Designer Arm Candy

 

pic from google images. not my arm (sadly!)

There are some things you look at that make your heart sing! ūüéľūüé§ (I borrowed this phrase from a prominent YouTuber, Minks4All). Today’s topic is bracelets, also known arm candy when strategically stacked/positioned to create what some consider to be a work of art! In this post I am including my FAVORITE designer bracelets from: ¬†Lagos, Cartier, Hermes, Gucci, Tiffany, Louis Vuitton and Van Cleef. These items ARE¬†on my #wishlist – some things never come off because they are #SUPERexpensive ūü§Ď A girl can dream can’t she?!

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LAGOS – Absolutely LOVE the subtle, yet classy way they mix metals, particularly black (caviar) ūüĖ§ with silver, gold or pearl. All are stunning!

 

Next up is the infamous CARTIER love bracelet, obviously in gold (DUH!) WITH diamonds! No additional commentary needed here.¬†ūüė©

 

HERMES H bracelet. Many colors available, take your pick! I prefer narrow (0.5 inch) in some combination of black, silver, white or gold. Their signature orange is also a go.

 

 

 

GUCCI Loved pendant bracelet with pearls. Great for a night out on the town!

 

 

 

 


TIFFANY HARDWEAR Link Bracelet in gold, medium.

LOUIS VUITTON Idylle Blossom Bracelet, Yellow Gold with Diamonds.

 

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Vintage Alhambra bracelet. This is a new brand for me; but, I LOVE this bracelet and it looks SO good on!

 

 

 

 

You don’t have to be rich to get these looks. Find something similar in your price range and rock with it!

Small Things (tech, fashion, beauty, accessories and more!)

I am not a fan of large things: from pieces of meat (i.e. steak) to handbags to jewelry, large (desktop) computers, bottles of lotion, you name it. Yes,¬†I know that in most some cases you get a better “value” by¬†purchasing things in the larger size or in bulk as we like to call it – I just tend to not do that. Particularly when it comes to beauty, my Small Things approach allows me to “cycle trough” products¬†faster¬†and try new things more frequently (fun!) without becoming a hoarder! When you purchase the big/value size you¬†are locked in for what feels like forever!!!! ūüė© The smaller version also¬†makes for easier travel – you don’t have to spend time figuring out “what fits” in this bag or what fits in that bag, you can just take everything! One¬†other factor that has recently become a bigger influence in my purchasing¬†decision is¬†packaging. For example, beauty products with no pump, spray or that doesn’t come in a tube? Count me out!

This post features a few of my favorite Small Things¬†in tech, fashion, beauty, accessories and more! Some items I¬†own and a few¬†are on my¬†*wish list. Most are also great ideas for Mother’s Day. ūüĆł Enjoy!

 

Compact mirror – Yes, darling! A super cute item to splurge on. Keep it in your purse or give it as a gift!

 

 

 

 

 

Key pouch – This is¬†my wallet… really! Why carry around 10 or 20 cards everyday?? On a typical day I only need 3¬†cards (ID, credit card, insurance card) and they all fit comfortably in this pouch with room to spare. Hook this to my keys and I’m out the door! Need¬†to add cash?¬†Also no problem. (I do own one¬†regular-size wallet¬†but I rarely¬†use it!) #downsize

 

 

 

 

 

Hand cream and hand sanitizer in the smallest sizes available. OK, this one is really a twofer; but, they go hand in hand (get it? ha!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSA Approved Quart Size Bag. Great for short weekend trips home or take it with you to the beach!

 

 

 

 

 

Bluetooth Speaker РCompact,  cute and the sound is good enough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyday¬†Handbag: LOVE! Do I have larger handbags? Yes (a couple)! BUT if I’m not traveling or going to work this beauty will likely be¬†at my side.

 

 

 

 

*Jewelry¬†case. How much jewelry do¬†you own? (I’ll wait…….) How many pieces do you consider to be staples, meaning pieces you wear regularly…. ūü§Ē For me, it’s¬†2-3 rings, a couple of bracelets, 2 pairs of earring studs (pearl, *diamond) and 1-2 necklaces, that’s it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laptop – Small, portable, gorgeous! Get rid of your dinosaur and DOWNSIZE!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Moisturizing cream (night time only) РThis is 1 of 2 of my pot-type exceptions for packaging; but, I do always buy the 0.5 ounce size for maximum freshness. This is one of very few exceptions for me when it comes to packaging, thanks to these mini disposable spatulas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch box. The perfect size, easy to clean and also includes a fork, knife and spoon. Plus it looks cooler than the typical¬†tupperware ūüė¨

Chloe for Jewelry

I recently discovered new jewelry storage pieces by Chloe at Nordstrom. I love each of these pieces – they are so sheek! All 3 pieces below come in black but I like the cream color¬†much better. And the jewelry roll has to be great for travel. I always find myself sticking my earrings and watches in random places in purse or carry on. It’s also a great time to set a sale alert on you¬†Shop Style¬†app, just in time for your favorite gal’s Christmas¬†gift! Or as I always say, but it NOW and check back later for a¬†price match!¬†¬†‚̧‚̧‚̧

box portfolio roll

roll, box, porfolio

Spring Fling

Spring is in the air and I’m so excited about my two (2) favorite colors for spring: yellow and power blue. Most¬†combinations will work. Happy shopping!

Shoe, Tote, Watch, Perfume, Paisley Top, Necklace, iPhone 6 case, Earrings, Yellow Top, Purse, Bracelet

Neiman for Travel

My luggage has taken a beating over the past 3 years: Budapest, Rome, Brussels, Vienna, San Francisco, Miami, Prague to San Diego. The miles are starting to show!

That¬†story is my way of convincing myself that I need a new, stylish travel bag just so I can look and feel cool(er) ūüėé Now… I really want a¬†Louis Vuitton bag – but since my quest for¬†ERE is taking precedence at the moment (unless of course I find a super duper sale), I’m also trying to convince myself that I can be just as happy¬†with¬†one of these great Travel options from¬†Neiman Marcus. ¬†‚ô•‚ô•‚ô•¬†them

Before you shop, be sure to check out my tips!

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Charger & Cord Case

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Parisian Luggage

Jewelry Roll
Jewelry Roll