August 2012

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  • Tweed Mod Shift Dress


    Who can say no to a shift dress? This universally flattering dress is autumn-ready in soft tweed, suitable for work and beyond.

    $168 at Muse | Buy

    | Posted 30 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Rene
  • Colette Patchwork Satchel


    The price tag might make you wince, but think of it as an investment in looking fabulous. This leather patchwork bag is seasonless and the grey/green color will go with literally everything. This satchel will look fantastic for a long time, making your cost per wear totally worth it.

    $595 at Rebecca Taylor | Buy

    | Posted 21 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Rene
  • Dinner: A Love Story


    Need some family dinner inspiration? Or a game plan for how to even make that happen? You must read Jenny Rosenstrach’s cookbook/memoir/instruction manual, Dinner: A Love Story. Any cookbook that contains a recipe for Lazy Bolognese is a winner in our book.

    $16 at Amazon | Buy

    | Posted 21 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Christy
  • Sol Watch


    Soak up some rays and keep this watch ticking at the same time. Powered by solar energy, this modern-looking plastic and stainless steel timepiece is both good for the Earth and good looking.

    $100 at neo-utility | Buy

    | Posted 21 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Rene
  • Tyranosaurus Scarf


    Roar into autumn with a ferociously charming dinosaur scarf. Merino wool will keep you cozy and the tyranasaurus rex print is quirky and cute.

    $145 at Julie Collection | Buy

    | Posted 16 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Rene
  • Moss Travel Wallet


    Going somewhere? Zip all of your travel-related miscellany into one well organized and attractive travel wallet. John Robshaw’s signature fabric wraps this handy hold-it-all, which is complete with slots for credit cards, cash, boarding passes, your passport and whatever else you can cram in there on the go.

    $45 at John Robshaw | Buy

    | Posted 16 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Rene
  • Wendy Beaded Collar Top


    This chic top is endlessly versatile- dress it down with jeans, or up with a suit- and the beaded peter pan collar adds a subtle dose of always needed sparkle.

    $36 at Frock Candy | Buy

    | Posted 16 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Rene
  • momAgenda Family Planner


    Back to school means a return to busy schedules. Keep everyone organized with this momAgenda weekly planner strategically placed where the whole family will see it – on the fridge.

    $17 at momAgenda | Buy

    | Posted 13 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Christy
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Batty Graphic Tee


    Make your way into fall with a subtle nod to vampires. Feel free to play up Marc Jacobs’ batty design with some blood red lipstick.

    $68 at Nordstrom | Buy

    | Posted 13 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Christy
  • Desdemona Necklace


    Links are wrapped in hand dyed silk ribbon to create a beautiful and colorful long necklace. A handy charm can double up the length for a tiered look, too.

    $285 at Lauren Wimmer | Buy

    | Posted 06 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Rene
  • Small Brass Bark Cuff


    Joan Hornig has come up with a unique way of giving back. 100% of the profits on the sale of each piece of jewelry are donated to charity. What sets her apart? You choose the charity.

    $175 at Joan Hornig Jewelry | Buy

    | Posted 03 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Christy
  • New York Bar Towel


    New York, New York, a helluva town. The city that never sleeps is paid tribute to on a vintage-inspired bar towel which makes for a terribly cute housewarming gift. Mop up martini spills with this kitchy-chic homage to the Big Apple.

    $20 at Wine Vine Imports | Buy

    | Posted 03 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Rene
  • Lucky Horseshoe Necklace


    We could all use a little more good fortune in our lives. This golden horseshoe is perfect for collecting it on the go. Choose small, medium, or double your luck and wear both.

    $58 at Ripegoods | Buy

    | Posted 03 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Christy
  • Apple & Bee Organic Cotton Canvas Tote


    Practical canvas meets charming design in this eco-friendly, organic cotton tote from Apple & Bee, a carbon neutral company that supports the environment and the honey bee.

