Sunday, November 30, 2008

Holiday Jewelry - Things That Sparkle

What girl doesn't love a good "sparkly", especially around the holidays? I'm a sucker for anything that sparkles...not literally, but for the most part, this is true. There are lots of fun jewelry designs out for the purchasing and here are some of my faves:

J Crew Crystal chain necklace - $55 - A great basic, and super-versatile necklace. The simplicity of the design lets you dress her down while the golden-wrapped-crystals let you dress her up.

Betsey Johnson Layered Heart Necklace (via Nordstrom) - $48 - This fun & flirty necklace would easily dress up your favorite fitted tee or play up your basic LBD.

D Celestine Limited Everyday Beauty Necklace - $38 - This is a necklace I make for my jewelry company, D Celestine Limited. This easygoing crystal necklace is perfect to add sparkle to your work outfit while keeping it classy. This necklace is available in other colors, just email me at shopaholicd at gmail dot com for details.

Juicy Couture Fleur de Lis Stud Earrings (via - $42 - The small size of the stud earrings let just the right about of royalty grace your ears for understated glam.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lucky Brand Sale Alert: 50% Off Any Item with Purchase of Jeans

Attention Lucky Brand fanatics!! Lucky Brand is having an amazing sale just in time for Black Friday. Why bother with the hassle of hectic-day-after-Thanksgiving-mall-traffic when you can purchase your favorite LB goodies online? Shop between 11/23 and 12/7 and you get 50% off any item with the purchase of a pair of jeans (see details below). In fact, if you shop on 11/28 between 6am and 12pm and you'll receive a free item with the purchase of a pair of jeans. Like you need any reason to buy yourself some Lucky jeans, right? But if you do, buy yourself some jeans and get 50% off a present for someone else. someone else some Lucky jeans and get 50% off a special LB treat for yourself. Not too shabby, eh?

Having a hard time picking out the perfect gift? Check out The Ultimate Holiday Gift Shop (click) on Lucky Brand's web site to see their suggestions, grouped by category. I like the Stocking Stuffer and Luxury Lounge gift groups the best. I want the Thumbprint Geometric Scarf and the Chiffon Lace Top, myself.

In general, Lucky Brand recommends the following for the guy in your life: Track Jackets, Leather wallets and money clips, Sweaters, limited edition rocker tees, leather jackets and for the girl in your life: Jewelry, Hoodies, Cardigans, Spiritual scarves, thermals, handbags and jackets.

Check out for sale details and a location near you.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Hills Star Whitney Launches Site/Clothing Line Whitney Eve

Ok, so I'm sure you've all heard that Whitney, from The Hills, is going to star in her own TV show, The City, a Hills-esque show based in NY, but did you hear the latest news?

I just read on that Whitney has also launched a new web site (click here for site link), which features her Spring 2009 clothing line, Whitney Eve.

The collection seems to feature the same fun, flirtatious and feminine style that Whitney has been known to wear herself. So far, so good. I can't wait to see more of her collection.

What do you think?

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Adorable Pink Slippers by Juicy Couture

These babies may need to be added to my Christmas wish list:

Juicy Couture - Cheekie Crocheted Slipper - $68

How adorable are these slippers? I think I may need, seriously. I was using some cute Vera Bradley slippers until I came home to find a piece of slipper-sole in my dog's mouth and the rest of the slipper in a shredded heap on my bedroom floor. I couldn't be mad at my puppy...I actually giggled a bit b/c it just seemed so funny to see my slipper torn up into so many little pieces. Ah well...if Santa doesn't bring these slippers to me, I'm sure I'll find another replacement.

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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Black & White Dress with a Colorful Cardigan

The forecast for this past Friday was in the mid to upper 70's, so I decided to take advantage of the warm weather and the casual Friday (unofficial) dress code and wore this:

I paired this basic white & black dress with a simple red cardigan. You guys know I LOVE cardigans, and Friday's weather was perfect cardigan-weather. I even gave my fave linen peep-toes another outing since it may be one of the last days of the year I can comfortably do so (without freezing my toes off).

Wrap-Style Dress: The Limited
Camisole: The Limited
Linen-Peep Toe Pumps: Banana Republic
Red Cardigan: Target

Thursday, November 06, 2008

J Crew - Extra 30% Off Sale

Just wanted to let you guys know that J Crew is giving an extra 30% off of sale items. Get them before they're gone!

Here's my pick of the sale items:

J Crew - Fleur patterned peep-toe heels - $169.99 PLUS 30% off the sale price! (from $228 full price)

Offer good in stores and online - through Saturday, November 8th.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Banana Republic's Stitched leather gloves - Must Shop

I have been saying for the last couple years (read forever) that I want a nice, sleek pair of leather gloves to wear during the cooler weather months. I often have to walk a couple blocks from my car to my office, which makes it extra important to bundle up and block out all those chilly, winter gusts of air. It also helps that I think sleek, winter gloves are super-chic!

Banana Republic - Stitched leather gloves - $69

I really like the leather gloves I spotted recently (online) at Banana Republic. I even like this orange-y color, which is weird b/c usually I like to get my first of a staple in a classic color...then get something fun next time around. You know, I just realized I've been saving my BR reward cards for the last year or so, so I bet I could snag a pair for "free." Nice!

What do you think about winter gloves? Do you have any fave brands for gloves?

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Is It Possible to Have Too Much Clothes?

I was watching Tim Gunn's Guide to Style the other day, and they featured a girl, Diana (click here for her episode), who had too much clothing without a good idea of how to put outfits together using all the fabulous stuff. I totally related to her situation b/c I am often bombarded with the amount of clothing I own and am sometimes overwhelmed trying to put an outfit together for work b/c there is so much to go through.

The show really got me wondering if it is possible to have too much clothes. I am the kind of person who always feels like they are missing something. I could always have a suede pair of brown boots...or a black pin skirt...or something else to compliment my wardrobe. I always feel like there is something missing from my closet. But perhaps even though there are items of clothing I feel like I am lacking...just maybe I already have too much clothing.

Here's my closet...yikes! Such a mess!

Yes, it's color coordinated, too:

Actually, I have pants in one group, then tops (left half - work stuff, right half - non-work stuff), suits, dresses, skirts. I also have jeans in a dresser, T-shirts somewhere else, a few standing bins of tank-tops, work out gear, and three bins of sweaters. I am feeling slightly embarrassed as I type this all out...sheesh! Perhaps my situation is worse than I originally imagined?

Anywho, I wanted to see what you guys think on this topic, so I created a poll. It's a bit reminiscent of the How Many Shoes Do You Have poll, but different enough for its own poll. :) Cast your vote!

Is it possible to have too much clothes?
No, what kind of question is this?!
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