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New Years Sparkle!

30 Dec

It is hard to believe that 2013 is almost over…..To prepare ourselves for a new beginning and an evening of festivities, lets find the perfect accessories!

Add any of these sparkling picks to your New Year’s Eve attire for a dazzling, party-ready look!

A little glitz and glam will elevate your New Years look to the next level!

A definite style icon this season, this lovely sequined pump will make you the star of the evening.

Add some sparkle to your New Years look!


Aldo has plenty of options to complete your looks!

For a chic and urban look, match these lovely easy-wear pumps with your favorite dresses.


For glamorous events and cocktail parties, these chic pumps will definitely be a hit!

A clutch is an absolute Must!

Even the guys can step up their New Years style!
For more clutch options, check out all that Francesca’s offers!

Francesca’s offers great ways to accessorize and sparkle this New Year’s!


While in Francesca’s don’t forget their fantastic jewelry selection!


You simply can’t forget your festive jewelry for a New Year’s Party!


Everyone should sparkle on New Year’s Eve.

Ring in the New Year in Style!


Stuff those Stockings!

24 Dec

Make Christmas morning memorable with fun stocking stuffers!

Do you know someone that loves to take selfies?? Then do I have the most perfect gift idea ever! I found this gem through Urban Outfitters!


Gotta love a good #selfie. This innovative device helps you get the best shot possible, boasting a shutter release that’s perfect for self-portraits and group shots alike! Plugs right into your iPhone and uploads directly onto the social media platform of your choice. Compact design is great for on-the-go, too!

– Compatible with Apple devices ios5 or higher
– Cable length: 4.5′

A scarf or head band from Lululemon makes a practical stocking stuffer that she is sure to appreciate!


Urban Outfitters really had a ton of great and silly stocking stuffers!! Fun gifts make spirits bright!

Anyone know any Pug Lovers? Try the Pug not Drugs stuffed animal….
Who could possibly choose any drug over this adorable pug? This guy is seriously soft n’ cute — holla at him when you’re ready to get your cuddle on.


Find  creative stocking stuffers for everyone on your list… just take a look at this Flask Tree!


They had tables of cool, inexpensive gifts!  Some really funny ones in there!  Gadgets, gizmos, books, speakers….


Unique holiday gift ideas like accessories, beauty gift sets and gag gifts.


Bath & Body Works is bursting with cute and practical stocking stuffers. Spark the season with festive fragrance!


New York & Co has value priced gloves and scarf sets that make it super easy on you!


Sephora is just a MUST for any female on your list.  Any girl that wears makeup, or does her hair or nails would like something from this store! Just ask for help if you find yourself overwhelmed! They have so many great gift packages to make it simple!  Or check out their “Favorites” display and just pick something new for her to try out!


Gloves and hats from Brooks Brothers make a luxurious stocking stuffer for him!


New cologne in a gift package makes it even more of a treat! Hit up Macy’s or Nordstrom! Another scent to check out for him… Smell Bleu de Chanel! Wow does it smell good!🙂  If you are looking for a smaller stocking stuffer, skip the gift package and just buy the bottle!


Guys always need to own ties!  Even the guy that never wears them encounters moments where he is forced to wear one…. So, a tie always makes a practical gift! Plus, if he is only using it for emergencies, who knows what the tie in his closet looks like!!  Update his collection for him!


Crate and Barrel had these neat gifts! Stationary for the new couple!


Ornaments make a nice gift to fondly think of you year after year….


Stop into Temptation for accessories galore! This table was offering all kinds of fun items!  Ear muffs and leg warmers for $5!


Handmade items from Westborough Wicks are thoughtful, useful and sure to be appreciated!


The Body Shop is stocked full of perfect ways to stuff those stockings!


Practical little bags by Michael Kors or by any of her favorite designers would make a WOW stocking stuffer!


Everyone needs socks! They are a good filler in your little one’s stocking!

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Little Luxuries are sure to please!

Have the most joyous Holiday Ever!

Happy Shopping!

Inspirational Art

12 Sep

Dzian Gallery is an international fine art gallery located right across from the Met Bar & Grill in the Natick Mall. The Dzian Gallery offers a wide variety of artisan jewelry and fine artwork.

 Exciting things are happening at Dzian these days – they just opened a SECOND location in the Natick Mall, just down the hall from their current spot. They are featuring their large collection of Alex and Ani bracelets there, along with some more jewelry, pottery, and of course their favorite paintings! Be sure to go by to check out Alex and Ani’s brand new winter line, with a gorgeous selection of new beaded bracelets!

