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Happy Fourth!

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Wishing you and your family a fun and fabulous Independence Day!

xo,

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Gift Guide for Graduates

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College Graduates

It’s that time again already. The time that lots of our family and friends are reaching the milestones of High School and College Graduation. And I, for one, am always trying to find the perfect gift for them, particularly for the girl grads in my life. Because I know they are the ones who especially love my clever and creative gifts. So here are a few of my favorite finds, and there are even a few on here (like the mophie–ok maybe in another color) that even the guys will love!

Onward and upward my graduating friends! xo,

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  1. Scalloped Leather Card Holder: Hold all of your new business cards in style with this leather scalloped card holder!
  2. Black and White Bluetooth Speaker: Pump up the jam to your graduation party with this dice inspired Bluetooth speaker!
  3. kate spade new york Tackle Box: This isn’t your grandfather’s tackle box! This fabulous gift box features everything your graduate will need to make their new office one-of-a-kind!
  4. Ikat Nestling Box Set: Getting organized has never been so easy or chic! I love these ikat leopard print boxes for storing all of those little odds and ends!
  5. Acrylic Stapler: Give your grad’s new office a sleek look with this acrylic stapler!
  6. Acrylic Tape Dispenser: I love when something boring can become a beautiful source of inspiration, like this acrylic tape dispenser!
  7. Acrylic Letter Tray: Everyone will want to fill up your inbox when it looks this fabulous! In fact I have all 3 of these gorgeous acrylic pieces from Kate Spade on my own desk!
  8. Navy Greek Key Notepad & Holder: Any gift can be even more special when it is personalized! This classic Greek Key notepad will surely help keep your new grad organized while on the job hunt!
  9. Daveney Laptop Bag: Is your grad always on the go? This classic black and white stripe laptop bag is perfect! You can always fill it with other goodies!
  10. Mophie Juice Pack Ultra Charging Case: Nobody wants to miss that all-important job offer because their phone died! Save the day with this sleek gold phone case that can extend your phone’s battery life by more than 150%!
  11. Rose Faux Leather Passport Holder: Do you know a graduate that’s jetting off on vacation as soon as they get their diploma? I do! And this fun, floral passport holder can get her there in style.
  12. SeeThru Snap On MacBook Laptop Case: I love this bright blue laptop case that can add some fun personal style to the work place!
  13. Beats by Dr. Dre in Rose Gold: I love these rose gold headphones. They are perfect for travel, the commute to work, or that 5 o’clock workout!
  14. Elana Pointed Toe Pumps: Dress your grad in these classic black pumps that never go out of style! Perfect to wear from work to play!
  15. Slim Runway Leather Strap Watch: Timing is everything! And nobody wants to be late for a job interview! Keep your graduate on time this summer with this sleek gold watch with a white leather strap!
  16. Personalized Passport Case & Luggage Tag: Does their new job require a lot of travel? This set of personalized passport case and luggage tag can make all of those business trips extra sweet!

 

 

Gift Guide: St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patricks Day

I’m Irish. Well, partly. And maybe that’s why I am so crazy about the color green. I’ll take my heritage as an excuse to go shopping to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. And if you want to do a bit of celebrating for this fun Spring holiday, why not do some retail therapy, too? Check out my favorite pics that are all in my favorite color and they might just bring you the luck of the Irish.

Happy St. Paddy’s Day, friends!

xo,

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  1. KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Tilt Head Stand Mixer: Mix up some fun St. Patrick’s Day goodies for your lucky friends in this clover green mixer!
  2. Vienna Lane Keepsake Box: A lovely storage for that four leaf clover, this sweet keepsake box with a silver bow and green enamel is the perfect touch of green!
  3. Wool Blend Stadium Coat: Stay warm this St. Patrick’s Day in this gorgeous wool coat in every Irish man’s favorite shade of emerald!
  4. Bel Air Emerald Mini Scoop Vase: Don’t want to tuck your luck away, proudly display your four-leaf clover in this mini vase with a punch of bright color!
  5. Midori Emerald-Green Lamp: I love the deep emerald green of this triple-gourd lamp. It’s perfect for St. Pats and every day of the year.
  6. Vista Alegre Emerald Dessert Plate: Serve up some green holiday treats on these Art Deco inspired emerald dessert plates! I know my daughter and I will be baking some sweet green treats that would look lovely on these beauties.
  7. Malachite Oct Vase: This art deco inspired malachite vase with gold accents is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day décor that will blend in with your home outside of the holidays!
  8. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte: This bold perfume comes in this rich emerald green bottle that just might bring you some Irish luck!
  9. Emerald Colorblock Rockstud Patent Leather Pump: Rock your St. Patrick’s Day event in these studded patent leather pumps! If I’m lucky, I’ll get a pair of these this year.
  10. ‘Small Soleil’ Leather Bucket Bag: I love the clean lines of this leather bucket bag! It’s simplicity carries it from day to night elegantly in a fun grass green!
  11. Stone Drop Earrings: Add a fabulous touch of emerald green to your St. Paddy’s Day outfit with these sparkly drop earrings!
  12. Le Creuset Chuck’s Birthday Dutch Oven: In honor of founder Chuck Williams’ 100th birthday, Williams Sonoma is offering this limited edition emerald green dutch oven from Le Creuset! How lucky can you get?
  13. ‘Shimmer Collection – Kelly Green’ Stainless Steel Water Bottle: You all know Kelly Green is one of my favorite colors, and what better way to add some pep to your work-out routine, than with this fabulous stainless steel water bottle? Lucky you to look stylish and stay hydrated all at once.
  14. Smythson Travel and Experiences Notebook: You can write all about your trip to Ireland for the upcoming holiday in this emerald green notebook!
  15. kate spade new york Grosgrain Stripe Pot Mitt: Stay in the St. Paddy’s Day spirit year round with these great emerald and white stripe pot mitts! This classic color is especially perfect for Spring.
  16. Diner Stripe Oven Mitt: Whether you’re cooking up a big holiday feast or just a few treats, be sure to cook in holiday style with these emerald green oven mitts!
  17. Crepe A-Line Dress: You won’t get pinched in this great green dress, but you may get an extra glance or two!

