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Gift Guide: The GOLD Edition

True Life: we’re obsessed with all things shiny and gold. So it’s no surprise that we’ve rounded up our favorite gold gift ideas:

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1. The Legend Ring by Coordinates Collection @ Charm & Chain (Sign up for the email for 10% off!) Personalize with your own latitude and longitude to create a cherished keepsake.

2. The Wishbone Ring Holder @ Shopbop – A new lucky charm to hold onto your favorite rings!

3. Giftable Passpost Case in Gold Metallic @ FOSSIL – Book your tickets & travel in style!

4. Tory Burch Chevron Drop Earring {on sale for $66.50!) @ Tory Burch – ‘Adds chic architectural interest to any look!’

5. Jonathan Adler Holiday Hearth Candle @ Waiting on Martha – It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!

6. Kate Spade New York Skinny Mini Bow Stud Earrings @ Piperlime – Bows on lobes!
(Hmmmmthat doesn’t have the same ring to it as ‘Bows on Toes,’ now does it?)

7. Plaza Number Necklace by Lulu Frost @ Neiman Marcus – If you have an extra $900 laying around ~ definitely buy three!

8. Sparkling Champagne Water Bottle by S’well @ Shopbop – Contain Yourself! You can now keep a beverage hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours and look glamorous while doing it!

 But wait, there’s mooooooooore!

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1. Spikey Firefly Necklace (Get 30% off with code: GETFESTIVE) @ JCrew –  ‘Add instant twinkly magic to an evening look’

2. C. Wonder Stag Bottle Stopper @ Shopbop – It’s the sculpted gold tone deer bottle stopper you’ve been looking for!

3. Kate Spade ‘Tied Up’ Drop Earrings @ Nordstrom – ‘Girly bows bathed in 14-karat gold and sparkling crystal teardrops…’

4. Bobbi Brown ‘Beige Shimmer’ Brick Compact @ Nordstrom – Every glimmery neutral hue you could ask for!

5. Kate Spade New York ‘Secret Garden’ Mixed Stone Stud Earrings @ Nordstrom – Very versatile. Much glam. Ultra gifty.

6. Personalized State Pendant Necklace by Moon and Lola @ Neiman Marcus – Show your state some ♥!

Stay Golden,

Marty

Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: $50 and Under

Looking for gift ideas that won’t break the bank? Here’s a roundup of our favorite finds under $50 from Baublebar, Nordstrom, Sephora & Shopbop!

BAUBLEBAR
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Pave Arc Pendant – $34.00 // Back Me Up Mobile Charger by Ban.do – $30.00
Stila Sparking Rose Gift Set – $50.00 

NORDSTROM
Kendra-Scott-Alex-Drop-Earrings-Moon-Jade Kendra Scott ‘Alex’ Drop Earrings Maroon Jade – $44.00

 

Voluspa-Candles-NordstromVOLUSPA Candles – $8.00 – $50.00

 

SEPHORA
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SHOPBOP
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Buffalo Check Cheese Knives – $38.00  // Stag Bottle Stopper – $24.00
Bubbles Champagne Flute Glasses – $38.00 – C. Wonder

 

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Small Square Stud Earrings – $38.00 – Kate Spade New York

 

Thanks for checking out our Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: $50 and Under.
Stay tuned for more guides in the coming weeks. XO!

Black is the New Black

Because black never goes out of style.

If you’re updating your wardrobe on a budget, invest in the classics (but we’re not talking boring black basics here). Here’s a new take on classic black:

Ladylike with a Modern Twist

Black is the New Black: The JCR Girls
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Black is the New Black: The JCR Girls

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Speaking of black… Abercrombie & Fitch has recently lifted their ban on the color black [this Refinery29 article provides the deets].

So the question is: would you shop there again? My immediate answer is NO, NEVER!