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Alex and Ani jewelry is made up of powerful, meaningful, and spiritual pieces

Alex and Ani designs and creates bangle bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings that adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit.


Love. Beauty. Inspiration.


DZian Gallery offers an extensive collection of fine jewelry, accessories, purses, pottery and more.  Some of their jewelers are; Gregory Pyra for Art Zone, Lilly Barrack, Deb Close, Island Cowgirl and Erica Strum. DSC06401

Some really neat original pieces…


A lot of Alex and Ani!

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So many beautiful earrings!

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Whether you are searching for the perfect piece to complete your home, looking to bring the joy of art into your workplace, or you are an interior designer putting the final touches on a home remodel, at Dzian Gallery they know that art is an outlet for personal expression, and their gallery staff is committed to helping your find artwork that conveys your personal style.


Each piece of artwork in their gallery is an opportunity to embark on a journey of the mind and spirit. Their selection of artisan work is updated frequently so please stop by the gallery to view their latest collections.

DZian Gallery is pleased to offer artwork from a number of exceptional artists. They are the premier New England dealer authorized to offer the works of the reknown artist Thomas Arvid. Additionally they are the exclusive East Coast supplier for Todd White. They have had long-term engagements with many popular contemporary artists such as Robert Bissell, Michael Parkes and Ron Burns. Additionally they are participants in the art community and their involvement exposes them to new and up-and-coming artists.

They offer a wide range of artwork from well over 30 different artists. If they don’t have a piece of art at their gallery, they will work with the artist to find an original or print for your collection.

Stop into one of their two stores for a unique shopping experience! Whether you are looking for a new Alex and Ani piece, unique jewelry or the perfect artwork for your home, you are sure to be impressed with their selection!

Happy Shopping!

Upper Knuckle Rings

30 Jul

So.. what are upper knuckle rings?  They are rings that fit on the upper part of your finger!

I found some simple, delicate and perfect options at Nordstrom in the Junior’s Department.

Try an initial ring…

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Apparently they are also known as memory rings or tea rings…. these little guys are meant to be worn at the top of any finger.  So, mid-finger between top and middle knuckle as I show above and below.

You think they will fall off but they don’t… AND they look mysterious and cool. To try as a memory ring – Move them from your pinkie to above the knuckle of any finger to help you remember to do something.

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I think they are pretty cool and a fun trend to try! This dainty new accessory is sure to make every ensemble a stylish success!

Perfect for stacking or for toe rings!

What do you think of this modern twist on accessorizing?

Brighton Collectibles

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Brighton Collectibles is a store that I really never knew that much about. I always notice their beautiful accessories, so I wanted to explore and learn more!

Here is a little bit about them:
The concept for Brighton began over thirty years ago when Terri Kravitz and Jerry Kohl, high school sweethearts, opened a specialty retail store. Together they learned the importance of customer service and beautifully made products. In 1991, Terri and Jerry launched Brighton Collectibles with a single collection of belts. Over the years, Brighton has expanded their products to include a full line of coordinating accessories and footwear. A customer might choose a lipstick case that matches a wallet, earrings that match a pair of sunglasses, a handbag that matches footwear, or an entire coordinating collection consisting of multiple accessories. Luggage, home accessories, engravable products and clothing are included in Brighton’s product line. Every item is adorned with a heart, symbolizing the company’s mission to offer creative and inspired products that will touch people’s hearts.

Brighton prides itself on the “Brighton Difference”, which is rooted in the philosophy that the difference is in the details. Brighton’s designers sketch each creation by hand and then follow the product from concept to completion. Brighton leather accessories are hand assembled and often require as many as 140 individual manufacturing steps using up to 40 different parts. The company’s design team travels the world seeking new leathers and inspiration for the products’ one-of-a-kind ornamentation.


Whitney Tote: This brightly colored coated-canvas tote is both durable and beautiful. Petite bows on each side add standout style.

  • W: 15″ x H: 12 1/2″ x D: 7″
  • Strap: 10″
  • Top Closure: Center clasp hook
  • Interior Pockets: 4
  • Exterior Material: Coated canvas
  • Interior Lining: Cotton
  • Features: Key holder/Feet $220

The colors on this travel tote are gorgeous!


