posted on December 05, 2013 by
Screw the halls. This is the season for decking yourself out! From necklaces that make a statement to simple studs, the next page in the Holiday 2013 Girly Gift Guide is all about adding a little bling. Check out the full guide below the collection, or by clicking here. Happy girly gifting!
1. C.Wonder Bling Cocktail Ring, 48. 2. PB Teen Dress Frame Jewelry Holder, 59. 3. C.Wonder Peacock Statement Necklace, 128. 4. Giles & Brother Railroad Spike Ring, 80. 5. Heather Hawkins Geode Studs, 110. 6. Madewell Pavé Arrowstack Necklace, 65. 7. J.Crew Textured Bangle Set, 39.50 8. Kate Spade Locked In Pyramid Bangle, 68. 9. Anthropologie Brasserie Layered Necklace, 68. 10. House Of Harlow Triangle Collar Necklace, 68. 11. Tinley Road Stone Chain Drop Earrings, 26. 12. Michael Kors Pave Pyramid Studs, 65. 13. Alex & Ani Sacred Studs Bangle, 38. 14. House Of Harlow Leather Sunburst Ring, 45.
posted on November 15, 2013 by
Have you ladies heard of Confetti by Annette? It’s a new line of handmade jewelry started by Annette Stepanian out of L.A. Her line is inspired by the confetti used to celebrate life’s special moments, and is designed with the spirit of celebrating yourself and your life every single day. It’s about throwing everything up in the air and trusting that it will all fall into place. Annette herself took a leap of faith when she left her job as a lawyer to discover what made her feel alive and happy. Annette’s story is so inspiring. I’m lucky to have a job doing what I love, but I do dream of being able to turn this little blog into a business. Which is perhaps why I’m drawn to Annette’s story – and her jewelry! I love what her line stands for. It’s about showing up to the party that is your life. It’s about honoring yourself and taking responsibility for you feel, look and live. And it’s about leaving this world with a little more sparkle than when you arrived. Well said, Annette.
Definitely take a moment to check out Annette’s jewelry. She combines timeless designs with vivid colors, fresh twists, a dash of sparkle, and a pinch of playfulness. Her jewelry is whimsical and sophisticated, and just like confetti, they are small pieces that make a big impression. And lucky for us, Annette has offered a discount code for all Girly Obsessions readers. You can save 10% (now through November 24th) with the code GIRLY10. Thanks, Annette!
I will also be giving away one of my favorite pieces from the line: the Fall in Love Necklace. You can enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway ends Friday, November 22nd, and the winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!!
In the meantime, check out Annette’s favorite fall obsessions, all of which I share!
posted on September 23, 2013 by
How was everyone’s weekend? Mine started with a Vampire Weekend concert on Friday which was awesome (I’m feeling a Ezra Koenig hottie post coming up…) and ended on my couch last night watching the Emmy’s. Did you watch? Fave moment of the night? In case you missed the show, here’s everything you need to know in GIF form. I think NPH summed it up best when he joked, “This just in: No one in America is winning their Emmy office pool.” The evening was full of surprising upsets, and I hate to say it, but kind of upsetting fashion. There were a few great looks, but overall, I was underwhelmed. Of course I still managed to round-up a few red carpet trends. Some good. Some bad. Well, kind of mostly bad. Let’s take a look…
Did your faves win? And who is your pick for best dressed?
These ladies took nude to the next level with lots of embellishments. I mostly loved Claire’s gown, which is covered in lace, but I think she might be showing too much boob. I know that sounds weird since she barely has boobs (which I’m allowed to say cause I don’t either), but the fit in the chest isn’t doing her any favors. Her boobs look a bit saggy, which I’m sure they’re not. Speaking of boobs, Kerry’s look great. I love the top of her Marchesa gown, but I’m not sold on the bottom. January’s dress has a lot of detail but is a snooze fest. I think even she was bored with it since she told Ryan Seacrest, “Well, Givenchy made it for me, so I wore it.” OK, then… Julie’s hair and face look amazing, but her ruffles can’t compete with Linda Cardinelli’s (see below).
posted on September 10, 2013 by
This past Saturday was gorgeous, the perfect city day, so my husband and I took a trip to Soho for some fall shopping. And some French food eating. On our way to Balthazar I stumbled upon what is now my new fave store: Aritzia. I don’t know how I’ve never noticed it before – it opened two years ago, it’s massive, and in a prime location on the corner of Broadway and Spring. Maybe I’ve just been too busy celeb-stalking to notice? And actually, it was my husband who pointed it out, saying “that looks like a store you’d like.” He knows me well…because I pretty much wanted it all.
And there was A LOT of it. Something which usually overwhelms me, but the space was so well designed and organized, that I was able to find plenty of things to try on! Too many things…
If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, Aritzia began in 1984 with one shop in Vancouver, Canada, and has expanded to over 50 locations across North America. But don’t worry, if they aren’t in your city, you can shop their entire collection online! The aesthetic is trendy, artsy, romantic and edgy. The brands are mostly exclusive in-house labels, but they do have a few outsiders in the mix. The styles range from sporty-chic casual wear in bright neons to monochromatic, edgy office wear. The prices are mostly affordable. And the dressing rooms are full of helpful sales associates and, unfortunately, communal mirrors. Which are a surprisingly good sales tactic. If I’m forced to come out of the dressing room to look at myself, and someone tells me that whatever I have on looks cute, I’m probably buying it.
