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Fashion: Cole Haan Cassidy Bootie

IMG_5143Say hello to my favorite new bootie from Cole Haan! With weather that just doesn’t want to warm up, I’ve been living in these booties ever since purchasing them. With a black suede buffed outer sole, these boots come up about an inch or so above my ankle and look fantastic when paired with black skinny jeans or leggings. In addition to being super chic, these boots are also incredibly comfortable as a result of the Nike AIR technology inside. Which, as city girls know, is a must when purchasing shoes. If I can’t walk a mile in them, they’re just not worth it!

The booties are currently available in the black or maple sugar (nude) brushed suede on sale for $199.95 on Cole Haan’s website, while prices vary for the traditional black leather version on Amazon. The boots also come in a lovely brown leather that have me tempted to purchase another pair! If only they came in my size 8!

The SavvyBostonian purchased the Cole Haan Cassidy Bootie from the Cole Haan store at 109 Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay on sale for $199.95. 


Jewelry: Inexpensive Statement Necklaces From Forever21

IMG_4896Statement necklaces are a simple and stylish way to perk up your wardrobe. While there are many fabulous statement necklaces on the market, Forever21 always seems to have inexpensive pieces. From a mint pop of color, to turquoise, gold flowers and pearls, check out these cheerful finds.

First up is the Regal Bib Necklace, pictured to the left. At $12.80, it offers a nice pop of color, especially for someone who frequently wears black! Check it out here on Forever21’s website.

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Jewelry: BCBGeneration Make Your Own (MYO) Hashtag Bracelet

IMG_5388My new bracelet is the height of social media geek chic – a make your own hashtag bracelet from BCBGeneration! Purchased on sale from Nordstrom for about $10, the bracelet comes with the entire alphabet and a few special characters, such as the heart pictured. I decided to keep mine simple with my name and love how it pairs perfectly with my favorite dual-faced Urban Outfitters watch.

In addition to the make your own option, I also purchase a grey and rose gold #chic bracelet. Although some of the unbelievable deals from Nordstrom have come and gone, click here to get the bracelet from Zappos for $25. Macy’s has a fun tan and gold #swag bracelet for $12. I’m #tempted to snag it for myself!

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Jewelry Pairing: Tahari Gold Drop Earrings & Ralph Lauren Tortoise Cuff

IMG_1764Who doesn’t love a beautiful piece of jewelry – or two, or three – to bring an outfit to the next level? With a highly curated and creatively sourced jewelry collection, friends frequently compliment and ask where I get certain pieces. A light bulb went on to share some of these more asked about pairings and offer links to the same or similar pieces. The pieces range from various price points, but because its yours truly, you know there will be a number of good deals mixed in!

The first fabulous jewelry pairing comes from Tahari and Ralph Lauren. The chic earrings from Tahari were gifted to me on my birthday by my fabulous roommate. Their classic style has clearly passed the test of time, as I found them on Amazon still at a good price (affiliate link). While the earrings have numerous options to be paired with, I do like this simple Ralph Lauren tortoise cuff, especially during the workday. On the weekend, the cuff makes it easy to stack and layer in complimentary bracelets to make it more fun and on trend. Originally gifted to me by my mother on one of her jewelry drawer clean outs (best day ever for yours truly), I couldn’t find the exact cuff online, but I did find a very similar cuff from Ralph Lauren on Zappos, but with a fabulous gold pave band in the middle.

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DIY Jewelry or Coffee Table Trays From a Ralph Lauren Box

IMG_1541When it comes to DIY projects, some have the knack and others do not. I’m definitely not one of those people who is naturally crafty, but occasionally I do have a flash of brilliance. While cleaning out my closet, I noticed a leftover Ralph Lauren box with plenty of reusable potential. Instead of letting it collect dust in my closet, I decided to turn it into two trays for my necklace collection.

It couldn’t have been easier. In another moment of brilliance, I realized that I had an old calendar from Papersource filled with vintage Italian postcards that were about the same height and width as the Ralph Lauren box (example here). A little cutting and taping later (too scared to glue haha!), I ended up with these beautiful trays that would be great on a coffee table in a living room, or a jewelry tray adorned with all of my favorite necklaces. Look below for the step by step process.

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