 

 

Gift Guide: Valentine’s Date Night

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Date Night

Well the Valentine’s Day celebrations begin today! When this Romantic holiday falls on a Sunday, it’s an excuse to celebrate all weekend long, right? And you not only have to look great for those dates with your sweetheart, you might want some of these gorgeous fashion and beauty items for your Valentine’s Day surprise. But don’t panic, there’s still time for overnighting some of these things in time for the next few days of celebrations. And if you’re like me, even if my gift is a bit late, as long as it’s fabulous I can wait a day or two longer for it to arrive.

So here are my picks for the perfect date night items to help you look lovely or ideas for the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise. Can you say scalloped pink bag? I can! Happy Shopping Sweeties! xo,

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  1. Oval Statement Earrings– I love these gorgeous blush stone statement earrings from Kendra Scott. They add the perfect touch of glamour to any date night look and will look sweet all year if they are wrapped with a pretty bow as your sweet surprise this year.
  1. Fox Fur Vest – This red and black fur vest with leather insets adds an edgy vibe to your wardrobe for a little Va Va Voom this Valentine’s Day! Perfect with leggings and my favorite black booties!
  1. Rose Gold Pavé & Baguette Barrel Ring – This rose gold pave and baguette ring is just the bling you need to add the extra touch of sparkle to your look!
  1. Gold Kate Spade Watch – Perfect for everyday wear, this simple gold band with just a hint of pink in the signature logo is a perfectly luxe gift from your sweetie!
  1. Red Armani Tonal-Striped Jacket – This wool Armani Collezioni jacket features a tone-on-tone stripe detail and a slim, feminine silhouette. As you know, I love a good stripe and how can you go wrong with this power color from business to an evening out?
  1. Maison Blanc- Pink Citron Candle – This beautiful pink and gold candle tin with a ripe grapefruit scent with subtle hints of rose is perfect for a Valentine’s day treat! Or give it to yourself and enjoy it while getting beautiful and relaxed for your night out with your honey.
  1. Yves Saint Laurent Nail Lacquer – This vibrant Rouge Pop Art red nail lacquer with an extreme shine and care formula completes your couture look from head to toe!
  1. Ankle Strap Sandal – The Court ankle strap sandal from Vince Camuto is delicious in Chianti! The rich color is sure to complete an elegant look!
  1. Blush Scalloped Tote Bag – The Lily Avenue Carrigan in ballet slipper from Kate Spade is a sweet scalloped tote that can easily carry you from day to night!
  1. Valentino ‘Donna’ Fragrance – This timeless fragrance is heavenly with mixes of rose, leather, patchouli, and vanilla! It’s beautiful to wear and a fabulous bottle to add a glamorous touch to your vanity!
  1. Ruffle Hem-Pencil Skirt – This Vermilion colored skirt is a dream! The ladylike silhouette can go from work to play with just a few accessory changes, which is perfect when you’re in and out of the office just before date night!
  1. Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm – Clinique’s sugar scrub and lip balm provide instant and long-lasting moisture to get your smackers in great shape for a Valentine’s kiss!
  1. Love Charm Bracelet – Want just a little touch of love from your sweetheart? Well you can have it with this 14k gold fill charm bracelet! Delicate enough for everyday wear to remind you of your special someone.
  1. Nude Cat Eye Sunglasses – The Lily cat eye sunglasses from Tom Ford are perfect for your retro-chic valentine look! Pair it with a great blow-out and you’ll be looking sexy and glamorous for your romantic date.
  1. Confetti Zip Around Wallet – The Confetti Print Lacey zip around wallet from Kate Spade is so versatile! It’s perfect as a wallet or a clutch covered in hearts for a casual or festive look!
  1. Tom Ford Lips and Boys Lip Color – I love a bold punch of color and this Tom Ford Lip Color in Roberto is just the high impact shade I need! Pucker up, girls with this lovely shade of red.

