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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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Adventures in Floral Arranging (part one)

IMG_4644To me, fresh flowers are small yet wonderful luxury. A small goal of mine this year is to get better at arranging fresh flowers. As it’s something that does not come naturally to me, I decided to start with something simple. I picked up these hydrangea blooms at Trader Joe’s for about six dollars and was pretty pleased with the end result.

Stay tuned for more adventures in floral arranging!


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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On the Town: $5 Tapas at Tapeo in Boston

IMG_1714In the spirit of sharing a good deal, please allow me to introduce you to Tapeo in Boston. Tapeo is a fantastic Spanish style tapas restaurant on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay with a lovely outdoor patio, interior seating and bar area. While it’s almost irresistible not to sit on their great patio on a nice summer day, the $15 per person minimum is not always ideal when you just want a little snack. Enter, the $5 tapas menu at the bar.

The menu at the bar changes frequently, but always seems to have a list of Tapeo’s famous standby’s. The best part is that they’re the same size as their full priced counterparts. I met a friend on a Sunday evening and we had quite a budget-friendly feast!

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