I ended up leaving the store with a pair of pants, a tank and a blazer, but there were sooo many cute things I was coveting. Here is a collection of some of my faves:
posted on July 19, 2013 by
It’s that time of year again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is on and you can save on all the fab new items for Fall, now through August 4th. (I know, who wants to think about Fall yet? Although with this heat we’re having in the Northeast, I’m ready for some cooler temps!) I’ve pulled
some of a lot of my fave clothes, shoes and accessories, most of which I’m trying to avoid putting in my shopping cart, and categorized them by the trends I’m noticing. What are some of your favorite items trends you’re seeing for next season?
1. Feminine Tops
Flowing silhouettes, luxe fabrics and girly details add a feminine touch on top.
posted on June 27, 2013 by
An item in my closet that I am obsessed with and wish I could wear every single day is the maxi dress. Flowy, comfortable, stylish – what’s not to love? They are flattering for all shapes and sizes; it’s definitely a wardrobe staple. I love that you can wear them casually or pair them with some jewelry and heels for a night out. They are available in a variety of different styles from stripes to ruffles to a hi/low hem. They even make maxi skirts. What are your thoughts about maxi dresses? Do you love them as much as I do?
Here are some that I am eyeing up to add to my collection:
posted on March 28, 2013 by
I can’t tell you the last time I bought something denim that wasn’t a pair of jeans. I don’t even own a jean jacket. Maybe that’s because I keep having flashbacks to the jean jacket with embroidered Disney characters I had as a kid. I think it scarred me. (Sorry Mom, I know I was into it at the time.) But I’m totally loving the chambray trend that’s happening now – a soft, modern twist on a classic material. From boyfriend-fit tops to polished jackets, there are so many cute options that can easily be dressed up or down. And I’m loving all the polka dot accents! Here are some of my faves:
1. J.Crew Chambray Schoolboy Blazer $168 // 2. Rubbish Sleeveless Workwear Shirt $44 // 3. MARC by Marc Jacobs ‘Dotty’ Shirt $228 // 4. Fire Chambray Bustier Babydoll Tank $38 // 5. Gap Chambray Academy Blazer $90
posted on February 25, 2013 by
Happy red-carpet-recap Monday! How was everyone’s weekend? I had a much-needed couch-a-thon that started at 8am Saturday and ended with the Academy Awards. Who else watched? Thoughts? What’s the verdict on Seth McFarlane as a host? I thought he was ok, although I think I laughed at more of his jokes than the audience did. Awkward. But there are a lot of other highlights to be discussed, including some fabulous fashion moments. (Although in general I was bit underwhelmed with the fashions this year. Why is no one wearing color??)
What was your fave moment of the night? And your pick for best dressed?
1. Pointy Pixies & Best-Dressed Beauties
Charlize and Anne both rocked statuesque dresses with adorable pixie haircuts and pointy things happening in the boob area. I don’t know why Anne has so many haters. I love her, and her perfectly placed
seams nipples. I’m glad they have their own Twitter account and hashtag: #LesNipplerables. Jessica is glowing in her Armani gown, the custom copper color compliments her hair perfectly. She said this dress “is a very ‘Happy birthday, Mr. President’ kind of dress.” Serious va-va-voom! She is one of my top three of the night, along with Amy and Jennifer, who both looked gorgeous in their voluminous gowns. Jennifer had a lot of quotable moments, but my fave was when a reporter asked her about tripping on her dress, she replied with “What do you mean what happened? Look at my dress. I tried to walk up stairs in this dress. That’s what happened.” I love her. And I love that Hugh Jackman came to her rescue. A real life Prince Charming!
posted on February 22, 2013 by
Have you heard about Glance? Just launched yesterday, it’s a new way to shop all of your favorite items from Zappos. It’s curated, social shopping. It’s simple and friendly. It’s trending. It’s Pinterest meets e-commerce. And I love it!
Zappos is one of my favorite online retailers. Not only do they have a huge selection, they also have the best costumer service. Which is worth a lot. It’s worth my business! I could probably shop elsewhere and get a better price (unless an item is on sale, they don’t offer discounts) but the friendly service, the overnight shipping and the 365-day return policy is what keeps me coming back.
posted on February 04, 2013 by
Happy Monday everyone! As you know, being from Baltimore, I am a huge Ravens fan so I am THRILLED they won last night! I surrendered my nails to the anxiety of the game, but it was well worth it! Anyone else happy they won?
Moving on…For those of you with a smart phone, you know that finding the perfect case can be an annoying task. For me, I want something that protects my
investment phone, but isn’t too bulky or heavy, and of course, is girly and cute. When I had my iPhone 4, I went through cases like they were going out of style. Well, I guess they were, since phone case trends seem to change like fashion trends. The last case I had was a Case-Mate Barely There case in neon pink, which I adored. But when I upgraded to the iPhone 5, there were hardly any cases available, including the neon pink case, so I opted for the Case-Mate Glam in Champagne. And I LOVE it. It’s sparkly and fun and totally girly! It’s a little bulky, but like with shoes, I’ll sacrifice a bit of comfort for style!
Since I bought that case a few months ago, Case-Mate has completely revamped their line, offering 4 new collections of well-designed, well-made, high-end cases – perfect ready to wear accessories to dress up your phone. Some are only available for the iPhone 5, but others are available for the iPhone 4, the Samsung Galaxy S and the Blackberry z10. The collections are REFINED, a mix of metals and sparkles for a modern design and refined beauty; CRAFTED, which uses sophisticated materials like wood and pearl for a timeless style;SIGNATURE, which uses genuine leather for a classic and sophisticated style; and PRINTS, a collection of bright and whimsical cases from well-known illustrators and designers.
These are some of my faves from each collection. Do you have a smart phone? If so, how do you like to accessorize it?