But I mean these ponte pants and culottes are pretty on point…

abercrombie-and-fitch-black-clothingPonte Pant Leggings // Culottes


I’ll leave you with some “All Black Everything” street style inspiration:

Street Style On Pinterest ***All Images via Pinterest***


P.S. Don’t miss out on these Columbus Day Sales!

 

XO,

Marty

5 Faves of the Week | Sept. 2014

1. Gray Malin Gift Wrap

Gray-Malin-Gift-Wrap If you’re lusting after a Gray Malin print but can’t exactly afford one…
Here’s your chance to get in on the action! Purchase a roll of Gray Malin Gift Wrap for $12.50. BOOM.

2. KitchenAid Soda Mixin’
This KitchenAid X SodaStream collab is practically perfect in every way. Love the look, and I’m already sold on the function – I’ve got the Apple-esque version which by comparison is so Holiday 2013 amiright? If you don’t already own a SodaStream, start that list for Santa and put this at the top!
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3. Apple Watch
Just Kidding Apple Watch is not in our 5 Faves of the Week. But Aislinn’s
 commentary on Apple Watch made the cut:

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4. Brooks Brothers Red Fleece Collabs

Is it just me, or is Brooks Brothers taking a nod from J.Crew on the collabs here?

5. Booties
Because, Fall.

P.S. My Sticky9 instagram magnets arrived and I’m in ♥ with them!

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XO,

Marty

So Long, Summer. Hello, Fall.

The changing of seasons is always a bittersweet experience. You could say we‘ve got a case of that Summertime Sadness (and we likely have Lana Del Rey playing on Pandora). While we don’t subscribe to the belief that you need to pack the white away after Labor Day, we will be introducing some new fall colors into our wardrobes and retiring some of the spring/summer brights.

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We’re big fans of the Magenta Uber Clutch (right) as it transitions nicely between seasons!

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It’s not fall unless you’ve fallen in love with a new leather handbag, right? We’re partial to these satchel-style bags by GiGi New York. Jocelyn carries the Hayden Satchel, while Martha sports a Stone Pebble Grain Handbag.

GiGi-New-York-2014-Handbags The Hayden Satchel comes with a detachable cross-body strap – perfect for, you know, your hands free Vespa adventures around the city!

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Now we’re feeling fall – New York Fashion Week, we’re ready for ya!

Editor’s Note: Marty is missing out on NYFW and is currently afflicted with a serious case of FOMO.

If you’re not ready (or, let’s be honest, your bank account isn’t ready) for a new fall handbag, try one of these darling accessories instead:

Happy Fourth! Here’s Our Roundup of Holiday Weekend Sales…

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Ready to Shop?

Anthropologie – Extra 20% off sale items. Use code: BUZZ20

Banana Republic – 40% off online and in stores. Use code: BRJULY

BaubleBar – $10 off orders $30+

Cole Haan – Take an additional 30% off sale with code: AMERICA

GiGi New YorkSummer Sale + Free Shipping and Gift with Orders $75+


Hanky Panky
– Save up to 65% off!

J.Crew – 40% off final sale with code: SHOPMORE

J.Crew Factory – 40-60% off everything!

ModCloth – the Wow Factor Sale – 50% off!

Piperlime – Up to 50% off 150+ summer styles

Poppin.com – Take 25% off select products (P.S. Did you read our recent “True Life: I‘m Obsessed with Office Supplies” post yet?)

Sole Society – 60% off select styles

Urban Outfitters – up to 70% off

Waiting on Martha – 15% off summer collection with code: AMERICA

 

I Wish I Had the Willpower to Pass up a Kate Spade Surprise Sale…

But I mean, how can you resist?

Here are my picks from the current Kate Spade Surprise Sale (ends on May 22)!

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Adette Dress / Hudson Street Kellan /  Gumdrop Studs Chelsea Park Zuzu

 Charm City Ostrich Neda / Charm City Ostrich Passport Holder

Queen of the Nile Clutch /  Inoltra Wedges

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And the Pool Party Clutch. Because, obviously.