    $38 at Apple & Bee | Buy

    | Posted 03 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Christy
  • Smart Spaces with smartwater


    In this economy, it’s all about making do with what you’ve got – and turning that “make do” into “make amazing!” If you don’t have room for a full office in your apartment, for example, you don’t have to move or do a major renovation in order to get one! Transforming underused areas into functionally fabulous spaces that work for your needs is the latest craze in DIY home design, and fueling up with smartwater when you’re doing it will keep your creative juices flowing. Here are three places that are easy to repurpose into the office of your dreams, with links to some at-home transformations we loved:

    1. Dining Nooks: Many older homes and apartments have these, in addition to formal dining areas, but who has both a breakfast table and a dinner table these days? Hit the thrift shops or Craigslist for a small vintage desk or a dining hutch that can be adapted into a desk. If necessary, drill a couple of holes for power cords and electronics ventilation. Voila! A petite, perfect office! PS – many nooks come with built-in seating that, with a little extra cushioning, can serve as your desk chair.

    2. Closets Galore: Willing to part with some precious, precious clothing storage space? (You probably don’t rrreeeeeally need seven identical little black dresses, after all!) Smaller closets make great vertical mini-offices! Install shelving and wall-mounted canisters along the side and back walls of the closet and paint the shelves and closet walls contrasting colors. Fit in a board or tabletop at desk height to serve as a work space. Remove the closet doors, or leave them and use them for additional storage too, with over-the-door organizers and small shelving units. You can also take inspiration from the classic Murphy Bed and install a fold-down desktop in the closet.

    3. Built-in Entertainment Units: If your home was built in the 90s or early 2000s, there might be a prefab TV unit with shelving built in to the living room walls. Most TVs these days, however, are too large to fit into those small square boxes - not to mention all the DVD players, Wiis, DVRs, and the like we need to go along with ‘em. They make perfect offices, however! Take out a couple lower shelves and doors to fit a space for a chair, if necessary, or just install a pull-out keyboard tray.

    The best part of crafting your dream work space? You’re not bound by the beige restrictions of cubicle land! If you’re inspired by 60’s pop-art prints and bold colors, go for it! Likewise, if you’d prefer a cool, zen space to get your brain in gear, feel free! Paint the walls, trim, and furniture your favorite colors, line drawers and shelves with wallpaper samples, hang your favorite prints, and add a plant or two. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as turning wasted space into functional, fashionable ones. Of course, whatever DIY office you end up with, make the finishing touch an ice-cold bottle of smartwater to keep you hydrated while you work.

    This content series is in partnership with smartwater. Renovation is delicious: smartwater. click here to learn more.

    $0 at smartwater | Buy

    | Posted 03 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Janet
  • Elsabet Silver Tube Bracelet


    It is hard to believe something so delicate and beautiful could be made from melted bullet casings. This is upcycling at its best. Raven + Lily employs women in Northern Ethiopia with proceeds funding healthcare and education programs in their community.

    $44 at Raven + Lily | Buy

    | Posted 02 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Christy
  • Michael J. Fox Foundation Necklace


    We’re always on the lookout for beautiful jewelry, especially if our purchase can help a worthy cause. This teardrop pendant from Gorjana is just that – beautiful, with 50% of the proceeds donated to help the Michael J. Fox Foundation find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

    $78 at Gorjana | Buy

    | Posted 02 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Christy
  • Stitched Animal Cards


    Stitch away a lazy afternoon or long car ride with this charming set of animal themed cards that come complete with a needle and yarn. Being crafty is always a good thing.

    $15 at Cursive New York | Buy

    (Set of 7)

    | Posted 02 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Rene
  • FEED City Survival Boots


    These boots were made for more than just walking – they also fight global hunger. FEED has partnered with DKNY, and your purchase will provide 25 children with emergency food.

    $115 at DKNY | Buy

    | Posted 02 Aug, 2012 in August 2012 by Christy

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