Friday, January 27, 2012

sole society......

Is there anything we women love more than a great pair of shoes?  Well maybe a box of amazing chocolates, but for me....shoes are where its at!  Sole Society has an amazing selection of shoes for $49.95 each....

Here are some of their shoes.  You can find them at Sole Society!






Tuesday, January 24, 2012

oh coco......

The best things in life are free!  Think about the things that bring you joy.... for me it's the simple things like spending time with my children, a candlelit dinner with hubby, the smell of fresh cut grass, sittting by the ocean on a warm, sunny day (could use this about now....hate winter!!!), a warm cup of tea and a roaring fire, chatting with a good friend, the smell of a pie baking in the oven on a cold winter day, candles everywhere!, fresh cut flowers, cuddling with my dog.... think about the things that make you happiest today!  Most of them are free but have to admit there are other things that are second best that do cost...  A trip to Paris in the springtime......exploring Tuscany and Florence...... unlimited shopping on Madison Avenue....ok... back to reality!

One thing that has become clearest to me is that of all the things I cherish it is my health.  If you don't have health and quality of life then you can't enjoy all the rest....  so be thankful today for that!

Have a great day!!!

tony duquette and coach......

Hitting Coach stores this February is the new limited edition jewelry collaboration with the Tony Duquette Estate.  Absolutely gorgeous baubles $500 and under.... ready, set..  shop!!!!






Thursday, January 19, 2012

find your passion....


creative minds.....

Whenever I come across something unique and creative I love to share it with all of you.  This idea comes from HD Inspirations and I just loved it!  They made these pendant lights with decanters!  Very clever.....




Wednesday, January 18, 2012

creating in the studio......

It's been a while since I posted anything because my computer has been down!  Been busy working on orders, special orders and upcoming trunk shows..... thought I would share some of my newest creations with you.........

black and gold elegance.....

"Be Mine" oval shaped buckle



"Be My Valentine" belt buckle in gold and black with rhinestones

Silver and gold "Sweetheart" buckle

"Tangled Web" belt buckle

"Floral Fantasy" silver and gold buckle 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

think about it....


customize your flats....

Jordana Silver is the brainchild behind the unique company that allows you to choose a flat and then customize them with different designs that can easily be changed based upon your clothing choice on any particular day!  Jordana, a former Michael Kors designer recently launched her collection of flats with the customizable clip on accents.



Friday, January 6, 2012

today's thought......


spoonflower.....

Imagine being able to design your own fabrics!  How much fun is that?  Well that is exactly what the site Spoonflower.com allows you to do!

You create your very own fabric design on their site by uploading either a digital photo, a scan of artwork or a design created in a graphics program such as photoshop or illustrator.  You upload it, select the fabric, size and layout and in 10 to 11 days it's delivered to your door!  Think about how much fun this could be?!  And creative... pillows, curtains, clothing...you name it, anything made with fabric and its totally unique and totally yours!

Fabric prices run from $18 to $32 a yard.  Check them out at Spoonflower!  And there is no minimum order to boot!  So get creating!




Thursday, January 5, 2012

snake skin trend....

Start stocking up on snakeskin shoes, handbags and other accessories along with snakeskin inspired print dresses, skirts..... it's the rage for spring 2012.....  Happy shopping girls!

spring trends...


Get ready for spring....be on the lookout for beautiful tropical prints to hit the stores and brighten your wardrobe!

Top Photo:  Just Cavalli Top available at net a porter,  Tropical Leggings from Topshop, Tropical Backpack also from Topshop and the Tropical Halter Gown from Matthew Williamson.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

new years resolutions.....

Make them easy, that's what I say!  I quit smoking last year and didn't do it for a New Years resolution.  It was a few months into the year when I just said "enough"!  My skin is clearer, I breathe better, feel healthier and have a ton of extra cash every month to boot!  I did put on 10 pounds but five of them are now gone and I only have five to go.....worth every bit of effort!  I did it with the help of the nicoderm patch and would highly recommend it.  I did listen to every bit of their advice though.... I did all three steps!  Don't skip a step (like after step 2 if you feel like you don't need it, trust me, you do...) go through all the steps.  I am now completely free and never have cravings anymore... even with coffee!  So my advice for New Years resolutions is keep them easy...  When you are ready to tackle the big stuff like weight loss, quitting bad habits...etc.. it won't happen just because its the beginning of a new year, it will happen because you truly want it!

Here are mine for 2012.....


get creative....

I love when I find interesting, fun and pretty crafts online.  This project is a felt scarf which is so cute, easy and flattering.  What a fun project on a cold winter day!

The project and all its instructions are at Watch Me Daddy


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

anthropologie....

Start the new year off with some of my favorite things that whisper "spring is on its way!" (ok, I'm being an optimist here!)  Seriously though, I love the store Anthropologie.  I could (and have) spent hours just walking around looking at everything.  I especially love all their little books!  These are some of my favorite things......  All of these can be found at Anthropologie.

Can you imagine hanging this outside under a porch and filling it with comfy pillows and just drifting off for a little afternoon nap?  I can!

I just love owls and this little guy is just so happy looking....and he is a cookie jar!

Love to journal?  I do and this journal is just so cool.  Start the New Year with a gratitude journal!  Write down each day what you are thankful for!

I am imagining climbing into this bed which just looks so comfy and pretty!  Love this!!

Anyone who knows me knows I am obsessed with clocks and this little knob is just too cute!  I am seeing this  on a cool piece of furniture I have rescued from a flea market, painted either black or white and put these fabulous knobs on!

Not a big fan of the monogrammed mug but these are just so different and whimsical....