they are not, which makes them a bit weird
*Even at 50% they are still pricey
*They do not look good with my new minty fresh toe polish

Thoughts?

The poll is in with 2/3rds saying to return. Seems most everyone liked my nail polish color more than the shoes and once I heard “Minnie Mouse” I couldn’t stop thinking about them being part of a Disneyland costume.

Vintage Bags on ETSY

19 May

The best way to be eco-friendly when shopping is to buy vintage, or in other words, to REUSE! It’s also a much more affordable option, especially when you’re looking for something trendy. Here are seven great bags from ETSY which won’t weigh down your shoulders or empty your wallets.

Elizabeth Arden Purse at VINTAGEBUTTERFLY94, $8

Vintage Taupe Brown Purse Clutch with Gold Chain at SWOONSHOP, $7

Chainlink purse at MAGGIEHAVENBOUTIQUE, $15

Vintage Black Fabric Purse with Chain at FLEASBOUTIQUE, $5

Purple Vintage Purse at BELOVED555, $7

Large Black 80s Clutch with Gold Corner Accents at MISSHAPES, $7

Vintage Etienne Aigner Black Purse at THEPARADERS, $28

The Pyramid Trend

11 May

While in England last month, I noticed something strange on the streets. Those punky metal stud embellishments seen up and down the catwalk for the last few seasons are actual permanent fixtures in the crosswalks of London, used as street dividers. Of course, they are much larger and paired with gravel, but they also prove how much “street fashion” can translate to the runways. Here are some fresh takes on the trend.

Mackenzie Knuckle Ring by CC Skye, $105 at Shopbop.
Studded Anklet Thong by Tory Burch, $275 at Tory Burch.
Mixed Bangle Set by Giles & Brother, $160 at Shopbop.
Eco-friendly Clover Studded Bag by Novelle Royale, $644 at Couture Candy.
Low Pyramid Stud Earrings by Michelle Chang Jewelry, $172 at Etsy.