Kate Spade New Arrivals – Pink, Pretty, & Patterned!

Kate Spade new arrivals are in, and boy are they bright and summery! Quirky per usual, Kate has selected Rio Pink, Tropical Patterns, Toucans, Coconuts, and yes — more Idioms — to round out this summery set of new arrivals.

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1. Jade Watermelon Flats {How’s that for a slice of summer?}
2. York Avenue Sable {How perfect is the Rio Pink + Bright White combo?}
3. For the Fun of It Idiom Bangle {My kinda motto!}
4. Toucan Silicone iPhone5 Case {Because basic black cases are boooooring!}
5. Pilar Flats {Sparkling smoking slippers? Yes, please.}
6. Henry Lane Aubree {So pink, it’s shocking!}
7. Say Yes Smile Bangle
{Baby just say yes. And yes, I just quoted Taylor Swift #SorryNotSorry}

And this print – OMG.

It’s bold and topical and fun and feminine and it also comes in LOUNGE PANT form:

Shop Kate Spade New Arrivals | Kate Spade Sale

XO,

The KSNY ♥-ing JCR Girls
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Fancy Favorites: Stuff We Fancy

Do you use the Fancy App? I don’t log in frequently, but when I do I‘m consistently inspired by the product innovations!

Some favorites of late…

It’s the Babushka Pepper Mill you’ve been dreaming of!

Ok, so I’m not a child nor do a live with a childbut I would totally use this!
Genius!

I don’t have a dog. But like, now I want one.

Also, genius!

More genius.

Geek Chic Champagne Glasses. “The Chemistry of Love” – Oh, fer cute!

It’s not a water bottle. It’s so much more than a water bottle. It’s a hydration vessel!

Current Sales We Fancy:

Gorjana & Griffin30% off site-wide for mom! Use code: LOVEMOM

GiGi New York – Receive a FREE goatskin leather wallet with purchase of $100 or more

Coastal – First pair FREE (Just pay shipping / handling / insurance – $15)

C. Wonder – WOW MOM! ENJOY 30-40% OFF FULL-PRICE ITEMS! SHOP NOW

Today Would Have Been Audrey Hepburn’s 85th Birthday

Google pays tribute to Hollywood’s fair lady in today’s Google Doodle.

After a bizarre and traumatic childhood, Audrey went on to be a Hollywood great. Read her story on The Guardian and be sure to check out 25 Timeless Style Lessons from Audrey Hepburn on HuffPostStyle.

Surely you’ve pranced around singing Wouldn’t it Be Loverly? when you were younger. And you’ve had (or still have, or know someone who had) one of these Breakfast at Tiffany’s posters:
I had both on the back of my closet door in college. I have no doubt that they influenced my style, seeing as my collection of LBDs (Little Black Dresses) and pearls grew during this time.

Not only are LBDs universally flattering, but so very classic and versatile.

J.Crew’s Wedding Shop has several classic styles:

Raquel Dress in Cotton Cady
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Misha Dress in Cotton Cady {Extra 30% off w/ code: SALESALE).
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And if you’re a 00 (I’m not…) you can score this Louisa Dress in Silk Chiffon for only $50 (reg: $250)!
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Here’s my favorite LBD by Laundry by Shelli Segal:
The-JCR-Girls-Blog-Martha Photo Cred: GiGi New York.

Not only was Audrey a Hollywood star and a style icon, but she dedicated the last 5 years of her life to humanitarian work – Audrey Hepburn’s Work with UNICEF:

 “From the moment she signed on, she went into the field, meeting with the starving children whose message of despair she hoped to carry to the rest of the world. Completely hands on in her approach, she raised the consciousness of millions of people about countries they never knew existed.”

The moral of the story is, as much as we’d love to emulate Audrey’s style by eating croissants and dressing to the nines a la Breakfast at Tiffany’s, we should take her real life work on behalf of the world’s children to heart. Visit unicefusa.org to help a child now.