So Many Beautiful Products!

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Bright and Cheery for Spring!


Brighton is dedicated to supporting many charities and raises money for them year round. Some include: Breast Cancer Research, charity: Water, Soles 4 Souls, and Dress for Success. Every October, Brighton Collectibles comes out with their annual “Power of Pink” bracelet, which benefits local Breast Cancer charities.

Lots of FUN Jewelry!

Brighton is known for designing products with a message. Many of the items in the collection have a defining detail that gives them special meaning.


More Reasons to  Brighton

Our Commitment to You…and Our Community

We at Brighton have an unwavering commitment to enhancing our customers’ lives with the beautiful products we make, as well as enhancing the lives of those who live in the communities in which we serve. With this, we don’t believe in luring people with limited-time offers or gimmicks. Rather, we believe in creating interesting products and simply providing great service. What’s more, we choose to give back by supporting breast cancer research, collecting shoes for people who have been struggling, and supporting children’s arts programs.

This is our pledge to each one of our valuable customers—and that would be you!

Exceptional Quality

We are so confident in the quality of our merchandise, we guarantee your satisfaction. For example, when you register your Brighton handbag, we’ll warranty it for two full years from the date of your purchase (normal wear and tear excluded). And if you need your handbag cleaned, just send it to us—we’ll take care of the rest!

Are you already a lover of Brighton? What was your favorite purchase?  What do you like to buy here?

Teach me the ropes!

Temptations For All!

15 Apr

Temptations can be a fun store to visit when you just want to get lost in accessories! My girls LOVE to go in here!
They have a little bit of everything….

Even masks!! Masquerade anyone?🙂


Adorable flower clips perfect for spring in a rainbow of color options!


Cute headbands and wraps for kids!


Trendy to timeless fashion jewelry for all occasions.  These sets could be perfect for your next dressy event!


A better look into the store!


Vintage and designer-inspired jewelry and accessories from earrings to hair clips!

Lots of fun arm candy!


Plenty of options to stack up on!


They carry trendy to timeless fashion jewelry for all occasions.


A replica of the necklace Beyonce was spotted wearing!


Amber having fun playing dress up!


Ava trying on some rings!  Nice size rock, right?🙂


So many amazing options! So next time you are looking for something specific and need a lot to pick from, Temptations might be the perfect store to pop into! With so many options you are bound to find what you are looking for!

OR, if you just want to tempt yourself with some new accessories, then this is the store to have some fun in!


Trend Spotting

31 Mar

I wandered around Wet Seal to see what casually chic and versatile looks they were offering for Spring!

Spring 2013 is gonna be a good one!

TREND SPOT >> florals + lace

Simply charming looks:

The Floral dress on the right: The 2fer dress is a trendy and versatile piece, whether it’s paired with a waist belt or a cropped jacket. This sleeveless number boasts a stretchy top with a sweetheart neckline, deep open back, adjustable spaghetti straps, invisible side zip closure and a floral printed woven skirt with a high-low hem. Dress is light weight and unlined, and measures 27″-51″ inches from bust. Pair this with ballet flats and a cardigan to tone this down for a daytime chic look!

Find your favorite short trends to rock this summer!


Minty Freshness >> so fresh and so clean!

Refreshing Mint Options!


Spring styles to ♡


Sunny weather is calling your name ☼

Bring out your inner beach babe with some flattering swimsuit styles!


Long chains to pick through:


Your ensemble is only as good as the accessories to go with it… So have fun with it!


Arm Candy… Adorn yourself with a few new pieces.
You deserve it!

Mint is the perfect choice for Spring!


The Pile Up >> this season is all about accessorizing- have fun mixing and matching different styles – and stack on the bracelets!

Find the best selection of fashion tops, dresses, shoes, denim and more!

Wet Seal offers the most current fashions for teens at budget friendly pricing.

Plus, grown ups can often pick up something for their own closets! I know I have!😉

Happy Shopping!

Spring Fling!

29 Mar

Since Francesca’s Collections constantly has new merchandise arriving, I go in almost every time I am at the mall! I just don’t want to miss a thing!

Discover whimsical & eclectic collections at Francesca’s – a womens clothing boutique specializing in trendy clothes, handbags, shoes, jewelry, & gifts.

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Pretty Pastels!

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Perfect nude wedges that would work all Spring/Summer long with almost any outfit!

Wiggle your toes in their sandals, wedges, and heels.


