Trends in Fashion Accessories

Fashion accessories are typically the easiest and cheapest way to update an otherwise outdated outfit. For the broke high-schoolers and twenty somethings, accessories are sometimes the only fashion items that are affordable. Tried and true, incorporating seasonal accessories make enough of a different to take on outfit from bad to good. Follow our posts on the latest accessories trends here!

Shades of Gray

Foggy, overcast, San Francisco springtime skies are my inspiration for all things gray.

Gray and Green Woolen Flower Coin Purse by Meilinger Zita,

Women's Merino Wool Gray and Red Bed Socks by Yiskah Knits,

Dark Cloud Hand Knitted Shawl by Sweetflowers,

Galaxy Earrings by Oleana Jewels,

Glamour Hostess Waist Apron by Creative Chics,

J’Adore Jennifer Fisher Jewelry

image of Jennifer Fisher JewelryA few years ago Jennifer Fisher was a new mom looking for the perfect piece of jewelry, displaying her son’s name, to accessorize her wardrobe with. Unable to easily find exactly what she was looking for, Jennifer took matters into her own hands – which is when Jennifer Fisher Jewelry was born. Today Jennifer designs everything from charms, necklaces, rings and earrings in rose, yellow and white gold to larger, edgier and bold statement cuffs, bracelets and rings in brass. Her jewels have caught the attention of wardrobe stylists and consultants around the globe, and have been featured on Sex and the City the Movie, The L Word, Gossip Girl, and Entourage.

Jennifer says her upbringing in Santa Barbara inspires a lot of her designs. She also cites part of her inspiration from Tom Ford “Anything Tom Ford is a collector’s item in my book. He’s the s*it and the years he was at Gucci will always be one of my favorite times in fashion”. Her line has grown to over 400 charms, four types of colored gold and diamond options. She’s even introduced pavé black or white diamond gothic letters, studded cuffs, insect charms, and skull rings.

Jennifer Fisher Jewelry can be purchased at her web shop and at Barneys New York.

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Review: Ecote Leather Boot

My Urban Outfitters package arrived last night. In it was a couple of gifts, which I won’t mention since recipients might be reading this post, AND Ecote boots for me! It’s been a cold December. I’ve needed socks and shoes everyday, wearing my limited assortment of boots and booties. I work a little over a mile walk from home (round trip), so I prefer to wear styles that are flat or have a low 1-2″ heel max. For he past month I’ve been on a serious hunt for cute, simple, and classy boots, none of that trendy junk. I’ve been frequenting ideeli, Ruelala, Hautelook, Zappos, Piperlime and Urban Outfitters hoping to find the perfect pair for new kicks.
If you know me well, you probably know I don’t buy anything at regular price. Lucky for me, most stores (aside from Piperlime) have a great sale shoe assortment, so I feel like I’m still able to find current styles at the right prices (note, current styles and trendy styles are not the same thing).
Back to the Urban Outfitters package; in it was a pair of Ecote Leather Crisscross Lace-Up Boots in light brown.

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I put them on, and they fit perfectly. My only complaint is that the top of the boot is a bit stiff and isn’t the most comfortable thing to have bumping up to your ankle with every step. I’ve worn them for a full day now and it seems like the stiffness is working itself out – that, or I’m getting used to the feeling!

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image of ecote leather zip booties I would strongly encourage anyone looking for bootie flats in black or light brown to pick these up. Hurry, they are on sale for $40, so they’ll be sold out before you know it!

Cap-toe shoes: A little bit naughty, a little bit nice

This seasons cap-toe shoe trend has shoe lovers all over the globe uniting.  Whether you prefer dainty pumps or biker boots, you’ll be sure to find the perfect cap-toe beauty to spice up your shoe collection.

Givenchy, Deena & Ozzy, Etro, Gianmarco Lorenzi

The metal cap-toe detail adds an unexpected twist to an ordinary shoe, but it’s also classic enough to wear for seasons to come.

And for those DIYers…you’ll love this DIY cap-toe project from Geri at  Because I’m Addicted.

What Are The Advantages Of Switching To Contact Lenses?

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Are you considering switching from glasses to contact lenses?

Since contact lenses were invented, they’ve been more popular than glasses, even with the slew of trendy and stylish eye wear available. In my opinion, contacts are more popular because they aren’t an obvious declaration of eyesight impairment (not sexy). Contact lenses do nothing to alter your appearance – unless you like the fake eye color look (I recommend you stay away from colored contacts).

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Contact lenses are great for active and sporty people.  Joggers, and contact sports players alike can attest to the annoyances eye wear can cause while engaged in activity. I’m a runner, and I know first hand how glasses can interfere with a distance run. Once your face starts to sweat the glasses don’t stay in place.

Overall, contacts are generally seen as the much more convenient and flexible option. Plus, you can wear contact lenses under other types of glasses like, sunglasses, goggles and 3D glasses at the movies!

There are plenty of online retailers that offer discounted contact lens packs so you don’t have to break your bank account in order to see. has some great packages at lower prices than most other stores.

*This post is in association with Get Lenses.

Goldplates Necklaces by Ana Locking

Goldplates necklaces are in the spotlight this Fall and Winter, due in part to Ana Locking’s latest Jewelry Collection called ‘Stance’.
Twisted metal nuts and gold plates dishes were mixed with natural pearls, metal mesh tubes were fitted and winded around the neck. The collection created a wonderful harmony between industrial and classic style.
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Americana inspired styles of Happy Socks designed by Opening Ceremony

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Shop Happy Socks for the limited edition of Americana styles designed by Opening Ceremony. The socks are available as a set of 4 for $50.

Opening Ceremony is a multifaceted retailer with shops, showroom, and private label collections. Opening Ceremony brings together emerging American talent with both young and established designers and artists from abroad. Each year, the unique commercial and cultural character of a visiting country is represented at Opening Ceremony by capturing the essence of the country’s consumer experience.
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Opening Ceremony has also become known for its myriad collaborations with the likes of Chloë Sevigny, Spike Jonze, Pendleton, Levi’s, Timberland, Keds, Robert Clergerie, and more.

A Pearl Is Created – Enter to Win!

A Pearl is Created:

In short, pearls are found inside living oysters. Pearls are the result of a biological process – they are the oyster’s way of protecting itself from foreign substances. The formation of a pearl begins when a foreign substance slips into an oyster, which irritate­s the oyster (kind of like the oyster getting a splinter). The oyster’s natural reaction is to cover up that irritant with layers of a nacre substance (the same substance that is used to create the shell). This eventually forms a pearl. So a pearl is a foreign substance covered with layers of nacre.

Laguna Pearl is an established Beverly Hills based store that sells pearl jewelry exclusively.  I recently got myself a pair of White Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings from Laguna Pearl. The studs are amazing.  The luster and appearance were both fantastic. I could not see any blemishes (through the naked eye). The pearls are perfectly rounded and the same size, and the color is excellent. Additionally, the shipping was quick and the packaging was impressive. Overall I would rate these pearl studs as flawless, and would recommend Laguna Pearl to anyone looking to buy some new pearl jewelry.

Speaking of getting new pearl jewelry – please enter the Summer Giveaway for a chance to win a $750 gift card to There will be 5 runner-up prizes including necklaces and earrings. And everyone who enters will be given a discount of $20-$150 to use online!

The first runner-up will receive a freshwater Pearl Necklace.

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The next four Runners Up win a set of White Akoya Stud Earrings

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