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Organizing My Purse

July 29, 2013 — 1 Comment

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So I like big purses… and up until now I’ve just had all of my random belongings thrown inside.  It gets pretty annoying having to take everything out piece-by-piece until I find what I’m looking for, say my lip gloss, a hair tie or sunglasses.  I decided action needed to be taken and planned to devise a system.  The solution?  Bags within bags.  Sounds easy enough right?

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A wallet that can also be a wrislet is perfect for when you need to run into the post office, when you need money but not your entire purse.  I don’t care what anyone says, I love me some Vera Bradley — plenty of compartments, durable, colorful and easy to spot in a deep purse!  This wallet is big enough that I can zip up my keys and phone within it, making it like a little clutch.

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Every woman’s purse has an assortment of cosmetics, hence the cosmetic pouch or bag.  I keep things like hand sanitizer, lotion, hair ties, lip gloss, etc. within it and it’s easy to pull it out when I need access to any of these items, because usually when you need a brush you’re gonna need some lip gloss!

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how to organize your purse, get organized, big purse, cosmetic bag, coupon container, vera bradley, stella & dot

Another little bag (thanks to the free gifts from Estee Lauder) contains office type materials… a case for business cards, little notepad and pen and a mini accordion book of some family photos.  I also stash a little ear bud set in there mainly in case Amelia wants to play a game on my phone and I don’t want to annoy everyone around me with Dora the Explorer music.

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I also keep a little coupon case in my bag where I file receipts, gift cards or gift certificates and coupons.  If only I could remember to use coupons before they expire, I’d be really efficient.

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how to organize your purse, get organized, big purse, cosmetic bag, coupon container, vera bradley, stella & dot

So there you have it, bags within bags… simple, effective and organized!

Stella & Dot’s Fall 2013 line debuts today!  I always get excited to see the new pieces, and there are a few I can’t wait to wear!

haley

I’m a sucker for long necklaces, so naturally I love the Haley.  It’s neutral, so wearable with tons of stuff, and it also has the option to be worn short!

kahlo

This statement piece would be amaze over a long black dress but I could also see it worn under a plain button down and jeans.

Stella & Dot | Oasis Bib Necklace

I love a good bib necklace.  The colors are so unique and unexpected and make for a fresh piece.

others

This assortment of pieces piqued my interest when browsing through the new line. Not sure how often I’d wear the Peacock Earrings but I sure do love the colors and that you can convert them to studs.  The Twila Drops, Adelina Cuff, Eden Ring, Ivie Drops, Portia Bracelet and Isla Drops would all be great everyday accessories.

somervell

This ensemb is actually three necklaces – the Somervell, Christina & Mae.  Love the layered look.

trinity

The Trinity Pendant comes with TWO chains… wear it long, wear it short or wear BOTH… genius.

sutton

The Sutton Necklace is by far my favorite piece of the fall line.  You can wear it countless ways.  I’m obsessed with how you can remove strands, wear it different lengths, etc.  It gives you endless looks that are all cute.  Check out the video to see it in action.  I’ll instagram a pic of it when I get it next week!

So stop by my Stella & Dot site to take a look at the new stuff.  If you live close by and want to host a trunk show, you’re sure to get lots of free jewelry credits, and who wouldn’t love that?!

While I’ve got baby showers on the brain… this would be the perfect outfit to wear as a guest to a Sunday brunch baby shower!

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Printed Lace Dress $80  |  Pearl Cardigan $130  |  Clutch $62  |  Gold Heel Pumps $96
Libby Necklace $69  |  Chantilly Lace Cuff $98

What to Wear Wednesday

February 20, 2013 — 1 Comment

One of my friends was scrounging her closet for something to wear to a date…in some chilly weather.  This sweater would be super cute with a sequin skirt and maybe some tights!
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Suzie Cotton Linen Jumper $59  |  Sequin Mini Skirt $25  |  Kalayla Studded Ankle Boots $35
Pink Clutch (similar) $58  |  Dot Bloom Necklace $198

Stella & Dot just released their 2013 Spring line and I loooooove so much of it!  Here’s a few pages from the newest catalog showcasing so many of the new pieces.  I’ll be ordering a few of these pieces so if anyone in the Vero Beach area wants to host a trunk show and see the new jewels, just send me an email!