 

 

 

 

 

Gift Guide: Valentines Home Edition

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Who is in the mood for love?

I love an excuse for gift giving (and receiving) and we are just days from the most romantic and hopefully gift-filled day of the year! If you’re like me, I think chocolates are over-rated and I’d rather have something I really want like a fabulous design book, a gorgeous accessory or a glamorous new lamp. Yes, why not ask your Valentine for the perfect gift for the home this year. It’s the perfect treat for design-lovers like you and me? So here are a few of my favorites to add to your wish list.

Hoping your home suddenly get a fun POP of Valentine’s Red or Sweet Pink for your decor this week! xo,

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  1. Penelope Pendant Lamp – Jonathan Adler’s Penelope Pendant Lamp in red adds the high gloss accent needed to say “va va voom” in your home!
  1. Wine Velvet Dining Chairs – Gather around the dining table with your special someone or a group of close friends in these wine Velvet Lydia Dining Chairs because this rich shade of red is definitely on trend this year!
  1. White and Pink Lacquer Tray – The white lacquer tray with a pink inset can be the perfect feminine touch you are looking to add to your vanity or desk. It’s great to hold your jewelry or your mail, or a bit of both.
  1. Rose Striped Bowl – We all know I love stripes and fresh flowers, so what better way to combine two of my favorite things than this bowl! Hopefully your honey fills it with a bunch of pink peonies as a bonus.
  1. Maison Jardin – Yuzu Rose Stonecrop Candle – With notes of yuzu, rose, and lavender this coconut wax blend candle is the perfect relaxing fragrance in a perfectly romantic floral tin.
  1. Gramercy Animal Print Rug – I love a leopard print, especially in a fun color like this red wool and silk blend from Kate Spade. What a chic print to add some pizazz to your home.
  1. Gold Heart-Shaped Bowl – Annieglass offers this roman antique glass heart bowl in gold as the perfect place to keep your jewelry from that special someone who stole your heart!
  1. Gilded Flower Studies – These romantic gilded metal floral sculptures from Tommy Mitchell are mounted on linen and hung individually in acrylic boxes for an artful display. It’s one way to keep your flowers looking fresh and beautiful for years to come.
  1. Gold Starburst Mirror – Add a touch of glitz to your home with this gold starburst mirror. This is one classic motif that I truly LOVE and so will you!
  1. Red Vase – A stunning red accent piece, this red vase, inspired by the naturally occurring color and pattern in agate, is perfect empty or overflowing with your favorite flowers. I’d probably fill it with lots of white hydrangeas.
  1. Garden Drive Jewelry Box – Kate Spade offers the cutest red lacquer jewelry box complete with her signature gold bow clasp! Perfect to punch up the color in your closet or vanity or it would look great on a desk or dresser too.
  1. Make It Happen Notebook – As you know, journaling is one of the most relaxing parts of parts of my day. In this journal, you can write down all of your goals and the steps to make them happen or write down your gratitude for all your many blessings like your sweetheart and all the other loves in your life.
  1. Hexagon Removable Wallpaper – What better way to revamp your space than with wallpaper? And this removable wallpaper means no long term commitment but you will love it so much that you’ll want to marry it.
  1. Ming Storage Chest – This rouge piece by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is a fun pop of color that adds functional storage to your space. This charming piece will have you falling in love with it for years to come.
  1. The Big Book of Chic – This fabulous book of interiors by designer Miles Redd is a stunning collection of eclectic design and in it’s Valentine color palette, it’s the perfect tome for the design-lovers in your life.
  2. La Rosa Fruit Bowl – What a lovely way to to add a touch of red to your kitchen with this whimsical rose motif fruit bow. Fill it up with treats for the apple of your eye.
  1. Red and White Stripe Throw – A fabulous textured stripe throw is great to snuggle up on the sofa with your special someone. This one is light weight and perfect for year-round cuddling no matter your climate.
  1. Pink and White Stripe Euro Sham – Feminine pink and white stripes are a great accent for any room and the perfect seasonal refresh for your bedroom.
  1. Kyoto Pillow Covers – A Japanese-inspired print with metallic accents can add a touch of glamour to your design and looks great layered with stripes for the perfect mix of sexy and sweet!
  1. Jewel Glass Lamp – Regina Andrew’s glass lamp in amethyst can be the moody accent color you need in your space. This gives a whole new meaning to “jewel” tones. It’s jewelry for your home instead of your hand.