Tag: accessories

The it list: Ring it in

Posted on August 21st, by Melanie

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My current accessory obsession is rings. I love all the dainty stacking rings, to dress up your other hand.  I happened to be at Forever 21 last week and picked up the best ring for $7; so you don’t have to spend a fortune to create these looks! I also like mixing metals, like this set from Stella and Dot which I also recently purchased (which are currently on sale!)

If you are needing inspiration, here are some of my faves:

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The it list: The “Y” necklace

Posted on March 27th, by Melanie

Instead of the big, chunky pieces we have seen the past few seasons, Spring 2015 is more about dainty layers. You can create your own “stack” of pretties in all different lengths, or you can even find pre-made sets that come with 2 or three necklaces. A must have piece to the equation is a longer lariat or “y” necklace.

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You can find lariats in all different price points; but I personally like to spend a little more on these pieces that are timeless and if you wear them frequently you don’t want it to fall apart immediately. Here are a few of my favorites…

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Product Love: Neely by VNB

Posted on February 10th, by Melanie

A friend of mine recommended a fabulous online mag called Grays Lane. It’s beautifully done, and very inspiring…everything from decor to food and travel. I especially love how they highlight powerful women doing great things. One story that grabbed my eye was one featuring Neely Burch .

She is a darling young woman who gutted an airstream and turned it into a portable boutique that could deliver on the spot fashion forward clothing and accessories to college students on rural campuses. Brilliant, right?


owner and designer Neely Burch (image via)


While her concept is geared towards college students, her site was packed with items that were fabulous! She has a great eye! And on top of it she has her own handbag line. These $70 totes were designed to show your school spirit with collegiate colored stripes, but I would carry any of her cute color combos. This tote is perfect for a mom on the go…


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The It Earring

Posted on January 30th, by Melanie

They have been popping up on celebrities and super models everywhere; the “it” accessory for 2015 is the ear cuff.

Here Emma Watson is sporting a diamond “ear crawler” which is absolutely stunning…


I am loving the trend of a daintier earring making a comeback. Especially in a diamond or solid cold cuff as seen here on Rosie Huntington Whitely. By Anita Ko (sold at Tivol in Kansas City!)


If Cuffs are little too trendy, go for the ear jacket. These are personally my favorite. It is a stud with a piece that hangs underneath the ear lobe.

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and if you really want to make a statement, there are a lot of fun ear cuffs that are bold with sparkle. We are seeing the return of the asymmetrical look with one big cuff and a smaller stud in the other ear.


Whatever your style is, there is a “cuff”, “jacket” or “crawler” to round out your earring collection this Spring…

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Product Love: Mer-Sea & Co Travel Wrap

Posted on November 4th, by Melanie

One of the best birthday presents I received this year is the travel wrap from KC based company, Mer-Sea & Co. You have heard me talk about their amazing home fragrance line. But, they also happen to make these incredible wraps! They come in a handful of wonderful neutral shades, they are machine washable and they easily fold up into a little pillow that you can also use on the airplane!

images via Mer-Sea & Co.



I can’t tell you how much I love mine…I throw it on over everything; from jeans to leggings. I wore this constantly on our trip to California, because of the cool mornings and evenings. For a brisk morning walk to breakfast, I threw it on over a tee shirt and jeans and it was perfect. It is one of those pieces that you will love and wear forever. I have decided I already  need another color!… Continue Reading