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Stella & Dot Spring 2013 Debut, cute and company, stella & dot, independent stylist
Stella & Dot Spring 2013 Debut, cute and company, stella & dot, independent stylist
Stella & Dot Spring 2013 Debut, cute and company, stella & dot, independent stylist
Stella & Dot Spring 2013 Debut, cute and company, stella & dot, independent stylist
Stella & Dot Spring 2013 Debut, cute and company, stella & dot, independent stylist
Stella & Dot Spring 2013 Debut, cute and company, stella & dot, independent stylist
Stella & Dot Spring 2013 Debut, cute and company, stella & dot, independent stylist
Stella & Dot Spring 2013 Debut, cute and company, stella & dot, independent stylist
Stella & Dot Spring 2013 Debut, cute and company, stella & dot, independent stylist
Stella & Dot Spring 2013 Debut, cute and company, stella & dot, independent stylist
Stella & Dot Spring 2013 Debut, cute and company, stella & dot, independent stylist
Stella & Dot Spring 2013 Debut, cute and company, stella & dot, independent stylist

Emerald Outfits

January 2, 2013 — Leave a comment

Continuing the Pantone Color of the Year trend, I found a few emerald pieces of clothing and put together a casual and dressy outfit. I got a pair of green jeans this fall and they have been one of my fave outfit makers.

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Green Jeans $215  |  Cat Sweater $61  |  Tigress Earrings $59  |  Signature Scallop Bracelet $34
Knit Beret $12.99 (similar) |  Peach Messenger Bag $30  |  TOMS Wedges $84

 

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Trench Coat $119  |  Tank $26  |  Satin Skirt $310  |  Black Tights $58  |  Tasha Bib Necklace $28
Leopard Cross Body $35  |  Suede Heels $89.95 (similar)

New Year’s Eve Style

December 29, 2012 — Leave a comment

I’ve been posting a ton of gold glitter stuff and realized I’ve been neglecting her sparkly sister, Silver.  I recently hosted a Stella & Dot trunk show and realized that even though I’m currently obsessed with gold accessories, maybe people have a longtime love affair with silver.  So I came across a glittery silver dress online, I had to make a cute NYE outfit for it.

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Diane Von Furstenberg Sol sequined dress $199.99 on eBay  |  Black Gemstone Necklace $13.23
Starstruck Ring $59  |  Gold Chevron Sequin Box Bag $24  |  Steve Madden XCESS $83.97

Stella & Dot is Cute

November 29, 2012 — Leave a comment

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I was first exposed to the jewelry line that is Stella & Dot last February at a women’s networking event.  They had a table set up full of the cutest jewelry ever, and they kept telling me to try on whatever I wanted, pretty fun.  Shortly after I found out a childhood friend of mine was a “stylist” for S&D as they are referred to, which is just a super cute way of saying that she sets up trunk shows and sells the baubles!  Last summer I decided I wanted to have a trunk show and got in touch with her.  It was basically a girls’ candy shop — trays of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings set up to play with all while having cocktails and socializing with friends.

I love the fact that hosting a trunk show is so easy, all you have to do is provide some drinks, maybe a few snacks and invite your friends over to play!  There’s no pressure… if you like something, buy it!  If not, no biggie.  And as a hostess you receive FREE jewelry credits, at mine I was able to pick out $300 worth of jewelry for free and even a few items at 50% off.

You can also buy things ONLINE at any time which is very convenient.  So local friends, if you want to set up a trunk show to play dress up, just let me know any time!  There’s tons of free jewelry credits to be had for hosting.  It’s free jewelry people, you know you want it. : )

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