Color blocking wedges…

Hit the town in style with this low wedge exclusive to francesca’s™ by Sweet Life by Dolce Vita! The unique wedge is covered in a distressed textile while the distressed faux leather in brown & black creates a cool contrasting look. Pair these killer wedges with a date night dress & sweet crossbody.- 4.5” heel height
– Man-made sole
– Double buckle closure


Cute little jewelry catchall that would make a sweet gift for your sister…

This artisan inspired trinket dish with an inspirational message can be found exclusively at Francesca’s. At $10, it makes

the perfect affordable gift!  But a cute necklace or earrings to put in it makes it even better!


I loved this necklace so much that I bought 2! One for me and one for a lucky friend’s birthday!


Cute mugs that you could pick-up for Mother’s Day…


A nice selection of statement jewelry…


Starfish certainly say Summer!


I love the color of these earrings!


More thoughtful gifts… For our Dad (Father’s Day, birthday), Grandmother (mother’s day, birthday)


More cute trinkets for yourself or great gifts!


Pregnancy gift, baby shower gift, or congratulations on the birth gift!


Pretty florals in bold and pretty colors!


Francesca’s is constantly filled with new treasures that I hate to miss out on!  So, whenever I have time, I pop in

and do a quick spin! Usually I do not leave empty handed!

Find the cutest pieces with affordable price tags!

Check out their colorful tops and dresses with jewelry and accessories to match.

So, what do you think of their cute little trinkets? Anything you could use as gifts?

I left today with 2 necklaces and 2 pairs of earrings. Plus, i couldn’t pass up a trinket as a gift.

Let me know how YOU do!

V-Day Gift ideas!

22 Jan

When looking for unique or fun gift ideas, I always like to explore my favorite store, Francesca’s!

I cute little sign that really expresses the meaning of love…


A pretty necklace in the season’s hottest colors would be perfect!


I thought these were all cute gift ideas! Phone Holders galore…DSC04888

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How sweet… share your tunes with your sweetie!


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Cute contact cases…


Love Vouchers are always a popular Valentine’s Day gift! Just remember to be ready for those vouchers to present themselves during the year!!DSC04893

A cool fortune cookie that you could fill with any little treasure! A proposal perhaps???🙂  Or, a small piece of jewelry??  A little love note?DSC04894

Or for someone is anti-Valentine’s Day….  There are always Haters!  Lol…DSC04895

So, if you are looking for something different, perhaps pop into Francesca’s and see what little treasure you may find!

Always unique and interesting!

Just remember, there is a ton of fabulous fashion as well!!

Happy Shopping!

Make a Statement!

13 Jan

Today I was on a mission…. I wanted to find a black and gold statement necklace to add some pizzazz to an outfit I had planned. The outfit was a bit dull and needed a little help. I figured I could solve the issue with a statement piece.  I knew all I had to do was wander right into Francesca’s!

Now, I must say, having a friend around to have asked for a little opinion would have been super… but the store was a bit busy today, so I decided to take on the challenge solo. Bare with me here as I snapped the pics myself and did the best I could!

This first one felt great on. It seemed like maybe it was a bit much at the time – meaning maybe a little too much of a statement? But now seeing it in the photo I actually love it!

DSC04110It is interesting to see how I even like the necklaces with the shirt I was wearing!

This one seemed like maybe a good compromise…  Not too over the top, but still a statement.


But something about this next one just made me keep going back to it. I feel like this is a horrible picture in general, but it really doesn’t give you a good idea of how it really looked. I think I liked that it was more one layer (although it really wasn’t). It was layered but closer together. It felt nice on and it felt like a statement without screaming it.  So, it is what I went with!DSC04105The problem is, I was buying it to wear with black… even though in the back of my head I was wondering if going with a pop of color would make more sense… I still went black.  In hindsight for me, since my hair is black, when I wear black as well, the statement of the necklace is a bit lost because of all the darkness.  I know I will wear the necklace with something else – perhaps exactly how I have it on in the picture.  So, I am happy with the purchase, just not sure whether it will be worn with what I thought was it’s true intention… I will keep you posted!

Although I have talked a TON about statement pieces, the statement necklace is something I have been a bit more timid with and am still finding my footing with it.  I must say that when I do wear something that is a statement it makes me feel good! A bit like a new pair of shoes… haha!

So, I encourage you to give some statement pieces a whirl – you may surprise yourself!😉

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