Wednesday Vases

I would love to come home from work to an array of vases in all different sizes filled with all different kinds of flowers.

Then I found the Bosphorus Vases from Pottery Barn.
They are hand blown in Turkey and
are weighted on the bottom to support heavy flowers (like orchids or tulips).


Cylinder vases are so sleek.
I love them all filled and grouped together,
but I also love a little bud glasses lined up on the window seal or in the restroom with a super fragrant flower like gardenias or hyacinth.


A set of vases would make a really fantastic gift for a special lady.

$29.00 – $89.00

Fobot

This little guy is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.
I want him sitting on my side table beside my seat on the couch.
I love him!

Artist Amy Flynn has searched the world far and wide, gathering bits and pieces – a tea infuser, a faucet handle, cabinet pulls – to create this found object automaton.

I mean seriously– more than I want him on my side table, I want to carry him around in my pocket everywhere I go.
It’s the most adorable one-of-a-kind, little fobot I’ve ever seen!
–Okay it’s the only one-of-a-kind, little fobot I’ve ever seen.

$328 at Anthropologie.com

X Marks The Spot

I love the David Yurman Pave X Ring.
The crossed silver bands and the cable detailing make this ring especially unique. It’s small and is perfect for the right hand… (the left is usually the hand with all the bling.) It has a tiny, diamond pave “x”  laid over half the band to add to the specialness.

This is one of those rings that a girl never takes off. I highly recommend this ring.

$325 at DavidYurman.com

Watch This

Every week, the weather is getting a little warmer, the sun a little stronger and I want this watch a little more.

I’m not sure why but I LOVE wearing gold during the summer. I pile on the gold necklaces and bracelets on top of my swimsuit and tank tops like there’s no tomorrow.

The Michael Kors Gold Oversize Runway Watch is the perfect edition to any girl’s wardrobe. It’s been featured in two magazines already this spring. I like that it’s not a flashy, shiny gold. It’s very chic, very playful, and very wearable.

It’s the perfect substitute for a bracelet and would make an fantastic gift.
$250.00 Michaelkors.com, also available at Saks.

The Stuff Holder

Women carry totes everywhere. The beach. The gym. The airplane.
Plain and simply, women just carry more stuff.

A must have for every gal is a good tote.
A good tote should:
(a) comfortably hold a lot of stuff
&
(b) hold up well over time.

One of my favorite totes is the Longchamp Le Pliage.
The leather straps make this tote comfortable to carry and the nylon is strong and durable. It makes a great carry-on, overnight bag, or beach bag due to its roomy size.
On of the best parts about the Le Pliage is that it folds up tiny enough to tuck into another bag– perfect to take on vacations where you plan to do a lot of shopping.
The tote comes in a plethora of colors for $145. Available at Saks.com.

A Very Important Date

Alice in Wonderland hits theaters on March 5th. Like many others, I’m excited about it.
I never saw Avatar or any of those Disney movies that have been shown in 3D, but I do think I’ll go see this one in 3D.

Alice in Wonderland has made a huge splash this year. I’ve seen everything from eyeshadows to halloween costumes to nail polish. The best Alice inspired collection I’ve seen yet is the Alice in Wonderland jewelry by Swarovski.

Staying true to Swarovski’s form, this collection is full of bling– a girl does like to sparkle.
A few of my favorites are the Cheshire Cat necklace $155

The Red Queen Cards Rings **My absolute favorite** $100
And the Tea Party White Rabbit necklace $150

Put a (ear)ring on it.

Jewelry is often a go-to gift for girls.
Girls LOVE jewelry.
The only problem with jewelry, at least in my opinion, is that you can only have so much of it before it starts getting, dare I say, useless!

The key to purchasing jewelry is to know what the person you are giving it to already has, which you probably do. Unless you go around giving girls you barely know jewelry (if you are, I’ve got a friend for you. Her name is Nikki.)

If a girl already has a pair of studs (she does) that she wears everyday, don’t buy her a new pair (unless the ones you are buying her are an upgrade). You want to make sure you are giving her something she’s really going to get some use out of. I have a few unique suggestions that I think would be sure to please any girl.

First, we have the Carnelian and Tanzanite earrings by Bounkit.
Carnelian (orange stone) and Tanzanite (little blue stones) cluster together about the teardrop glass stone. The cat’s eye shading on the glass stone adds a lot of personality to these earrings. They are very versatile– they could be worn with a bright sun dress during the day or with a black cocktail dress in the evening.  These do have a clip-on clasp, which is fine. A lot of cocktail jewelry is clip-on.
This pair is available at Saks for $440.

The next pair earrings are the Amethyst and Gold Earrings by Ippolita
What makes these earrings so special is the cut of the amethyst. (I would tell you what the name of the cut is but I’m no Gemologist.)
I love the hammered gold. It gives such a natural look to the earrings. Any recipient would really get a lot of wear out of them. For example, I’m about as girlie as one can come and I love these, but I could also see my grandmother (who barely wears any jewelry at all) loving them as well.
Also available at Saks for $495.

They are both great choices and I don’t think you could go wrong with either one.